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Rick Ross Opens New Wingstop Location
Added: 23 September 2013 | Read 549 times

Rapper Rick Ross continues his expansion into the restaurant business, with the opening of a new Wingstop location.

Rick Ross has taken ownership of the Deerfield Beach, Florida Wingstop and the rapper now operates four locations.

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A$AP Ferg Announces 'Turnt x Burnt' Tour With A$AP Mob
Added: 20 September 2013 | Read 674 times

A$AP Ferg is ready to take the music from his debut album Trap Lord on a North American tour. The “Work” rapper will be bringing fellow members of his A$AP Mob collective along for the 33-stop ”Turnt x Burnt Tour.”

Concert goers at the opening site in New Brunswick, New Jersey on September 26th will also get to see Joey Bada$$ and Ab-Soul as part of the bill. Ferg will then hit the Jamz Fest in Norfolk, Virginia on September 27th and the A3C Festival in Atlanta on October 2nd. From there the Harlem native will be joined by the A$AP Mob, Joey Fatts, Aston Matthews, Overdoz, and 100s for other dates.

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Jay Z & Beyonce Named Top Earning Couple Again
Added: 20 September 2013 | Read 485 times

Add another mark in the win column for Jay Z and Beyoncé. Forbes named the two music superstars as the top earning couple in entertainment again this year. The Carters made a combined $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013 edging out Tom Brady/Gisele Bundchen ($80 million) and Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie ($50 million).

Jay had a stellar year which included starting his Roc Nation Sports agency, executive producing The Great Gatsby soundtrack, signing an unprecedented deal with Samsung, conducting a stadium tour with Justin Timberlake, and releasing his number one album Magna Carta Holy Grail.

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Drake Has 'No Expectations' For Nothing Was The Same Sales
Added: 20 September 2013 | Read 658 times

Whether its fans or label heads, many people have high expectations for Drake's next album, Nothing Was the Same.

However, in an interview with MTV, Drizzy revealed that he's not one of them.

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Young Buck Out Of Bankruptcy; Outstanding Loan To 50 Cent Voided
Added: 20 September 2013 | Read 786 times

There’s good news for Nashville rapper Young Buck, and not so good news for his former mentor 50 Cent. TMZ reports that Buck is now officially out of bankruptcy, but 50 will not be seeing any of the money owed to him by the ex-G-Unit member.

Buck apparently borrowed $300,000 from 50, but documents show that the remaining $171,000 balance on the loan has been wiped cleaned. G-Unit Records was also looking for $10 million from Buck, but that debt has been erased as well.

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J. Cole Comments On 'Born Sinner' Outselling Kanye West's 'Yeezus'
Added: 20 September 2013 | Read 711 times

J. Cole recently addressed his position in Hip Hop during an interview with Noisey. “I don’t wake up every day like, ‘I got a great status in the Rap game,’" J. Cole said. "No, I feel behind. I don’t feel like I’ve done enough.”

While he may not feel that he has done enough in Hip Hop, Cole said he sometimes takes time to cherish what he has accomplished.

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Rick Ross Announces Fall 'Mastermind Tour'
Added: 17 September 2013 | Read 473 times

Even though Rick Ross’ next album does not have an official release date yet, the Maybach Music Group leader has already booked an 8-city tour to support the LP. The “Mastermind Tour” will start this November in Detroit, Michigan and conclude in his hometown of Miami, Florida.

MMG fans can also watch Ross live along with Meek Mill and Wale during the “Self Made 3 The Live Experience” concert tonight (9/17). The event will provide a live stream of the three rappers performing from three different locations.

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Gucci Man Arrested, Threatening Cops, Guns And Weed
Added: 16 September 2013 | Read 752 times

Gucci Mane has been arrested again, this time for possessing weed and a gun.

The rapper was taken by police around 12:05 am this morning, according to TMZ.

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Pusha T Yeah Listened To Lil Wayne New Mixtape. It's Trash
Added: 13 September 2013 | Read 1082 times

That sure was quick. Three days after Pusha T told Fuse his inflammatory tweet was not about Lil Wayne, the Virginia rhyme spitter seemingly retracts that state on DJ Envy’s Thursday Night Live.

In the interview, Pusha says he has heard Dedication 5 and had a one word review of the mixtape, “Trash.” The G.O.O.D. Music “hot head” could not put his finger on the reason as to why Wayne “lost it”:

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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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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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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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