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Cee Lo Green Preps For Busy Holiday Season
Added: 31 October 2011 | Read 159 times

Atlanta rapper Cee Lo Green is preparing for a busy holiday season, which will see the rapper make several high profile television appearances.

Cee Lo will give a high profile performance during the 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24 on NBC.

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Wiz Khalifa Signs Female Rapper Lola Monroe
Added: 31 October 2011 | Read 881 times

Wiz Khalifa has added a female component to his Taylor Gang label imprint with rap artist Lola Monroe.

“We got it in with Taylor Gang. We Taylored now,” the 25-year-old former model told DJGreg Street of Atlanta radio station V-103. “Wiz is like a positive free individual that’s about his business and that matches everything I’ve created on my side. When he reached out, he was like, ‘I feel as though our movements represent the same thing, so I want you to rep Taylor Gang.’ And I agreed, so it’s only right.”

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Rick Ross, Young Jeezy No Shows At Annual 'Powerhouse' Concert In Philly
Added: 31 October 2011 | Read 409 times

Rapper Rick Ross missed another high-profile performance last night (October 28), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rick Ross was supposed hit the stage at during the annual Power 99FM “Powerhouse Concert,” which also featured Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Chris Brown and others as headliners.

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Madonna Taps Nicki Minaj And MIA For New Single
Added: 29 October 2011 | Read 407 times

Pop star Madonna will utilize the power of hip-hop music to help sell her new single, from her upcoming album.

Rapper Nicki Minaj and MIA have been tapped to be featured on Madonna’s new untitled single.

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DJ Premier, Nas Remix Classical Music With The Berklee Symphony Orchestra
Added: 29 October 2011 | Read 414 times

Recently Vibe Magazine linked up with DJ Premier, Nas, and The Berklee Symphony Orchestra as a part of Hyundai’s RE:GENERATION project.

As part of the project, “Primo” was given classical music and met with former classical music professor at Juilliard, Bruce Adolphe. Setting out to study classical music theory, and the inspirations of some of the genre’s famous composers, the eventual product is a legendary track with Premier, Nas and the Berklee Symphony Orchestra.

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Gucci Mane Loses Bid For Freedom; Hit With Civil Suit
Added: 29 October 2011 | Read 584 times

Gucci Mane’s bid to have his jail time reduced was denied by a judge today (October 28) in a DeKalb County courthouse.

Gucci is serving a six month sentence for a January incident, in which he allegedly assaulted a woman and pushed her out of a moving car, after she refused his proposition for sex.

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Asher Roth To Star In Comedy '50k And A Call Girl'
Added: 28 October 2011 | Read 369 times

Rapper Asher Roth will land on the big screen in a new movie being shot titled “50K and a Call Girl.”

The movie, which also stars Ross Patterson, Seth Grossman and Jesse Wiseman, is a faux documentary/road trip comedy that focuses on a man who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given six weeks to live.

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Smoke DZA & Sir Michael Rocks Sign To Curren$y's Jet Life Recordings
Added: 28 October 2011 | Read 383 times

New Orleans rapper Curren$y has expanded his Jet life Recordings, adding half of The Cool Kids, rapper Sir Michael Rocks and Harlem’s Smoke DZA to the roster.

This past Sunday (October 23) Curren$y took to Twitter to unleash the news about Sir Michael Rocks.

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Chris Brown Goes Hip-Hop With Role In New Flick 'Planet B Boy'
Added: 28 October 2011 | Read 323 times

R&B singer Chris Brown recently flexed his rapping skills during a BET Awards “Cypher” and now he has has been tapped to bring some hip-hop flair to the upcoming dance film “Planet B Boy.”

The movie is being directed by Bronson Lee, who also produced the award-winning documentary of the same name.

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50 Cent Says His New Album Will Release In December
Added: 27 October 2011 | Read 411 times

50 Cent has spoken on his oft-delayed fifth studio album for the past few years, but he promises that it will finally see the light of day.

During an interview with Global Grind, Fif said that the LP will arrive by year's end despite the fact that a single is yet to be released from the offering.

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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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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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