It's hard being the Bawse. Just ask Rick Ross. Miami's most famous rapper is no stranger to controversy. Between his 18-month stint as a correctional officer at the South Florida Reception Center and those "U.O.E.N.O." lyrics about a molly sex assault, it's pretty easy to throw hate in Ross' ... More >>
There's something funny about money. Once you have a certain amount of it, those greenbacks just keep multiplying. You don't really have to do anything, except sit back and watch that money tree fruit up. Just look at Diddy. He hasn't done anything in years, and he's still the richest dude in rap. ... More >>
Yo, what is going on with Dr. Dre? We're worried about him. He's exhibiting some strange behavior; even his closest friends seem to think he might be losing it. He's almost never seen or heard from, just holed up inside his California studio, in his epic castle-mansion, making beats and headphones ... More >>
The most recent edition of the annual BET Hip-Hop Awards was less trophies-and-speeches and more WWE Monday Night Raw. First and foremost, the Bawse Ricky Ross stirred up some seriously harsh vibes when he and Young Jeezy got into a spitty spat that resulted in the senseless smashing of a mirror. ... More >>
As the country sits waiting for the release of a certain Welsh cake eater's tax returns, other high-profilers are happy to let the whole world know how swole their pockets were this year. Forbes released its latest list of haha-they-have-more-money-than-you musicians. And this time, we're talkin' t ... More >>
We've got a theory that can no longer be ignored. Every time we see a sweet R&B starlet hook up with a rough and rowdy rapper for a Top 40 banger, we can't help imagining all the hot and sweaty sex they must've had while recording. We used to think it was just us being disgusting. But recent e ... More >>
See also "Memorial Day 2012: Fifteen Best Parties in Miami and South Beach." Money never sleeps. A few weeks ago, boxing god and self-described "human ATM" Floyd Mayweather Jr. took lil' buddy Justin Bieber on a field trip to Vegas, defended his immaculate record against Miguel Cotto, and banked $ ... More >>
See also "Is 50 Cent Dying? Rapper Tweets Pictures from Hospital, Reaches out to Floyd Mayweather." Just one day after having his colon stretched at a New York City hospital, according to Media Takeout, 50 Cent is following in Jay-Z's footsteps and weighing in on President Obama's decision to back ... More >>
See LA Weekly's complete Coachella coverage -- plus the top moments from Friday, April 20 and four highlights from Saturday, April 21, including Black Lips' Biggie Smalls "hologram." By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke educates readers on hip-hoponomics.This month, Oprah Winfrey launched her own network -- OWN -- and she's pushing boundar ... More >>
Pets 4 Dawn via flickr Oh no she didn't! The second the N word left Dr. Laura Schlessinger's mouth on her nationally syndicated radio show last week she must have known she started another N word related crap storm. Dr. Laura doesn't have near the street cred a white person needs to get a ... More >>
DJ Craze (photo by David "Dro" Rosario)-- So it seems that Rick Ross has walked himself into another beef situation. After self-proclaiming victory with 50 Cent, it now seems that Mr. Rozay is aiming his sights towards labelmate and frequent collaborator (via DJ Khaled) Young Jeezy. This all ste ... More >>
Anyone who knows of 50 Cent, knows how often he's gotten into arguments and/or picked fights with people. From making skits to songs deliberately crushing his enemies, he's pretty much run the gamut. But now he may have just run out of people to have beef with -- or maybe he's just looking to hyp ... More >>
This week, New Times slogged knee-deep into the messy world of Scott Storch-- the coke, the family he ditched, the fortune he blew in spectacular fashion, it's all in there in unprecedented detail. But before he was a prime candidate for the best VH1: Behind the Music ever, Storch was a massive ... More >>
And the Boss's new album flounders.
Rick Ross knows how to throw a party, so stay tuned. This is some exclusive Prunk TV footage from a recent bash that he threw to promote his new website at Club BED.
Bryan Falla Wisin Y Yandel Saturday, June 28, 2008 American Airlines Arena Better Than: Watching your mom and dad grind inappropriately to “Noche de Sexo” at last year’s New Year’s party. By 8:45 p.m., the arena had filled up almost entirely and the crowd was antsy. With every cadence, ev ... More >>
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Rap City won't be on in the afternoons anymore. The show is moving to 1 a.m., and BET is filling its old afternoon time-slot with some other video-block show. And honestly, I'm not even sure why I care. For one thing, I never watch the show in the afternoon anyway. And it'll still be on, so I'll sti ... More >>
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