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Men Still Held Captive Over Nas Show In Angola, Blame Artists For Ordeal
Added: 14 February 2012 | Read 336 times

A father and son team of promoters that were kidnapped in Angola, Africa over a failed Nas concert are still being held more than a month into the ordeal.

Patrick Allocco and his son Patrick were taken captive in Angola in early January, after Nas and R&B singer Jemiah Jah failed to board the airplane to make a New Year’s Eve concert in Luanda.

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Wiz Khalifa Tapped To Headline SUNY's Spring Fling This April
Added: 14 February 2012 | Read 332 times

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rap star Wiz Khalifa has been tapped as the headlining act for SUNY Cortland’s campuses Spring Fling this April.

Over 3000 tickets will go on sale for the Spring Fling concert, with students receiving first priority.

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Will.I.am Aims To 'TRANS4M' Los Angeles Neighborhood
Added: 14 February 2012 | Read 267 times

Black Eyed Peas founder will.i.am hosted his TRANS4M conference last week at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

The first annual TRANS4M conference was an invitation only event, that featured 250 attendees from various industries.

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Lil Boosie Facing Life, Murder Trial Set For April
Added: 13 February 2012 | Read 752 times

Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie will stand trial for murder this April, the rapper has revealed.

Lil Boosie released a new letter to fans to thank them for his support as he faces various legal challenges.

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Details Emerge In Whitney Houston's Death; Rappers Mourn
Added: 12 February 2012 | Read 1030 times

More details surrounding the death of Whitney Houston have emerged.

The 48-year-old singer was found dead earlier this afternoon (February 11) inside of the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles.

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Whitney Houston Dead At 48
Added: 12 February 2012 | Read 1051 times

Representatives for legendary R&B singer Whitney Houston have confirmed that the singer has died.

Details are still being released and the cause of death is currently not known, but her publicist Kristen Foster confirmed that Whitney Houston died today (February 11).

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Plies Announces New Mixtape 'On Trial' Preps New Album 'Purple Heart'
Added: 11 February 2012 | Read 603 times

Fort Myers, Florida rapper Plies has announced he is releasing a new mix tape titled “On Trial.”

The rapper will release the mix tape to coincide with NBA All-Star weekend, which is taking place in Orlando Florida.

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Jim Jones Announces 'Vampire Life: We Own The Night' Tour
Added: 11 February 2012 | Read 534 times

Jim Jones has announced the tour dates for his upcoming "Vampire Life: We Own The Night" tour, featuring opening act Nyemiah Supreme.

The trek kicks off in Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 28th at Middle East, with a special "Jim Jones & Friends NYC" show scheduled for the 29th at Gramercy Theatre. Additional stops include Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, with plans to end the tour at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida's Green Room on March 14th.

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Too $hort Shooting 10 Music Videos for Upcoming Project, 'No Tresspassing'
Added: 11 February 2012 | Read 650 times

Bay Area rapper Too $hort has announced that he will be featured in 10 new videos from famed filmmaker and documentarian Joslyn Rose Lyons.

The video series is directed and produced by Lyons’ company Jog9 Productions and is meant to promote Too $hort’s upcoming album, No Trespassing, due out February 28th on EMI,

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50 Cent Fights Famine, Hunger In Somalia, Kenya
Added: 10 February 2012 | Read 494 times

Queens, New York rapper 50 Cent continues his mission to help feed millions of men, women and children who are starving in Africa.

The rapper landed in Dolo, Somalia yesterday (February 8), where tens of thousands of people are being affected by a famine in the country.

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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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