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Cipha Sounds Heads Over To Roc Nation
Added: 23 February 2015 | Read 187 times

Cipha Sounds, the former DJ for Hot 97, has found a new management home with Roc Nation, who will help him delve deeper in comedy and acting.

“Excited to welcome @CiphaSounds to the Roc Nation family, where he will be co-managed by Neil Sirni of York-Hill,” The Roc said on Instagram.

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Suge Knight Rushed To Hospital Having Hard Time In Jail
Added: 23 February 2015 | Read 503 times

Suge Knight is going through it in jail and the inmates are reportedly harassing the former mogul who is accused of murder.

According to a report from the New York Daily News, the stress of day-to-day prison life has cause tremendous stress on the Suge.

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Ty Dolla Sign Talks Working With Nicki Minaj, Kanye West And More
Added: 18 February 2015 | Read 433 times

After making a surprise appearance at the Brooklyn stop on Chris Brown and Trey Songz “Between The Sheets Tour” Ty Dolla Sign stopped by Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning to talk about what projects he has in the works.

Not only did he get in the studio with Kanye West and sing background vocals on his latest single “Only One,” but he also hopped in the booth with Nicki Minaj and has that track stashed away.

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The Dream Says R&B And Rap Have Meshed Too Much
Added: 18 February 2015 | Read 313 times

While in town to promote his upcoming double EP,  Crown/Jewel,  singer/songwriter The Dream stopped by The Breakfast Club.

After schooling Charlamagne about the perks of owning your own publishing and what happened when his ex-wife’s boyfriend, Lil’ Wayne, called him, the self-proclaimed Radio Killa spoke about how he feels about the state of R&B. He says that R&B artists nowadays prefer to croon about ignorant things instead of love.

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Final First Week Sales Numbers Are In For Drake's 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'
Added: 18 February 2015 | Read 664 times

Drake has secured his fourth number one album in America. The Young Money rapper’s retail mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late will open in the top spot on theBillboard 200 chart.

IYRTITL barely missed hitting gold sales in its opening week. Drizzy’s surprise overnight release accounted for 495,000 digital downloads. With track equivalent albums (NEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA) added in, the tape’s final total comes to 535,000 units.

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Charles Hamilton Signs With Republic Records, Preps Release Of New Music
Added: 18 February 2015 | Read 123 times

Charles Hamilton is ready to officially restart his music career. The Harlem rapper has signed a new deal with Republic Records, and Hamilton is working on his long-awaited debut studio album with the Turnfirst label as well.

“Charles is back and the excitement for his return is immeasurable. The enthusiasm in the marketplace is overwhelming and we are thrilled to participate in the evolution of his career,” says Monte Lipman, Co-Founder & Chief Executive of Republic Records.

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Watch Nas And Drake Perform At Sprite's Obey Your Thirst Concert
Added: 17 February 2015 | Read 325 times

Among the many concerts, parties and events during All-Star Weekend was a surprise concert from Nas and Drake. They headlined Sprite’s Obey Your Thirst concert at New York City’s Irving Plaza and had some more surprises up their sleeves and brought out Kanye West, Travi$ Scott, OB O’Brien and iLOVEMAKONNEN during their sets. For those who weren’t able to get the scoop on the when and where the show was, now you can watch it from the comfort of your homes.  The one hour show is now available for your viewing pleasure below.

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Rick Ross Announces 'Artists First' Partnership With Dina Marto
Added: 17 February 2015 | Read 206 times

Earlier this evening (February 16), Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross traveled to Atlanta to announce a new partnership with Twelve Music Group founder Dina Marto. The “Movin’ Bass” rapper and the former Island Def Jam executive have joined forces to launch the new platform Artists First.

Not only will Ross and Marto work together to discover and develop aspiring writers, producers, and performers through Artists First, the new tandem will host a talent search to find the next member of the MMG roster as well. The imprint home of Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, and Omarion is also opening an office in Atlanta at Marto’s Twelve Studios.

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Nicki Minaj Named As Possible Surprise Performer At NBA All-Star Game
Added: 15 February 2015 | Read 261 times
With tonight (February 15) marking the end of the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend, Nicki Minaj has been hinted as a possible surprise performer at the NBA All-Star game half time show.

After Katy Perry brought out Missy Elliott for a Super Bowl half time show a few weeks ago, Ariana Grande is set to headline the NBA All-Star game performance slot and the league dropped a hint about her special guest in the form of a picture of a familiar pink microphone on Instagram.

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DJ Premier Updates Nas Joint Album Status
Added: 14 February 2015 | Read 287 times
DJ Premier discussed his upcoming album with Nas while sitting down with Royce Da 5’9” and Adrian Younge for an interview posted by VladTV.

“Nas has one more album to obligate to Def Jam,” DJ Premier says in the clip. “He said he didn’t really want to do [the joint album] there, he wanted to move on and do it independently, so we could do it how we want it. So I was like, ‘All right, when the time come just holler at me, I’m here.’”

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