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Nas Discusses Writing Raps For The Netflix Hip Hop Series 'The Get Down'
Added: 28 July 2016 | Read 330 times

Netflix is ready to present its own Hip Hop drama. The Get Down is a music-based TV series set in the 1970’s starring Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic) and Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero).

Several real-life Hip Hop stars are attached to the Baz Luhrman created program. Grandmaster Flash serves as an associate producer, adviser, and character. In addition, Nas has been called a “huge creative force” for the show.

 

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Desiigner Talks Being Different From Future & Possible Collaborations On Debut Album
Added: 28 July 2016 | Read 435 times

From the moment Desiigner’s “Panda” spread across the country, some listeners noticed the Brooklyn rhymer had a similar musical presentation as Atlanta’s Future.

Interview magazine spoke with Desiigner, and the Kanye West protégé was asked about how he is not like Future.

 

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DJ Khaled Shares Keys On How To Avoid 'Money Traps'
Added: 28 July 2016 | Read 255 times

Social media kingpin and We The Best leader DJ Khaled teamed with Chelseato become the “Chief Financial Correspondent” for the Chelsea Handler led Netflix talk show.

The segment features Khaled chatting with financial advisor Michelle Tascoe about whether to lease or buy his tour bus, housing his sneakers in “shoe-seum,” and interest rates.

 

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Jermaine Dupri Says Jay Z's New Album Is Almost Done
Added: 24 July 2016 | Read 499 times

Jay Z has definitely increased his musical output over the last few months.

The Brooklyn legend appeared on the remix to Fat Joe’s “All The Way Up,” teamed with Pusha T for “Drug Dealers Anonymous,” partnered with Future on DJ Khaled’s “I Got The Keys,” and dropped the police brutality awareness track “Spiritual.”

 

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DJ Khaled To Premiere Single 'Holy Key' Featuring Kendrick Lamar Verse Friday
Added: 21 July 2016 | Read 291 times

DJ Khaled recently announced that he will be premiering his Kendrick Lamar featuring single “Holy Key” from upcoming project Major Key this Friday.

According to reports, Khaled will be blessing the masses with the new heat on Apple Music’s Beats I Radio.

 

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Drake's Domination Of Charts Continues As He Claims Top Spot On Billboard Artist 100
Added: 21 July 2016 | Read 203 times

Drake’s reign at the top doesn’t appear to be coming to an end anytime soon as the Toronto MC has reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard Artist 100 charts for a 16th total week.

According to Billboard, The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard’s most prominent charts the Billboard Hot 100, Top Album Sales, and Social 50.

 

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T.I. Considering Name Change For Next Album
Added: 17 July 2016 | Read 564 times

T.I. is considering changing his rap moniker because the stage name means nothing to him.

The “Live Your Life” star began his early career using his childhood nickname Tip, but he was forced to ditch the moniker when he launched his mainstream career amid label officials’ fears he would get mixed up with A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip.

 

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Drake's Views Most Popular Album In 2016 According To Nielsen Music's Mid Year Album Charts
Added: 13 July 2016 | Read 319 times

Drake’s Views leads as the most popular album in mid-year rankings, with the release earning 2.6 million equivalent album units, a measurement which is comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums.

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Future Announces Partnership With Reebok & New Mixtape 'Forever Or Never'
Added: 11 July 2016 | Read 341 times

Future is the newest rap star to team up with Reebok. The global shoe company has already collaborated with Tyga, Kendrick Lamar, Cam’ron, and others in recent years.

Now the “Low Life” performer is team Reebok as well. Future revealed the partnership on his Instagram page.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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