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Maybach Music Group Adds Chi-Town's Rockie Fresh To Growing Roster
Added: 12 July 2012 | Read 465 times

After recent speculation about his involvement and relationship with Maybach Music Group, Chicago’s Rockie Fresh has officially signed with the growing collective housed by Warner Bros. Music and under Rick Ross.

After posting some speculative pictures on Instagram last night, Rick Ross tweeted, “Everyone welcome @RockieFresh to the Maybach Music Group Family!!!”

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Mac Miller Responds To Lord Finesse's $10 Million Lawsuit
Added: 12 July 2012 | Read 605 times

Last night, news broke that Lord Finesse had filed suit against Mac Miller for $10 million after using his "Hip 2 Da Game" instrumental without permission.

Though he says he wasn't supposed to speak on the issue, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rapper took to Twitter earlier this morning to speak out on the suit. During a series of posts, Mac explains that he thought everything was cool with Finesse since they spoke with one another an hour after he heard the record and "cleared the air." He says that when he heard there was an issue, he reached out to Finesse to smooth it over but he was met with silence.

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Game, 40 Glocc Call Cosmic Kev To Discuss Latest Skirmish
Added: 11 July 2012 | Read 849 times

Rappers Game and 40 Glocc called into Philadelphia radio station Power 99FM tonight (July 10), to discuss their recent altercation.

The two rappers were featured on Cosmic Kev’s “Celebrity Tuesdays” segment of his long-running, popular, nightly radio show.

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Kid Cudi Reveals Features For 'indicud' Says He Will Produce 80% Of Album
Added: 11 July 2012 | Read 328 times

At the beginning of June, Kid Cudi announced his third solo studio album indicud, and a week later, he made headlines by announcing it as a “double disc LP” and classified it as his version of Dr. Dre’s Chronic 2001 – in the sense that he would be producing a majority of the album as well.

Today (July 10), Kid Cudi took to Twitter to announce a number of features that the rapper, singer, and now procure has already secured for the album, which is expected to drop before the end of the year.

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50 Cent Says He Has 'Full Support' From Interscope Now
Added: 10 July 2012 | Read 471 times

After releasing his latest mixtape, 50 Cent explained the meaning behind 5. In an interview with MTV, the Queens emcee said he feels good about releasing this free tape for his fans before his actual fifth album Street King Immortal.

He also shared that he feels he now has "full support" from Interscope.

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Jay-Z Announces Two Additional Barclays Center Concerts Tickets On Sale This Friday
Added: 10 July 2012 | Read 256 times

Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center is set to open on September 28 with a high-profile Jay-Z concert, and the center has announced two additional performance dates on September 29 and 30 for the multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-winning rapper and mogul.

“Jay-Z is Brooklyn and is the definitive artist to open Barclays Center,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “We are thrilled that such an iconic world-class entertainer, not to mention a Brooklynite, will take the borough’s biggest stage on three consecutive nights for what will surely be a historic experience for all fans.”

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Kanye West Blasts MediaTakeOut, Says His Music Is 'Perfect'
Added: 10 July 2012 | Read 470 times

During one of two performances this past weekend at Atlantic City, New Jersey's Revel, Kanye West took a break from his show to put MediaTakeOut on blast.

The notoriously outspoken rapper said that the site, which often reports on his personal life, is "fuckin' full of shit" and that they try to make everything negative.

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40 Glocc Comments On Altercation With Game
Added: 10 July 2012 | Read 561 times

Rapper 40 Glocc has commented on an altercation that took place over the weekend between himself and Compton rapper Game.

According to reports, the pair, who are members of rival gangs, ended up at a mansion party together.

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Game & Entourage Reportedly Fight 40 Glocc In Los Angeles, Film Released
Added: 09 July 2012 | Read 1103 times

Compton, California rapper Game and Inland Empire, California's 40 Glocc (a/k/a Big Bad 40) have had the latest altercation in the pair's ongoing beef.

Following an unspecified Los Angeles mansion party early this morning (July 8) Game and approximately 12 other people attacked 40 Glocc, who was allegedly alone at the time. 40 Glocc's account reveals that as both parties were armed, guns were drawn.

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Busta Rhymes Confirms Title Of Upcoming Album, 'Year Of The Dragon'
Added: 09 July 2012 | Read 366 times

Busta Rhymes released his first album, The Coming, in 1996. Sixteen years later, Busta has announced the title of his ninth album.

Taking to Twitter, Busta confirmed Elliott Wilson's statement that Busta's newest album would be titled Year of The Dragon.

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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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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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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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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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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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