Author: YN

Details of Chris and Rihanna Duet
Rhianna Chris Brown

“The whole thing came together when they decided to reconcile shortly after the attack. Sources tell us music producer Polow Da Don convinced both Chris and Rihanna to get in the studio and record a love song stat, stressing that timing was important because the heightened emotions would translate powerfully into the music.

Both Rihanna and Chris agreed and snuck in a couple of “late night” sessions that we’re told were “very, very emotional … the feeling in the room was pure love.”

The whole thing gets more sickening every day. Your man’s an opportunist.

Props: TMZ.


Missed TMZ’s early report on the story behind the text. Thank God for that Asian. Ha!

Happy Born Day Minya Oh!

Biggie Tributes
Busta Rhymes

Fellas it’s March 10, but OK.

Busta and friends lick a shot for Big Pop in heaven.

“March 9th”

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Be clear: The Marching 9 consists of Mr. Rhymes, Styles P, Sheek

Louch, Lil’ Cease, Billy Danze, Lil Fame, Maino, Red Cafe, & Uncle


Props: Splash who sent me clean edit late last night when I was gettin’ some shut eye. I know there’s no sleepin’ online.


Joell Ortiz also went in.

“Too Soon”


Props: eskay

Haitian Mike you owe me! Ha!

Tuesdays With Cory (Exclusive Series)
Cory Gunz

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a marketing genius. To help jump start the site I reached out to the Gunz family to do an exclusive Rap Radar series called Tuesdays With Cory. The clever brand name is an homage to this but it’s really about one of the best young MC’s in the game displaying his skills on a regular basis. I support this BX kid in every thing he does.

Cory Gunz “One” (Over the Fat Joe joint)


The-Dream Wants His Grammy and His Girl Respected


Just saw The-Dream up here at Angela Yee’s Shade 45 morning show and he’s really excited about this video. It’s no coincidence that he put it out the day his second album Love Vs. Money drops. Here the message is clear he’s destined for greatness, and with a hot boo by his side, none of you haters and Internet bloggers can stop him. Chew on that, shawty!

PROPS: Nigel who peeped it first


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CDQ quality. Fresh off Terius’ laptop.

T.I. Celebrates Vibe Cover
T.I. Vibe cover

I was so busy launching this site yesterday I didn’t even know Clifford was in the Rotten Apple kickin’ it with my wife and the Vibe crew. Besides co-signing his latest cover, I also believe he shot the finale of his reality show up in the Bronx, where the people are fresh. Ha!

T.I. Danyel Smith

Yung L.A., T.I. and Vibe‘s Danyel Smith.

T.I. Danyel Smith Michael Hirschorn

This time on the far right, Michael Hirschorn, his Ish Entertainment, produces Road to Redemption. He also along with Jim Ackerman was responsible for bringing all the ego trip shows to VH1.

Martin’s ‘Pam’ on Classic B.I.G. Episode
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Tichina Arnold

Interview: Brian “B.Dot” Miller

Photo: Chenoa Maxwell

Two years before Christopher Wallace’s death in 1997, he played himself. That’s right, in season four of the hit ‘90s sitcom Martin, he made a special guest appearance as the Notorious B.I.G. who was in Detroit in search of a new background singer. Although this wasn’t Biggie’s first crack at acting, this hilarious episode was unquestionably his most memorable. RapRadar recently caught up with former cast member and Everybody Hates Chris star Tichina Arnold who reveals how the legendary rapper stuck to the script.

T.I. Pleads The Fifth on Dr. Dre Leaks

Interview: Brian “B.Dot” Miller

The latter of 2007 was tough for T.I. Despite releasing a platinum album earlier that year, the Atlanta rapper was charged and found guilty on weapons possession. In March 2008, he was sentenced to a year in jail, ordered to pay a hefty fine, and perform a shit load of community service. In the meantime, T.I. used his freedom to sell over a million copies of his latest LP, Paper Trail and star in an MTV reality series, Road To Redemption. Before turning himself in two weeks from today, T.I.P. phoned in to RapRadar to discuss his final days, baby mama drama and ghostwriting for a certain doctor.

The-Dream Defends His Girl Christina Milian



Interview: Brian “B.Dot” Miller

Figuratively speaking, Terius Nash has the stuff that dreams are made of. That’s because for nearly 10 years, the singer/songwriter/producer known as The-Dream has become a musical triple threat. And on the cusp of his sophomore release Love vs. Money, the Georgia native chopped it up with RapRadar about his new album, photographs, and how he and his main squeeze are laughing all the way to the bank.

Lil’ Kim Sees Biggie In Her Dreams
Lil Kim

Interview: Brian “B.Dot” Miller

On the track “Notorious B.I.G.” from Biggie’s posthumous album Born Again, Lil’ Kim bragged about switching her style like that hottest new dances. Well tonight, Kimberly gets a chance to cut a rug on the season premier of the hit ABC reality program Dancing With The Stars. Hours before slipping into her heels, Kim spoke to RapRadar about the show, her label situation, and Biggie’s thoughts on Notorious.