Battle of the Net Worth: Nicki Minaj Vs Jay-Z

Nicki spoke about her very calculated moves to dethrone Jay-Z as the king of Hip-Hop moguls. “I never thought about music as just being the end-all, be-all. I always looked at it like a business, something that I could create an empire out of,” Nicki explained to Allure.  ”So that’s why I’m only about to put out my second album and I’m already thinking about this,” she continued. “I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s... Read More

Drake make the biggest jump for a single by a male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100

With his sophomore album, Take Care, less than three weeks away, Drake just keeps on winning. Not only is he featured on the Queen of Rnb’s new single, starring in an NBA 2K12 commercial and celebrating just turning 25, he is also making a name for himself in the record books. After matching Diddy’s record of ‘Most Rap Number Ones’ earlier this month, he has now matched Akon’s record for the biggest jump for a single by a Male solo artist.... Read More

Keri Hilson Gets Onboard Dr. Dre’s ‘Detox’

Dr. Dre is getting a dose of Keri Hilson for Detox. The “Pretty Girl Rock” singer paid a visit to the Doctor to contribute to his long-awaited project. Miss Keri shares what it was like to be in the studio with the hip-hop icon. “Dr. Dre is incredible,” she exclusively tells Rap-Up.com. “He’s somebody I always kind of thought, ‘Wow, I wonder what his method is. I wonder what it’s like to be in the room while he does what he does,’... Read More

Nicki Minaj Passes Lauryn Hill for #4 Female Rapper w/ Most Billboard Hot 100 Entries

“Check It Out” debuts at #78 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, boosting Nicki Minaj past Lauryn Hill and becoming the #4 female rapper with the most Hot 100 entries ever in the history of Billboard. This also marks Minaj’s 13th entry in 10 months and her 12th entry so far for the calander year.. something I don’t think ANY rapper has EVER done before…and with still 3 1/2 months in the year  Read More