As we move forward into a new decade, SOHH spoke with Rick Ross, Rakim, Juvenile and DJ Webstar to find out what their favorite album of the past ten years is.
The "Boss," could not answer the question without looking at the past two decades.
"Other than my projects that we released, in the last ten years, it would be hard for me to answer," Ross told SOHH. "But most definitely, a little longer than that, I think those were… Continue
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Ruff Ryders' Drag-On recently discussed the well-being of fellow crew member DMX and shared his reaction to learning of X previously trying his hand at mixed martial arts.
According to Drag, he had no idea X was making a move to the ring earlier this year.
"A UFC fight?!," Drag exclaimed when the above bout was mentioned. "[Laughs] I ain't even hear about that. Aww man, that's crazy though. [Laughs] But he good though; he… Continue
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After seeing his long-awaited Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II album reach the Top 5 on the charts, Raekwon has made a special fan dedication video thanking his followers for their support.
In the video, Rae also promises more quality music to come in 2010.
"Just wanting to say love and peace to all my fans out there, have a happy, happy holiday ya heard," Raekwon said in a video. "You made my holiday special, you made me and my… Continue
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In honor of the upcoming tenth anniversary of Big Pun's passing next year, Big Pun: The Legacy director Vlad Yudin recently spoke on releasing an additional film project called Big Pun: The Lost Files.
According to Yudin, the film will consist of extra unreleased footage from The Legacy.
"I decided to do something special for February 7th, 2010, which will mark the tenth anniversary of Big Pun's death," Vlad explained. "We're… Continue
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The cover art for Memphis Bleek's The Process album has landed online. The former Roc-A-Fella rapper's latest effort is due for release next spring.
According to reports, Bleek will drop his 534 follow-up in March 2010.
Much like Memph Bleek's last album, 534, the rapper is featured by himself on the cover. Wearing his signature hat backwards and arms crossed similar to a Run-DMC pose, the cover is fully black with a shining… Continue
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By Roman Wolfe
Hip-Hop group House of Pain will celebrate their Irish heritage with a series of performances in March 2010.
The group will perform five dates starting March 16 in Buffalo, New York and ending March 20 in Worcester, Pennsylvania.
The highlight of the tour will be the group's performance in Atlantic City on March 17 St. Patrick’s Day.
House of Pain rose to… Continue
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Diddy has decided to once again provide New York City pedestrians free cab and subway service on New Year's Eve.
Diddy will also promote the program to people in Las Vegas.
After a successful run last year, the music mogul has teamed up with Ciroc Vodka for another Safe Rides program, which provides transportation in New York for those hammered after celebrating New Years Eve. For the first time, the program is being offered… Continue
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Rap newcomer Kid Sister recently spoke on the buzz surrounding Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj and questioned whether the public has taken her music serious.
While co-signing the Barbie, Kid Sister also pointed out Minaj's playful side.
"I think Nicki Minaj is awesome," Sister said in an interview. "She has a cute little look but my thing is do people take her seriously? I'm not being funny. I'm just asking a question. That… Continue
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Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J has clarified his reason for altering the duo's music from typical hip-hop to a more universal sound with more pop and rock tracks.
According to J, moving past rap has allowed them to gain a larger following.
"We've done a few changes, we did a few changes because times change, people's ears change. 'Lolli Lolli,' that was really different for us but it sold over 2,000,000 digital downloads, it… Continue
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Dipset's Freekey Zekey has stepped forward to defend remarks he made on his "Feel Me" track including allegations of Jim Jones stealing funds and Cam'ron having questionable contracts.
While he claims Dipset is still a family, Zeke explained the crew's current conflicts.
"My whole thing, I think it's some hop squash, I think everybody need to go and slap each other with a leather glove," Freeky said in an interview. "I think… Continue
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Blackstreet's Teddy Riley has reportedly been given a temporary restraining order against him by his 18 year-old daughter after allegedly attacking her with a Rock Band video game guitar.
Details on the alleged incident landed online today (December 29).
The order request, filed and granted in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accuses the singer of "stomping, punching and bashing" his daughters on December 23 and then… Continue
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Rapper/Actor 50 Cent has spoken on his upcoming film, Gun, with V
al Kilmer which he plans to shoot in 2010.
For 50 Cent, the role he plays a writer and producer is a large achievement.
"It's one of my biggest accomplishments, obviously," 50 explained in an interview. "I wrote, produced it and I'm actually acting in the project. So this is exciting for me...Initially when I started the plot, it was a socially conscious… Continue
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After publicly debating whether or not to play Jay Electronica and Just Blaze's "Exhibit C" record on the radio, DJ Enuff has allowed the fans' voices to weigh in.
Writing in a posting called "Jay Electronica Wins The Heart Of A Super Star DJ," Hot 97's Enuff said he has decided to play the emcee's record.
"People have been commenting like crazy I must of struck some cord," he wrote Monday (December 28). "I know my role and… Continue
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Rap newcomer Kid Cudi recently lashed out against the shady practices of the recording industry and slammed artists trying to taint his name.
Speaking to a crowd of fans at the House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina venue, Cudi aired out his thoughts.
"They trying to make me look like the poster boy for violence and ignorance," Cudi told a crowd of fans. "I tell motherf*ckers I'm the poster boy for honesty, realness,… Continue
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By Chris Richburg
They may have engaged in friendly competition to promote their respective albums in 2007, but an established hotel is utilizing nonmusic-related possessions from Kanye West and 50 Cent to help market itself to wealthy clientele.
According to Bloomberg.com the Hollywood home of the G-Unit leader has been used to train staff members at the Cheval Blanc hotel in the French ski town of… Continue
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Producer Scott Storch recently spoke on fighting his publicized battle with drug addiction earlier this year and wanting to prove himself to the fans who questioned his return.
Despite a two year hiatus and financial problems, Storch said he has returned to his love of music.
"It's just a matter of regaining respect and trust, but as far as track record, I think I have done way above the average producer in the world," Storch… Continue
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Rap mogul Jay-Z recently spoke on turning 40 years-old and how he feels to be listed among music icons like the late Elivs Presley.
Aside from citing his The Blueprint III success, Hov also spoke on the importance of friendship.
"I feel fantastic about turning 40, I'm in a great place, got a fantastic album, my eleventh number one which beats Elvis, so I'm feeling like the king of pop," he said in an interview. "When people… Continue
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Rapper Skillz has returned for his annual "The Rap Up" song with mentions of 50 Cent, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, LeBron James, Eminem, Drake and more artists who made headlines over the past year.
On the track, Skillz also highlights Chris Brown and Rihanna's dispute.
"50 and Rick Ross, that's a new level of beef," Skillz raps, "LeBron [James] got dunked on and he ain't want us to see it/The news of Chris and Rihanna broke into… Continue
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Former Murder Inc. artist Lloyd recently spoke on his close ties with Lil Wayne and the significance of his friendship with Young Money leader.
Known for their popular collaborations, Lloyd gave his thoughts on Wayne labeling him as a "friend" in the recording industry.
"I believe that a friend is there for you in a time of need, it's someone who always looks at the brighter side of things makes the best of out any situation… Continue
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