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J. Cole Says Jay-Z's Cold Shoulder Taught Him A Lesson
Added: 15 June 2013 | Read 1106 times

J. Cole raps about how he "Let Nas Down" on his forthcoming Born Sinner album, which is due in stores June 18. During an interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106 yesterday (June 13), J. Cole says that Jay-Z let him down when he was an aspiring artist trying to give him a beat CD.

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Lil Wayne Discusses Health, Miami Heat & Retiring After 'Tha Carter V' On Jimmy Kimmel
Added: 13 June 2013 | Read 1003 times

Lil Wayne appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Kimmel asked the YMCMB rapper about his “near-death” health scare, being banned from Miami Heat games, whether he plans to retire soon, and if he considers himself an expert skater.

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Kanye West Compares Himself To Steve Jobs & dead prez
Added: 13 June 2013 | Read 559 times

Kanye West very rarely gives interview these days, but the Chicago emcee spoke in-depth with the New York Times recently. In the interview, which also discusses this album's influences, West compares himself to Steve Jobs and dead prez.

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Rick Ross Hints Mastermind Album Will Have A Soulful Vibe
Added: 11 June 2013 | Read 623 times

Rick Ross is currently putting together his sixth solo album, and the Maybach Music Group Boss revealed to MTV News that his Mastermind LP will definitely feature some soulful tracks.

“I love making those kind of records, those ‘Cigar Music’ records, those ‘Amsterdam’ records, and that was most definitely the energy,” said Ross.

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DJ Drama Confirms Lil Wayne 'Dedication 5' Mixtape
Added: 11 June 2013 | Read 1152 times

Dating back to 2005, some of Hip Hop's most mainstream mixtapes have been courtesy of DJ Drama & Lil Wayne's Dedication series. With subsequent volumes in 2006, 2008, and 2012, these free releases have been integral to both artists' discographies.

Yesterday (June 10), DJ Drama as well as Young Money Entertainment President Mack Maine confirmed a fifth volume in the series—Dedication 5.

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Redman Announces Muddy Waters 2 EP & Album Dropping This Year
Added: 10 June 2013 | Read 714 times

Fans of Reggie Noble will get two new projects from the New Jersey emcee in the coming months. The Def Squad rapper, better known as Redman, will be revisiting his classic 1996 album Muddy Waters on an EP and a full length album.

He announced on Twitter that Muddy Waters 2: the Preload EP will drop in August, followed by the Muddy Waters 2 LP later this fall.

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Freddie Gibbs Says Jeezy Wrote Him Off, Calls Him Fake
Added: 10 June 2013 | Read 647 times

It was all good just a beef ago. The relationship between Freddie Gibbs and Young Jeezy, former partners and allies in beef with Rick Ross has soured pretty quickly.

In an interview with XXL Magazine, Freddie Gibbs claims he has no respect for Young Jeezy anymore after his time at Jeezy’s CTE label.

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50 Cent Gets Deeper Into Boxing As Producer of Documentary Of Deceased Boxer
Added: 07 June 2013 | Read 490 times

50 Cent has joined with boxing legend Lou DiBella to work on the movie Tapia which takes a look at the life of the late Mexican boxer Johnny Tapia, according to Variety magazine.

The film delves deep into Tapia’s drug addiction, the murder of his mother and more from his troubled past.

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New Eminem Music Will Appear On Tony Touch's Piece Maker 3, REWIND: Eminem's Tony Touch Freestyle
Added: 07 June 2013 | Read 705 times

When you’re good, the announcement of a new mixtape will get fans frantic. When you’re a legend, your name being on a tracklist of a compilation album will cause mass hysteria. On July 9th, legendary DJ Tony Touch will release the fourth installment in his Piece Maker series, Piece Maker 3  and will feature a new song from entitled….”Untitled”.

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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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