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Drake Releases 'Please Forgive Me' Short Film
Added: 27 September 2016 | Read 73 times

Drake returns with a new project. This time, the Toronto performer co-directed the short film Please Forgive Me.

Anthony Mandler (“Over,” “Find Your Love”) worked with Drake on the movie.

 

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Shawty Lo Reported Dead After Car Crash
Added: 21 September 2016 | Read 278 times

News is breaking out of Atlanta that Southern rapper Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker has passed away at the age of 40.

Shawty Lo biggest hit record was 2007’s “Dey Know.” He won Rookie Of The Year at the 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards.

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Beyonce and Jay Z Plan Fundraising Gig With Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne
Added: 18 September 2016 | Read 234 times

Beyonce and Jay Z are reportedly planning to hold a charity gig next month.

The music power couple are set to perform at the event alongside Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill and Lil Wayne at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on October 15.

 

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Kanye West Confirms Joint Album With Drake
Added: 09 September 2016 | Read 626 times

Rapper Kanye West has confirmed reports he and Drake are working on a new album together.

Back in August, a billboard featuring the logos of the two Hip-Hop superstars’ respective record labels, GOOD Music and OVO Sound, emerged in Los Angeles, leading fans to believe a potential collaboration was in the works.

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Lil Wayne Records Theme Song 'No Mercy' For New Fox Sports 1 Show 'Skip And Shannon: Undisputed'
Added: 02 September 2016 | Read 428 times

New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne will now be taking his musical talents to the sports world, by recording the track “No Mercy,” as the theme song for ESPN commentator Skip Bayless’s new show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.

The Hip-Hop star is also slated to make a guest appearance on the new television show, which features Bayless in tandem with NFL legend and hall of famer Shannon Sharpe.

Lil Wayne has developed quite a relationship with Bayless.

The rapper has made frequent appearances on ESPN shows with the commentator in the past.

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Danny Brown Discusses His Upcoming 'Atrocity Exhibition' Album
Added: 02 September 2016 | Read 223 times

It has been 3 years since Detroit-born rapper Danny Brown dropped his last album Old. Brown is set to return with a new body of work titled Atrocity Exhibition.

Entertainment Weekly caught up with Brown to get more information about his forthcoming project. The “When It Rain” rhymer suggested Atrocity Exhibition is the first real representation of his true aesthetic.

 

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DJ Whoo Kid Talks G-Unit's 'The Lost Flash Drive' Mixtape & 'Set The Pick'
Added: 31 August 2016 | Read 324 times

DJ Whoo Kid and G-Unit’s The Lost Flash Drive mixtape is on the way. The project was delayed because some tracks had to be re-recorded after a mixing issue.

“Me and Tony Yayo stumbled across a hard drive at the G-Unit offices recently that contained lost music and lost footage from the G-Unit Radio Series,” says Whoo Kid. “Getting 50, Banks, Buck and Kidd Kidd on board to release these classics to the world, it’s just something for the fans to embrace.”

 

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Drake Announces Release Date For 'Please Forgive Me' Short Film
Added: 27 August 2016 | Read 442 times

Earlier this month, Drake hinted he was working on a forthcoming film. The Toronto recording artist has now announced when that visual project will be available.

Please Forgive Me a short film by Drake and Anthony Mandler featuring musical score by Noah ’40’ Shebib coming September 30th,” posted the “One Dance” singer on his Instagram page.

 

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G Herbo Says His Debut Album Will Be A Classic
Added: 27 August 2016 | Read 219 times

Over the last few years, numerous rap artists have emerged as part of the new generation of talent from Chicago. Among that class is G Herbo.

The 20-year-old Midwesterner appeared on Common’s 2014 LP Nobody’s Smiling, he gained significant buzz for his own 2015 mixtape Ballin Like I’m Kobe, and he was selected as a 2016 XXLFreshman.

 

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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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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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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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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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