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Will Fans Enjoy Jamie Foxx’s New Album?

5/20/2015 2:42pm EDT
Review: Jamie Foxx Keeps Things Sensual On ‘Hollywood’
How does one characterize Jamie Foxx? The best way to describe Foxx is as multitalented. He is one of few actors – an Academy Award winner by the way – who can convincingly play dramatic roles as well as comedic roles. Furthermore, Foxx is one of few actors who has nailed the ‘musician’ thing – he’s a classically trained pianist with golden pipes.

After a five-year hiatus between albums, Foxx returns with his most sensually driven lengthily titled album yet, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses. Has the 47-year old Foxx lost his swag? Nope, not in the least – perhaps he overdoes the ‘sw...

Fabolous Hits A Homerun With 'The Young OG Project'

12/30/2014 8:00am EST
Review: Fabolous Hits A Homerun With 'The Young OG Project'
Sometimes, you just have to wait. As the old expression goes, “the best is yet to come.” For hip-hop music, that quote exemplifies the game in 2014. Some of the year’s strongest albums came late – efforts including Logic’s Under Pressure, Big K.R.I.T.’s Cadillactica, and J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive truly represent the elite. Fabolous’s 1990s-inspired LP, The Young OG Project joins the aforementioned as one of the best rap albums of 2014, dropping at the tail end on Christmas Day.

The Young OG Project opens with a bang with “Lituation” where Fabolous is on autopilot from the jump...

NYPD 'Hip-Hop Police' Monitor Stars Such As Drake & Chris Brown

8/30/2014 5:07pm EDT
In the wake of Marion "Suge" Knight's shooting at a club in Los Angeles, a police force tasked with monitoring personal appearances by controversial hip-hop stars is stepping up its surveillance of hip-hop stars.

The elite squad is known as the "Hip-Hop Police" and reportedly focuses its work on musicians such as Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa, Fat Joe, Drake and Chris Brown.

The squad monitors rap concerts and nightclub appearances by those who allegedly cause trouble. According to the New York Post, law enforcement officials are increasing their efforts following the shoo...

Stage Collapses At Manhattan Rap Concert

5/2/2012 10:28am EDT
A rap gig featuring Fabolous, Waka Flocka Flame and Wale was thrown into bedlam on Monday night after a staging area collapsed.

The stars performed at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom at a birthday party for Power 105 radio DJ Prostyle, but a problem occurred when all of their entourages gathered backstage.

A ramp collapsed under the weight and a staging area buckled, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

A source tells the publication more than 400 people packed the backstage area, adding "(There were) 12 dudes (on the ramp) that weighed 300 pounds each and an extra ...

Ray J Detained By Police After Fabolous Fight

9/19/2011 4:17pm EDT
Ray J
R&B star Ray J was detained by Las Vegas police on Sunday after fighting with rapper Fabolous.

The singer-turned-reality TV regular was in Sin City for boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr's Saturday night bout with Victor Ortiz, after appearing in an episode of TV documentary 24/7, which chronicled the road to the big fight.

Fabolous made fun of Ray J's cameo, in which he is shown playing the piano in Mayweather, Jr's living room and singing his song One Wish.

The rapper wrote on, "Floyd saying we havin (sic) a concert in my living room & the camera cuts to Ray J singing 'One Wish' o...

Fabolous Sued Over Alleged Restaurant Attack

2/2/2011 11:28am EST
Rapper Fabolous has been sued over allegations he attacked a restaurant worker in Atlanta, Georgia.

A lawsuit was filed in Atlanta's Fulton County Superior Court on Monday by busboy Octavious Butler, who claims the hip-hop star and an unnamed pal struck him as he cleaned their table at city's Fox Sports Grill.

According to the papers, the pair attacked without provocation and hit Butler with a glass bottle, reports

Butler is seeking undisclosed damages.

Amber Rose Denies Pregnancy Rumors

10/6/2010 7:48pm EDT
Amber Rose
Kanye West's model ex-girlfriend Amber Rose has shot down rumors she is pregnant with another rapper's baby, insisting the majority of information written about her online is "wrong."

Rose split from the Stronger hitmaker earlier this year and was almost immediately linked romantically to hip-hop star Fabolous.

