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A$AP Ferg Disses Kendrick Lamar In Hot 97 Freestyle
Added: 21 August 2013 | Read 1206 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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Kanye West To Discuss Kim Kardashian, North West On Kris Jenner's Talk Show
Added: 21 August 2013 | Read 456 times

Kanye West made an appearance on Kris Jenner's talk show, "Kris," according to various reports.

West reportedly spoke about living with Jenner, his relationship with Kim Kardashian and their daughter North West, according to an US Weekly source.

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Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre's ''Beats By Dre' Looking To Add New Investor
Added: 21 August 2013 | Read 338 times

Beats Electronics is reportedly in talks with a new investor to purchase a minority stake in the company founded by music executive Jimmy Iovine and Hip Hop producer Dr. Dre (Andre Young).

According to unnamed sources for The Wall Street Journal, Beats wants to expand its brand to include speakers, car audio systems, and the streaming music service Beats Music. The financial investment by a new party would help with the company’s move into other music platforms. The sought after investor still remains unknown.

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50 Cent Joins New 'Hang w' Mobile Video Platform
Added: 21 August 2013 | Read 351 times

Rapper/entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has announced that he has joined the “Hang w/” mobile app platform. The interactive streaming service potentially allows millions of fans around the world to chat with the G-Unit leader in real-time.

The app has already been downloaded 400,000 times and has created over 8 million user sessions including chats with other celebrities Timbaland, Paula Abdul, Jimmy Kimmell, and Terrell Owens.

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Kendrick Lamar Explains Formation And Plans of Black Hippy Supergroup
Added: 19 August 2013 | Read 672 times

In 1993, Wu-Tang Clan released their debut album Enter The 36 Chambers which subsequently spawned volumes of solo albums from its group members. 20 years later and emerging Hip Hop powerhouse Top Dawg Entertainment is prepping the release of their second studio album, Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron, since signing with Interscope Records.

The label’s current spokesperson, soft spoken but lyrically abrasive Kendrick Lamar spoke with Guerilla Union about the history of Top Dawg Entertainment’s best kept secret, Black Hippy.

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Nas Comments On Kendrick Lamar's 'King of New York' Claim
Added: 18 August 2013 | Read 1628 times

Without question, Nas is one of the rappers that Kendrick Lamar looks up to, but now the Queensbridge, New York legend has commented on Compton upstart’s claim to be “The King of New York.”

Nas spoke to Ms. Info of Hot 97 at a Hennessy party and talked about the controversy.

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Lil Wayne and Jay Z Confirmed To Be On Drake's New Album
Added: 18 August 2013 | Read 535 times

Drake’s follow-up to his multi-platinum, Grammy award winning sophomore album Take Care is beginning to take shape. Rolling Stone previewed the rapper’s album and notes that both Jay Z and Lil Wayne will make appearances Nothing Was The Same.

The official tracklist is still unknown, however the Rolling Stone confirmed the name of a song entitled “Connect” which is said to be a tear jerker. “That one hits you in the heart,” Drake says of the record. “It’s painful and beautiful at the same time."

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Papoose Says Kendrick Lamar Is A 'Joke,' Disses Kanye West, Drake & Big Sean
Added: 17 August 2013 | Read 1611 times

Papoose is the latest rapper to release a diss song in response to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control."

Pap begins the track by acknowledging Kendrick Lamar's assistance earlier this year when K. Dot and TDE allowed Papoose to perform at Summer Jam after his set.

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Lil Wayne Says Dedication 5 Mixtape Coming In About 10 Days
Added: 17 August 2013 | Read 612 times

Lil Wayne fans may only have to wait another ten days for the next installment of his Dedication mixtape series. The Young money leader took to Twitter to respond to a follower who is anticipating the release of the project.

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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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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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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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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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