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Drake Added To Made In America Festival
Added: 11 August 2012 | Read 420 times

The inaugural Made in America Festival being curated by rapper Jay-Z, has added more star power to the lineup. According to reports, Toronto, Canada rapper Drake has been added to the lineup of the festival, which takes place September 1 and 2 in Philadelphia. The Made in America Festival will also feature for performances by Jay-Z, Jill Scott, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, DJ Shadow, The Hives, The Roots and others.

But the highlight of the Made in America Festival is the reunion of legendary Hip-Hop group Run-DMC.

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Eminem Says 'Hip Hop Needs' Slaughterhouse's Album
Added: 11 August 2012 | Read 671 times

While in New York, Eminem and the Slaughterhouse crew spoke about their group and what fans can expect. Em also discussed how he's learned from Dr. Dre in the past and how he's using it with his own label and music.

"I think Hip Hop needs this," Em said of the new Slaughterhouse album during his recent interview with Sway in the Morning. "When people hear it, they're going to be pleasantly surprised, people who don't know what they're capable of."

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Timbaland Reacts To Drake Executive Producing Aaliyah's Album
Added: 05 August 2012 | Read 865 times

Earlier this week, news broke that Drake will reportedly executive produce a posthumous album from the late Aaliyah. Now, in a recent interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, the singer's one-time collaborator Timbaland weighs in on the news.

Timbo didn't take the news of Drake's involvement on the record too well. He said that if Drizzy wants to move forward with the Aaliyah record, he feels that he and Missy Elliott should be involved, as they were two of Aaliyah's most frequent collaborators.

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Game Sued Over Mixtape Beat
Added: 05 August 2012 | Read 882 times

The Game has been sued from a producer over a beat that was used for the rapper’s highly touted mixtape California Republic.

The rapper has been slapped with a $100,000 lawsuit by Infamous, according to TMZ.

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T.I. Pushes Back 'Trouble Man' Release Date
Added: 05 August 2012 | Read 426 times

Ever since he announced his eighth solo project Trouble Man, fans have been patiently waiting for T.I. to deliver his long-awaited album. Now, in a recent interview with MTV, Tip explained that listeners are going to have to wait a little while longer for its release.

The Grand Hustle impresario revealed that Trouble Man would not be completed by its expected release date of September 4. He elaborated, saying he's still pairing down the whopping 86 possible songs for the final cut. Despite this, T.I. is still eyeing a 2012 release for his latest effort.

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Freeway Ricky Ross Ordered To Pay $500k In Legal Fees; Rick Ross Pays $800k
Added: 03 August 2012 | Read 751 times

The ongoing battle between Freeway Ricky Ross and rapper Rick Ross took a twist in court today (August 2), when a judged ruled that Freeway Ricky Ross must pay the rap star’s attorney fees and court costs, after losing a round in a battle for the rights to his own name and image.

Freeway Ricky Ross was in court today in front of Judge Rita Miller, who is presiding over trademark infringement case. Miller ruled that Freeway Ricky Ross must pay $500,000 in attorney fees and court costs on behalf of Rick Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II.

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Drake To Graduate From High School This Summer
Added: 03 August 2012 | Read 1016 times

Drake has spent the last few years establishing his name in Hip Hop, but he's taking some time to finish what he started. This summer, Drizzy intends to graduate from high school following his OVO Festival, with plans to complete his last credit and receive his diploma.

“I’m actually spending my summer graduating high school,” he told Now Toronto. “That’s my main focus after OVO Fest. I only have one credit left, and I’m really excited about that.”

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Floyd Mayweather Released From Prison
Added: 03 August 2012 | Read 797 times

Rapper 50 Cent was on hand to greet boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was released from prison earlier this morning (August 3).

Floyd Mayweather was released from the Clark County detention Center in Las Vegas, after serving two months of a three-month sentence.

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Lil Wayne Says He's Putting Rap On The Backburner For Skateboarding
Added: 02 August 2012 | Read 832 times

Lil Wayne is taking his love of skateboarding one step further. During an interview with DJ Drama, Weezy explained that he's putting Rap on the backburner so that he can entertain his love of skating, justifying his decision by stating that his fans "deserve some peace from me."

“I picked up the skateboard and I thought it would be a hobby, but it’s a lifestyle. You have to be fully committed. In order to be fully committed, you have to live that lifestyle. What these young kids say right now, you have to be about that life. I guess I’m about that life," he said. “It’s kinda of putting rap on the backburner, that’s all. Rap is a taking backseat to skating. That’s alright. But I kind of feel I deserve that. … I think fans deserve some peace from me."

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Eminem Has Started Working On New LP, Praises 50 Cent & Slaughterhouse
Added: 02 August 2012 | Read 914 times

As the head of Shady Records, Eminem has had to do more than just rap. His work has allowed him to include himself in one of the year's most anticipated projects, Slaughterhouse's Shady Records debut, welcome to: Our House, due August 28. This won't be the first time Em sees himself working extensively with other emcees behind the scenes. One of his most successful endeavors in that regard lies with 50 Cent.

Recently, Slim spoke on 50, Slaughter and how he's managed to begin working on his new solo album while trying to balance it all.

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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.

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Rapper Lil Wayne, Young Money, Cash Money Sued For $15 Million Over "BedRock"

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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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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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50 Cent Addresses New York Mets Opening Pitch Criticism

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Kurupt To Smoke Up The 2010 Doesha Cup

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