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Yung Joc Slams Insurance Fraud Allegations

12/30/2011 2:34pm EST
Yung Joc
Rapper Yung Joc has lashed out at allegations suggesting he staged a robbery at his studio in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month to cash in on an insurance policy.

The It's Goin' Down star, real name YaMar Robinson, was not present on December 18th when two armed robbers pounced on his brother and his girlfriend as they arrived at the building and forced them inside.

The thieves got away with over $50,000-worth of hi-tech equipment and rumors have since surfaced suggesting Yung Joc was the brains behind the raid - allegations he has vehemently denied.

He tells local news station WSB-T...

Rapper Yung Joc's Atlanta Studio Robbed

12/19/2011 2:29pm EST
Yung Joc
Rapper Yung Joc has had $50,000-worth of hi-tech equipment stolen from his studio in Atlanta, Georgia following a robbery on Saturday night.

The It's Goin' Down hit-maker, real name YaMar Robinson, was not present when two robbers pounced on a man and a woman who had arrived at the building and forced them inside.

The two victims were then tied up as the bandits ransacked the studio, but they managed to break free and escaped to a friend's home nearby to call police.

Cops are now investigating the incident, although they have yet to make any arrests in the case.

The two hostages wer...

Gorilla Zoe Breaks Out With Smash Sophomore Album, 'Don't Feed Da Animals'

3/26/2009 5:30pm EDT
Gorilla Zoe
Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South recording artist Gorilla Zoe has made a stunning chart debut with his just-released sophomore album, Don't Feed Da Animals. The collection - which includes the lead single, "Lost" and the second single, "Echo (Feat. P. Diddy)" - entered Billboard's "Top Rap Albums" chart at #1, while also coming in at #8 on the Billboard 200 - the week's highest charting new release. With sales in excess of 31,000 units, Don't Feed Da Animals debuted at #2 on Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" ranking, as well as #10 on the "Top Digital Albums" chart (where it received a...

Kim Kardashian To Host 'MTV Cribs Awards'

2/28/2009 7:33am EST
Kim Kardashian
The first ever “MTV Cribs Awards” air on Saturday, March 7 at 1pm ET/PT. Kim Kardashian will host the MTV honors:

-Best Bachelor/Bachelorette Crib

-Best Sneaker Collection

-Best Cribs Bling

-Best Beach Bungalow

-Best Crib

After all the awards are handed out, five brand new back-to-back episodes of “MTV Cribs” will air beginning at 2:30pm ET/PT.

New celeb cribs include Criss Angel, Akon, Brittny Gastineau, Verne Troyer, Christian Audigier, Young Joc, Andy Hurley, Kerry Rhodes, Marques Houston, Derek Anderson, Al Harrington and more.

Click the pics for gallery ...

T-Pain To Release Highly Anticipated 'Thr33 Ringz' This Fall

8/14/2008 7:30pm EDT
After spending much of 2007 and 2008 on the top of the charts with hits such as "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" and "Bartender" and as a producer and featured artist on tracks such as Flo-Rida's "Low" and Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss," T-Pain announced today that Jive Records will release his third studio album Thr33 Ringz in Fall 2008. With Thr33 Ringz, he is set to show everyone that he is the ring leader and, in true T-Pain fashion, he is bringing a few of his friends along for the ride.

It's evident T-Pain has another hit on his hands with the album's first single, "Can't Believe I...

T.I.'s 'Paper Trail' Drops In Stores And Online Sept. 9

7/25/2008 8:49am EDT
Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. has unveiled further details of his much-anticipated new album, Paper Trail. The multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar will release the follow-up to 2007's RIAA platinum-certified T.I. vs T.I.P. on September 9th.

"I just want everyone to know that it's coming out and that I'm going to answer a lot of questions in the music," the ATL-based rapper says of Paper Trail. "It's intense and insightful; it's gonna shake up the game and it's me at my best."

Paper Trail has been heralded by the street track, "No Matter What," on which T.I. dir...

Gym Class Heroes Roll Out 'The Quilt' Sept. 9

7/4/2008 9:00am EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes has announced the upcoming release of their eagerly anticipated third album, "The Quilt." The collection – which follows 2006's RIAA gold-certified breakthrough, As Cruel As School Children – arrives in stores and at online retailers on September 9th.

