Tag: Hip-hop

Hip Hop

Early Release: Ja Rule Home From Prison

Rapper Ja Rule is out of prison. The 37-year-old entertainer was released from prison on Tuesday morning after serving out his sentences for attempted illegal gun possession and tax evasion. The New York-bred hip-hop star (real name Jeffrey Atkins) was ...
Music

Blast From The Past: Kris Kross, Da Brat, Jagged Edge ...

Remember Kris Kross, Da Brat, Xscape and Jagged Edge? Well those acts will be apart of Jermaine Dupri’s celebration to culminate 20 years of his record label So So Def Recordings. Dupri and many of the artists who rose to ...
Hip Hop

“Maury Show” Madness: Slim Thug Victorious In Paternity Petition

Rapper Slim Thug is the latest entertainer to be falsely accused a fathering a child by a woman he had never met before. The Houston-bred hip-hop star (real name: Stayve Jerome Thomas) was accused by a Dallas woman of fathering ...
News

Lil’ Wayne: Suffers Second Seizure In 24 Hours

Lil’ Wayne has apparently suffered his second seizure in 24 hours according to TMZ, who broke the news of his original seizure last night. The New Orleans-bred rapper (real name: Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.) suffered the second seizure on an ...
Music

Dream Gig: Producer The Dream New Def Jam Exec

The Dream (real name: Terius Nash) has been appointed executive vice president of A&R at Def Jam. According to a statement released by Def Jam, the singer/producer/songwriter “will have a comprehensive, broad reaching A&R portfolio.” The Dream’s responsibilities at Def ...
TV

106 & Park: BET Music Show Gets Four New Hosts

Black Entertainment Television revealed the new hosts of their long-running music video series “106 & Park” and rapper/actor Bow Wow is one of them. It was first reported that the former child star once known as Lil Bow Wow would ...
Hip Hop

Backup Plan: Rapper Mystikal Making Move Towards Porn

Rapper Mystikal has announced that if you don’t buy his next record, he’s turning to the pornography business. In an interview with TMZ, the 42-year-old hip-hop star confessed that he’s releasing one more CD and if it does not generate ...
Music

Tour Talk: Nas & Lauryn Hill Hit The Road

Rap superstar Nas & eccentric hip-hop vocalist Lauryn Hill are hitting the road for a co-headlining run on the “Life Is Good/Black Rage” tour. The 10-city tour jaunt will kick off in Dallas on Oct. 29 and conclude on Nov. ...
TV

Randy Jackson: Closes Deal To Return As “American Idol” Judge

The game of musical chairs that has become the judges table on Fox’s “American Idol” continues to go on. News broke on Aug. 31 that original judge Randy Jackson would be moving from the judges table to a mentor role, ...
Hip Hop

50 Cent: Rapper Says He’s Never Been In Love

Rap superstar 50 Cent told In Touch Weekly that he’s never been in love before. Despite having dated women like actress Vivica A. Fox, singer Ciara and comedienne Chelsea Handler, the hip-hop star told the glossy that just can’t find ...