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DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre To Co-Executive Produce Game's 'F.I.V.E.'
Added: 16 April 2012 | Read 585 times

DJ Khaled is slated to join Cool & Dre as co-executive producers on Game’s upcoming fifth album F.I.V.E.

Breaking the news on Twitter, the production team confirmed that Khaled will have a hand in the project. “Just got off the jack with @thegame and I’m proud to announce @djkhaled will be joining forces with us on FIVE! Oh it’s a problem now!” they wrote.

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Nicki Minaj Deletes Her Twitter Account
Added: 16 April 2012 | Read 512 times

In an unexpected turn of events, Nicki Minaj has deleted her Twitter account that has over 11 million followers.

Making the move after a fan site leaked her music, Minaj took to Twitter to discuss her displeasure with the fan site in what are likely her last Tweets.

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The Dogg Pound Readies Mixtape Series 'D.P.G.C.ology' With DJ Nik Bean
Added: 15 April 2012 | Read 667 times

Daz and Kurupt of The Dogg Pound are teaming up with Los Angeles’ DJ Nik Bean to release a new series of mixtapes called D.P.G.C.’ology. The collective have decided to drop the first project on April 20 (4/20) at exactly 4:20 pm EST.

“This is what me and Daz live for – music – forever and a day,” said Kurupt about the new series. “I’m excited to be a part of this new mixtape series. I’ve always had a great rapport with Daz and Kurupt and I look forward to many more successful projects,” added DJ Nik Bean.

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Man Breaks Into Diddy's Mansion Eats, Drinks; Wears Mogul's Clothes
Added: 13 April 2012 | Read 734 times

A man by the name of Quamine Taylor was arrested on April 1 at Sean “Diddy” Combs’ home in the Hamptons, after breaking into the mansion to enjoy the luxuries of Diddy’s lifestyle.

According to the New York Post Taylor accessed Diddy’s home by sneaking through an unlocked basement door and secretly enjoyed the mansion for nearly 24 hours.

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President Obama Says Kanye Still A 'Jackass'
Added: 13 April 2012 | Read 804 times

President Barack Obama recently shared his opinion on his taste in Hip-Hop music and had some unflattering words for Kanye West.

President Obama was attending a fundraiser at Daniel, an upscale gourmet restaurant on Park Ave. in Manhattan, when a reporter for The Atlantic quizzed him on his Hip-Hop tastes.

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Lil Wayne Announces Album Of 'Love Songs' Titled 'Devol'
Added: 13 April 2012 | Read 476 times

Despite having two new albums already in the cards for 2012, Lil Wayne recently revealed to Amanda Diva of MTV’s new show “Hip-Hop POV” that he had recorded a full album of “love songs” while he served time for a prison sentence in 2010 at Rikers Island. ”I was recording an album at the same time called ‘Devol,’ spelled D-E-V-O-L, ’cause that’s ‘love’ spelled backwards.

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Common Throwing Opening Pitch for Chicago White Sox Hosting Annual Gala for Urban Youth
Added: 13 April 2012 | Read 839 times

South Side Chicago rapper, actor and philanthropist, Common, has a big weekend planned. The rapper will throw the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox home opener at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday.

But the highlight of the rapper’s weekend will be later that evening, when Common hosts his yearly charity gala at the Ritz Carlton, in Chicago.

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Mac Miller Leaves 2011 In Rearview As He Preps Three New Projects For 2012
Added: 13 April 2012 | Read 205 times

Debuting at #1 on the charts last fall was no small feat for Mac Miller and his independently released debut album, Blue Slide Park, which dropped via Rostrum Records.

Mac Miller entered the record books for being the first independent artist since Tha Dogg Pound to debut at #1 in over a decade and this year, he’s planning to top himself with the release of not one, not two, but three full-length projects for his fans.

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Legendary Rapper Q-Tip Signs To Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music
Added: 11 April 2012 | Read 838 times

Legendary rapper Q-Tip has inked a deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint and will release his fourth solo album titled The Last Zulu.

Kanye and Q-Tip already have a working relationship, as Q-Tip produced tracks on West’s last album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Watch the Throne with Jay-Z.

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Wiz Khalifa 'O.N.I.F.C.' Release Date
Added: 11 April 2012 | Read 426 times

Wiz Khalifa has revealed that his sophomore album O.N.I.F.C. (Only Nigga In First Class) is set for release on August 28th.

According to 96.1 Kiss (via Complex), Wiz will follow his debut Rolling Papers with a late summer release. In anticipation of the LP, he will premiere his new single “Work Hard,” produced by pop masterminds Benny Blanco and Stargate, on Monday, April 23rd around 7 p.m. on 96.1.

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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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