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Jay-Z Dominates First Week Sales, Ciara Distant Second
Added: 16 July 2013 | Read 858 times

Much has been made of Jay-Z’s million albums pre-sold to Samsung, but his first week sales impressive.

Jay pushed 528,208 units of his Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Ciara made a strong showing amid all the #MCGH promotion moving 57,515.

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Chris Brown's Probation Revoked
Added: 16 July 2013 | Read 776 times

Chris Brown’s probation was revoked yesterday after he allegedly hit and left the scene of an accident without sharing proper documentation with the other motorist.

The singer will remain a free man, but if a judge finds he violated his probation, Brown could be sentenced for four years in prison, according to TMZ.

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2 Chainz Says 2013 Is About Him, Regardless Of Who Else Dropped
Added: 16 July 2013 | Read 762 times

2 Chainz is on the road as part of Lil Wayne's "America's Most Wanted" tour with T.I. The Playaz Circle rapper says the tour is remarkable, on many levels.

"It's the most bad-ass tour this year," 2 Chainz says in Lil Wayne's Tour Passport, Episode 6 video. "It's featuring some real, Black fuckin' Rock stars...Every night, expect pure excitement. Expect crowd participation. Expect a party on stage."

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50 Cent Says Interscope Records Changes Have Delayed 'Street King Immortal'
Added: 16 July 2013 | Read 800 times

It has been nearly four years since 50 Cent released a label-backed album. In that time, the Queens, New York superstar and G-Unit Records head was believed to be without a label to begin with. After moving his own label to EMI Distribution in 2010, the multi-platinum star was believed to be free of Shady/Interscope Records, where he released four solo albums dating back to 2003.

Speaking about the album believed to be titled Street King Immortal, 50 Cent recently explained his delays to MTV Rap Fix. "I don't really need the money off of the record. I want the record to be right."

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Jay-Z Announces 'Magna Carta' European Tour
Added: 16 July 2013 | Read 466 times

Jay-Z has announced a European headlining tour in support of his Magna Carta Holy Grail album, according to hiphop-n-more.com. The "Magna Carta" tour is slated to begin October 3 at the Manchester Arena in the Manchester, UK and conclude October 29 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as per the site.

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Summer of Hip Hop Makes History On Album Charts
Added: 13 July 2013 | Read 899 times

Hip Hop is winning this summer. Week-after-week rap fans have been given new projects from some of the biggest stars in the genre, and supporters have returned the favor by purchasing those artists’ products in significant numbers. As a result, Hip Hop made history this week on the album chart.

According to Billboard, for the first time in chart history rap albums have held the top three spots in the country for three straight weeks.

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Jay-Z Said To Be Eyeing L.A. Dodger Yasiel Puig For Roc Nation Sports
Added: 11 July 2013 | Read 482 times

Rapper/label head/sports agent Jay-Z has completely dominated the headlines this week. The Brooklyn-born businessman released his 12th studio album Magna Carta Holy Grail that’s heading for the number one spot on the charts, received a platinum plaque for the LP already, launched a new ad campaign with Budweiser, and commandeered Twitterfor a day. It appears that Jay wants to continue his takeover of the entertainment world by adding another budding superstar to his Roc Nation Sports roster.

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Curren$y's Jet Life Crew Announce Innovative BitTorrent Mixtape Bundle & New Tour
Added: 11 July 2013 | Read 604 times

New Orleans rapper Curren$y is known for his tireless work ethic that has produced nearly twenty projects, including seven mixtapes, in the last four years. So it only makes sense that he and his Jet Life International brand are set to redefine the way free digital albums are presented.

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Jim Jones Parties The Griffin 'Nasty Girl' Single Release Party
Added: 11 July 2013 | Read 662 times

This past Tuesday Jim Jones  and his wife Chrissy Lampkin celebrated the release of his new single “Nasty Girl” with a party at The Griffin in New York City.

Hot 97 and Sirius XM Radio’s DJ Drewski played to a packed house that included Par City, Mike Check, Brittany Smooch and, Dash of Pauly D and more. 

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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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Yelawolf To Release 'Psycho White EP' With Travis Barker Before Shady Album; 'Country Cousins With Big K.R.I.T. Also In Works

Billboard is reporting that before Yelawolf continues work on his sophomore Shady Records album, Love Story, the Huntsville, Alabama, native will be releasing the Psycho White EP with producer, drummer and close friend, Travis Barker.

According to Yelawolf, the Psycho White EP is set to include five brand-new songs: “Every time we would get in the lab we’d knock something out. We just collaborated and… had a meeting of the minds. There’s a lot of cool stuff we came up with.”

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A$AP Ant Says Baltimore Is Harder Than 'The Wire'

As an artist who grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, A$AP Ant recently shed some light on his hometown, which was depicted on the former HBO television series, “The Wire” years ago. During an interview with Vlad TV, A$AP Ant was asked if what was depicted on “The Wire” was an accurate depiction of the city of Baltimore.

