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Jim Jones To Star In and Executive Produce 'Vampire Life: The Movie'
Added: 29 August 2012 | Read 385 times

Jim Jones is set to star in a leading role and executive produce the soundtrack for the film Vampire Life: The Movie. The Dipset Capo has partnered with CMG Entertainment in a multi-million dollar deal to produce and distribute the film, which will be released in December of this year.

Inspired by Jones’ Vamp Life movement, the film is described to be an action film with a similarity to the 2002 movie State Property, according to Brandi Hunter of MediaHunter Public Relations.

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Kendrick Lamar Describes His Family Life, Parents Influence On Music
Added: 29 August 2012 | Read 478 times

Much has been made of Kendrick Lamar's upbringing in California's notorious city Compton. Now, in a recent interview with VEVO and McDonald's, the Black Hippy rapper explains how his family anchored his music and life in the CPT.

K. Dot explained that not only did his parents raise him on a variety of Hip Hop and R&B acts, but they also instructed him to maintain a positive and socially conscious outlook. He said that it's because of them that he's been able to make the kind of music he now makes and preach his message.

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Meek Mill Shows Off His Acting Chops on Upcoming BET Film 'Streets'
Added: 28 August 2012 | Read 737 times

This Tuesday (August 28 at 10PM), Maybach Music Group recording artist Meek Mill makes his BET Network movie debut in Streets. Meek, who plays himself in the film, stars alongside Nafeesa Williams (Nicole Gordon) and Marvin Warner (Michael Butler).

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Jim Jones Headlining 'Push For Peace' Concert
Added: 26 August 2012 | Read 570 times

Rapper Jim Jones will join Hot 97 community activist/radio personality Lisa Evers for the third “Push for Peace” concert tomorrow (August 25). The third “Push for Peace” concert will take place in Harlem, for the first time.

The goal of the concert is to empower young people, in addition to developing conflict resolution skills as an alternative to violence.

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Kanye Emerges Victorious In Lawsuit Over 'Stronger'
Added: 25 August 2012 | Read 848 times

Hip-Hop star Kanye West was handed a victory in court on Monday (August 20) in a lawsuit over the rapper’s hit single “Stronger.”

Producer Vincent Peters sued Kanye West in June of 2010, claiming that the single, taken from West’s album Graduation, was actually his.

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Jay-Z Drops 40/40 Club Chicken Wing Lawsuit
Added: 25 August 2012 | Read 672 times

Jay-Z has dumped a lawsuit that stemmed over a recipe for chicken wings at his 40/40 Club in New York City.

Originally, Jay-Z had filed a the $1.5 million federal after chef Mike Shand was hired to overhaul the menu of the 40/40 Club. Shand eventually left the establishment and took several recipes with him, including the chicken wing.

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BMF Documentary To Debut At 16th Annual Urbanworld Film Fest
Added: 25 August 2012 | Read 572 times

The story of United States drug gang Black Mafia Family (BMF) will make its world premiere during the 16th annual Urbanworld Film Festival.

The 80-minute documentary, titled “BMF: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Drug Empire,” will be spotlighted during the 16th annual event, which will take place from September 19-23 in New York.

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Lil Wayne Releases New Date for Dedication 4 Mixtape
Added: 25 August 2012 | Read 946 times

New Orleans-bred Cash Money/Young Money CEO Lil Wayne recently took to Twitter to announce the long-awaited release date for the fourth installment in his dedication series.

Dedication 4 will release on August 30, nearly two weeks after the previously anticipated release date of August 15.

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Xzibit Lines Up Dr. Dre, Wiz, Game For 'Napalm' New Album Due Out October 9th
Added: 23 August 2012 | Read 592 times

West Coast veteran Xzibit has announced an October release date for his highly anticipated album Napalm. Xzibit lined up a who’s who in Hip-Hop for Napalm, which will feature guest appearances by artists like Wiz Khalifa, E-40, Prodigy, Crooked I, The Game, Slim The Mobster and Tha Alkaholiks.

“If you know Hip-Hop, you’re going to love and appreciate Napalm,” Xzibit told AHH. “The tone of the album is a testament to what I’ve been through in the last six years. I’m ready to kick some ass!”

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Lil Wayne Debuts Trukfit At S.L.A.T.E. In Las Vegas
Added: 23 August 2012 | Read 1115 times

Rapper Lil Wayne debuted his Trukfit clothing line at S.L.A.T.E. earlier this week in Las Vegas.

S.L.A.T.E. is an annual, curated gathering of progressive streetwear labels from the skate, surf, art and music communities.

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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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50 Cent Addresses New York Mets Opening Pitch Criticism

50 Cent has addressed the opening pitch he made at the New York Mets game.

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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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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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