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T.I. Announces Release Date for New Album 'Trouble Man'
Added: 16 May 2012 | Read 579 times

Atlanta rapper and self proclaimed “King of the South,” T.I. took to New York’s Hot 97 with DJ Drama at his side this week to announce the release date of his upcoming project titled, Trouble Man.

The album follows up T.I.’s New Year’s Eve mixtape called F*ck the City Up, and will be his eighth official release and first full length album since being freed from prison in late September 2011.

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Rakim Announces Canadian Tour
Added: 16 May 2012 | Read 1135 times

Rakim has announced his upcoming Canadian tour, featuring special guest Conscience and presented by Good Friday and Clockwork Music.

The tour kicks off in Montreal, QC on May 17th at Underworld, with additional stops planned for Ottawa, ON, Saskatoon, SK and Nelson, BC. The quick trek concludes at Vancouver, BC’s Fortune Sound on May 27th.

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Waka Flocka Signs Haitian Fresh, Preps EP With Wyclef, B.O.B. and Roscoe Dash
Added: 15 May 2012 | Read 459 times

Waka Flocka has added Haitian Fresh to his growing roster of artists after the signee was an upstart with former Fugee Wyclef Jean.

“Haitian Fresh is up next,” said Waka Flocka, who heads up the Brick Squad Monopoly. “He’s got a new EP and a hot new single about to drop. He’s definitely earned it, and we’re excited to welcome him to the group.”

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Killer Mike Releases 'R.A.P. Music' in Collaboration with El-P
Added: 15 May 2012 | Read 358 times

Outspoken and politically charged Atlanta rapper Killer Mike releases his sixth full length project today (May 15).

The project’s name, R.A.P. Music, is an acronym for Rebellious African People Music, and it exclusively utilizes the production talents of indie Hip-Hop legend El-P, founder of Def Jux.

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Mystikal To Deliver New Music to Fans During 81-Day Prison Stint; 'Origins' Mixtape Set For July 30th Release
Added: 15 May 2012 | Read 551 times

New Orleans native and YMCMB recording artist Mystikal has announced plans to release a new mixtape, Origins, on July 30 that will feature brand-new music from the man behind such records as “Danger (Been So Long),” “Shake Ya *ss”, and “Bouncin’ Back.”

Michael “Mystikal” Tyler checked into a Louisiana jail earlier this morning (May 14), according to TMZ, which is where the rapper will serve an 81-day prison sentence for a domestic abuse charge that occurred in February.

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Chris Brown, Cee-Lo and Usher to Perform at 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas
Added: 15 May 2012 | Read 445 times

Chris Brown has officially been added to a lineup of over 10 performers who will grace the stage at next weekend’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

The 2012 awards show, which is hosted by “Modern Family” stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, is set to include performances from the likes of Justin Beiber, Usher, Cee-Lo Green, LMFAO, Linkin Park, and more, with additional acts to be announced in the coming days.

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Jay-Z To Launch 'Made In America' Music Festival
Added: 14 May 2012 | Read 343 times

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z is slated to appear in Philadelphia later today (May 14), where he will announce the new Made in America Festival.

The rapper will supposedly make the announcement with Mayor Michael Nutter later today, in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

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Big K.R.I.T.'s 'Live From the Underground' Tracklisting
Added: 14 May 2012 | Read 246 times

With a June 5 release date fast approaching, Def Jam recording artist Big K.R.I.T. has officially unveiled the tracklisting for his major label debut, Live From the Underground.

K.R.I.T. enlisted a number of well-known Southern rappers for the album, some of which include Devin the Dude, 2 Chainz, Ludacris, and Bun B.

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J. Cole Confirms Joint Album With Kendrick Lamar
Added: 14 May 2012 | Read 682 times

A collaborative mixtape between J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar has been long-rumored, but now, it appears that the project is finally becoming a reality.

“I just started working with Kendrick the other day," revealed Cole in an interview with Hot 97.5's . "We got it in, finally, again. [It's gonna be an] album, man,” he clarified.

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Scarface Reveals 'Rooted' Features & Producers
Added: 14 May 2012 | Read 306 times

In preparation for his next album Rooted, Scarface has gathered quite the collection of artists to feature and produce for the project.

In an interview with MTV's "RapFix Live", Face revealed that features on the project will include Akon, Cee Lo, John Legend, and Jadakiss.

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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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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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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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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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