Internet reports recently suggested Rose is expecting the rapper's child, but the claims are news to the curvaceous beauty.

Taking to her blog, she writes, "Whoa Lol (laugh out loud) I'm NOT Pregnant Please ppl (people) the internet is 97 per cent wrong about me. I'm n...

Soulja Boy & Fabolous Call A Truce

9/9/2010 12:00pm EDT
Soulja Boy
Rap rivals Soulja Boy and Fabolous put their differences aside during a radio interview on Wednesday following a vicious online war of words.

The pair fell out after Fabolous joked on his page about allegations Soulja Boy used cocaine, branding the young hip-hop star Stupid Boy Swag in reference to his hit Pretty Boy Swag. Soulja Boy was left fuming over the post, and fired back at the Trade It All hit-maker in a series of aggressive tweets.

On Tuesday, he wrote, "I will murder that n**ga fab in a freestyle battle he garbage compared to soulja boy (sic). Fab is so mothaf**ki...

Fabolous Caught Up In Club Shooting Investigation

6/14/2010 8:35am EDT
Police in New York are reportedly looking to question hip-hop star Fabolous as part of an investigation into the killing of a young rapper - after video surveillance footage purportedly shows him leaving the Queens nightclub just moments before the shooting.

The hit-maker is said to have been caught on camera leaving Club Amazura in New York shortly before Greg 'G-Baby' Brown was blasted in the back in the nightspot by a mystery assailant. Brown later died from his injuries. Cops investigating the death are now hoping to talk to Fabolous - real name John Jackson - to find out if he saw an...

Bow Wow And Fabolous Deny Involvement In 'Assault'

6/8/2010 10:30am EDT
Bow Wow
Rappers Bow Wow and Fabolous have denied any involvement in an alleged assault on a self-proclaimed hip-hop groupie; following accusations an associate of the stars slapped her in the face.

A video recently surfaced on the internet, appearing to show Kat Stacks being accosted by two men in a bar. One of the unidentified men appears to slap Stacks before shouting, "Apologize to Fab," while the other added, "And Bow Wow," leading to rumors the two stars were somehow involved in the incident.

However, Bow Wow is adamant he had nothing to do with the alleged attack - insisting he would neve...

Bow Wow Angry Over Leaked Song

5/13/2010 3:30pm EDT
Bow Wow
Rapper Bow Wow has been left fuming after his song Cuff Ur Chick from his upcoming "dream project" leaked online - a year before the disc's expected release date.

The Like You star is furious at the early unveiling of the track, which features Fabolous and Drake, and has now been forced to rush out a new video to make the most of the unauthorized release.

In a series of angry posts on his page, he writes, "My album not coming out til next year. I was holding on to that record. It was not suppose to drop. That was my dream project. F**k! A (year) early? Why me man? I work too...

Gucci Mane Gets An Early Prison Release

5/5/2010 5:30pm EDT
Gucci Mane
Rapper Gucci Mane will walk free from prison next week after serving seven months of his one-year sentence.

The troubled hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, was locked up last November after violating the terms of his probation for a 2005 assault conviction. However, he is counting down his final days at Georgia's Fulton County Jail and will be released next Wednesday, according to good friend and New York DJ Angie Martinez.

Nonetheless, the rapper's legal problems will be far from over - he and his business partners are currently embroiled in two separate lawsuits over concert no-sho...

Fabolous Brushes Off Jim Jones' Feud

4/2/2010 6:30pm EDT
Fabolous has brushed off his escalating war-of-words with Jim Jones on - insisting his rap rival was joking when he told the Trade It All hit-maker to "play dead".

Jones first took aim at his rap rival following the debut of Fabolous' Body Ya music video, accusing him of being unoriginal. He wrote: "I just seen another rapper's video that look just like my chain gang n scarf. Damn, I'm sonnin (something) these n**gaz. I guess my style might body ya. Lol."

Fabolous responded by bashing Jones' mixtape, The Ghost of Rich Porter. He wrote: "iJustWannaKnoWhy the competition won't...

