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iHeart Radio took to NBC's Twitter account today to announce a big line-up of performers at their forthcoming iHeart Radio Music Awards.
Nicki Minaj & Ex-Boyfriend Safaree Go Back And Forth On Twitter [Update: SB Tells TMZ "Its Nothing But Love"] Dec 23, 2014 at 02:29am 132,472 Views
Nicki Minaj managed to be the rare celebrity who kept her private life extremely private over the last few years, but following her recent breakup with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels, and the release of her confessional album, The Pinkprint, Minaj's personal life has come to the forefront.
Kanye West has been a busy man this past year. He has opened up a new company Donda, got Kim K pregnant, bought a new home, and just this past Sunday, won three Grammy awards for “N*ggas In Paris” (Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance) and “No Church In The Wild” (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration).
Susan Sarandon Thanks ASAP Rocky & Action Bronson For "1 Train" Shout Out Jul 14, 2015 at 04:07pm 16,434 Views
Susan Sarandon may be 68 years old, but she's still got her ear to the streets-- it just takes her a couple of years to hear things. Apparently, Sarandon just took in ASAP Rocky's "1 Train," and one line in particular caught her attention; "You see us scramblin', sellin' Susan Sarandon/ The cloud of smoke like the Phantom."
Lil Durk & Compton Menace Respond To Tyga & Game's Diss Track "ChiRaq To L.A." May 6, 2014 at 06:03pm 143,366 Views
If you've been on HotNewHipHop at all today, you've probably noticed the diss record towards Lil Durk and 40 Glocc, sent from Tyga and Game.
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II even sounds like future royalty. Professionally known as Logic, the massively talented Maryland MC has that potential. He’s also an interesting meta case study of multiple perspectives. Surface level, his racial background paints a ready-made perception, fair or not.
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Migos and Chief Keef have had their differences in the past, but while it seemed like things had calmed down between the two camps, the beef was reignited following an alleged altercation last night in Chicago.
Slim the Mobster was once a promising protege of Dr. Dre, before the rapper's career was halted by a jail stint. Shortly after the rapper began working on his War Music follow-up, S.O.O.N. (Something Out Of Nothing), he was hauled off to jail on multiple charges.
Although we haven't seen any lack of Gucci Mane music these days, we won't actually be seeing the rapper himself for another three years. His legal battles continue to thrive, and he was sentenced to another three years in prison following his assault on a fan back in March 2013.
There are wedding bells in the air for Usher. The 36 year old R&B superstar is reportedly engaged to his longtime girlfriend and manager Grace Miguel according to US Weekly and several other reliable sources. The two have been together since 2009, following his divorce with ex-wife Tameka Foster. He recently told Billboard in October,
Review: Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge's "12 Reasons To Die II" Jul 13, 2015 at 04:12pm 4,107 Views
The members of Wu-Tang Clan have always made songs that sort of play out like the soundtrack for some NYC-meets-Tokyo urban Kung Fu flick, but with 12 Reasons To Die II, Ghostface and company take the concept record route to develop a fine-tuned project.
Beanie Sigel Reportedly In "Critical Condition" Following Shooting [Update: New Details On Shooting] Dec 10, 2014 at 11:23am 35,850 Views
After being released from prison just this August, it was reported Friday that Roc-A-Fella rapper Beanie Sigel had been shot in the torso. According to NBC 10 Philadelphia, the rapper is still in critical condition after going through surgery. He is said to be heavily sedated, and has not yet been able to speak with police.
Let's get this out of the way-- no, Robin Thicke's new album cover is not a picture of Paula Patton. You may have expected it to be, after Thicke essentially turned the record into a concept album about winning back his estranged wife. Perhaps he felt the title, Paula, and lead single, "Get Her Back" were clear enough, or maybe he just couldn't get clearance to use a photo of the actress.
Tracklist Revealed For The Weeknd's "Kiss Land" [Update: Deluxe Edition Added With Features] Aug 20, 2013 at 12:30am 4,606 Views
The Weeknd is finally ready to release his major label debut album, Kiss Land, on September 10th. We've seen the cover art circulating for awhile now, but today we get a glimpse at the official tracklist. The album features ten tracks, no word on guest appearances at this point, but we'll keep you posted. Check out the tracklist below.
Kid Cudi Says There Will Be No Features On "Speedin' Bullet To Heaven" May 28, 2015 at 09:42am 14,851 Views
Kid Cudi's last album, 2014's Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, only had one guest on it: veteran R&B singer Raphael Saadiq, who lent vocals to "Balmain Jeans." For his next album, Cudi will be going even lighter on the guest appearances, announcing today that Speedin' Bullet To Heaven will have no features.
After a new DMX album, Redemption Of The Beast, was announced last week, DMX and Swizz Beatz quickly came forward to say that the album ws being released without their permission. Now, HipHopDX informs us that DMX and his team plan to take legal action against Seven Arts Entertainment, the label that put the project out.
Kendrick Lamar Reveals Which "TPAB" Song He'd Want Tupac On, Covers Mass Appeal Apr 28, 2015 at 03:04pm 23,516 Views
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly is an album so dense, every interview with the rapper is bound to reveal something new about the politically-charged LP.
Chris Brown Cites Friendship With Rihanna As Reason For Split With Karrueche Tran Oct 4, 2012 at 12:53pm 20,242 Views
Chris Brown and Rihanna have been in the news recently with photos of the two surfacing at various events, including Jay-Z's fifth concert at the Barclays centre last night.Many have speculated what will become of Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran, his current girlfriend.
When used properly, ad-libs can really accelerate the popularity of an artist. Just ask Big Sean or 2 Chainz. These between-the-lines phrases are designed to hype up listeners, adding extra energy to their verses. Ad-libs tend to be funny, serious, or flat-out ridiculous. Recently, acts like Migos have taken ad-libs to the next level.
Drake delivered a pretty nice burn to Murda Mook Saturday night at Smack/URL's "Night of Main Events 5" in NYC. When the event's MC asked Drake when he was gonna battle Mook, he responded, "you gotta beat Surf first before you get to me," in reference to Jersey battle rap specialist Tsu Surf.
50 Cent Sues Rick Ross For Allegedly Leaking His Own Baby Mama's Sex Tape May 22, 2015 at 02:50pm 44,758 Views
Back in March, we learned that 50 Cent was being taken to court by Lastonia Leviston (who has a child with Rick Ross) for allegedly leaking out her sex tape. Now, Fif's claiming that Rozay himself was behind the leak, and to deflect the blame, is suing the MMG bawse.
Coming off the release of his Zip Skylark mixtape, Two-9 member, Curtis Williams, just got himself in a world of trouble again with fellow Two-9 member Key! On April 16, the two ATL artists were arrested and taken into police custody on felony charges for substance abuse and firearm possession.
The Bill Cosby saga continued over the weekend when the New York Times uncovered additional deposition transcripts in which the comedian presented himself as an "unapologetic, cavalier playboy, someone who used a combination of fame, apparent concern and powerful sedatives in a calculated pursuit of young women." Since Barbara Bowman's November 2014 op-ed in the Washington Post
DeJ Loaf is prepping a new EP, told hold fans over as she works on her official major label album debut. The Detroit lady dropped off her Sell Sole mixtape in October, and so this'll be her first project since that, and she's developed a pretty loyal following in the midst of it.
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