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From Kendrick Lamar opening his critically acclaimed, gold selling album good kid, m.A.A.d. citywith a prayer to Christian emcee Lecrae becoming the first rapper to ever win the Best Gospel Album Grammy award, the discussion of faith in Hip-Hop has become widely accepted on a larger scale again.
Ghostface Killah says he wants to explore the topic in a future project as well. The New York City native has long incorporated the philosophy of The Five Percent Nation into his work, but he tells Fact Magazine that he now wants to do an entire LP focused on his relationship with God.
It seems that Miley Cyrus’ New Years resolution was to enter Hip Hop. In his interview with MTV Hive, the Moroccan rapper confirms that the two have been in the studio together.
According to the rapper, the pair linked up at Clive Davis’ Grammy party back in February and united over shared inebriation
Reebok’s decision to break ties with Rick Ross is allegedly about to set the Maybach Music Group boss back between $3.5 – $5 million according to a report by TMZ.
Apparently, Ross was getting paid every time he wore apparel by Reebok, but after he and the brand started to receive significant criticism for the rapper’s controversial lyrics in Rocko’s song, “U.O.E.N.O.,” the shoe company decided to end its partnership with Ross.
Today (April 15th) a terrorist attack struck the city of Boston on Patriot’s Day during the Boston Marathon.
As of 6 p.m. EST, 2 people are confirmed dead, 6 are in critical condition and more than 100 were injured in two reported explosions.
G.O.O.D. Music member Pusha T is prepping the release of his debut album My Name Is My Name for later this year. This weekend at the Coachella Music Festival the emcee spoke with Fuse about the project and revealed that he sees it as a combination of Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death, Ma$e’s Harlem World, and RZA’s production of Only Built For Cuban Linx.
“Those are like the perfect moods in description of diversity of what I want to hear in rap,” said Pusha. “The raw RZA edge… the lyricism of a Biggie… the arrogance of a Ma$e in Harlem World.”
The furor over Rick Ross’ Molly-Gate continues to swell. Yesterday, Reebok dropped him from a lucrative contract. Twitter was a buzz as rappers such as Slim Thug and Meek Mill supported Ross while others defended women’s rights.
Now, Rick Ross is speaking and apologizing. In an official statement released today, the rapper states:
New York emcee Fabolous is ready to return with his new album, Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power, on June 18th.
Fabolous made the announcement while visiting BET”s 106 & Park. He stopped by the video countdown show to world premiere the visual for his Chris Brown-assisted single “Ready.”
“Boy from the hood but got White House clearance.”-Jay-Z
Jay-Z did not offend his political connects on his vicious new song, “Open Letter” he released earlier today but he does have them talking.
Reebok has officially ended it’s partnership with Maybach Music mogul Rick Ross. The sneaker company first felt the heat calling for them to cut off Ross after the release of his latest song U.O.N.E.O depicted the rapper performing date rape on a woman: “Put Molly [Ecstasy] all in the champagne. She ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoy that. She ain’t even know it.”