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B.o.B Talks Lil Wayne Collab On 'Strange Clouds' & Upcoming Album With T.I.
Added: 15 December 2011 | Read 985 times

With new work on the way, B.o.B recently sat down to speak on his upcoming work with T.I. and his new single, "Strange Clouds."

Bobby Ray spoke with Nitecap about why he felt Lil Wayne fit the new single and how T.I. came out of prison "recording like Tupac."

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Common Talks The Dreamer / The Believer Reuniting with No I.D.
Added: 15 December 2011 | Read 809 times

Chicago bred rapper Common recently sat down with AHH in an exclusive interview to explain the most recent project The Dreamer / The Believer, produced by No I.D. and set to hit stores on December 20th.

Common released BE and Finding Forever to critical acclaim, but the rapper believes that this project is one of his favorites and best to date.

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Jay-Z Speaks On J. Cole's Grammy Nomination
Added: 14 December 2011 | Read 742 times

Between scoring a Grammy nod and having his debut LP Cole World: The Sideline Story go gold, it's been a big year for J. Cole.

Now, the Roc Nation rapper's boss Jay-Z recently spoke to MTV about his thoughts on Cole's recent Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

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T.I. Announces New Mixtape To Be Released New Year's Day at Midnight
Added: 14 December 2011 | Read 618 times

Atlanta based rapper T.I. has announced that he will be releasing a new mixtape on January 1 at midnight.

T.I. took to his Twitter to make the big announcement, where the rapper revealed his plans for new music since his release from prison.
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Drake Announces The Club Paradise Tour Dates
Added: 13 December 2011 | Read 587 times

Following a previous announcement about the tour, Drizzy releases the official dates for the North American and European trek.

Drake has announced the official North American and European dates for "The Club Paradise" tour.

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The Roots Announce 5th Annual Holiday Jam Session
Added: 13 December 2011 | Read 524 times

The Roots have announced they will host their 5th Annual Christmas Jam this month in Brooklyn, New York.

The Philadelphia-based Hip-Hop band will hit the stage at Brooklyn Bowl on December 15, with the Music Unites Youth Choir.

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Snoop Dogg Set To Battle It Out - On 'The Price Is Right'
Added: 12 December 2011 | Read 692 times

Rapper Snoop Dogg will make his first appearance on “The Price Is Right” in January, during the show’s first-ever celebrity week special.

Snoop Dogg will join co-host Drew Carey and other celebrities, who will take on contestants for good causes.

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T.I. Calls New Records 'Intellectually Ignorant,' Explains Post-Prison Writing Process
Added: 12 December 2011 | Read 767 times

T.I. has been hard at work on his new album Trouble Man, impacting in February 2012, and says that a lot of his recent music addresses his post-prison mindset.

Speaking with MTV News, Tip explained how many of the songs are “intellectually ignorant” and how his topics shifted following his release from jail.

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Billboard Names Lil Wayne Top R&B/Rapper Of 2011, Nicki Minaj Places Second
Added: 11 December 2011 | Read 973 times

Young Money CEO Lil Wayne will end 2011 as the top R&B/Hip-Hop artist, according to data released by Billboard magazine.

The rapper had a banner year, thanks to his hits album Tha Carter IV.

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Toddler Shot In Oakland Dies
Added: 11 December 2011 | Read 754 times

A one-year-old toddler who was shot in the head during a rap video died from his injury yesterday (December 9).

The child, Hiram Lawrence, was among the seven people shot on November 28, while people were gathered in front of a liquor store in West Oakland.

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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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