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Drake Gives Out 'Hood Grammys'
Added: 07 October 2014 | Read 270 times

Drake has given out "Hood Grammys" on Instagram.

The rapper provided several artists for different categories and gave out "Hood Grammys" to various acts, including Bobby Shmurda, Rae Sremmurd and OG Maco.
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Wu-Tang Clan Explains What Happened With Drake's 'Wu-Tang Forever' Remix
Added: 07 October 2014 | Read 225 times

Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever" remix, which was set to feature Wu-Tang Clan members, has been scrapped, the group says. U-God recently told MTV about why the song likely won't be released. 

"We was hard body at the time," U-God says. "We was listening to the track, and like later on, I was like, 'What the hell was I rhyming about? I was like I was rhyming some hardcore shit, and he wanted to talk about some bitches.' Pardon me. Women and stuff. That's the reason it didn't transpire. We was rushin'. We got the track last minute...At the time, I wasn't feelin' women-y. I was feelin' hard as nails...The subject matter didn't really mesh."
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Kanye West's Upcoming Album Different From 'Yeezus' Says Malik Yusef
Added: 07 October 2014 | Read 167 times

Longtime Kanye West collaborator Malik Yusef is working with the rapper on a follow-up to his last project, Yeezus.

"Yeezus was a hard album to work on because it was a departure from where I wanted to be with our music," Yusef says in an interview with Rolling Stone. "Kanye was very declarative in his statement of 'I don't want this to be a regular Kanye album. I don't want this to be what people are familiar with.'"
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Wiz Khalifa 'Blacc Hollywood Big Secret Tour' Dates
Added: 07 October 2014 | Read 110 times

Wiz Khalifa is set to embark on a nationwide tour later this month dubbed the Blacc Hollywood Big Secret Tour.

The tour is in support for the rapper’s Blacc Hollywood album, which was released earlier this year.
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Infamous Records Announce Two Joint Albums - Prodigy/Boogz Boogetz + Sam Scarfo/Ski Beatz
Added: 05 October 2014 | Read 188 times

Prodigy’s Infamous Records is set to release two new collaborative albums this November. P will join forces with fellow Queens rapper Boogz Boogetz for Young Rollin Stonerz. New Jersey’s Sam Scarfo enlists Ski Beatz to produce his entire upcoming LP 5 Million Stories Vol. 1 & 2.

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Soulja Boy Charged In Gun, Marijuana Possession Cases From January Arrest
Added: 05 October 2014 | Read 181 times

It's been eight months since Soulja Boy was arrested for driving a vehicle with a loaded gun and possessing marijuana, and now the charges have been filed.

According to TMZ, the Chicago native has been charged with "unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm" and marijuana possession stemming from a January incident in which Soulja was stopped while driving by Los Angeles police.
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Rick Ross Reveals Why He Chose To Release 'Mastermind' & 'Hood Billiionaire' This Year
Added: 04 October 2014 | Read 248 times

With his most recent album, Mastermind, released just months ago, Miami, Florida rapper Rick Ross may have caught some fans off guard when he revealed his plans to release yet another album before the year is up.

Ross spoke on his upcoming album, titled Hood Billionaire, during a recent interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club. While addressing the album, which is scheduled for release on November 24, the Maybach Music Group founder explained that releasing a second album this year “was just something that I wanted to do.”
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Too Short Brings Loaded Gun Into Airport
Added: 04 October 2014 | Read 199 times

Rapper Too Short has been cited at a Southern California airport a day after fleeing a security checkpoint when a screener found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage.

Burbank police Sgt. John Pfrommer says the rapper, born Todd Anthony Shaw, was passing through the checkpoint Wednesday when a Transportation Security Administration employee noticed the handgun going through a baggage scanner.
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Nas Says Iggy Azalea Is An Intelligent Woman That Loves Hip Hop
Added: 04 October 2014 | Read 187 times

Nas spoke with BET about the new Time Is Illmatic documentary. God’s Son was also asked about other topics related to Hip Hop including the criticism of Iggy Azalea. Nas expressed he feels the Australian born rapper will overcome the hate thrown her way.

“Hip Hop is a rough place, and you’re gonna get punched around no matter who you are. I think Iggy Azalea knows that. She’s a really intelligent woman. She loves Hip Hop,” said Nas. “Hip Hop, you need tough skin no matter what color your skin is. The most important thing is having tough skin. I think she’ll be alright.”
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Eminem, Rihanna To Perform At 'Concert for Valor'
Added: 04 October 2014 | Read 95 times

Eminem, Rihanna and Jamie Foxx are among the artists slated to perform at the “Concert for Valor,” according to Variety.

Scheduled for November 11, the concert is set to be held on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and is being presented by HBO and Starbucks to salute those in the military.
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