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G.O.O.D. music Releases Tracklist and Artwork for Forthcoming 'Cruel Summer' Album
Added: 02 September 2012 | Read 767 times

G.O.O.D music’s tracklist for Cruel Summer has finally been revealed on Tower record’s and HMV Japan’s websites. Besides features from the current roster of artist at G.O.O.D music, the 12-track album also features some frequent collaborators like Jay-Z and DJ Khaled, as well as some new but veteran collaborators like R. Kelly and Ma$e.

The album, which will be released September 18, has been shrouded in secrecy by G.O.O.D music leader Kanye West, according various artists on the label, including rapper Pusha T and in-house producer Hit-boy.

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Lupe Fiasco Releases Tracklist and Blacks Out Album Cover for New Album 'Food and Liquor 2'
Added: 31 August 2012 | Read 433 times

Lupe Fiasco, has released the tracklist and blacked out on his album art for his new album, Food and Liquor 2: Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, due in stores and on Amazon on September 25. The album cover is pitch black with no title except a mandatory “parental advisory explicit content” label.

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Chris Lighty Dead
Added: 31 August 2012 | Read 562 times

Chris Lighty is dead, according to multiple sources.

The Hip-Hop manager, who managed artists like 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, Diggy Simmons and numerous others.

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Max B Prison Sentence Upheld Parole Set for 2042
Added: 31 August 2012 | Read 697 times

A New Jersey court has upheld the conviction of Harlem rapper Max B.

The state appeals hearing upheld the conviction stemming from Max B’s role in a Fort Lee hotel murder.

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B.o.B. Releases Mobile Game 'B.o.B's Strange Clouds: The Game'
Added: 30 August 2012 | Read 598 times

B.o.B. has released his new mobile game B.o.B.'s Strange Clouds: The Game, created by Atlantic Records and GLOW Interactive for iPhone, iPad and iTouch.

The game, which is currently available in the App Store today, "takes users on a journey with B.o.B as he travels through space, learning the secrets of a new alien race," according to a press release. Players earn fuel for their "rocket ships while slicing shapes out of strange clouds." Gamers earn more fuel depending on how fast and accurate the shapes are carved, pushing the rapper higher into space.

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Police Urge The Cancellation of DMX Show In New England Over Concerns Of Violence
Added: 30 August 2012 | Read 377 times

A concert featuring superstar rapper DMX has been canceled at the urging of police in New England, over concerns of violence.

DMX was supposed to hit the stage at Whites of Westport on September 7, but a number of incidents in the area moved police to urge Whites, as well as the local promoter Hurricane Promotions, to cancel the concert.

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Jim Jones To Star In and Executive Produce 'Vampire Life: The Movie'
Added: 29 August 2012 | Read 368 times

Jim Jones is set to star in a leading role and executive produce the soundtrack for the film Vampire Life: The Movie. The Dipset Capo has partnered with CMG Entertainment in a multi-million dollar deal to produce and distribute the film, which will be released in December of this year.

Inspired by Jones’ Vamp Life movement, the film is described to be an action film with a similarity to the 2002 movie State Property, according to Brandi Hunter of MediaHunter Public Relations.

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Kendrick Lamar Describes His Family Life, Parents Influence On Music
Added: 29 August 2012 | Read 454 times

Much has been made of Kendrick Lamar's upbringing in California's notorious city Compton. Now, in a recent interview with VEVO and McDonald's, the Black Hippy rapper explains how his family anchored his music and life in the CPT.

K. Dot explained that not only did his parents raise him on a variety of Hip Hop and R&B acts, but they also instructed him to maintain a positive and socially conscious outlook. He said that it's because of them that he's been able to make the kind of music he now makes and preach his message.

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Meek Mill Shows Off His Acting Chops on Upcoming BET Film 'Streets'
Added: 28 August 2012 | Read 724 times

This Tuesday (August 28 at 10PM), Maybach Music Group recording artist Meek Mill makes his BET Network movie debut in Streets. Meek, who plays himself in the film, stars alongside Nafeesa Williams (Nicole Gordon) and Marvin Warner (Michael Butler).

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Jim Jones Headlining 'Push For Peace' Concert
Added: 26 August 2012 | Read 536 times

Rapper Jim Jones will join Hot 97 community activist/radio personality Lisa Evers for the third “Push for Peace” concert tomorrow (August 25). The third “Push for Peace” concert will take place in Harlem, for the first time.

The goal of the concert is to empower young people, in addition to developing conflict resolution skills as an alternative to violence.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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