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DMX Reflects On Being Offered A $1 Million Bonus To Release Two Albums In One Year
Added: 05 December 2016 | Read 11 times

Back in 1998, DMX pulled off a big feat by releasing two albums in one calendar year.

It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot arrived in May of that year, and it was followed by Flesh Pf My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood in December.

Fader published an article about the creation of Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood.

 

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Kanye Fights Back In 'New Slaves' Lawsuit
Added: 02 December 2016 | Read 152 times

Rapper Kanye West is fighting back against copyright infringement allegations regarding his song “New Slaves” amid his medical emergency.

Hungarian rocker Gabor Presser filed suit against the “All of the Lights” hitmaker in a New York court in May, claiming the hip-hop star sampled his track “Gyonhyhaju Lany” at the end of “New Slaves” without his formal approval.

 

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New J. Cole Project Listed, Then Removed From iTunes
Added: 02 December 2016 | Read 232 times

Rapper J. Cole gave fans a major surprise, with the prospects of a new album later this month.

A new album titled 4 Your Eyez Only was listed on iTunes with a December 9 release date.

 

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Eminem Launches New Collaboration With Carhartt
Added: 27 November 2016 | Read 267 times

Rapper Eminem has teased fans about a new collaboration with clothing brand Carhartt.

The “Lose Yourself” hitmaker has previously worked with designers at the workwear firm, based in Eminem’s native Michigan, and now it appears they are gearing up to release another range of goods, just in time for the holidays.

 

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Nas Praises Fidel Castro In Death, Criticism Ensues
Added: 27 November 2016 | Read 182 times

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90. The long-living, former president of Cuba has garnered a number of comments from critics, supporters and people all walks of life.

Some regard him a revolutionary that stood up to governmental bullies and others regard him a dictator that oppressed his own people.

 

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Lil Wayne Misses Major Show; Festival Reps Say Rapper Had A Seizure
Added: 27 November 2016 | Read 177 times

It looks like rapper Lil Wayne could be heading for some more legal trouble, after he backed out of a high profile concert over the weekend in Cuaracao.

Lil Wayne is one of the headliners of the “SummerFallin Curacao,” which also featured performances by Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, French Montana, Rick Ross, Fat Joe and others.

 

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50 Cent Finally Wins 'P.I.M.P' Lawsuit
Added: 19 November 2016 | Read 394 times

Rapper 50 Cent has won another legal spat, this time over his hit song “P.I.M.P.”

Producer Brandon Parrott sued the rap star, real name Curtis Jackson, earlier this year, claiming he was conned into signing over rights to a track called “Bamba,” which he alleges became “P.I.M.P.”

 

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Method Man Not Sure Wu-Tang Clan Will Ever Reunite Again
Added: 19 November 2016 | Read 267 times

Rapper and actor Method Man fears the Wu-Tang Clan may never come together to record another album following the drama linked to their 2014 release.

A Better Tomorrow was savaged by critics and band members alike, and, despite coming together for the one-of-a-kind Once Upon a Time in Shaolin project last year, the “Bring The Pain” hitmaker can’t imagine another reunion.

 

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A Tribe Called Quest Scores First Top 200 Hit Album In 20 Years
Added: 19 November 2016 | Read 130 times

A Tribe Called Quest has achieved a remarkable event in its already storied history, their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in more than 20 years.

We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is predicted to to push about 120,000 equivalent album units and a fitting swan song for the group’s final studio album.

 

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50 Cent Addresses New York Mets Opening Pitch Criticism

50 Cent has addressed the opening pitch he made at the New York Mets game.

"The sh!t almost hit the camera man damn, if you look close you can see them moving the plate. Lol #smsaudio #animalambition," 50 Cent says in an Instagram caption.

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Yelawolf To Release 'Psycho White EP' With Travis Barker Before Shady Album; 'Country Cousins With Big K.R.I.T. Also In Works

Billboard is reporting that before Yelawolf continues work on his sophomore Shady Records album, Love Story, the Huntsville, Alabama, native will be releasing the Psycho White EP with producer, drummer and close friend, Travis Barker.

According to Yelawolf, the Psycho White EP is set to include five brand-new songs: “Every time we would get in the lab we’d knock something out. We just collaborated and… had a meeting of the minds. There’s a lot of cool stuff we came up with.”

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A$AP Ant Says Baltimore Is Harder Than 'The Wire'

As an artist who grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, A$AP Ant recently shed some light on his hometown, which was depicted on the former HBO television series, “The Wire” years ago. During an interview with Vlad TV, A$AP Ant was asked if what was depicted on “The Wire” was an accurate depiction of the city of Baltimore.

According to A$AP Ant, Baltimore is 10 times worse than what viewers saw on “The Wire.” The A$AP Mob member also spoke on transitioning into a grown man and leaving the petty crimes of his past in the past.

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Lil Wayne Signs With Jay Z And He's Very Happy!

