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Freeway Addresses Coming On Stage At Jay-Z Press Conference In Philadelphia
Added: 11 June 2012 | Read 511 times

Much was made of Freeway's presence on stage as Jay-Z announced via a press conference in Philadelphia that he would take part in a two-day "Made in America" art festival in the city.

"When I out about the whole festival, and Jay was going to be in Philly, I hit him...and he said 'come down,' and that's what happened," said Freeway in an interview on BET's "106 & Park." "Before he went on stage, he tapped me like, 'C'mon,' and I went up there."

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Diddy Closes Atlanta Restaurant Justin's
Added: 11 June 2012 | Read 348 times

Sean “Diddy” Combs has closed his Atlanta restaurant Justin’s, after 14 years of business.

A representative for Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group confirmed the restaurant’s closing to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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Rapper Meek Mill Takes 'Dreamchasers 2' Tour To Europe
Added: 07 June 2012 | Read 513 times

Philly rapper Meek Mill is taking his show overseas, with an upcoming tour of Europe.

Meek will hit the road beginning on July 4 with a stop in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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50 Cent's Cheetah Vision Re-Ups In 10 Film Deal With Lionsgate
Added: 07 June 2012 | Read 533 times

50 Cent’s Cheetah Vision film company and production shingle Emmett/Furla have announced a new 10-film deal with Grindstone/Lionsgate.

50 founded Cheetah Vision in 2009 with Randall Emmett.

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Swizz Beatz Helps Raise $1.5 Million In The Bronx
Added: 07 June 2012 | Read 242 times

Producer Swizz Beatz helped raise millions of dollars Monday night (June 3) at a fundraiser sponsored by Samsung.

Swizz attended the #Hope4Children Gala, which took place at the American Museum of Natural History, which is located in New York.

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Nas Weighs In On Nicki Minaj Summer Jam Controversy, Friendship With Lauryn Hill
Added: 06 June 2012 | Read 577 times

After Nicki Minaj abruptly pulled out of Hot 97’s Summer Jam performance due to Peter Rosenberg’s remarks about “Starships,” Nas stepped up to the plate to fill her time slot and brought out Lauryn Hill during his set.

During an interview with Rap-Up, Esco weighed in on the controversy in the wake of the festival, stating that he’s been there before and that “These things happen.”

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Kendrick Lamar Explains First Linking With Dr. Dre
Added: 06 June 2012 | Read 342 times

Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre have been putting in work together in the studio, most recently releasing the collaborative single “The Recipe.”

During an interview with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, K. Dot explained how he initially linked with the Hip Hop veteran, stating that his buzz caught his attention.

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Kanye West Angrily Tells Fan To 'Chill Out' At Concert In Paris, France
Added: 06 June 2012 | Read 428 times

During Watch the Throne's concert in Paris, France, Kanye West stopped the show. Before going into his "Flashing Lights" solo song, the Chicago emcee asked for music to stop.

He directed his attention towards a fan who was apparently pointing a laser at him. He angrily instructed the fan to stop pointing the laser.

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Prodigy - H.N.I.C. 3 (Album Tracklist)
Added: 05 June 2012 | Read 590 times

Mobb Deep member Prodigy is gearing up for the July 3 release of his new album, H.N.I.C. 3, for which the rapper revealed the cover art and tracklisting of earlier today

H.N.I.C. 3, which is the MC’s third solo studio album, will feature appearances from Willie Taylor of Day 26, Wiz Khalifa, Havoc, Young L, T.I., and more. Production on the album comes from the likes of Alchemist, Beat Butcha, The Columbians, S.C., and Sid Roams.

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Peter Rosenberg Responds to Nicki Minaj Controversy 'Not Sorry'
Added: 05 June 2012 | Read 445 times

After a media firestorm, his name becoming a trending topic, and after Young Money artist Nicki Minaj cancelled her performance at Hot 97′s Summer Jam, Peter Rosenberg has taken the time to speak out about his recent comments on the Summer Jam stage.

In an interview with TMZ, Peter Rosenberg elaborated on his comments made about Nicki’s song “Starships”, while introducing Kendrick Lamar on the Summer Jam stage.

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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

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Young Jeezy Addresses Rick Ross Dis Speculation

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Ja Rule Says 50 Cent Beef Was Unfair

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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'

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DMX Calls Plies One Of The Worst Rappers During Radio Interview

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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.”

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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.

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Young Buck Explains Chapter 13 Filing Alleged 50 Cent Lawsuit

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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.

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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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