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Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Slaughterhouse Among BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher Participants
Added: 29 September 2013 | Read 840 times

The BET Hip Hop Awards taped in Atlanta yesterday (September 28) and the performers for the program’s cyphers were announced.

Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Kevin Hart a.k.a. Chocolate Drop, Nelly, Joe Budden and Lil’ Kim are among the artists who participated in the cyphers, the site says.

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Jeezy Announces He's Working On A New Album
Added: 29 September 2013 | Read 887 times

There have been quite a few headlines regarding Jeezy as of late. The Atlanta rapper recently changed his name and released a new single. Yesterday, Jeezy dropped “In My Head” and now, he has announced there's more from where that came as a new album is on the way.

In a new album teaser, Jeezy is seen with numerous rappers, producers and singers talking about the new album. When speaking to the group, Jeezy says he's revealing all in the upcoming project and that "the statute of limitations is over with.”

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Eminem To Produce Four Tracks On Ca$his 'The County Hound 2'
Added: 28 September 2013 | Read 989 times

On October 15, Ca$his is slated to release The County Hound 2 via his Bogish Brand imprint. Eminem is listed as either a lead producer or co-producer on four of the album’s 15 tracks.

A Chicago native turned Orange County, California resident, Ca$his dropped the original County Hound EP in 2007, while still among a burgeoning group of emcees signed to Eminem’s Shady Records imprint. He has since established his own label, while keeping what he refers to as a familial relationship with Eminem.

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Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine's Beats Electronics Receives $500 Million Investment
Added: 28 September 2013 | Read 521 times

Beats Electronics, home to the wildly popular Beats By Dre headphones and other myriad products, secured a $500 million investment from the Carlyle Group.

Beats, founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine and home to products by Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga, received the minority investment to help finance growth, reports The New York Times.

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Drake Explains Removal From Aaliyah's Posthumous Project
Added: 28 September 2013 | Read 686 times

During the third installment of his CRWN interviews presented by MySpace, Drake spoke about his perspective regarding Twitter.

"Twitter isn't real, by the way," Drake said. "There's no gauge on real life on twitter. That's a terrible medium to exist in. You can enjoy it. You can even indulge in it. Just don't live your life by that weird code on that Internet program.

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Pusha T Says Kendrick Lamar's 'Control' Was Nothing New
Added: 28 September 2013 | Read 527 times

G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T is on the verge of dropping his debut solo album My Name Is My Name next month, but before his new project lands this fall the Virginia native spoke with The L.A. Leakers about one of the most talked about moments of the summer.

Pusha was one of the rappers Kendrick Lamar mentioned he wants to “murder” lyrical during his verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” Pusha says he did not take it as a diss and believes that should be the mentality of every emcee. He cites his own rhymes on “Exodus 23:1,” “New God Flow,” and “So Appalled” as examples of times where he embraced the competitive nature of Hip Hop.

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Drake Projected To Have Huge First Week Sales Numbers
Added: 26 September 2013 | Read 596 times

It appears that Drake is on his way to having the second biggest first week sales numbers of 2013. The Young Money performer is projected to sell more than 670,000 copies of his latest album Nothing Was The Same according to a report by Billboard.

If those numbers hold up, Drake would surpass the opening sales of Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail (528,000) as the year’s second highest tally. Only Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience made a bigger splash when it pushed 968,000 units in its first week.

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Eminem's Shady Records Announces The Formation of 'Shady Films'
Added: 25 September 2013 | Read 548 times

Shady Records’ rebranding that has begun since 2011′s “2.0 Boys” has included albums from Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf, new interview series with RapRadar’s Elliott Wilson and a higher concentration on online visibility. Today (September 25th), the 14 year old record label announces the creation of Shady Films.

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Busta Rhymes & Eminem To 'Battle' On 'Extinction Level Event 2'
Added: 25 September 2013 | Read 777 times

During a recent interview discussing his upcoming album Extinction Level Event 2, Busta Rhymes said that fans can expect for the project to be released in November. When it drops, the album is slated to include appearances from several guests, including Eminem.

“I’ve got a six-minute record with Eminem that sounds like we are respectfully trying to battle each other in a way that you probably never heard us battle in our entire careers on a record.” Busta Rhymes said in an interview with XXL. “So it’s lot of real incredibly golden moments for us on this project.”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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