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Big K.R.I.T. Compares Himself To Kendrick Lamar & J.Cole
Added: 05 November 2014 | Read 318 times

In a video interview with Montreality published today (November 4), Mississippi-born musician Big K.R.I.T. spoke about getting compared to Kendrick Lamar, his life growing up and his upcoming album Cadillactica.

“It’s just one of those things where I realized that I always have to prove myself musically.” Big K.R.I.T. says in the video. “The difference between me and a lot of these artists is that I can produce not only for myself but for other people. I write all my lyrics. I mix my own stuff down. So that ensures that I’m gonna be around a long time.”  
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Freddie Gibbs Shot At After Brooklyn Concert
Added: 05 November 2014 | Read 280 times

Early Tuesday (Nov. 4) after performing in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, a gunman shot at rapper Freddie Gibbs and another person as they sat in a SUV outside of the record store Rough Trade. According to the police, at 1:13 am on North 9th street near Wythe avenue a gunman dressed in a dark hoodie ran up to the GMC Denali they were sitting in and fired several shots.

“They tried to kill Tupac,” he told the New York Post at the scene of the shooting. “They tried to kill me. I’m still alive.”
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Kanye West Yeezy 3 Release Date Announced
Added: 04 November 2014 | Read 396 times

Kanye West’s Yeezy III collaboration with adidas is slated to be released the third week of November, according to Sneaker Mob.

Modern Notoriety posted a photo October 31 of West taking a photo in front of a sign with his name and an adidas plate that reads, “launching winter 2014.” 
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Suge Knight Hospitalized After Jail Incident
Added: 03 November 2014 | Read 357 times

Suge Knight is in the hospital after two incidents he suffered while he was incarcerated this weekend, according to TMZ.

The site says the former Death Row Records executive passed out while being taken to the medical ward and fainted a second time while undergoing an X-ray.

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Kendrick Lamar Discusses His New Album, Why He Wrote 'i' And More
Added: 03 November 2014 | Read 436 times

While in New York preparing for his Nov. 15th Saturday Night Live performance, Kendrick Lamar stopped by Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning to give us a hint of what is to be expected.

While discussing his upcoming sophomore effort, K. Dot said it may be more raw than his debut album, good kid,m.A.A.d city.

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Ab-Soul Says Puff Daddy Advises Corneal Transplant Eye Surgery
Added: 03 November 2014 | Read 225 times

Speaking with GoodFellaMedia during his These Days tour, Ab-Soul revealed that symptoms from Stevens Johnson Syndrome have continued to affect his eyesight to the point of his considering a full corneal transplant surgery.

“My cornea is more scarred now than when I talked to you last time,” Ab-Soul admitted to interviewer Justin D. Live. “I was talking to Puffy or ‘Dr. Sean Combs’, and he really suggests that I go ahead and try to get a cornea transplant. I’m just a little eerie about that because what if they mess up. I just look at it on a brighter side of things. You can’t have it all. I have vivid memory of having 20/20 vision as a child. Vivid memory.
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Possible Tracklist For New Beyonce Album Leaks
Added: 03 November 2014 | Read 214 times

A possible tracklist for Beyonce’s next album was released online yesterday.

While the tracklist has yet to be confirmed, the document seems to point to a combined re-release and sequel of the singer’s surprise eponymous release from 2013. Two versions of the new album are listed with a four-disc “The Complete Edition” special release scheduled for a later release date. With all of the first album’s songs included on the potential tracklist, eleven new tracks including titles like “Sweet Illusion,” “DONK,” “Sensation of Pain,” and “Renouncement” are listed on the document.
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T.I Talks 'Paperwork' Working With Pharrell And More
Added: 02 November 2014 | Read 215 times

For the latest installment of  Elliott Wilson’s CRWN series he chopped it up with T.I. During their sit-down the King of Atlanta spoke on how he made his latest release, Paperwork, stand out from his previous eight albums.

“Whenever I listen to everything that’s going on, that tells me exactly what not to do.  Whenever I hear this is what everyone else is doing, this is the lane they’re going down I make a conscious effort to go the opposite direction. I can sprinkle little elements of it in here and there.”
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Handwritten Poems By Tupac Shakur Released
Added: 31 October 2014 | Read 337 times

Noisey has published three handwritten poems written by a teenage Tupac Shakur accompanied by an essay by writer and author of 2pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap’s Greatest Battle Jeff Weiss.

While the site advertises the poems as previously unreleased, all three poems appeared in a posthumous book release of poetry by the rapper in 1999 called The Rose that Grew from Concrete. Noisey’s article includes images of the handwritten poems that were written between 1989 and 1991.

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Chris Brown Talks About His Drug Use, The Truce With Drake And More
Added: 31 October 2014 | Read 473 times

Chris Brown paid a visit to the Ebro in the Morning show on Hot 97 for the first time and nothing was off limits.

Chris’ drug use has been said to have gotten a little out of control during his career and he had no problem confirming just that.

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