TIDAL is Raising the Ante by Bringing Prince, Beyonce & Jay Z Together in an All-Star Concert

Despite persistent rumors that streaming music service TIDAL is struggling in the face of stiff competition from YouTube, Apple Music and Spotify, the Jay Z-owned platform is pulling out all

Drake Accuses Meek Mill Of Riding On Nicki Minaj’s Coattails In New Diss Record (Audio)

One week later, Drake and Meek Mill are still at it. Meek may have started things, with a social media rant that called out his collaborator for relying on writers

Kendrick Lamar & Nicki Minaj Continue to Dominate the BET Awards

Last night’s (June 28) BET Awards were equal parts nostalgic and forward-leaning. A Bad Boy Records reunion featuring Lil’ Kim, Diddy, Ma$e, and The LOX as well as appearances from

Common, Nicki Minaj and More Will Join Ice Cube in Barbershop 3 (Behind The Scenes Video)

Out of Ice Cube’s many film franchises, Barbershop is one of the most beloved. The original film debuted in 2002, starring Anthony Anderson, Cedrick the Entertainer, Eve and more, along

Kendrick Lamar & Fabolous Shut Down Summer Jam 2015 (Video)

Much has been made of the unfortunate events that took place outside Met Life Stadium last night during Hot 97’s 2015 Summer Jam, but inside, there was a raucous party

Chris Rivers Is A Chip Off The Legendary Block In 2 New Looks (Video)

One of the most interesting things about the late, great Big Pun is his creative duality. In his early days with Cuban Link and Full-A-Clips, Punisher favored a horror-core style,

Remy Ma Takes Beats But No Prisoners on Her Truffle Butter Freestyle (Audio)

Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj are cool in real life, but on wax? Remy takes no prisoners. She does take beats, though, and for her latest she jack’s Ms. Minaj’s

Styles P Calls In A Ghost Attack With 2 New Freestyles (Audio)

For the second consecutive weekend, Styles P refuses to go quietly. Following last week’s “Still Bangin’ Freestyle,” the Yonkers, New York blesses some industry beats with his street-tested wisdom. Dropping

Skillz’ Storytelling Is Vivid On This Bigger Than Life Track By BINK! (Audio)

A master of freestyles and concept tracks, sometimes it can be easy to overlook Skillz (f/k/a Mad Skillz) straightforward songs. However, one fast revisit of From Where??? and it’s apparent

It’s the End of an Era. Lil Wayne is Suing Birdman & Cash Money Records for $51 Million.

After months of decrying Cash Money Records, and it’s co-owner Birdman, Lil Wayne has gotten extremely serious about his efforts to permanently sever the relationship with the label that has

Witness a Cypher with Kenny Smith, Grant Hill, Ernie Johnson, Shaq & Nicki Minaj (Video)

Nicki Minaj paid a visit to the set of Inside the NBA and the hosts put together a Cypher in her honor. Kenny Smith, Grant Hill and Shaq flexed their

Finding The GOAT: Nicki Minaj vs. Big Sean…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick

Lil’ Kim Goes At Nicki Minaj Yet Again… Is This The Best Look For Her? (Audio)

Two days removed from her August 4 reigniting of the war of words with Nicki Minaj (“Flawless Remix”), Lil’ Kim comes in for a second charge.  The onetime Junior M.A.F.I.A.

Lil Kim Reignites Her War of Words with Nicki Minaj (Audio)

Shortly after being called out for the cover of her single “Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj has another shot fired in her direction. Lil Kim jumps on the remix to Beyonce’s “Flawless”

Beyonce Recruits Nicki Minaj for a Bouncy Remix to Flawless (Audio)

“Of course sometimes ____ goes down when it’s a Billion dollars on the elevator.” Beyonce has words for her detractors on a sizzling remix to her power anthem, “Flawless.” Queen

Dear Nicki Minaj: An Open Letter From a Father (Who Runs a Major Hip-Hop Site)

Chuck Creekmur, owner and founder of, one of the longest standing Hip-Hop sites, recently wrote an open letter to Nicki Minaj about her self-portrayal on her cover for the

Nicki Minaj Morphs Into Sugilite On Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe (Video)

Cartoon Network has had it’s fair share of history with Hip-Hop in it’s recent past. Back in 2011, an episode titled “Rap It Up” in the series, Regular Show, featured

Cam’ron & Nicki Minaj Show Why Movin’ On Up Ain’t So Bad (Video)

Less than 24 hours after the audio premiere of “So Bad,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Yummy, Killa Cam’ron hits Heads off with the video. Featuring some real estate exchanges between

Cam’ron Is Gearing Up For The 1st Of The Month With 2 Leaks (Audio)

It’s only halfway til the beginning of August and Cam’ron is dropping singles heavy in anticipation of the second installment of his 1st Of The Month EP series. Premiered by

Usher & Nicki Minaj Interpolate A S.O.S. Band Classic On Another Pharrell Time Machine (Audio)

Pharrell’s production over the last 18 months has been interesting. The N*E*R*D front-man drew very close to Marvin Gaye’s 1977 wallflower-directed “Got To Give It Up” on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred

Trey Songz Jumps The Gun With Brand New Album, Trigga (Album Stream)

The sensual and emotive vocalist Trey Songz, who turns 30 this November, has been keeping busy this year working with the likes of Young Jeezy on “Ordinary,” a remix to

Joell Ortiz Joins In On Nicki Minaj’s Pills N’ Potions With Heartfelt Realness (Audio)

The same morning Joell Ortiz drops off the visual to a status-checking single in “House Slippers” with Penalty Records, the Bushwick, Brooklyn MC’s other label, Shady Records, lets go of

