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Twista Invovled Legal Battle Over The Death Of Bodyguard

4/11/2012 3:32pm EDT
Rapper Twista has been hit with a lawsuit relating to his alleged involvement in the death of a bodyguard in 2004.

Arthur 'Butch' Dixon, 45, passed away of multiple injuries after Twista's cousin, Otis Bankhead, fell asleep at the wheel of a tour bus and crashed in Pennsylvania.

And now Dixon's family members have launched a legal battle against the hip-hop star, his record labels and promotional team for failing to stop tired Bankhead, who had a suspended license at the time of the accident, from driving.

Dixon's widow and three children filed a similar suit against the Hope hit-make...

Rapper Juelz Santana's Studio Raided By Police

1/25/2011 2:38pm EST
Juelz Santana
Rapper Juelz Santana was forced to axe a gig in Chicago, Illinois on Friday after his studio in New Jersey was raided and a member of his Skull Gang crew was arrested on gun and drug charges.

Santana's World recording studio was busted by officers from the New Jersey Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and Gang Unit last Thursday following a 10-month undercover investigation.

Rising hip-hop star Hynief, real name Toby M. Raynor, was taken into custody after a search of the building turned up two loaded 9mm handguns with additional boxes of ammunition, while cops also discovered a large st...

2010 Grammy Awards Fashion (Photos)

2/1/2010 12:10pm EST
2010 Grammy Awards Fashion
Gold and beige were hot colors at last night's Grammy Awards. Beyonce looked fantastic in a form-fitting Stephanie Rolland gown, while Katy Perry wore the same shade in a dress by Zac Posen, complete with gold flowers. Sexy "Tik Tok" pop star Ke$ha wore a flirty gold fringed dress. Carrie Underwood took the stage in a strapless gold gown but wore a white dress with an asymmetrical neckline on the red carpet.

Fergie stood out in her electric blue and gold dress, which had a hint of Egyptian flare. Taylor Swift was one of our top picks of the night in a blue sparkly floor-length Kaufman F...

Cash Money Superstar Lil Wayne Serving Up Something New For The Taste Buds

4/3/2008 3:28pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown recording artist Lil Wayne is gearing up to release his highly anticipated album Tha Carter III, the final in the trilogy, on May 13th.

Tha Carter III is Lil Wayne's first solo album since the release of Tha Carter II (2005) and not one to disappoint Lil Wayne is bringing a new flavor to everyone's taste buds with the release of his first single, "Lollipop," featuring Static. "Lollipop," which was produced by Jim Jonsin (T.I., T-Pain, Twista) and co-produced by Darius "Deezle" Harrison (Teena Marie & Destiny's Child), is receiving early radio spi...

Yung Berg To Appetize Listeners With EP Release July 24, Full-Length Debut Disc To Follow In August

7/2/2007 6:13pm EDT
Yung Berg
The Almost Famous (The Sexy Lady EP), in stores July 24th, is a special treat for all you who can't wait until August for Yung Berg's debut LP, Look What You Made Me. The 6 song EP includes special features from Twista, Rich Boy and Jim Jones.

"I swear this album's crazy" - Yung Berg

Almost Famous (The Sexy Lady EP)

01. Sexy Lady (featuring Junior)

02. Into It (featuring JFK and Tony Loco)

03. Where Do We Go (featuring Twista)

04. Almost Famous

05. Sexy Lady (Remix featuring Jim Jones, Rich Boy and Junior)

06. Painkiller (Nikki Flores featuring Yung Berg)


Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's New Album Full Of A-List Guests

3/8/2007 9:33am EST
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will release their long-awaited Interscope/Full Surface debut, "Strength and Loyalty," on April 17, 2007. "I Tried," a track that features Akon is the album's lead single. Mariah Carey rejoins Bone on the melodic "Little Love," the album's second single produced by Jermaine Dupri. Another album gem is the track "Order My Steps," which pairs Bone with Grammy award winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams marking her first appearance on a hip hop album.

"Man, I just feel fortunate to be able to put together something of this quality. We've been working on it for some ...

Now Out: MTV2's "My Block: Chicago - The Soundtrack"

10/16/2006 1:44pm EDT
My Block Chicago
For the first time ever, MTV2, together with Asylum records, will release a My Block: Chicago – The Soundtrack on October 10 and feature 15 tracks by some of the hottest and most respected artists from the Windy City including Common, Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Kanye West, and much, much more. MTV2's "My Block: Chicago – The Soundtrack" showcases essential tracks from Chicago's celebrated hip-hop history as well as exciting, fresh new sounds from the streets of Chi-town. The first single from "My Block: Chicago – The Soundtrack" is "Got What You Need" by one of Chicago's hottest MC's on the ris...

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...

Chicago Rappers Do Or Die Return March 28 With 'Get That Paper'

3/21/2006 12:49pm EST
Do or Die
With ten years in the game and five albums to their credit, veteran Chicago rappers AK, Belo and Nard have done more than lived up to their namesake Do or Die. As one of the first hardcore reality rap group to emerge from the Windy City’s thriving rap scene Do or Die helped to define Chicago street rap as we know it. Although the world would come to know the three pimps swaggering MCs for “Po Pimpin’” it was actually another song called “No Love” that helped to define their rapid fire lyric spit over smoothed-out laid back tracks.

“Everybody outside of the city knows us for “Po Pimpi...

New CDs This Week (Nov. 8)

11/8/2005 4:42pm EST
Beastie Boys
A number of notable new releases this week including new albums from Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Cyndi Lauper, Floetry, Kate Bush and Young Buck; greatest hits collections from the Beastie Boys, Lenny Kravitz, Eurythmics and Limp Bizkit; live albums from Jeremy Camp, The Mars Volta, Tanya Tucker and Sepultura; and a whole bunch of other stuff. There's lots out this week, so check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 8th (many with reviews)...

AZ - A.W.O.L.

Beastie Boys - Solid Gold Hits

Bob Marley and the Wailers - Africa Unite: The Singles Collection


Notorious BIG Duets Album Boasts Amazing Guests

10/26/2005 2:59pm EDT
Notorious B.I.G.
Bad Boy Records has announced the superstar line-up for the most eagerly anticipated album in hip-hop history, "The Notorious BIG Duets: The Final Chapter." Over two years in the making, the 22-track collection is slated for release Dec. 20, 2005. The album features rhymes recorded by B.I.G. throughout his career, melded with newly recorded performances by some of contemporary music's greatest vocalists and MCs. Dozens of superstars have come together to perform with and pay homage to the legendary rapper on this unprecedented, history-making release. In addition, "The Final Chapter" incorp...

Jamie Foxx's New CD Unpredictable Due Dec. 6th

10/26/2005 10:43am EDT
Jamie Foxx
Academy award-winning actor and Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Jamie Foxx -- currently riding high on pop, R&B, and rap charts as Kanye West's guest on his #1 single "Gold Digger" -- is near completion of Unpredictable, his first album for J Records. Foxx's new album, featuring guest appearances by Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams, Ludacris, and Twista, will arrive in stores December 6th.

The official first single will be the album's title track "Unpredictable," featuring rap phenomenon Ludacris and will impact radio on November 7th. "Unpredictable" was writte...