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Kendrick Lamar Discusses Release Of 'i,' Upcoming Album
Added: 23 September 2014 | Read 9 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 8 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 3 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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50 Cent: If The Charts Mattered Now, I'd Quit
Added: 23 September 2014 | Read 93 times

50 Cent, who is gearing up to release The Beast Is G-Unit, the second G-Unit mixtape of the year, along with Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck and Kidd Kidd, says the group is going in a new direction with its music.

“The production has changed,” 50 Cent says in an interview with Billboard. “We’re going to start using some of the usual suspects for hits, at the present moment. [Fans] are going to feel the new energy connected to it." 
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Mary J. Blige Talks Working On New Music With London Artists & The Burger King Commercial Fiasco
Added: 22 September 2014 | Read 56 times

For her 13th studio album, Mary J. Blige traveled across the pond to record with some of the leading talent in the British music scene. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul collaborated with artists like Disclosure, Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes, and Naughty Boy for the upcoming London Sessions LP.

Blige recently sat down with The Breakfast Club to give more detail into how the project came together.
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Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz, DJ Mustard Sued Over 'Party Ain't A Party'
Added: 21 September 2014 | Read 145 times

Jamie Foxx's recent release of "Party Ain't a Party" assumed the role of reintroducing Foxx to the music world. Now, problems have emerged with the track.

According to TMZ, the track featuring 2 Chainz is under fire as Nontra Records is suing Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz and the song's producer, DJ Mustard, for creating nearly the same track that another artist, J Rand made. The lawsuit is irregular and places the blame on Mustard who the plaintiff claims sent the instrumental to J Rand's then record company, Poe Boy Music Group for J Rand's release. Rand then recorded the song on his own accord with Poe Boy subsequently possessing sole ownership in the copyright of it.
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Rihanna, Kim Kardashian Nude Images Reportedly Leak; Stars Among Victims Of Alleged Hackers
Added: 21 September 2014 | Read 295 times

Rihanna is one of the latest celebrities who has had personal nude images shared with the public as a result of an alleged hacking, according to TMZ.

"Early Sunday AM two nude pictures that appear to be RiRi were leaked onto 4chan/Reddit, one with a censored version of her breasts, the other pic showing bare ass and slight nipple,” the website’s report says.
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Ab-Soul Is Open To Black Hippy Battling Against Slaughterhouse
Added: 19 September 2014 | Read 179 times

Ab-Soul fully embraced battle rap culture when the TDE emcee added a contest between he and Daylyt on his 2014 album These Days. According to a report by Vibe, Soulo shared during his CRWN interview that he is down with his Black Hippy crew taking on Slaughterhouse in a lyrical bout.

“Them Slaughterhouse n***as are the best rapper for sure… The most rapping-est… them n***as rap!” said Ab-Soul. “I’m with it! I told all of them I’m with it!”
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Freeway: Roc-A-Fella Reunion Definitely A Possibility
Added: 19 September 2014 | Read 106 times

This year has seen the reuniting of several top Hip Hop crews. OutKast, G-Unit, and Onyx all got back together in 2014.

If Roc-A-Fella managed to join forces again in the coming months, that would close out the year with a huge moment for the culture. Roc member Freeway suggested that reunion could actually happen sometime in the future.
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Rick Ross On Forbes List: 'I'm Always Top 5 I Don't Got No Facts'
Added: 18 September 2014 | Read 299 times

Rick Ross apparently had some issues with where he’s been placed on Forbes annual Hip Hop Cash Kings List. In five years, the Maybach Music Group leader has never cracked the top ten of the magazine’s highest earning rappers in the game.

Rozay spoke with Forbes’ Zack O’Malley Greenburg to offer his thoughts on the coveted list.
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