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The Weeknd Prepping 'The Trilogy' For Commercial Release In 2012
Added: 28 December 2011 | Read 498 times

R&B sensation The Weeknd took to Twitter on Christmas Day to announce that following last week’s release of his third mixtape, Echoes of Silence, he is preparing a commercial release of his three projects as part of his “Balloon Trilogy” in 2012.

He tweeted, “I can’t wait to re-release The Trilogy as a package, re-mastered for you to collect with bonus features…#2012.”

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ATF Picks Up Soulja Boy's October Gun and Weed Case
Added: 28 December 2011 | Read 581 times

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has decided to take on 21-year-old Soulja Boy’s case, after the rapper was arrested in October of this year in Temple, Georgia.

Soulja Boy, born DeAndre Cortez Way, was pulled over on Interstate 20 for a traffic violation.

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50 Cent And T.I. Officially End Twitter Beef
Added: 28 December 2011 | Read 582 times

Last month, Twitter played the battleground to yet another beef involving 50 Cent when the Queens rapper said that T.I. should have let his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle take the rap for their 2010 drug charges.

Now, Fiddy says that the two rappers have officially squashed their feud.

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Big Sean Shrugs Off Ludacris Beef, Wishes Him A Great Year
Added: 28 December 2011 | Read 575 times

After Ludacris initially dissed him and Drake on “Badaboom,” Big Sean said that he had no problems with Luda and paid him respect.

Speaking with DJ Whoo Kid, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper echoed his earlier statements, explaining that he looks at the spar as “free promotion for me” and that he’s surprised Luda held a grudge from year-old comments.

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Heavy D Died From Blood Clot In Lung
Added: 28 December 2011 | Read 385 times

Late rapper Heavy D died from a blood clot in his lung, a new report has revealed.

The report, released Tuesday, said that the rapper died from a pulmonary embolism.

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DMX Performs In New York City, Reveals 'Undisputed' Release Date
Added: 28 December 2011 | Read 531 times

After a triumphant national return to the stage at the BET Hip Hop Awards, DMX is continuing to move the crowd.

X's latest performance was at Santos Party House in New York with Funkmaster Flex. "It has been too motherfucking long since they seen me!" shouted the Yonkers emcee to the crowd.

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Nelly Sued By American Express
Added: 25 December 2011 | Read 483 times

Rapper Nelly has been sued by American Express after allegedly accumulating a debt over $20,000.

American Express charges that the multi-platinum selling rap star has not paid the debt and was subsequently forced to pursue legal action to collect the debt.

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Police Investigate Murder During French Montana Show
Added: 25 December 2011 | Read 581 times

Police in Northern New Jersey are investigating the stabbing death of a man who was killed during a show featuring rapper French Montana.

Over 450 were gathered for a pre-Christmas bashing Friday (December 23) at The Mirage Banquet Hall in Edison, that was promoted by Hot 97′s DJ Wallah and featured French Montana as a surprise performer.

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Drake, The Roots and Cee Lo Booked to Perform for Carson Daly's New Years Celebration
Added: 24 December 2011 | Read 284 times

Carson Daly’s New Years Eve celebration has tapped Drake, The Roots and Cee Lo Green to hit the stage in Times Square to ring in 2012.

The celebration, which will also feature the likes of Tony Bennett, Jessie J. and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actor J.B. Smoove, will compete with several other networks, though few have the Hip-Hop line up the former MTV TRL host boasts.

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Rapper Young Vito Named As Suspect In Slim Dunkin's Murder
Added: 23 December 2011 | Read 802 times

Police are looking for Young Vito, who they say is "in danger."

Police have determined that rapper Young Vito is a suspect in the murder of Brick Squad affiliate Slim Dunkin, which occurred last week.

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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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