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Police Say Game Not A Suspect In RoseMo Murder
Added: 05 November 2011 | Read 497 times

The hip-hop world is buzzing with theories over who may have murdered a man who allegedly assaulted Compton, California rapper Game, but investigators say he is not a suspect.

Jomo Adoula Zambia aka “RoseMo,” was shot and killed in Inglewood on Wednesday (November 3).

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First Ever Beats by Dr. Dre Store Opens In New York
Added: 04 November 2011 | Read 568 times

Dr. Dre’s Beats by Dre has landed in Lower Manhattan, opening what is the first ever Beats by Dr. Dre store.

The store opened last night on 67 Greene Street, with several major industry players were in attendance including, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Will.i.am and Luke Wood.

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Nipsey Hussle Breaks Down The Concept Of 'The Marathon Continues'
Added: 04 November 2011 | Read 501 times

Nipsey Hussle will be Performing live November 4th 2011 at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, Ca On Sunset Strip. Show Starts @ 9.00 pm.

He Breaks down the concept and theme of his new mixtape "The Marathon Continues". The inspiration Behind of Track 2# with Steve Jobs. How His Life/Death Impact Nipsey Hussle.

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Positive Projections for Wale's 'Ambition' Sale
Added: 03 November 2011 | Read 372 times

Despite only being released yesterday, Wale’s sophomore album, Ambition, is projected to move 170-190k units in its first week (via Hits Daily Double).

Wale’s debut album, Attention Deficit, sold a disappointing 28,000 copies in its first week two years ago. So if these projections hold true, this will be a huge step up for Wale.

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Lil Wayne Collaborating with Bollywood Artist Himesh Reshammiya
Added: 03 November 2011 | Read 477 times

Lil Wayne is reinventing himself again and establishing his world wide brand, through a new collaboration with Bollywood star Himesh Reshammiya.

“Yes, Lil Wayne and I are collaboration,” Himesh told Sify.com. “He has already recorded a remix track with Romanian musician Edward Maya.”

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Wale Surprises Students Who Earned Good Grades
Added: 03 November 2011 | Read 355 times

Washington, DC rapper Wale surprised high school students yesterday (November 1) in Prince Georges County, Maryland.

The rapper’s appearance at Central High School was meant to encourage and inspire over 400 students, who were rewarded for their positive behavior, good grades and perfect attendance.

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Rare Eminem Footage Featured In Detroit Hip-Hop Documentary
Added: 03 November 2011 | Read 632 times

Rare footage of rapper Eminem will be featured in a new documentary titled “The Untold Story of Detroit Hip-Hop,” which is nearing completion, according to the documentary’s director.

The documentary is being produced and directed by Brian “Champtown” Harmon, a fixture on the Detroit hip-hop scene, who helped or worked with several of the industry’s biggest stars in the early days of their careers, including Eminem, Proof, Insane Clown Posse, Kid Rock and others.

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Lil Scrappy Lands New Deal
Added: 02 November 2011 | Read 347 times

Atlanta rapper Lil’ Scrappy has inked a new deal to release his upcoming album The Grustle.

According to reps for Lil Scrappy, the rapper has partnered his G-Sup label with a company named S–Line, which is owned by his manager, Kevin Clark.

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Kid Cudi Releases Intense Short Film for 'Maniac'
Added: 02 November 2011 | Read 269 times

Rapper, singer, and actor Scott 'Kid Cudi” Mescudi released a short film for his Man On the Moon II track, 'Maniac.” The film, released appropriately on Halloween, documents 'two serial killers,” played by Cudi and Chris 'Cage” Palko in French mode, and 'their exploits;” however, it does not actually feature music from the song itself. Instead, the film features a score created by Kid Cudi and frequent collaborator Dot Da Genius, along with direction by Shia Lebeouf, who has starred in all three Transformers films.

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Akon Signs Gospel Rapper Mali Music to Konvict Muzik
Added: 02 November 2011 | Read 491 times

Though Akon hasn’t been present on the mic or released an album since his 2008 effort Freedom, the Senegalese-American artist/producer remains relevant behind the scenes as he adds gospel rapper Mail Music to his Konvict Muzik imprint.

“He’s a mogul,” Mali Music states, as he gives Konvict Muzik CEO Akon praise. “He’s done so much and it’s just a blessing that he was affected and impacted by the ministry and by the songs.”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Curren$y Signs To Asylum/Warner Bros

Former Young Money rapper Curren$y has found a new major label home with Asylum/Warner Bros. The New Orleans native was once signed to imprints from Lil' Wayne, Master P and C-Murder before his current recording home, but eventual fared best as an indie sensation.

In 2009, his career truly saw a resurgence with  the release of This Ain’t No Mixtape and Jet Files through Amalgam Digital.

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Hip Hop Album Sales The Week Ending 8/1/2010

Eminem's Recovery finally let go of #1 - to Avenged Sevenfold.

Rick Ross was close behind, however with almost 63,000 units moved of Teflon Don. The Def Jam rapper's fourth official album features work from veterans such as No I.D., DJ Clark Kent and Cee-Lo. Drake's Thank Me Later fell to #5, as Justin Bieber joined the party at #4, climbing from #6 last week.

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Game Disses Rampage Jackson Over A-Team Role

As fans of The A-Team gear up for the movie’s debut tonight, Compton rapper Game expressed his frustration with the director’s choice of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as the iconic figure "B.A. Baracus."

The Game was one of several rappers who expressed serious interest in playing the role of “B.A. Baracus,” the character made famous by Mr. T

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Nicki Minaj Sued Over Rented Pink Lambo

Nicki Minaj has been hit with a lawsuit over a pink Lamborghini featured in the video for her latest single “Massive Attack.”

Nicki Minaj rented the Lambo from Hollywood Exotic Car Rental at the cost of $1,750 per day, to include the 2008 luxury vehicle in her video.

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50 Cent Sued Over 2009 Attack Over Oral Sex At Mansion

A woman that was assaulted and beaten at 50 Cent's mansion has filed a lawsuit against the rapper and G–Unit Records.

Vasti Ortiz filed the lawsuit in Superior Court of Hartford, Connecticut against G-Unit Films and Television and Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent.

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Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Help Students Excel At School

Rapper Rick Ross will use his star power to support at risk youth during the 3rd Annual Rick Ross Be Out Day this week.

The rapper’s Rick Ross Charities will host the event with the City of North Miami Office of the City Clerk, Alix Desulme.

Desulme, The Children’s Trust, The Urban League of Greater Miami and Ross will present the rapper’s annual back to school initiative.

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