1. G-Unit Quietly Drops Six-Track 'The Beauty of Independence'

    August 25, 2014 4:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 G-Unit surprised fans when its members reunited earlier this summer at the year's biggest hip-hop concert, and they have another surprise: they digitally released six new songs Beyonce-style early Monday. The rap group dropped "The Beauty ...

  2. G-Unit Quietly Drops Six-Track 'The Beauty of Independence'

    August 25, 2014 4:23 AM EDT G-Unit surprised fans when its members reunited earlier this summer at the year's biggest hip-hop concert, and they have another surprise: they digitally released six new songs Beyonce-style early Monday. The rap group dropped "The Beaut ...

  3. 50 Cent: G-Unit To Release New Album 'By Late November'

    June 04, 2014 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 After reuniting at Hot 97's Summer Jam on Sunday (June 1), 50 Cent announces the coming of a new album from G-Unit. Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne at Summer Jam 2014: Live Blog While stopping through Fox 29's "Good Day Philadelphia,& ...

  4. G-Unit Reunite on 'Nah I’m Talking Bout': Listen

    June 02, 2014 9:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The day after Sunday’s G-Unit reunion at Hot 97′s Summer Jam , the 50 Cent-fronted rap crew has released its first song in six years with the new track “Nah I’m Talking Bout”.   The song's not entirely original. It’s a remix of Hit Boy and his ...

  5. 50 Cent Still 'Can't Believe' Chris Lighty Commited Suicide: VH1 'Behind the Music' Exclusive Video

    March 20, 2013 5:26 PM EDT Cent Talks Chris Lighty's passing, his relationship with Chelsea Handler & more on VH1's 'Behind the Music' 50 Cent has never shied away of showing his respect and appreciation for his manager, the late Chris Lighty. But ...

  6. 50 Cent, 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' at 10: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Ten years ago today, the hip-hop landscape shifted. 50 Cent, a young upstart from Queens, New York, put the rap game in a chokehold with the release of his debut studio album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album was an audio snapshot ...

  7. 50 Cent on Headphone Line, Teaming with Timbaland at CES 2013

    January 09, 2013 9:30 PM EST Cent 's first foray into headphones didn't go well. In fact, it was something of a disaster. A 2010 investment in Sleek Audio failed to materialize any headphones, but it did spawn a lawsuit. It also convinced the hip-hop icon that if h ...

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  9. Amanda Palmer Changes the Way Albums are Funded Through Kickstarter

    June 13, 2012 7:20 PM EDT You may have missed it, but music business history was made May 30 when singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer raised $1 million in less than a month for an album no one has heard. She did this on Kickstarter, an online platform that has helped thousands ...

  10. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 16, 2012 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Tupac Hologram" were the two words on everyone's lips as Weekend 1 of Coachella 2012 came to a close, but the third day of the festival was more than just the projected image of a legendary, long-deceased rapper during Dr. Dre and Sn ...

  11. Tupac Shakur (Hologram) Plays Coachella During Snoop Dogg's Set (Video)

    April 16, 2012 9:33 AM EDT Sure, Jay-Z brought out Beyonce at Coachella in 2010, and Kanye West gave festival goers his ballerina-assisted best with Bon Iver last year. But how many hip-hop headliners could resurrect Tupac Shakur from the dead? Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg , the ...

  12. Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's Coachella Set: Hits, Guests and a Tupac Resurrection

    April 16, 2012 6:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap legends joined by Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa & more Sure, Jay-Z brought out Beyonce at Coachella in 2010, and Kanye West gave festival goers his ballerina-assisted best with Bon Iver last year. But how many hip-hop headliners could resurre ...

  13. 50 Cent Brings Out Eminem For Shady 2.0 SXSW Showcase

    March 17, 2012 1:40 PM EDT (Photo: Karen Civil) Nine years ago, 50 Cent burst into mainstream hip-hop -- with the help of co-executive producer Eminem -- on his proper debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin.'" The album's street credibility was depicted through r ...

