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    Jurassic 5 Nabs DMB, Mos Def For New Album

    Hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 will release its first album in four years, "Feedback," July 25 via Interscope. The set is led by the single "Work It Out," which features the Dave Matthews Band, while "Where We At" boasts a guest turn by Mos Def. Production was supplied primarily by DJ/producer...
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    Hip-Hop Stars Line Up To Join Clinton Sparks On Sirius Satelite Radio

    Award-winning radio and mixtape DJ Clinton Sparks will welcome some of the biggest names in hip-hop to his SIRIUS Satellite Radio program in June. Sparks hosts and DJs the weekly program Smashtime Radio, a live mix show broadcast Thursdays from 8 pm to midnight ET on Shade 45, the uncensored...
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    Top Rappers Crowd 'Waist Deep' Soundtrack

    The soundtrack to the action thriller "Waist Deep," starring R&B singer Tyrese Gibson and rapper the Game, will be issued June 13 via Def Jam. The album features appearances by Ice Cube, Ghostface Killah, Redman, Nate Dogg and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, among others. The Game will make his acting...
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    Chamillionaire Retains Top Spot On Hot 100

    Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds at No. 2 on the chart but reclaims the top spot on the Pop 100, where Rihanna's "SOS" falls to No. 5. The Powter track also remains atop the Adult...
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    Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy' deleted after 9 weeks at #1Gnarls Barkley's phenomenal hit '

    Gnarls Barkley's phenomenal hit 'Crazy' will be deleted this week, ending a phenomenal run of nine consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts. The decision to delete 'Crazy' was made to ensure that the focus of the Gnarls Barkley campaign now falls on the second single, 'Smiley Faces'...
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    INTERVIEW: DK - Words Of Art

    When you think of hip hop, the city of Baltimore might not come to mind. Ok! Let’s be real, it’s nowhere near our thought process. Growing up I always remembered the “Chocolate City” as being a “go-go” area. That is until now. B-More has a few up and comers who can handle their own on the M-I-C...
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    INTERVIEW: E-40 - The Ghetto Reporter

    E-40 comes from the Bay Area and is the “Undisputed King of Slang”. At this time 40 is very complacent with his accomplishments in the music industry. Since the beginning of his career and also being the legend that he is now, many rappers have absorbed his style and his use of slang...
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    Chamillionaire Says Cops Still Try To Catch Him Ridin' Dirty

    You know your song is big when ESPN sportscasters reference it during baseball highlights. And that song has lifted Chamillionaire from Texas mixtape king to chart-topping rapper. "With 'Ridin,' it's a street concept. We're rapping faster. It's not the average single," Cham said last week from...
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    Beyonce's Triple Threat

    Don't know what to get Beyoncé for her birthday? That's OK, because the singer is more in the mood to give than receive this year. She's got three offerings on the way — a new album, movie and division of her clothing line. Beyoncé is releasing B'Day, the follow-up to 2003's multiplatinum...
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    Mariah's Summer Adventure: No 'Rolling Crib,' But Makeovers For The 'Classics'

    Mariah Carey's a little annoyed that she's going to travel by bus instead of plane on her upcoming tour — but not for the reasons you might expect. The singer actually prefers ground transit: Air travel is too dehydrating, and sleep is easier on a bus than on a jet. So what's her...
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    Prosecutor Says Proof's Slaying Was Justified !!!

    A Detroit-area prosecutor ruled Tuesday (May 30) that the bouncer who shot and killed Proof on April 11 acted in his cousin's defense. Mario Etheridge was charged only with weapons violations three days after the nightclub shootout, but Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy kept murder charges a...
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    Busta Rhymes Album Preview: Bus Gets Deep About The Big Bang

    For months, we've heard Busta Rhymes talking about how he must "secure the win" for his team with his upcoming comeback album, The Big Bang. It simply means that he can't be a flop critically, the streets have to embrace it, he must sell a boatload of records and can't make Dr. Dre look bad for...
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    Rihanna, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz To Host MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show

    Rihanna and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz are red carpet pros — they've both been interviewed and photographed on a number of them in the past year. But during this year's MTV Movie Awards pre-show, they'll be working the red carpet in a completely different manner. Read The Whole Story
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    INTERVIEW: Van Hunt - A Fusion Of Genres

    Like his musical influence Prince, you just can’t seem to put his music into a box. Is it R&B, is it Neo-Soul or is it Pop? Van Hunt is an artist that has been able to fuse all 3 sounds into 14 tracks of musical staccatos. Not wanting to be labeled a Neo-Soul artist Hunt feels, that genre does...
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    Rapper Foxy Brown Trial Set For July

    Rapper Foxy Brown, accused of assaulting two nail salon workers in a fight over payment for a manicure, will go on trial in July, a judge said today (May 26). Brown, 26, whose real name is Inga Marchand, is charged with misdemeanor assault in the Aug. 29, 2004, incident. Prosecutors allege she...