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Nas Says Marvin Gaye 'Inspired' Him, Shares Hopes To Marry Again
Added: 24 July 2012 | Read 510 times

Queens, New York's Nas has been quite candid about his struggles in promoting and releasing his latest album, Life is Good.

The QB emcee has talked about how much divorce, parenting and money issues have all been integral in his growth, allowing him to see the more inspiring parts of life. In being so open about these things, he drew inspiration from another artist who also faced similar issues in his career, Marvin Gaye.

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G.O.O.D. Music Compilation 'Cruel Summer' Delayed
Added: 23 July 2012 | Read 750 times

G.O.O.D. Music's debut compilation Cruel Summer has been delayed.

According to a press release, the album, which was originally slated for release on August 7th, has been pushed back to September 4th.

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Common Possibly Facing Foreclosure On Chicago Condo
Added: 23 July 2012 | Read 400 times

According to reports, Common is allegedly in danger of having his Chicago condo foreclosed. TMZ is reporting that legal documents show the Chicago emcee has not paid mortgage for months.

The reports indicate that Common and Derek Dudley, his manager, have not paid the $2,285 monthly mortgage since March. As a result, the reports state that Bank of America is filing foreclosure documents.

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Lil Wayne & DJ Drama Announce 'Dedication 4' Due In August
Added: 23 July 2012 | Read 810 times

The last entry in Lil Wayne's heralded Dedication series came out in 2008. Four years later, the long-awaited Dedication 4 is now a reality.

On Sunday (July 22), Lil Wayne confirmed the release of the DJ Drama-hosted project to his fans on Twitter:

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HTC Sells Back Half Of Beats Electronics To Owners For $150 Million
Added: 23 July 2012 | Read 520 times

Telephone maker HTC has sold back half of their stake in Beats Electronics, the company co-owned by producer Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

According to the Chicago Tribune, HTC sold 25% of their shares back to Beats Electronics for $150 million.

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T.I. Rattles Off Upcoming 'Trouble Man' Collaborations With Andre 3000, R. Kelly, Lil Wayne And More
Added: 20 July 2012 | Read 743 times

With the recent release of his eight studio album’s newest single, “Go Get It,” T.I. has revealed a number of other collaborations that listeners can expect when Trouble Man drops on September 19.

“I got a record entitled ‘Trouble Man” with R. Kelly… that’s dope,” T.I. told XXL‘s Shaheem Reid. “I got a record called “Wave Hello” with Cee Lo. I got a record called “Who Shall I Be Sorry” for with Andre 3000. I got another record called “Guns and Roses” with a surprise feature; it’s out the genre and it’s through the roof. That’s another dope record.”

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Kendrick Lamar Teams Up With BET Music Matters For Fall Tour; Dates And Cities Announced
Added: 20 July 2012 | Read 356 times

Kendrick Lamar has teamed up with BET’s Music Matters campaign for an upcoming fall tour in support of his major label debut, good kid, m.a.a.d city, which is currently set for release on October 2 via TDE, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.

“Kendrick is one the most prolific and phenomenal artists emerging today,” said Kelly Griffin, Senior Director of Music Programming at BET.

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Nas Confirms Recording Lost Track With Frank Ocean
Added: 20 July 2012 | Read 423 times

Earlier this month, Frank Ocean spoke of a track he recorded with Nas, "No Such Thing as White Jesus." According to Ocean, the digital session was lost.

In an interview with MTV News, Nas spoke on the cut, but would not say that it was "No Such Thing as White Jesus."

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Former Cash Money Rapper BG Gets 14 Years On Gun Charges
Added: 19 July 2012 | Read 767 times

BG, a rapper that helped build Cash Money Records, was sentenced to 14 years for possessing a firearm, conspiring to obstruct justice and other changes.

BG, Christopher Dorsey. was sentenced on Wednesday in New Orleans by U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan. Judge Berrigan also gave BG three years of supervised release at the end of his jail terms.

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Battle Over Rick Ross Name Rages On In Court
Added: 19 July 2012 | Read 825 times

The legal battle over the name “Rick Ross” rages on between “Freeway” Rick Rossand rapper Rick Ross, who owns the trademark to the name.

On Tuesday (July 17), a federal judge ruled that the case could continue in court.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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