By Miranda Johnson
By Miranda Johnson
By Erika Ramirez
Although it's only January, it’s safe to say 2011 belongs to Lil Wayne.
On Monday (January 24), the Young Money rapper and label owner announced his 2011 North American I Am Music II tour. The run, produced by Live Nation/ Haymon Ventures, will run from March 18 through April 29 and kick off in Buffalo, NY at the HSBC Arena. Check out our photo gallery of Wayne's first concert here.
Weezy hit the ground running after his November release following his eight months stay at Riker’s Island. He’s guested on several songs, including Game’s track "Soo Woo" which leaked on Monday. Game’s mixtape, Purp & Patron, which includes the Weezy track, hits the web on Monday at 4:20 pm ... of course. Read More...
By Hillary Crosley, with reporting by Shaheem Reid
While The Diplomats are set to appear on our "RapFix Live" couch this Thursday at 4 p.m. ET, things weren't always so fluid between the gentlemen. Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey suffered a very public rift that stalled the group's collaborations and left their fans hoping for a reconciliation. However in 2010, Cam'ron began recording with Harlem's own Vado and releasing their Boss of All Bosses 2.5 mixtape with DJ Drama, the Dipset leader seemed to have buried the hatchet.
"Jim's got a good work ethic too. His work ethic is crazy," Cam'ron said last year of he and Jones' reunion. "He's in the studio all the time. I'm in the studio. The producer AraabMuzik is signed to DukeDaGod. Araab went and took Jim some beats. I already had the beat [for 'Salute']. Jim said, 'Let's do something to this.' We got it done. Read More...
Dr. Dre has sure been toying with our emotions today, hasn't he?
First, he and producer Just Blaze released a clip via Twitter where the Doctor said, "4/20, baby. 4/20, I'm coming."
"You might just see a unicorn this year too!" Blaze joked in response.
Maybe we should've listened to Just because a few hours later, a representative for the Compton icon said that Detox is not officially slated for 4/20. So perhaps rap fans have a brand new single to anticipate for the Spring? Read More...
By Hillary Crosley, with additional reporting by Gil Kaufman
Remember when Eminem hit the screen for the first time in the 2002 biopic, 8 Mile? Now, nine years later, the Detroit MC has since popped up on HBO's "Entourage" and recently he's been linked to appear in the crime thriller film, "Random Acts of Violence." But back in 2002, Em was a shy actor who was saw himself as more studio rat than screen god. RapFix dug in our archives to bring you a throwback look at Marshall Mathers, circa "Lose Yourself." Miss him?
"Of course I watched my own videos and it's a little weird to see that still, but to see yourself on the big screen? When I first seen the trailer for ["8 Mile"] I was like, 'Oh ... wow,' " he said. Read More...