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Ja Rule Launches Remix Contest For 'Parachute' Single Today
Added: 27 January 2012 | Read 607 times

Ja Rule, who is currently serving a 20-month sentence in prison for weapons possession, is launching a “remix” contest for his new single “Parachute” today (January 27) on Facebook.

The contest’s winner will be featured on the digital release of Ja’s upcoming album, Pain Is Love 2, which is currently set for release on February 28.

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Snoop Dogg Shares Thoughts with Kris Humphries, Calls Kim Kardashian 'Cold-Blooded'
Added: 27 January 2012 | Read 543 times

Snoop Dogg has rarely been one to hold his tongue when addressing issues. And the topic of Kim Kardashian is no exception, as the West Coast rap veteran dispensed his own advice to the reality star’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Kris Humphries, in a new web video.

Appearing onscreen in a segment called “Nemo’s Advice,” Snoop Dogg recalled Kardashian’s past relationships with NFL star Reggie Bush and R&B vocalist Ray J, as he argued in favor of Humphries who he believes should have avoided marrying Kardashian.

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Jazz Legend, Rap Collaborator Miles Davis Honored With USPS-Issued Stamp
Added: 27 January 2012 | Read 539 times

Legendary jazz musician Miles Davis will be on the receiving end of a new honor, with the U.S. Postal Service recognizing him with his own stamp.

As part of a joint issue with the U.S. and the French postal service, La Poste, stamps honoring Davis and French singer Edith Piaf will be issued in 2012. Davis’ latest achievement comes more than 20 years after his death on September 28, 1991, in Santa Monica, Ca.

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DJ Khaled and Rev Run Set to Participate in BMI'S 'How I Wrote That Song' Panel
Added: 27 January 2012 | Read 316 times

BMI is bringing the best of the best together for the their annual pre-Grammy weekend event, “How I Wrote That Song.”

The panel discussion is set to take place on February 11th and will give winners and nominees an opportunity to discuss songwriting and writing hit songs.

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Flo Rida, Shaq H eadline Cartoon Network's Hall Of Game Awards
Added: 27 January 2012 | Read 484 times

Rapper Flo Rida and retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal are headliners of Cartoon Network’s Second Annual Hall of Game Awards.

Shaquille O’Neal will host the event, while Flo Rida will perform his latest hit single “Good Feeling” during the awards, which allows viewers to vote and honor their favorite sports stars and sports moments of the year.

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Slaughterhouse Announces Sophomore Album Title and 2012 Tour Dates
Added: 26 January 2012 | Read 1182 times

The Slaughterhouse regime, which includes rappers Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, and Royce Da 5’9″, have officially released the title for the group’s sophomore album, their first on Shady Records.

Slaughterhouse’s welcome to: Our House will hit store shelves on May 15, with a national tour to precede the album’s release.

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DMX Rushed To Hospital With Food Poisoning
Added: 26 January 2012 | Read 357 times

Hip-Hop star DMX was rushed to the hospital with food poisoning last night (January 25).

TMZ reports that the rapper boarding a plane from Miami, en route to Charlotte, North Carolina, last night and became violently ill.

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Ski Beatz Reveals Artwork and Tracklist For New '24 Hour Karate School' Album
Added: 26 January 2012 | Read 339 times

Less than a week after announcing an upcoming collaboration LP with Freddie Gibbs, producer Ski Beatz has revealed the artwork and tracklist for his new album, 24 Hour Karate School: Twilight.

The new entry in Ski’s 24 Hour Karate School series boasts 11 tracks featuring the likes of Ski’s frequent collaborators like Curren$y, Stalley, Mikey Rocks, Trademark Da Skydiver, Smoke DZA, Tabi Bonney, Murs, Mac Miller, Nicole Wray, and more!

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Drake and Outasight Tapped to Perform at 2012 NHL All-Star Game
Added: 26 January 2012 | Read 595 times

Toronto native Drake will perform at this year’s 2012 NHL All-Star Game, slated for Ottawa, Ontario, on this Sunday, January 29, according to an announcement made today (January 25). Joining Drake will be New York’s Outasight, as well as singer Javier Colon, who recently was crowned champion on NBC’s first season of The Voice.

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Obie Trice Reveals Tracklist, Art, And Release Date For Third Album, 'Bottoms Up'
Added: 25 January 2012 | Read 575 times

The third studio album from Detroit rapper and former Shady Records artist, Obie Trice, has officially gotten a tracklist.

Bottoms Up will be released through Obie’s’ own independent music label, Black Market Entertainment.

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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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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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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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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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