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Rick Ross Talks Leaving Def Jam To Sign With L.A. Reid At Epic Records
Added: 30 January 2016 | Read 441 times

Earlier this month, Rick Ross announced he parted ways with his longtime label home Def Jam, and the Maybach Music Group leader signed a new deal with Epic Records. Ross spoke with Billboard about teaming back up with Epic CEO L.A. Reid.

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Cash Money Ordered To Pay Huge Sum Of Money In Royalties
Added: 29 January 2016 | Read 679 times

Cash Money Record has taken another major hit as the label must now pay $1.14 million in royalties for songs produced for singer Jay Sean.

Hit songs like “Down” and “Do You Remember” are included in the suit.  All song stem from the 2009 album called All Or Noting.

 

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Chingy Denies Supporting Donald Trump
Added: 25 January 2016 | Read 393 times

Although Donald Trump has been a presidential candidate hated by many because of his racist comments and xenophobic remarks, there still seems to be people who support his electoral campaign. Even some celebrity’s have managed to support the business mogul by confirming their supportive statement or just making one by mistake. One of those people to do it by mistake happens to be St. Louis rapper, Chingy. According to XXL, he “Right Thurrr” emcee tweeted in support of Trump.

 

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Eminem Decodes Lyrics For 'Kings Never Die' Single From 'Southpaw' Soundtrack
Added: 23 January 2016 | Read 886 times

Eminem teamed up with Genius to annotate the lyrics to his 2015 single “Kings Never Die” featuring Gwen Stefani. The track appeared on the soundtrack for boxing film Southpaw.

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Tyga Addresses Rumors Of Texting An Underage Girl & Dating A Transgender Actress
Added: 23 January 2016 | Read 785 times

California rapper Tyga has been caught in numerous rumors over the last year. There was the transgender actress Mia Isabella claiming she was once in a relationship with Tyga, and 14-year-old singer Molly O’Malia accused Tyga of making her “uncomfortable” by texting her.

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Lil Wayne & Chief Keef Named The Most Profane Music Artists In New Lyrics Study
Added: 20 January 2016 | Read 1007 times

At one point Lil Wayne referred to himself as “the best rapper alive.” The Young Money leader is now being called the most profane artist of all time. A study conducted by Varun Jewalikar and Federica Fragapane for Musixmatch determined Wayne has the highest count of swear words in his lyrics.

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Young Chop Says Kanye West Needs To Do More For Chicago Artists
Added: 19 January 2016 | Read 705 times

Young Chop has no problem showing love to Kanye West’s Yeezy sneakers, but the Chicago producer does have a problem with Kanye not showing love to other artists from their hometown. Chop spoke to VladTV about his issues with Ye.

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Ice Cube Praises Kendrick Lamar & Discusses Not Playing The 'Hollywood Game'
Added: 19 January 2016 | Read 740 times

Rapper, actor, and film producer Ice Cube recently sat down with radio personality Angie Martinez. During the interview, the star of Ride Along 2 spoke about another West Coast Hip Hop representative – Kendrick Lamar.

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Ice Cube Talks 'Straight Outta Compton' Oscar Snubs, Rock Hall Of Fame Induction & 'Ride Along 2'
Added: 15 January 2016 | Read 520 times

O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson Sr. has had a memorable few weeks. The Hip Hop legend’s group N.W.A was announce as part of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame class of 2016, and his latest movie Ride Along 2 is set to hit theaters today (January 15).

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Kendrick Lamar Meets With President Obama
Added: 12 January 2016 | Read 848 times

Kendrick Lamar had the chance of a lifetime – to meet with the president of the United States of America.

There is no video of the encounter with President Obama, but Kendrick narrates the moment they met in the oval office.

 

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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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Yelawolf To Release 'Psycho White EP' With Travis Barker Before Shady Album; 'Country Cousins With Big K.R.I.T. Also In Works

Billboard is reporting that before Yelawolf continues work on his sophomore Shady Records album, Love Story, the Huntsville, Alabama, native will be releasing the Psycho White EP with producer, drummer and close friend, Travis Barker.

According to Yelawolf, the Psycho White EP is set to include five brand-new songs: “Every time we would get in the lab we’d knock something out. We just collaborated and… had a meeting of the minds. There’s a lot of cool stuff we came up with.”

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A$AP Ant Says Baltimore Is Harder Than 'The Wire'

As an artist who grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, A$AP Ant recently shed some light on his hometown, which was depicted on the former HBO television series, “The Wire” years ago. During an interview with Vlad TV, A$AP Ant was asked if what was depicted on “The Wire” was an accurate depiction of the city of Baltimore.

According to A$AP Ant, Baltimore is 10 times worse than what viewers saw on “The Wire.” The A$AP Mob member also spoke on transitioning into a grown man and leaving the petty crimes of his past in the past.

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Lil Wayne Signs With Jay Z And He's Very Happy!

