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Jay Z To Take On Spotify & Beats Music By Purchasing Music Streaming Company Aspiro
Added: 31 January 2015 | Read 51 times

One of the big 2014 business stories involving the music industry was the fact that consumers are now leaning more towards streaming music as opposed to purchasing albums. It appears one Hip Hop mogul is looking to get in on the growing trend by buying his own streaming services.

Reuters reports Jay’s S. Carter Enterprises subsidiary Project Panther put in a $56 million bid for Aspiro. the Scandinavian company controls the streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Aspiro’s main shareholder, Schibsted, has accepted the offer.

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Suge Knight Allegedly Involved In Fatal Hit & Run
Added: 30 January 2015 | Read 136 times

Suge Knight allegedly hit and killed a man after a fight broke out on a movie set.

Apparently, it was during the time The Game was filming a video for The Documentary 2 with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, earlier today.

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Lil Wayne Is Suing Birdman & Cash Money for $51 Million
Added: 29 January 2015 | Read 336 times

Lil Wayne has made good on his promise to go after Cash Money ... because he's filed a lawsuit asking a judge to end his contract with Birdman's label. Just days after news broke that Young Money rapper was suing Birdman and Cash Money for $8 million, a new report reveals that Weezy is asking to end his contract with Cash Money and a filed lawsuit of $51 million.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Wayne says Birdman and company violated the deal by withholding tens of millions of dollars Cash Money owes him for his long-delayed album, "Tha Carter V."

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Kid Ink And Dej Loaf Headline The 'Scream Nation: The Reintroduction Tour'
Added: 28 January 2015 | Read 111 times

Over a decade ago, the Scream Tour was known for sending every teenybopper into a frenzy with their rosters full of teenage phenoms like Bow Wow, B2K, Chris Brown and Trey Songz. Now, the Scream Tour is being revamped with less of a PG-13 lineup and a new name.

This time around the tour’s creator, Michael Mauldin, has teamed up with Live Nation and snagged Kid Ink and Dej Loaf to headline “Scream Nation: The Reintroduction Tour.”

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KXNG Crooked Says He'd Battle Loaded Lux For $1 Million
Added: 28 January 2015 | Read 188 times

Nearly one year after Joe Budden battled Hollow Da Don at Total Slaughter , his Slaughterhouse comrade, KXNG Crooked is responding to a challenge from battle rap legend Loaded Lux with a simple answer.

"One million," he told VladTV, alluding to his fee requirement. "One million. Yeah. Other than that I'm gonna stay doing what I'm doing."

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G-Unit 'The Beast Is G-Unit' Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist
Added: 27 January 2015 | Read 277 times

The second portion of G-Unit's collection of new music appears to be on the way.

Last year, the collective reunited to release The Beauty of Independence, a six-track EP, stuffed with hard-hitting beats and rhymes just as tough.

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DJ Premier Announces Live Band Mini-Tour
Added: 27 January 2015 | Read 82 times

DJ Premier has announced a string of six shows later this week in Japan that will debut his new five-piece band replaying some of his classic productions.

Helmed by the producer himself on the turntables, the band features Lenny "The Ox" Reece on drums, Brady Watt on bass, and Takuya Kuroda and Corey King on horns and keys.

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Rapper P Reign Says Drake Is Dropping A Mixtape In 2015
Added: 27 January 2015 | Read 158 times

Drake’s 2009 mixtape So Far Gone was the project that skyrocketed the Young Money rapper into superstar status. It appears Drizzy is returning to his roots this year. Fellow Canadian rapper P Reign revealed to KarenCivil that Drake is back to work on a new mixtape.

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Lil Wayne In Dispute With Cash Money Over The Future Of Drake, Nicki Minaj & Entire Young Money Roster
Added: 27 January 2015 | Read 389 times

If the reports of the current situation at Cash Money are accurate, Hip Hop probably has not seen a label break up on this level since Roc-A-Fella fell apart. The Roc’s collapse caused artists to choose between going with Dame Dash or Jay Z. It seems Lil Wayne wants to avoid that option. The New Orleans native wants his attempted split from CMB to guarantee all the members of the Young Money roster remain with him.

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Big Sean Announces New Album 'Dark Sky Paradise'
Added: 26 January 2015 | Read 169 times

Big Sean has created a Dark Sky Paradise for us. On Sunday, the rapper announced his follow-up to 2013′s Hall Of Fame with one picture:

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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.

Diggy will be joined by new group Mindless Behavior, along with The New Boyz, Jacob Latimore, Hamilton Park and new group The OMG Girlz.

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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.”

The song, which has leaked online, has Lil Kim lyrically challenging the now-dominant Nicki Minaj.

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

Lost Boyz member, Mr. Cheeks has inked a deal with Stephen Marley's Ghetto Youths International imprint and is planning a new album for 2011.

The first single and from Mr. Cheeks' upcoming album And The Winner Is…will be titled "Havin' Fun," which features singer Mya Azucena.

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Young Buck Explains Chapter 13 Filing Alleged 50 Cent Lawsuit

Nashville, Tennessee rapper Young Buck has released a statement regarding his tax battle with the IRS and reports of a planned $5 million dollar lawsuit against G-Unit leader 50 Cent.

Young Buck filed for Chapter 13, which allowed the rapper to keep all of his possessions, as he pays back an estimated $12,500 per month, over the next five years.

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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'

Rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have announced the release date for their newest album, Art of War III.

The latest album from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony features all five original group members: Krazie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-N-Bone and Layzie Bone.

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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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Swizz Beatz Dicusses DMX's Struggles, Jay-Z Beef

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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Busta Rhymes Talks Battling Jay-Z In High School

It is no secret that Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G. all attended high school together in Brooklyn.

While it is nice to imagine the three legends holding ciphers on the regular, Busta says he only battling Jay-Z once; and took a lose for the first time.

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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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