*Rapper Lil Wayne will spend his 26th birthday in the Bahamas headlining "Poppin' Bottles," a landmark concert to feature the best in hip hop, dancehall and reggae talent across U.S. and the Caribbean, reports Allhiphop.com.
The Sept. 26 event, to include Bahamian talent Daddy Whites, Golden Child, and Bobo Ken, will begin at 10 p.m. at the Bristol Wines and Spirits Grounds and is billed as an all-night celebration, according to creator Lisa "Red"… Continue
*Rapper MC Breed was rushed to an Atlanta hospital with kidney failure and is said to be in desperate need of a transplant.
The 36-year-old artist, best known for his hit "Ain't No Future in Yo Frontin'," was playing a game of pickup basketball Friday evening when he collapsed and lost consciousness.
“He had to be revived three times,” his manager Darryl Morris told AllHipHop.com. “He had to be rushed to the hospital where they diagnosed… Continue
*The Game was recently charged with criminal battery for allegedly punching his cousin at a family funeral.
According to TMZ.com, the Hawthorne City Attorney brought charges against the artist for allegedly striking his cousin over an argument about money. As previously reported, the cousin accused Game of going back on his promise to pay for the service.
The Compton-born rapper is currently on probation for assault after he allegedly… Continue
Rapper FAT JOE has lashed out at fellow Puerto Rican DADDY YANKEE for publicly endorsing U.S. presidential candidate JOHN McCAIN.
The reggaeton superstar recently confessed he’s a big admirer of the Arizona Senator, who will compete in the race to the White House with Democrat Barack Obama.
And his comments have upset Fat Joe, who insists Yankee is a "sellout". The heavyweight rap star, a big fan of Obama, says, "I feel real disgusted… Continue
*Snoop Dogg is about to focus a great deal of attention to the promotion of his clothing line, Rich & Infamous.
According to Variety, the Long Beach rapper intends to plug the label extensively across the various entertainment properties with which he's involved, including his E! reality TV series "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood" and through product placement in films and music videos. .
Additionally, Snoop's CD packaging will include… Continue
In an auction entitled Hip Hop's Crown Jewels, around 50 iconic pieces worn by major stars will go on the auction block. Jewels worn by 50 Cent, Biz Markie, MC Lyte, Kanye West and the late Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur are expected to spark a bidding frenzy. Key items include Missy Elliot's diamond, black diamond and gold turntable ring, Biz Markie's black and white diamond headphones pendant, Sean "Diddy" Combs' princess and baguette cut diamond… Continue
*Jay-Z has finally admitted that he's been quietly recording a new album, "The Blueprint 3," which he says will be his last for Def Jam.
The rap mogul appeared as a guest during Kanye West's Glow in the Dark concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden Wednesday night and performed a West-produced song likely to appear on the new CD.
While performing, West asked the audience if he could play a few beats that he recorded while in… Continue
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Aspiring Oakland rapper Bobby Hall Jr., who spoke out against violence, was shot to death Saturday inside a Oakland home. He is the second person in his family to be killed by violence.
"It's like deja vu. It's happening all over again. We're reliving this nightmare all over again," said Mona Hall, Bobby's mother.
Police say 25-year-old Bobby Hall was shot multiple times last night as he sat inside a house in the… Continue
Former rapper Sporty T was murdered Tuesday morning (July 15) when unknown assailants with AK-47 rifles opened fire on the FEMA trailer in which he slept.
According to the Times-Picayune, Sporty T, real name Terence Vine, was in bed when several of the bullets shot into the trailer struck his body. The coroner's office said that the former rapper was 39, though friends and family claimed he was 41.
*Stop us if you've heard this song before, but the arrests just keep coming for DMX. For a fourth time since early May, the rapper was put in handcuffs – this time in Phoenix due to two outstanding warrants.
The artist, born Earl Simmons, was arrested Wednesday morning at a Phoenix airport as he exited a flight from Fort Lauderdale. His lawyer, Murray Richman, told MTV that X knew he would be apprehended as soon as he touched down in his home… Continue
*Having the hottest record in the country right now isn't enough for Lil Wayne. The New Orleans-born rapper just stepped into the bubbly business with his newly-launched Halo Champagne.
Weezy teamed with the company Milestone Brands and French grower Voirin-Jumeh to develop the product, which is scheduled to arrive in stores later this year. Halo made its formal premiere in the video for Wayne's No. 1 single "Lollipop."
*Kanye West says he's about to create a line of men's footwear for the French fashion house Louis Vuitton, as well as a non-Louis-related line of womens wear headed for stores this fall.
The rapper showed up Friday at Vuitton's spring 2009 show in Paris’ Jardins de Bagatelle and told Women's Wear Daily: ”I’m here for Louis” before revealing that he is working with the fashion giant on a men’s shoe line.
*Soulja Boy will have his own brand of sneakers to go along with the release of his upcoming album for Interscope. The rapper just signed a multi-year sneaker and apparel contract with Dallas-based clothing company Yums Shoes.
According to Billboard.com, the teen rapper will join forces with graffiti artist and designer Tex to design his own signature Yums "Block Star" sneakers and clothing line. The sole of each Yums sneaker will be decorated… Continue
PliesRapper Plies has set up his own non-profit organization aiming to help cash-strapped convicts cover legal costs.
The Big Gates and Plies Power Of Visions will provide funding for legal representation and aid to needy individuals, specifically those who are incarcerated. The organization will also provide educational forums, classes, workshops, training, opportunities, and other charitable activities aimed at rehabilitated former… Continue
Makeda Barnes-Joseph filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit in a Bronx court today against Remy Ma, Universal Music Group, Sure Shot Recordings, and The Pizza Bar, the Manhattan establishment where she and the rapper were partying before the Barnes-Joseph was shot. The court documents are available to view at TMZ.com.
The suit claims UMG and Sure Shot created and marketed an image for Remy Ma that promotes her as “anti-social, violent,… Continue
You gotta give Nas points for trying. After a year in which he caught flak from Bill O'Reilly for participating in a benefit, saw his nemesis turned label boss Jay-Z leave Def Jam, and shot a failed reality show with his wife Kelis, the 34-year-old Nasir Jones lost his long, contentious struggle to name his ninth album Nigger, replacing the title at the last minute. Presiding over a listening session at New York's Electric Lady studios, he's insistent… Continue
*Lil Wayne, one of the stars of the upcoming sports drama "Hurricane Season" (formerly entitled, "Patriots"), will write and record a new song for the film.
Entitled, "Tie My Hands," the song will be a duet with Robin Thicke and will be on Lil Wayne's new album "Tha Carter III," due in stores today. The digital edition of his album will include an exclusive film version of the song featuring an ad lib about the basketball team… Continue