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Trae the Truth Signs with T.I.'s Grand Hustle Imprint
Added: 01 March 2012 | Read 728 times

Self-proclaimed “King of the Streets” Trae the Truth is teaming up with the “King of the South,” T.I.

Trae announced via MTV’s Rap Fix Live that he was signing with the Atlanta based Grand Hustle imprint.

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Reports That Max B's Appeal Denied Are False
Added: 01 March 2012 | Read 911 times

Representatives for incarcerated rapper Max B. have denied reports on the net that his appeal was denied.

A variety of outlets have reported that Max, born Charly Wingate, would remain jailed until November 9, 2042.

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Kid Cudi Drops WZRD Aims To 'Push The Envelope'
Added: 29 February 2012 | Read 336 times

Cleveland, Ohio rapper Kid Cudi dropped his new album and group WZRDtoday (February 28).

The collaborative, “rock inspired” self-titled debut album was released in collaboration with Dot da Genius, who produced Kid Cudi’s hit song “Day N’ Nite.”

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Casting Begins For Tupac Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'
Added: 29 February 2012 | Read 432 times

Casting has officially begun for a musical based on the life and times of hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur.

Casting will begin for “Holler If Ya Hear Me” on March 4 in New York.

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Birdman, Slim and Fred Durst Discuss Limp Bizkit Deal
Added: 28 February 2012 | Read 918 times

Cash Money Records founders Bryan and Ronald Williams recently discussed the growing roster of artists signed to Cash Money Records.

Last week, the label announced they had signed Grammy nominated rock band Limp Bizkit to Cash Money/YMCMB Records.

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Jim Jones Arrested for Second Time in Three Days
Added: 28 February 2012 | Read 837 times

Hip-Hop star Jim Jones was arrested again on Monday morning, in what is proving to be a trying few days for the Harlemite.

According to reports, Jones was arrested in Manhattan for driving with a suspended license.

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Kanye West and Jay-Z Auctioning Off Maybach From 'Otis' Video For Charity
Added: 28 February 2012 | Read 470 times

As of this past weekend, fans, passer-bys, and anyone interested in purchasing a piece of Hip-Hop history can view the infamous Maybach used in Jay-Z and Kanye West’s music video for “Otis” off of their Platinum-certified album Watch the Throne.

The “customized” 2004 Maybach 57, which is currently up for auction and estimated at a value between $100,000 and $150,000, is residing at 450 Park Avenue in New York City until Wednesday, March 7. The auction will take place on the following evening of March 8.

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Lil Wayne To Release His First Signature Shoe Line
Added: 28 February 2012 | Read 410 times

Lil Wayne has revealed that he plans to release his first signature shoe line.

Speaking with VIBE.com, Weezy remained relatively mum on the details, but said that the shoes will not be released on his Trukfit fashion shingle. Instead, he plans to partner with a major brand, though he wouldn’t reveal which one.

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Diddy Wins Oscar as Executive Producer of 'Undefeated' Documentary Pharrell Performs
Added: 27 February 2012 | Read 348 times

Last night the Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles, California as Oscars were given to actors, producers, directors, and others involved in the creation of the Academy’s chosen films of the year.

Taking home best documentary was the film “Undefeated,” executive produced by Diddy, about a high school football team from Memphis, Tennesee that undergoes the struggles of life in a rough Memphis area.

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Jim Jones Arrested In Connecticut Casino Brawl
Added: 27 February 2012 | Read 359 times

Last night, Jim Jones was involved in a fight that turned into a melee, resulting in his arrest and reportedly required the use of mace.

According to TMZ, Jones was walking through the party hosted by Diddy at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, when an intoxicated patron began arguing with Jim Jones.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Young Buck Explains Chapter 13 Filing Alleged 50 Cent Lawsuit

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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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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'

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50 Cent has addressed the opening pitch he made at the New York Mets game.

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Busta Rhymes Talks Battling Jay-Z In High School

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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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