Album Charts: Chris Brown Earns First Billboard 200 #1 With ‘F.A.M.E.’

Despite all the controversy and turmoil he's been through over the past two years, Chris Brown has come out on top, earning his first #1 album of his career with F.A.M.E.. The album, Brown's fourth, topped the Billboard 200 this week, selling 270,000 in its first week. It's the singer's fourth straight top 10, following his self-titled debut (#2, 2005), Exclusive (#4, 2007), and Graffiti (#7, 2009)...
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Pharoahe Monch: Clap (One Day) (Short Film, Extended Music Video)

In anticipation of his first new LP since 2007's Desire, New York rapper Pharoahe Monch officially premiered his brand new, extended music video/short film for the track, "Clap (One Day)," off the upcoming album, W.A.R. (We Are Rengades). Debuting on, the 10-minute, Terence Nance-directed clip is about a police raid gone horribly wrong. It stars The Wire's Gbenga Akinnagbe, Kim Howard and Josiah Small...

Pharoahe Monch Leaves SRC Records To Go Indie

It's been a minute since we've heard from Pharoahe Monch. After an eight-year hiatus, the rapper dropped his sophomore album Desire in 2007. Today, he's left his longtime home of SRC Records and is ready to go the indie route.