Music-wise, it's been a pretty stellar year for "Saturday Night Live," with memorable sets from Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Arcade Fire.
But things will heat up even more in December, when the venerable weekend sketch show rounds out the year with a trio of heavy-hitting host/performer pairings.
Chicago rapper Common has inked a deal with Atria Books to release his first ever memoir, which will hit stores in 2011.
The name of Common's memoirs will be One Day It'll Make Sense.
The internet forced Dr. Dre's new single and the renown producer is running with the song "Kush" even though he's not particularly fond of the tune's marijuana-themed content.
Dr. Dre recently told radio host Big Boy that he was going to continue to promote the song even though it wasn't the preferred move.
Bay Area, California rapper Planet Asia has inked a new deal with Wandering Worx Music, a Vancouver, Canada-based independent record label that launched in October of 2010.
Planet Asia has pulled together some of Hip-Hop's biggest names on his debut album for Wandering Worx, which is titled Black Belt Theatre.
Brooklyn, New York rapper Foxy Brown appeared in court yesterday (November 16th) and vowed to defend herself against a charge that she violated a court order by mooning her neighbor during a dispute in July.
Foxy is accused of violating a 2007 protective order filed by her Bed-Stuy neighbor Arlene Raymond, with whom she has infamously feuded since 2007, when Foxy was accused of hitting Raymond in the face with her Blackberry.
Rapper Drake is one of four people who have been named Man of the Year by GQ Magazine, after enjoying a hit year that included a successful tour and his hit album Thank Me Later.
Drake was named Man of the Year by the fashion magazine, along with Stephen Colbert, James Franco and Jeff Bridges.
Monday’s release of the song “Kush,” brought a bit of a renewed anticipation to Dr. Dre’s Detox album, after a year filled with false starts.
The single, which features Snoop Dogg, Akon and an artist Slim Da Mobsta confirmed as Chief Thuderbird or Sly, almost met the same fate as “Under Pressure.” During an interview with Big Boy of Power 106, Dre said the song was also an unauthorized leak, but it will be a keeper nonetheless.
On December 14, Ghostface Killah will release his ninth solo album, Apollo Kids.
The album takes its name from a song on Ghost's 2000 heralded album Supreme Clientele. The Wu-Tang Clan member's fifth Def Jam Records album has announced its tracklisting and cover art.
In keeping with his recent trend of expansive interviews, Eminem sat down with Rolling Stone magazine to discuss a myriad of topics, among them his 2004 release, Encore.
"Around the tail end of Encore, the songs started getting really goofy," said Em of the album, which was his first solo release to garner anything less than near-universal acclaim. "'Rain Man,' 'Big Weenie,' 'Ass Like That' - that's when the wheels were coming off. Every day I had a pocketful of pills, and I would just go into the studio and goof off."
Incarcerated rapper T.I. will be the subject of an upcoming episode of VH1's popular series Storytellers, just three days after the December release of his new album No Mercy.
The episode focusing on T.I. was taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. During the show, T.I. performs tracks from No Mercy, as well as his back catalog.