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Eminem Sues New Zealand National Party Over 'Lose Yourself'
Added: 18 September 2014 | Read 171 times

Eminem has filed a lawsuit against New Zealand’s National party for the use of “Lose Yourself,” a song from the 8 Mile soundtrack, in an ad for prime minister John Key. Eminem’s publishers are also seeking damages for copyright infringement in the matter, according to the Associated Press. 

“Unauthorized use has been made of Eminem’s Grammy and Academy Award-winning song 'Lose Yourself' in election campaign advertising run by the National party in the lead-up to the 2014 New Zealand general election,” publishers say, according to the report.
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Jay Z Facing Lawsuit For Using The Word 'Oh' On 'Run This Town'
Added: 18 September 2014 | Read 205 times

Hip Hop superstar Jay Z, WB Music Corp, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Roc Nation, Atlantic and Roc-A-Fella Records are facing a copyright lawsuit for sampling the word “oh” on Jay’s hit record “Run This Town.”

The TufAmerica record label claims Hov illegally took the single syllable word from the track “Hook & Sling –  Part 1″ by Eddie Bo.

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Gucci Mane Sentenced To 3 Additional Years In Prison
Added: 16 September 2014 | Read 362 times

Gucci Mane pleaded guilty to assault yesterday (September 15).

The rapper was sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting an Army staff sergeant with bottle in a nightclub on March 16, 2013. The sergeant reportedly walked up to Gucci Mane’s VIP area and was looking to take a picture with the rapper before being hit with the bottle. 
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Childish Gambino On Drake: I'm Better Than Him
Added: 16 September 2014 | Read 219 times

During an interview conducted by Peter Rosenberg for The Grammy Museum’s Spotlight series last night in Los Angeles, CA (September 15), Childish Gambino explained why he felt the similarities he shares with Drake could have limited his music career. He also stated that he’s a better rapper than the Young Money-emcee.

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Stalley 'Ohio' Release Date & Cover Art
Added: 16 September 2014 | Read 139 times

Stalley is set to release his forthcoming album, Ohio, October 27.

Yesterday (September 15), the MMG emcee released the cover art for his upcoming album via Instagram.
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Wale Says He & Meek Mill Are Now 'All Good' After Public Feud
Added: 16 September 2014 | Read 213 times

Wale called The Russ Parr Morning Show to discuss his upcoming project The Album About Nothing. While speaking with the radio program’s co-hosts, Wale was asked about Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross’ role in settling his recent social media spat with fellow MMG artist Meek Mill.

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Rick Ross Announces New Album, Plans To Drop First Single Today
Added: 15 September 2014 | Read 302 times

Rick Ross released his sixth studio album earlier this year, but the Maybach Music Group leader is already prepping his next LP.

Ross announced on social media that his next album Hood Billionaire is coming. The public can expect the project’s first single today according to Rozay.

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Glasses Malone Defends Ray Rice, Says 'His Wife Lost A Fight'
Added: 15 September 2014 | Read 208 times

Joining dozens of other celebrities and musicians in reacting to recent news of Ray Rice hitting his wife and being subsequently dropped from the Baltimore Ravens and banned from the NFL indefinitely, Los Angeles emcee Glasses Malone spoke with XXL about the incident.

Footage from the February 15 altercation was first released in April before a full video documenting the entire incident surfaced on September 8. The latest security footage shows Rice punching his wife unconscious in the elevator following an altercation and then dragging her out into a lobby.
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Chris Brown Explains Why He Squashed Beef With Drake
Added: 13 September 2014 | Read 466 times

The once long-standing feud between Chris Brown and Drake officially ended earlier this year as the two superstars finally settled their differences. Part of the reconciliation took place at the ESPY Awards when Breezy appeared in a skit with Drizzy.

Brown spoke with MTV’s Sway about squashing his beef with Drake. The “Loyal” singer explained why it was time to move on from the drama.
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Ab-Soul Details Lupe Fiasco Connection
Added: 13 September 2014 | Read 193 times

After Ab-Soul’s “Christopher DRONEr" record was brought up during the TDE rapper’s recent interview with Home Grown Radio, the West Coast artist was later asked to share his thoughts on the death of Mike Brown and the resulting unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Soulo revealed that since he no longer watches the news he’s unfamiliar with Brown and what took place in Ferguson. He referred to the news as “cancerous” and said that he was only familiar with what happened to Christopher Dorner because of Facebook.
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