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BET Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
Added: 20 May 2016 | Read 670 times

Drake had the most nominations by far.

The nominations for the 2016 BET Awards are in!

Drake secured nine nominations, miles ahead of any other artist. Beyonce and Rihanna earned five each; Future and Bryson Tiller earned four apiece. Adele received her first BET nomination in the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist category.

 

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Drake And Alessia Cara Lead IHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards Nominations
Added: 19 May 2016 | Read 273 times

Drake and Alessia Cara will be lead the pack at Canada’s top music video awards after landing seven nominations each.

The rapper’s “Hotline Bling” will face-off against the teen singer’s “Here” in the Video of the Year category, which also includes Belly and The Weeknd’s “Might Not,” Grimes’ “Fresh Without Blood,” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.

 

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Desiigner Names His Musical Influences & Favorite Rapper
Added: 19 May 2016 | Read 880 times

So far, Desiigner is the breakout newcomer of 2016. The Brooklyn rhymer was featured on Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo album, and last month his smash record “Panda” helped the then 18-year-old (he’s now 19) become the youngest male to top the BillboardHot 100 chart since 2007.

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Kanye Regrets Calling Out Mark Zuckerberg On Twitter Instead Of Facebook
Added: 19 May 2016 | Read 329 times

Kanye West is “fine just To practice” instead of having another baby with wife Kim Kardashian.

The 38-year-old rapper is father to two-year-old North and five-month-old Saint with Kim. She recently revealed he had been begging her to have another baby, but Kanye said that’s not the case as he appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” airing on Thursday.

 

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Stephen Marley Taps Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, Busta Rhymes and More Rappers On New Project
Added: 17 May 2016 | Read 361 times

Reggae legend Stephen Marley is set to release his new project Revelation Part II:  The Fruit of Life on July 22.

This project, which is the second part of his 2012 release Revelation Part I: The Root Of Life, will include an eclectic variety of music to showcase the influence that Reggae has had on various genres, especially Hip-Hop.

 

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Rihanna Ties Michael Jackson On The List Of Career Top 10 Singles
Added: 17 May 2016 | Read 304 times

Last week saw Rihanna pull into a tie with the incomparable Stevie Wonder on the list of most Hot 100 Top 10’s. Just seven days later, the Barbadian singer matches up with another music icon on the all-time tally.

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YG 'Still Krazy' With New Album and Promo Tour
Added: 15 May 2016 | Read 300 times

YG has announced his new album STILL KRAZY will be unveiled this June and to promote it, he’s going on a three week solo tour.

The first single from YG’s second major label album is titled “Why You Always Hatin’?” which will make its debut on OVO Radio on May 21.

 

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ILoveMakonnen Retires From Music
Added: 12 May 2016 | Read 816 times

Makonnen has decided to quit making music.

The singer/rapper took to Twitter over the weekend to explain the reasons why he was retiring, despite having such success in a very short period of time.

 

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Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Announce New Collaborative Project
Added: 09 May 2016 | Read 294 times

Remember Piñata, the critically acclaimed collaborative project by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib?

Well, the Indiana rapper and legendary Stones Throw producer are back together again and currently working on a new project.

 

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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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