Birdman appeared in a Tennessee court today and pleaded no contest to drug charges. The Cash Money Records head received a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days probation ... [Baller Status]

Four Tops frontman Levi Stubbs passed away at age 72 in his Detroit home ... [The Associated Press]

The album cover and tracklist for Beyonce's upcoming album 'I Am ...' has hit the 'net. The album, which is staged to display the songstress as, well herself, along with her alter ego Sasha Fierce, is set to hit stores on November 18 ... [Concrete Loop]

Gucci Mane, who's currently sitting in an Atlanta prison for violating terms of his probation, issued a statement through his publicist to let all his fans know that despite a rumor that he was dead, he is in fact "alive and well" ... [AllHipHop]