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Nicki Minaj Says 'Anaconda' Video Is Normal
Added: 21 October 2014 | Read 84 times

Ever since Nicki Minaj took off the pink wigs and flamboyant garbs, she has been receiving much acclaim for sporting a more natural look. After earning magazine covers from FADER and L’UomoVogue, GQ has given the femcee a feature for their November issue.

In between falling asleep during the interview, YMCMB’s head barb described the steamy video for “Anaconda” as normal.

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Big K.R.I.T. Says He Wants To Prove That He'll 'Be Around Forever' With 'Cadillactica'
Added: 20 October 2014 | Read 60 times

While speaking with Hip Hop Since 1987, Meridian, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. spoke in-depth about his upcoming album, Cadillactica. In regards to his goal with the project, K.R.I.T. says he hopes to go far outside of any box he’s ever been put in in his music career.

The rapper later revealed that he plans on making music so relatable and timeless with Cadillactica that he’ll “be around forever.”

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DMX Pays Off $250,000 Mortgage To Prevent Foreclosure
Added: 20 October 2014 | Read 73 times

According to court documents published by The Jasmine Brand, DMX has paid off the mortgage for a house in Westchester County, NY where his ex-wife Tashera Simmons and their four children live. Mortgage payments on the house went unpaid for just under four years before DMX reportedly paid the remaining sum of $258,927.87.

DMX initially purchased the Mount Kisco, NY property in 2000 for $649,000 before multiple stints in jail early in the decade. The rapper and his wife Tashera Simmons filed for divorce in 2012 after 14 years of marriage.

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Ja Rule Details Unreleased Group Tracks With Jay Z & DMX
Added: 19 October 2014 | Read 167 times

After performing a set at Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary Concert in Brooklyn last week, Ja Rule spoke with MTV about his career and collaborations with Jay Z and DMX. Recalling early plans to record a group album under the Murder Inc. group moniker, Ja Rule admitted that there is likely unreleased material from that recording period.

“We tried to deliver that album,” he said of working alongside Jay Z and DMX. “It was a situation where egos all just played a part in its demise. We couldn’t get X and Jay in the same room, from long ago, their storied battle on the pool table, guns out and all of that.

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Pharrell Set To Produce Snoop Dogg's Entire Upcoming Album
Added: 19 October 2014 | Read 111 times

Now that Snoop is done beefing with Iggy Azalea, the focus can be put back on the music.

ICYMI, Uncle Snoop’s  next project will be released under Pharrell’s imprint, I Am Other and Columbia Records. According to a recent Instagram post via I Am Other’s page, the upcoming album is set to feature Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder

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Jhene Aiko Discusses Working With Childish Gambino, Fan Reaction to 'Souled Out'
Added: 19 October 2014 | Read 103 times

Jhene Aiko says that working with Childish Gambino comes natural because their creativity balances each other out. Childish Gambino appeared on “Bed Peace” from Aiko’s Sail Out EP. He also directed the video for “The Pressure” from her debut album, Souled Out.

“I think that me and Donald work so well together because we both have different creative minds,” the singer says in an interview with Radio.com. “But they complement each other. But it’s like I think we both, we think of things differently just even our whole thought process about regular things are so different but they’re so complementary to one another so when it comes to working together, it just it works.”

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Cam'ron To Sell Customized Ebola Masks
Added: 19 October 2014 | Read 81 times

As the Ebola craze heightens, Harlem rapper Cam’ron has put his entrepreneur hat on, as he took to his Instagram account yesterday (October 16) to introduce his customized Ebola face masks.

“Ebola is no joking matter.. So if u have to be safe.. Be fashionable.”#CamEbolaMask get’m at @dipsetusa1997 nx week, made by @chinagram www.dipsetUsa.com,” his caption read.

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Meek Mill Delivers Message From Jail
Added: 19 October 2014 | Read 197 times

According to reports Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is close to being released from jail. Since the Maybach Music Group member is not home yet, he wanted to reach out to his supporters. So he got on the phone with R&B star August Alsina who shared the conversation on Instagram.

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Big K.R.I.T. Is Open To Recording A Joint Project With J. Cole
Added: 18 October 2014 | Read 94 times

Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. is currently on his promotional run to highlight his upcoming album Cadillactica. The Def Jam artist stopped by Sway In The Morning to give some information about the LP, but the idea of recording a joint project with Roc Nation’s J. Cole was brought up as well.

“I would still be interested in doing that. Me and him produce, so we could literally produce the whole project or EP,” said K.R.I.T. “He’s the kind of rapper that if I get in the studio with, I know I’m not finna take him lightly. That would make great for a project.”
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50 Cent Describes How He Played A Part In The Eventual Beats By Dre/Apple Deal
Added: 18 October 2014 | Read 209 times

The blockbuster $3 billion deal between Apple Inc and Beats Electronics sent shock waves through both the business world and the music world. As a result of the technology giant purchasing Beats, co-founder Dr. Dre made $620 million in one year, easily landing him atop the Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list.

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