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Joe Budden Says Slaughterhouse's 'Glass House' Is Different From Past Efforts
Added: 24 March 2014 | Read 136 times

Sitting down with Vibe during SXSW, Slaughterhouse detailed the recording process behind their upcoming release and claimed the album was mostly done.

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50 Cent Discusses His Relationship With Eminem
Added: 20 March 2014 | Read 574 times

50 Cent expressed recently that his break with Interscope Records may have involved the battle between Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones and his own SMS Audio headphones, but the Queens mogul also says has does not have any personal problems with the superproducer or his other mentor Eminem.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, 50 contends that his relationship with Em is solid.

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King Los Discusses Bad Boy Departure & Diddy's 'Nobody' Rant On Rick Ross's 'Mastermind'
Added: 20 March 2014 | Read 454 times

Yesterday (March 19), it was announced that King Los was leaving Bad Boy Records. Los spoke about this in an interview with MTV following the initial reports of his departure.

"Forever in the Bad Boy family, just I've chose to explore other endeavors just like my mentor, just like Puff," King Los says. "He had his situation before, him and Andre Herrell. Look at how it worked out for him. I'm just inspired by those who have radical thinking. Sometimes, you gotta do bizarre things. If it doesn't start as a thought, how could it ever come to fruition?"

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Wu-Tang Clan Discusses Another Album, Dissension & Its Bond In 2014
Added: 20 March 2014 | Read 212 times

Wu-Tang Clan artists recently spoke about the potential of an upcoming group album. Wu members discussed the likelihood of the project and the hurdles they've faced along the way in a profile by Grantland. The profile features different group members, including RZA, who says he is pushing for Wu-Tang Clan to unite on an album.

“We all agree — me, you, and the rest of the world — that these guys are great by themselves any fucking way,” RZA says. “But they are greater when we come together! We come together, we make platinum, G. That’s the true fucking reward for our top talent. And I say that to the guys. I don’t know who hears me.”

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Freddie Gibbs: Jeezy Doesn't Know How To Run A Label & I'll Keep Dissing Him
Added: 20 March 2014 | Read 311 times

Freddie Gibbs has not been associated with Jeezy since he split with Corporate Thug Entertainment in December of 2012. However, in a recent interview with Grantland, Gibbs spoke on how his feud with Jeezy will not end until Jeezy responds.

Since his departure from CTE, Gibbs has desecrated Jeezy’s name in interviews and songs. During his Grantland interview in promotion of his collaborative album with producer Madlib, entitled Pinata, Gibbs questions Atlantic Records Senior Vice President of A&R’s ability to run a label:

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Nas Calls NY Emcee Bishop Nehru The 'Future Of Music'
Added: 20 March 2014 | Read 238 times

Nas’ voice in Hip Hop looms large, so when the Queens emcee christens another rhymer as the “future of music” that statement is held in high regard. The young emcee who has earned that heavy title from God’s Son is Bishop Nehru.

Nas recognized Bishop while introducing him at the SXSW Mass Appeal concert in Austin, Texas last week. Prior to that, the rapper/producer also received a major co-sign from another legendary emcee.

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50 Cent: Jay Z Quit Competing With Me During My Prime
Added: 18 March 2014 | Read 434 times

In 50 Cent’s eyes, if men lie, women lie and numbers don’t, then he was the hottest MC from 2003-2006. During his appearance on Sirius XM’s Town Hall event last night (March 17th)  he spoke on how his greatest competitor quit during 50 Cent’s greatest run of success.

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ScHoolboy Q Says SXSW Is 'Stupid' & 'Corporate'
Added: 18 March 2014 | Read 164 times

While preparing to go on stage at this year's South By South West (SXSW), ScHoolboy Q expressed some of his dissatisfaction with the annual events held in Austin, Texas.

“It’s stupid," ScHoolboy Q says regarding SXSW in an Associated Press article, as per Washington Post. "They changed it all up. It’s corporate. I don’t ever want to come back unless they change it to where the fans are in. I’m tired of performing and seeing my fans outside the gate...That’s not fair. It’s not about the fans no more. It’s all about money [and] who can give you the best look.”

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Lil Wayne Says He's Trying To Be More Careful On What He Raps About
Added: 18 March 2014 | Read 330 times

Last year Lil Wayne found himself in the middle of a controversy because of his verse on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix).” The lyrics referring to murdered teenager Emmett Till were seen by some as inappropriate and offensive, and the line eventually cost Wayne his deal with Mountain Dew.

The YMCMB rapper now says he is more careful about what he raps about. In an interview with MTV, Wayne states that his upcoming Tha Carter V will be reflective of a more mature artist.

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50 Cent Reveals Features For 'Animal Ambition' Plans To Drop 2nd LP This Year
Added: 17 March 2014 | Read 325 times

While it appears the original members of G-Unit will not be re-uniting anytime soon, 50 Cent has fully embraced 2011 G-Unit signee Kidd Kidd for his upcoming Animal Ambition album. 50 revealed the New Orleans rapper will appear on several tracks on the independent LP dropping June 3rd.

“Kidd Kidd is on three of the songs on the album,” said 50 backstage at his SXSW show. “‘Every Time I Come Around’ – just me and him. We rocked on that one.”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Curren$y Signs To Asylum/Warner Bros

Former Young Money rapper Curren$y has found a new major label home with Asylum/Warner Bros. The New Orleans native was once signed to imprints from Lil' Wayne, Master P and C-Murder before his current recording home, but eventual fared best as an indie sensation.

In 2009, his career truly saw a resurgence with  the release of This Ain’t No Mixtape and Jet Files through Amalgam Digital.

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Hip Hop Album Sales The Week Ending 8/1/2010

Eminem's Recovery finally let go of #1 - to Avenged Sevenfold.

Rick Ross was close behind, however with almost 63,000 units moved of Teflon Don. The Def Jam rapper's fourth official album features work from veterans such as No I.D., DJ Clark Kent and Cee-Lo. Drake's Thank Me Later fell to #5, as Justin Bieber joined the party at #4, climbing from #6 last week.

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Game Disses Rampage Jackson Over A-Team Role

As fans of The A-Team gear up for the movie’s debut tonight, Compton rapper Game expressed his frustration with the director’s choice of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as the iconic figure "B.A. Baracus."

The Game was one of several rappers who expressed serious interest in playing the role of “B.A. Baracus,” the character made famous by Mr. T

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Nicki Minaj Sued Over Rented Pink Lambo

Nicki Minaj has been hit with a lawsuit over a pink Lamborghini featured in the video for her latest single “Massive Attack.”

Nicki Minaj rented the Lambo from Hollywood Exotic Car Rental at the cost of $1,750 per day, to include the 2008 luxury vehicle in her video.

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50 Cent Sued Over 2009 Attack Over Oral Sex At Mansion

A woman that was assaulted and beaten at 50 Cent's mansion has filed a lawsuit against the rapper and G–Unit Records.

Vasti Ortiz filed the lawsuit in Superior Court of Hartford, Connecticut against G-Unit Films and Television and Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent.

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Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Help Students Excel At School

Rapper Rick Ross will use his star power to support at risk youth during the 3rd Annual Rick Ross Be Out Day this week.

The rapper’s Rick Ross Charities will host the event with the City of North Miami Office of the City Clerk, Alix Desulme.

Desulme, The Children’s Trust, The Urban League of Greater Miami and Ross will present the rapper’s annual back to school initiative.

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