Lil Wayne and Jay Z have sparred lyrically, but now the pair are in business – in some way or another

At KMEL’s Summer Jam in the Bay, Lil Wayne told the crowd. "I just signed a deal with my motherf**king idol, Jay Z."

 

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DJ Khaled's New Album Title Drawn From Recent Health Scare

We the Best CEO/Def Jam South President DJ Khaled has announced the title of his upcoming 7th album.

The album title, Suffering From Success, is drawn from a recent health scare that resulted in a loss of hair growth on his beard, associated with the stress of doing business.

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Jay Z Catching Heat For Five Percent Nation Medallion

I’m ready to chase a Yakub back in a cave,” rapped Jay Z on his “We Made It” verse with Jay Electronica. The line may have gone over a lot of people’s heads, but those familiar with the teachings of the Five Percent Nation caught the reference.

It appears the Hip Hop mogul’s supposed connection with the Nation of Gods and Earths is now catching criticism. Most notably, the star medallion associated with the group seen around Jay’s neck at a Brooklyn Nets game has publications like the New York Post implying the rapper is supporting racism by wearing the chain.

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DJ Khaled Proposes To Nicki Minaj With $500,000 Ring

DJ Khaled has proposed to Nicki Minaj in a new video. The producer took a moment to explain his love for Minaj before showing off a ring he says he bought for her, a ring said to cost $500,000.

“I want to be honest with you," DJ Khaled says in the MTV News video. "I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine. The only reason I'm not telling you this face to face is because I know that you're busy."

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Puff Daddy Calls Jennifer Lopez's 'Booty' Incredible

Puff Daddy recently spoke with Access Hollywood Live about his relationship and praise for Jennifer Lopez. During the interview, Puff was asked to analyze J. Lo’s “Booty” video with Iggy Azalea. Speaking of Lopez, Puff says he’s “lucky” that he’s dated her.

He’s asked why “we are so fascinated with the booty.” Diddy replies: "It’s great. It’s a work of art. It’s something that will go down in history...But also her talent, her drive, her determination. She will never give up.”

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Cash Money Records CoFounder Ronald 'Slim' Williams Pays For $7.15 Million Home - In Cash

Cash Money Records cofounder Bryan “Baby” Williams is well-known for flaunting his wealth, but his younger brother Ronald “Slim” Williams, the other founder of Cash Money, is much more low-key.

But that may be changing, as Ronald Williams recently purchased South Florida’s largest single–family house.

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Iggy Azalea Reps Say Alleged Sex Tape Could Be Hers

Breakout star Iggy Azalea could be joining Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and Mimi Faust on the list of released celebrity sex tapes if Vivid Entertainment gets their way. According to TMZ, the porn company was approached about possibly buying erotic footage of the “Fancy” rapper.

After first denying that any sex tape with Iggy existed, her lawyers are now claiming if there is a tape it was most likely filmed when the Australian native was underage and without her consent. The attorneys also state the possible sex tape would have only been available to a “spurned business suitor” which TMZ is calling an ex-boyfriend.

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Chief Keef's Step Brother Murdered; Chicago Teen Violence Continues

Chief Keef’s step brother Ulysses “Chris” Gissendanner III was fatally gunned down in South Chicago last Wednesday (January 2), according to DNAinfo.com Chicago.

Known by the rap moniker “YPN Boomtown,” the young rapper was related to Chief Keef by marriage after Chief Keef’s father, Afonso Cozart, married YPN Boomtown’s mother Aridecy Tate, and then divorced in 2012.

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AZ Announces New Hip-Hop Album 'Doe or Die II' For 2013

AZ Announces New Hip-Hop Album “Doe or Die II” For 2013

Queens, New York rapper AZ is returning with a new album this year, the rapper announced today (January 2).

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DMX Calls Drake Out For Not Including Missy On Aaliyah's Upcoming Posthumous Album

DMX is flying high off of the release of his seventh studio album, Undisputed, which was released to the masses on Tuesday, September 11.

In an interview, DMX goes off on YMCMB rapper Drake for not including the producers that Aaliyah worked with while she was alive on her upcoming posthumous album, which Drake is executive producing alongside producer Noah “40″ Shebib.

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Rappers Pitbull, Flo Rida To Host 5,000 Fans During Private Performance In The Bahamas

Rappers Pitbull and Flo Rida have been announced as headlining acts for the Bud Light Port Paradise Music Festival, which will take place in November in the Bahamas.

The Miami rappers will hit the stage along with artists like Far East Movement, Young the Giant, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS and Brad Paisley.

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Webbie Addresses Murder and Violence at Shows in Chicago and Alabama

Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper Webbie has addressed allegations that stem from concerts in Chicago and Alabama that turned violent.

Addressing the events in his vlog series, A Savage Life Episode 1.1 F*#k No, Webbie denied any involvement in the incidents he was rumored to be involved in.

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