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RZA Says He Would Love To Work On Kanye West's Next Album
Added: 07 November 2012 | Read 397 times

RZA and Kanye West have been working together quite a bit as of late. The Wu-Tang Clan producer made contributions to West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Jay-Z and Kanye's Watch the Throne. More recently, Kanye assisted RZA on the Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack, recording the song "White Dress."

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J. Cole Announces Release Date For New Album
Added: 07 November 2012 | Read 540 times

J. Cole has revealed the release date of his next album, titled Born Sinner.

The sophomore release is set for January 28, 2013, where the rapper revealed in a Ustream video and subsequent viral video.

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Kendrick Lamar Wants Young People to Vote; League of Young Voters Praises Change of Heart
Added: 06 November 2012 | Read 325 times

Good kid, m.A.A.d. city artist Kendrick Lamar has been critical of voting in the past, but he recently spoke out to MTV with a different tune – encouraging his peers to get involved.

Lamar, who said he’ll be voting on Election Day tomorrow (November 6), said, “I think that’s one of our biggest failures as a community, as a generation; not wanting to go out and do for ourselves and to sit back and wait.”

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Lil Wayne Ordered To Pay $2 Million In 'The Carter' Documentary Lawsuit
Added: 06 November 2012 | Read 489 times

While his controversial deposition may have taken up most of the recent spotlight, Lil Wayne has been embroiled in a legal battle with filmmaker Quincy Jones III over his '09 documentary The Carter.

Now, in a recent report from TMZ, it appears that Weezy has lost the suit and been ordered to pay upwards of $2 million in damages.

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Snoop Dogg Gets Equity Stake In Mister Cartoon's Sanctiond Car Care Products Brand
Added: 05 November 2012 | Read 474 times

Hip-Hop legend Snoop Dogg has taken an equity stake in Sanctiond, the automotive brand created by legendary tattoo artist Mister Cartoon.

The Sanctiond brand features 15 different products, including waxes, polishes, car wash, interior cleaners and conditioners and other products to care for automobiles.

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Cassidy Agrees To Battle Meek Mill
Added: 04 November 2012 | Read 892 times

It's been a while since there was a high-profile Rap battle, but fans may get their chance to see one soon.

In response to Meek Mill's offer to battle Cassidy or Murda Mook, Cassidy called into Philadelphia's Hot 107.9 to discuss the prospect of battling the fellow Philly emcee.

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Bun B. Hosts 'The Sole Drive' To Raise 20,000 Shoes For Needy
Added: 04 November 2012 | Read 942 times

Port Arthur, Texas rapper Bun B is teaming with BlackCelebrityGiving.com, to raise shoes for those in need this winter.

Bun B and BCG are heading up “The Sole Drive,” with the aim of collecting 20,000 pairs of shoes to be donated to 20 different organizations, around the world.

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Ghostface Killah Says He's Already Begun Recording For Possible Wu-Tang Clan Album
Added: 02 November 2012 | Read 434 times

Ghostface Killah has revealed that he recently hit the lab with RZA to record tracks for a possible Wu-Tang Clan reunion album.

During an interview with MTV News, Tony Starks said that he has heeded RZA's request to have complete creative control over the potential LP. "Me and RZA spoke about that yesterday," said GFK. "He said that November is the 20th anniversary and he's trying to drop something in November. But he knows what it takes to go ahead and get there. He done studied the game now, he been around this shit for 20 years. Longer than 20 years.

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Rapper Meek Mill Confident In Fans and Sales, Despite Hurricane Sandy's Impact
Added: 02 November 2012 | Read 421 times

Meek Mill’s debut album Dreams and Nightmares will be one of the top five releases in the country next week, by moving between 170-200,000 units.

The numbers are based off one day sales estimates for Dreams and Nightmares, which was released on Tuesday (October 30), just as Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast.

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Eminem To Executive Produce Skylar Grey's Debut Album
Added: 01 November 2012 | Read 548 times

Eminem is slated to executive produce Skylar Grey's upcoming debut album Don't Look Down, due in Spring 2013.

According to a press release, Grey enlists Eminem to sing the hook on the LP's Alex Da Kid-produced first single "C'Mon Let Me ride," which will release on December 11th. The video for the song was already shot in Detroit, Michigan and will be released the same day. On the track, Em reinterpolates the hook from Queen's "Bicycle."

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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