  14. 50 Cent Brings Out Eminem For Shady 2.0 SXSW Showcase

    March 17, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nine years ago, 50 Cent burst into mainstream hip-hop -- with the help of co-executive producer Eminem -- on his proper debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin.'" The album's street credibility was depicted through refreshing gangsta lyric ...

  15. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  16. 50 Cent Drops 'The Big 10' Mixtape: Listen

    December 09, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Close to ten years since the release of his first mixtape, "50 Cent Is The Future," 50 Cent drops a new ten-track mixtape, titled " The Big 10 ." "Everything on it is new. It's like an album," 50 Cent told Vibe . & ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Big 'Glee' Departures, Rilo Kiley Breaks Up

    July 13, 2011 7:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer Not Returning for "Glee" Season 4 After "Glee's" upcoming third season, cast regulars Lea Michele, Chris ...

  18. Lloyd Banks Preps 'Hunger for More' After Going Gold

    October 16, 2010 8:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 L loyd Banks recently claimed gold when his independent top 20 hit, "Beamer, Benz or Bentley," sold 523,000 digital copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. And what better way to find out the news than through a good, old-fashioned prank s ...

  19. Q&A: G-Unit

    Q&A: G-Unit

    April 28, 2008 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard sits down with G-Unit to talk about 50 Cent's upcoming solo record, G-Unit's new single and more. 50 Cent , Rap , interview , g-unit , exclusive , Hip-Hop , Tony Yayo , Lloyd Banks , Before I Self Destruct , Hip Hop Videos 50 Cen ...

  20. 50 Cent, UMG Sued By 14 Year-Old

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip hop mogul 50 Cent, Universal Music Group and several of its record labels were sued on Wednesday for promoting a "gangsta lifestyle" by a 14-year-old boy who says friends of the rapper assaulted him. The lawsuit filed by James Rosemo ...

  21. Game On For 50 Cent

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT He's baaaaack. 50 Cent is returning to the videogame world along with fellow G-Unit cronies Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and DJ Whoo Kid -- providing their likeness and voice to "50 Cent: Blood in the Sand," the follow-up to the 2005 game ...

  22. Yayo Gets Community Service In Harassment Flap

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo was sentenced yesterday (Feb. 14) to 10 days of community service after pleading guilty to harassment of a recording rival's 14-year-old son. G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo was sentenced yesterday (Feb. 14) to 10 days of commun ...

  23. G-Unit's Yayo Rejects Jail Offer

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo rejected an offer today (July 24) of nine months in jail in exchange for pleading guilty to slapping and punching a 14-year-old boy. G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo rejected an offer today (July 24) of nine months in jail in exchange ...

  24. G-Unit's Yayo Accused Of Slapping Teenager

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo has pleaded not guilty to harassment and endangering the welfare of a child after police accused him of slapping and hitting a 14-year-old boy. G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo has pleaded not guilty to harassment and endangering the ...

  25. Busta Rhymes Arrested For Assault In New York

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Busta Rhymes has been arrested and charged with assault in New York, police said today (Aug. 20). According to the New York Daily News, Rhymes (real name: Trevor Smith) was investigated for ass Rapper Busta Rhymes has been arrested and charge ...

  26. Tool Tops Album Chart With '10,000 Days'

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock acts dominate the top two slots on The Billboard 200 again this week, with Tool's "10,000 Days" taking the crown on more than double the sales of the latest from Pearl Jam. The big chart also wel Rock acts dominate the top two sl ...

  27. Police Bemoan Rhymes' Silence In Shooting

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly berated Busta Rhymes yesterday (Feb. 15), accusing the rapper of withholding information about the slaying of his bodyguard at a recent video shoot. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly berated Busta Rhymes y ...

  28. Rhymes May Be Questioned In Brooklyn Shooting

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Detectives want to question Busta Rhymes about the fatal shooting of the rapper's bodyguard outside a Brooklyn warehouse where a star-studded video was being taped. Rhymes was among several potential Detectives want to question Busta Rhymes abo ...

