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Kanye West's 'Yeezus' 'Might' Have Sequel, Says Rick Rubin
Added: 28 June 2013 | Read 988 times

In a revealing interview about his work on Yeezus, Rick Rubin shared that there "might" be a sequel to Kanye West's album.

"Initially, [Kanye] thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album," Rubin revealed to The Daily Beast. "But that first day, before he even asked me to work on it, I said, 'Maybe you should make it more concise. Maybe this is two albums. Maybe this is just the first half.' That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, 'That’s what I came here today to hear! It could be 10 songs!'"

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Frank Ocean Debuts 3 New Songs Live In Germany
Added: 27 June 2013 | Read 682 times

It is going on nearly one year since Frank Ocean released his Grammy winning album Channel Orange, and the Odd Future member is already sharing some new unheard tracks live in concert. While performing in Munich last night Ocean gave the crowd tunes from his previous projects and a few fresh songs he has been working on.

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2 Chainz Stolen Driver's License and Bank Card Posted On Instagram
Added: 27 June 2013 | Read 1742 times

After the world watched 2 Chainz encounter gunmen on security cameras during a June 12th robbery in Bay Area of California, now some of those stolen items have made their way to the internet.

An Instagram photo from user “Lilg04″ showcases 2 Chainz’s (born Tauheed Epps) stolen driver’s license and bank card.

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Watch Drake Celebrate Receiving His Grammy For Rap Album Of The Year
Added: 24 June 2013 | Read 1055 times

Earlier this year Drake took home the “Best Rap Album” Grammy award for his 2011 album Take Care. The “Started From The Bottom” performer decided to combine celebrating this accomplishment for his last album and promote his next project at the same time.

Over the weekend Drake announced he will be releasing his third studio LP Nothing Was The Same on September 17th. The Young Money rapper has begun his media campaign to get the word out with a new 5-minute video of him and his crew taking shots from his newly arrived, first Grammy.

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Big Sean Announces 'Hall Of Fame' Release Date & Reveals Next Single
Added: 24 June 2013 | Read 612 times

Big Sean's sophomore album, Hall of Fame, finally has a release date.

The project from the Detroit emcee will drop on August 27.

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Jay-Z Reveals Tracklisting For Magna Carta Holy Grail
Added: 23 June 2013 | Read 1787 times

Jay-Z’s team hit the streets of Brooklyn to promote his looming album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, but through social media, the track listing has been revealed.

At press time, the information didn’t include any feature appearances, but according to previous promo Rick Rubin, Pharrell, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz would handle the sonic back drop to Jay-Z.

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Drake Denied Access To The Miami Heat Locker Room Following Game 7
Added: 23 June 2013 | Read 789 times

Last night, the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in a decisive game seven of the NBA Finals. During the Heat's second consecutive championship run, several members of the music community were on hand to support.

Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and Lenny Kravitz had all attended games in the series. Also notably, Flo Rida's manager was reportedly asked not to attend the last two home games of the series, following a previous verbal altercation with players, leading to his ejection.

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Waka Flocka Flame Claims He's Producing Amanda Bynes' Rap Album
Added: 23 June 2013 | Read 503 times

Amanda Bynes may be one step closer to her crush in Drake—by virtue of Waka Flocka Flame. The Brick Squad Monopoly and past Drake Club Paradise tour-mate and "Round Of Applause" collaborator told TMZ that he is producing the former Nickelodeon star's debut Rap album.

It is unclear what Waka's exact role will be, though he told the site he's got rappers writing her songs. The Atlanta, Georgia-based rapper does not have any production credits on his three studio albums. He did say that while contracts are pending, but confirmed his involvement.

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Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Leads J. Cole's 'Born Sinner' In First Week Sales Projections
Added: 20 June 2013 | Read 857 times

J. Cole may not like first week sales reports but they are in regarding this much-discussed week in Hip Hop. Billboard has released a new report featuring projections for this week, placing Kanye West at the top of the list.

According to the report, Kanye West's Yeezus will lead the way with 360,000-380,000 copies sold. As expected by many who projected earlier this month, J. Cole's Born Sinner follows with 150,000-200,000. Mac Miller trails with his latest offering, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, coming in third with approximately 100,000 copies sold.

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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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