Biggie's daughter, T'yanna Wallace, answers questions about her father on his 43rd birthday.
When asked about a rumored collaboration with Jay Z on Twitter today, Nicki Minaj answered up front, but deleted her tweet shortly thereafter. Without giving out too much info, Minaj confirmed that the record would be dropping "in 3 days".
There were plenty of talked about moments from Jay Z's Tidal performance last weekend, but the biggest news of all may have been his reunion with Roc-a-fella OG, Beanie Sigel.
If you grew up in Canada, the Much Music Video Awards are a big deal. Drake and The Weeknd, who both grew up in Toronto, likely spent their formative years watching the station, so they should be happy to hear they've earned a few nominations-- Abel leading the pack with 6.
Depending on when you were born, you might see as Ice Cube as one of two people. The first one, for our younger readers, is the lovable character from "Barber Shop," "Are We There Yet?" or "21 Jump Street." For our older audience, it's probably the angry gangster rapper who was a member of N.W.A. and released The Predator.
You may know Flavor Flav as the hypeman in legendary rap duo, Public Enemy, or if you're a little younger, your first memory of the hypeman may have been his hugely popular reality show, "Flavor Of Love". The last few years, however, have mainly seen Flav in the spotlight for legal issues, and today he's found himself in a bit of trouble once again.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, otherwise known as The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn on May 21, 1972. He grew up as an only child in the Clinton Hill area to his parents Voletta Wallace, a Jamaican preschool teacher, and George Latore, a welder and Jamaican politician.
Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money hit its first delay when Meek Mill went to jail last year, but since he's been out, anticipation has been higher than ever. It's been rumored that the rapper will be dropping the album in time for summer, but a new update suggests we could be getting something else entirely first.
A$AP Rocky's upcoming album A.L.L.A is definitely one of the most anticipated releases coming this summer. We received the album art the other week, which pays homage to Rocky's fallen friend A$AP Yams. Today that's followed up with the tracklisting. The album appears to be pretty feature-heavy, but we're sure Rocky will still come out as the star.
We kicked off our digital cover story series with Action Bronson for a March/April release. The story was timed with the release of Mr. Wonderful, Bronsolino's much-lauded debut album. Today we're giving you a glimpse at who you can expect to hear from in the May/June digital cover story: Dizzy Wright.
Drake and Beyonce collaborated on Beyonce's self-titled 2013 album, with "Mine." The two have more where that came from, with a slow-moving jam leaking online today. First just a snippet was circulating the web, but now the full record is floating around.
Both Ab-Soul and Isaiah Rashad have been noticeably absent from our lives. TDE definitely embraces the motto, "quality over quantity," often taking their time between project releases. Since Soulo's These Days...
After a tumultuous week of tribute tracks, heartfelt eulogies and police reports, Chinx's family is now preparing to the lay the late rapper to rest. His funeral and wake are scheduled for next Tuesday, May 26th, at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Queens. Check out the schedule below, and an official flyer in the gallery above.
As we reported on the other month, Drake's OVO Fest wasn't awarded government funding this year, although last year the organization, Celebrate Ontario, granted the annual music fest $300,000. However, OVO is still benefiting from the kindness of the Canadian governement. OVO Sound has received a grant from the Ontario Music Fund, although the sum isn't quite as large.
Can Ginuwine create another "Pony"? The r'n'b artist recently revealed he's taking a cue from his debut album (which housed the hit "Pony"), and titling his new album Bachelor Again But Wiser. Timbaland is also attached to this new album, so we'll have to see if they have the same double platinum success as Ginuwine...The Bachelor.
Since Young Buck was released from prison in October 2013 after serving an 18-month sentence, he's managed to keep a clean slate, but last week, he slipped up a bit.
To promote his critically acclaimed sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar will be stopping by the Ellen Show next week to make his first ever day time appearance on television
ASAP Rocky's A.L.L.A. is set to hit stores next month, but we still don't know a whole lot about it. At this point, we're taking any news we can get, and some tweets from HOT 97's Deanii Digital have given us a couple of clues as to what to expect from Rocky's sophomore outing.
There's been a bit of bad blood between Jay Z and one of the stars of his "Picasso Baby" video, performance artist, Marina Abramović over the last few days.
Where Is "Surf"? Fans Inundate Chance The Rapper & Donnie Trumpet's Twitter May 20, 2015 at 04:57pm 27,279 Views
Chance The Rapper and his musical collective, The Social Experiment, have been keep their compilation project Surf under lock and key. The project, which is really helmed by Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment, was announced back in October. During an interview for the album announcement, Chance alleged the first Social Experiment project would drop before the end of 2014.
We sensed this was coming, but now it's confirmed: Migos won't be dropping YRN Tha Album on the originally announced release date of June 16th. In a new press release, they announce that it's now scheduled to arrive on July 31.
A Cop Made Wiz Khalifa Put His Joint Out On The Billboard Red Carpet May 20, 2015 at 04:10pm 28,696 Views
Wiz Khalifa is known to have a joint in-hand at all times, and the Billboard Awards red carpet is no exception. Apparently, Wiz thought it would be totally cool to light up before the event, but was quickly approached by a police officer who forced the rapper to put the weed away.
When you closes your eyes and thinks about hip-hop, it’s safe to assume you are not envisioning David Letterman.
Kanye West co-founded Donda's House as a means to both commemorate his mother after her passing, and to give back to his beloved city of Chicago. Since 2013, the charity has helped 160 youths in the area, and now, thanks to Kanye's recent record donation of $133,000, it should be able to aid many more.
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