It's been less than 10 years since 50 Cent took the music industry by storm by way of his debut 'Get Rich or Die Trying,' which went on to sell more than 12 million records worldwide. The record garnered him instant stardom, tons of chart topping singles and the respect of a music industry that he once rapped about robbing in his mixtape days. Amid the hype, the never ending beefs and lucrative Vitamin Water deal-netting him a cool $150 million,… Continue
• It seems will.i.am’s appearance on CNN during the last presidential election wasn’t a fluke. Launching when the iPad goes on sale, the B.E.P. frontman’s (or the black Bono as we call him) first app has him appearing in 3D to read you the daily headline news. Able to aggregate news from over 100 sources, will.i.speaks keeps you update on everything you need to know. All other news apps are so 2000 and… Continue
Since Lloyd Banks dropped “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley” earlier this year, fans have been patiently waiting for the follow-up, which came in the form of “Any Girl” featuring R&B crooner Lloyd. Though the two share the same moniker, the G-Unit rapper had other reasons to tap into the singer’s talents.
“I was always a fan and I felt like he made good music,” Banks tells Rap-Up.com. “But just under the circumstances, [a collaboration]… Continue
Eminem’s “Recovery” is going quite well. His “Recovery” CD sold 741,000 in its first week of release, making it the best debut of the year.
The figures were released by Eminem’s record label, Interscope, on Tuesday and confirmed by Nielsen SoundScan. It’s actually the best album debut since October 2008, when AC/DC’s “Black Ice” topped the charts with sales of 784,000.
“Recovery” is the hip-hop king’s sixth straight No. 1… Continue
Nicki Minaj’s stock keeps rising. After appearing on records for Mariah Carey, Usher, Robin Thicke, Sean Kingston, and Christina Aguilera, Kanye West has called on hip-hop’s heroine for his new album.
BET’s Executive Vice President of Entertainment and Music Programming Stephen Hill was one of the lucky few invited to hear Mr. West’s eagerly-anticipated new project. “He’s got a track with Nicki Minaj that’s so dope,” he exclusively… Continue
Jermaine Jackson has praised Chris Brown for leaving it all on the stage at Sunday night's BET Awards during his tribute to JJ's late brother, Michael. Fans and critics have speculated about whether the tearful breakdown during "Man in the Mirror" was a genuine show of emotion or a calculated attempt to win back fans who've abandoned him since his assault on Rihanna last year.
But Brown himself has not spoken publicly about what… Continue
T.I. is continuing to expound on his multi-platinum career, this time by expanding into the alcoholic beverage business and announcing a new partnership with Remy Martin.
Although not releasing his own brand of alcohol like Diddy and Ludacris just yet, Tip is teaming up with the cognac company to be their global creative consultant allowing him to provide new marketing initiatives including promotions, merchandising and digital… Continue
After turning out hits for Rihanna and Justin Bieber, The-Dream returns to the spotlight with his third, and possibly final, album as an artist. Did Love King reign with critics? Find out below.
Entertainment Weekly: On his third album as a performer, the man behind “Umbrella” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” The-Dream, doesn’t change things up much. He spins more epic tales of lust and jealousy with sexually aggressive lyrics… Continue
Here is the full theatrical trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final movie in the franchise. This will be a 3D adventure in two parts – one released on November 19, 2010, and the second released in July 2011. Definitely something to look forward to!!
Game was in the studio last Wednesday with Cool & Dre and Drake to recorded a new song entitled “Good Girl, Bad Girl”. Queen Latifah didn’t lay any verses, but was there to show her support. That’s a unity! R.E.D. Album comes August 24th.
Dr. Dre was honored with the Founders Award at ASCAP’s 23rd Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards last Friday. Rap-Up TV spoke with some of music’s movers and shakers about the hip-hop pioneer’s impact on them and the entire industry. Hear testimonials from Janelle Monáe, Ron Artest, Jeremih, Electrik Red, Yelawolf, Raheem DeVaughn, Danja, Dorrough, Tha Bizness’ Dow Jones, and Alex Da Kid.
You'd think it would be a little harder for one of the most-watched young actresses in Hollywood to pull off a surprise, but according to TMZ, former "Transformers" star Megan Fox, 24, got married last Thursday to longtime boyfriend Brian Austin Green in Hawaii.
A rep for Green, 36, confirmed to TMZ that the two tied the knot in a quiet ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort on Hawaii's Big Island. Details on the nuptials are virtually… Continue
One of our favorite “Chelsea Lately” interviews was T.I.’s appearance last year before he went to prison. Tip was back in the hot seat for the third time and more hilarity ensued. He spoke about the dirty care package he received from Chelsea while behind bars, their special “relationship,” Tiny’s reaction, and his latest projects. We can’t wait for his next visit.
This is a short featurette on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film, Lottery Ticket, starring Bow Wow and Ice Cube. Kevin Carson (Bow Wow), a young man living in the projects, wins $370 million in a nationwide lottery. When his opportunistic neighbors discover he has the winning ticket in his possession, Kevin must survive their greedy and sometimes even threatening actions over a three—day holiday weekend before he can claim his prize. Drops August… Continue
50 Cent and Rick Ross lyrically collided last year, and now it looks like the Miami rapper's new business partner is getting caught in the crossfire.
50 Cent has been taking shots at Diddy, Ross' manager, saying the hip-hop mogul is "senile" for thinking he could re-create his early career success with Ross at the helm instead of the Notorious B.I.G. Fif also called Diddy a "serpent" and a "bloodsucker" while conducting an interview… Continue
Marshall and Mr. Porter are currently shooting a cameo for an upcoming episode on the HBO series “Entourage” at The Roosevelt Hotel in LA. The picture above is reportedly from a music video that is also being shot today. I’ve heard the Entourage scene was pool side, but it is possible the image above is part of the Entourage set. Guess we’ll find out soon. ‘Recovery’ is in stores now .