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J. Cole Debuts At Number 1, Pushes 217k
Added: 05 October 2011 | Read 328 times

J. Cole has finally arrived, as the young rapper managed to move over 217, 000 of his debut album.

Cole World: The Sideline Story sold an roughly 217,324 copies in it’s first week, according to industry trade Hits Daily Double.

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Bun B., Rakim, Pharoahe, Jean Grae Judge Rappers During Red Bull EmSee Competition
Added: 04 October 2011 | Read 451 times

The Red Bull EmSee competition is hitting the East coast this week, as MC’s will battle it out in Boston, Massachusetts with Bun B hosting and Rakim, Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae serving as the judges and special guest performers.

The event is part of an eight city tour, that pits competitors against each other, for a chance to compete in the finals in Atlanta this fall, along with an opportunity to record with the headlining producer of his or her choice.

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Tupac Shakur Sex Tape Comes Up For Sale
Added: 04 October 2011 | Read 546 times

A five minute explicit sex tape featuring Tupac Shakur will be coming to the market.

TMZ.com reports that an unnamed individual is taking offers for the tape, which was shot in 1991.

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Snoop Dogg Endorses Soulja Boy
Added: 03 October 2011 | Read 468 times

Soulja Boy may arguably be one of the most divisive personalities in Hip Hop.

On one hand, he’s praised by the Wall Street Journal for his business savvy and use of social media. On the other hand, some critics say his music lacks substance and can be repetitive to say the least. But in his upcoming documentary, Soulja Boy: The Movie, the Atlanta upstart found a fellow artist who endorsed his methods.

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Kanye West Makes Paris Fashion Week Debut
Added: 03 October 2011 | Read 234 times

Kanye West made his Paris Fashion Week debut Saturday night (October 1), launching a womenswear line with a high-profile show that was sexy, swaggering and, of course, incredibly stylish.

Before an audience that included fashion heavyweights like Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, designer Alexander Wang and photographer Terry Richardson -- not to mention celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Jared Leto and Ciara -- West paraded a host of different looks, from daringly cut dresses and color-block pants to body-hugging tracksuits and high-end hoodies.

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T.I., DMX Make Surprise Appearances At BET Awards
Added: 02 October 2011 | Read 516 times

Recently freed rappers T.I. and DMX were the surprise performers at the BET Hip-Hop awards, which took place tonight (October 1st) in Atlanta, Georgia.

A Who's-who in the Hip-Hop community gathered at the BET Hip-Hop awards, where artists like Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Red Cross, and others graced the stage.

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T.I. Gives First Interview Since Release From Prison, Says He's Going Back To The 'Old T.I.'
Added: 01 October 2011 | Read 432 times

T.I. finished his 11-month sentence this week and officially returned home on Thursday.

After almost a year of out of the public eye, he sat down for his first interview with Atlanta's V-103 radio station to talk about family, public perception, and future plans.

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Rick Ross, Wiz, Lupe Added To 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards
Added: 01 October 2011 | Read 281 times

BET has added a number of high-profile rappers to the lineup of performers during the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards taking place in Atlanta this weekend.

Miami rap star Rick Ross, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa and Chicago's Lupe Fiasco have all been confirmed to perform at this year's show.

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T.I. Released From Halfway House, Completes 11-Month Sentence
Added: 29 September 2011 | Read 241 times

After serving an 11-month sentence for violating his parole on a gun conviction, T.I. is once again a free man.

According to CNN, Tip was released from his halfway house in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this morning. He was initially sent to the house on August 31st, but briefly returned to jail for a short while after prison officials suspected he was conducting business on his bus to the home.

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Snoop Evens Up $500k IRS Bill; Launches New Social Networking Tool
Added: 29 September 2011 | Read 334 times

West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg is out of the doghouse with the IRS, after paying off a half-million dollar tax bill.

On September 15th, Snoop Dogg was released from a $476,338 tax bill, which was filed against him in December of 2008.

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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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