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Steve Stoute Explains Why 50 Cent Is No Longer 'Influential'
Added: 26 February 2014 | Read 540 times

Music industry veteran and advertising executive Steve Stoute has been involved in Hip Hop for over two decades. The former manager of Nas and Mary J. Blige is also the author of The Tanning of America. The book examines Hip Hop culture’s role in shaping consumerism in the modern world.

With his expertise in business and music, Stoute was recently asked by Hot 97′s Angie Martinez to name the five most influential people in Hip Hop. He lists Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Kanye West as the four main individuals who have an effect on changing culture.

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Nas Speaks On Never Winning A Grammy Award
Added: 25 February 2014 | Read 384 times

The relationship between the Grammys and Hip Hop has often times been a strained one. The fact that a lot of the top artists in the genre have never won a gilded gramophone has some fans scratching their heads.

One of those legendary rap acts that has never made it to the podium to accept a Grammy award is Nas. The New York emcee spoke about the fact that after 13 nominations he has never won during VH1′s The Tanning of America panel.

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Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky & Chance The Rapper To Appear On 'Divergent' Soundtrack
Added: 25 February 2014 | Read 193 times

Some of the young stars of rap music will be apart of the soundtrack for the young adult sci-fi film Divergent. The collection will feature several collaborations that include contributions from Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, and Chance The Rapper.

K. Dot will team with Tame Impala for an interpretation of the Australian rock group’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” The new version featuring vocals from Kendrick is called “Backwards.”

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Beyonce, Pharrell & T.I. Among NAACP Image Awards Winners
Added: 24 February 2014 | Read 169 times

The 45th annual NAACP Image Awards took place last night in Pasadena, CA and aired live on the cable network TVOne. The event's website describes the award show’s aims as a celebration of “the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts...as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors."

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Ty Dolla $ign Details 'Free TC' Album, Kendrick Lamar & YG Collaborations
Added: 24 February 2014 | Read 211 times

Taylor Gang rapper Ty Dolla $ign is reportedly working on his next project, which may be his debut album.

Recently sitting down with The Lesbakeradio Show, the Los Angeles native dished out some details regarding the project and its make-up.

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Eminem: Me and Rihanna Will Do 3-City 'The Monster Tour' This Summer
Added: 23 February 2014 | Read 192 times

Since 2010, Eminem’s biggest hits (“Love The Way You Lie” and “The Monster”) have featured Rihanna and the two are taking that chemistry on the road. Eminem reveals in the upcoming March issue of XXL Magazine that him and Rihanna will be embarking on a three city “The Monster Tour”.

Eminem says the pair will hit “New York, L.A. and Detroit coming in August.”

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50 Cent Compares His New Deal To Birdman's Cash Money Records Deal
Added: 23 February 2014 | Read 511 times

50 Cent probably became the biggest independent Hip Hop artist with his new deal at Caroline/Capitol/UMG and is following in the footsteps of another great independent businessman. For the first time since he announced his departure from Interscope Records, 50 Cent discusses details of his new deal and how it was supposed to happen.

According to his recent interview with Forbes, 50 Cent says that his deal at Caroline/Capitol/UMG is similar to Birdman’s Cash Money Records deal with Universal Music Group. Birdman’s Cash Money Records gives only “7% of wholesale per album to Universal in exchange for distribution and support” according to the article.

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Mack Maine Addresses Rumored Tracklist For Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V'
Added: 23 February 2014 | Read 348 times

Recently, tracklistings and announcements regarding the fifth edition of Lil Wayne's Tha Carter series have been floating around the Internet waiting for some sort of confirmation. YMCMB president Mack Maine hit up Twitter yesterday to poke a hole in what fans may or may not have been excited for these past few weeks.

"Fake Carter V tracklist floating around huh??" Mack tweeted. "The anticipation's building...#nice."

