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  • Lenny Kravitz Announces New Album

    Lenny Kravitz Announces New Album

    Spotted on Billboard: Lenny Kravitz has announced his tenth studio album, “Strut”, will be released Sept. 23 through his own Roxie Records imprint. He has signed a worldwide agreement with Kobalt Label Services to release and promote the album. An upcoming Kravitz tour is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The four-time Grammy winner has sold more than 38 million records worldwide and was signed to his first label, Virgin Records, for over 20 years. “Black and White […]

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  • Tech CEO Dodges Felony Charge Despite Horrifying Abuse Video

    Tech CEO Dodges Felony Charge Despite Horrifying Abuse Video

    techceo1 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 5 C.R.E.A.M. Taken from ValleyWag, where you can read more on the story: RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh “G” Chahal pled guilty to two misdemeanors for domestic violence and battery last week. The ad-tech executive faced 45 felony charges based on security footage from his San Francisco penthouse apartment, which allegedly showed him hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times in half an hour. You wouldn’t know this from recent RadiumOne headlines, however. His online advertising network plans […]

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  • R. Kelly To Drop Three Albums This Year

    R. Kelly To Drop Three Albums This Year

    Spotted on That Grape Juice, fans of R. Kelly will be elated to know that the Chicago R&B legend (and man of infamy) will be releasing both a greatest hits project (The Essential R. Kelly, out May 19th) and a holiday album (12 Nights Of Christmas). This all comes in addition to the previously mentioned sequel to his most recent release Black Panties (titled White Panties). We should also be looking forward to more episodes of Trapped In The Closet […]

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  • IN THE STUDIO: Miguel & DJ Premier

    IN THE STUDIO: Miguel & DJ Premier

    What an unexpected combo…who knows what these guys are cooking up. The combination can only create a fresh sound that we’ve been waiting for (perhaps for an upcoming Miguel album?).

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  • Beyonce Covers ‘TIME’

    Beyonce Covers ‘TIME’

    Beyonce returns to the cover of TIME as one of their 100 “Most Influential People In The World”. This year, Mrs. Carter joins the likes of Pharrell, Obama and many more.

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  • ARTWORK/TRACKLISTING: The Roots – …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

    ARTWORK/TRACKLISTING: The Roots – …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

    UPDATE: We now have the tracklisting, added below. **************************************** …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin drops May 20th (and I can’t wait). TRACKLISTING: 1. Theme From The Middle Of The Night 2. Never 3. When The People Cheer 4. The Devil 5. Black Rock 6. Understand 7. Dies Irae 8. The Coming 9. The Dark (Trinity) 10. The Unraveling 11. Tomorrow 12. Nothing

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  • MNEK – Every Little Word (Video)

    MNEK – Every Little Word (Video)

    No immediate clue on when this guy’s very much needed album will drop, but a good sign of it’s eventual arrival lies in the new visual for ‘Every Little Word’ (above).

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  • VH1 Fires Most Of Their New York Development Team

    VH1 Fires Most Of Their New York Development Team

    Spotted on Deadline: As many as 13 VH1 staffers have been let go, we have learned. That represents the bulk of the network’s New York development and production team who have overseen such series as Mob Wives. Among the departing are VPs East Coast production and development Brad Abramson and Kari McFarland. The move comes a month after VH1 brought in veteran showrunner Nina Diaz (Mob Wives) as SVP East Coast Production and Development. She is expected to build a […]

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  • Russell Wilson Announces Divorce

    Russell Wilson Announces Divorce

    TMZ reports: Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is filing for divorce from his wife Ashton … after 2 years of marriage — and less than 3 months after earning his first Super Bowl victory. Wilson just made the announcement, saying … “I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. Clearly, decisions like these don’t come easy.” Russell and Ashton have known each other since high school in Virginia — and they started dating during their college years. They got […]

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  • SALES PREDICTIONS: Iggy Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ & Future’s ‘Honest’

    SALES PREDICTIONS: Iggy Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ & Future’s ‘Honest’

    future-honest-artwork ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 1 So, courtesy of Hits Daily Double, we have a good idea how Iggy Azalea and Future’s albums will do their first week out….The New Classic looks to sell between 50,000-55,000 (which is probably higher than a lot of folks thought she’d do) and Future’s Honest is on track to do 45,000-50,000, which continues to show the lack of real interest the popular consumer has in a full trap music album (unless it’s performed […]

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  • King Louie Announces ‘Tony’ Mixtape, Reveals Artwork

    King Louie Announces ‘Tony’ Mixtape, Reveals Artwork

    King Louie has announced his upcoming mixtape Tony….no release date as of yet. He also revealed the artwork via his Instagram account. I look forward to this mixtape dropping.

