1. Lil Wayne Kicks Off I Am Still Music Tour in Rhode Island

    March 17, 2011 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne kicked off his I Am Still Music tour in Rhode Island last night (March 16), and to celebrate his return to the stage in more than a year, Weezy brought out Young Money artist Nicki Minaj , Jae Millz, Mack Maine, Lil Twist and Shanell as we ...

  2. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Compilation Arriving May 24

    March 10, 2011 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Two weeks after Maybach Music Group landed a partnership with Warner Bros. Records, the hip-hop label's founder, Rick Ross , has announced a May 24 release date for Maybach's first compilation album, "Self Made," on Twitter today ...

  3. The Squeeze: Q&A with Raekwon

    March 03, 2011 1:41 PM EST 0 0 0 On a drizzly Wednesday (March 2) night in Los Angeles, the Wu-Tang Clan' s resident chef, Raekwon , arrives at Blu Monkey Lounge -- a small bar tucked just off Hollywood Boulevard -- to attend a weekly industry party called Bubble Gum. As he ho ...

  4. Lil Wayne's '6 Foot 7 Foot' Video Spoofs 'Inception'

    March 03, 2011 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 "Inception" may have lost the Best Picture race to "The King's Speech" at the Oscars on Sunday, but the drama received a nice consolation prize: a tip of the cap from Lil Wayne . The rapper pays homage to the film in his mus ...

  5. Foxy Brown: Lil Kim Should 'Put Out Great Music,' End Feud with Nicki Minaj

    February 24, 2011 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 F oxy Brown is weighing on the bitter feud that escalated between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim last week, after the latter appeared to behead the Young Money rapper on the cover of her "Black Friday" mixtape. "When you're using that a ...

  6. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Partners with Warner Bros., Signs Pill

    February 22, 2011 8:28 PM EST Maybach Music Group, the hip-hop imprint founded by Rick Ross, has announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Records. Maybach also announced its latest signee, Atlanta rapper Pill. "This deal with Warner Bros. Records has been a long time in ...

  7. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Partners with Warner Bros., Signs Pill

    February 22, 2011 3:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Maybach Music Group, the hip-hop imprint founded by Rick Ross , has announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Records. Maybach also announced its latest signee, Atlanta rapper Pill, earlier today (Feb. 22). "This deal with Warner Bros. Records ...

  8. Wiz Khalifa Drops 'Cabin Fever' Mixtape, 'Roll Up' Cracks Hot 100

    February 18, 2011 12:14 PM EST 0 0 0 W iz Khalifa has released a new mixtape, "Cabin Fever," before his proper debut "Rolling Papers" comes out Mar. 29 on Rostrum/Atlantic. The nine-track release features guest spots from Big Sean, Juicy J, Trae Tha Truth and Chevy ...

  9. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj's No. 1 Trifecta

    February 17, 2011 4:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj picks up her first chart-topper on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Moment 4 Life," featuring Drake , as the song steps up 2-1 in its 12th week (36.5 million listener impressions, up 7%, according to Nielsen BDS). The milestone come ...

  10. Travis Barker: Inside His Hip-Hop Passion Project

    February 15, 2011 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 T ravis Barker outshines Lil Wayne , Rick Ross , Game and Swizz Beatz on his debut single, and he does it without saying a word. On the track "Can a Drummer Get Some," which hit iTunes on Feb. 1, the Blink-182 percussionist delivers a swin ...

  11. TRAVIS BARKER: DRUMMER BOY

    February 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Blink-182 is returning with a new album, but not before TRAVIS BARKER releases a hip-hop collection with Lil Wayne, the RZA and Rick Ross attached. This is a passion project to be taken seriously Travis Barker outshines Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Game and ...

  12. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Drake Vs. Drake and Bob Marley's Debut

    February 10, 2011 3:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Without a song of his own on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Drake is in a heated battle for No. 1… Against himself! Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," on which Drake is featured, holds onto the top spot with 34.9 million listener impressions ...

  13. Rick Ross Welcomes Rapper Meek Mill To Maybach Music Group

    February 08, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Just days after announcing Wale had joined his Maybach Music Group, Rick Ross tweeted today (Feb. 8) that another rapper has joined the "empire." Meek Mill is the latest addition to the Maybach Music family. "EVERYONE WELCOME @MEEKMIL ...

  14. Wale Signs To Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group

    February 07, 2011 10:51 AM EST 0 0 0 After much speculation, rapper Wale confirmed via Twitter recently that he has signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group. According to Complex, Maybach Music is in the center of a bidding war between Jay-Z's Roc Nation (which actually manag ...

  15. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Jamie Foxx & Drake Break Songz's Streak

    February 03, 2011 6:44 PM EST 0 0 0 There's a new King on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week as Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," featuring Drake , jumps 5-1, snapping Trey Songz 's "Can't Be Friends'" No. 1 run at 13 weeks. Ironically, Foxx ...