  29. 50 Cent Taking On Book Industry

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent has teamed with MTV/Pocket Books to create a series of novellas and graphic novels. G-Unit Books, a street-fiction series will roll out in 2007 with several titles authors in the genre. The se 50 Cent has teamed with MTV/Pocket Books to crea ...

  30. XXL Compiles Hip-Hop Disc

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop magazine XXL highlights selected album tracks and singles from the past two years on its first compilation, "XXL Raps Volume 1." Hip-hop magazine XXL highlights selected album tracks and singles from the past two years on its first ...

  31. Live DVD Bolsters 50 Cent Videogame

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vivendi Universal Games (VUG) is offering an exclusive 50 Cent live DVD as a pre-sell bonus to consumers who order his "50 Cent Bulletproof" videogame, due in November on PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Mixed Vivendi Universal Games (VUG) is offer ...

  32. Kanye, 50 Hold Stones From Chart Top

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Strong second week sales of Kanye West's "Late Registration" and a resurgence by 50 Cent's "The Massacre" deny the latest album by the Rolling Stones the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 this week. But Strong second week ...

  33. West 'Registers' No. 1 Album Debut

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam album makes a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. After a few weeks of relatively low-key activ With "Late Registration," Ka ...

  34. West Registers No. 1 Album Debut

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam album makes a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. After a few weeks of relatively low-key activ With "Late Registration," ...

  35. Green Day Dominates MTV Video Music Awards

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards last night (Aug. 28) in Miami. The group's video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won six awards, including video of Green Day continued its charmed ye ...

  36. Hot Product

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest studio album from legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, "Back Home" (Duck/Reprise). A DualDisc edition of Barbra Streisand's classic 1980 collaborative album ...

  37. G-Unit In The Game With Mobile Pact

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 G-Unit, the urban brand founded by rapper 50 Cent, has expanded its relationship with mobile media company Zingy to create an unusual series of games based on G-Unit artists including 50 Cent, Lloyd B G-Unit, the urban brand founded by rapper 50 Cen ...

  38. 50 Cent, Zingy Team For Videogame Series

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT G-Unit members Banks, Buck, Yayo also featured. 50 Cent is looking to extend his dominance of the mobile world beyond ringtones with a new videogame series created exclusively for the mobile phone that will feature the entire G-Unit lineup. Workin ...

  39. Can 50 Cent Do It Again?

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans have been counting the days until the March 8 release of "The Massacre," 50 Cent's highly anticipated Shady/Aftermath/Interscope sophomore album. They'll have to count a little ...

  40. Beg for Mercy

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Since February, 50 Cent has been riding high on the success of his solo debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The Queens, N.Y., MC will surely carry that momentum into the new year with "Beg for Mercy," th Since February, 50 Cent ...

  41. 'Baby Boy' Turns Six On Hot 100

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul leads Billboard's Hot 100 for the sixth-straight week. The track once again fends off the advances of "Stand Up," the Ludacris and Shawnna cut which holds Beyoncé's "Ba ...

  42. 50 Cent, G Unit Give Away Diamonds

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new album from 50 Cent's quartet G Unit, "Beg for Mercy," due Nov. 18 on G Unit Records is arriving with a special bonus. The superstar rapper is offering fans the chance to win thousands of dolla The new album from 50 Cent's ...

  43. Hot Product

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent 'Breedin'ing Ground Rapper-of-the-moment 50 Cent allows fans behind-the-scenes this week with the DVD "The New Breed" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope). The release is loaded with live concert footage taped in Detroit, video c ...

  44. Interscope Gets On Board With 50 Cent's Label

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Interscope has entered into a deal with rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. 50 Cent will sign and develop artists for release via G-Unit, the first of which will come from the rap trio of the same name, Interscope has entered into a deal with rapp ...

  45. 50 Cent Unleashes 'The New Breed'

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper-of-the-moment 50 Cent is preparing to release a DVD April 15 via Shady/Aftermath Records, with live concert footage, video clips, interviews, and new music. Titled "The New Breed," it will incl Rapper-of-the-moment 50 Cent is prepar ...