Skull: Breaking Reggae Barriers

So who is Skull? BallerStatus spoke to Skull and YG label exec, Morgan Carey to find out more about the new sensation whose Asian heritage hasn't hindered his broad influence in music.

Missing You Biggie

If hip-hop is dead, it died on March 9th, 1997 at Los Angeles' Cedar Sinai Hospital. No disrespect to the countless MCs who have picked up the mic since The Notorious B.I.G passed away, but...

Ciara: Coming Into Her Own

As she takes the music industry and her fans on her journey, Ciara took time out to speak with about her new ventures and introduce us to the Ciara.
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40 Cal: Waiting In The Wings

Followers of the Dipset movement have been familiar with 40 Cal since his introductions on Diplomatic Immunity II…

Kaila Yu: Flaunting More Than My Body

Sexy MySpace vixen, Kaila Yu, has more going for her than a pretty face and long list of magazine spreads. She's multi-talented -- music being her passion. Like her trim physique, she's ready to flaunt her vocal talents.

3rd Annual BallerStatus Year-End Awards

Before we can officially close the book on 2006, the wonderful staff of would like to dish out a few awards to some flossin' (and un-flossin') emcees.

Tech N9ne: Insanity At Its Best

Famed poet Allen Ginsberg once wrote, "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness." A half-century later, this sentiment still rings true.

Freekey Zekey: Almost Home

Freekey who once declared "I'm real, jailbird free!" sounds off on life from the inside, the roots of the Dipset hustle, and why people should be shook when he touches down at the tail-end of November.

Trae: The Truth

Trae talks about his big brother who encouraged his raps and who he gives all credit to for his accomplishments, his recent review in The Source, and gives us insight to what the South and himself really represent when it comes to rap.