Fat Joe Pays Tribute to Chris Lighty on Slaughterhouse ‘Goodbye’ Remix
The death of hip-hop impresario Chris Lighty has left the hip-hop community in mourning. Rapper Fat Joe, whom Lighty managed during the early years of his career, pays tribute to the late rap mogul on Slaughterhouse’s elegiac remix to ‘Goodbye,’ which was produc…
Wiz Khalifa Reveals the 2050 Tour Dates With Taylor Gang, Pushes Album Back
We have some good news and bad news. The good news is Wiz Khalifa and his Taylor Gang crew are hitting the road this fall. The bad news… the Pittsburgh rapper has pushed back his second LP, ‘O.N.I.F.C.,’ again for the umpteenth time.
Dr. Dre Tops Forbes’ ‘Hip-Hop Cash Kings’ List
Veteran hip-hop producer Dr. Dre is the new king on the throne of Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. Despite not dropping a full-length album, the good doctor was able to make his money selling his ubiquitous headphones.
Nicki Minaj Receives Death Threats On Twitter Over Mitt Romney Rap Verse
Not everyone was feeling Nicki Minaj‘s verse on Lil Wayne‘s flip of ‘Mercy,’ in which she implied that she was a Republican and voting for Mitt Romney. Her rap line has garnered her a slew of hate from radical Democrats on Twitter.
First Lady Michelle Obama Praises Elle Varner
Everybody loves Elle Varner including First Lady Michelle Obama. The R&B songbird received a shout out from FLOTUS at the Democratic National Convention Monday night (Sept. 3).
Sammy Adams: Pharrell Told Me I Have Sensory Deprivation
Rising pop rapper Sammy Adams is working diligently on his debut studio effort ‘I Wish,’ which boasts production assists from Bei Maejor and Pharrell Williams. Although Adams is not a household name yet, nabbing two established hitmakers on his album was a major feat for the 25…
Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona + Swizz Beatz Perform Michael Jackson’s Hits at ‘Bad 25′ Concert
Michael Jackson was remembered with a birthday celebration fit a king — the King of Pop, that is. R&B superstars Ne-Yo and Melanie Fiona, along with Swizz Beatz, performed at a star-studded event on Wednesday (Aug. 29) to celebrate what would have been Jackson’s 54th bi…
Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival to be Webcast on YouTube + Pandora
If you can’t make it to Jay-Z‘s curated Made in America Festival in Philadelphia over the Labor Day weekend, don’t fret. The two-day music extravaganza will be streamed online via YouTube and Internet radio service Pandora, according to Philly.com.
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Jay-Z + Beyonce Talk Rita Ora Tracks on New Album
Rita Ora has just released her debut album ‘ORA’ in the U.K. Although her U.S. fans will have to wait a little while to hear it, the singer’s LP is getting rave reviews from two of her biggest supporters — Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Aaliyah Posthumous Album Cover Art Revealed on Twitter
Since the announcement that a posthumous Aaliyah album was in the works, the project has been mired in controversy. Recently, the late songbird’s label, Blackground Records, went on Twitter and posted the cover art of the album, which has everyone in a tizzy.
Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Executive Who Worked With 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Found Dead
Veteran hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty died on Thursday morning (Aug. 30) from an apparent suicide. Details are scarce, but according to the New York Daily News, the executive was found dead in his apartment with a self-inflicted gun wound to the head.
Kanye West, Pusha T + More Featured on ‘The Man With the Iron Fists’ Soundtrack
G.O.O.D. Music artists Kanye West and Pusha T are some of the rappers who are appearing on the RZA’s hip-hop soundtrack for his upcoming kung-fu film ‘The Man with the Iron Fists.’