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50 Cent: If The Charts Mattered Now, I'd Quit
Added: 23 September 2014 | Read 233 times

50 Cent, who is gearing up to release The Beast Is G-Unit, the second G-Unit mixtape of the year, along with Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck and Kidd Kidd, says the group is going in a new direction with its music.

“The production has changed,” 50 Cent says in an interview with Billboard. “We’re going to start using some of the usual suspects for hits, at the present moment. [Fans] are going to feel the new energy connected to it." 
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Mary J. Blige Talks Working On New Music With London Artists & The Burger King Commercial Fiasco
Added: 22 September 2014 | Read 134 times

For her 13th studio album, Mary J. Blige traveled across the pond to record with some of the leading talent in the British music scene. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul collaborated with artists like Disclosure, Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes, and Naughty Boy for the upcoming London Sessions LP.

Blige recently sat down with The Breakfast Club to give more detail into how the project came together.
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Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz, DJ Mustard Sued Over 'Party Ain't A Party'
Added: 21 September 2014 | Read 219 times

Jamie Foxx's recent release of "Party Ain't a Party" assumed the role of reintroducing Foxx to the music world. Now, problems have emerged with the track.

According to TMZ, the track featuring 2 Chainz is under fire as Nontra Records is suing Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz and the song's producer, DJ Mustard, for creating nearly the same track that another artist, J Rand made. The lawsuit is irregular and places the blame on Mustard who the plaintiff claims sent the instrumental to J Rand's then record company, Poe Boy Music Group for J Rand's release. Rand then recorded the song on his own accord with Poe Boy subsequently possessing sole ownership in the copyright of it.
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Rihanna, Kim Kardashian Nude Images Reportedly Leak; Stars Among Victims Of Alleged Hackers
Added: 21 September 2014 | Read 463 times

Rihanna is one of the latest celebrities who has had personal nude images shared with the public as a result of an alleged hacking, according to TMZ.

"Early Sunday AM two nude pictures that appear to be RiRi were leaked onto 4chan/Reddit, one with a censored version of her breasts, the other pic showing bare ass and slight nipple,” the website’s report says.
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Ab-Soul Is Open To Black Hippy Battling Against Slaughterhouse
Added: 19 September 2014 | Read 234 times

Ab-Soul fully embraced battle rap culture when the TDE emcee added a contest between he and Daylyt on his 2014 album These Days. According to a report by Vibe, Soulo shared during his CRWN interview that he is down with his Black Hippy crew taking on Slaughterhouse in a lyrical bout.

“Them Slaughterhouse n***as are the best rapper for sure… The most rapping-est… them n***as rap!” said Ab-Soul. “I’m with it! I told all of them I’m with it!”
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Freeway: Roc-A-Fella Reunion Definitely A Possibility
Added: 19 September 2014 | Read 151 times

This year has seen the reuniting of several top Hip Hop crews. OutKast, G-Unit, and Onyx all got back together in 2014.

If Roc-A-Fella managed to join forces again in the coming months, that would close out the year with a huge moment for the culture. Roc member Freeway suggested that reunion could actually happen sometime in the future.
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Rick Ross On Forbes List: 'I'm Always Top 5 I Don't Got No Facts'
Added: 18 September 2014 | Read 402 times

Rick Ross apparently had some issues with where he’s been placed on Forbes annual Hip Hop Cash Kings List. In five years, the Maybach Music Group leader has never cracked the top ten of the magazine’s highest earning rappers in the game.

Rozay spoke with Forbes’ Zack O’Malley Greenburg to offer his thoughts on the coveted list.
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Eric Bellinger Responds To Nicki Minaj Denying He Co-Produced 'Anaconda'
Added: 18 September 2014 | Read 276 times

Note to producers who want to work with Nicki Minaj, don’t speak about any music you work on with her before she does. Eric Bellinger learned that lesson recently when the singer-songwriter publicly discussed Nicki’s “Anaconda” prior to its release.

Bellinger stated that he worked with Polow da Don and Da Internz to craft the track, but Nicki apparently tweeted (then deleted), “There are only 2 producers on #Anaconda ~ Polow Da Don & Da Internz. No one else should be out here doing interviews about it. #ThirstyAss.”
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Dr. Dre Scrapped 'Detox' Title For Next Album
Added: 18 September 2014 | Read 346 times

All the running jokes that Dr. Dre’s album Detox is never coming out appear to be completely factual. According to Aftermath producer Dawaun Parker, Dre changed the name of his next album years ago.

“Here’s the thing that a lot of people don’t know… at one point a couple of years ago – and I’m only saying this because [R&B singer] Marsha Ambrosius revealed more – that the album [Dre's] working on is not called ‘Detox’,” said Parker. “He scrapped ‘Detox’ a couple of years ago, and came up with another title. I won’t say what the title is cause I haven’t seen that online or anything yet.”
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Kendrick Lamar 'i' Cover Art
Added: 18 September 2014 | Read 301 times

Top Dawg Entertainment’s Top Dawg has released the cover art for Kendrick Lamar’s forthcoming “i” single. 

The cover art is below, as is a tweet from Top Dawg about new TDE material.
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