Fabolous Show Wrecked By Drunken Promoter

2/24/2010 12:24pm EST
Fabolous' New York concert on Saturday night came to a sudden halt after an inebriated club promoter jumped on stage and began rapping with the star.

The Trade It All hit-maker was performing at celebrity hotspot Quo when an overzealous fan tried to steal the show. Security guards stopped the gig, removing the unnamed man from the stage and escorting him out of the club.

And Fabolous has taken to his page to blast the show-wrecker, referencing Jersey Shore reality TV star Snooki, who was punched in the face in a recent episode.

He writes: "This drunk a** promoter keep f**k...

Beyonce's New Movie Role, Chris Brown To Perform, More

9/29/2009 10:53am EDT
Weekly Music News: Jive Records is having a pretty big week with big news and comebacks from artists like Chris Brown, Ciara, and Britney Spears. The Britney fans will be thrilled to know that her new single "3" will officially make its radio premiere today, September 29. DJ AM's reality show gets the green light, Chris Brown returns to the stage, Ciara readies new album and Diddy leaving Atlantic Records round's out this week's music news.

Beyonce tapped for new movie role

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Beyonce is being eyed to star in a new movie. The film is said to be a rema...

Cassie's Shaved Head & Hair Art (Pictures)

7/14/2009 10:16am EDT
Cassie hair shaved haircut hairdo hairstyle
22-year-old singer Cassie added some geometric carvings to her buzzed hairdo for a Louis Vuitton event in New York City last night. Check out more pics below...

Earlier this April Cassie shaved the hair off one side of her head and posted pics on Twitter saying, "Sometimes in life you need a change... Something that displays the 'I don't give a f-ck' attitude that was always present, but never showcased."

Fans and other celebrities reacted strongly with many praising her bold style. Actress Lauren London commented "Only my sis can rock a style that bold and be THAT beautiful doing it!...

Maino's Eagerly Awaited Debut Album, 'If Tomorrow Comes…' Drops This May

3/8/2009 5:30pm EDT
Hustle Hard Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Maino debuted this week on iTunes Top 10 with his new single, "All The Above (Feat. T-Pain)." The track - which is featured on the Brooklyn-based M.C.'s upcoming debut album, If Tomorrow Comes... - is currently #7 on the "Top Hip-Hop/Rap Songs" chart and a Top 20 favorite on the overall "Top Songs" tally. If Tomorrow Comes... arrives in stores in May.

Produced by Just Blaze (T.I., Jamie Foxx, Saigon) and Nard & B (T.I., Plies, Ludacris), "All The Above" is currently the #1 most added single at urban radio. In addition, "All The Abo...

Slick Rick Among Honorees At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

10/6/2008 3:46pm EDT
Slick Rick
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though he's considered one of rap's all-time greats, when Slick Rick is asked about his most significant accomplishment, he doesn't mention having a platinum-selling record, classic hits like "Children's Story" or even his most recent accolade - getting saluted as a pioneer at the "VH1 Hip-Hop Honors."

Instead, he cites: owning a home. "I guess my biggest accomplishment would be to purchase some real estate in the Bronx ... to have something to fall back on a rainy day," Slick Rick, who's now a landlord, said in a recent interview. While that may seem rather mundan...

Infamously Bad Rock Teeth

6/20/2008 9:25am EDT
Amy Winehouse
Today the cosmetic dentistry industry is booming. Bringing in millions of dollars a year, everyday joes can get procedures as intense and expensive as veneers or cheap and easy as Snap-on-Smile caps ($1,200 to $1,600). Pretty shinny teeth are so important to our culture that just about every drug store in America sells home whiteners, so why do some of the highest paid entertainers in the world still have horrible teeth?

Following are some musicians that might want to set up an appointment with their dentists:

Amy Winehouse: The stereotype that the Brits have horrible teet...

MTV Rings In The New Year With 'Tila Tequila's New Year's Eve Masquerade 2008'

12/13/2007 10:12am EST
Tila Tequila
It will be a costume countdown unlike any other as MTV: Music Television announced plans to ring in 2008 with the ultimate New Year's Eve masquerade party. "Tila Tequila's New Years Eve Masquerade 2008" will air live Monday, December 31st from 11:00pm ET to 12:30am ET in the network's Times Square studio in the heart of New York City, the world's most popular party playground.

