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Rick Ross Gets 'Rich Forever' Face Tattoo
Added: 27 May 2014 | Read 454 times

Rick Ross obtained a "Rich Forever" tattoo on his face recently.

A photograph of the rapper's new face tattoo was posted on social media by Nikko Hurtado, the acclaimed tattoo artist responsible for the ink.

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T.I. Addresses Reported Floyd Mayweather Altercation
Added: 26 May 2014 | Read 691 times

T.I. has addressed the fight the rapper reportedly had with Floyd Mayweather through a video clip that was published on Instagram yesterday (May 25).

"They said I've got two black eyes," T.I. says in the clip. "Where they at, though? These ones I'm looking at? Are they black for real? Damn, been like that all my life. Fucked my hand up. That's about it."

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Floyd Mayweather Explains Root Of T.I. Altercation
Added: 26 May 2014 | Read 633 times

Early this morning, Floyd Mayweather got into an altercation with T.I. over alleged jealousy of Floyd's relationship with Tip's wife, Tiny.

Within the same day, Floyd is now explaining the root of the fight via Necole Bitchie and, as expected, it was over Tiny.

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Big Boi Disses Rappers Performances, Discusses A$AP Ferg Appropriating His Flow
Added: 25 May 2014 | Read 587 times

Atlanta, Georgia native Big Boi recently served as a brand ambassador for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. After he hopped off stage, Complex News sat down with the one half of OutKast and talked about what's been up.

After discussing his recent performance with Andre 3000 at Coachella, Big Boi took a little shot at rappers who rap over their own vocals during live performances.

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Nas Names His Favorite Songs From Hip Hop's 'Golden Age'
Added: 25 May 2014 | Read 396 times

In the May 22 edition of Rolling Stone magazine, the publication asked several music artists to name some of their favorite songs from special playlists. One of the stars that participated in the feature was Nas.

The emcee’s selections were all tapped from Hip Hop’s “Golden Age” of the 1980′s. Not surprisingly, the majority of the songs were released in 1988 - a quintessential year in the history of the culture.

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50 Cent On Donald Sterling: 'I Just Saw A Man Being Betrayed'
Added: 23 May 2014 | Read 415 times

Last month, alleged audio emerged of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making a series of racist statements against Blacks.

The audio, which was allegedly recorded April 9 and was posted by TMZ April 25, features the owner in an argument with V. Stiviano over an image she posted with Magic Johnson.

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Jay Z Opens 40/40 Club In Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
Added: 23 May 2014 | Read 245 times

Jay Z’s 40/40 brand has officially arrived in the south. The New York based businessman and emcee has opened the newest location of his 40/40 Club sports bar in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Billboard reports the “scaled down” replica of Manhattan’s flagship site is located in the Concourse D concessions area of the airport. A separate VIP lounge extension is scheduled to open this fall.

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50 Cent Sells $5000 'Animal Ambition' Bundle & Other Merchandise
Added: 23 May 2014 | Read 378 times

With just under two weeks to go before 50 Cent drops his comeback album Animal Ambition, the G-Unit leader is offering his fans the chance to purchase exclusive merchandise featuring the LP.

50′s official store website is selling several bundles related to his 5th studio album. For $40 buyers can get a bundle with a T-shirt and CD, or for $180 a 50 fan can get a shirt, CD, signed poster, and a pair of SMS headphones.

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Jay Electronica Deletes Twitter Profile
Added: 23 May 2014 | Read 257 times

Jay Electronica had become somewhat of a Twitter celebrity in recent months. From epic rants about the government and thugs, to Q&A session with fans that including addressing Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, to cryptic messages that left the public guessing what exactly he was trying to get across, Jay E’s timeline was a must read for Hip Hop followers.

That all appears to be over, at least for now. Electronica has quietly deleted his Twitter profile. An explanation for why he decided to end sharing his thoughts on the social media platform has not been revealed

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Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Being Sued For Breach, Royalties Regarding Beats Electronics
Added: 22 May 2014 | Read 359 times

Last week, former hedge-fund manager Steven Lamar filed a legal action against Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and others regarding Beats Electronics, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier this month, it was reported that Apple is set to purchase Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion.

Lamar accuses the Beats Electronics frontmen with breach of contract and is seeking as high as a four percent royalty rate for sale of the company’s headphones, among other claims.

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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.

Diggy will be joined by new group Mindless Behavior, along with The New Boyz, Jacob Latimore, Hamilton Park and new group The OMG Girlz.

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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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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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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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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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Busta Rhymes Talks Battling Jay-Z In High School

It is no secret that Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G. all attended high school together in Brooklyn.

While it is nice to imagine the three legends holding ciphers on the regular, Busta says he only battling Jay-Z once; and took a lose for the first time.

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

In light of Swizz Beatz' latest "Monster Mondays" release, "Y'all Don't Really Know," featuring DMX and Busta Rhymes, the Ruff Ryder producer sat down with VladTV to discuss DMX's highly-publicized struggles.

"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."

The Game was one of several rappers who expressed serious interest in playing the role of “B.A. Baracus,” the character made famous by Mr. T

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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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