Jay-Z’s Rocawear Lays Off Staff Prior to Blue Ivy Carter’s Birth
Jay-Z‘s popular hip-hop clothing line Rocawear laid off half of its employees on Jan. 6, one day before Blue Ivy Carter was born, reports New York Post. According to the New York State Department of Labor, 28 people out of a staff of 56 were let go for “economic” re…
Wiz Khalifa Tweets Pictures of Studio Sessions With Chris Brown + Adam Levine
Rapper Wiz Khalifa is keeping himself busy in 2012 as he’s locked in the studio working hard on his new LP ‘O.N.I.F.C.,’ which will be his follow-up to his platinum-selling debut ‘Rolling Papers.’
Monica + Brandy to Reunite with ‘It All Belongs to Me’ Single
Monica and Brandy have teamed up for a new song ‘It All Belongs to Me,’ which will impact radio on Feb. 6, reports Rap-Up. The songbird’s reunion is remarkable considering that it’s been 14 years since the duo’s 1998 Grammy-winning hit ‘The Boy Is Mine,’ which spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboar…
Rare Kanye West Live Performance Video from 1996 Surfaces Online
Before Kanye West was a ‘College Dropout,’ he was a young teenager rapping on the scene with a gangsta lean. Although urban legend has it that the Chicago native was a ferocious MC when he was a youngster, we haven’t bear witness to his earlier years of him spitting rhymes on the mic.
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Diddy Hit with a Lawsuit Over Name of Empress Perfume Line
Diddy is not going to like the smell of this. The hip-hop impresario has been slapped with a lawsuit by a hair company over the name Empress. Beauty company Empress Haircare is suing Diddy over his fragrance line Empress Sean John, which they believe he is violating their trademark.
Comedian Pokes Fun at Jay-Z and Beyonce with ‘Glory’ Song Parody
Every since Blue Ivy Carter entered the world on Jan. 7, her doting parents, Jay-Z and Beyonce, had been fodder for the tabloids. Her birth, and the couple’s extraordinary efforts to secure their privacy, is now the subject of a song parody.
Drake + Common Star in ‘Imagine’ Parody Video
The Drake and Common diss-a-thon has been relatively quiet. We are awaiting with abated breath for Drizzy to respond to Common’s lyrical disses over Rick Ross‘ ‘Stay Schemin” track. But alas, we are hearing nothing on the rap battlefield. What gives?
Lil Wayne Prison Memoir Hitting Bookstores in November
Lil Wayne has inked a deal with Grand Central Publishing to publish a book titled ‘Gone Till November.’ The tome is described as a prison memoir of the rapper’s thoughts that he jotted down while serving his eight-month prison bid at Rikers Island for weapons po…
Amber Rose to Release New Song with Wiz Khalifa
Rapper Wiz Khalifa‘s boo Amber Rose teased us last year that she was recording a new song that will shock and awe us. Apparently, she wasn’t kidding. The blond bombshell plans to debut her new single on Tuesday (Jan. 10) at 9AM EST on gossip website Perez Hilton.
Wiz Khalifa Denies Ripping Off ‘Black and Yellow’ Concept
Wiz Khalifa reportedly is denying that he stole the idea of his chart-topping hit ‘Black and Yellow’ from a Pennsylvania songwriter. The rapper was slapped with a copyright-infringement lawsuit by local artist named Maxmillion who alleges that Wizzy lifted the concept of &lsquo…
Watch Rappers Spell Out Their Names in Funny Video
Rappers love to spell their names, this, according to an amusing video that was recently posted online. In the clip, rappers from Eve, Snoop Dogg, MC Lyte, Common, Queen Latifah, Diddy, Fabolous are featured spelling their rap monikers.
Kanye West Launches Design Company DONDA
After debunking a fake Twitter page (which is now shut down), Kanye West went on his own Twitter account to announce that he is launching a new design company called DONDA, named after his late mother, Dr. Donda West. In his lengthy tweets, Yeezy describes his new company as a think tank of creative…