MTV "A Shot At Love" star Tila Tequila ( will host the event alongside MTV VJs Damien Fahey and Lyndsey Rodrigues. As Tila hosts the ultimate New Year's Eve party, viewers can expect some of...

'NOW That's What I Call Music!' Vol. 26 And 'NOW That's What I Call Party Hits!' Released

11/26/2007 11:29am EST
NOW 26
The world's best-selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, will ring in the holiday season with the November 13 release of two scorching collections of today's hottest tunes. NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 26 features 20 chart-topping Pop, Modern Rock, Rap and R&B smash hits, and NOW That's What I Call Party Hits! celebrates with 20 of the hottest roof-raising tracks from a who's-who of today's top artists.

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 26 spotlights 20 of today's hottest chart hits, including Soulja Boy Tell'Em's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," J. Holiday...

DJ Envy & Red Cafe To Release 'The Co-Op' September 25

9/23/2007 10:00am EDT
DJ Envy
(New York, NY) – KOCH Records is pleased to announce the release of a new collaboration album, The Co-Op, by acclaimed mix tape guru/HOT 97/Sirius Radio personality, DJ Envy and esteemed lyricist Red Café. The album will be released on September 25th, 2007 and features guest appearances from some of the biggest names in hip-hop including Fabolous, Fat Joe, Styles P and Sheek Louch, , Paul Wall, Nina Sky and many more.

The 1st single pair of singles off the new album will be "Dolla Bill" which features Fabolous and JD and "Things You Do" featuring Nina Sky.

DJ Envy is a two time J...

Taking Back Sunday To Headline Live Tour Dates For Boost Mobile Rockcorps

6/7/2007 5:12pm EDT
Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday announced today that the band will perform a string of headlining dates for Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC), a national youth volunteerism movement that harnesses the power of music to motivate young people to get involved in their communities. The upcoming concerts, which are free to anyone volunteering four hours of community service to season wrap concert at Radio City Music Hall.

"Communities are like gardens," notes lead singer Adam Lazzara when asked why they chose to get involved with BMRC. "Without upkeep and care, without maintenance, it is impossible for the...

Blazing New Single From Def Jam Artist Fabolous Features Ne-Yo

4/12/2007 4:29pm EDT
Def Jam Recordings artist Fabolous has teamed up with two of the hottest names in music on the new single being released to radio this week. "Make Me Better" - featuring Ne-Yo (who is set to release his sophomore set on May 1) and produced by red-hot Timbaland - is the follow-up to the street and club smash "Diamonds" featuring Young Jeezy. "Make Me Better" is a slow, sexy burner featuring Ne-Yo over a pulsating beat and swooning strings.

Fabolous will release his long-awaited new fourth album, From Nothin' To Somethin', on June 12. Alongside Ne-Yo, Timbaland and Young Jeezy, the albu...

Fabolous Album Brought Forward Amid Shooting Scandal

10/23/2006 9:40am EDT
The scandal surrounding Fabolous' shooting arrest last week has spurred on the rapper's career - his new album is being rush-released to cash in on the publicity. The hip-hop star, real name John Jackson, was shot and wounded in an altercation outside Sean 'Diddy' Combs' restaurant Justin's in New York last Tuesday morning.

Fabolous and members of his entourage were arrested with criminal possession of a weapon when police caught them speeding from the scene. The rapper and his pals have since been charged and released on bail.

And now executives at the Def Jam record label have a...

Tech N9ne Returns November 7 With First Studio Album In Four Years

10/13/2006 10:32am EDT
Tech N9ne
Independent rap juggernaut Tech N9ne returns November 7 with his first studio album in four years. Everready is the highly anticipated release from Kansas City's rap ruler, who has sold more than 500,000 units independently. The album features guest appearances from gold-selling artists E-40 and Brotha Lynch Hung, as well as production from Rick Rock (Jay-Z, E-40, Fabolous, The Federation) and The Legendary Traxster (Mariah Carey, Twista, Do Or Die, Cam'ron).

The follow-up to 2001's Anghellic and 2002's Absolute Power is a double disc package with more than 145 minutes of music. E...