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Yelawolf Says He 'Confronted' Macklemore, Called Him A 'Fan'
Added: 06 August 2013 | Read 1642 times

Yelawolf recently said he confronted Macklemore. This reportedly took place during the Osheaga Music Festival held in Montreal, Canada over the weekend.

The reported confrontation happened after a fan approached him wearing a Macklemore t-shirt, Yelawolf said in an Instagram post. Yela also said that Macklemore is "a fan obviously," and asked his supporters to call it out if they see anyone else wearing the shirt. The Instagram post caption can be seen below, followed by the image.

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Kanye West, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Nelly & Diddy Make Billboard's All-Time Top Hot 100 Songs List
Added: 05 August 2013 | Read 620 times

As part of its celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Hot 100, Billboard magazine complied a list of the top 100 songs in the chart’s history. Each single’s placement on the list is based on performance on the Hot 100 chart. Several mainstream rap and R&B hits made the list.

Kanye West’s ode to female money lovers “Gold Digger” featuring Jamie Foxx came in at 58, Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” from the movie Dangerous Minds reached number 79, Nelly’s duet with Kelly Rowland “Dilemma” landed at the 75 spot, and Puff Daddy’s (aka Diddy) tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. “I’ll Be Missing You” was number 94.

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Chief Keef Ordered To Pay Concert Promoter $230K
Added: 05 August 2013 | Read 865 times

The legal troubles for teenage rapper Chief Keef seem to keeping mounting. The latest matter is going to cost him $230,019 for damages, loss of earnings, and reputational harm for missing out on a performance.

TMZ reports that the Team Major concert promotion company sued Keef in March for not appearing at a booked show in London on December 29, 2012. This was just 2 weeks before Keef was taken into custody for parole violation on January 15, 2013. He served a 60-day sentence in a juvenile detention center for the charge.

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50 Cent Heading To Court For Domestic Violence Charge
Added: 05 August 2013 | Read 689 times

50 Cent is to be arraigned in court today for domestic violence and vandalism charges. The G-Unit leader is being accused by the mother of his child of attacking her and destroying $7,100 worth of property. Daphne Joy claims that 50 (born Curtis Jackson) trashed her Toluca Lake, California condo and then kicked her as she tried to hide in the bathroom.

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Matt Damon Says He Was Not Competing With Eminem For 'Elysium' Role
Added: 04 August 2013 | Read 840 times

Even though it has been implied that Eminem was chosen for a role in the film Elysium over Matt Damon, Damon says that he and the Detroit rapper were not competing for the main role in the film, which is scheduled to open August 9.

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Lil Wayne Says He Doesn't 'Know Where Hip Hop Is At'
Added: 01 August 2013 | Read 1184 times

Lil Wayne recently said he does not "know where Hip Hop is at," but added that he still has an appreciation for Odd Future, A$AP Ferg, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and others. He also added that he enjoys "the old stuff" and is "amazed" by new music videos.

"I listen to a lot of Odd Future," Lil Wayne said in an interview with XXL. "I’ve been listening to a lot of old stuff, though. Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Bone Thugs, [E. 1999 Eternal], that album. I listen to a lot of UGK, a lot of 8Ball & MJG and that’s kind of it. As far as new, I listen to Future, to a lot of the older mixtape stuff [and] A$AP Ferg."

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T.I. Says He Would've Killed George Zimmerman If He Was Trayvon Martin's Father
Added: 01 August 2013 | Read 896 times

The death of seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin and the highly-publicized trial that followed remains a much-discussed topic of conversation with many still voicing their opinion on the matter. Among those to offer their thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial was Atlanta rapper T.I. who didn’t hold back when it concerned comments he made this week.

During an interview with Power 98 FM, T.I. revealed that he would have taken justice into his own hands if he was the father of Trayvon Martin and would have instead found himself on trial.

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Ray J Mocks Kanye West's Paparazzi Altercation
Added: 01 August 2013 | Read 1081 times

While Kanye West may have his gripes with the paparazzi, R&B crooner Ray J seemed quite welcoming of a TMZ photographer in a video posted on the celebrity gossip site this week. The “I Hit It First” singer even went on to mock Kanye and the Yeezus rapper’s now-notorious confrontation with a paparazzo at LAX.

In the video, Ray J is approached while exiting Tru Hollywood nightclub and proceeds to engage in a spiel about higher education.

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Rick Ross Still 'Rocking' With Reebok
Added: 31 July 2013 | Read 799 times

Maybach Music Group founder Rick Ross found himself swimming in controversy this year following the release of Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.,” a record which featured a notoriously controversial lyric from Ross. Following the backlash surrounding the rapper’s lyrical addition to “U.O.E.N.O.,” he was subsequently dropped from his endorsement deal with Reebok.

Despite Ross’ brash ending with Reebok, he went on to reveal that he still has “love” for the brand during an interview with The L.A. Leakers. The God Forgives, I Don’t rapper also made reference to a possible “announcement” he says will be made at the appropriate time.

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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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