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ScHoolboy Q Explains Recording With 2 Chainz
Added: 22 February 2014 | Read 264 times

Among the artists featured on ScHoolboy Q's upcoming album Oxymoron is 2 Chainz, a subject he recently broached in an interview with on Power 106's "Big Boy's Neighborhood." “I like 2 Chainz,” Q said. “People been hitting me and asking me, like tweets… like, ‘Oh, why are you messing with 2 Chainz? This is TDE. That’s not real Hip Hop.’ What do you mean that’s not real Hip Hop? When I go buy the album, it says Rap and Hip Hop. I listen to it, I like it. If you don’t like it, skip his verse. I like 2 Chainz. I think he real.”

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Ludacris Ordered To Pay $7,000 A Month In Child Support
Added: 22 February 2014 | Read 280 times

Ludacris reportedly appeared in court Wednesday (February 19) along with his child's mother, Tamike Fuller, to discuss child support payments.

Fuller, who has a 2-year-old with Ludacris, is demanding the Georgia rapper pay $15,000 a month, according to TMZ.

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Lil Kim Ready To Beef With Nicki Minaj I'ma Bite You

The feud between rappers Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj intensified last night (June 10th), when Lil Kim made a surprise appearance at a local Detroit club to address the matter.

Lil Kim performed a variety of her hits during a show at a club named Blondie’s when she addressed Nicki Minaj, whom she claims has ripped off her style.

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Rapper Trina To Be Honored In Jamaica

Miami, Florida rapper Trina will be honored in Kingston, Jamaica during the 7th Annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) this coming March. EME Awards Founder and Chairman Richard "Richie B" Burgess said Trina will be the 2011 "International Friend of Reggae Honoree"  honored for her collaborations with various Jamaican acts like Queen Lady Saw, Sean Kingston, Barbee and others.

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Young Jeezy Addresses Rick Ross Dis Speculation

On Monday night, Young Jeezy released "Death B4 Dishonor," the first song from his upcoming mixtape, 1,000 Grams, Vol. 1. On it, he raps over Rick Ross' "(B.M.F.) Blowin' Money Fast" instrumental, which quickly fueled heavy speculation among fans that the Snowman was actually dissing the Bawse. Jeezy settled the question straight-up on Tuesday (August 10).

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Ja Rule Says 50 Cent Beef Was Unfair

The contrast between Ja Rule's career in 2001 and his place in the music industry now is striking.

Once on top of the music charts with his third album Pain Is Love  moving 6.1 million units, Rule's fall from grace arguably had much to do with his beef with 50 Cent. Ja Rule recently talked to Vibe magazine about his entry back into the music industry and how he had the disadvantage against 50 Cent.

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Diggy Simmons Headlines 'Scream Tour: NXG'

Rapper Diggy Simmons will headline the 10th annual “Scream Tour” teen concert series, which is slated to kick off this September in Georgia.

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DMX Calls Plies One Of The Worst Rappers During Radio Interview

Recently freed rapper DMX made waves in Saint Louis over the weekend, during an appearance on Hot 104.1.

The rapper appeared on the Young Dip's show and after Young Dip finished playing a song by Fort Meyers, Florida rapper Plies, DMX  shared his opinion with the station's hundreds-of-thousands of listeners.

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Lil Kim Fires Back At Nicki Minaj In New Diss Song

Lil Kim has been quiet as Nicki Minaj has had disparaging remarks to her rival, but now Kim has returned fire with a new diss song called “Black Friday.”

The song, which has leaked online, has Lil Kim lyrically challenging the now-dominant Nicki Minaj.

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Mr. Cheeks Signs With Stephen Marley's Label; Drops New Single 'Havin Fun'

Lost Boyz member, Mr. Cheeks has inked a deal with Stephen Marley's Ghetto Youths International imprint and is planning a new album for 2011.

The first single and from Mr. Cheeks' upcoming album And The Winner Is…will be titled "Havin' Fun," which features singer Mya Azucena.