The Quilt will be preceded by the album's first single, "Cookie Jar." Produced by The-Dream (Rihanna, Usher, Chris Brown), the track will be available for digital purchase on July 8th. Gym Class Heroes recently wrapped production on a companion video for "Cookie Jar" with dire...

Cherish Returns With Yung Joc On New Single, 'Killa'; New CD Due April 29

2/18/2008 6:00pm EST
Most people are not ready for the truth.

But, Cherish is.

In fact, these four singing sisters who hit it big in 2006 with the dance hit "Do It To It" from the Gold-certified album, Unappreciated, are positive that you are ready as well. "Our new album is named The Truth, and it basically delves into the different aspects of our lives," says an excited Fallon, 20. "The entire album reflects our lives and our situations."

Their sophomore project introduces young women who have found their unique place in a field full of duplicates and manufactured stars.

The potent fir...

'NOW That's What I Call Music!' Vol. 25 To Be Released July 17

7/6/2007 8:00pm EDT
NOW That
The world's best-selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, returns this summer with a scorching collection of today's hottest tunes. NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 25, to be released July 17, features 20 smash hits from the current Pop, Modern Rock, Rap and R&B charts.

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 25 spotlights 20 of today's hottest chart hits, including #1 Pop hits "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne, "Glamorous" by Fergie w/Ludacris, and "Buy You A Drank" by T-Pain w/Yung Joc; Top 10s "The Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefani w/Akon, "U & UR Hand" by Pink, "Summ...

Singer/Songwriter Joe Debuts At #1 On Billboard R&B Charts

5/2/2007 1:55pm EDT
Jive recording artist and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Joe debuts at #1 this week on Billboard's R&B Albums chart with his new album, Ain't Nothin' Like Me.

The album also debuted in the #2 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart selling 98,090 units. The album features collaborations with Nas, Yung Joc and label mate Papoose; with top-notch production by StarGate, Tim & Bob, Sean Garrett, Cool & Dre and others.

Ain't Nothin' Like Me, is the R&B balladeer's sixth album. Joe's single "If I Was Your Man" is currently a Top 5 staple on Billboard's Urban AC chart and is in r...

Joe Embarks On National Tour Tour; Kicks Off In Oakland April 27

4/19/2007 10:33pm EDT
Jive recording artist Joe will hit the road on a North American tour in support of his forthcoming album Ain't Nothing Like Me Due In Stores April 24. He will be joined by Brian McKnight and Sunshine Anderson. The 22 city tour will kick off on April 27 at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA.

Joe's current single "If I Was Your Man" is Top 10 at Urban AC radio in most major markets, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles. The video is playing on BET and is getting heavy rotation on BETJ.

The album is a collection of great lyrics and Joe's unique vocals over producti...

Check Out T-Pain's 'Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')' featuring Yung Joc

4/11/2007 10:00pm EDT
T-Pain is blowing up the charts with his new single "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" feat. Yung Joc. Pain has come into his own as an artist and his new record, Epiphany, dropping 6/12, will show a more mature side of the singer, rapper, writer and producer.

He's currently featured on R.Kelly's smash "I'm A Flirt" along side T.I., but T-Pain is one of the most prolific R&B artists in the game. Check out all the appearances he has made:

"I'm A Flirt" (Remix) - R. Kelly (featuring T-Pain & T.I.)

"I Can't Wait" - Akon (featuring T-Pain) Album "Konvicted" RIAA Certified Multi-...

Check Out Joe's new single, 'If I Was Your Man,' From His Forthcoming Album 'Ain't Nothing Like Me,' Due April 24

3/30/2007 6:00pm EDT
If ever there were an official hymnal of love songs, rest assured several of the standards would have derived from Joe's well-referenced music catalog. His skilled yet innate ability to blend smooth, sultry vocals with disciplined musicianship and songwriting has edified hearts the world round with an amazing grace that is both entertaining and divine.

As a bonafide preacher's kid, Joe discovered his gift in the gospel choir where he learned to sing with the motivation to touch the soul. With compositions like "I'm In Love", "All The Things (Your Man Won't Do)" and "I Wanna Know" Joe ...

Ne-Yo Unveils New Album Title: 'Because Of You,' Inspired By Love Of His Fans; In Stores May 1

3/23/2007 9:00pm EDT
The wait is finally over – as Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo takes the wraps off and announces that his hotly awaited second album, due May 1, will be titled Because Of You, named after the album's first single pick.

