• Remembering Aaliyah: 20 Great Tracks From The Late Singer
    13 years ago, Aaliyah was tragically killed in a plane crash at the tender age of 22 when returning from the Bahamas after shooting the video for “Rock The Boat.” Her death deeply affected her fans and the hip-hop community at large. Aaliyah made a name for herself in R&B and hip-hop producing hit upon hit, often blending the two genres together-- something we see a lot of in...
  • Queen Latifah Says That OutKast Are Working On New LP [Queen Latifah Denies It]
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    We were waiting on some information like this. Although it's not very official, and it's not from the mouths of Big Boi and Andre 3000 themselves, Queen Latifah suggests that OutKast are working on a new album in a recent interview with Horward Stern. Yesterday we heard that OutKast are linking up this spring and summer for over 40 different festival dates, which left many of us asking...will...
  • Beyonce & Jay Z Share Photos From New Year's Eve & Blue Ivy's 2nd Birthday
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    Beyonce and Jay Z like to keep their personal life under tight wraps, so whenever we get a glimpse at what the power couple has been up too, we usually take it. This week, Queen Bey shared some flicks on her Tumblr from her New Year's Eve and from Blue Ivy's recent birthday. On NYE, Bey looked killer in her Versace outfit while Hov looked fresh in a satin blue jacket and a bow tie. Even Ms. Ivy...
  • 47 Pairs Of LeBron James' Game Worn Kicks Available On Ebay
    LeBron James donated 47 pairs of game-worn Nike PE's to his LeBron James Family Foundation; now the massive collection is up for auction.  The hoard of kicks, all in LeBron's size 16, include; Nike LeBron X's, LeBron 9's, Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 7's, and an exclusive Nike Air Max Hyperposite. A Christmas tree decorated in LeBrons is also part of the collection. You can view the lot on...
  • Ace Hood Drops Highly Anticipated "Starvation 3" Mixtape
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    Ace Hood started 2013 off with the release of his Starvation 2 mixtape, and he's starting 2014 off in a similar fashion. The We The Best rapper has delivered the highly anticipated new installment in the series, Starvation 3, which finds him handling the majority of the project solo. He has recruited a few friends to help him out however, enlisting We The Best labelmates Mavado and Vado on...
  • Top 12 Animal Themed Sneakers
    Today, January 17th, is actor Jim Carrey's 52nd birthday. No, he is not a sneakerhead. But, he did star in the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.  Animals are a huge draw in the sneaker world, and have inspired more sneakers than I care to count. This list attempts to narrow down some of the best animal-inspired kicks, by choosing 12 different animals, and their influence on 12 different...
  • Kid Cudi Announces Title For His New EP [Update: EP Slated To Drop Next Month]
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    Kid Cudi got plenty of fans pumped in October when he announced that he would be recording a Man On The Moon 3 album as well as a prelude EP to arrive prior to the album. He made the announcement during a live show, and didn't reveal the EP's title at that time. Today, Cudder took to Twitter to gives fans the title and word that it's "coming soon," although who knows how soon "soon" is. The...
  • Rick Ross In Talks w/ Steve Stoute For "Maybach Films" Projects
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    Rick Ross is attending the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, and has taken to Twitter (as he is wont to do) to announce potential film collaborations with author, artist manager and advertising / record executive Steve Stoute.  Stoute has worked with many rappers throughout his career, including Jay Z, Nas, Eminem and Eve during his time with Sony Music and Interscope. Last...
  • Ice Cube's "Ride Along" Movie With Kevin Hart Breaks Box Office Record
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    Apart from working on a new album and an N.W.A. film, Ice Cube starred in a new comedy with Kevin Hart, "Ride Along." The movie hit theatres this past weekend, and despite being a holiday weekend the film did big numbers. "Ride Along" was released on Friday, January 17th on Martin Luther King Day weekend. The film managed to make $14.4 million in the first day it was out, and $41.2...
  • Rick Ross Purchases 109-Room Mansion In Georgia
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    One of the biggest bosses in the game continues to prove himself just that. Rick Ross purchased a new home in Georgia, which happens to be a 109-room mansion previously owned by heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield. The Miami native's new home has room for all his MMG and not-MMG homies, as the dining room seats 100 people, plus there's a massive outdoor pool holding 350,000 gallons of water...
  • 11 Recent Rap Fails
    Hip-hop artists stunt exceptionally well at the best of times. Whether it’s dope performances, providing quality albums, or being trendsetters, there’s always a lot to be celebrated within rap music.  However, even the most successful of hip-hop artists miss the mark sometimes (some more than others!). While we definitely enjoy their best moments, we can also sometimes enjoy...
  • Joe Budden Speaks On Failed Marriage Proposal To Tahiry
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    Awhile ago rumors started circulating that Joe Budden would be proposing to his on-again off-again girl, Tahiry Jose, on the popular TV show "Love & Hip-Hop." When the episode finally aired the other week, we saw the proposal go down in New York's Times Square-- and we also saw Tahiry reject Joe for it. Now that the season is wrapping up, Joe Budden hit up Hot 97 to discuss the failed...
  • Wale Explains Twitter Hiatus In New Letter
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    Wale was off Twitter for a minute, but he resurfaced on the social media outlet this week. As someone who could easily be described as a hothead, the MMG rapper had a tendency to get a little too caught up in social media slander (you may remember when a harmless question about anime escalated to Wale threatening Sir Michael Rocks).  In a new Tumblr post, Wale explained his Twitter hiatus,...
  • Big Boi Confirms Solo Album Coming Soon
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    Earlier this week we heard from a source inside the legendary Stankonia Studios that Big Boi and Andre 3000 were working on respective solo albums which they would possibly be dropping this year. That wasn't all, word was that the two would reunite for a new OutKast album following their reunion festival tour and release of these solo efforts. Now we've got official confirmation for half of...
  • Jay Z & Beyonce Cover Billboard's 2014 "Power 100" Issue, Rank #1
    Billboard has released its 2014 "Power 100" list, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Jay Z and Beyonce were given the #1 spot on this list. This comes after the power couple earned the #1 spot of Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples list. Obviously money and power are connected.  Billboard explains their reasoning for tapping Jay and Bey as #1 on the list; they both had extremely successful...
  • Arrest Warrant Issued For Suge Knight [Update: Suge Knight Cops A Plea Deal]
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    Suge Knight was arrested back in September 2013 when he was brought in for a traffic violation and outstanding warrant. Despite dodging warrants here and there, Suge has not learned from his mistakes, missing his court date for the charges for the incident. The date was rescheduled for today (January 21st) and once again, Knight was a no-show. Since this was a mandatory appearance, the judge had...
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