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Jay-Z's Rocawear Lays Off 28 Employees
Added: 19 January 2012 | Read 348 times

According to reports, 28 employees have been laid off from Jay-Z's Rocawear offices in New York City.

That number equals half of the total staff in Rocawear's Manhattan office. The layoffs reportedly took place on January 6 and were due to "economic" problems.

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Tyga Accused of Inciting 1,200 Person Riot
Added: 18 January 2012 | Read 1225 times

YMCMB rapper Tyga is accused of inciting a riot when he was a no show for his January 6th concert in San Diego.

According to TMZ, despite numerous attempts to locate the rapper, Tyga was unable to be reached and was an eventual no-show to his San Diego, CA performance at the World Beat Center earlier this month.

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Kid Cudi Delays Release Of His Rock-Inspired Album 'WZRD' To February
Added: 18 January 2012 | Read 344 times

Kid Cudi and producing partner Dot Da Genius have announced the delay of their upcoming, rock-inspired album, WZRD.

The album was originally set for release on January 30 -  the same day as Cudi’s birthday – but will now be hitting retailers on February 28.

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Odd Future Announce New Album And Tour In March
Added: 18 January 2012 | Read 997 times

Odd Future continue to prove that their year of success in 2011 was no fluke, with the announcement of their new compilation album, The OF Tape Vol. 2, as well an upcoming tour for 2012.

The album, to be released on Odd Future Records, is set to drop on March 20 and will feature new music from all members of the Odd Future camp including: Tyler, the Creator, Leftbrain, Frank Ocean, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, The Internet, Mike G, and Syd the Kyd.

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Jay Electronica And Frank Ocean Recording For G.O.O.D Music Compilation
Added: 18 January 2012 | Read 362 times

The upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation may be one of the most anticipated albums of 2012.

In addition to head honcho Kanye West, G.O.O.D. Music artists Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, and Mr. Hudson have all recorded for the new album, and a majority of them are currently in London working on the project.

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Papoose Talks Going Independent & Drake Vs. Common
Added: 17 January 2012 | Read 658 times

In a recent interview with Kevin W. Reese on Hot 93.7, Papoose discussed the benefits of going the independent route.

"A record label's not stopping you from paying for your own studio time...pressing up your own CD, and selling it to the people," explained Pap. "The more you do it, the more notoriety you will gain as you go along. You're not gonna start at the top, but eventually, if you keep doing it and be consistent, you'll get there."

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Lil Wayne & Karmaloop Present Trukfit Clothing
Added: 17 January 2012 | Read 285 times

Lil Wayne and Karmaloop have teamed up to distribute the former’s new clothing line Trukfit, which launched last week in New York City, New York.

In a clip lensed by Karmaloop at the party, Weezy presents the line, which will be sold exclusively at Karmaloop.com. Fans will be able to choose from approximately 40 items, including graphic tees, raglans and hats, by late January, and will be able to purchase from 100 items come March.

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Ne-Yo, Sway Calloway To Surprise Students In Seattle
Added: 17 January 2012 | Read 927 times

R&B star Ne-Yo and Hip-Hop personality Sway Calloway will surprise over 500 Seattle middle school students tomorrow (January 18), in Seattle, Washington.

Ne-Yo will serve as principle of the day at Aki Kurose Middle School Academy, where he will also co-teach math classes.

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Birdman Announces New Album With Lil Wayne, Like Father Like Son 2 Tha Last Mob
Added: 16 January 2012 | Read 621 times

The sequel to 2006′s Gold-certified album Like Father, Like Sonis on the way according to Cash Money founder Brian “Baby” Williams.

The announcement came yesterday (January 14) when Birdman tweeted “LikeFather LikeSon 2 Tha Last MOB.YMCMB.”

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Beats By Dre Splits From Monster Cable Products
Added: 13 January 2012 | Read 680 times

After striking success over the past few years, Beats By Dre is splitting from Monster Cable Products when its five-year contract expires at the end of 2012.

According to Business Week, Beats, which held a 53 percent stake of the $1 billion annual headphone market in 2011, has decided to terminate its partnership with the electronics brand. While each company says that there is no animosity, the publication reports that there was ill will over financial terms, “with divergent views on which side deserves the most credit for the line’s success and Beats balking at its share of the revenue.”

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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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