Lil Wayne’s meteoric rise to fame is astounding when one considers his humble beginnings as a teenaged phenom on his native New Orleans recording label Cash Money. Along with five platinum albums and four gold albums over the course of a stellar 13-year career, Lil Wayne can now add a most significant boast to his […]

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The final numbers are in for G.O.O.D. Music’s compilation album, Cruel Summer. Kanye West’s project featuring the likes of Pusha T, Big Sean, Common, Cyhi The Prynce, 2 Chainz and Teyana Taylor managed to pull in over 216,000 albums sold in it’s first week.

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Slaughterhouse’s rallying cry was that their album was a step in the direction to save real Hip-Hop. For the most part, a lot of them did. Slaughterhouse, now backed by the Shady Records/Interscope machine, racked up nearly 52,000 copies of Welcome To: Our House. Not too shabby for Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I., […]

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Last night at Gotham Hall in New York City,  Pepsi/Billboard’s Summer Beats Concert Series concluded with a celebratory concert for what would’be been Michael Jackson’s 54th birthday.  Grammy-nominted artist Melanie Fiona, Grammy Award winning R&B singer Ne-Yo and Grammy Award winning rapper Swizz Beatz ran through their own collection of hit records before paying homage to […]


The truth is 2 Chainz is going to have the #1 album in America when the final tally comes in tonight, according to Billboard and Hits Daily Double. the Atlanta rapper’s debut album on Def Jam Records, Based On A T.R.U. Story, moved 145,809 units in it’s first week and looks to move more as the final tally […]

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Nas is a busy man these days as he continues to promote his tenth studio album, Life Is Good.  He donned a customized Mets jersey as he performed at the Major League Baseball Fan Cave in New York City. The man of the hour performed select cuts from his new album including “Bye Baby,” “Daughters,” “The […]

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Nas‘ 10th studio album, Life Is Good, is receiving high praise among critics and fans alike. With a press blitz that spanned every talk show and pretty much anywhere that was anywhere in New York City yesterday, Life Is Good is projected to take the #1 spot on Billboard next week. According to day one figures on Hits Daily […]

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2 Chainz, aka The Hair Weave Killa sat down with Billboard recently to play share his experiences behind those closed doors. He answers fan submitted questions about S&M, relationships, his nickname Tity Boi, worst sexual experience, and addresses other topics.  So ladies, if Tauheed was tickling your fancy, listen up after the clip. 

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Ludacris took on the Bonnaroo festival this past weekend and ran through his seemingly endless set of hits in Manchester, Tennessee. Check the footage courtesy of the good folks over at Billboard. 


Drizzy Drake has broken another Billboard record surpassing Diddy with the most #1 Singles on Billboard’s Rap Songs chart. Drake tied Diddy in October but after “Make Me Proud” topped the charts last week, the YMCMB team captain edged ahead. 1.  Drake – Best I Ever Had 2.  Say Something (Timbaland Feat. Drake) 3.   Drake – […]

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Donating Baby Gifts To Charity [Video] It’s better to give than to receive and Beyoncé and Jay-Z are doing just that with many of the gifts given to their beautiful new baby Blue Ivy Carter. The superstar couple has received lavish gifts from their newborn from the likes of Kanye West, P. Diddy  […]

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Blue Ivy Carter Already Making Billboard History, Beyoncé’s Plush Hospital Room   She’s only days old, but Blue Ivy Carter is already making music history. Billboard reports that Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s new daughter is the youngest person to ever make the charts. Blue Ivy is featured on “Glory” (credited as “B.I.C.”), a song Hov released in honor […]