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Drake Hoping Michael Jackson Record Will Continue His Chart Run
Added: 05 October 2018 | Read 258 times

Drake is turning to Michael Jackson to help him extend his new U.S. pop chart record.

The rapper has become the first artist to score 29 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 countdown in a single calendar year, thanks to the success of "God's Plan," "Nice For What" and "In My Feelings," and now he's hoping to add a few more weks to his feat before the end of 2018.

 

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Lil Peep's Boy Arrested For Dealing Heroin And Fentanyl
Added: 05 October 2018 | Read 218 times

A friend of tragic LIl Peep has been arrested in New York for his alleged involvement in the death of a young woman shortly after the rapper's funeral.

Michael Jones was taken into custody earlier this week and charged with distributing heroin and fentanyl.

 

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Lil Wayne Memorizes His Own Lyrics Before Shows
Added: 05 October 2018 | Read 231 times

Lil Wayne has to memorize the lyrics to his own songs prior to performing.

The hip-hop star made an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" to promote his twelfth studio album Tha Carter V.

 

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John Legend Confirms Kanye West Is 'Serious' About Running For U.S. President
Added: 11 September 2018 | Read 421 times

Singer John Legend is convinced his rapper pal Kanye West is serious about preparing for a U.S. presidential run.

Kanye has announced his intention to secure the top seat in the White House several times, most recently during a radio interview in his native Chicago, Illinois last month, when he revealed he is aiming to launch a campaign in 2024.

 

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Drake Takes Shot At Kanye West Onstage
Added: 20 August 2018 | Read 758 times

Drake courted controversy at his Saturday night concert by taking a lyrical jab at Kanye West in the rapper's hometown Chicago, Illinois.

The Canadian superstar was performing his track "Know Yourself" onstage at The United Center when he made a subtle change to one word in the song - but the switch didn't go unnoticed by fans.

 

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Drake & Migos Push Back 'Aubrey And The Three Amigos Tour' Start Date
Added: 25 July 2018 | Read 678 times

Fans expecting the “Aubrey And The Three Amigos Tour” to begin on July 26 in Salt Lake City will have to wait to see Drake and Migos. The start date for the trek is being pushed back to August 10 in Kansas City. Additionally, the Chicago show scheduled for August 20 has been canceled and other dates have been rescheduled.

 

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Migos, Cardi B, Pusha T, Lil Baby, YG & More Make 'Madden NFL 19' Soundtrack
Added: 25 July 2018 | Read 759 times

EA Sports' Madden NFL 19 will be released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 10. The soundtrack curated for the game is stocked with tunes by some of Hip Hop's biggest stars.

Migos recorded the exclusive track “They Can’t Win" for the "Longshot: Homecoming" story mode. A$AP Ferg's "Eulogy," Desiigner's "This, That," Innanet James' "Bag," Pell's "Hear Me," Yo Gotti's "2 Up," and Young M.A's "Car Confessions" will premiere within the game.

 

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XXXTentacion's Lawyer: Police Believe The Rapper Was A Victim Of Random Robbery
Added: 20 June 2018 | Read 933 times

There are many theories about what led to the killing of Jahseh "XXXTentacion" Onfroy. David Bogenschutz, a lawyer for the "Look At Me" rapper, has stated police believe XXX was slain during a random robbery.

XXXTentacion was fatally shot outside of Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Police also told Bogenschutz that XXXTentacion withdrew cash from a bank prior to the shooting. The money was likely going to be used to buy a motorcycle.

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XXXTentacion Shot And Possibly Dead, According To Reports
Added: 20 June 2018 | Read 612 times

The embattled rapper was reportedly shot Monday, and the earliest reports suggest he may have died.

TMZ reported that XXX "appeared lifeless with no pulse." The rapper, 20 was shopping for motorcycles when a man ran up to him and blasted him in his vehicle.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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