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XXL 2011 Freshman Class

So much for a countdown this year as the cover for XXL 2011 has leaked onto the net over a month early. The artists to

February 21, 2011 News
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Six Men Arrested In Connection To Waka Flocka Tour Bus Shooting

As Def Sounds previously reported, while on the road in his tour bus in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brick Squad rapper [twitter=WakaFlockabsm]Waka Flocka[/twitter] was sitting in

February 20, 2011 News
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Lil Kim Addresses Black Friday Sales Controversy

As Def Sounds previously reported, Lil Kim took to twitter and announced that she had sold 113,000 copies of her new mixtape Black Friday in

February 17, 2011 News
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2 Cars Pull Up On Waka Flocka’s Tour Bus And Open Fire

While on the road in his tour bus in North Carolina, Brick Squad rapper [twitter=WakaFlockabsm]Waka Flocka[/twitter] was sitting in his bus outside a stereo shop

February 16, 2011 News
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Lupe Fiasco To Give New Lasers Track Every Week Until Album Release

Looks like [twitter=LupeFiasco]Lupe Fiasco[/twitter] is going a different route on bootleg deterrent then other artists who just give the music away for free download for

February 16, 2011 News
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Eminem & Lil Wayne Lead 2011 Bonnaroo Line-Up

The official line-up for the 2011 Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival in Manchester, Tennessee has been announced, and Eminem and [twitter=liltunechi]Lil Wayne[/twitter] are on the

February 15, 2011 News
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Saigon Ready To Release His Debut Album

With [twitter=therealsaigon]Saigon[/twitter]’s major label debut Greatest Story Never Told set to be released less than a day from now, the Brooklyn rapper says that executive

February 14, 2011 News
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Lipton Teams Up With Eminem To Promote The Shady Roster

After teaming up on a $1 million plus Super Bowl XLV ad spot, Lipton and Hip Hop Superstar [twitter=Eminem]Eminem[/twitter] have come to an agreement to

February 14, 2011 News
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Eminem To Headline Lollapalooza 2011

The news buzzing around the net over the past day is that [twitter=Eminem]Eminem[/twitter] will be the headlining act for this year’s Lollapalooza that kicks off

February 08, 2011 News
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Drake Pushes Back ‘Its Never Enough’ To ‘Take Care’ Of Upcoming Album

[twitter=drakkardnoir]Drake[/twitter] took to his blog to discuss why he has decided to delay his upcoming all R & B mixtape, Its Never Enough. I am truly

February 08, 2011 News
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Lil Wayne Set To Drop ‘6 Foot 7 Foot’ Video This Thursday

This Thursday [twitter=LilTuneChi]Lil Wayne [/twitter] will premiere the video for 6’7′ on MTV at 8 p.m. ET. Following the premiere, Weezy will have a live

February 07, 2011 News
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50 Cent’s GRODT Hits 8 Million Sales, Making It The 4th Highest Selling Rap Album Of All Time

New York rapper [twitter=50Cent]50 Cent[/twitter] continues to make the history books, as his first studio album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ has hit the 8

February 04, 2011 News
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Juelz Santana Released From Jail; Scarface Behind Bars

This year hasn’t been the nicest to rappers so far in terms of dealing with the law. Just ask[twitter=thejuelzsantana] Juelz Santana[/twitter]. He was released yesterday

February 04, 2011 News
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Lupe Fiasco’s “Lasers” Tracklist

The official tracklisting for [twitter=LupeFiasco]Lupe Fiasco[/twitter]’s highly anticipated 3rd studio album, Lasers, has been revealed

February 03, 2011 News
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Curren$y Inks Deal With Warner Bros

Former Cash Money rapper [twitter=currensy_spitta]CurrenSy[/twitter] is back in the major leagues, inking a deal with Warner Brothers Records for himself and his imprint, Jet Life International.

February 01, 2011 News
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Charles Hamilton Released From Jail

As previously reported, Harlem rapper [twitter=CharlesHamilton]Charles Hamilton[/twitter] was arrested for assault. He has since posted a $25,000 bond, and was released from jail after being

February 01, 2011 News
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Eminem Lands A $1 Million Deal for Super Bowl Ad Spot

Hip Hop superstar [twitter=Eminem]Eminem[/twitter] reportedly signed a Super Bowl endorsement deal for a one million- plus. As reported by the New York Post, Eminem will

January 31, 2011 News
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Fabolous and Ne-Yo Collabo Album on the Way?

Three years ago, [twitter=myfabolouslife]Fabolous[/twitter] and Ne-Yo toyed with the idea of an album collabo, such as Jay-Z and R. Kelly’s, Best Of Both Worlds. Today, Loso revives

January 28, 2011 News
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Game Talks R.E.D. Album: “Expect Everyone Except Jay-Z And 50″

[twitter=thegame]Game[/twitter] received great reception with his latest mixtape, Purp & Patron. And now, Jayceon Taylor has fans on edge once again, anticipating the often-delayed The R.E.D. Album.

January 28, 2011 News
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Woman Sues Diddy For $900 Billion, Claims He Knocked Down World Trade Center

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Hip Hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, accusing the Bad Boy CEO of numerous offenses, including knocking down the

January 27, 2011 News
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Fabolous To Release New Mixtape in February

Following the success of Fab’s last mixtape, There is no Competition 2, [twitter=MYFABOLOUSLIFE]John Jackson [/twitter] readies a new tape for a February release. The Brooklyn

January 27, 2011 News
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Jay-Z & Will Smith Form Joint Venture To Develop and Produce Films

[twitter=jayz]Jay-Z[/twitter] teams up with Mr. and Mrs. Smith in a joint  venture to develop and produce films. Their first project is set to star Willow

January 26, 2011 News
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Wiz Khalifa’s Next Album, Rolling Papers, Out in March

Black & Yellow hitmaker, [twitter=RealWizKhalifa]Wiz Khalifa[/twitter], took to uStream to announce his upcoming album title and release date. Rolling Papers is scheduled to drop March

January 26, 2011 News
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50 Cent To Release Black Magic This Summer

[twitter=50cent]50 Cent[/twitter] sat down with MTV and spoke on his forthcoming LP, Black Magic, which he expects to be released this summer. 50 states on

January 25, 2011 News
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Nas In Deep Debt, Owes Over $6 Million

Uncle Sam has been on a few rappers’ back in the last few months, and [twitter=nas] Nasir [/twitter] is back under the scope of law.

January 25, 2011 News
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Lil’ Wayne Embarks On ‘I Am Music II’ Tour With Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross; Carter IV Due in Spring

The martian is officially back. With his latest single “6′ 7″” on country-wide rotation, Weezy readies for tour. Dwayne Carter’s I Am Music II Tour will kick

January 24, 2011 News
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Juelz Santana Studio Raided, Skull Gang Artist Arrested

Last Thursday, Juelz Santana’s studio was the target of a police raid, which led to the arrest of Skull Gang rapper MC Hynief. Hynief was booked on

January 24, 2011 News
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In Print: Eminem Talks Shady 2.0

With the new Shady in tow, [twitter=eminem]Eminem[/twitter] may be ushering a return to wordplay, which had been missing from Hip Hop for some time. It just

January 19, 2011 News
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