  16. Diddy, Rick Ross Make 1 Million Dollars Rain At Strip Club

    January 31, 2011 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 A couple of weeks back, Rick Ross celebrated his birthday at Miami's King of Diamonds strip club alongside some of his famous friends. Now, a video has hit the net and it finds Rozay and manager Diddy blowing 1 million dollars at the birthday c ...

  17. Nicki Minaj's 'Moment 4 Life' Video': A Cinderella Wedding with Drake

    January 27, 2011 8:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Relating the lyrical hook "I wish I could have this moment for life" to a classic character whose time is especially fleeting -- Cinderella -- Nicki Minaj goes glamorous in the official music video for "Moment 4 Life," which prem ...

  18. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Drake

    January 27, 2011 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Trey Songz picks up a 13th week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs making "Can't Be Friends" the longest-running chart-topper since Maxwell 's "Pretty Wings" spent 14 weeks at the summit in 2009. Besides Maxwell's hit, onl ...

  19. Wiz Khalifa Announces 'Rolling Papers' Album Title, March 29 Release Date

    January 26, 2011 10:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Just days after performing his chart hit "Black And Yellow" at the Steelers vs. Jets game in his hometown of Pittsburgh, rapper Wiz Khalifa has finally made an official announcement about his upcoming Atlantic album. The highly-anticipated ...

  20. Lil Wayne Announces 'I Am Music II' Tour Dates

    January 24, 2011 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Nearly three months after being released from prison, Lil Wayne today (Jan. 24) announced an I Am Music II spring tour, a 24-date trek across North America that kicks off Mar. 18 in Buffalo, N.Y., and wraps May 1 in East Rutherford, N.J., with a hea ...

  21. Lil Wayne: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 3:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne "Tha Carter IV" Date TBD Lil Wayne originally planned on releasing his upcoming "Tha Carter IV" album on Nov. 5-the day he was released from New York's Riker's Island. But now? The rapper/MC has gone back to t ...

  22. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, Trey Songz

    January 20, 2011 4:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj continues her winning streak as "Pink Friday" picks up a second week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Despite dropping 17% to 32,000 copies, Minaj fends off Rihanna 's "Loud" which steps 3-2 in its ninth week. Kanye ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters Release Album Teaser, Halle Berry Not Playing Aretha Franklin

    January 18, 2011 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Foo Fighters Unleash New Album Teaser Foo Fighters have hinted at the sound of their seventh studio album with a 30-second online teaser of a new song. The intense cut fe ...

  24. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Kanye West & Jay-Z

    January 13, 2011 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 In its seventh week on the chart, Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" skips 3-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums marking the longest climb to No. 1 since Jamie Foxx 's "Intuition" took eight weeks to reach the summit in 2009. "P ...

  25. Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'H.A.M.' Single Debuts Online

    January 11, 2011 1:54 AM EST 0 0 0 "H.A.M.," the first offering from Kanye West and Jay-Z's forthcoming collaborative album "Watch the Throne," premiered online just after midnight on Tuesday morning (Jan. 11), debuting on a dedicated Facebook page for the si ...

  26. Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'H.A.M.' Single Debuts On Facebook

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST H.A.M.," the first offering from Kanye West and Jay-Z's forthcoming collaborative album "Watch the Throne," premiered online just after midnight on Tuesday morning (Jan. 11), debuting on a dedicated Facebook page for the single ...

  27. Watch: Muppets Remix Kanye West's 'Monster'

    January 04, 2011 5:33 PM EST 0 0 0 When Kanye West & co. rap about nightmarish beings in "Monster," it's doubtful that they had the Muppets in mind. However, a fan video remixing West's posse cut has hit the Web, combining Jim Henson's fuzzy creatures and ...

  28. Rick Ross Announces Album Title, Reveals Drake-Assisted Single

    January 04, 2011 10:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Rick Ross called the Power 105.1 morning show, The Breakfast Club, and revealed the title of his upcoming album, "God Forgives, I Don't," as well as his new track, "Made Men," featuring Drake . Audio: Rick Ross announces alb ...

  29. Kanye West's Unfinished 'Monster' Video Hits The Net

    December 30, 2010 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West recently released a snippet of his "Monster" video, which had fans excited to see the final product. Now, the unfinished version of "Monster" hit the net and fans are one step closer to seeing the end result. Video: Ka ...

  30. Keri Hilson Live: Tastemakers Video Series Concert

    December 29, 2010 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article Our Tastemakers video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel o ...

  31. Jamie Foxx Says Daughter Helped His Music Career

    December 23, 2010 11:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Call her the guardian angel for Jamie Foxx's music career. The Oscar and Grammy winner said Tuesday his 16-year-old daughter, Corinne, gave him the best advice when he began recording music. "When I first started I was doing this little sl ...