Nicki Minaj Has Released a Simple But Visually Stunning Video for Pills N Potions (Video)

Sometimes less is more. That is certainly the case for Nicki Minaj in the arresting video for Pills N Potions. Gone are the contact lenses, multicolored wigs and other attention-grabbing

Nicki Minaj Releases a Deeply Personal Record for Her First Single (Audio)

In many ways, Nicki Minaj has returned to her 2010 form with the release of Pills N Potions, her first single from the forthcoming album The Pinkprint. Her look is

Although The Vid Is Big On Body Shots, Is Nicki Minaj Back To Bars? (Video)

In 2009 and 2010, Nicki Minaj took Hip-Hop by force with hardbody raps, while showing a lot of body. The Queens MC even took this approach to radio in 2012

Nelly – Get Like Me ft Nicki Minaj & Pharrell (Video)

Nelly is back with a new song and video and it’s got that Pharrell hot sauce on it. It also features Nicki Minaj with no gimmicks or funny voices–just straight

Nicki Minaj & Peter Rosenberg Discuss Their Differences Face to Face (Video)

Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg infamously dissed Nicki Minaj’s music last year at Summer Jam…right before she was to hit the main stage. The comments lead to an avalanche, starting with

The Cleveland Show – Menace II Secret Society (Full Episode)

Here’s the full video for the recent episode featuring ?uestlove, Nicki Minaj, Will.I.Am, Bruno Mars & Kanye West. Related: A day in the life of ?uestlove (Video)  

Kanye West, ?uestlove, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars,, and ?uestlove appear on The Cleveland Show (Video)

The season premiere of The Cleveland Show hits the air on Sunday and features guest appearances from Kanye West, ?uestlove, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, and The artists play members

B.o.B. – Out of My Mind ft Nicki Minaj (Video)

B.o.B.’s visual for Out Of My Mind stays true to the theme. He and Nicki Minaj team up for some off the wall antics. Related: B.o.B. – Play the Guitar

Nicki Minaj – Beez in the Trap ft 2 Chainz (Video)

Here’s the latest video from Nicki Minaj. Check out Beez in the Trap featuring 2 Chainz. Related: Drake – Take Care (Video) and HYFR – Video

MTV’s 2012 Hottest MCs in the Game (Video)

MTV dropped its 7th annual installment of its hottest MCs in the game last night. They were: 1. Rick Ross, 2. Drake, 3. Kanye West, 4. Nicki Minaj, 5. Lil

Cash Money Records comes in as the 8th most important hip-hop record label of all time. It’s getting serious.

#8 Cash Money Records As we discussed in our entries about #16 Rap-A-Lot Records and #12 No Limit Records, the South currently runs hip-hop (and has for at least the

Big Sean – Dance (A$$) Remix (Video)

The title says it all for the video for Big Sean’s Dance (A$$) remix featuring Nikki Minaj.

Drake – Make Me Proud ft Nicki Minaj

Here’s the latest track to drop from Drake’s upcoming Take Care album.  Check out Make Me Proud featuring Nicki Minaj. Click here to download.

Rick Ross – I Love My B*tches & You The Boss ft Nicki Minaj

Here are 2 new joints from Rick Ross’ upcoming album, God Forgives, I Don’t. I Love My B*thces Click here to download. You The Boss ft Nicki Minaj Click here

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #1 YMCMB…could it be anything else?

Has there ever been 1 hip-hop label more dominant in a year than Young Money/Cash Money?  It depends on how you define “dominant.”  If you’re talking purely about record sales,

Whoa. Kanye West’s new video is kinda scary…but that’s fitting for a Monster. Check it out.

This one is more high art from Kanye.  The execution of Nicki Minaj’s verse is very dope.  This is clearly a work in progress, but you get the picture.

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #3 the girls are back in town…well, at least 1, but Nicki Minaj has opened the door for the next wave of great female MCs.

The role of women in hip-hop should not be overlooked but it often has been.  For more than a decade (including the 90’s which many consider to be the Golden

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #4 Whut? Thee album???…there have been a lot of great songs in hip-hop over the years but not a lot of great ALBUMS. In 2010, there were at least 10…

When’s the last time you went back and listened to some of your favorite hip-hop albums from back in the day? I’m guessing if you randomly picked 10 of your

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #6 Roll the dice…this was a year of taking BIG chances and they paid off.

EVERYBODY knows the music business as it has existed for the last few decades–where sales of recorded albums are the primary financial-driver of the business–is in trouble.  The record industry,

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #7 Rappin’ all over the world…you know that’s right when the hottest rapper of the year was from Canada.

Everyone knows New York City was the birthplace of hip-hop.  For years, the dominant s0und in the genre was from the city that never sleeps.  In the late 80’s the

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #9 Change the game…several artists expanded the boundaries of hip-hop in 2010.

1. B.o.B. – Bobby Ray dropped several crunk-filled mixtapes before releasing his first official album.  When the album dropped, however, it was filled with lots of pop, rock and just

Moment 4 Life is probably the dopest song on Nicki Minaj's album. Check out her performance of it on George Lopez's show.

George Lopez is actually starting to rival Jimmy Fallon for dope hip-hop performances. Nicki did this solo, but the original with Drake is even (just a little bit) hotter.  Pink

Nicki Minaj, Jim Jones and Ricky Blaze (who??) Feel Free. Check it out.

The song actually belongs to Ricky Blaze and word has it Nicki recorded this verse a couple of years ago.  Strange, it sounds a lot like the pop stuff she’s

It's hard to believe but Nicki Minaj actually made a POP album…and it's really good.

I resisted the Nicki Minaj bandwagon for a really, really long time.  At first, I thought she was a Young Money puppet– a female extension of Lil Wayne.  Her clothes