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Freeway Signs To Babygrande Records, Preps 'Diamond In The Ruff' Album
Added: 16 August 2012 | Read 373 times

Freeway has signed to Babygrande Records, with plans to release his album Diamond in the Ruff on the imprint on November 13th. According to a press release, Free is slated to drop his first release since 2010's The Stimulus Package through Babygrande.

The LP is set to include features from Wale, Musiq Soulchild, Styles P, Marsha Ambrosius and more, as well as production from Bink!, Jake One and Needlz.

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Lil Wayne Pushed Dedication Mixtape To Help 2 Chainz's Album
Added: 16 August 2012 | Read 887 times

Lil Wayne and DJ Drama were to deliver the highly anticipated Dedication 4 mixtape yesterday (August 15), but the project has been pushed back until further notice for a good cause.

The Young Money mogul didn’t want to interfere with the release of 2 Chainz’s Based On A T.R.U. Story album which was released on same day.

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DMX 'Undisputed' Tracklist, Cover Art & Release Date
Added: 15 August 2012 | Read 822 times

DMX has revealed the cover art, release and tracklist for his upcoming album Undisputed, dropping September 11th. Check out the cover and tracklist after the jump.

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Rick Ross Cover 'Rolling Stone' Details Past As Corrections Officer
Added: 15 August 2012 | Read 549 times

Rick Ross appears on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. During his interview, Rozay touched on his controversial past as a corrections officer, which he has never formally addressed in detail.

The Teflon Don explains that he became a CO as a way to "wash my hands" after his best friend was sentenced to a decade behind bars for trafficking heroin and cocaine.

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Jay-Z Enlists Ron Howard & Brian Grazer For 'Made In America' Documentary
Added: 15 August 2012 | Read 429 times

To document his upcoming "Made in America" festival, Jay-Z has enlisted Oscar-winning duo Ron Howard and Brian Grazer to direct a film about the making of the event.

According to NY Post, Hov plans on having the pair capture artists including Rick Ross, Drake, Skrillex, Run-DMC and Pearl Jam in action during the fest, taking place on September 1st and 2nd. Steve Stoute is also set to produce the film alongside Jay.

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Nas And Santigold Tapped For October's 'Virgin Mobile FreeFest' In Maryland
Added: 15 August 2012 | Read 255 times

For 2012, Virgin Mobile has tapped headliners Nas and Santigold among others, for their October 6th free concert that is set to take place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

In addition Nas and Santigold, acts like Skrillex, Das Racist, ZZ Top, Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five, Jack White and more will also hit the stage.

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50 Cent Skeptical Of Snoop Dogg's Name Change, Says 'Black Magic' LP Won't Be Released
Added: 13 August 2012 | Read 624 times

Snoop Dogg caused a stir recently when he decided to change his name to "Snoop Lion" after being one of Hip Hop's most internationally-recognizable names. In a recent interview with hollywoodreporter.com, 50 Cent voiced reservations about the move.

"It’s interesting,” said 50 of the change, which appears to embody a Snoop Dogg Rastafarian alter-ego. “Of course, there will be some people who connect to it and there will be some people that run from it – I don’t know how his little league team’s parents will feel about his new persona."

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Tony Yayo Responds To 50 Cent, Says 'Why Would I Blow Shots At 50'
Added: 13 August 2012 | Read 683 times

Tony Yayo has responded to 50 Cent's widely publicized comments that he "disabled" Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo by handling much of their promotion, thereby rendering them lazy about their careers.

Taking to Twitter, Yayo acknowledged Fif's comments but blamed the media for trying to pull G-Unit apart. "GPG 5 you fucking with the best man these other rap niggas is fantasy life and shout out to the haters keep your hate up," he wrote. "Why would I blow shots at 50 the media want see Gunit fail so bad we won to much in front of niggas everybody running with our format."

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Game Sued Over Canceled Shows In The Middle East
Added: 13 August 2012 | Read 494 times

Compton, California Game is the subject of a $250,000 lawsuit, over two canceled concerts in Beirut, Lebanon. The Crystal Group filed a lawsuit against Game in Manhattan Federal Court, claiming they wired the rap star $30,000 for a July 2011 performance.

According to the lawsuit, The Crystal Group suffered massive damages when Game canceled at the last minute.

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T.I. Says Atlantic Records Asked For His Opinion On Young Jeezy Being Appointed SVP Of A&R
Added: 13 August 2012 | Read 470 times

News of rapper Young Jeezy’s new Senior Vice President of A&R role at Atlantic Records may have hit the masses late last week, but according to T.I. he’s known about Jeezy’s A&R gig for quite some time now. During an interview with Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI the rapper revealed that not only did he know about Jeezy’s SVP position, but he was also approached by Atlantic Records to give his thoughts on Young Jeezy taking on such a role.

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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.

"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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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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