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Flo Rida, LMFAO, Bruno Mars Pass 5 Million Sold B.o.B., Em Certified Platinum
Added: 09 March 2012 | Read 601 times

Three top Hip-Hop/R&B artists were certified five times platinum last month by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Rapper Flo Rida Electronica/Hip-Hop/Electronic group LMFAO and Bruno Mars all received plaques for selling over 5 million downloads of their most popular singles.

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Top Dawg Entertainment Signs Joint Venture Deal With Aftermath/Interscope
Added: 09 March 2012 | Read 1025 times

West Coast based Top Dawg Entertainment, the home to Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, has just signed a joint venture deal with Aftermath/Interscope Records, according to the company’s founder Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

The label is set to release an official press release giving more details about the deal shortly.

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50 Cent To Perform 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin' In Its Entirety At SXSW Shady 2.0 Showcase
Added: 08 March 2012 | Read 514 times

50 Cent is slated to perform his 2003 debut Get Rich or Die Tryin' in its entirety at the Shady 2.0 Showcase at this year's South By Southwest festival.

Additional artists on the bill include Shady Records signees Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf. Sway Calloway will also host "The Next Phase," which features performances from Big K.R.I.T., Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Don Trip, STS and The Foodchain.

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Game Announces New Album F.I.V.E. (Fear Is Victory's Evolution)
Added: 08 March 2012 | Read 666 times

Compton rapper Game, who was recently granted an appeal in an ongoing $5 million defamation case, spoke with XXL and announced the title of his fifth studio album, F.I.V.E. (Fear Is Victory’s Evolution), as well as the significance behind its name.

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Tech N9ne Reveals Artwork and Tracklist For New EP 'Klusterfuk'
Added: 07 March 2012 | Read 570 times

After announcing the project last year, Tech N9ne has finally revealed the tracklisting and cover art for his upcoming release, the KlusterfukEP.

Tech is planning to release the 6-track EP on March 13, exactly 11 days before he embarks on the “Hostile Takeover Tour” with Machine Gun Kelly, Krizz Kaliko, ¡Mayday!, and more.

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Game Granted Appeal In $5 Million Defamation Case
Added: 07 March 2012 | Read 479 times

Rapper Game has caught a break in a $5 million defamation case, as a judge recently granted the rapper an appeal.

Game, born Jayceon Taylor, was on the losing end of a defamation of character lawsuit filed by five Greensboro police officers, who arrested the rapper in the Four Seasons Mall in October of 2005.

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New Victim Comes Forward In Nipsey Hussle Shooting Million Dollar Bail For Suspect
Added: 07 March 2012 | Read 588 times

Police in Tempe, Arizona have confirmed that another shooting victim at a Nipsey Hussle concert has forward, bringing the total number of victims to 15 people.

Additionally, police have released the identity of one of the alleged shooters.

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Ice Cube Reveals the Not-So-Salacious Scoop Behind 'It Was a Good Day'
Added: 07 March 2012 | Read 517 times

While it may be good to take it for what it’s worth, Ice Cube’s hit song, “It Was a Good Day” has proven to be anything but simple for anyone trying to take its lyrics to heart.

Speaking with The Huffington Post, the rapper/actor revealed the basis for his Isley Brothers-sampled tune, saying his “good day” was nothing more than a made up account of a what would make for a good 24 hours.

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E-40 Plans Three Albums This March
Added: 07 March 2012 | Read 308 times

Rapper E-40 is planning a busy March, with the release of three separate albums later this month.

The Vallejo-based rap legend will drop The Block Brochure, along with Welcome To The Soil 1, 2 & 3.

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Yelawolf Hospitalized in Wisconsin, Cancels Detroit Show
Added: 06 March 2012 | Read 631 times

Alabama Hip-Hop artist Yelawolf was recently hospitalized in Wisconsin and has cancelled his Detroit show.

According to the Detroit News, Yelawolf was admitted after a concert in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday night, as reported by concert promoter Live Nation.

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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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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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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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