Lupe Fiasco Shows the Faces of Wounded Souls in ‘Battle Scars’ Video
After releasing the provocative ‘B—- Bad‘ video, Lupe Fiasco reverts to a softer yet earnest tone in his new clip ‘Battle Scars.’ The song is clearly for pop radio consumption with its yearning vocals from ‘Australian Idol’ winner Guy Seb…
Frank Ocean to Perform on First Episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ This Fall
Expect to see a lot of Frank Ocean next month as the R&B crooner will make appearances on two major television platforms. First up, NBC has announced that Ocean will be the musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’ when it begins its 38th season on Sept. 15.
Snoop Dogg Says Hip-Hop Can Finally Accept an Openly Gay Rapper
Veteran rhyme-slinger Snoop Dogg says that hip-hop is ready for an openly gay rapper. In an interview with the Associated Press (via HipHopDX), the West Coast native feels that fans are becoming more receptive to people’s differences.
Producers Suing Young Money Over Unpaid Royalties from Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter III’
Rapper Lil Wayne has been slapped with two separate lawsuits by two different producers over production work on ‘Tha Carter III.’ TMZ is reporting that Andrew “Drew” Correa and Marcos “Infamous” Rodriguez&CloseCurlyDoubleQ…
Nicki Minaj To Embark on Pink Friday: RELOADED U.K. Tour in October
As promised, Nicki Minaj plans to travel across the pond for her international Pink Friday: Reloaded tour in October. The trek is in support of her platinum-selling album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.’
Odd Future Beat Up Blow-up Doll During Leeds Festival Set
Maniacal rap group Odd Future shocked concertgoers at the Leeds Festival on Sunday (Aug. 26) with their attack on a blow-up sex doll while performing onstage. The Los Angeles collective was there to close out the festival and showed audiences just how rowdy they could get during a concert set.
Wiz Khalifa Shows off His New Buddha Tattoo on Twitter
Wiz Khalifa has over a hundred tattoos on his body, and over the weekend he decided to get one more. The rapper showed off his latest ink — the Buddha’s face tatted on his left thigh — on Twitter.
Big Boi Discusses ‘Vicious Lies,’ Andre 3000 + Whether Outkast Will Reunite
OutKast rapper Big Boi is 90 percent done with his second solo LP ‘Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.’ The collection, which has a tentative Nov. 21 release date, boasts collaborations with Kid Cudi, Sleepy Brown, T.I., A$AP Rocky and Boi’s favorite singer Kate …
Usher Takes a Swim in ‘Dive’ Video
Usher is all wet in his new video for ‘Dive,’ his yearning love ballad from his latest album ‘Looking 4 Myself.’ The aquatic clip features the Grammy-winning singer aboard a luxury yacht which is being overrun with water.
Kanye West, Miguel, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled + More Appear in Fat Joe’s Star-Studded ‘Pride…
Veteran rhyme-slinger Fat Joe gathers hip-hop heavyweights Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled and others for his star-studded video for ‘Pride N Joy,’ his new single from his still-untitled eleventh studio album. R&B artists Miguel and Ashanti make a guest appearance i…
Missy Elliott to Debut Two New Songs in Early September
Guess who’s back? Missy Elliott will drop two new singles next month, according to her longtime collaborator Timbaland. The veteran producer made the announcement on his Twitter page that Misdemeanor will release ’9th Inning’ and ‘Triple Threat&C…
Wiz Khalifa Grabs Young Jeezy + Lil Wayne for ‘Work Hard Play Hard (Remix)’
Wiz Khalifa has been hinting about this remix to his platinum-selling hit ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ for a while now, and finally the rapper dropped the track on Friday (Aug. 24). Rappers Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne are on it sans Drake, who was supposed to be featured on t…