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Young Buck Explains Chapter 13 Filing Alleged 50 Cent Lawsuit

Nashville, Tennessee rapper Young Buck has released a statement regarding his tax battle with the IRS and reports of a planned $5 million dollar lawsuit against G-Unit leader 50 Cent.

Young Buck filed for Chapter 13, which allowed the rapper to keep all of his possessions, as he pays back an estimated $12,500 per month, over the next five years.

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Set November Release Date For 'Art of War III'

Rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have announced the release date for their newest album, Art of War III.

The latest album from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony features all five original group members: Krazie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-N-Bone and Layzie Bone.

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Rapper Lil Wayne, Young Money, Cash Money Sued For $15 Million Over "BedRock"

Rapper Lil' Wayne has been hit with a $15,000,000 lawsuit over the hit single “BedRock.”

Done Deal Enterprises, based in Waynesboro, Georgia, filed a lawsuit against Lil Wayne, Young Money Records, and Cash Money Records, in the United States District Court, Southern district of New York, over the song.

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Busta Rhymes Talks Battling Jay-Z In High School

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Swizz Beatz Dicusses DMX's Struggles, Jay-Z Beef

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"X is forever my brother. Whatever he wanna do, I'm with it, as long as it's the right thing," explained Swizzy. "X has been X since day one. 

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Kurupt To Smoke Up The 2010 Doesha Cup

Hip-Hop vet Kurupt will join a celebrity group of marijuana supporters as a judge during the 2010 Doesha Cup this Saturday (December 4th) at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles.

The Doesha Cup, now it its fifth year, is a private event hosted for California's medial marijuana growers. The annual event is presented by Dr. Ingleweed, who owns the All American Healing dispensary in Inglewood, California.

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Curren$y Signs To Asylum/Warner Bros

Former Young Money rapper Curren$y has found a new major label home with Asylum/Warner Bros. The New Orleans native was once signed to imprints from Lil' Wayne, Master P and C-Murder before his current recording home, but eventual fared best as an indie sensation.

In 2009, his career truly saw a resurgence with  the release of This Ain’t No Mixtape and Jet Files through Amalgam Digital.

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Hip Hop Album Sales The Week Ending 8/1/2010

Eminem's Recovery finally let go of #1 - to Avenged Sevenfold.

Rick Ross was close behind, however with almost 63,000 units moved of Teflon Don. The Def Jam rapper's fourth official album features work from veterans such as No I.D., DJ Clark Kent and Cee-Lo. Drake's Thank Me Later fell to #5, as Justin Bieber joined the party at #4, climbing from #6 last week.

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Game Disses Rampage Jackson Over A-Team Role

As fans of The A-Team gear up for the movie’s debut tonight, Compton rapper Game expressed his frustration with the director’s choice of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as the iconic figure "B.A. Baracus."

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Nicki Minaj Sued Over Rented Pink Lambo

Nicki Minaj has been hit with a lawsuit over a pink Lamborghini featured in the video for her latest single “Massive Attack.”

Nicki Minaj rented the Lambo from Hollywood Exotic Car Rental at the cost of $1,750 per day, to include the 2008 luxury vehicle in her video.

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50 Cent Sued Over 2009 Attack Over Oral Sex At Mansion

A woman that was assaulted and beaten at 50 Cent's mansion has filed a lawsuit against the rapper and G–Unit Records.

Vasti Ortiz filed the lawsuit in Superior Court of Hartford, Connecticut against G-Unit Films and Television and Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent.

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Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Help Students Excel At School

Rapper Rick Ross will use his star power to support at risk youth during the 3rd Annual Rick Ross Be Out Day this week.

The rapper’s Rick Ross Charities will host the event with the City of North Miami Office of the City Clerk, Alix Desulme.

Desulme, The Children’s Trust, The Urban League of Greater Miami and Ross will present the rapper’s annual back to school initiative.

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