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Nas Finally Addresses The January Kidnapping Of A Concert Promoter In Angola
Added: 30 March 2012 | Read 622 times

Queens rapper Nas remained relatively quiet when it came to speaking on the kidnapping of a concert promoter in Angola at the top of the year, but the rapper finally broke his silence on today’s (March 28) episode of “Rap Fix Live.”

The New Jersey promoter (Patrick Allocco) and his son were kidnapped by another promoter (Henrique "Riquhino" Miguel) involved in the event after Nas was a no-show at a New Year’s Eve gig he was scheduled to appear at.

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50 Cent Announces Gangsta Grillz Mixtape 'The Lost Tape' With DJ Drama
Added: 30 March 2012 | Read 353 times

50 Cent has announced the release of his upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape The Lost Tape with DJ Drama.

The G-Unit honcho, often credited for popularizing mixtapes on a mainstream level in the early ‘00s, is yet to release a project with DJ Drama. He last released The Big 10 in December 2011, and prior to that, dropped Forever King in July 2009.

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Dispute Over DMX Tour Continues Booking Agency Replies To Manager's Comments
Added: 30 March 2012 | Read 242 times

A representative for a Miami-based company that is suing rapper DMX has replied to a statement his managers made regarding a failed tour of Germany.

DMX was supposed to tour Germany in April, but was forced to postpone the “DMX Undisputed Comeback Tour 2012″ due to passport issues.

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Game Speaks On Leaving Interscope Recruits Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Drake For New Mixtape
Added: 30 March 2012 | Read 375 times

Despite recently releasing a visual for The R.E.D. Album track “The City” with Kendrick Lamar, Game is looking ahead to what’s next, specifically parting ways with Interscope Records and releasing a new mixtape, California Republic.

The options for Game are endless according to the Compton MC who spoke on the possibility of aligning himself with an independent label with MTV. “That seems like a really, really good move where I can capitalize off of all the finances being made off of my music for once, but I don’t know. I kinda like having a lot of help, a lot of assistance from a big label. I don’t know, maybe we’ll have a meeting about a lot of money or I’ll be talking to my conscience.”

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Rick Ross Wins Court Battle Against 'Freeway Rick Ross'
Added: 30 March 2012 | Read 537 times

Rapper Rick Ross has emerged victorious in his battle with former drug baron “Freeway” Ricky Ross, over the usage of his name.

According to TMZ, an L.A. County Superior Court judge dismissed the lawsuit, making it the second time Freeway Rick has lost in court against the rapper.

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IRS Seeks To Garnish Nas Publishing Income
Added: 26 March 2012 | Read 378 times

Nas financial battle with the Internal Revenue Service continues, over a $6 million delinquent tax bill.

According to TMZ, the IRS recently filed court documents seeking to garnish Nas’ earnings from his publishing companies.

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Lupe Fiasco Says No More Mixtapes, 'Food & Liquor 2' Is Done & Could Be A Double Album
Added: 26 March 2012 | Read 295 times

During a performance in Portland, Oregon, Lupe Fiasco made two major announcements in the middle of his set.

"We got a long, illustrious career on the mixtape circuit, right?" said Lupe. "Some pretty groundbreaking things on those mixtapes, right?"

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Kendrick Lamar Interviews With Nardwuar, Discusses Tech N9ne, Big Daddy Kane
Added: 25 March 2012 | Read 396 times

Nardwuar the Human Serviette struck again, as the famous interviewer astounded Kendrick Lamar at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas.

During the interview, Nardwuar asked whether Tech N9ne, with whom Kendrick later did a BET Cypher, connected Kendrick with another Compton native, Dr. Dre.

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Pitbull Pens 'Men in Black 3' Theme Song
Added: 23 March 2012 | Read 754 times

Pitbull has landed the theme song for this summer’s sure to be box-office hit Men in Black 3, which lands in theaters May 25th.

“It’s an incredible honor to be a part of such an amazing franchise as Men in Black and I have so much respect for Will Smith, especially with our similar musical backgrounds,” Pitbull said.

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DMX Sued For $750,000 Following Botched Comeback Tour
Added: 23 March 2012 | Read 542 times

DMX has been sued for almost $750,000 by a booking agency over a botched international comeback tour.

According to TMZ, a company named Heavy Rotation filed a suit against X in New York City, New York, stating that it had an exclusive yearlong deal with the rapper to book him international tour dates. But after he encountered several legal troubles, including child support squabbles and a traffic violation, a lien was placed on his passport, preventing him from leaving the country.

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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

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Ja Rule Says 50 Cent Beef Was Unfair

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Diggy Simmons Headlines 'Scream Tour: NXG'

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DMX Calls Plies One Of The Worst Rappers During Radio Interview

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Mr. Cheeks Signs With Stephen Marley's Label; Drops New Single 'Havin Fun'

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Rapper Lil Wayne, Young Money, Cash Money Sued For $15 Million Over "BedRock"

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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.

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