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  • Chris Brown’s D.C. Trial Delayed For Months

    Chris Brown’s D.C. Trial Delayed For Months

    According to AP, Chris Browns trial for assault was put on hold for months after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to Chris Brown’s bodyguard this past Wednesday, who would be a key witness in the case.

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  • Chance The Rapper Cancels More Tour Dates

    Chance The Rapper Cancels More Tour Dates

    Pat Corcoran (Chance The Rapper’s manager) released a statement last night via Chance’s Twitter, revealing that the artist is suffering from a combination of the flu virus and tonsillitis and may require surgery. As a result, all tour dates for the rest of the week have been cancelled. Read the full statement below.

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  • Producer Attempts To Extort JAY Z Over $20 Million Recordings

    Producer Attempts To Extort JAY Z Over $20 Million Recordings

    UPDATE #2: Just Blaze had taken to Twitter recently to speak on Chauncey Mahan, and it’s kind of hilarious (below). “Chauncey stayed effing up. Big part of the reason Hip and I brought in Guru…Ill never forget the day Chaunce stepped to Duro wanting to fight lol. This guy ruined every tape transfer for the Dynasty Album. Duro calls him out on it. He runs over to Soundtrack studios, comes in the room like “yo Duro I ain’t no b*tch” […]

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  • Capital XTRA Radio Producer Sent Out Naked Photos Pretending To Be 21-Year-Old Woman

    Capital XTRA Radio Producer Sent Out Naked Photos Pretending To Be 21-Year-Old Woman

    becky ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 3 From the Lancashire Telegraph: A radio producer stole a Blackburn woman’s internet photos to use on a dating website and then sent out naked pictures of other women pretending to be her. Stuart Grant, who works for Capital Xtra in London and has rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in pop, used photos of 21-year-old Beckie Livesey to make an online profile. Miss Livesey, who lives in Willis Road, […]

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  • Emmanuel Frimpong Caught In Sexting Prank

    Emmanuel Frimpong Caught In Sexting Prank

    Spotted on All Sports: Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong was at the end of a prank by his Barnsley teammates some days ago, according to the Sunday Sun. Frimpong, 22, who was sold by Arsenal to Barnsley at the end of the January transfer window, was pranked by his teammates at Oakwell. He was reportedly roped in to a prank in which his Barnsley brothers pretended to be a pretty girl called Lucy. He reportedly sent naked snaps of himself to […]

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  • Big Boi & Phantogram Working On LP

    Big Boi & Phantogram Working On LP

    Backstage at Coachella before they hit the stage, Big Boi revealed to Hollywood Reporter that he has album filled of material with electro rock duo, Phantogram. “We’ve got songs which were already recorded when we were working on my last record,” he said. “They come down to Stankonia and we camp out for like a week and trade vibes. They go back to New York, then they come back down and we just keep the process going.”

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  • RZA Responds To Raekwon’s Recent Comments

    RZA Responds To Raekwon’s Recent Comments

    Last week, Raekwon took a pretty strong stance on Wu-brother RZA’s musical direction for the Clan (a stance that he’s taken before in the past). Today, we get to hear RZA’s response to the Chef (it’s about 15:00 minutes in). He also spoke on his upcoming films Brick Mansions and The Protector 2, the multi-million dollar album the group is working on and plenty more.

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  • Cam’ron Announces Dates For ‘First Of The Month’ EPs; Web Series

    Cam’ron Announces Dates For ‘First Of The Month’ EPs; Web Series

    While in D.C. for the Broccoli City Festival, Cam’ron revealed to Hip Hop Wired that his upcoming First Of The Month EPs will be kicking off June 3rd, which will also include a 30 minute episode. He’ll be dropping 5-song sets every month for six months (and we look forward to it).

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  • Joey BADA$$ Blasts XXL Over JAY Z, Nas & Big L Reference

    Joey BADA$$ Blasts XXL Over JAY Z, Nas & Big L Reference

    XXL recently posted a write-up interview (Joey Bada$$ Wants To Channel The Energy Of Nas, Jay-Z And Big L On New Album) where they spoke to the Brooklyn emcee about recording his upcoming album B4.DA.$$ (Before The Money). Soon after, BADA$$ took to Twitter to express their distaste for the header, claiming that he doesn’t want to channel anybody’s energy. You can see those tweets above; XXL has since changed the title.

