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Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports To Make Boxing 'A Huge Priority'
Added: 19 August 2014 | Read 86 times

Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports is about to make a push into the boxing realm, according to ESPN.

"We're energized, and we're going to make a difference," Michael Yormark, the president and chief of branding and strategy of Roc Nation, said during interview with ESPN.com yesterday (August 17). "This is a huge priority to us. This is a highly serious business to us.”

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Wiz Khalifa Details Tyga Conversation Following Tour Exit
Added: 19 August 2014 | Read 158 times

During an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa spoke in-depth about the conversation he had with fellow artist Tyga after it was announced that Tyga would no longer be joining him on the Under The Influence Of Music Tour.

According to Wiz, he was more concerned with the lack of communication between the two and how that may have been perceived by others.

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T.I. Compares 'Paperwork' To OutKast's 'Aquemini' & Jay Z's 'The Blueprint'
Added: 19 August 2014 | Read 101 times

During an interview with MTV News, Atlanta rapper T.I. revealed that his upcoming album, Paperwork: The Motion Picture will be part of a trilogy. He stated that there is too much music and the records are too diverse for all of his material to be placed on one project.

He later compared his upcoming album, which he described as “soulful,” to the likes of Jay Z’s The Blueprint and OutKast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and Aquemini albums.

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Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' & '2001' Included In 'Best L.A. Hip Hop Album Ever' List
Added: 19 August 2014 | Read 118 times

Several artists from California were recently asked to name the "best L.A. Hip Hop album of all time" by XXL. The list features various emcees, including Ras Kass, sharing their answers to this question.

Ras Kass, who often represents his hometown of Carson, California in his raps, says Dr. Dre's The Chronic, earns his nod.

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Kid Ink Arrested In Las Vegas
Added: 18 August 2014 | Read 131 times

Los Angeles, California native Kid Ink was arrested in Las Vegas early Saturday.

According to TMZ, police responded to a fight at 1Oak nightclub just before 3 a.m. Numerous people say Ink and a female friend started the fight and caught the attention of security. Her behavior was described as "belligerent."

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Big K.R.I.T. Announces 'Pay Attention Tour'
Added: 18 August 2014 | Read 55 times

Big K.R.I.T. has announced his Pay Attention Tour.

The trek is slated to launch October 2 at Amos Southend in Charlotte, North Carolina and conclude November 15 at Masquerada in Atlanta.

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French Montana Says He Made 'Mistake' Releasing Nicki Minaj-Featured 'Freaks'
Added: 18 August 2014 | Read 124 times

French Montana says that he made a bad decision to release the Nicki Minaj-featured single “Freaks.”

"When you go to the club and every record they’re playing is yours, you try to go left, and I made that mistake,” French Montana says of his 2013 single during an interview with Billboard. "Jay Z told me he once made that same mistake too. Your first album you never know what’s going on with the business and labels. The second one you’re like, ‘Fuck this.’ You get the ball in your own court."

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T.I. & Nelly React To Protests In Ferguson
Added: 18 August 2014 | Read 71 times

With protests against the police shooting of 18-year old Mike Brown ongoing in Ferguson, “seven people, all charged with ‘failure to disperse,’” were arrested this morning according to the New York Times. The arrests were a function of a recently imposed midnight-to-5 A.M. curfew. The Sunday morning arrests are the latest in on-and-off clashes between protesters and police in the small Missouri city.

Apparently responding to news of intermittent looting among the protests, both Nelly and T.I. spoke with TMZ about the recent events.

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Tupac Says He 'Wrote Only One Song In Jail' In Post-Prison Interview From 1995
Added: 14 August 2014 | Read 376 times

In recently released interview footage recorded just a week after Tupac’s release from prison in 1995, the rapper describes recording All Eyez On Me in a week-long recording binge. Speaking with L.A. Times journalist Chuck Philips, Tupac explained the motivation to record the music directly after his release.

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Ciara Reportedly Calls Off Engagment To Future Over Cheating
Added: 14 August 2014 | Read 304 times

Future getting some tough honesty. According to reports, Ciara has called off the 10 month engagement to the father of her only child, Future amid cheating rumors.

Ciara and Future’s engagement began after Future surprisingly proposed to Ciara during her birthday party in October 2013, seven months before their first child, Future Zahir Wilburn was born on May 19th. Sources with US Weekly state Ciara is “devastated” and “[Future] cheated on her. Game over.”

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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.

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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.”

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Mr. Cheeks Signs With Stephen Marley's Label; Drops New Single 'Havin Fun'

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Young Buck Explains Chapter 13 Filing Alleged 50 Cent Lawsuit

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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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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Set November Release Date For 'Art of War III'

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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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