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Prodigy Named Brand Ambassador Of SUPRA Drops 'H.N.I.C. 3' Album
Added: 05 July 2012 | Read 798 times

Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy has been name brand ambassador of footwear company SUPRA.

The rapper, who has supported the brand for years, will help promote and market SUPRA through advertising campaigns and other endeavors.

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Former Three Six Mafia Member Crunchy Black Shot
Added: 05 July 2012 | Read 1352 times

Crunchy Black, a former rapper with The Three Six Mafia, has been shot, according to reports.

The rapper has been hospitalized for this injuries, but details have not been made public.

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MMG's Gunplay Inks Solo Deal With Def Jam Records
Added: 04 July 2012 | Read 770 times

Following his appearance on stage with the Maybach Music Group during the 2012 BET Awards on Sunday night (July 1), Miami native Gunplay has officially inked a solo record deal with Def Jam Records.

Ross, a longtime friend of Gunplay, announced the deal this afternoon when he tweeted, “Breaking News!!!! @GUNPLAYMMG just signed Big Solo LP Deal @MaybachMusicGroup @DefJamRecords Debut Album Coming!!!! Streets Been ready!!!”

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50 Cent Announces New Interscope Album For November
Added: 04 July 2012 | Read 472 times

Despite having no promotion, singles, or videos for his new independent album, 5 (Murder By Numbers), 50 Cent still has plans to release his project later today as promised, according to the multi-platinum selling rapper, although that’s not all that he has on deck for 2012.

After months of public distaste for his label home of Interscope Records, 50 tweeted early this morning, ”My official Interscope album is called STREET KING IMMORTAL due out in Nov.”

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Dr. Dre's Company Beats Electronic Acquires Streaming Service MOG
Added: 02 July 2012 | Read 461 times

The company that creates the Beats By Dr. Dre headphone line has officially acquired streaming music service, MOG.

MOG, which is a streaming music service that offers over 16 million songs, will now be a part of the Beats Electronics stable of companies.

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Eminem Reveals Slaughterhouse Album Release Date & Talks Beastie Boys
Added: 02 July 2012 | Read 814 times

June came and went without Slaughterhouse dropping welcome to: Our House, their debut album on Eminem's Shady Records.

In a recent interview with DJ Whoo Kid on Shade 45, Em provided a hard date for his latest signees. "The album's coming out August 28. I'm actually finishing up one of the songs for it today, as we speak."

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Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Announce Mixtape Title, Release Date
Added: 02 July 2012 | Read 463 times

Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y have announced the title and release date for their upcoming collaborative mixtape.

Breaking the news on Twitter, the Taylor Gang leader revealed that the follow up to 2009's How Fly will be titled Live in Concert and will release on August 9th, exactly three years to the date since their previous offering.

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Eminem Talks About New Album, Slaughterhouse, Beastie Boys and More
Added: 01 July 2012 | Read 620 times

Earlier today, Eminem called up DJ Whoo Kid on Shade 45 to talk about his new album, the “Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap” documentary, Slaughterhouse, his upcoming tour in Asia, the Beastie Boys, his 4th of July plans and more.

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N.O.R.E. Changes Album Title From 'S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G.' To 'Student Of The Game'
Added: 30 June 2012 | Read 488 times

N.O.R.E. previously revealed that his upcoming album would be titled S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G., but he's had a change of heart.

During an interview with XXLMag, he said that he planned on releasing the movie "Super Thug" in conjunction with the album, but the film company suggested that if the album didn't contain music from the movie, it shouldn't have the same title.

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Rick Ross Says Joint Album With Drake Is A 'Huge Possibility'
Added: 28 June 2012 | Read 656 times

Much has been said about a collaborative project between Drake and Rick Ross.

Early reports indicated that the project might be called Y.O.L.O. and while that may no longer be the case, both emcees have said that there is still a possibility of a joint album.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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