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Swizz Beatz Helps Raise $1.5 Million In The Bronx
Added: 07 June 2012 | Read 256 times

Producer Swizz Beatz helped raise millions of dollars Monday night (June 3) at a fundraiser sponsored by Samsung.

Swizz attended the #Hope4Children Gala, which took place at the American Museum of Natural History, which is located in New York.

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Nas Weighs In On Nicki Minaj Summer Jam Controversy, Friendship With Lauryn Hill
Added: 06 June 2012 | Read 601 times

After Nicki Minaj abruptly pulled out of Hot 97’s Summer Jam performance due to Peter Rosenberg’s remarks about “Starships,” Nas stepped up to the plate to fill her time slot and brought out Lauryn Hill during his set.

During an interview with Rap-Up, Esco weighed in on the controversy in the wake of the festival, stating that he’s been there before and that “These things happen.”

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Kendrick Lamar Explains First Linking With Dr. Dre
Added: 06 June 2012 | Read 343 times

Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre have been putting in work together in the studio, most recently releasing the collaborative single “The Recipe.”

During an interview with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, K. Dot explained how he initially linked with the Hip Hop veteran, stating that his buzz caught his attention.

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Kanye West Angrily Tells Fan To 'Chill Out' At Concert In Paris, France
Added: 06 June 2012 | Read 438 times

During Watch the Throne's concert in Paris, France, Kanye West stopped the show. Before going into his "Flashing Lights" solo song, the Chicago emcee asked for music to stop.

He directed his attention towards a fan who was apparently pointing a laser at him. He angrily instructed the fan to stop pointing the laser.

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Prodigy - H.N.I.C. 3 (Album Tracklist)
Added: 05 June 2012 | Read 624 times

Mobb Deep member Prodigy is gearing up for the July 3 release of his new album, H.N.I.C. 3, for which the rapper revealed the cover art and tracklisting of earlier today

H.N.I.C. 3, which is the MC’s third solo studio album, will feature appearances from Willie Taylor of Day 26, Wiz Khalifa, Havoc, Young L, T.I., and more. Production on the album comes from the likes of Alchemist, Beat Butcha, The Columbians, S.C., and Sid Roams.

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Peter Rosenberg Responds to Nicki Minaj Controversy 'Not Sorry'
Added: 05 June 2012 | Read 464 times

After a media firestorm, his name becoming a trending topic, and after Young Money artist Nicki Minaj cancelled her performance at Hot 97′s Summer Jam, Peter Rosenberg has taken the time to speak out about his recent comments on the Summer Jam stage.

In an interview with TMZ, Peter Rosenberg elaborated on his comments made about Nicki’s song “Starships”, while introducing Kendrick Lamar on the Summer Jam stage.

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Kid Cudi Announces New Album 'indicud'
Added: 05 June 2012 | Read 428 times

G.O.O.D. Music recording artist Kid Cudi has revealed the title for his upcoming third solo studio album – indicud.

The Cleveland native took to Twitter early this morning (June 5) with the following message: “My new album is called ‘indicud’, it will be my version of The Chronic 2001, some songs ill produce, others ill feat &/or play songwriter.”

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Drake's 3rd Annual 'OVO Festival' To Feature A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd and 2 Chainz
Added: 05 June 2012 | Read 433 times

In its third year, the Toronto-held “October’s Very Own Festival,” which Drake has headlined since its creation, will feature performances from A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, and 2 Chainz.

Drake tweeted the news out last night: “OVO Fest August 5th. A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, The Weeknd, Drake. A special night we’ve created for the greatest city…Toronto.”

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Nicki Minaj Talks To Funk Master Flex Over Summer Jam Debacle
Added: 05 June 2012 | Read 356 times

After bailing on Hot 97′s Summer Jam, Nicki Minaj called Hot 97 with Funk Master Flex and explained why she didn’t make an appearance.

“What happened was this, my fans didn’t appreciate his comments,” Nicki Minaj said live on the air. “Like I told you Flex, this was not about 2,000 people that he talking to. This was streamed to the world. that stream was posted on my website”

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Rock The Bells Adds DMX, Eve And Jadakiss To 2012 Lineup; 'Wu-Block' Album To Be Performed For First Time
Added: 04 June 2012 | Read 326 times

With last week’s festival announcement including names like Nas, Slick Rick, Immortal Technique, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and a heap of others, Guerrilla Union and Rock the Bells have loaded this year’s roster by adding DMX, Eve, Jadakiss, Future, and Pusha T to the 2012 lineup.

According to a press release, “Four-time Platinum selling artist DMX will play a headlining role at Rock the Bells this summer, performing songs from his six Billboard chart-topping albums. Joining him will be label-mates Eve and Jadakiss, slated to perform their own sets.”

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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