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Nicki Minaj Named As Possible Surprise Performer At NBA All-Star Game
Added: 15 February 2015 | Read 233 times
With tonight (February 15) marking the end of the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend, Nicki Minaj has been hinted as a possible surprise performer at the NBA All-Star game half time show.

After Katy Perry brought out Missy Elliott for a Super Bowl half time show a few weeks ago, Ariana Grande is set to headline the NBA All-Star game performance slot and the league dropped a hint about her special guest in the form of a picture of a familiar pink microphone on Instagram.

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DJ Premier Updates Nas Joint Album Status
Added: 14 February 2015 | Read 263 times
DJ Premier discussed his upcoming album with Nas while sitting down with Royce Da 5’9” and Adrian Younge for an interview posted by VladTV.

“Nas has one more album to obligate to Def Jam,” DJ Premier says in the clip. “He said he didn’t really want to do [the joint album] there, he wanted to move on and do it independently, so we could do it how we want it. So I was like, ‘All right, when the time come just holler at me, I’m here.’”

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Tyga Responds To Drake's '6 P.M In New York' Diss And Calls Him A B*h On Twitter
Added: 14 February 2015 | Read 811 times
Drake surprised us all when he turned a playlist on Soundcloud into an album on iTunes entitled If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Within those 17 tracks is a song called “6 p.m in New York” where Drizzy officially clapped back at Tyga for saying how he really felt about Drake in an interview last year.

“I don’t like Drake as a person,” T-Raww told VIBE last October. “He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is.”

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Lil Wayne's 'Free Weezy Album' Status Addressed By Mack Maine
Added: 14 February 2015 | Read 526 times
Mack Maine says that Lil Wayne’s Free Weezy Album will not be released today (February 13).

"Take that cover down and stop lying to the people...@LilTunechi not dropping anything tonight...enjoy @drake mixtape....we workin,” the music executive says in a tweet.

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J. Cole Announces 'Forest Hills Drive' Tour
Added: 14 February 2015 | Read 197 times
The Born Sinner is coming to a city near you. J. Cole announced on Twitter that he was hitting the road for a 20-city tour in support of his number one third album 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

His selection of cities for the “Forest Hills Drive Tour” was calculated. He posted on his timeline that the “first run is for all the cities that never get no love.” He noticeably chose to perform in Rochester instead of New York City, Santa Ana instead of Los Angeles and Springfield instead of St. Louis.

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Roc Nation To Roll Out A Film & Television Division
Added: 13 February 2015 | Read 166 times

Rapper turned mogul Jay-Z continues to grow his Roc Nation entertainment empire by adding to the kingdom, including the recent announcement that it will now expand into film and television, in addition to it’s recent foray into sports management via Roc Nation Sports. Creating a partnership with Three Six Group, the newly formed Three Six Entertainment group will focus on managing writers, actors, directors and more.

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Kanye West Reveals Adidas Yeezy Season During NYFW
Added: 13 February 2015 | Read 202 times

Yeezy Season is here! Kanye west helped kick off NYFW with the unveiling of his long awaited collaborative line with Adidas Originals at Skylight Clarkson Sq earlier today in New York City.

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Chance The Rapper To Release 'Surf' As Surprise Album
Added: 13 February 2015 | Read 148 times
In a move similar to that of the one Beyonce pulled in late 2013, Chicago lyricist Chance The Rapper may possibly release his upcoming Surf album without warning. The wordsmith spoke on the album during an interview with comedian and fellow Chicago native, Hannibal Buress for Interview magazine.

He compared the album, which he created with The Social Experiment, to “a Beyoncé kind of thing” and added that he can’t reveal the release date.

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Kanye West Plans To Work With Taylor Swift And Clarifies Beck Comments
Added: 11 February 2015 | Read 235 times
Beck winning Album of the Year over Beyonce last Sunday night (Feb. 8) at the 57th Annual Grammys did not sit well with Kanye West. After almost crashing his acceptance speech, Ye’ went on a mini rant after the award show about how the Grammys snubbing deserving artists is disrespectful to inspiration and that he felt Beck should hand over his gramophone to Beyonce.

Yeezus recently sat down with the Ryan Seacrest today (Feb. 11) and reflected on his comments and actually gave Beck some credit. Many were unaware, but Beck has been in the game for over 20 years.

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Miguel's New Album Is Titled 'Wild Heart' And Is Almost Done
Added: 11 February 2015 | Read 180 times
Miguel has kept quiet since the success of his sexy sophomore effort Kaleidoscope Dream. He gave us a taste of what was expected to come when he dropped his surprise three-track EP in December via Soundcloud but now ByStorm Entertainment CEO and RCA Record’s president of urban music Mark Pitts has revealed that his third album is on the way.
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