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Wale Details Roc Nation Departure, Says 'They're Going In Another Direction'
Added: 26 September 2014 | Read 251 times

With news of his recent split from Roc Nation released in August, Wale spoke with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club about moving over to 77 North Management—the same team responsible for the management of LeBron James—and feeling like Jay Z’s company is “going in another direction.” While on the show, Wale also spoke about plans for his next album, a soured business relationship with Mark Ronson, his recent spat with Meek Mill, and more.

Asked about the decision to join 77 North Management, a company known for its representation of James and NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel, Wale said he’ll be getting a different type of insight and direction.
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Shawnna Details Frustrations With Ludacris & Disturbing Tha Peace
Added: 25 September 2014 | Read 302 times

According to former Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP) rapper Shawnna, she was blocked from taking part in the BET Hip Hop Awards and a cypher for the awards show by her former label. While speaking exclusively with AllHipHop.com, the Chicago lyricist revealed that she took a trip down to Atlanta last weekend to promote her new single “Gettin’ To It” and to take part in the festivities for the BET Hip Hop Awards.

As she traveled to Atlanta, Shawnna says she was approached by BET about taking part in one of the BET Hip Hop Awards cyphers. Shortly after BET contacted her about the possible cypher opening, she says her manager informed her that BET denied her access to the red carpet and the awards ceremony.
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Royce Da 59 Details Upcoming Eminem Collaborations, 'PRHYME' Album With DJ Premier
Added: 25 September 2014 | Read 204 times

Fans know Shady Records is set to release SHADY XV, a compilation double album that is slated to feature the imprint's greatest hits and new material, but little else has been made public about the project. Royce Da 5'9, who is scheduled to appear on the album, says he doesn't know too much about it, either. 

"The way that they roll things out over there they kind of keep everything kinda tight lipped," Royce says in an interview with XXL's Dan Rys. "They’re a lot like Apple over there. I know that there’s a piece of work that they’re putting out, they’re calling it a compilation, and there’s gonna be music that was released before to commemorate that first release, and then there’s gonna be new music. That’s all I know." 
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Nick Cannon Reportedly Denies Involvement In Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose Divorce
Added: 25 September 2014 | Read 251 times

Nick Cannon has denied being involved in Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose's divorce, according to TMZ.

Cannon and Rose are working together, but the two do not have a romantic connection, sources say to the outlet. Cannon is managing Rose and says he didn't learn about her marital issues until she signed her contract recently. 
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Schoolboy Q Responds To Childish Gambino Calling Him Out
Added: 25 September 2014 | Read 378 times

Childish Gambino made waves when the rapper/actor called out Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Schoolboy Q during a concert in July. Earlier this month, CG explained why he targeted those particular emcees, telling The Breakfast Club, “I said those rappers in particular because I feel like they’re the best. I’m sure they’re fine with it.”

Montreality asked Schoolboy for his thoughts on Gambino’s challenge. The Oxymoron album creator does not seem to be too bothered by the verbal attack.
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Drake Says He's Open To Making Music With LeBron James
Added: 25 September 2014 | Read 151 times

NBA champion LeBron James has always shown his love for Hip Hop. The four-time league MVP has even been known to spit some rhymes like when he jumped on the “F**kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” beat.

Well, one platinum rapper says he would be open to collaborating with LBJ on a track. As Drake was leaving the premiere of the LeBron produced TV show Survivor’s Remorse, Drizzy was asked about potentially doing music with the Cleveland Cavaliers player.
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Amber Rose And Wiz Khalifa Split
Added: 25 September 2014 | Read 185 times

In a rather unexpected move, after just a year of marriage Amber Rose has reportedly split from husband Wiz Khalifa. There were no signs of problems when the soon to be former-Mrs Khaifa was twerking in celebration of her husbands #1 album debut.

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Kendrick Lamar Discusses Release Of 'i,' Upcoming Album
Added: 23 September 2014 | Read 252 times

Following the premiere of his new single, "i,"Kendrick Lamar spoke with Los Angeles, California radio station Power 106's Big Boy's Neighborhood regarding his new material.

"I think music is universal," Kendrick Lamar says. "It's an expression. No matter how it comes across, as long as it always remains you, that's how they're gonna respect it and they're gonna have a connection with it." 
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Dr. Dre Takes The Top Spot On Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings List; Drake & Macklemore Enter Top 5
Added: 23 September 2014 | Read 326 times

It’s that time of year again. Forbes magazine has released their annual Hip Hop Cash Kings list, and the 2014 installment sees a new man at the top. Dr. Dre slides into the number one position over perennial top earning contenders Jay Z and Diddy.

The $3 billion Beats By Dre deal with Apple helped the company’s co-founder, Dr. Dre, earn the highest total of any musician ever evaluated by Forbes. The producer brought in $620 million over the last year. Jay and Diddy tied for #2 with $60 million hauls respectively. Drake jumps to the #4 slot with $33 million, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis round out the top five with $32 million.
 
Forbes describes the methodology for calculating their list as follows:
 
The Hip-Hop Cash Kings list tracks pretax earnings for living artists whose work is primarily classified as hip-hop or rap. To form the list, we considered income from touring, record sales, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures. Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted. Earnings are calculated from June 2013 to June 2014 and based on data from Pollstar, the RIAA and Nielsen SoundScan, and from interviews with numerous managers, lawyers, music executives and some of the artists themselves.
Check out the Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings List 2014 below.
01. Dr. Dre – $620 million
02. Jay Z – $60 million
02. Diddy – $60 million
04. Drake – $33 million
05. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $32 million
06. Kanye West – $30 million
07. Birdman – $24 million
08. Lil Wayne – $23 million
09. Pharrell Williams – $22 million
10. Eminem – $18 million
11. Nicki Minaj – $14 million
12. Wiz Khalifa – $13 million
13. Pitbull – $12 million
14. Snoop Dogg – $10 million
15. Kendrick Lamar – $9 million
16. Ludacris – $8 million
16. Tech N9ne – $8 million
16. Swizz Beatz – $8 million
16. 50 Cent – $8 million
20. Rick Ross – $7 million
20. J. Cole – $7 million
20. DJ Khaled – $7 million
20. Lil Jon – $7 million
20. Mac Miller – $7 million
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Soulja Boy & K. Michelle Diss One Another On Twitter
Added: 23 September 2014 | Read 234 times

During a recent appearance on New York radio station Power 105's The Breakfast Club, K. Michelle said the following about Soulja Boy. 

"Let me tell you something, Soulja Boy," she said, "'Cause I know you’re gonna hear this. What you’re not gonna do is lie on my hot pocket. When I do something, I say I did it and that’s what it is. So that giggling… We don’t wanna giggle about that transgender in Atlanta. Giggle, giggle, now crank that. You don’t play when it comes to me and my hot pocket. I never seen you or met you a day in my life.”
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