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Nas Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit Over Botched Angola Concert/Kidnapping
Added: 24 December 2012 | Read 811 times

Nas has been sued by a New Jersey concert promoter, who spent 50 days in custody in Angola, after a botched hip-hop concert that was supposed to feature the rapper.

Patrick Allocco filed the lawsuit against Nas yesterday (December 21), in Manhattan Federal Court.

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Fat Joe Facing Two Years in Jail After Admitting to Evading Taxes on $3.7 Million
Added: 21 December 2012 | Read 1204 times

Bronx bred Latino rapper Fat Joe, born Joseph Cartagena, pleaded guilty to two counts of evading taxes on $3.7 million dollars of income.

The 42-year-old rapper, known for his work with the late Big Pun, Terror Squad and many others, plead guilty in a federal courthouse in New Jersey.

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Judge Grounds Meek Mill, Further Restricts Rapper's Travel
Added: 19 December 2012 | Read 800 times

A Philadelphia judge banned Meek Mill from traveling the entire month, spoiling the rapper’s plans for an international tour, as well as a high-profile network TV appearance.

Lawyers for Meek Mill squared off in Municipal Court yesterday (December 17), over whether or not the rap star would be allowed to tour for the rest of the year.

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Nas To Auction Off Backstage VIP Experience For Charity For New Year's Eve Gig
Added: 19 December 2012 | Read 453 times

Hip-Hop star Nas will give two of his fans the evening of a lifetime, thanks to a new charity auction being hosted by CharityBuzz

Nas has teamed with CharityBuzz.com to auction off the opportunity for a fan and one friend, to hang out with him backstage during his New Year’s Eve show in New York.

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Odd Future Accused Of Beating Fan Onstage
Added: 17 December 2012 | Read 1192 times

Members of rap group Odd Future could be the subject of a lawsuit, after an altercation with a fan during show in San Antonio, Texas.

Members of Odd Future assaulted a 17-year-old named Chassan Rasagi, after he hopped on stage during the group’s performance.

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Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Bases Three Companies In Ireland To Reduce Tax Liability
Added: 14 December 2012 | Read 710 times

Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics has set up shop in Ireland to reduce tax liability through the country's generous corporate tax rate.

According to Irish Examiner, the West Coast veteran has established three separate companies including Beats Electronics Services Ltd and Beats Electronics International Ltd. in Clonakilty, Co Cork. The companies share the same address as O’Mahony Donnelly accountants, who explain how they help international businesses operate in Ireland.

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Pittsburgh Celebrates 'Wiz Khalifa Day' Today
Added: 13 December 2012 | Read 664 times

The city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is celebrating one of their own today (December 12), as today is Wiz Khalifa day in the city.

Yesterday, The Pittsburgh city Council declared today “Wiz Khalifa Day” in honor of the rap stars success.

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T.I. Plays Santa For Children At DMC's Children's Hospital
Added: 13 December 2012 | Read 449 times

Atlanta rap star T.I. made an appearance at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center in Detroit, Michigan, where he spread some holiday cheer for children.

The rapper teamed with Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh and 107.5 personality Big Greg, as part of 107.5 FM’s Hot Toy Box initiative to provide toys and goods for families and patients in the hospital.

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Rick Ross Renews With Diddy's Ciroc Vodka
Added: 13 December 2012 | Read 728 times

Miami Hip-Hop star Rick Ross will close the year on a high note, with a new business deal with Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Ciroc Vodka.

Rick Ross has renewed his deal with Ciroc, which will see the rapper continue his role as an ambassador for the brand.

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Rick Ross Confirms That Maybach Music Group Is Moving To Atlantic Records
Added: 12 December 2012 | Read 664 times

Following chatter of Rick Ross Maybach Music Group possibly moving to Atlantic Records, the label news was confirmed earlier today (December 11) when the full video footage of Ross’ interview with Miami’s 99 Jamz hit the internet.

The MMG head honcho seemed quite confident in his announcement made on-air and even referred to the label change as being “the biggest move of the year.”

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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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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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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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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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