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Lil Wayne and Drake Debut New Single 'Grindin'

August 9, 2014

Just before kicking off their joint tour on Friday, Lil Wayne and Drake dropped a preview of their collaboration through a new single called "Grindin." The track then got an immediate live debut that very evening during the Street Fighter-themed Drake...

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Make It Wayne: Weezy Starts a Sports Agency

July 25, 2014

As the founder of Young Money Entertainment, Lil Wayne has proven he can put together a roster: Drake and Nicki Minaj both won Rookie of the Year honors, Tyga provides speed off the bench and Lil Twist fills the ridiculous hair requirement. Lil Wayne:...

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Questlove Producing New VH1 Music Series, 'Soundclash'

May 9, 2014

The music world's busiest drummer-producer just got even busier. Roots mastermind/Jimmy Fallon sidekick Questlove is executive producing a new VH1 music series, Soundclash, in which three artists will perform simultaneously on a single stage, The...

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Stream Rick Ross's 'Mastermind'

February 26, 2014

As part of Rick Ross's master plan, the rapper's sixth studio album, Mastermind, is streaming now on iTunes in advance of its March 4th release date. Less than two years since the release of God Forgives, I Don't, Rozay has put together an album featuring...

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Paris Hilton: 'I Want to Write Songs People Can Relate To'

October 10, 2013

For some performers, hometown shows can be stressful, but as Paris Hilton gets set to go behind the decks at L.A.'s Create nightclub for her first-ever U.S. DJ set this past Tuesday, she's glad her huge entourage has packed her dressing room. "My family...

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Diddy Bests the Rest on Hip-Hop Earners List

September 25, 2013

Diddy was named hip-hop's richest artist last March, and he's still holding down the top spot. The Bad Boy Records founder leads Forbes' latest list of the highest paid hip-hop artists, raking in $50 million over the past 12 months with his label,...

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Wu Tang Clan's U-God: Kanye Should 'Come Back to Earth'

July 22, 2013

Wu-Tang Clan member U-God has some blunt words for his hip-hop peers, especially the dynamic duo of Kanye West and Jay Z. Random Notes: Hottest Rock Pictures "Tell him there's no sound in space," he told Huffington Post of West's raw, electronic-heavy...

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Lil Wayne's America's Most Wanted Tour Rocks Nashville

July 11, 2013

Lil Wayne kicked off his America's Most Wanted summer package tour in Birmingham, Alabama Tuesday, almost four months to the day after the notoriously outlandish loose cannon was hospitalized after suffering a series of seizures that spurned widespread...

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Tyler, the Creator's Controversial Mountain Dew Ad Pulled

May 1, 2013

Tyler, the Creator's new Mountain Dew ad has been pulled off the air. The 60-second commercial has been decried as a perpetuation of racial stereotypes and a downplaying of violence against women. Developed by the Odd Future leader, the clip shows a...

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Lil Wayne Says Epilepsy Caused Seizures

March 29, 2013

Lil Wayne has disclosed the cause of seizures that recently put him in the hospital, and they have nothing to do with sizzurp, he says: He has epilepsy.  "The bad news is I'm an epileptic, I'm prone to seizures," Wayne said yesterday when he called...

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Lil Wayne Takes It 'Back to His Roots' on New Album

March 25, 2013

Despite Lil Wayne's recent medical scare that dominated music news for days, the visionary rapper is on track to release his new album, I Am Not a Human Being II, on Tuesday  (despite having leaked a few days ago to file-sharing sites). According...

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Lil Wayne and Drake Team Up for U.S. Tour

June 12, 2014

Lil Wayne and Drake will do battle on a co-headlining U.S. tour that will take them to 31 cities through August and September. Drake: High Times at the YOLO Estate Dubbed Drake vs Lil Wayne, the trek kicks off August 8th at the Darien Lake Performing...

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Lil Wayne Enlists Drake for First Single off 'Final' Solo Album

May 3, 2014

Lil Wayne got a jump on the weekend by releasing the first single off his upcoming Tha Carter V late on Friday night. Just a few days after Kobe Bryant hyped the album's artwork on Twitter, it seems that Carter V season has indeed begun.  Rapping...

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Timberlake's '20/20' Tops 2013 Album Sales

January 3, 2014

In a year of declining album sales, Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience was the biggest selling album of 2013, according to Billboard. A total of 2.43 million copies sold. While the ranking is certainly an honor for Timberlake,...

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Land Six American Music Award Nods

October 10, 2013

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the nominees for the 41st Annual American Music Awards, picking up six nods including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for their inescapable smash "Thrift Shop." The duo will go up...

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Drake Heads All-Star Lineup at OVO Fest

August 6, 2013

Every year, Drake's October's Very Own (OVO) Festival serves both as an annual morale booster for Toronto and as a conduit for the rapper to bring out a coterie of famous friends to his hometown. Even with Frank Ocean's highly-publicized absence due to...

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J. Cole Apologizes for Autism Lyric

July 22, 2013

J. Cole has apologized for a lyric referring to autism in a collaboration with Drake. In a blog post over the weekend, Cole called the lyric on Drake's "Jodeci Freestyle" "highly offensive to people with autism." The rapper boasted in the song, "I'm artistic,...

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Emmett Till's Family: Lil Wayne's Apology Falls Short

May 2, 2013

A representative from Emmett Till's family said that Lil Wayne's apology for an "innapropriate" lyric in a remix of Future's "Karate Chop" did not suffice, TMZ reports. "While it's commendable that he has vowed to respect the legacy of Emmett...

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Lil Wayne Apologizes for 'Inappropriate' Emmett Till Lyric

May 1, 2013

Lil Wayne has apologized for the "inappropriate" Emmett Till lyric in his guest verse on Future's "Karate Chop" remix. "As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain that your family has had to endure," Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. wrote...

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Lil Wayne Sets Summer Tour Dates

March 25, 2013

After confusing and conflicting reports about his health following another recent bout with seizures, Lil Wayne has made clear he's most definitely alive – so alive, he's announced a new summer tour with T.I. and Future. America's Most Wanted...

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