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Chance the Rapper, Eminem, Questlove and Common Deliver Laughs On SNL
Added: 20 November 2017 | Read 74 times

Chicago rap star Chance the Rapper hosted a hip-hop heavy edition of "Saturday Night Live" last night.

Chance was the star of the evening, hosting and performing in several areas skits.

 

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Young Thug, Migos, Cardi B Among Rappers On Forbes '30 Under 30' List
Added: 15 November 2017 | Read 223 times

Pop star Joe Jonas, DJ Zedd, rapper Cardi B and actress Yara Shahidi have been named among Forbes magazine's new 30 Under 30 list of top young American innovators.

Teenagers like actress Amandla Stenberg, R&B singer Khalid, and classical musician Jackie Evancho also make the cut for the Class of 2018, alongside movie stars Riley Keough and Zoe Kravitz, and supermodel Karlie Kloss.

 

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Boosie Concert Ends In Gunfire; Two People Hospitalized
Added: 06 November 2017 | Read 247 times

Tragedy struck at a concert featuring rapper Boosie over the weekend.

Boosie was the featured performer at a motorcycle concert in Gardena, California early this morning when gunshots rang out.

 

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Lil Wayne Claims Cash Money Owes Him Millions Over Tyga's Contract
Added: 06 November 2017 | Read 455 times

Rapper Lil Wayne and his lawyers continue to battle with Cash Money Records, over back royalties.

Lil Wayne has filed new court documents, and this time he is seeking information on a financial deal between Cash Money and Tyga.

 

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Kxng Crooked Announces New Social Justice Album 'Good Vs Evil 2: The Red Empire'
Added: 29 October 2017 | Read 525 times

Kxng Crooked has a lot to say about the current state of affairs in the world. The Long Beach spitter will speak about social and political issues on his forthcoming album Good Vs Evil 2: The Red Empire.

"When I first started creating Good Vs Evil I wondered how I would get my audience to listen to a project covering social injustice, racism, classism etc. in a climate where most rappers are making music about poppin' Xanax and drinking lean,” says Crooked in a statement. “My immediate afterthought was who gives a f-ck what other artists are doing, Hip Hop needs this album!"

 

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Eminem Teases New Music With Faux Campaign For Drug 'Revival'
Added: 29 October 2017 | Read 591 times

Eminem has increased speculation of a new album with a viral campaign linking him to fake drug Revival.

According to reports, billboards for the drug have been popping up across the U.S., and Eminem's manager, Paul Rosenberg, posted an Instagram photo of one of the ads, which feature an African-American couple on a blue background, attached to the building opposite his office window.

 

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Drake's More Life Not Submitted For Grammy Consideration
Added: 29 October 2017 | Read 304 times

Rapper Drake has reportedly ruled himself out of the running for the 2018 Grammy Awards after failing to submit his More Life project for consideration.

A source tells The Associated Press the Canadian hip-hop star did not offer up the March release for Recording Academy officials to potentially nominate in the Album of the Year or Best Rap Album categories, while none of the tracks, including the hit singles "Fake Love," "Passionfruit," and "Free Smoke," were entered for awards like Song of the Year, Record of the Year, or Best Rap Song.

 

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YoungBoy Never Broke Again Talks Signing With Atlantic Records & Trying To Avoid Going Back To Jail
Added: 11 October 2017 | Read 643 times

Kentrell "YoungBoy Never Broke Again" Gaulden is only 17 years old, but the rapper is already gaining a lot of attention. The Fader even selected YoungBoy to appear on the cover of its latest issue.

During the feature, the "Untouchable" performer was asked about signing to Atlantic Records.

 

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Yo Gotti Announces 'I Still Am' Album & Tidal Documentary
Added: 11 October 2017 | Read 515 times

The Memphis rapper's sequel to the 'I Am' project is now available for pre-order.

Memphis rap legend Yo Gotti is set to release two new projects. His I Still Am album will arrive on October 27.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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