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Ab-Soul Says Struggle Has 'Always Been Marketable' In Hip Hop
Added: 16 October 2014 | Read 139 times

TDE rapper Ab-Soul once again addressed matters of race, during a newly-released interview on NiteCap With Peter Bailey. Weeks after speaking on racism and declaring that “racism is a race” on Home Grown Radio, Soulo was asked to share his thoughts on the perceived separation of races.

While speaking on the segregation he feels currently exists between races, the rapper brought up fellow artist, Mac Miller. He revealed that Miller isn’t the “white boy who thinks he’s cool enough” to use the n-word and added that despite being white, Miller still releases music with a lot of pain in it.
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Wiz Khalifa, John Cena Collaborate Twice On 'WWE 2K15' Soundtrack
Added: 13 October 2014 | Read 217 times

WWE Superstar John Cena and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania representative Wiz Khalifa reportedly worked together on two songs for WWE 2K15’s soundtrack, which is set to be released October 21. 

"It was very cool to work with Wiz Khalifa and combine my East Coast style of flow and his laid back West Coast vibe,” Cena said in an interview with Billboard. “Wiz and I are both are so dedicated to our craft that we never stop hustling to give our fans more, that is what the song ('All Day') is about.”
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Ab-Soul Says Jay Z Won Battle With Nas
Added: 13 October 2014 | Read 262 times

TDE rapper Ab-Soul offered praise to fellow lyricist Kendrick Lamar during a recent interview with Montreality when asked about K-Dot’s newest single, “i.”

While speaking on the record, Soul broke down the importance of the song’s lyrics. He explained that “i” is empowering because the song forces those who sing along to proclaim “I love myself.”
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Chris Brown & Lil Wayne's Alleged Gang Ties 'Laughable' According To DJ Quik
Added: 13 October 2014 | Read 403 times

Compton, California musician DJ Quik detailed his time spent at a handful of record labels early in his career, during a recent interview on Sway In The Morning.

According to DJ Quik, he first signed with Suge Knight and D.O.C.’s Funky Enough label in 1989. He eventually left the label for Profile Records following a bidding war between Profile Records and Select Records.
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Eminem Unveils 'Shady XV' Album Cover on Instagram
Added: 13 October 2014 | Read 255 times

The Shady XV compilation album is on its way, and today (Oct. 13), Eminem logged onto his rarely utilized Instagram page to unveil the album artwork.

For the career-spanning compilation album, which will feature new and old music from Eminem and his current and former labelmates (50 Cent, Yelawolf, D12), the "Guts Over Fear" rapper is going back to his roots.

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Childish Gambino Cast In Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'
Added: 12 October 2014 | Read 130 times

Childish Gambino has landed a role in the film The Martian, according to TheWrap.  

In the movie, which stars Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig, focuses on Damon’s character, an astronaut stranded on Mars.
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Freddie Gibbs Responds To 'Thuggin' Criticism
Added: 12 October 2014 | Read 118 times

In the latest episode of Noisey’s “The People vs.” segment, Freddie Gibbs responds to a series of YouTube comments about his Pinata track “Thuggin’” and the accompanying video.

Responding to a commenter questioning the morality of the message contained in the song and video, Gibbs alluded that it’s a parent’s responsibility to filter whatever media their children might consume.
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DJ Quik Says He Was Once Visited By The Ghost Of 2Pac
Added: 10 October 2014 | Read 307 times

“They love a n***a’s spirit like Pac at the Coachella,” rapped Pusha T on “New God Flow.” While many viewers did feel watching Tupac Shukar’s hologram at the 2012 festival was like seeing his soul come back to life, DJ Quik claims he may have been visited by the actual ghost of the late Hip Hop icon.

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Waka Flocka Flame Arrested With Gun At Airport
Added: 10 October 2014 | Read 165 times

Waka Flocka Flame is the latest rapper dude to get caught at the airport trying to transport a gun on a flight. The 28-year-old rapper was arrested Friday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Friday morning.

Real name Juaquin James Malphurs, Flocka was taken into custody, because TSA officials allegedly found a handgun in his carry-on bag as it went through security. He did not have a permit for the firearm, said police.

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Andre 3000 Explains How Raps Stance On Singing Has Changed
Added: 09 October 2014 | Read 245 times

Andre 3000 feels that Hip Hop audiences have changed their perspective regarding singing in recent years.

"It’s funny because now most rappers have to have some type of vocal melody,” he says during a recent interview with Vibe's Keith Murray. "It’s just a progression of things, man. Back then it was scary to even try something like that. Not everyone was just breaking out singing verses [laughs]. People would tell me, 'Come on, dude. We want them raps. We not trying to hear you sing.’”
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