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Tupac Foundation To Produce Cutting Edge Concert Series
Added: 17 January 2013 | Read 1111 times

The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) has teamed with Velocity World Media to create and produce a new live experimental concert series, to honor Tupac’s life.

The new concert series, which will celebrate Tupac’s influence on art and culture, will be broadcast live in high-definition to clubs, restaurants and movie theaters around the United States.

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Juelz Santana Promises New Diplomats Song, Possible Album
Added: 16 January 2013 | Read 697 times

Last week, Juelz Santana gave an update on the status of the Diplomats and hinted at the Harlem crew reuniting for a new material. Now, in a recent interview with Fuse, Santana revealed that he, Jim Jones and Cam'ron have a new song in the works.

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Chief Keef Jailed On Probation Violation
Added: 16 January 2013 | Read 875 times

Chicago rap artist Chief Keef was jailed after a judge determined he violated his probation for a previous gun conviction.

The rapper conducted an interview with a Pitchfork Media that showed him holding a rifle at a gun range in New York, an infraction.

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Nas Signs Deal With Hennessy For 'Wild Rabbit' Campaign
Added: 15 January 2013 | Read 628 times

Nas has announced signing a deal with Hennessy for the second year of the company's "Wild Rabbit" campaign.

For the campaign, Nas will perform at a private concert on January 15th at New York City, New York's R Lounge. Hennessy has partnered with Livestream to broadcast the event worldwide and will then make it downloadable on Facebook. Additionally, fans can submit questions to Nas at @HennessyUS during a live Twitter Q&A.

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Machine Gun Kelly Talks Possible Eminem Collaboration, Names Favorite Eminem LP
Added: 14 January 2013 | Read 1349 times

Machine Gun Kelly recently sat down with Montreality to discuss the negative portrayal of DMX in the media as well as his worst injury. During the interview, MGK spoke on the possibility of a collaboration with Eminem, stating that he would want to record something that has a "dark" feel and likened it to his track with DMX.

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Pharrell Williams Files $5 Million Suit Over Qream Liquor Deal
Added: 14 January 2013 | Read 739 times

Pharrell Williams has filed a $5 million suit against Diageo North America for their failed deal on Qream liquor.

Pharrell Williams PW Licensing LLC sued the company for failing to distribute and promote the liquor, which was marketed as a high-end drink for women.

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Kid Cudi Sounds Off on Universal Music Group's Promotion of His Music
Added: 09 January 2013 | Read 639 times

Not one to bite his tongue for anyone, Cleveland, Ohio bred rapper/crooner is sounding off about a lack of promotion via the record label. While Cudi is signed to Universal Republic, the rapper made it very clear that he is not happy with the promotion that he has seen for his new body of work.

“King Wizard 3.4 million views on Vevo, Just What I Am has 4.3 million and my shit is not on regular rotation on radio. Hmmm,” Cudi Tweeted from his account, @ducidni.

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Nas Begins Recording Twelfth Studio Album, Names Favorite Albums Of 2012
Added: 09 January 2013 | Read 889 times

Nas only released his chart-topping eleventh studio album Life is Good in July 2012, but he's already onto the next one. During an interview with AP, Esco said that he's already begun work on the follow-up to Life is Good and that he's in the right state of mind to record it. "Yes. It has started. I must tell you. I can’t stop now. I’m in a great zone," he said.

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DJ Premier Names His Top 20 Albums Of 2012
Added: 08 January 2013 | Read 996 times

DJ Premier has kept his annual tradition alive by releasing a year-end list of his top 20 favorite albums of 2012.

For this year's shortlist, Primo includes a handul of records for which he produced - Vinnie Paz's God of the Serengeti, Bumpy Knuckles' KoleXXXion, Lil Fame & Termanology's Fizzyology - as well as a handful of others. Making the cut are Roc Marciano's Reloaded, Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city, Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't and more.

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Game's Stepfather Claims The Rapper Was A Male Stripper
Added: 08 January 2013 | Read 1087 times

Game's stepfather Hodari Sababu has released a documentary capturing the history of Hip-Hop in Compton, California, where he reveals that the rapper stripped in his club.

In a Pitchfork documentary, Sababu said that he started a male exotic club where Jayceon Taylor stripped "maybe twice." He said that 50 Cent will not let him forget it, and that he has advised him not to get up in arms about his past being unearthed.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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