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Big Boi accepts Plea Deal in Drug Arrest

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EEOa8w1bXRo/TpdQgZua-dI/AAAAAAAAFhg/AW9880qQP-k/s1600/Big+Boi.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" oda="true" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EEOa8w1bXRo/TpdQgZua-dI/AAAAAAAAFhg/AW9880qQP-k/s1600/Big+Boi.jpg" //a/divstrongBy The Hip Hop Writer/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /Last August, while promoting his Def Jam debut album, Big Boi was arrested in Miami. Big Boi was

Common talks Role on new AMC series and working with No I.D.

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-T5ch__kd7y0/TowlfjYDU3I/AAAAAAAAFR0/bAAgVoPjaJo/s1600/Common+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="320" kca="true" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-T5ch__kd7y0/TowlfjYDU3I/AAAAAAAAFR0/bAAgVoPjaJo/s320/Common+2.jpg" width="223" //a/divstrongBy The Hip Hop Writer/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /Recently, Common returned to the headlines. This spring, a track from Common, featuring Nas, called "Ghetto

LL Cool J’s acceptance speech at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fujodJptCGg/TohtvhX_zaI/AAAAAAAAFOI/JBKbYK7HXJA/s1600/LL+Cool+J.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="198" kca="true" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fujodJptCGg/TohtvhX_zaI/AAAAAAAAFOI/JBKbYK7HXJA/s200/LL+Cool+J.jpg" width="200" //a/divstrongBy The Hip Hop Writer/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /In 2008, more than likely, fans heard LL Cool J's final album, emExit 13/em, as he

Big K.R.I.T. speaks on the Rock the Bells tour

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Fuv_x-y7AnM/TohisAlZNjI/AAAAAAAAFN4/n7pZXmPsEWs/s1600/Big+K.R.I.T.+3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="200" kca="true" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Fuv_x-y7AnM/TohisAlZNjI/AAAAAAAAFN4/n7pZXmPsEWs/s200/Big+K.R.I.T.+3.jpg" width="200" //a/divstrongBy The Hip Hop Writer/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /While Big K.R.I.T. did not release his highly-anticipated debut album, emLive From the Underground/em, this year,

Odd Future Records signs rapper Young Ni**a

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OyGquylSkkY/TnzZd9PRJCI/AAAAAAAAFCo/-aySbkVw8tM/s1600/Wolf+Gang.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" hca="true" height="288" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OyGquylSkkY/TnzZd9PRJCI/AAAAAAAAFCo/-aySbkVw8tM/s320/Wolf+Gang.jpg" width="320" //a/divstrongBy The Hip Hop Writer/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /Odd Future has gone through an incredible experience in 2011. Frank Ocean was signed by Def

Future talks signing with L.A. Reid and Epic Records

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HiGbgL1y8KI/TnvzfNfKe7I/AAAAAAAAFBU/WUMHiaLdfsw/s1600/Future.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" hca="true" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HiGbgL1y8KI/TnvzfNfKe7I/AAAAAAAAFBU/WUMHiaLdfsw/s1600/Future.jpg" //a/divstrongBy The Hip Hop Writer/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /Whether he realizes it or not, Future is one of the most influential rappers of 2011. During the

Nas says Hip Hop needs more songs like "Nasty"

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xkFVzKy3Ris/TnqfhEedoAI/AAAAAAAAE_o/lFbPo6NSSJE/s1600/Nas+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" hca="true" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xkFVzKy3Ris/TnqfhEedoAI/AAAAAAAAE_o/lFbPo6NSSJE/s320/Nas+2.jpg" width="267" //a/divstrongBy The Hip Hop Writer/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /The last time fans had heard anything new from Nas, aside from his work with Damian

Frank Ocean talks working with Jay-Z and Kanye West

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VqfHeUMLMbg/TnpU65kcrAI/AAAAAAAAE_E/Yc2Ztb-zYFU/s1600/Frank+Ocean+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" hca="true" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VqfHeUMLMbg/TnpU65kcrAI/AAAAAAAAE_E/Yc2Ztb-zYFU/s320/Frank+Ocean+2.jpg" width="212" //a/divstrongBy The Hip Hop Writer/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /Odd Future has had an incredible year in 2011. Tyler, the Creator has gained mainstream attention

Russell Simmons to buy Television Network

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CcLgOZ4xR58/TnnUwsG4z-I/AAAAAAAAE-g/xq18KY0FZZM/s1600/Russell+Simmons.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" hca="true" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CcLgOZ4xR58/TnnUwsG4z-I/AAAAAAAAE-g/xq18KY0FZZM/s320/Russell+Simmons.jpg" width="203" //a/divstrongBy The Hip Hop Writer/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /Not too many people have influenced hip hop the way Russell Simmons has. First, he launches

Cyhi da Prynce names album "The Hard Way Musical"

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uTSjZ5ECQXA/TnnH9C00HpI/AAAAAAAAE-Q/WrwRJMh_M5E/s1600/Cyhi+da+Prynce.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" hca="true" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uTSjZ5ECQXA/TnnH9C00HpI/AAAAAAAAE-Q/WrwRJMh_M5E/s320/Cyhi+da+Prynce.jpg" width="213" //a/divstrongBy The Hip Hop Writer/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /Following the success of Big Sean and the new deal with Def Jam, Kanye West is

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