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BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 Cypher Part 3
Added: 12 October 2011 | Read 808 times

The second BET Hip Hop Awards cypher features Reek Da Villain, 2 Chainz, Busta Rhymes & Ludacris.

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BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 Cypher Part 2
Added: 12 October 2011 | Read 721 times

DMX and Swizz Beatz run through some of DMX’s classic records like ‘Ruff Ryders Anthem’, ‘Party Up’ and more at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards.

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Marlo Mike Trail Delayed Lil Boosie's Mom Denies Cousin Brought Gun To School
Added: 12 October 2011 | Read 873 times

The trial for a man accused of murdering man on behalf of rapper Lil Boosie was delayed earlier this week.

Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding is accused of murdering six men, including rapper Christopher “Nussie” Jackson.

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BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 Cypher Part 1
Added: 12 October 2011 | Read 954 times

Cypher: Yelawolf + Slaughterhouse + Shady = Boom! Yela speed raps, Joe Budden sabotages the throne, Crooked I mean mugs his way through his set, Joell Ortiz gets on through affirmative action, Royce Da 5’9” hollas at Rihanna and Eminem, well, is Eminen. Fiyah!

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Game Reveals Dates For "The R.E.D. Album Tour"
Added: 11 October 2011 | Read 384 times

Compton rapper Game has announced U.S. tour dates for his upcoming “The R.E.D. Album Tour,” which will touch down in 24 cities over the course of the next two months.

The tour will kick off at its first stop on October 4 in San Diego, CA at 4th & B, and wrap up on November 17 in the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas. Check out a full list of tour dates below.

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Lil Wayne Gives 30 Min Long PSA, Releases New Young Money Discover Card
Added: 11 October 2011 | Read 385 times

New Orleans bred/Miami-based rapper Lil’ Wayne recently took the time to give a public service announcement to his fans and most importantly, those who have followed his career over the years.

In a 30-minute video that includes a tour around his Miami home, Wayne pays tribute to the late Steve Jobs and then covers an assortment of topics.

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Talib Kweli Explains Joining Protesters At Occupy Wall Street
Added: 10 October 2011 | Read 207 times

Last week, Talib Kweli appeared at the Occupy Wall Street protest, performing a new song "Distraction" and Black Star's "Thieves in the Night."

Speaking with NYDN, Kwe explained why he ventured down to the Financial District in New York City, New York, stating that he was taken by the movement.

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Yelawolf Announces November 21st Release For Debut Album 'Radioactive'
Added: 10 October 2011 | Read 265 times

Shady Records artist Yelawolf has announced a final November 21st release date for his debut album Radioactive. The album, which was initially set to hit shelves on September 27th and later pushed back to October 24th, will be released on Ghet-O-Vision, Shady Records, and Interscope Records.

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50 Cent Stars In 'The Pursuit'; Signs Director Jesse Terrero To Three Picture Deal
Added: 10 October 2011 | Read 295 times

Rap star 50 Cent will star in a new action thriller movie titled “The Pursuit,” which will be directed by Jesse Terrero, who has also signed a three-picture deal with the rapper’s Cheetah Vision Films and Emmett/Furla Films.

The movie centers around a cop and a criminal, who are teamed together by accident in pursuit of a bank robber who has crossed both men.

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Drake's 'Take Care' Album Pushed Back To November 15th
Added: 09 October 2011 | Read 357 times

In order to give fans the experience he knows "Take Care" is capable of, Drake has decided to push back his sophomore album to Nov. 15, originally slated to hit shelves on his birthday (Oct. 24). Earlier today (Oct. 8), Drizzy Drake took to his site, October's Very Own, to inform his fans that he decided to push back "Take Care" in order to include three samples he's currently waiting on.

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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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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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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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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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Curren$y Signs To Asylum/Warner Bros

Former Young Money rapper Curren$y has found a new major label home with Asylum/Warner Bros. The New Orleans native was once signed to imprints from Lil' Wayne, Master P and C-Murder before his current recording home, but eventual fared best as an indie sensation.

In 2009, his career truly saw a resurgence with  the release of This Ain’t No Mixtape and Jet Files through Amalgam Digital.

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Hip Hop Album Sales The Week Ending 8/1/2010

Eminem's Recovery finally let go of #1 - to Avenged Sevenfold.

Rick Ross was close behind, however with almost 63,000 units moved of Teflon Don. The Def Jam rapper's fourth official album features work from veterans such as No I.D., DJ Clark Kent and Cee-Lo. Drake's Thank Me Later fell to #5, as Justin Bieber joined the party at #4, climbing from #6 last week.

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Game Disses Rampage Jackson Over A-Team Role

As fans of The A-Team gear up for the movie’s debut tonight, Compton rapper Game expressed his frustration with the director’s choice of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as the iconic figure "B.A. Baracus."

The Game was one of several rappers who expressed serious interest in playing the role of “B.A. Baracus,” the character made famous by Mr. T

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Nicki Minaj Sued Over Rented Pink Lambo

Nicki Minaj has been hit with a lawsuit over a pink Lamborghini featured in the video for her latest single “Massive Attack.”

Nicki Minaj rented the Lambo from Hollywood Exotic Car Rental at the cost of $1,750 per day, to include the 2008 luxury vehicle in her video.

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50 Cent Sued Over 2009 Attack Over Oral Sex At Mansion

A woman that was assaulted and beaten at 50 Cent's mansion has filed a lawsuit against the rapper and G–Unit Records.

Vasti Ortiz filed the lawsuit in Superior Court of Hartford, Connecticut against G-Unit Films and Television and Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent.

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Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Help Students Excel At School

Rapper Rick Ross will use his star power to support at risk youth during the 3rd Annual Rick Ross Be Out Day this week.

The rapper’s Rick Ross Charities will host the event with the City of North Miami Office of the City Clerk, Alix Desulme.

Desulme, The Children’s Trust, The Urban League of Greater Miami and Ross will present the rapper’s annual back to school initiative.

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