Hip-hop is 40 and a celebration's in order. So KRS-One is touring the nation, bringing real hip-hop back to where it belongs -- the streets.
"The revolution will not be televised," the MC recently told allhiphop.com. "You keep looking for real hip-hop on these bullshit stations. You're not going t ... More >>
Long before the rapper Rick Ross allegedly started "selling dope straight off the iPhone," the drug dealer Ricky Donnell Ross, a man the Wall Street Journal called "a mastermind of the crack-cocaine trade," was pushing 100 kilos of Nicaraguan blow per day and building a $600 million criminal empire ... More >>
And the nominees are ... Kanye West, a handful of other MCs, and seven websites.
During 106 and Park last night, actor-comedian Mike Epps announced that he'd be reprising his role as host of BET's annual Hip-Hop Awards, airing October 9, and revealed some of this year's nominees.
Yeezy was nomin ... More >>
"Freeway" Ricky Ross, the reformed drug dealer who is not actually a freeway, has once again accused rap superhero Rick Ross of being a bullshit Bawse.
Freeway's argument is that Rozay's rap success is entirely due to the "original" Rick Ross's notoriety as a legendary coke peddler. But it just so ... More >>
Miami rapper Rick Ross has announced a new development deal with chicken franchise Wingstop. The partnership makes a lot of sense for The Boss, who, according to his single "M.C. Hammer" is quite regularly "fiending" the chain's delicious wings.
Rozay told AllHipHop.com that, "After tasting Wing ... More >>
Not Canadian.It's been eight months since we dived headlong into hip-hop megaproducer Scott Storch's life and came up with this feature, but one thing continues to haunt us: The persistent misinformation that Storch was born in Canada. Even the Associated Press insists that it is so.
It is ... More >>
via teflondonross.comMaybe Mr. Officer Ricky Rozay never flooded the streets with keys. But the facts don't really matter. It's been two years, a couple of months, and a pair of solo albums since the Carol City rapper (real name William Leonard Roberts II) got outed as a former Florida Department ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" RosarioRick Ross controversies are back in the news again. It seems that constant foe 50 Cent used his website (ThisIs50.com) to post this unclear video of someone with a close resemblance to Rick Ross in a racy video clip. It was said to have been recorded way before Ross b ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via matthew_harrison on FlickrWill Jay-Z have to waste time on the Rick Ross vs. Rick Ross mess?We reported last month that California ex-drug kingpin Ricky "Freeway" Ross was suing Miami rapper Rick Ross, for, basically, creating brand confusion and preventing Freeway from profiting o ... More >>
photo CC by 2.0, by Alexander Boxi via TopStreetwear on FlickrCan you blame him? Fat Joe is seen around Miami all the time, but when he's in South Florida, he doesn't actually sleep in the 305. Instead, he's been living like a king out in the western edge of Plantation. And now, apparently, he's ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" Rosario-- The Rick Ross vs. Rick Ross saga continues. (Click here if you need to catch up on the background). But things are going to get a little more ugly. Former drugpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross is now trying to stop the release of Rick Ross the rapper's Teflon Don album, whic ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via C-Ali on FlickrEx-drug kingpin Ricky "Freeway" RossRapper Rick Ross' past turned out to be a little less sordid than everyone thought. So perhaps to obfuscate, he lifted his artist name wholesale -- from the real Rick/Ricky Ross, a drug kingpin in '80s Los Angeles who also went by ... More >>
Image Courtesy of: C. StilesMiami New Times columnist and Miami bass legend Luther "Luke" Campbell will be honored at this year's rendition of the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, along with the group he made history with: the 2 Live Crew. The awards show will be taped on June 3rd, and then will air on June ... More >>
-- Basic Vocab has just released their album A Better Way. The album will officially receive its nationwide release on April 27th, but they did a special iTunes early release this past Tuesday where you can get the album at $7.99 for a limited time. Conscious hip-hop from Miami never sounded thi ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" Rosario-- Miami's P.M. (pictured on the right) is part of group Black R.E.I.G.N. with Tommy Trouble. Well, they've been tapped to be part of Live Nation & Lourdes68's Raekwon Tour, which hits a couple cities in the U.S. this Summer. The Miami date was slated for April 16t ... More >>
Pitbull's new album, Rebelution, officially came out yesterday, though in these parts we've been hearing lead singles "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" and "Hotel Room Service" (and even "Krazy") for what seems like forever already. And because Pitbull seems like such a Miami phenomenon, it's alm ... More >>