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Eminem Unveils 'Shady XV' Album Cover on Instagram
Added: 13 October 2014 | Read 328 times

The Shady XV compilation album is on its way, and today (Oct. 13), Eminem logged onto his rarely utilized Instagram page to unveil the album artwork.

For the career-spanning compilation album, which will feature new and old music from Eminem and his current and former labelmates (50 Cent, Yelawolf, D12), the "Guts Over Fear" rapper is going back to his roots.

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Childish Gambino Cast In Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'
Added: 12 October 2014 | Read 167 times

Childish Gambino has landed a role in the film The Martian, according to TheWrap.  

In the movie, which stars Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig, focuses on Damon’s character, an astronaut stranded on Mars.
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Freddie Gibbs Responds To 'Thuggin' Criticism
Added: 12 October 2014 | Read 150 times

In the latest episode of Noisey’s “The People vs.” segment, Freddie Gibbs responds to a series of YouTube comments about his Pinata track “Thuggin’” and the accompanying video.

Responding to a commenter questioning the morality of the message contained in the song and video, Gibbs alluded that it’s a parent’s responsibility to filter whatever media their children might consume.
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DJ Quik Says He Was Once Visited By The Ghost Of 2Pac
Added: 10 October 2014 | Read 390 times

“They love a n***a’s spirit like Pac at the Coachella,” rapped Pusha T on “New God Flow.” While many viewers did feel watching Tupac Shukar’s hologram at the 2012 festival was like seeing his soul come back to life, DJ Quik claims he may have been visited by the actual ghost of the late Hip Hop icon.

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Waka Flocka Flame Arrested With Gun At Airport
Added: 10 October 2014 | Read 198 times

Waka Flocka Flame is the latest rapper dude to get caught at the airport trying to transport a gun on a flight. The 28-year-old rapper was arrested Friday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Friday morning.

Real name Juaquin James Malphurs, Flocka was taken into custody, because TSA officials allegedly found a handgun in his carry-on bag as it went through security. He did not have a permit for the firearm, said police.

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Andre 3000 Explains How Raps Stance On Singing Has Changed
Added: 09 October 2014 | Read 279 times

Andre 3000 feels that Hip Hop audiences have changed their perspective regarding singing in recent years.

"It’s funny because now most rappers have to have some type of vocal melody,” he says during a recent interview with Vibe's Keith Murray. "It’s just a progression of things, man. Back then it was scary to even try something like that. Not everyone was just breaking out singing verses [laughs]. People would tell me, 'Come on, dude. We want them raps. We not trying to hear you sing.’”
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A$AP Ferg Provides Update On New Album
Added: 09 October 2014 | Read 185 times

A$AP Ferg says that he is almost done making his second album. 

"I’m just tweaking it right now,” the A$AP Mob member says during an interview with XXL. “I just want to get it in with a couple of more producers that I love, and it seems like the further I get into it I’m just trying to squeeze more magic out of it. So I think I’m just gonna keep going until the label tells me I can’t go on anymore, honestly.”
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Rick Ross Says He's On Jay Z & Puff Daddy's Minds
Added: 09 October 2014 | Read 437 times

Weeks after Miami, Florida rapper Rick Ross questioned his status on Forbes’ annual Hip Hop Cash Kings list, the Maybach Music Group founder revealed that he could possibly become a billionaire, during his interview with Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez.

Ross went on to explain that seeing his team succeed was his primary goal and shared that “anything” is possible with a solid team.
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50 Cent Loses $16 Million Court Case To Sleek Audio
Added: 09 October 2014 | Read 251 times

50 Cent’s reported $140 million net worth is about to take a slight hit. That’s because a judge has ordered the Hip Hop mogul to pay $16 million to Sleek Audio.

The court ruling stemmed from a lawsuit by Sleek claiming that 50 stole the company’s product design and confidential private client information. An arbitrator previously sided with Sleek in the case and awarded the company $16,181,578 in damages and lawyer fees.
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Big K.R.I.T. Explains Writing 'Mt. Olympus' The Day After 'Control' Released
Added: 08 October 2014 | Read 174 times

In the first of a two-part CRWN interview with Elliott Wilson, Big K.R.I.T. spoke about his intentions with Cadillactica and being motivated to step away from the business side of the music industry while recording. During the interview, K.R.I.T. also explained that he thinks fans “expect full bodies of work” from him more so than standout singles.

Talking about the planned November release, K.R.I.T. described the concept of the record before addressing his shift in approach from Live From The Underground.
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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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