Lil Wayne and Jay Z have sparred lyrically, but now the pair are in business – in some way or another

At KMEL’s Summer Jam in the Bay, Lil Wayne told the crowd. "I just signed a deal with my motherf**king idol, Jay Z."

 

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DJ Khaled's New Album Title Drawn From Recent Health Scare

We the Best CEO/Def Jam South President DJ Khaled has announced the title of his upcoming 7th album.

The album title, Suffering From Success, is drawn from a recent health scare that resulted in a loss of hair growth on his beard, associated with the stress of doing business.

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Puff Daddy Calls Jennifer Lopez's 'Booty' Incredible

Puff Daddy recently spoke with Access Hollywood Live about his relationship and praise for Jennifer Lopez. During the interview, Puff was asked to analyze J. Lo’s “Booty” video with Iggy Azalea. Speaking of Lopez, Puff says he’s “lucky” that he’s dated her.

He’s asked why “we are so fascinated with the booty.” Diddy replies: "It’s great. It’s a work of art. It’s something that will go down in history...But also her talent, her drive, her determination. She will never give up.”

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DJ Khaled Proposes To Nicki Minaj With $500,000 Ring

DJ Khaled has proposed to Nicki Minaj in a new video. The producer took a moment to explain his love for Minaj before showing off a ring he says he bought for her, a ring said to cost $500,000.

“I want to be honest with you," DJ Khaled says in the MTV News video. "I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine. The only reason I'm not telling you this face to face is because I know that you're busy."

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Cash Money Records CoFounder Ronald 'Slim' Williams Pays For $7.15 Million Home - In Cash

Cash Money Records cofounder Bryan “Baby” Williams is well-known for flaunting his wealth, but his younger brother Ronald “Slim” Williams, the other founder of Cash Money, is much more low-key.

But that may be changing, as Ronald Williams recently purchased South Florida’s largest single–family house.

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Iggy Azalea Reps Say Alleged Sex Tape Could Be Hers

Breakout star Iggy Azalea could be joining Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and Mimi Faust on the list of released celebrity sex tapes if Vivid Entertainment gets their way. According to TMZ, the porn company was approached about possibly buying erotic footage of the “Fancy” rapper.

After first denying that any sex tape with Iggy existed, her lawyers are now claiming if there is a tape it was most likely filmed when the Australian native was underage and without her consent. The attorneys also state the possible sex tape would have only been available to a “spurned business suitor” which TMZ is calling an ex-boyfriend.

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Chief Keef's Step Brother Murdered; Chicago Teen Violence Continues

Chief Keef’s step brother Ulysses “Chris” Gissendanner III was fatally gunned down in South Chicago last Wednesday (January 2), according to DNAinfo.com Chicago.

Known by the rap moniker “YPN Boomtown,” the young rapper was related to Chief Keef by marriage after Chief Keef’s father, Afonso Cozart, married YPN Boomtown’s mother Aridecy Tate, and then divorced in 2012.

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AZ Announces New Hip-Hop Album 'Doe or Die II' For 2013

AZ Announces New Hip-Hop Album “Doe or Die II” For 2013

Queens, New York rapper AZ is returning with a new album this year, the rapper announced today (January 2).

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Jay Z Catching Heat For Five Percent Nation Medallion

I’m ready to chase a Yakub back in a cave,” rapped Jay Z on his “We Made It” verse with Jay Electronica. The line may have gone over a lot of people’s heads, but those familiar with the teachings of the Five Percent Nation caught the reference.

It appears the Hip Hop mogul’s supposed connection with the Nation of Gods and Earths is now catching criticism. Most notably, the star medallion associated with the group seen around Jay’s neck at a Brooklyn Nets game has publications like the New York Post implying the rapper is supporting racism by wearing the chain.

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DMX Calls Drake Out For Not Including Missy On Aaliyah's Upcoming Posthumous Album

DMX is flying high off of the release of his seventh studio album, Undisputed, which was released to the masses on Tuesday, September 11.

In an interview, DMX goes off on YMCMB rapper Drake for not including the producers that Aaliyah worked with while she was alive on her upcoming posthumous album, which Drake is executive producing alongside producer Noah “40″ Shebib.

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Rappers Pitbull, Flo Rida To Host 5,000 Fans During Private Performance In The Bahamas

Rappers Pitbull and Flo Rida have been announced as headlining acts for the Bud Light Port Paradise Music Festival, which will take place in November in the Bahamas.

The Miami rappers will hit the stage along with artists like Far East Movement, Young the Giant, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS and Brad Paisley.

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Webbie Addresses Murder and Violence at Shows in Chicago and Alabama

Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper Webbie has addressed allegations that stem from concerts in Chicago and Alabama that turned violent.

Addressing the events in his vlog series, A Savage Life Episode 1.1 F*#k No, Webbie denied any involvement in the incidents he was rumored to be involved in.

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