He’s the new thing right now. His name is Trinidad James and he hails from Atlanta. He’s only been rapping for a couple of years…

A woman who was swindled by a famous rapper says ‘Tim Dog’ may be up to his biggest scam yet. The rapper reportedly died in February, but the Mid-South woman he scammed believes the con man may have faked his own death. Timothy Blair, more commonly known as Tim Dog, owes her money. When he […]

Sources are reporting Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay taxes on approximately one million dollars in earnings. Hill is scheduled for sentencing in U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey on three charges she failed to file tax returns on more than $1.8 million between 2005 and […]

  Hours before his death, a seemingly drugged out Chris Kelly attempted to rap and spit out lyrics about a room full of dead bodies. The video, shot in Kelly’s Atlanta home around 7:00 AM on May 1 — is a window into the life of a drug addict. The house is a mess and […]

Lauryn Hill is facing tax fraud charges, subject to aloof tumblr rants, but still manages to come out punching on her new song, “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix).” The psychedelic, in-your-face track hit iTunes without warning on Saturday via her label Obverse Creation Music/Sony ATV. It is her first new solo track since 2010’s R&B-tinged “Repercussions.” On “Neurotic Society,” […]

An arrest has been made in connection of the death of rapper Trina’s brother. Wilbrent Bain Jr. was killed Tuesday in northwest Miami. Police say they’ve arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting. Ron Dobson, who was reportedly a friend of Bain aka “Goonk,” now faces a second-degree murder charge. According to […]

Trina’s management posted a bulletin on Myspace today informing fans that her brother has been shot, and calling on them to show support for the rapper: “I have some very sad news to post. Over the weekend, Trina’s little brother was shot in Miami, FL. Wilbrent Bain Jr. is also known to friends as Goonkie […]

The newly converted Rastafarian rapper now known as Snoop Lion, is not only acting in the new “One Life to Live” (yes, the soap opera), but he’s also recording the theme song. Prospect Park/The Online Network is producing the new version of the show in which Snoop will appear as himself in several episodes. He’ll also […]

Rick Ross believes he deserves a second chance. He’s also in pain because he stands to lose a lot of money, plain and simple. Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ … Ross will lose between $3.5 million and $5 million … he was getting a check each time he wore the shoes. Reebok dumped Ross for […]

After going through a firestorm of controversy for his “rape lyric” on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” and subsequently losing a lucrative partnership with Reebok, Rick Ross has released an official statement on the issue. Though, Rozay briefly addressed his controversial lyrics in an interview and on Twitter, many felt the rapper was insincere. In an official statement released to the press, Ross […]

Jay-Z just released a verbal attack on the largely conservative backlash surrounding his recent trip to Cuba. With several Florida Republicans publicly voicing their disdain for celebrating his 5th wedding anniversary in the country, Jay responds with the track “Open Letter.” “They wanna give me jail time and a fine — Fine, let me commit […]

A controversial new song from country singer Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J has been causing a knee-jerk reaction online just hours after it was released. In an attempt to address complicated issues surrounding racism of the past and today, the two artists have partnered up for a new song called “Accidental Racist.” Although […]