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Watch T-Pain Perform His Biggest Hits Without Auto-Tune
Added: 31 October 2014 | Read 190 times

T-Pain has dubbed himself “The King of Auto-Tune,” but apparently the Florida native wants the world to know he does not need the voice enhancer to perform. Pain recently participated in a NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert. The set included the 30-year-old singer running through a few of his biggest hits sans Auto-Tune.

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Shady XV Tracklist Has Been Released
Added: 30 October 2014 | Read 396 times

Eminem and company have unveiled the tracklisting for their upcoming effort, Shady XV. The project will serve as a double-disc of greatest hits and new material from the Shady roster. Besides new tracks from Eminem, fans can expect new heat from Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf,  D-12 and Skylar Grey. Guest spots are taken by fellow Detroit reps DeJ Loaf, Big Sean, Danny Brown and Trick Trick.

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T-Pain: Kanye West Doesn't Use Auto-Tune Correctly
Added: 30 October 2014 | Read 198 times

T-Pain has been very vocal about his contribution to the use of Auto-Tune becoming a major trend in modern music. The “Can’t Believe It” singer has also been critical of other artists’ attempt at using the pitch altering effect. Pain recently spoke with HuffPost Live, and during the segment he points out one particular rapper that is not using Auto-Tune the right way in his opinion.

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50 Cent & Jay Z Welcomed Additions To Boxing Industry, Says Bernard Hopkins
Added: 30 October 2014 | Read 189 times

When asked about artists like 50 Cent and Jay Z entering into the boxing industry during an interview with BET.com, professional boxer Bernard Hopkins revealed that it’s a change that he welcomes.

According to Hopkins, 50 Cent and Jay Z’s work in the boxing industry “puts pressure on the big dogs” to step their game up. He added that it also brings “big and important boxing” to the industry and helps foster future superstars.

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Lil Wayne Carter V P.S.A & New Song 'Gotti' Featuring The Lox
Added: 29 October 2014 | Read 405 times

Lil Wayne sheds light on Tha Carter V release date and plans for all of the tracks he has recorded.

The announcement is followed by the release of a brand new single called “Gotti” featuring The Lox.

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Boosie Bad Azz 'Life After Deathrow' Release Date & Cover Art
Added: 29 October 2014 | Read 263 times

Boosie Bad Azz announced on Instagram today (October 28) that he will be releasing his Life After Deathrow project October 30.

"10/30. #LIFEAFTERDEATHROW,” the rapper wrote on his Instagram post.

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Birdman Explains Delay For Lil Wayne's, Nicki Minaj's Albums
Added: 29 October 2014 | Read 316 times

Birdman explained to XXL today (October 28) why Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj pushed back the release dates of their albums.

The CEO of Cash Money says that it was Lil Wayne’s idea and Young Money’s first lady followed suit.

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Birdman Addresses Tyga/Drake Feud; Either You With Us Or You Ain't
Added: 28 October 2014 | Read 521 times

It was only a matter of time before the head of Cash Money would have to speak on the feud between two of the artists signed to his label. During an interview with Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex, YMCMB co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams was asked about the current public spat between Tyga and Drake.

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Statik Selektah Says 'Tyga Is The Real Life Malibus Most Wanted'
Added: 28 October 2014 | Read 354 times

Responding to a Tweet from XXL about Tyga’s possible diss track for Drake called “Make It Work,” producer Statik Selektah fired off and said, “Kids a clown.”

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Kanye West Turned Down A $4.5 Million Opportunity
Added: 27 October 2014 | Read 278 times

Kanyé West does the darndest things. TMZ reports that the Louie Vuitton Don has turned down an opportunity to earn a whopping $4.5 million.

In documents obtained by the site,  Yeezy was offered to perform at the Axis at Planet Hollywood three times a week for three weeks,  bringing in $500,000 a show. For some reason, he walked away from this.

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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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