"It makes the most sense," Ne-Yo says of his album title choice. "It's because of the people that inspire me to make music. Because of the love of the music. Because of the fans. Because of you, that I do what I do."

#1 most-added on the Rhythm format after its impact date last month, and the highest Rhythm chart debut of his career, "Because Of You" jumps to #23-...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 2)

12/31/2006 1:00pm EST
Billy Corgan
...In April, Billy Corgan announced that Smashing Pumpkins will reunite and begin recording a new album... Rihanna released her sophomore disc, Unfaithful, featuring the single S.O.S., which includes a sample of Soft Cell's Tainted Love... and Cee-Lo and DangerMouse's collaboration, Gnarls Barkley took the U.S. by storm, as their hit single Crazy stormed the charts and took off as one of 2006's most popular tunes.

Bands that released new albums include: The Flaming Lips, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blue October, Lacuna Coil, Lamb Of God, Pink, Queensryche, The Vines, Eagles Of Death Metal, Qu...

Grammy Nominee Yung Joc & DJ Drama Team Up For "Gangsta Grillz: Welcome To My Block"

12/17/2006 10:30am EST
Yung Joc
"Welcome to My Block" is a collaboration with two of the biggest names from the Dirty South. With the Huge success of Platinum Grammy Nominee Yung Joc's major label debut & the Massive Success of DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz mixtape series.

On the block flashing those Gangsta Grillz, DJ Drama teams up with Russell "Block" Spencer, CEO of Block Ent, the man who originally brought you the group, Boyz N Da Hood, and got Jazze Pha's, Sho Nuff Records (w/ Ciara & Jody Breeze), off the ground. Now, Block Entertainments imprint with Bad Boy South, which brought you Yung Joc's platinum album "Ne...

All Killer, No Filler: "Only Hits" Collects A Dozen Of The Hottest Tracks Of 2006

11/8/2006 4:40pm EST
Only Hits
A dozen monster tracks from 2006 have been assembled on Only Hits, a specially priced collection featuring chart-topping songs, including 10 tracks that cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With no space for filler, the compilation packs in a diverse array of artists from the worlds of hip hop, pop and rock. The compilation is now available in stores and online.

Only Hits contains a pair of #1 songs: "Laffy Taffy," the smash crossover hit by Atlanta rappers D4L and "You're Beautiful," the breakout single by singer/songwriter James Blunt. Gnarls Barkley – the duo of DJ Dan...

Jibbs Sells One Million Ringtones Of Hit Single "Chain Hang Low"

10/26/2006 4:19pm EDT
15-year old St. Louis native Jibbs is riding high on the success of his hit single, "Chain Hang Low," with more than one million ringtones of the song sold before today’s release of his debut album, Jibbs feat. Jibbs. Jibbs is only the second artist to ever go platinum with ringtone sales before a debut album release. The other artist was Rick Ross.

To promote the album, the young star has toured middle and high schools on the east coast and in the Midwest giving kids a sneak peak into his dynamic stage show that showcases nationwide on The Scream Tour starting November 22 in Miami, ...

Rapper Jibbs To Release Debut, "Jibbs feat. Jibbs," Oct. 24

10/18/2006 8:05pm EDT
Riding the success of his huge single "Chain Hang Low", teen rapper Jibbs is set to release his dynamic debut album, "Jibbs feat. Jibbs" on October 24. He came up with the title as a nod to his musical diversity. "Every song on the album doesn't sound the same," he explains. "That's where the title "Jibbs feat. Jibbs" came from. No songs sound the same, but you’ll always know it's me."

His debut single, "Chain Hang Low," has caught on as one of the summer's catchiest tunes, consistently climbing the charts. The album features collaborations with Fabo of D4L, Chamillionaire, Lil Wayne,...

Shakira, Chili Peppers Lead List Of Nominees For MTV Video Music Awards

7/31/2006 12:20pm EDT
Hip-shaker Shakira and the rejuvenated Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the field with seven noms each, followed closely by the majestic Madonna and upstart Las Vegas rockers Panic! at the Disco, both with five nods. Christina Aguilera is next with four.

Nominations in the major categories are:


Christina Aguilera: "Ain't No Other Man"

Madonna: "Hung Up"

Panic! at the Disco: "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"

Red Hot Chili Peppers: "Dani California"

Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: "Hips Don't Lie"


Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliot...