Music News - Rap/Hip-Hop


KendrickLamar-022513.jpg Kendrick Lamar is among the acts scheduled to play at the Bacardi Triangle festival on a private island in the Bermuda Triangle from October 31 to November 2. Just 1,862 guests will be able to attend, along with contest winners from more than 25 countries who will be flown out on three private jets. The show goes down on Palomino Island.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown has unleashed on TMZ head Harvey Levin after the gossip site went after him yet again. TMZ reported that Breezy shoved a girl in a nightclub, setting off the R&B singer. Brown posted a pic of Levin to his Instagram account, along with a blistering take down. "What the devil looks like in person. Lol. You sad little man," he began.

NickiMinaj-081011.jpg Nicki Minaj will host the 20th annual MTV European Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland this November. The "Anaconda" singer hit Twitter to announce the news, saying, "So excited to announce that I will not only perform, but I have the honorable task of HOSTING this year's #MTVEMA!" She's also been nominated in four categories at the awards.

beyonce-102212.jpg Beyoncé has released her official 2015 calendar, featuring shots of Bey for every month by world famous photographers including Yosra El-Essawy, Santiago & Mauricio, Nick Farrell, Robin Harper and Mason Poole. According to Gack Hollywood, the calendar is a classy and sensual addition to any superfan's collection.

usher.jpg After announcing a slate of U.S. dates, Usher has added a slate of dates for Europe. Beginning February 13 in Montpellier, France, the trek hits 24 dates across the continent. "With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests. I am really excited to be with my fans . . ."

Rickross-093014.jpg Rick Ross has shared a pic of fellow rapper Meek Mill in jail. Meek was sentenced to three to six months in July for violating the terms of his probation. "Meek in da building all OG's roun'm #FreeMeekMill," Rozay posted to Twitter. One shot shows Mill wearing a grey sweatsuit and smiling while leaning against a wall, while another sees him having lunch in the prison yard.

Neva-052411.jpg Alicia Keys stopped by The View on Monday, September 29 for a performance of her latest single "We Are Here." She also sat down on the couch to chat with the show's hosts about her pregnancy. "Being a mother has definitely given me more of a fierceness and understanding," she told Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace.

beyonce-102212.jpg Jay Z and Beyoncé took to the stage together once again at the third annual Global Citizen Festival over the weekend. Jay Z performed a series of his hits as the scheduled headliner for the concert. He then brought his wife onstage to perform "Holy Grail" and "Young Forever" as a crowd of 60,000 fans put their lighters up in the air.

chainz-040314.jpg 2 Chainz recently had an indulgent meal, eating the world's most expensive burger. The rapper filmed a video for GQ in which he went to New York's Serendipity 3 restaurant, where he indulged in chef Joe Calderone's Le Burger Extravagant.

KanyeWest-09292009.jpg Kanye West reportedly played his new album for 20 people during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday, September 24. Theophilus London dished on Instagram, posting a pic of he and Ye, adding the caption, "So shortly after this picture I only remember kanye playing his new album 3 times in a dark room of 20 people last night and moshing drunk with mad babes haha."

christiee-092614.jpg Chrisette Michele has released "Super Chris," the lead single from her upcoming EP The Lyricists' Opus. The cut features lush orchestration, a smooth guitar line, and Chrisette's signature vocals. "Cause I'm a superstar, is that who I are? / I'm a superstar / No not really though, not really not at all / I'm this, I'm super Chris," she sings.

christinamilian-072214.jpg Nivea has blasted Christina Milian for allegedly dating both of her baby daddies, because, as Nivea claims, it is confusing her children. Milian was married to Nivea's ex-husband, The-Dream, whom both women have kids with (Christina, one, and Nivea, three) and is now supposedly dating Lil Wayne.

Drake-052311.jpg Drake has added a pair of new tattoos, including an emoji tattoo, to his collection of ink. The rapper got a praying hands emoji tatted on his forearm next to the number 6, inspired by his hometown of Toronto and his upcoming studio album Views From the 6.

khalifa-033011.jpg Amber Rose has filed for divorce from Wiz Khalifa, citing irreconcilable differences. Rose, real name Amber Levonchuck, is asking for full legal and physical custody of their 1-year-old son Sebastian Thomaz. She's willing to give Khalifa, real name Cameron Thomaz, visitation rights.

Aaliyah-061714.jpg Lifetime has released the first trailer for its upcoming Aaliyah biopic, Aaliyah the Princess of R&B. The teaser shows close ups of Alexandra Shipp, who stars in the lead role, and announces the air date November 15. "You can count on us to get this movie right," said producer Wendy Williams of the flick.