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  • Cover of First Week Sales For 50 Cent's "Animal Ambition" Are Here
    The numbers have arrived for 50 Cent's new solo album Animal Ambition. The album, which dropped on June 3rd, was projected to move around 30,000-35,000 units opening week.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Unveils Joint EP With Chance The Rapper
    After seeing Chance The Rapper's name on "The Worst Guys", from Childish Gambino's because the internet, it was assumed that the Chicago rapper would be dropping a verse. Unfortunately, all we got was a hook, but just today, Chance debuted his unreleased 16 from the track live at the Governor's Ball.
  • Cover of Beastie Boys Win $1.7 Million In Monster Energy Drink Lawsuit
    Beastie Boys have been battling Monster energy drink in court for awhile now. It all began with a copyright violation suit filed by the Beastie Boys, centering around a "megamix" put together by DJ Z-Trip for a snowboarding recap video, sponsored by Monster.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Hints At New Collaboration With Curren$y
    Ab-Soul is busy these days prepping an album of the same name, These Days... After dropping off the new cut "Stigmata" two weeks ago, Soulo chose a release date (June 24th) and dropped the album artwork (which portrays Soulo Christ-like sitting in a front of a cross).
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Covers Billboard Magazine
    With Iggy Azalea taking over the Billboard charts these days, it's only appropriate they tap her for the cover of their latest magazine issue.
  • Cover of Two-9 & Taylor Gang Announce Joint Mixtape
    The group Two-9 (which consists of two groups- FatKidsBrotha (Johnny & Dave) and Retro Su$h! (CEEJ & Jace) as well as Curtis Williams) have developed a close relationship with Taylor Gang, which has also turned into a working relationship as the two crews are teaming up for a joint mixtape.
  • Cover of Common Signs To Def Jam, Announces "Nobody's Smiling" Release Date
    Common has been working on a new album, Nobody's Smiling, entirely with producer No I.D. At the end of last week he dropped a new leak with Vince Staples, "Kingdom." Now he's followed it up with a release date, plus news of a new deal for the Chicago native.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa Announces Nas On "We Dem Boyz" Remix
    Wiz Khalifa, fresh off a performance at Summer Jam, hit up Hot 97 for an interview about his recent mixtape 28 Grams, the Summer Jam performance with Snoop Dogg of course, his upcoming album and more.
  • Cover of Soulja Boy Defends Justin Bieber, Says He's Not Racist
    Justin Bieber caught a scandal over the weekend, when footage of the Biebz at the age of 15 surfaced where the pop star used the n-word in a joke. Bieber has since issued a formal apology, which we posted yesterday, and now a Bieber friend, Soulja Boy, has come to his defense.
  • Cover of A History Of Top Rap/Rock Collaborations
    The history of rap and rock collaborations goes back to the year 1986 when Run DMC, considered one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time, released their own version of the Aerosmith track “Walk This Way.” This song paved the way for hip-hop’s ascent in being accepted into the realm o
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Has No. 1 & 2 Spot On Billboard Hot 100 Chart
    Last week we heard that Iggy Azalea's lead single "Fancy" went platinum, and now more good news has come pouring in for the Australian bombshell. Not only is "Fancy" platinum-selling, it has also topped Billboard's Hot 100 chart, which rose from 2-1 this past week.
  • Cover of Stream HS87's New Album "We The Plug"
    Just a few days ago, Hit-Boy and Interscope Records provided fans with an opportunity to check out snippets of HS87's new album We The Plug. Now, with the album rolling into retail stores and iTunes, the release is officially available for full streaming via Spotify.
  • Cover of Schoolboy Q Talks Black Hippy Album And His Brief Break From Smoking
    Last Saturday, Schoolboy Q was one of many performers to take the stage at Power 106's annual PowerHouse concert in L.A., but before his set with Isaiah Rashad, Q chatted backstage with Rap-Up TV.
  • Cover of Quick5: Sage The Gemini Reveals He's Got A Collabo With Too Short, Ty Dolla $ign & Jeremih
    We're keeping the Quick5 content coming, after delivering instalments in the series with rising rapper Rome Fortune, Logic, and Lil Bibby. Next up we speak to Bay Area native and HBK Gang counterpart, Sage the Gemini, who is in the midst of having some solo success thanks to his catchy single "Gas Pedal."
  • Cover of Hit-Boy Offers Preview Of New HS87 Album "We The Plug"
    Hit-Boy and HS87 are going strong for their new compilation album We The Plug, if cuts like "Grindin' My Whole Life", and yesterday's "No Talkin" are any indication.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" Has Gone Platinum
    Iggy Azalea had a hard time finding a single to connect with audiences. The rapper experienced many delays of her debut album The New Classic, and much of that can probably be attributed to her singles' underwhelming performances.
  • Cover of A Look At The Life Of Notorious B.I.G.
    It's pretty common knowledge that the Notorious B.I.G came from humble beginnings and had his fair share of struggles. His undeniable talent enabled him to quickly make a name for himself in the hip-hop world. Wallace soon left the world of drug-dealing behind for a better life in music.  
  • Cover of Fabolous Involved In Car Accident This Morning In New York
    Fabolous had a bad start to his day this morning, revealing on Instagram that he was involved in car accident in Queens, New York. The rapper luckily walked away unharmed, something which he stated he was grateful for, although he was obviously shook up.
  • Cover of Lil Boosie Says "Touchdown 2 Cause Hell" Is The Best Double Disc Album Since "All Eyez On Me"
    Lil Boosie has certainly been a hot topic since his release from prison in January. While the Baton Rouge rapper has been steadily releasing tracks since becoming a free man, the majority of the hype falls upon his upcoming album, Touchdown 2 Cause Hell.
  • Cover of 10 Social Media Fails In Hip-Hop
    Social media has become inseparable from today's society. Outlets such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are used constantly worldwide, and have become the main methods of direct communication between individuals the world over.
  • Cover of Justin Timberlake, Eminem Win Billboard Music Awards
    Last night the Billboard Music Awards went down, and we saw performances from Iggy Azalea, John Legend, a Michael Jackson hologram and more. The event was hosted by Ludacris, and a multitude of awards were also given out during the night.
  • Cover of Watch Billboard Music Award Performances From John Legend, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez And A Michael Jackson Hologram
    The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are currently unfolding at MGM's Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Ludacris holding down hosting duties for the evening, his first time doing so for this particular event.
  • Cover of Watch Full PowerHouse 2014 Sets From Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, YG, Schoolboy Q And Trey Songz
    Last night, Power 106's annual PowerHouse concert went down in L.A., bringing together a stellar lineup of hip-hop stars for an all-night concert event. If you missed the live stream of the event, have no fear -- most of the sets are now available to watch online.
  • Cover of Live Stream: Wiz Khalifa, ScHoolboy Q & More Perform At Powerhouse 2014
    Power 106 has assembled quite a lineup for this year's Power House event. Tonight, The Honda Centre will host the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, ScHoolboy Q, YG, Juicy J, Childish Gambino, Jennifer Lopez, Sage The Gemini and more. You can also make sure to expect plenty of surprise guests.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane: "I'm Writing A Novel About My Life"
    Though we still haven't gotten "The Gucci Mane Movie" that the rapper's frequently mentioned in his songs since 2009's The State Vs. Radric Davis, a book may be on the way.
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