Although Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the rapper-turn-activist has since planted his feet in many different parts of the world, more recently, he's resided in South Africa.
With a larger-than-life appearance like his, Rick Ross is the last guy you'd expect to be difficult to locate, but that's exactly what a British concert promotor is having trouble with. Christian Ezechie of the promotion company Executive Decision claims that Rozay owes him $200,000 for a concert he never showed u
Over the past five or so years, Lex Luger has become one of the most recognizable producers in the game on the strength of his signature trap sound. Now, he steps into the booth to rap for the first time on "Legal," which also features Three 6 Mafia affiliate Gangsta Boo.
Last October, the perpetually troubled Chris Brown was involved in an altercation outside of a hotel in Washington, D.C., and that resulted in charges of parole violation. Today, Brown pleaded guilty to those charges, and was slapped with a 131 day jail sentence in return.
2 Chainz was arrested at an L.A. airport last June when ingredients to make codeine-based drug concoction, 'lean' were found in his bag. The rapper has since copped a plea deal over the charges, but he'll have to lay off the syrup for a while.
On Halloween of 2012, Meek Mill was arrested after being pulled over in Philadelphia. The rapper was cuffed when he refused to let police search his vehicle, claiming that they smelled Marijuana coming from the car.
Looks like Chris Brown won't be getting out of jail just yet. The singer, who's been locked up since being booted from rehab last month was meant to go to trial this week, but things have been postponed until June.
DJ Khaled's new single "They Don't Love You No More" has attracted quite a bit of attention since dropping at the top the week, first reigniting the Drake and Jay Z discussion, then enraging Major League Lacrosse, and now garnering some legal action against it.
If you follow Tyga on Instagram, you may have noticed an interesting addition to his photos beginning about two months ago: a tiger. Yes, it seems that Tyga thought that keeping his big cat namesake as a pet was a good idea, but California Wildlife officers clearly thought otherwise.
The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording.
Flavor Flav, iconic hypeman from the legendary rap group Public Enemy, was arrested for battery in 2012. The incident in question found the rapper allegedly chasing and threatening his fiance's 17-year old son with a pair of knives.
Naughty By Nature's Treach made headlines last year when he attempted to "fire" fellow group member Vin Rock via Twitter. NBN's tour went on regardless, and while things had been quiet from the camp from some time, it has now been reported that Treach was arrested in New Jersey for "eluding police".
Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel was found guilty of murder following a 65 day trial last month, and today he was given his sentencing. The Jamaican sensation, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, was hit with a life sentence, and will not be eligible for parole until he has served 35 years in prison.