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Kendrick Lamar Booked For Halloween Performance In The Bermuda Triangle
Added: 12 September 2014 | Read 187 times

For all those superstitious Hip Hop fans out there, you may want to check out a Kendrick Lamar performance before the end of October. The TDE rapper is joining Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding as part of the Bacardí’s concert series taking place in the Bermuda Triangle.

The “Bacardí Triangle” event is scheduled for Halloween weekend  – October 30 to November 2. The spirits company will fly 1,862 (the year Bacardí was founded) select guests by chartered jet to a five-star resort on a private Puerto Rican island.
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Iggy Azalea Reps Say Alleged Sex Tape Could Be Hers
Added: 12 September 2014 | Read 318 times

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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Big Sean Joins Jay Z's Roc Nation
Added: 12 September 2014 | Read 213 times

Jay Z’s Roc Nation has added another Hip-Hop star to his burgeoning roster with Big Sean.

The announcement was made on the management company’s twitter page with a picture of the Detroit rapper.
Big Sean, Kanye West and Jay Z collaborated on  “Clique,” a song from G.O.O.D. Music’s 2012.
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DJ Premier Delivers 'Gifts' To Eminem's Shady Records
Added: 11 September 2014 | Read 262 times

DJ Premier is featured in an image posted by Shady Records' Instagram account.

"Look who stopped by Shady today with gifts for all. @djpremier," the company says in its post caption.
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Common Names Jay Z, Nas To 'Destiny' Fireteam
Added: 11 September 2014 | Read 185 times

Chicago native Common attended the official launch for the video game Destiny this past Monday (September 8), in Seattle.

Speaking on the red carpet prior to the event, the Artium/Def Jam Recordings artist pointed to Nas and Jay Z as his ideal companions for his own, uniquely assembled “Fireteam.”
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Bad Boy Records 20-Year Anniversary Detailed By Puff Daddy, Jadakiss, Russell Simmons
Added: 10 September 2014 | Read 262 times

Twenty years ago this month, on September 13, 1994, Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Records released its first album, The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready To Die. Twenty years after this introductory project, Puff Daddy, who continues to drive the Bad Boy ship, spoke with GQ about his start. 

"I got an opportunity one night when [mega-successful R&B producer] Teddy Riley didn't show up to the studio," Puff Daddy says. "He had a session at Chung King, this famous studio downtown. So I said, 'I'm just gonna utilize this time.' I had this idea, which was influenced by the mixtapes of Brucie B. and Kid Capri: They would blend Hip Hop beats with R&B a cappellas. I took one of Jodeci's a cappellas and put an EPMD beat underneath it, and it was the first record I produced: 'Come and Talk to Me,' the remix." 
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Nicki Minaj Announces Release Date For What She Plans To Be A Classic In 'The Pinkprint' Album
Added: 10 September 2014 | Read 180 times

The Barbz will have a brand new album from Nicki Minaj just in time for the holiday season. The Young Money rapper announced her third studio album The Pinkprint is scheduled for release on November 24th.

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ScHoolboy Q Begins Work On 'Oxymoron' Follow-Up
Added: 09 September 2014 | Read 141 times

ScHoolboy Q announced today (September 9) that he has started to work on his follow-up to this year’s Oxymoron.

During a recent interview with HotNewHipHop, the Top Dawg Ent. emcee said he does not know what this album’s direction will be just yet.
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Jeezy Reveals Why He Was Locked Up Longer Than Expected
Added: 09 September 2014 | Read 169 times

Atlanta, Georgia rapper Jeezy has again addressed the reason why he was in jail for longer than expected upon being arrested when authorities discovered an AK-47 assault rifle on his tour bus. He credited being “a real person” as the reason why he was detained for so long.

According to the rapper, among those arrested with him were two bus drivers, his manager’s people, and others. He added that he was not willing to leave the others behind given how much they’ve put into his Under The Influence Of Music Tour with Wiz Khalifa.
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50 Cent Gives Tour Of His Shooting Range
Added: 09 September 2014 | Read 204 times

50 Cent recently provided a tour of his gun range during a session on Hang With.

"This is the westside of the house," 50 Cent says. "I'm getting ready to do this house over. I was gonna sell it, but I took it off the market. I was like, 'Fuck this. I'ma keep this shit.' I got another joint in L.A., a spot in Atlanta, a couple little spots. This is the biggest one. Not the flyest one. It's the biggest one."
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