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Lil Wayne Writing Prison Memoir, 'Gone Til November', Set For Fall Release
Added: 13 January 2012 | Read 517 times

Young Money founder, Grammy Award-winner, and platinum-selling rapper, Lil Wayne, is moving into a new entrepreneurial venture – being an author.

Wayne, who spent eight months in 2010 on Riker’s Island in New York after being found guilty of a gun charge, will release his first memoir through Grand Central Publishing later this year.

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Rapper Nicki Minaj Lands First Grammy Performance
Added: 13 January 2012 | Read 336 times

Grammy nominated rapper Nicki Minaj has been announced as the first performers during the 54th annual Grammy awards.

Nicki Minaj would join artists like Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift as performers during the event, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Ludacris Introduces 'Party In A Box' Speaker System At The International Consumer Electronics Show
Added: 12 January 2012 | Read 397 times

Rapper/entrepreneur Ludacris will soon take his Soul Electronics line to the next level with the release of Soul’s latest product, Party In A Box.

Party In A Box is the company’s first ever non-headphone audio device and was first revealed at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z's Daughter, Blue Ivy, Being Showered With Only The Best
Added: 12 January 2012 | Read 826 times

Blue Ivy Carter, the newborn daughter of Beyonce Knowles and Sean “Jay-Z” Carter, is having one heck of a first week.

Before leaving Lennox Hospital in New York City late last night (January 10), baby Blue was given one of the most thoughtful and original gifts imaginable, the song “Glory,” by her father Jay-Z.

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Lupe Fiasco's Lasers Certified Gold
Added: 12 January 2012 | Read 263 times

Lupe Fiasco has earned gold certification for his fourth album Lasers, which released on March 8, 2011.

According to The LupEND Blog, the LP took 10 months to cross the 500,000 copies sold mark. Upon its initial release, the album sold 204,000 copies in its first week and debuted atop the Billboard 200. The album had the best-selling first-week sales of his career, and second top 10 album on the chart.

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50 Cent Teams With Pauly D. For New Custom Headphone Line
Added: 11 January 2012 | Read 516 times

50 Cent continues to strengthen his business relationship with DJ Pauly D. in another new deal with the “Jersey Shore” cast member, that will produce his own signature line of headphones.

50′s company SMS Audio will develop a full line of headphones with DJ Pauly D.

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Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Set To Headline Coachella 2012, Lineup Includes Kendrick Lamar & A$AP Rocky
Added: 10 January 2012 | Read 566 times

The 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has just revealed, via Twitter, some iconic, Hip-Hop surprises for their upcoming, two-weekend long festival.

On the final day of each of the weekend’s lineups, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will be headlining. No word on what specific albums or songs their sets will include.

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Snoop Dogg Arrested For Marijuana Possession In Texas
Added: 10 January 2012 | Read 814 times

Rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested for possession of marijuana in Texas over the weekend.

TMZ reports that Snoop’s tour bus was stopped at a border checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, in West Texas.

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50k People Expected To See Doug E. Fresh, Mary J. Blige At Jazz In The Gardens Festival
Added: 09 January 2012 | Read 575 times

Pioneering Hip-Hop legend Doug E. Fresh will be among the major artists showcased during this year’s Jazz in the Gardens music festival being held in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Doug E. joins headlining acts that include Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Jazz icon Ramsey Lewis, Kevin Eubanks and smooth sax player, Kenny G.

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Jay-Z, Beyonce Parents Of Blue Ivy Carter
Added: 09 January 2012 | Read 558 times

Rapper/mogul Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce Knowles are the proud parents of a baby girl.

The couple welcomed Blue Ivy Carter at Lenox Hill Hospital early this morning in New York.

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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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