Young Berg

2008 in hip hop

Events

January

February

March

  • Disturbing tha Peace signs with Def Jam.
  • Fat Joe and 50 Cent continue to beef, especially through the internet and through videos. G-Unit releases a mixtape called "The Elephant In The Sand".
  • G Unit's DJ, Whoo Kid, says he is going to retire.
  • Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" cease the beef.
  • Chuck Phillips of the LA Times says that Diddy and Jimmy Rosemond were in on the death of Tupac Shakur, but Diddy denies the rumor.
  • Jadakiss speaks on his highly anticipated debut album with Def Jam.
  • Tha Carter III is set to be released on May 13, while L.A.X. is set to be released on June 24.
  • LA Times reports that said Diddy knew about the Tupac Shakur shooting before it happened were based on fraudulent documents, but LA Times later apologized for the rumors.
  • T.I. is found guilty for gun charges.
  • Nate Dogg pleads guilty on a domestic violence charge.
  • Remy Ma was found guilty of charges that were put against her last year, and could face up to 25 years in prison.
  • Former Dipset member Max B is shot, and is said to be in critical condition.
  • Nelly says that his first album in four years, Brass Knuckles, is set to be released later in 2008.
  • 50 Cent talks about the fake Benzino/Fat Joe Hip Hop Weekly album cover(he says he did not create it), and fires "warning shots" at Rick Ross.

April

May

June

  • Trick Daddy leaves Slip-N-Slide Records, and has talks with Def Jam.
  • Shakir Stewart gets promoted to Executive VP of Def Jam.
  • Charli Baltimore re-signs with Murder Inc.
  • Nas's album name changes again, to Untitled.
  • The Game changes his release date of the album L.A.X. again, to July 22, and also says that he has made the decision to NOT make LAX his last album.
  • Lil Wayne's album, Tha Carter III, sells over a million copies for its first week. This feat was last done by 50 Cent's The Massacre. His debut single from the album, "Lollipop" was #1 on Billboard 100 for 5 non-consecutive weeks.
  • T.I. signs 8Ball & MJG, while he continues to have beef with Shawty Lo and 50 Cent.
  • The Orchard wins the bid for TVT Records to buy out the bankrupt label.
  • Nate Dogg is arrested for terrorist threats to his girlfriend.
  • DMX is arrested for not having a valid driver's license.
  • The Game's album, L.A.X., is once again pushed back, this time to August 26.
  • 2 Pistols falls after one punch at a BET Awards pre-party from Dolla after back-and-forth disses.
  • D-Block is set to release a new album; their first group album since 2000.
  • Death Row is sold in an auction after Suge Knight was ordered to sell the label; it was sold for 24 million dollars to Susan Berg.
  • DJ Khaled is set to release the album, We Global, later in 2008
  • BET loses the sponsorship over violence, profanity, and obscenity in hip-hop videos. (Industry Ears and CNN, Proctor and Gamble, Pepsi and General Motors pulled their ads from Rap City and 106 & Park)
  • The Clipse will release their album, Clipse Presents: Re-Up Gang, later in 2008 on Koch Records.
  • Snoop Dogg states that he is impressed by Detox, Dr. Dre's new album. He also says that Dre will produce his new album.

July

August

  • Master P gets the key to the city of Memphis for the "Let The Kids Grow Day" project he organized.
  • Dr. Dre's daughter releases a controversial documentary talking about her dad not supporting her dreams of rapping.
  • Big Boi and Killer Mike end their 3 year feud.
  • Yung Berg is arrested for possession of a pistol and marijuana.
  • Trae & Mike Jones get into an altercation at the 2008 Ozone Awards.
  • Ice Cube's new album, Raw Footage, is leaked onto the internet.
  • Cam'ron sold Juelz Santana's contract to Def Jam for $2 million, hence removing Santana from the Diplomats roster.
  • DJ Vlad sues Rick Ross for assaulting him.
  • 50 Cent is #1 on Forbes' 2008 Hip-Hop Cash Kings, making $150 million last year for his Vitamin Water deal, his sales of Curtis, and his G-Unit clothing, and his record label. Following behind is Jay-Z at #2, Diddy at #3, and Kanye West at #4. Common, Akon, & Lil Wayne made first time showings on the list.
  • Da Brat is sentenced to three years in prison for striking a woman with a rum bottle at an Atlanta nightclub in 2007.
  • The Game's new album, L.A.X., is leaked onto the Internet earlier than expected.
  • Dr. Dre's son, Andre Young, Jr., aged 20, was found dead on August 23 2008.
  • Young Jeezy's new album, The Recession, is leaked onto the Internet.
  • LL Cool J's new album, Exit 13, is leaked onto the Internet a day before its release.

September

  • Young Berg was hospitialized, after being beaten up and robbed for his Transformers necklace in Detroit at Trick Trick's club, Plan B.
  • Kanye West was arrested for damaging two of the paparazi's cameras. He posted bail for $20,000.
  • Nelly's new album, Brass Knuckles, is leaked onto the Internet four days before its release.
  • 50 Cent stated that his album Before I Self Destruct will be released on December 9, 2008, a week before Kanye's album will be released.
  • Nate Dogg suffers his second stroke in less than a year. He is reported in critical condition.
  • Ludacris's pool house gets set on fire.
  • Kanye West has pushed his album 808s and Heartbreak to November.

October

Albums

Release Date Artist Album Notes
January 22 Big Noyd Illustrious

February 26 Webbie Savage Life 2

Shawty Lo Units in the City

March 11 Rick Ross Trilla

Snoop Dogg Ego Trippin'

Fat Joe The Elephant in the Room

March 18 Flo Rida Mail on Sunday

Rocko Self-Made

Sheek Louch Silverback Gorilla

  • Debuts at #41 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Good Love"

April 1 Trina Still da Baddest

April 22 Prodigy H.N.I.C. Pt. 2

  • Debuts at #36 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "The Life"

Bizzy Bone A Song For You

April 29 The Roots Rising Down

  • Debuts at #6 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Get Busy", "Rising Up"

Lil Mama VYP (Voice of the Young People)

May 20 Bun B II Trill

June 10 Lil Wayne Tha Carter III

Plies Definition of Real

N.E.R.D. Seeing Sounds

  • Debuts at #7 on the Billboard 200
  • Single: "Everyone Nose", "Spaz"

Tyga No Introduction

June 17 2 Pistols Death Before Dishonor

Blood Raw My Life: The True Testimony

  • Debuts at #29 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Louie"

June 24 Three 6 Mafia Last 2 Walk

July 1 G-Unit T.O.S: Terminate on Sight

Byrd Gang M.O.B.: The Album

  • Debuts at #29 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Splash"

July 15 Nas Untitled

  • Debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Hero"
  • Certified Gold

David Banner The Greatest Story Ever Told

August 5 Re-Up Gang Clipse Presents: Re-Up Gang

  • Debuts at #55 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Fast Life"

August 12 Yung Berg Look What You Made Me

August 19 Ice Cube Raw Footage

August 26 The Game LAX

V.I.C. Beast

September 2 Young Jeezy The Recession

Boss Hogg Outlawz Back by Blockular Demand: Serve & Collect II

September 9 LL Cool J Exit 13

  • Debuts at #9 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Baby"

Kardinal Offishall Not 4 Sale

September 16 Nelly Brass Knuckles

DJ Khaled We Global

September 30 T.I. Paper Trail

Big Kuntry King My Turn to Eat

Dem Franchize Boyz Our World, Our Way

October 7 Devin the Dude Landing Gear

  • Singles: "Can't Make It Home"

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