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.
Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona + Swizz Beatz Perform Michael Jackson’s Hits at ‘Bad 25′ Concert
Michael Jackson was remembered with a birthday celebration fit a king — the King of Pop, that is. R&B superstars Ne-Yo and Melanie Fiona, along with Swizz Beatz, performed at a star-studded event on Wednesday (Aug. 29) to celebrate what would have been Jackson’s 54th birthday.
Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival to be Webcast on YouTube + Pandora
If you can’t make it to Jay-Z‘s curated Made in America Festival in Philadelphia over the Labor Day weekend, don’t fret. The two-day music extravaganza will be streamed online via YouTube and Internet radio service Pandora, according to Philly.com.
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Jay-Z + Beyonce Talk Rita Ora Tracks on New Album
Rita Ora has just released her debut album ‘ORA’ in the U.K. Although her U.S. fans will have to wait a little while to hear it, the singer’s LP is getting rave reviews from two of her biggest supporters — Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Kanye West, Pusha T + More Featured on ‘The Man With the Iron Fists’ Soundtrack
G.O.O.D. Music artists Kanye West and Pusha T are some of the rappers who are appearing on the RZA’s hip-hop soundtrack for his upcoming kung-fu film ‘The Man with the Iron Fists.’
Lupe Fiasco Shows the Faces of Wounded Souls in ‘Battle Scars’ Video
After releasing the provocative ‘B—- Bad‘ video, Lupe Fiasco reverts to a softer yet earnest tone in his new clip ‘Battle Scars.’ The song is clearly for pop radio consumption with its yearning vocals from ‘Australian Idol’ winner Guy Sebastian.
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.
Nicki Minaj To Embark on Pink Friday: RELOADED U.K. Tour in October
As promised, Nicki Minaj plans to travel across the pond for her international Pink Friday: Reloaded tour in October. The trek is in support of her platinum-selling album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.’
Wiz Khalifa Shows off His New Buddha Tattoo on Twitter
Wiz Khalifa has over a hundred tattoos on his body, and over the weekend he decided to get one more. The rapper showed off his latest ink — the Buddha’s face tatted on his left thigh — on Twitter.
Big Boi Discusses ‘Vicious Lies,’ Andre 3000 + Whether Outkast Will Reunite
OutKast rapper Big Boi is 90 percent done with his second solo LP ‘Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.’ The collection, which has a tentative Nov. 21 release date, boasts collaborations with Kid Cudi, Sleepy Brown, T.I., A$AP Rocky and Boi’s favorite singer Kate Bush.