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  • Dame Dash Disses Steve Stoute

    Dame Dash Disses Steve Stoute

    Ha!…Steve Stout stays getting punked….but I have to agree with 50 on this one…he is one of the most dangerous people in our culture…he makes artist from our culture make themselves corny by working for corperate so he can personally gain…he’s wack and he makes everyone around him look wack…beware You heard him. Steve Stoute recently received a bit of a talking to by 50 Cent, and Dame Dash has given his two cents on the matter.

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  • BEHIND THE SCENES: T.I. – Turn It (PICS)

    BEHIND THE SCENES: T.I. – Turn It (PICS)

    titurnit1 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 12 T.I. is getting ready to drop a visual to his new single ‘Turn It’, which will serve as the first official offering (I think) from the upcoming album Paperwork. ATL Pics has some snaps of the videoshoot, which you can check out above.

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  • CHECK OUT: More Pictures Of Beyoncé & JAY Z Partying At Coachella

    CHECK OUT: More Pictures Of Beyoncé & JAY Z Partying At Coachella

    beyzcoach1 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 I guess the royal Hip-Hop couple had so much fun the first weekend that they decided to return for the second….check out the pics above. Spotted on Necole Bitchie, where you can also see Bey’s little sister Solange and nephew Julez.

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  • Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Found Guilty Of Assault

    Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Found Guilty Of Assault

    TMZ reports: Chris Brown’s bodyguard was found guilty this morning of misdemeanor assault … setting the stage for Brown’s trial later today. Christopher Hollosy had told police he punched the victim after he allegedly tried to get onto Brown’s tour bus … but the victim said that was never the case. Brown’s case will be heard later today in D.C. and the stakes are HUGE. If Brown is found guilty of misdemeanor assault (he denies punching the man) the judge in […]

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  • PIC: Diddy & Family’s Easter Portrait

    PIC: Diddy & Family’s Easter Portrait

    A day late, but Happy Easter from the Combses.

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  • Lady Gaga’s Producer, Others Criticize Nicki Minaj’s ‘Chi-Raq’ For Glorifying Violence

    Lady Gaga’s Producer, Others Criticize Nicki Minaj’s ‘Chi-Raq’ For Glorifying Violence

    nickitweet1 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 5 Nicki Minaj recently dropped a new single featuring emcee Lil Herb, which put the spotlight on the current culture and music scene in the latter’s city of Chicago. While it’s getting a lot of credit for what sounds like a refreshed Nicki, some aren’t too pleased with the subject matter, particularly in the wake of the city’s rising death toll amongst minorities…..one of the critics happens to be none other than […]

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  • Pregnant Lil Kim Reveals That She Is Having A Girl

    Pregnant Lil Kim Reveals That She Is Having A Girl

    The news came out on a new flyer that reveals an upcoming baby shower for the Queen Bee….congrats.

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  • Marijuana Park Protest In London Ends Up Being A Wash (Literally)

    Marijuana Park Protest In London Ends Up Being A Wash (Literally)

    Spotted on Daily Mail: Cannabis smokers campaigning to legalise the drug were washed out yesterday by the soggy weather. Lobby groups boasted ‘thousands’ would descend on London’s Hyde Park in a protest over legalisation. The move follows a trend in the US and Canada known as ‘420 Day’ where pro-cannabis activists hold mass smoking rallies on April 20. But the persistent drizzle ensured that only the most determined and hardy users of the drug turned up. Some also took to […]

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  • Chance The Rapper Hospitalized, Cancels Coachella Set

    Chance The Rapper Hospitalized, Cancels Coachella Set

    Chance The Rapper’s team has posted a picture of him in a hospital bed on Instagram (which also spread to Twitter) as an announcement of his Coachella Week 2 cancellation. Other than that, little has been said about the current status of the rising start from Chicago, except that he “fell ill” Friday night and is expected to recover fully. You can read all the tweets below…we will have more news as it comes. Got the next two days off […]

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  • Mike Epps Accused Of Assaulting Female Fan

    Mike Epps Accused Of Assaulting Female Fan

    Spotted on TMZ: Mike Epps has been accused of punching a woman in the face Wednesday night after the premiere of “Haunted House 2″ — but sources close to Epps tell TMZ, the actor didn’t lay a finger on her. The incident occurred at the after-party at Lucky Strike in Downtown L.A. — law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the woman claimed she had a prior romantic relationship with Epps … and wanted to confront him about something. According to law […]

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