Lil Uzi Vert Is Giving Up Drugs After Lil Peep's Death

Lil Uzi Vert is among a number artists paying tribute to Lil Peep following the young singer and rapper's untimely death. Beyond posting his condolences, though, he's looking to better himself in reaction to the tragic news. “We Would love 2 stop ….. But Do You Really Care Cause We Been On Xanax All Fucking Year,” Uzi wrote Thursday (Nov. […]

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JAY-Z Teams Up With D'USSE for 4:44 Tour Cocktails

As JAY-Z embarks on his nationwide 4:44 Tour, he is making sure fans are celebrating the right way at each host venue. D’USSE has stepped up to create mixed drinks commemorating the Brooklyn native's 13th studio album with two cocktails that are only available at kiosks where liquor is sold at each arena. The D'USSE beverages choice are named after Hov's 13th studio album and […]

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Meek Mill's Controversial Case: Activist Carmen Perez on His Prison Sentence & Mass Incarceration Reform

“This isn’t just about Meek Mill. This is about the hundreds thousands young black and brown men and women that are incarcerated.” News surrounding Meek Mill’s recent two to four year prison sentence for probation violation has evoked a range emotions: disappointment, confusion and flat out rage. In the midst it all, though, are organizations and people working to protect future generations […]

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Spacejam Bo Drops Debut Mixtape, 'Cote Kid,' Feat. YFN Lucci & YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Today (Nov. 17), LVRN's latest signee, Spacejam Bo, unleashes his new project Cote Kid, with guest appearances by YFN Lucci and YoungBoy Never Broke Again.  For the Montgomery, Ala., product, a knack for flipping his somber life experiences into melodic soul anthems has him reeling in listeners from all over the country. After wowing his audience with his raw and unapologetic record “Who […]

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Jaden Smith Releases Debut Album 'SYRE'

Jaden Smith released his debut album, SYRE, on Friday (Nov. 17). The project's title is actually inspired by the artist's middle name. Following up his 2015 EP, Smith delivers 17 tracks ranging from a variety genres spanning the 70 minutes with eccentric sonics and diverse flows. The 19-year-old recently appeared in the animated Netflix series Neo-Yokio, which also included Desus Nice, The Kid […]

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Jennifer Hudson Files Restraining Order After Split With David Otunga

After a nearly decade long engagement, ex-couple Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga are at odds over the custody their 8-year-old son, David Jr. Hudson. In a statement sent to Billboard, Hudson filed and was granted a protective restraining order against Otunga. “Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga have been in the process ending their relationship for a number months,” says Hudson's reps. “Today, Jennifer […]

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Eminem Talks Collaborating With Beyonce, BET Freestyle & More With Sirius XM

It’s anyone’s best guess when Eminem is going to release his eighth studio album, Revival. Shady is scheduled to perform as the musical guest Saturday night (Nov. 18) on Saturday Night Live, where he may just be performing cuts from his highly anticipated LP. Em joined Sirius XM for a chat with DJ Whoo Kid and Lord Sear touching on a […]

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Billboard Touring Conference: Hip-Hop Executives Explain How the Genre Is Capitalizing on Its Streaming Domination

At the Billboard Touring Conference on Wednesday (Nov. 15), hip-hop executives described how the strength streaming has removed terrestrial radio as the gatekeeper popular music. “Pop doesn’t mean Lady Gaga. Pop means popular,” said Live Nation’s senior VP North American Touring, Omar Al Joulani, at the conference’s Hip-Hop Power Panel. “Hip-hop is pop. There are no lines anymore,” added WME senior […]

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Meek Mill Bail Hearing Canceled Due to 'Administrative Error'

Update: Hours after this story was published, Meek Mill's lawyer shared an email with Billboard from the Philadelphia court system informing Mill that his bail hearing was “canceled due to an administrative error.” Billboard reached out to the Philadelphia court for clarification. After being sent away to prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2008 gun and drugs charge, Meek […]

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PnB Rock Talks New Mixtape 'Catch These Vibes,' Working With Lil Yachty & Wiz Khalifa

2017 was a busy year for the Philadelphia native PnB Rock. The year started with his infectious collaboration on YFN Lucci’s “Everyday We Lit” and his breakout mixtape GTTM: Going Thru The Motions catapulting the artist to a new level. His mixtape spawned three singles in “Selfish,” “Playa No More” and “New Day.” “Selfish” charted at No. 51 on the Billboard […]

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