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Ski Beatz Reveals Artwork and Tracklist For New '24 Hour Karate School' Album
Added: 26 January 2012 | Read 342 times

Less than a week after announcing an upcoming collaboration LP with Freddie Gibbs, producer Ski Beatz has revealed the artwork and tracklist for his new album, 24 Hour Karate School: Twilight.

The new entry in Ski’s 24 Hour Karate School series boasts 11 tracks featuring the likes of Ski’s frequent collaborators like Curren$y, Stalley, Mikey Rocks, Trademark Da Skydiver, Smoke DZA, Tabi Bonney, Murs, Mac Miller, Nicole Wray, and more!

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Drake and Outasight Tapped to Perform at 2012 NHL All-Star Game
Added: 26 January 2012 | Read 598 times

Toronto native Drake will perform at this year’s 2012 NHL All-Star Game, slated for Ottawa, Ontario, on this Sunday, January 29, according to an announcement made today (January 25). Joining Drake will be New York’s Outasight, as well as singer Javier Colon, who recently was crowned champion on NBC’s first season of The Voice.

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Obie Trice Reveals Tracklist, Art, And Release Date For Third Album, 'Bottoms Up'
Added: 25 January 2012 | Read 580 times

The third studio album from Detroit rapper and former Shady Records artist, Obie Trice, has officially gotten a tracklist.

Bottoms Up will be released through Obie’s’ own independent music label, Black Market Entertainment.

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Common Explains What It Would Take To End Beef With Drake
Added: 25 January 2012 | Read 835 times

While it has been weeks since Common and Drake have mentioned one another in rhyme form, they are still asked about their feud. Recently, Common was asked how this feud could end.

He took the opportunity to shed light on why the rhyme battle began, saying that he's prepared to "destroy," but adding that he doesn't dislike Drake personally.

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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/22/2012
Added: 25 January 2012 | Read 442 times

Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" slides back into the Top 10, as new releases from Yo Gotti and Schoolboy Q enjoy encore performances on the charts.

Both of last week's Hip Hop additions to the charts made an encore appearance. No new releases from the genre hit the Top 200 this week, as January continues to pad the numbers from the top commercial releases from last year as a string of exciting releases for Quarter 2 and sooner loom on the horizon for 2012.

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French Montana Reveals Why He Didn't Sign With Kanye West
Added: 25 January 2012 | Read 794 times

French Montana recently announced that he signed with Diddy's Bad Boy Records after hinting that he was signing with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music.

Though he's remained mum about why he didn't contract with Yeezy, French spoke with Hot 97's Angie Martinez and finally revealed the reason why he snubbed 'Ye.

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New DMX Album 'Undisputed' First Of Two Unreleased Projects Coming In 2012
Added: 25 January 2012 | Read 392 times

A media company has announced they have acquired the rights to two unreleased DMX albums, that will be released nationwide in 2012.

Seven Arts Entertainment has announced that they have acquired the assets of Michery Music, a production company owned by industry vet David Michery.

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Ne-Yo Leaves Def Jam, Signs With Motown As Artist & Senior VP Of A&R
Added: 25 January 2012 | Read 687 times

Ne-Yo has announced that he is parting ways with Def Jam and moving to Motown Records, where he will also serve as senior VP of A&R.

According to Billboard.biz, the smooth crooner is bringing his Compound Entertainment imprint to the label. He will serve as a producer and mentor to Motown artists and discover and sign new talent.

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Cash Money's Baby to Bet $5 Million on Super Bowl
Added: 25 January 2012 | Read 540 times

Cash Money’s Bryan “Baby” Williams has never been one to hide the fact that he likes to gamble and that he puts money on the big games.

This year’s Super Bowl is no different than last, as Birdman is again betting on arguably the world’s biggest and most highly televised championship game in sports.

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Rapper Machine Gun Kelly Speaks On Hitting The Road With Tech N9ne
Added: 24 January 2012 | Read 872 times

Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly recently spoke about his upcoming tour with Tech N9ne, that will feature the rappers performing 90 shows in 99 days.

Machine Gun Kelly is part of The 2012 Hostile Takeover Tour, which also features headlining artist Tech N9ne, and artists like Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak Stevie Stone and others.

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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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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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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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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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