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50 Cent Lands First Television Acting Role
Added: 12 November 2011 | Read 563 times

Rapper 50 Cent has landed his first role on the small screen and an upcoming episode of the TV show “The Finder.” According to reports, 50 has been tapped to star in an episode of the show this winter.

50 Cent will star as a hip-hop mogul who is attempting to recover missing masters from a deceased rapper, that recorded for his record label.

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DMX Shoots Video For New Rap Single 'Tell Your Friends'
Added: 11 November 2011 | Read 614 times

DMX got in front of the camera for an official video shoot earlier this week. The rapper, who has been arrested over 30 times in his life, said he is done getting in trouble.

The video is the for the song “Tell Your Friends,” which features New Orleans group N.O.4.

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T-Pain Enlists Rappers Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Wiz Khalifa and E-40 On New Album rEVOLVEr
Added: 11 November 2011 | Read 776 times

The singer/producer/rapper has enlisted some well-known hip-hop stars for the release

Rappers like Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Wiz Khalifa, and E-40 check in on rEVOLVEr.

According to T-Pain, he recorded seven albums worth of material to come up with the final track listing for rEVOLVEr.

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Booking Agent Says Wale Has Touring Power
Added: 11 November 2011 | Read 446 times

Rapper Wale may be the #1 rapper in the country with the release of his chart topping album Ambition, but the rapper is also proving to be a major draw at venues around the country.

The rapper has sold out venues in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and his hometown of Washington, DC.

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Drake Says He 'Dropped The Ball' On Phonte Collaboration
Added: 10 November 2011 | Read 654 times

This past August, Little Brother alum Phonte aired out his grievances with The Source over Drake snubbing him a promised guest verse on a record that was likely slated for Tay and producer/fellow Little Brother architect 9th Wonder's Charity Starts At Home.

Now, in a recent interview with the Village Voice, Drizzy opens up about what happened to the long-awaited reunion between him and his favorite rapper.

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Mac Miller Expected To Make History With First No. 1
Added: 10 November 2011 | Read 568 times

Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller is expected to be the first rapper since Snoop Dogg affiliates Tha Dogg Pound to hit the top of the charts as an independent artist.

The rapper’s Blue Slide Park, which came out Tuesday, should top the charts when the numbers come in next week.

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Game Says He Will Be Featured 'More Than Once' On Dr. Dre's 'Detox'
Added: 09 November 2011 | Read 533 times

Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg recently said that Dr. Dre’s near-mythical album Detox was in the mixing stage, though a concrete release date is yet to be announced.

Game recently spoke with KISS 107.5's Jay Thomas and said that if the album ever does drop, he will be featured on at least two of the tracks.

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Kanye West Out Of Big Day Out Festival
Added: 09 November 2011 | Read 274 times

Organizers for the Big Day Out Festival have lost more hip-hop star power, as Kanye West is no longer taking part in the annual event.

The rap star was supposed to headline the Auckland date of the Big Day Out Festival, but organizers said that he has been 86′d, due to downsizing.

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Rappers Lil Wayne, Fat Joe Link With Dwight Howard To Coach B-Ball Teams
Added: 09 November 2011 | Read 271 times

Rappers Lil Wayne and Fat Joe will showcase their basketball skills on the court this weekend in Orlando, Florida, although the two superstar rappers will not be playing.

Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard has tapped the two rappers to serve as coaches during the D12 All-Star Basketball game, which will take place November 12–13.

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Lil Wayne To Maintain Sobriety On Overseas Tour
Added: 08 November 2011 | Read 534 times

Lil Wayne may be bringing a 50-person entourage with him to South Africa in December, but he won't be bringing drugs or alcohol.

Timeslive reports that Wayne intends to maintain his sobriety as required by his three-year probation for drug possession.

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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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