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Rick Ross Explains God Forgives, I Don't Album Title, Speaks On Jay-Z
Added: 25 November 2011 | Read 644 times

Rick Ross is currently prepping the release of his upcoming solo album God Forgives, I Don't, recently pushed from December 2011 to the top of 2012. In an interview with Billboard magazine, Ricky Rozay, who covers the magazine alongside Wale, explained the thought process behind the album title and how he decided on it.

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Nelly's Production School To Open In Saint Louis Next Week
Added: 25 November 2011 | Read 287 times

Nelly’s new recording school will open at the end of this month in St. Louis, Missouri.

The rapper’s Vatterott College ex’treme Institute by Nelly-St. Louis will begin classes on November 28.

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Lupe Fiasco Releases 'Friend of the People' Mixtape For the Fans
Added: 25 November 2011 | Read 294 times

Originally intending to release his new mixtape in December 2009 just in time for Christmas, rapper Lupe Fiasco decided that this year’s Thanksgiving was the perfect time to drop his new 12-track Friend of the People for both his fans and music enthusiasts alike.

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BG Heading To Trial In December; Associate Gets 22 Years
Added: 25 November 2011 | Read 568 times

Former Cash Money Records rapper BG will stand trial for gun and obstruction of justice charges early next month.

BG, born Christopher Dorsey, was arrested in November of 2009, after police stopped him in a stolen Chevy Tahoe on November.

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DJ Whoo Kid Talks 50 Cent's New Album, State Of Hip Hop
Added: 23 November 2011 | Read 707 times

BBC Radio's Tim Westwood recently caught up with G-Unit's go-to mixtape maestro DJ Whoo Kid.

During the interview, Whoo Kid talked about 50 Cent's new as-of-yet untitled fifth commercial album, telling Westwood that he heard nine new songs from the Queens rapper in the last week that harken back to his 2003 debut Get Rich Or Die Trying.

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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/20/2011
Added: 23 November 2011 | Read 674 times

Drake sells over half a million first-week records, while Childish Gambino and Webbie smash the charts with Top 20 debuts.

For the second week in a row, a Hip Hop album debuted at #1. As reported, Toronto acting sensation-turned-emcee/singer double-threat Drake scored the top of the charts with his sophomore studio album, Take Care. Drake was not alone though, as another actor-turned-emcee, Childish Gambino (a/k/a Donald Glover) nearly grabbed a Top 10 with his independent release.

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Nicki Minaj Announces Sophomore Album Title, Release Date
Added: 23 November 2011 | Read 412 times

Following yesterday's news that her second album would arrive in early 2012, Nicki Minaj has announced the album title and release date for the follow-up to last year's Pink Friday.

In a Twitter post, the Harajuku Barbie announced that the title for her sophomore LP will be Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, a nod to her alter-ego. The album is slated for release on February 14, 2012, or Valentine's Day.

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LL Cool J In The Studio Working On New Music
Added: 22 November 2011 | Read 320 times

LL Cool J may have semi-retired after 2008′s album Exit 13, but the Queen’s rapper has by no means put down the microphone.

LL is currently enjoying airplay with the new song “No More,” featuring R&B superstar Ne-Yo.

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Ludacris, Big Boi Skate To Raise Money For Atlanta Homeless Shelter
Added: 22 November 2011 | Read 224 times

Atlanta rappers Ludacris and Big Boi will you song writer/producer DeVyne Stephens at the “Roll Over Hunger” skate party tomorrow (November 23).

The “Roll Over Hunger” skating party will benefit the Hosea Feed the Hungry Foundation, which operates in Atlanta and feeds over 200,000 meals to homeless people during the holiday seasons.

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Jay-Z Talks Not Repeating The Sins of His Father
Added: 21 November 2011 | Read 505 times

Jay-Z, recently named one of GQ’s “Men of the Year,” attended the 16th annual party held to celebrate the honor this past Friday night in West Hollywood along with his pregnant wife, Beyonce.

The Hip-Hop power couple is expecting their first child in February.

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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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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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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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Curren$y Signs To Asylum/Warner Bros

Former Young Money rapper Curren$y has found a new major label home with Asylum/Warner Bros. The New Orleans native was once signed to imprints from Lil' Wayne, Master P and C-Murder before his current recording home, but eventual fared best as an indie sensation.

In 2009, his career truly saw a resurgence with  the release of This Ain’t No Mixtape and Jet Files through Amalgam Digital.

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Hip Hop Album Sales The Week Ending 8/1/2010

Eminem's Recovery finally let go of #1 - to Avenged Sevenfold.

Rick Ross was close behind, however with almost 63,000 units moved of Teflon Don. The Def Jam rapper's fourth official album features work from veterans such as No I.D., DJ Clark Kent and Cee-Lo. Drake's Thank Me Later fell to #5, as Justin Bieber joined the party at #4, climbing from #6 last week.

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Game Disses Rampage Jackson Over A-Team Role

As fans of The A-Team gear up for the movie’s debut tonight, Compton rapper Game expressed his frustration with the director’s choice of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as the iconic figure "B.A. Baracus."

The Game was one of several rappers who expressed serious interest in playing the role of “B.A. Baracus,” the character made famous by Mr. T

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Nicki Minaj Sued Over Rented Pink Lambo

Nicki Minaj has been hit with a lawsuit over a pink Lamborghini featured in the video for her latest single “Massive Attack.”

Nicki Minaj rented the Lambo from Hollywood Exotic Car Rental at the cost of $1,750 per day, to include the 2008 luxury vehicle in her video.

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50 Cent Sued Over 2009 Attack Over Oral Sex At Mansion

A woman that was assaulted and beaten at 50 Cent's mansion has filed a lawsuit against the rapper and G–Unit Records.

Vasti Ortiz filed the lawsuit in Superior Court of Hartford, Connecticut against G-Unit Films and Television and Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent.

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