Music News - Rap/Hip-Hop


jamiefoxx-031511.jpg Jamie Foxx is featured in the trailer for the remake of Annie, featuring Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) in the titular role. Foxx, who plays Benjamin Stacks, is joined by Cameron Diaz in the role of Miss Mannigan. Wallis replaced Willow Smith who was initially tapped for the lead role.

50cent-110209.jpg 50 Cent has dropped "Hustler," the latest single from his upcoming album, Animal Ambition, due June 3. The cut dropped to iTunes on Tuesday, April 15 along with a video. "From the beginning it was written I suppose / I break a hole in the 36 oz / And move it out, / I'm a hustler baby I'm a hustler baby," raps Fif on the record.

Estelle-041714.jpg Estelle has released a new music video for "Make Her Say (Beat It Up)," taken off her EP Love & Happiness: How Stella Got Her Groove Back. The new clip challenges stereotypes of beauty by casting everyday couples, who undress each other and make love. "This song is a part of a whole statement on what it means to be in a real relationship, on your terms," Estelle tells RapUp.

beyonce-102212.jpg Beyoncé has agreed to serve as one of Kim Kardashian's bridesmaids. According to, Beyonce agreed to stand up in Kardashian and Kanye West's Parisian wedding on May 24. In addition to Bey serving as a bridesmaid, HollywoodLife is reporting that Mary J. Blige will perform her song "Everything" at the big event.

Mjackson-072712.jpg The family of the late Michael Jackson have issued a warning to his ex wife Debbie Rowe stemming from concerns that Rowe may attempt to get custody of her two kids, Prince and Paris. The children's uncles - Tito, Randy, Jermaine and Jackie - issued a statement to TMZ insisting that Debbie took a payout in 1999 forsaking her right a lawsuit.

FloRida-060911.jpg Flo Rida has settled with the US government over a whopping $1.2 million tax bill. The tax lien was filed against Flo earlier this year, claiming he owed a total of $1,197,655 in back taxes from the years 2009 - 2011. It's not yet clear whether Flo paid the full amount or settled for a lower pay off.

Brandy.jpg Brandy has confirmed her slit from fiancée Ryan Press. Following rumors that swirled earlier this year, a rep for the 35-year-old confirmed the news to Us Weekly. "They are no longer together," the rep said in a statement. "The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on. "They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship."

Neva-052411.jpg After teasing it last week, Alicia Keys has released the new music video for "It's On Again," which features Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and composer Hans Zimmer. The vid sees Keys clad in a superhero-esque skin-tight black outfit as Pharrell leads surveillance efforts from inside a truck.

mariahcarey-072312.jpg Mariah Carey says that she was once convinced she didn't want children. Carey revealed that she never saw herself as a mother, telling E! Canada: "I remember being a little girl and going, 'I don't think I'm going to have babies when I grow up' . . . for a while I was probably convinced of that, and I just realized things change and that's what happens."

khalifa-033011.jpg Wiz Khalifa parties in the streets and is joined by B.o.B, Ty Dolla $ign, Big K.R.I.T., and Rich Homie Quan in the new music video for "We Dem Boyz." Wiz seems right at home in the new Ethan Lader directed clip as the rapper smokes a blunt in his house before making his way outside and into the streets, walking past an ice cream truck and a BBQ.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown has released a teaser snippet of "Don't Be Gone Too Long," his long-awaited collaboration with Ariana Grande, originally set to be released last month. The preview clip of the collab, which had to be rescheduled because Brown went to jail, finds Brown doing what he does best - dancing. There is also an intimate scene between the two.

JenniferHudson-042611.jpg Jennifer Hudson has dropped her latest single, "Walk It Out." The track sees the songstress taking on a sexy theme as the cut is addressed to a prospective lover. She talks about setting the rules for him during a one-night stand and making her love available to him: "Now boy you talkin' good s***, and I swear that you can get it."

img1-041414.jpg Fabolous is featured on August Alsina's new cut "Get Ya Money." Produced by DJ Spinz and Dun Deal, "Get Ya Money," one of the tracks to be taken off of his full-length debut Testimony, is dedicated to the "hard-working women who strip to pay their way through college and support their children."

rapperT-I.jpg T.I. has been confirmed as the executive producer of the upcoming Oxygen series Sisterhood of Hip Hop. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series follows female rappers Siya, Nyemiah Supreme, Diamond, Brianna Perry and Bia as they work toward becoming the next big thing.

KellyRowland-090611.jpg Kelly Rowland says she's ready to tackle a big time Hollywood role. Speaking with Billboard, K-Row said that she's looking to get outside of her comfort zone: "I've had meeting with directors . . . I'm actually ready to take on a role, and like really sink my teeth into it, and I would love a role that really pushes me to where it's something completely different off."