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Upon announcing that he would move up the release of his sophomore album, Born Sinner, to June 18, Carolina emcee J. Cole caused quite the stir since the change means he’ll now be releasing an album on the same day as fellow rapper Kanye West.
Many questioned the move and Cole broke down exactly why he chose to change the release date for his album during an interview with Billboard.com. According to the Dreamville representer, he’d rather compete directly against Kanye’s Yeezus album rather than drop his project a week after the release of Yeezus.
Hip-Hop group Slum Village is set to return with their first LP in three years. After several shake-ups, original member T3 joined with Grammy-nominated producer Young RJ and J Dilla’s younger brother Illa J to record Evolution.
The latest project features guest appearances by Havoc of Mobb Deep, Blu, Raheem Devaughn, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Big Pooh. Production credits include T3, Young RJ, and Focus.
Teenage rapper Chief Keef was arrested for disorderly conduct in Dekalb County, Georgia. According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Keef was busted for allegedly smoking weed at a fancy hotel.
Eminem has sold over 80 million records worldwide, his last album was the first album to attain a million digital downloads and he’s basically everywhere. That does not mean he is willing to let just anyone use his music. Eminem’s publishing company, Eight Mile Style LLC has filed a lawsuit against the social media giant Facebook for unlawfully using an Eminem song for its Facebook Home application advertisement.
Another day, another artist is ordered to cough up cash for their offspring. However, this time the artist in question wanted it.
Singer/producer/writer Akon filed a paternity test against one of his many baby mamas asking the court to establish custody, child support and legally recognize him as the two boys biological father.
While reflecting on his past, 50 Cent recently spoke about his experiences with G-Unit. In the process, he explained a bit more about his animated series on FOX. Regarding his new series, 50 Cent said the show came to be as a result of his recent book about bullying.
Blue Ivy Carter was born on January 7, 2012—daughter to Jay-Z and Beyonce. It appears that Blue Ivy may soon have a sibling close in age.
E! News reports that "multiple sources" close to the celebrity/music family confirmed that Bey' is again pregnant. The reports follow a canceled concert this Tuesday (May 14), on Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Tour in Antwerp, Belgium. The Sony Records superstar blamed the cancellation on "dehydration and exhaustion."
Lil Scrappy is out of jail, for the time being. Scrappy turned himself into Atlanta police on Tuesday (April 23) after a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
The arrest was for an alleged probation violation. Scrappy was on probation stemming from his 2008 marijuana-related arrest.
Now that he's got his own degree program at USC, Dr. Dre is ready to get back to music. "I'm more inspired to go back into the studio now," Dr. Dre says in an interview with LA Weekly. "Beats is rolling, this [USC] thing is happening, and it's incredible. Now I'm ready to go back to my first love."
Dre says that the USC program, the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation that he and longtime business partner Iovine donated $70 million to create, will not impact his work on his much-delayed Detox album, though he's not working on that project in particular right now.