Rappers Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane are being great peers and friends by footing the bill for a pricey funeral for murdered Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin.
Born Mario Hamilton, the rapper was brutally gunned down Friday night inside an Atlanta recording studio after a verbal altercation with an unidentified man.
Reps for Waka and Gucci are bringing their money together to make sure Slim is laid to rest in style and class.
R. Kelly is one of those people that are hard to keep up with.
One minute he’s playing with underage girls, the next he’s making music for the grown and sexy. Now he’s doing something completely unexpected. No surprise there.
So what’s he up to now? He’s taking his show on a boat, a cruise ship to be exact.
British singer Adele continues to rack up year-end honors for her soul-drenched, break up-themed album “21.”
She made Billboard history on Friday by becoming the first female singer to be named top artist, have the top album, and score the top single, “Rolling in the Deep,” all in one year.
The 23-year-old chanteuse was followed in the top artist group by No. 2 Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga in that order, while Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars rounded out the top ten.
The singer’s rousing soul and blues-fused single “Rolling in the Deep,” which was named the No. 1 song, beat pop and dance tracks like LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” Katy Perry’s “Firework” and “E.T.” featuring Kanye West, as well as Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything.”
“21,” which was described by Billboard’s Julianne Escobedo Shepherd as a “break-up requiem,” was written in the aftermath of the singer’s failed relationship, and it features underlying themes of love, heartache and moving forward.
Adele, who earned six Grammy nominations last week, was also named Billboard’s top female, while rapper Lil Wayne was awarded top male and Wiz Khalifa was the best new artist.
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted New Orleans rapper B.G. on gun and conspiracy charges, according to the AP
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said the 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Christopher Dorsey, faces two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. If convicted, B.G. faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the gun charges and up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine on the conspiracy charge.
The charges stem from a 2009 traffic stop in which officers recovered three guns, two of which were reported stolen. Police told The Times-Picayune that B.G. was arrested along with two others in the vehicle, Demounde Pollard and Jerod Fedison.
According to the indictment, B.G. conspired with Pollard and Fedison to obstruct justice by “inducing Demounde Pollard to sign a false affidavit attesting that the rapper did not possess three firearms on Nov. 3, 2009.”
Both Pollard and Fedison have pleaded guilty in the case and are awaiting sentencing, Letten said.