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Jay-Z Named As Executive Producer Of 2K Sports 'NBA2K13' Video Game
Added: 30 July 2012 | Read 283 times

It was revealed in a promotional video released earlier today (July 30) that Jay-Z will serve as the executive producer of 2K Sports’ upcoming NBA 2K13 game, which is set for release on October 2.

With his Roc Nation and Barclays Center endeavors at full steam, Jay-Z has added “Video Game Executive Producer” to a constantly expanding resume that also includes multi-platinum selling rapper, minority owner of the Brooklyn Nets, Director of the Brooklyn Arena Firm, and owner of the worldwide 40/40 nightclub chain.

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Mac Miller Announces 'Macadelic' Tour With Travis Porter & YG
Added: 28 July 2012 | Read 530 times

Mac Miller has announced his "Macadelic" tour featuring opening acts Travis Porter and YG.

The 23-date trek begins on September 13th at Louisville, Kentucky's Broadbent Arena. Stops on the tour include Los Angeles, California, Lincoln, Nebraska, Las Vegas, Nevada and New Orleans, Louisiana. The venture concludes at Austin, Texas' ACL Live on October 16th.

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Snoop Dogg Banned From Another Country - Norway
Added: 28 July 2012 | Read 493 times

Officials in Norway have announced a ban on rapper Snoop Dogg for the next two years.

The ban comes on the heels of the rapper’s arrest in June of 2012, as he attempted to enter the country with marijuana.

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Krayzie Bone Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunk Driving
Added: 28 July 2012 | Read 434 times

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rapper Krayzie Bone was arrested for drunk driving this morning in Los Angeles.

The rapper was driving his vehicle about 12:30 am and police pulled him over in a “routine” traffic stop, according to TMZ.

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Busta Rhymes And Hip-Hoppers Venture To See Fela On Broadway
Added: 26 July 2012 | Read 469 times

The Hip-Hop community has fallen in love with “Fela!” again.

The play, which is backed by Will Smith and Jay-Z, celebrates the life and times of legendary Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician and composer, activist, and political rebel.

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Yelawolf Sets The Record Straight On Upcoming Releases; Says 'Psycho White EP' Is Complete
Added: 26 July 2012 | Read 384 times

Shady Records recording artist Yelawolf has provided updates on a number of projects he has int he works including the Psycho White EP with Travis Barker, Trunk Muzik Returns, Country Cuzins with Big K.R.I.T. and his sophomore album Love Story.

While speaking to The Source, Yelawolf revealed that his Psycho White EP with Travis Barker is complete, and that the final details just need to be “wrapped up.”

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A$AP Rocky Announces 'LongLiveA$AP' Fall Tour
Added: 25 July 2012 | Read 500 times

A$AP Rocky has announced cities, dates, and supporting acts for his upcoming “LongLiveA$AP” tour which will last from September until late November.

A$AP Rocky’s three-month long tour, which also includes Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q, will hit 41 cities and officially kick off on September 21 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Nas Says Marvin Gaye 'Inspired' Him, Shares Hopes To Marry Again
Added: 24 July 2012 | Read 499 times

Queens, New York's Nas has been quite candid about his struggles in promoting and releasing his latest album, Life is Good.

The QB emcee has talked about how much divorce, parenting and money issues have all been integral in his growth, allowing him to see the more inspiring parts of life. In being so open about these things, he drew inspiration from another artist who also faced similar issues in his career, Marvin Gaye.

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G.O.O.D. Music Compilation 'Cruel Summer' Delayed
Added: 23 July 2012 | Read 723 times

G.O.O.D. Music's debut compilation Cruel Summer has been delayed.

According to a press release, the album, which was originally slated for release on August 7th, has been pushed back to September 4th.

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Common Possibly Facing Foreclosure On Chicago Condo
Added: 23 July 2012 | Read 384 times

According to reports, Common is allegedly in danger of having his Chicago condo foreclosed. TMZ is reporting that legal documents show the Chicago emcee has not paid mortgage for months.

The reports indicate that Common and Derek Dudley, his manager, have not paid the $2,285 monthly mortgage since March. As a result, the reports state that Bank of America is filing foreclosure documents.

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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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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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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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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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