  32. Keri Hilson, Jamie Foxx And 3 More Hot Albums Out Next Week

    December 15, 2010 5:50 PM EST 0 0 0 These five albums are among the most highly anticipated releases due out next week (Dec. 21). Read more about each of them below. Keri Hilson "No Boys Allowed" "It's basically my way of saying 'girl power,'" she sa ...

  33. Artist Picks: Best Albums of 2010

    December 14, 2010 1:21 PM EST is winding down, and 'tis the season to weigh in on some of the best albums of the past 12 months. To that end, Billboard.com talked to 37 of today's biggest recording artists to see which albums soundtracked their year. See All of Bi ...

  34. Song Premiere: Keri Hilson, "Toy Soldier"

    December 13, 2010 2:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Keri Hilson 's sophomore album, "No Boys Allowed," will be available on Dec. 21 and in anticipation of the release the R&B songstress has given The Juice readers an exclusive first listen to the track "Toy Soldier." List ...

  35. Eminem's 'Recovery' Earns the Rapper Top Spot On R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    December 10, 2010 4:38 PM EST 0 0 0 During the past 12 months, the R&B and hip-hop charts have been rife with comebacks, buzz-drawing upstarts and hitmaking assists. Working his way up the comeback trail after the mediocre "Relapse," Eminem hit a peak with the refreshing ...

  36. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michele, Kanye West

    December 10, 2010 3:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite a 78% decline, Kanye West 's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" holds onto the No. 1 spot for a second week on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, logging sales of 108,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Nicki Minaj remains at No. 2 wit ...

  37. Kanye West Offers Disturbing Sneak Peek of 'Monster' Video

    December 08, 2010 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 After achieving high drama with his 35-minute "Runaway" video, Kanye West is now dabbling in the horror genre. While the rapper has yet to unveil the full music video for his intense posse cut "Monster," a stylishly scary 30-seco ...

  38. Redman Drops New 'Reggie' Album, Explains 'How High 2' Holdup

    December 07, 2010 2:44 PM EST 0 0 0 Although his seventh studio album, "Reggie," hit stores today (Dec. 7), Redman is already looking ahead to a busy 2011. The veteran rapper tells Billboard.com that he is using the often-delayed new album, which features cameos by Method Ma ...

  39. Billboard Bits: Jamie Foxx Announces New Album, Christina Aguilera's New Guy Takes Time Off from Band

    December 03, 2010 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jamie Foxx Announces New Album Jamie Foxx has announced the release of his third studio album, "Best Night of My Life," for Dec. 21. The follow-up to 2008' ...

  40. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Ne-Yo

    December 02, 2010 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West takes the No. 1 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" catapults 59-1 with 496,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Street date violations caused the set to debut last week at No. 59. E ...

  41. Kanye West's 'G.O.O.D. Music Fridays' Inspires Other Artists

    November 30, 2010 12:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Before he had even come up with a street date for his next album, Kanye West tweeted in August that he was going to give away a brand-new song, free of charge, every week until Christmas. West worked hard to keep his pledge, and his "G.O.O.D. M ...

  42. Kanye West Brings 'Fantasy,' Famous Friends to NYC Show

    November 24, 2010 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 One day after his "Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" hit stores, Kanye West gave fans, music execs like Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles, Sylvia Rhone and L.A. Reid, and celebrities including Mos Def , 88 Keys, ?uestlove, Diddy , Selita Ebanks and co ...

  43. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Kid Cudi, Cee Lo Green, Trey Songz

    November 19, 2010 2:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Kid Cudi breaks open at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his sophomore set "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager" as the title moves 169,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His debut "Man on the Moon: The End of the ...

  44. Travis Barker Jams with RZA, Raekwon, Tom Morello in 'Carry It'

    November 16, 2010 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 On Travis Barker 's first solo album "Give the Drummer Some," the blink-182 drummer recruits a number of all-star guests, including Wu-Tang Clan's RZA and Raekwon , as well as Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello on &qu ...

  45. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Mariah Carey, Trey Songz, Willow Smith

    November 12, 2010 11:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey kicks off the holiday season with "Merry Christmas II You," which arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, marking only the second Christmas set to top the chart in its 45-year history. It starts with 55,000 sold, accor ...

  46. Vets Day Special: Rick Ross, 'Veterans Day' Feat. Lil Wayne, Birdman

    November 11, 2010 1:54 PM EST 0 0 0 In celebration of Veterans Day, Rick Ross has dropped the aptly-titled "Veterans Day," featuring the recently-freed Lil Wayne and his daddy Birdman and directed by Maybach Music's in-house videographer Spiff TV. Happy Vets Day! Video: ...

  47. Lil Wayne's Friends Hit Miami For 'Welcome Home' Bash

    November 08, 2010 9:54 AM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne was released from jail on Thursday, Nov. 4, and the rapper is apparently quickly re-acclimating to the real world. Wayne not only hit up Friday's (Nov. 5) New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat game and took the stage on Saturday (Nov. 6) ...

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