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Nas, Action Bronson, T.I., Big K.R.I.T. and More Added To 2012 SXSW Lineup
Added: 24 February 2012 | Read 543 times

With less than three weeks until the 2012 South By Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival kicks off in Austin, Texas, the artists and groups involved continue to grow.

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Flo Rida Signs 16-Year-Old Pop Singer Tyler Medeiros
Added: 23 February 2012 | Read 384 times

Rapper Flo Rida is expanding his record label, International Music Group, with the addition of Canadian pop singer Tyler Medeiros.

Flo Rida inked Tyler Medeiros, 16, to his IMG label, through a joint venture with Canadian-based label CP Records, which is co-owned by rapper Belly.

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Illness Forces Game To Cancel Australian Show
Added: 23 February 2012 | Read 574 times

Compton, California rap star Game was forced to cancel a date on his Australian tour today (February 22), after coming down with a mystery illness.

Game was supposed to perform in Cairns, Australia tonight at the Velvet Underground, as part of a stop on his “Game Red Tour 2012.”

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B.o.B. Drops News Single 'So Good' Jumps to Top 5 on iTunes Songs in 24 Hours
Added: 22 February 2012 | Read 726 times

Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist, B.o.B has released his new single, “So Good,” today via iTunes.

The song is already at #5 on the iTunes charts, less than 24 hours after being released.

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Odd Future Announce Tracklist For 'The O.F. Tape Vol. 2'
Added: 22 February 2012 | Read 865 times

The Odd Future gang has officially revealed the tracklist for their upcoming compilation entitled The O.F. Tape Vol. 2, scheduled for release on March 20.

All members of the OFWGKTA collective are present on the follow-up to 2010′s The Odd Future Tape including Tyler, the Creator, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Frank Ocean, The Internet, Mike G, Syd, Taco, Jasper Dolphin, and The Internet.

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Court Ruling Says Game Owes Greensboro Officers $5 Million
Added: 22 February 2012 | Read 589 times

It seems as if Game’s DVD “Stop Snitching/Stop Lying” is catching up to him, as a North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in favor of five police officers, awarding each $1 million.

The officers claimed their appearance in Game’s DVD was defamation of character. The officers arrested Game just hours before his scheduled performance in Winston-Salem.

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Bang 'Em Smurf Prepares New Mixtape 'Black Listed' Speaks On Young Buck/MMG
Added: 21 February 2012 | Read 657 times

Maybach Music’s Bang ‘Em Smurf is preparing for the release of his upcoming mixtape Black Listed, which is due in stores next month.

The mixtape is 80% finished, as Bang ‘Em Smurf awaits vocal tracks from a few artists within the Maybach Music camp.

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J. Cole Announces 'The Sideline Story Tour'
Added: 21 February 2012 | Read 537 times

J.Cole has announced that he will headline the Campus Consciousness Spring 2012/Sideline Story Tour, in support of his critically acclaimed album Cole World: The Sideline Story.

J.Cole will hit the road with Big K.R.I.T. starting this April.

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Kurupt Confirms Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Working On New Dogg Pound Album
Added: 21 February 2012 | Read 535 times

News regarding DPG's forthcoming project Alumni has started to leak since late last year.

According to Kurupt, the project will be overseen by Dr. Dre and guided by Snoop Dogg as the longtime collaborators will continue their work together. In an interview with Cam Capone, Kurupt also explained what it's like to work with Dre.

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Diddy To Unveil Revolt Music Channel Today
Added: 21 February 2012 | Read 464 times

Hip-Hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs plans to tackle the business world of cable TV with a new channel called Revolt.

Diddy will announce Revolt during a press conference that supposed to take place later today (February 21).

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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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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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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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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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