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Nicki Minaj Announces U.S And Canada Dates Of The Pinkprint Tour
Added: 17 March 2015 | Read 139 times

After Nicki Minaj wraps up the European leg of The Pinkprint Tour, she’s heading back stateside and passing through Canada and bringing some friends (and a bae) along for the trek. Tinashe, Dej Loaf, Rae Sremmurd and her boo Meek Mill will be accompanying the Young Money rapstress on the the 19-city road trip. Kicking off July 17th,  Nicki will leave her pink print in cities like Dallas, Miami, Brooklyn, Toronto, Atlanta and Charlotte. Look out for added dates and peep the tour stops below.

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Bilal Talks Working With Kendrick Lamar On 'To Pimp A Butterfly'
Added: 17 March 2015 | Read 128 times

Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly dropped a week before its scheduled Mar. 23rd release and it’s dominating hip-hop conversations across the coasts. But the Compton emcee was not the only mastermind involved in the creative process. Singer Bilal made two guest appearances ( “Institutionalzed” and “These Walls”) on the 16-track effort and was also credited on being behind the scenes for four other tracks.

XXL caught up with the Philly native to explore his involvement in K. Dot’s sophomore effort.

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Drake Says He Has Nothing To Do With 'Homecoming: The Lost Footage' Documentary
Added: 16 March 2015 | Read 197 times

Last month, it was announced that a film depicting Drake’s humble beginnings would hit select theaters on Mar. 19th. It was assumed that Drizzy was involved in the project, Homecoming: The Lost Footage, since he’s the main character but he has revealed on Twitter that he has nothing to do with the film.

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Raekwon Unveils 'F.I.L.A' Cover Art And Tracklist
Added: 16 March 2015 | Read 126 times

Raekwon has been cheffin’ up some new music and has released the cover art and tracklisting for his seventh album, Fly International Luxury Art. The 15-track release has appearances from fellow Wu-Tang Clan spitter Ghostface Killah, A$AP Rocky, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, French Montana, 2 Chainz and more. F.I.L.A drops on Apr. 28th.

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Rihanna Becomes The First Black Woman To Model For Dior
Added: 15 March 2015 | Read 172 times

Rihanna’s fashion career is still one the rise. After being the face of Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, snagging countless Vogue and W covers and becoming the creative director over at Puma, she is now the face of Dior, WWD says. RiRi is the first black woman to star in a campaign for the brand.

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Kendrick Lamar Reveals 'To Pimp A Butterfly' Tracklist
Added: 15 March 2015 | Read 314 times

Time is winding down and Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore effort is on its way. To Pimp a Butterfly is due out Mar. 23rd and the good kid has unveiled the tracklist, which has 16 songs. There are no appearances from his Black Hippy brethren or his west coast heroes on this one.

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Kanye West Says President Obama Has Called His Home Phone
Added: 15 March 2015 | Read 227 times

Nobody wants to see Kanye and the President fight, but the pair disagree over whether or not the man in the highest office of the nation has called Hip-Hop’s most polarizing figure’s home

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Method Man Talks Issues With Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time' Album
Added: 12 March 2015 | Read 255 times

Wu-Tang Clan members Method Man and RZA had different opinions on the group’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin album. RZA wants to make the project exclusive, auction it off to the highest bidder, and keep it from commercial use for 88 years. Meth has expressed he thought waiting nearly nine decades for the public to hear the music was “stupid.”

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A Documentary About Rihanna Is Coming Soon
Added: 12 March 2015 | Read 116 times

Along with having a new album on the way, Rihanna also has a documentary about her career in the works, according to Deadline.

Director Peter Berg has just launched his own production company, Film 45, and the Rihanna documentary will be one of the first projects released. The production, which Berg will direct, will be modeled after Don’t Look Back, the documentary that gave fans a look into Bob Dylan’s life.

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Game Has A Message For Nicki Minaj's Ex-Boyfriend Safaree
Added: 12 March 2015 | Read 508 times

Apparently, California emcee Game is in the mood to publicly chastise a few people. After first calling 40 Glocc a snitch, the “Hate It Or Love It” performer also had words for this week Safaree Samuels (aka S.B.).

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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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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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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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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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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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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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