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B.o.B. Says He'll Have The Year's 'Best Album'
Added: 06 October 2013 | Read 488 times

B.o.B. says his upcoming album, Underground Luxury, slated to be released December 2013, is set to a better musical album than any of the other projects released this year. 

"For me, it's great because I would have the best musical album out this year, like hands down," B.o.B. in an interview with MTV. "That's no knock to anybody, any of the greats like Jay [Z] and Kanye [West] because I enjoyed their albums, but musically, what I put into this album is gonna be the best album this year."

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Cam'ron Explains His Jay Z Response, Called A Liar By Clothing Company
Added: 06 October 2013 | Read 1541 times

Cam’ron recently revisited his old rivalry with Jay Z after Hov’s “Pound Cake” claim of making Cam’ron a millionaire. Speaking with Karen Civil, he explained why he responded to Jay Z on his Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1 track “Come And Talk To Me”:

In the song, Cam said Jay Z did not make him a millionaire and they made each other millions. Speaking with Karen Civil, Cam explains that he was not shocked by Jay Z’s assertion but wished he offered my clarity

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Lupe Fiasco Announces New Album And 32-City Tour
Added: 05 October 2013 | Read 524 times

Lupe Fiasco is heading out on nationwide tour next month to provide an early introduction to his upcoming 5th studio album Tetsuo and Youth expected to be release in 2014. The 32-city “Tetsuo and Youth Preview Tour” will begin November 2nd in Atlanta and round down in Baltimore on December 15th. The Chicago emcee will be performing tracks from his previous projects as well as brand new songs from his future album.

“I’m looking forward to going back on the road and sharing the new music I’ve been working on with my fans,” says Lupe. “This will be just a taste of Tetsuo and Youth.”

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Snoop Lion Says Tupac Was Crazy, Praises Drake + More W/ A$AP Rocky
Added: 05 October 2013 | Read 992 times

Over twenty years in the Hip Hop game leads to one having a keen knowledge of lesser known stories. In the 2nd part of Snoop Lion and A$AP Rocky’s Back & Forth interview with Noisey, Snoop spoke on the infamous fight between Tupac and the Hughes brothers.

Back in 1993, Tupac assaulted the directors, Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes after the pair dropped the rapper from their seminal flick Menace II Society.

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Young Buck Released From Prison After 18-Month Sentence
Added: 03 October 2013 | Read 686 times

In 2012, Young Buck entered prison to serve an 18-month sentence on weapons charges.

Now, the former G-Unit star is a free man, despite originally being expected to remain in prison until February 2014.

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Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' Final First Week Numbers Are In
Added: 03 October 2013 | Read 790 times

Drake’s third official album Nothing Was The Same has given the Young Money rapper the biggest first week sales of his career. Billboard is now reporting that the release will debut at number one on the albums chart with a total of 658,000 copies sold in its opening week.

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Game I Haven't Seen 50 Cent In Over 8 Years, Says Detox is 'Jesus of Music'
Added: 03 October 2013 | Read 1295 times

Two things have always been true about Game (formerly The Game) since his 2005 debut album The Documentary: He’s not afraid to name drop and he has a complicated relationship with 50 Cent. Last night (October 1st) Game appeared on Larry King Now and spoke on his relationship with 50 Cent in 2013 and his opinion on Dr. Dre’s now mythical Detox album.

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Dom Kennedy Says West Coast Rap Is On Top
Added: 03 October 2013 | Read 528 times

Dom Kennedy and Nipsey Hussle explained why they believe the West Coast scene is currently Hip Hop’s most prominent during their appearance on DJ Skee’s “SKEE Live” yesterday (October 1).

Following the commercial success of Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ The Heist—both of which have been certified platinum by the RIAA—Kennedy said he feels like “a lot of the younger artists are taking it farther.”

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Eminem Will Perform At First Ever YouTube Music Video Awards
Added: 01 October 2013 | Read 540 times

Billboard counts YouTube views on its charts. MTV stopped being M(usic) television a decade ago. In one of the most preordained moves in recent memories, YouTube will hold its first ever Music Video Awards.

The inaugural award show will celebrate the most viewed YouTube videos over the past year based on global music-video views and shares. The nominations will be released on October 17th and fans will be able to vote through social media after the nominations are made.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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