Wiz Khalifa Reveals the 2050 Tour Dates With Taylor Gang, Pushes Album Back
We have some good news and bad news. The good news is Wiz Khalifa and his Taylor Gang crew are hitting the road this fall. The bad news… the Pittsburgh rapper has pushed back his second LP, ‘O.N.I.F.C.,’ again for the umpteenth time.
Dr. Dre Tops Forbes’ ‘Hip-Hop Cash Kings’ List
Veteran hip-hop producer Dr. Dre is the new king on the throne of Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. Despite not dropping a full-length album, the good doctor was able to make his money selling his ubiquitous headphones.
Nicki Minaj Receives Death Threats On Twitter Over Mitt Romney Rap Verse
Not everyone was feeling Nicki Minaj‘s verse on Lil Wayne‘s flip of ‘Mercy,’ in which she implied that she was a Republican and voting for Mitt Romney. Her rap line has garnered her a slew of hate from radical Democrats on Twitter.
Snoop Dogg Says Hip-Hop Can Finally Accept an Openly Gay Rapper
Veteran rhyme-slinger Snoop Dogg says that hip-hop is ready for an openly gay rapper. In an interview with the Associated Press (via HipHopDX), the West Coast native feels that fans are becoming more receptive to people’s differences.
Frank Ocean to Perform on First Episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ This Fall
Expect to see a lot of Frank Ocean next month as the R&B crooner will make appearances on two major television platforms. First up, NBC has announced that Ocean will be the musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’ when it begins its 38th season on Sept. 15.
Missy Elliott to Debut Two New Songs in Early September
Guess who’s back? Missy Elliott will drop two new singles next month, according to her longtime collaborator Timbaland. The veteran producer made the announcement on his Twitter page that Misdemeanor will release ’9th Inning’ and ‘Triple Threat’ in early September.
Wiz Khalifa Grabs Young Jeezy + Lil Wayne for ‘Work Hard Play Hard (Remix)’
Wiz Khalifa has been hinting about this remix to his platinum-selling hit ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ for a while now, and finally the rapper dropped the track on Friday (Aug. 24). Rappers Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne are on it sans Drake, who was supposed to be featured on the song.
B.o.B + Nicki Minaj Go Insane in ‘Out of My Mind’ Video
Rappers B.o.B and Nicki Minaj have been deemed certifiable in their latest video for ‘Out of My Mind.’ The clip finds the pair in a mental institution where Bobby is clearly the patient and Minaj is the sexy shrink.
Alicia Keys Unveils Hot ‘Girl on Fire’ Artwork
Alicia Keys is bringing the heat this fall with her fifth album ‘Girl on Fire.’ The R&B songbird unveiled the cover art of the album on her official website.
Lil Wayne Says He Hates New York, Senator Demands an Apology
Lil Wayne has ruffled a few feathers in New York with his comments about the Big Apple. In an interview with MTV’s RapFix, when the rapper was asked about his thoughts of the city, he matter-of-factly said, “Flat out: I don’t like New York.”
Chris Brown + Drake Are Sued by Male Model Over Nightclub Brawl
Chris Brown and Drake have been slapped with another lawsuit stemming from their infamous champagne bottle-throwing brawl at a New York nightclub back in June.
2 Chainz Rejected a Role on ‘Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta’
2 Chainz keeps it real on his debut LP ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story,’ but he wasn’t ready for reality television. During an interview with Baltimore radio station 92Q, Chainz revealed that he was asked to join the cast of ‘VH1′s Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta’ show but declined.
Kid Rappers Snacking Up Views with ‘Hot Cheetos & Takis’ Viral Video
Kids do the darnest things. For the school-aged rap group Y.N. Rich Kids, they have created a viral hit with their video ‘Hot Cheetos and Takis.’ The song is the collective’s junk-food anthem for their favorite corner-store snack.
Nicki Minaj Cancels Weekend U.K. Gigs Due to Strained Vocal Chords
It’s looks like Roman is taking a holiday. After a hectic touring schedule, Nicki Minaj canceled her weekend U.K. concerts at the V Festival in England so she can rest her vocal cords.
Cee Lo Green to Sing NFL’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ Intro
Are you ready for some football! Pop crooner Cee Lo Green plans to tackle the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football’ intro song.
Lil Wayne Drops ‘No Lie’ Freestyle, Delays ‘Dedication 4′ Mixtape
Lil Wayne was supposed to drop his Dedication 4 mixtape on Aug. 14, but he changed his mind at the last minute. What gives?
Flo Rida Secures Third No. 1 Hit with ‘Whistle’ On the Billboard Hot 100
Flo Rida‘s dance-pop hit ‘Whistle’ is the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. The Miami rapper dethroned Carly Rae Jepsen‘s nine-week reign at the top with her summertime jam ‘Call Me Maybe.’
Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival to be Turned Into a Concert Film
Jay-Z‘s star-studded Made in America music festival reportedly will get the big-screen treatment. The rap mogul has teamed up with ad executive Steve Stoute, producer Brian Grazer and director Ron Howard to create a concert film about the festival, which takes place in Philadelphia on Sept. 1 and 2.
Rick Ross Shows Off His Undies on Rolling Stone Magazine Cover
Following his shady look on the cover of RESPECT. magazine, Rick Ross gets wild for this week’s Rolling Stone cover. We all know he’s not afraid to show off his heavily tattooed belly — but for the music publication the Bawse not only shows off his man boobs but his underwear, as well. Ruh!
See the Track List for Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad 25′
The estate of Michael Jackson has unveiled the track listing to its ‘Bad 25′ anniversary deluxe box set. The three-CD plus DVD collection, which arrives in stores on Sept. 18, is in commemoration of the original album’s release 25 years ago in 1987.