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Meek Mill Talks Relationship With Jay-Z, Says He's Paved The Way For Up & Coming Artists From Philadelphia
Added: 26 October 2012 | Read 691 times

As an artist both signed to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group and also managed by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, Philly rapper Meek Mill has received feedback on his debut album, Dreams & Nightmares, from some of Hip Hop’s most notable artists.

While appearing on MTV’s Rap Fix Live yesterday (October 24), the Philadelphia emcee spoke on his relationship with Jay-Z who he says has never been afraid to tell it like it is when it comes to his input on Dreams & Nightmares.

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Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz Purchasing $12 Million Mansion From Eddie Murphy
Added: 26 October 2012 | Read 760 times

Alicia Keys and her husband Hip-Hop producer Swizz Beatz have entered into a contract to purchase Eddie Murphy’s mansion in Englewood, New Jersey.

According to the New York Daily News, the powerful couple entered into deal to buy the house for $12 million, but the closing has been delayed for unknown reasons for a few months.

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Rapper Nicki Minaj Announced As Headliner For 40th Annual American Music Awards
Added: 24 October 2012 | Read 468 times

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has been tapped to headline “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards.”

Nicki Minaj will join Taylor Swift and Linkin Park as the featured performers of "The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards."

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The Roots To Unveil New Mural In Philadelphia This Weekend
Added: 24 October 2012 | Read 436 times

Black Thought and ?uestlove of The Roots will unveil the design of “The Roots Mural Project” this weekend in their hometown of Philadelphia.

The award-winning rappers/musician will be joined by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Ernel Martinez, lead artist of The Roots Mural Project and Jane Golden, Director, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and others.

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Game Speaks On Possible Nicki Minaj Verse For Trey Songz Collaboration
Added: 23 October 2012 | Read 479 times

Game most recently unveiled the controversial cover art for his upcoming album Jesus Piece, and he's planning on ruffling feathers with the LP's content. During an interview with Rap-Up, Jayceon Taylor spoke on a cut he has with Trey Songz for which he's hoping to get a Nicki Minaj verse.

On the cut, he talks about walking out of the back door of a church and immediately hitting up a strip club.

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Gunplay Released From Prison On $150,000 Bond, Currently On House Arrest
Added: 23 October 2012 | Read 617 times

Gunplay was released on $150,000 bond earlier today and is on house arrest in connection with the robbery of a man at a Miami, Florida tax business.

According to NBC News, the Maybach Music Group rapper is out of prison and is facing charges of second degree aggravated assault with a firearm and armed robbery.

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Rapper Game Reveals Artwork, Release Date For 'Jesus Piece'
Added: 22 October 2012 | Read 670 times

Rapper Game revealed the artwork for his upcoming album Jesus Piece this weekend.

According to Game, Jesus Piece will land on shelves December 12.

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Wiz Khalifa Hopes To One Day Work With Nas, Comments On Drake's Missing 'Work Hard, Play Hard' Verse
Added: 22 October 2012 | Read 593 times

During an interview Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa didn’t hesitate in speaking on everything from his mom’s turkey spaghetti to his upcoming album, O.N.I.F.C.

And while the rapper didn’t shy away from revealing that his favorite cartoon character is Donatello of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, sharing his love for Honey Bunches Of Oat, or boasting on his video editing skills, the rapper also spoke on wanting to work with fellow lyricist Nas.

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Three Six Mafia Inducted Into Memphis Music Hall of Fame
Added: 20 October 2012 | Read 1388 times

Memphis rap group Three Six Mafia will be among the first artists to ever be inducted into the Smithsonian’s new Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

Three Six Mafia is among the initial 25 musical legends from the state, who will be honored in a ceremony this November.

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Curren$y, Jet Life Crew Line Up Fiend, Killa Kyleon For 'Jet Life 2'
Added: 20 October 2012 | Read 465 times

Rapper Curren$y and his Jet Life crew of rappers have released the artwork and track list for Jet World Order 2.

The 17-track album features Jet Life members Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Smoke DZA, Sir Michael Rocks, in addition to CornerBoy P, Fiend, Killa Kyleon and Dee Low.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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