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Big Sean Addresses Disagreements With Kanye West
Added: 26 August 2013 | Read 697 times

Big Sean recently addressed Kanye West's opinions of his latest album, Hall of Fame.

“Kanye's definitely heard the album," Sean said in an interview with Rap-Up. "I played it for him. He's heard it sporadically, while making it. The final product, he was jamming to it. He was proud of it.”

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Kid Ink Announces 'Spaced Out' Tour Dates
Added: 25 August 2013 | Read 868 times

Rapper Kid Ink has announced the dates for his “Spaced Out” tour, which will kick off next month in Waterbury Connecticut.

The outing will stop in 15 markets, starting on September 19th. Kid Ink will wrap up the tour in Seattle, Washington on October 13th.

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Curren$y Says Upcoming Mixtape 'Bales' With Young Roddy On The Way
Added: 25 August 2013 | Read 715 times

While on the red carpet for the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards last night, the hardest working man in Hip Hop spoke about his upcoming project with fellow Jet Life comrade Young Roddy. Curren$y says the Bales mixtape is right around the corner.

“My and Young Roddy got a tape called Bales. It’ll be out in a minute,” says Spitta. “When you hear bales you might think I’m talking about getting bailed out of jail, but I’m talking bales as in a whole lot of stuff for shipping. We just got a whole lot of music for shipping.”

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Kendrick Lamar Earns 14 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations
Added: 25 August 2013 | Read 526 times

BET has announced the nominees for this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, and Kendrick Lamar is leading the pack with 14 nominations.

K-Dot is nominated across categories including: Best Hip Hop Video (Don’t Kill my Vibe), Best Live Performer, and Lyricist of the Year, which he won in 2012.

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Drake Goes From Boy To Man On New Album Covers
Added: 22 August 2013 | Read 1031 times

Drake’s long awaited third album Nothing Was The Same was pushed back a week to September 24th but Drake didn’t make fans wait to see the album covers.

Drake opts for portraits of himself as a child and as a man for his album covers. Chances are one of the covers will be for the deluxe version of Nothing Was The Same. He released the album covers on his personal Twitter account.

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Juicy J Is Giving A $50,000 Scholarship To Woman Who Twerks Best
Added: 22 August 2013 | Read 553 times

Shaking what her momma gave her could net a lucky woman $50,000 in college scholarship money from philanthropist/twerk enthusiast Juicy J. In another inventive promtional scheme, Juicy took to his personal Twitter account to somewhat announce his upcoming twerk contest

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$100,000,000 Lawsuit Accuses T-Pain, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and Others Of Stealing Music
Added: 22 August 2013 | Read 1027 times

A new lawsuit has been filed against popular producers T-Pain and DJ Khaled, as well as rappers Rick Ross, Pitbull and Cash Money Records, and dozens of other publishing companies and record labels affiliated with the producers.

A lawsuit has been filed by Paul Batiste, who represents The Batiste Brothers band, a popular jazz ensemble that was founded in 1976, in New Orleans.

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Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' Release Date Pushed Back
Added: 21 August 2013 | Read 590 times

Nothing Was The Same…not even the release date. According to multiple retailers including Amazon and Best Buy, Drake’s third album will arrive in stores a week after its original September 17th date.

No word on why Drake pushed the album back or if he will strike a deal similar to Jay Z’s Samsung deal for Magna Carta Holy Grail and release the album digitally a week earlier than the September 24th date.

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A$AP Ferg Disses Kendrick Lamar In Hot 97 Freestyle
Added: 21 August 2013 | Read 1217 times

The responses to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" continue to pour in. The latest to take a swing at Kendrick was A$AP Ferg, who joined in on an A$AP Mob cypher on Funkmaster Flex's show on Hot 97.

"in a dark room in Harlem, thinkin bout shots / Aand how it barely grazed me and it coulda hit Rock / And a couple of other niggas but they dont roll wit my flock / Makaveli from Harlem, how u wanna be Pac?" rhymed Ferg, alluding to Kendrick's claim that he was the "king" of both coasts.

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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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Yelawolf To Release 'Psycho White EP' With Travis Barker Before Shady Album; 'Country Cousins With Big K.R.I.T. Also In Works

Billboard is reporting that before Yelawolf continues work on his sophomore Shady Records album, Love Story, the Huntsville, Alabama, native will be releasing the Psycho White EP with producer, drummer and close friend, Travis Barker.

According to Yelawolf, the Psycho White EP is set to include five brand-new songs: “Every time we would get in the lab we’d knock something out. We just collaborated and… had a meeting of the minds. There’s a lot of cool stuff we came up with.”

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A$AP Ant Says Baltimore Is Harder Than 'The Wire'

As an artist who grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, A$AP Ant recently shed some light on his hometown, which was depicted on the former HBO television series, “The Wire” years ago. During an interview with Vlad TV, A$AP Ant was asked if what was depicted on “The Wire” was an accurate depiction of the city of Baltimore.

