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Though some artists brush off their legal issues, Fat Joe is acutely aware of just how serious his are. After pleading guilty to tax evasion in December, the Bronx rapper didn't dance around the issue when discussing it with MTV's "RapFix Live."
"I can't really explain that 'cause I got a real court case going on, like facing jail time. But I guess after June 24. Hopefully, it goes well," said Joe.
Earlier this week, MGK linked up with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the NBA Draft Lottery, where the team was granted the first overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Sitting next to the owner of the team, Dan Gilbert, MGK celebrated before and after the announcement was made.
Eminem has announced three August concerts in Europe. As Em is in the reported final stages of his eighth solo album, the Detroit, Michigan superstar posted on his website that he will appear in Ireland, Scotland and France for the dates.
Em has brought along two of his Shady Records acts: Yelawolf, who will appear at two dates, and Slaughterhouse, who will also appear at two dates. Also on board for two dates is another rising star within the Interscope Records family: Kendrick Lamar.
Lil Scrappy is addicted to weed. At least, that’s what the rapper claimed in court today.
According to a report by TMZ, the rapper officially failed a court-ordered urine test.
Upon announcing that he would move up the release of his sophomore album, Born Sinner, to June 18, Carolina emcee J. Cole caused quite the stir since the change means he’ll now be releasing an album on the same day as fellow rapper Kanye West.
Many questioned the move and Cole broke down exactly why he chose to change the release date for his album during an interview with Billboard.com. According to the Dreamville representer, he’d rather compete directly against Kanye’s Yeezus album rather than drop his project a week after the release of Yeezus.
Hip-Hop group Slum Village is set to return with their first LP in three years. After several shake-ups, original member T3 joined with Grammy-nominated producer Young RJ and J Dilla’s younger brother Illa J to record Evolution.
The latest project features guest appearances by Havoc of Mobb Deep, Blu, Raheem Devaughn, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Big Pooh. Production credits include T3, Young RJ, and Focus.
Teenage rapper Chief Keef was arrested for disorderly conduct in Dekalb County, Georgia. According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Keef was busted for allegedly smoking weed at a fancy hotel.
Eminem has sold over 80 million records worldwide, his last album was the first album to attain a million digital downloads and he’s basically everywhere. That does not mean he is willing to let just anyone use his music. Eminem’s publishing company, Eight Mile Style LLC has filed a lawsuit against the social media giant Facebook for unlawfully using an Eminem song for its Facebook Home application advertisement.
Another day, another artist is ordered to cough up cash for their offspring. However, this time the artist in question wanted it.
Singer/producer/writer Akon filed a paternity test against one of his many baby mamas asking the court to establish custody, child support and legally recognize him as the two boys biological father.