The Hip Hop Dating Map
The law of six degrees of separation applies to the hip hop dating circuit -- a land where fast money, fast women, and horny men collide, resulting often in fireworks. As you can see in the dating map we have assembled below, there isn't much distance separating stars like Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, Future, Lil Wayne, & A$AP Rocky. Ray J even has his own dating wheel, which gives credence to Vince Staples' mind-blowing Theory of Ray J.
50 Cent Wins "P.I.M.P." Lawsuit
50 Cent scored a legal victory Wednesday when a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against him regarding his 2003 hit "P.I.M.P."
50 Cent Shares Legal Documents To Expose Jimmy Henchman As A Snitch
Earlier this month, James Rosemond, known in the hip-hop world as "Jimmy Henchman," was granted a new trial for the 2009 murder-for-hire of Lowell "Lodi Mack" Fletcher, an associate of G-Unit's.
"The Simpsons" Will Break Record For Most Episodes Of A Scripted TV Show Ever
"The Simpsons" didn't need anymore enormous accolades, but here they are snagging even more. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The Simpsons" have been renewed for two more seasons, and by the end of that run, it'll have broken the record for the most episodes ever of a scripted television series. That means that "The Simpsons" will have surpassed "Gunsmoke," a television Western that ran from 1955 to 1975.
From roughly 2002-2006, there was no rap crew more respected and more popular than G-Unit. Comprised of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and eventually Young Buck, G-Unit rose to prominence on the strength of their vivid, swaggering, numerous songs about their exploits running the perilous streets of Southside Queens.
Who Are Your Favorite Rappers Voting For?
Tonight marks the third and final presidential debate before the election on November 8th. Ever since the first one, which took place on September 26th, Donald Trump has taken a huge nose-dive in the polls, but as we've seen in races past, anything can happen in the final weeks.
10 Essential Lloyd Banks Tracks
Lloyd Banks was 22 when he released his debut album The Hunger For More in 2004, one year after 50 Cent's monumental debut Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Banks had already forged a reputation as the Punchline King, and he was G-Unit's undisputed next-up. He felt like the next big thing in rap.
19 Rappers Rapping Before The Fame
YouTube is perhaps most useful as a historical archive. When it comes to hip hop, the site is a veritable treasure trove of videos of rappers as they were before the fame, back when their music video budgets hovered in the single digits. These clips are not pretty, but grainier is almost better -- intense pixellation gives these videos the character of artifacts rather than modern footage, even if they are only a few years old.
Staff Picks Playlist (September 30)
A whole heap of new music came through at the end of this week, including albums from Danny Brown, Dave East, DJ Mustard, and Solange. Those each deserve repeat spins, but for a recap of all that surfaced in the hip-hop world over the past week -- one that shows just how expansive the genre is today -- then press play on our latest Staff Picks SoundCloud playlist.
Vote For The Best "OOOUUU" Remix
Young M.A's "OOOUUU" has garnered 27 million YouTube views and has positioned her as one of New York's most highly touted rap prospects. What's more, everyone and their momma has been releasing their own "OOOUUU" remixes, most notably The Game and Meek Mill, who used the song as medium in which they exchanged diss tracks. Here are nine of the most prominent "OOOUUU" remixes to date:
50 Cent Previews "OOOUUU" Remix
Young M.A's "OOOUUU" has been remixed from everyone to A$AP Ferg to Remy Ma to Nicki Minaj and has served as the arena other than Instagram in which the war between Meek Mill and The Game has been waged. Now, 50 Cent is looking to get in on the action. He previewed his own "OOOUUU" remix on Instagram Thursday afternoon:
The Game's 5 Best Diss Tracks
The Game's fallout with 50 Cent shortly after the release of The Documentary in 2005 led him to release not one, not two, but dozens of diss tracks against 50 and G-Unit. While Game has taken shots at other rappers -- and non-rappers ("I'd kick David Beckham's ass on any given day") -- roughly 97% percent of his diss tracks have attempted to humiliate and emasculate G-Unit. In light of Game's new Meek Mill diss track "92 Bars," let us revisit five of the most memorable diss tracks released over the course of his prolific diss career.
50 Cent & DJ Whoo Kid Have A New Mixtape Coming
G-Unit fans are having a good month. Last week, a DJ Whoo Kid-presented collection of unreleased material from 50 Cent, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and Kidd Kidd, made its way online as The Lost Flash Drive, and it appears Whoo Kid has more where that came from.
Future Appears To Call Diddy An "Old Ass Bitch"
Audio footage has emerged of someone suspiciously like Future referring to Diddy as an "old as bitch." "We got motherfucking Ciroc," Future appears to say. "Damn, we got all this liquor? And y'all want Diddy to come to my room, but this nigga ain't even brought no Ciroc! I don't want this nigga around, Diddy an old ass bitch!" It's unclear if there are any underlying factors for Future's frustration with Diddy, 46, other than the fact that he didn't bring him vodka and is old.
50 Cent Not Sure Why He And The Game Started Beefing In The First Place
Three weeks after squashing his decade-long beef with The Game at a Los Angeles strip club, 50 Cent revealed that he's unsure why he and Game started beefing in the first place in an interview with Big Boy on LA's Real 92.3.
50 Cent Receives Letter From Big Meech Approving A Black Mafia Family TV Show
50 Cent hasn’t released much music recently, mostly because he’s been hard at work on his TV series “Power,” which he’s turned into a multi-show deal for the Starz Network. We’ve already reported that he’s working on a variety show and a superhero drama called “Tomorrow, Today,” but this latest news is probably the most exciting for hip hop fans.
50 Cent & PartyNextDoor Have New Music On The Way
50 Cent took to Instagram late Tuesday night to post a picture of him posing with PartyNextDoor and announce a new collab coming soon. “Me and PartyNextDoor kicked it tonight stay tuned New Music on the way,” 50 wrote. It is possible that the collaboration was recorded last night and will appear on a project TBD. It is also possible that it was recorded earlier this year (and 50 and PND were merely hanging out) and will be included on P3, PND's highly anticipated album due out August 12.
50 Cent Blasts Starz For Not Editing His "Power" Sex Scene To His Liking
50 Cent could just be fucking with us/looking for publicity, but hey, we're obliging. The rapper loves to troll on social media, and his trolling can often blur the lines between 'is this real life' or 'nah,' however considering how hard he went on these posts, it's looking like real life.
The Game & 50 Cent Officially Squash Their Beef In Strip Club
Back in May, rumors started floating around of The Game and 50 Cent reuniting, rumors which The Game quickly shut down, but nonetheless it didn't seem like it was entirely in bad blood, as the rapper said of Fif, "he’s doing his thing man, I'm doing mine thang, Banks, Buck, Yayo, they all doing their thang.
50 Cent Is Launching A New Superhero Series On Starz Called "Tomorrow, Today"
50 Cent has officially announced that his newly founded company, G-Unit Film & Television Inc., will be producing a new superhero series on Starz called "Tomorrow, Today." The superhero drama is actually based on a screenplay that 50 wrote himself in which a falsely imprisoned veteran from Chicago's southside becomes the experiment of a mad prison doctor trying to create the perfect, unstoppable killing machine of a man. Once set free, the main character must face the world that has turned against him, while using his new "powers" for good.