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Legendary Rapper DMC Announces Brand New Album
Added: 17 November 2011 | Read 870 times

Legendary Run-DMC group member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels has announced he is dropping a brand-new album titled Rock Solid.

The first single from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member’s new album is a double-sided release titled “Attention Please!” b/w a track titled “Rock Solid.”

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Busta Rhymes, Mystikal Sign With Cash Money
Added: 17 November 2011 | Read 871 times

In a move as unexpected as it is contentious, Busta Rhymes officially signed to Cash Money on Wednesday. While details of the deal are unclear, the pioneering emcee will surely join Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, on the Young Money roster.

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Hip-Hop Band The Roots Announce Dates In Support Of 'undun'; Tracklist Revealed
Added: 17 November 2011 | Read 775 times

The Roots have announced a special set of performances to support their highly anticipated album, undun, the group’s first concept album.

The Roots will hit the Highline Ballroom in New York City starting on November 29th and will play subsequent dates on November  30th and December 5th.

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Ludacris Releases '1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time' Mixtape
Added: 15 November 2011 | Read 503 times

Earlier today (November 15), Atlanta native and Disturbing Tha Peace founder, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, released his new, mostly Southern-fueled mixtape, 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time.

1.21 Gigawatts is being released following Ludacris’ brief hiatus from music over the past few years to focus on acting. Since 2009, Ludacris has starred in over five films, including Gamer, No Strings Attached, and Fast Five, and he released one musical project, Battle of the Sexes, last year.

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Lil Kim Working On Book/Documentary
Added: 15 November 2011 | Read 303 times

Brooklyn, New York rapper Lil’ Kim has announced that she is working on a brand-new book and a documentary.

According to Lil Kim, the untitled release may come as a package, which will focus on her life, as well as her “comeback,” after serving a year in federal prison.

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Trey Songz Sued Over 'YUUP' Catchphrase
Added: 15 November 2011 | Read 775 times

R&B singer Trey Songz is going after a reality show star he has accused of stealing his signature “YUUP” catchphrase.

Trey’s lawyer sent a cease and desist letter to Dave “The Mogul” Hester of “Storage Wars,” claiming that his usage of the phrase during the show’s auction segments.

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Mobb Deep To Drop New EP November 21
Added: 15 November 2011 | Read 526 times

Rap veterans Mobb Deep have announced the release date for the inaugural album from their new record label, Infamous Records.

The group’s new EP Black Cocaine will be released in two different versions.

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Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa Launch Tour In Support Of New Collaborative Album
Added: 14 November 2011 | Read 524 times

Rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa have announced they will hit the road together this December during “The High School Tour.”

The nationwide, six date outing will kick off December 5 at smaller venues, starting in New York, at Terminal 5.

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Kendrick Lamar Talks About Working With Just Blaze, Dispels 'Detox' Rumor
Added: 14 November 2011 | Read 399 times

During a recent trip to New York, Compton's Kendrick Lamar spoke on the latest Detox "rumor" and confirmed new work with Just Blaze.

The Top Dog Entertainment emcee also explained how he introduced himself to Just Blaze in the studio and how they ended up working with one another.

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Master P Preps New Album Called 'TMZ - Too Many Zeros'
Added: 13 November 2011 | Read 1157 times

No Limit Records Forever founder/rap mogul Master P. is planning a return to rap with the release of a new album titled TMZ – Too Many Zeros.

The news of the album comes three years after Master P announced a name change, in addition to a hiatus from the rapping side of the business.

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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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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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