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Rapper French Montana Preps 'MC4'
Added: 04 June 2016 | Read 398 times

Rapper French Montana announced the release date for his second album, titled MC4.

Pre-orders are being taken for MC4, which will be released under Bad Boy Entertainment’s new agreement with Epic Records. The album is the follow to the rapper’s 2013 release, Excuse My French, which hit #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.

 

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Snoop Dogg To Release New Album 'COOLAID' July 1st
Added: 04 June 2016 | Read 372 times

Earlier this week on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” West coast Hip-Hop veteran Snoop Dogg revealed that he will be releasing a new project entitled COOLAID.

The Doggfather then went on to perform a couple of tracks from the album titled “Legend” and “Fireworks.”

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Rapper Lil Jon Threatens To Sue Restaurant In The Hamptons Over 'Turn Down For What' Flasks
Added: 02 June 2016 | Read 249 times

Rapper Lil Jon has threatened to sue a store owner for selling a hip flask emblazoned with his song title “Turn Down For What.”

The “Get Low” star’s lawyers sent a cease and desist letter to the owners of Blue & Cream in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York to ask them to stop selling the flasks, which bear the name of his 2013 hit track, unless they strike up a licensing deal, which would give Lil Jon 40 per cent of the future profits.

 

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Meek Mill Defends Troy Ave After Arrest For NYC Shooting
Added: 31 May 2016 | Read 343 times

Troy Ave has faced significant public backlash over the tragic shooting at New York City’s Irving Plaza last week. However, one fellow rapper has come out to defend the “Bang Bang” rhymer in the wake of his arrest for attempted murder.

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Rapper T.I. Initially Wasn't Interested In 'Roots Remake'
Added: 31 May 2016 | Read 266 times

Rapper T.I. was initially reluctant to sign on to the new “Roots” miniseries because he didn’t think the classic TV drama needed to be remade.

The “Whatever You Like” star plays runaway slave Cyrus in the historical miniseries, which is based on Alex Haley’s 1976 book, “Roots: The Saga of an American Family.”

 

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Gucci Mane Plans To Release New Mixtape 'Gucci Free' & Posts Lyrics To New Song
Added: 28 May 2016 | Read 466 times

Gucci Mane nearly broke the internet yesterday (May 26) when it was announced the Atlanta rap star was released from federal prison.

Social media was taken over by posts about the 1017 Brick Squad Records founder becoming a free man.

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Game Lands Major Exposure In New T.V. Series For Upcoming Album 'Streets of Compton'
Added: 24 May 2016 | Read 444 times

Compton rapper Game has landed some major exposure for his new album Streets of Compton through a new deal with A&E Networks.

Game will star in a new three-part docuseries also titled “Streets of Compton” about the history of the city, which will air on A&E throughout June.

 

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Eminem To Release Limited Edition Collectibles Commemorating Marshall Mathers LP
Added: 24 May 2016 | Read 377 times

Eminem has offered up a set of limited-edition collectible items that just went on sale in recognition of the 16th anniversary of his Marshall Mathers LP release.

A portion of the funds earned from the collectibles will be distributed to the Marshall Mathers foundation, which grants funding to organizations that work with at-risk youth in Eminem’s home state of Michigan and across the U.S.

 

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BET Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
Added: 20 May 2016 | Read 597 times

Drake had the most nominations by far.

The nominations for the 2016 BET Awards are in!

Drake secured nine nominations, miles ahead of any other artist. Beyonce and Rihanna earned five each; Future and Bryson Tiller earned four apiece. Adele received her first BET nomination in the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist category.

 

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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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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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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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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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