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Nas Writing Memoir "It Ain't Too Hard To Tell," Releasing Fall 2012
Added: 13 September 2011 | Read 253 times

Nas has announced that he is currently writing his debut memoir It Ain’t Too Hard to Tell, due for release in fall 2012.

HarperCollins announced earlier today that he is co-penning the book with veteran journalist Toure. No other details about the memoir have been released at this time.

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B.o.B Says He's "90 Percent Done" With Recording Sophomore Album
Added: 12 September 2011 | Read 208 times

B.o.B has revealed that he is 90 percent finished recording his upcoming sophomore album.

Speaking with Syracuse University’s The Daily Orange, Bobby Ray explained that the follow-up to last year’s The Adventures of Bobby Ray is a "happy medium” between his debut and mixtapes.

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Game Speaks On Reconciling With Dr. Dre, Working With Kendrick Lamar
Added: 12 September 2011 | Read 382 times

Dr. Dre stayed out of his beef with 50 Cent, but Game recently explained how their reconciliation came to be. Speaking with Hard Knock TV, the Compton, California native said that Dre reached out to him for help on Detox after keeping in touch over the years.

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Rick Ross Threatenes Kreayshawn, Calls Her A 'Dirty B**ch'
Added: 12 September 2011 | Read 539 times

Rapper Rick Ross has finally broken his silence over comments rapper Kreyashawn is made in freestyles.

Over the summer, the female rapper, who hails from Oakland, made several negative statements about Rick Ross in interviews and rhymes.

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Eminem 'Born of Fire' Commercial Wins An Emmy
Added: 12 September 2011 | Read 378 times

This past week Eminem helped earn an award for the Chrysler 200 commercial that premiered last year during the NFL's Super Bowl.

The commercial, which starred hometown rapper Eminem, Chrysler moved the city of Detroit with a riveting commercial that caught the eyes of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Aaron Allen serves as a creative director from Wieden + Kennedy, the Portland and New York based ad agency that created the commercial.

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Teachers Union Pulls Support For Board Candidate Over Pimp C./UGK Affiliation
Added: 11 September 2011 | Read 516 times

An influential teachers union in Atlanta has pulled their support for a candidate running for the school board, after finding out he was the Vice President of the Hip-Hop label founded by legendary rapper Chad "Pimp C." Butler.

The Atlanta Federation of Teachers withdrew their support for candidate Byron Amos, after finding out that he was the Vice President of UGK Records.

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Prison Officials Change Reason For Detaining T.I.; Claims Unauthorized Guests Were On Bus
Added: 09 September 2011 | Read 378 times

T.I. was sent back to prison because his manager and TV producers were with him on a luxury bus after he left a Forrest City, Arkansas prison.

The rapper had served 11 months of a 12 month sentence for violating his probation in September of 2009, by being in possession of drugs.

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Jay-Z Accused Of Forcing Residents Out of Luxury Building in Philly
Added: 09 September 2011 | Read 337 times

Residents of a Philadelphia luxury building owned by international rap star Jay-Z claim that they are being harassed by the mogul's legal team, so that they will ultimately vacate the premises.

According to FoxNews, Jay-Z, born Shawn Corey Carter, is a co-owner of the company SCC North American Realty, LLC, which owns and operates a 24 unit condominium complex, which was purchased January of 2009.

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Lil Wayne, Kanye West Lead 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations
Added: 09 September 2011 | Read 288 times

The nominees have been announced for this year's 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, with Lil Wayne nabbing a record-breaking 18 nods.

Behind Weezy were Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, both of whom earned nine nominations and will go head-to-head in the MVP of the Year category. Rick Ross follows with eight nods, while Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj each scored six.

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Charges Dropped Against Wiz Khalifa In Drug Arrest
Added: 09 September 2011 | Read 489 times

Last November, Wiz Khalifa was arrested for trafficking marijuana, maintaining a place for sale of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a performance at East Carolina University.

Almost a year later, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native is off the hook. According to The Daily Reflector, charges have been dropped against the "Roll Up" rapper because they were in error at the time of the arrest.

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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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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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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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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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Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Help Students Excel At School

Rapper Rick Ross will use his star power to support at risk youth during the 3rd Annual Rick Ross Be Out Day this week.

The rapper’s Rick Ross Charities will host the event with the City of North Miami Office of the City Clerk, Alix Desulme.

Desulme, The Children’s Trust, The Urban League of Greater Miami and Ross will present the rapper’s annual back to school initiative.

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