According to A$AP Ant, Baltimore is 10 times worse than what viewers saw on “The Wire.” The A$AP Mob member also spoke on transitioning into a grown man and leaving the petty crimes of his past in the past.

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Lil Wayne Signs With Jay Z And He's Very Happy!

Lil Wayne and Jay Z have sparred lyrically, but now the pair are in business – in some way or another

At KMEL’s Summer Jam in the Bay, Lil Wayne told the crowd. "I just signed a deal with my motherf**king idol, Jay Z."

 

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DJ Khaled's New Album Title Drawn From Recent Health Scare

We the Best CEO/Def Jam South President DJ Khaled has announced the title of his upcoming 7th album.

The album title, Suffering From Success, is drawn from a recent health scare that resulted in a loss of hair growth on his beard, associated with the stress of doing business.

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Puff Daddy Calls Jennifer Lopez's 'Booty' Incredible

Puff Daddy recently spoke with Access Hollywood Live about his relationship and praise for Jennifer Lopez. During the interview, Puff was asked to analyze J. Lo’s “Booty” video with Iggy Azalea. Speaking of Lopez, Puff says he’s “lucky” that he’s dated her.

He’s asked why “we are so fascinated with the booty.” Diddy replies: "It’s great. It’s a work of art. It’s something that will go down in history...But also her talent, her drive, her determination. She will never give up.”

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Jay Z Catching Heat For Five Percent Nation Medallion

I’m ready to chase a Yakub back in a cave,” rapped Jay Z on his “We Made It” verse with Jay Electronica. The line may have gone over a lot of people’s heads, but those familiar with the teachings of the Five Percent Nation caught the reference.

It appears the Hip Hop mogul’s supposed connection with the Nation of Gods and Earths is now catching criticism. Most notably, the star medallion associated with the group seen around Jay’s neck at a Brooklyn Nets game has publications like the New York Post implying the rapper is supporting racism by wearing the chain.

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DJ Khaled Proposes To Nicki Minaj With $500,000 Ring

DJ Khaled has proposed to Nicki Minaj in a new video. The producer took a moment to explain his love for Minaj before showing off a ring he says he bought for her, a ring said to cost $500,000.

“I want to be honest with you," DJ Khaled says in the MTV News video. "I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine. The only reason I'm not telling you this face to face is because I know that you're busy."

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Cash Money Records CoFounder Ronald 'Slim' Williams Pays For $7.15 Million Home - In Cash

Cash Money Records cofounder Bryan “Baby” Williams is well-known for flaunting his wealth, but his younger brother Ronald “Slim” Williams, the other founder of Cash Money, is much more low-key.

But that may be changing, as Ronald Williams recently purchased South Florida’s largest single–family house.

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Iggy Azalea Reps Say Alleged Sex Tape Could Be Hers

Breakout star Iggy Azalea could be joining Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and Mimi Faust on the list of released celebrity sex tapes if Vivid Entertainment gets their way. According to TMZ, the porn company was approached about possibly buying erotic footage of the “Fancy” rapper.

After first denying that any sex tape with Iggy existed, her lawyers are now claiming if there is a tape it was most likely filmed when the Australian native was underage and without her consent. The attorneys also state the possible sex tape would have only been available to a “spurned business suitor” which TMZ is calling an ex-boyfriend.

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Chief Keef's Step Brother Murdered; Chicago Teen Violence Continues

Chief Keef’s step brother Ulysses “Chris” Gissendanner III was fatally gunned down in South Chicago last Wednesday (January 2), according to DNAinfo.com Chicago.

Known by the rap moniker “YPN Boomtown,” the young rapper was related to Chief Keef by marriage after Chief Keef’s father, Afonso Cozart, married YPN Boomtown’s mother Aridecy Tate, and then divorced in 2012.

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AZ Announces New Hip-Hop Album 'Doe or Die II' For 2013

AZ Announces New Hip-Hop Album “Doe or Die II” For 2013

Queens, New York rapper AZ is returning with a new album this year, the rapper announced today (January 2).

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DMX Calls Drake Out For Not Including Missy On Aaliyah's Upcoming Posthumous Album

DMX is flying high off of the release of his seventh studio album, Undisputed, which was released to the masses on Tuesday, September 11.

In an interview, DMX goes off on YMCMB rapper Drake for not including the producers that Aaliyah worked with while she was alive on her upcoming posthumous album, which Drake is executive producing alongside producer Noah “40″ Shebib.

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Rappers Pitbull, Flo Rida To Host 5,000 Fans During Private Performance In The Bahamas

Rappers Pitbull and Flo Rida have been announced as headlining acts for the Bud Light Port Paradise Music Festival, which will take place in November in the Bahamas.

The Miami rappers will hit the stage along with artists like Far East Movement, Young the Giant, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS and Brad Paisley.

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Webbie Addresses Murder and Violence at Shows in Chicago and Alabama

Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper Webbie has addressed allegations that stem from concerts in Chicago and Alabama that turned violent.

Addressing the events in his vlog series, A Savage Life Episode 1.1 F*#k No, Webbie denied any involvement in the incidents he was rumored to be involved in.

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