According to A$AP Ant, Baltimore is 10 times worse than what viewers saw on “The Wire.” The A$AP Mob member also spoke on transitioning into a grown man and leaving the petty crimes of his past in the past.

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Lil Wayne Signs With Jay Z And He's Very Happy!

Lil Wayne and Jay Z have sparred lyrically, but now the pair are in business – in some way or another

At KMEL’s Summer Jam in the Bay, Lil Wayne told the crowd. "I just signed a deal with my motherf**king idol, Jay Z."

 

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DJ Khaled's New Album Title Drawn From Recent Health Scare

We the Best CEO/Def Jam South President DJ Khaled has announced the title of his upcoming 7th album.

The album title, Suffering From Success, is drawn from a recent health scare that resulted in a loss of hair growth on his beard, associated with the stress of doing business.

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Puff Daddy Calls Jennifer Lopez's 'Booty' Incredible

Puff Daddy recently spoke with Access Hollywood Live about his relationship and praise for Jennifer Lopez. During the interview, Puff was asked to analyze J. Lo’s “Booty” video with Iggy Azalea. Speaking of Lopez, Puff says he’s “lucky” that he’s dated her.

He’s asked why “we are so fascinated with the booty.” Diddy replies: "It’s great. It’s a work of art. It’s something that will go down in history...But also her talent, her drive, her determination. She will never give up.”

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Jay Z Catching Heat For Five Percent Nation Medallion

I’m ready to chase a Yakub back in a cave,” rapped Jay Z on his “We Made It” verse with Jay Electronica. The line may have gone over a lot of people’s heads, but those familiar with the teachings of the Five Percent Nation caught the reference.

It appears the Hip Hop mogul’s supposed connection with the Nation of Gods and Earths is now catching criticism. Most notably, the star medallion associated with the group seen around Jay’s neck at a Brooklyn Nets game has publications like the New York Post implying the rapper is supporting racism by wearing the chain.

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DJ Khaled Proposes To Nicki Minaj With $500,000 Ring

DJ Khaled has proposed to Nicki Minaj in a new video. The producer took a moment to explain his love for Minaj before showing off a ring he says he bought for her, a ring said to cost $500,000.

“I want to be honest with you," DJ Khaled says in the MTV News video. "I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine. The only reason I'm not telling you this face to face is because I know that you're busy."

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Cash Money Records CoFounder Ronald 'Slim' Williams Pays For $7.15 Million Home - In Cash

Cash Money Records cofounder Bryan “Baby” Williams is well-known for flaunting his wealth, but his younger brother Ronald “Slim” Williams, the other founder of Cash Money, is much more low-key.

But that may be changing, as Ronald Williams recently purchased South Florida’s largest single–family house.

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Iggy Azalea Reps Say Alleged Sex Tape Could Be Hers

Breakout star Iggy Azalea could be joining Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and Mimi Faust on the list of released celebrity sex tapes if Vivid Entertainment gets their way. According to TMZ, the porn company was approached about possibly buying erotic footage of the “Fancy” rapper.

After first denying that any sex tape with Iggy existed, her lawyers are now claiming if there is a tape it was most likely filmed when the Australian native was underage and without her consent. The attorneys also state the possible sex tape would have only been available to a “spurned business suitor” which TMZ is calling an ex-boyfriend.

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Chief Keef's Step Brother Murdered; Chicago Teen Violence Continues

Chief Keef’s step brother Ulysses “Chris” Gissendanner III was fatally gunned down in South Chicago last Wednesday (January 2), according to DNAinfo.com Chicago.

Known by the rap moniker “YPN Boomtown,” the young rapper was related to Chief Keef by marriage after Chief Keef’s father, Afonso Cozart, married YPN Boomtown’s mother Aridecy Tate, and then divorced in 2012.

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AZ Announces New Hip-Hop Album 'Doe or Die II' For 2013

AZ Announces New Hip-Hop Album “Doe or Die II” For 2013

Queens, New York rapper AZ is returning with a new album this year, the rapper announced today (January 2).

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DMX Calls Drake Out For Not Including Missy On Aaliyah's Upcoming Posthumous Album

DMX is flying high off of the release of his seventh studio album, Undisputed, which was released to the masses on Tuesday, September 11.

In an interview, DMX goes off on YMCMB rapper Drake for not including the producers that Aaliyah worked with while she was alive on her upcoming posthumous album, which Drake is executive producing alongside producer Noah “40″ Shebib.

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Rappers Pitbull, Flo Rida To Host 5,000 Fans During Private Performance In The Bahamas

Rappers Pitbull and Flo Rida have been announced as headlining acts for the Bud Light Port Paradise Music Festival, which will take place in November in the Bahamas.

The Miami rappers will hit the stage along with artists like Far East Movement, Young the Giant, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS and Brad Paisley.

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Webbie Addresses Murder and Violence at Shows in Chicago and Alabama

Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper Webbie has addressed allegations that stem from concerts in Chicago and Alabama that turned violent.

Addressing the events in his vlog series, A Savage Life Episode 1.1 F*#k No, Webbie denied any involvement in the incidents he was rumored to be involved in.

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