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Leaked Tracklist For Chance The Rapper's 'Surf' Album Surfaces
Added: 22 November 2014 | Read 71 times

A Reddit user has uploaded a picture of what appears to be the tracklist for Chance The Rapper’s upcoming album, Surf.

The Reddit user posted links to two separate images. One image shows a whiteboard with “Surf” written on it and what’s assumed to be the tracklist, covered by the word “censored.” In the other image, another whiteboard is shown with the Surf album title and a list of songs.

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Snoop Dogg Clowns Bill Cosby Regarding Rape Controversy
Added: 22 November 2014 | Read 83 times

Snoop Dogg recently made light of the controversy surrounding comedian/actor Bill Cosby in a picture uploaded to his Instagram account this week.

On Instagram, Snoop reposted a meme featuring a picture of Cosby with the words “Webbie – ‘Gimme That’ feat. Bill Cosby” placed over the picture. The Long Beach, California rapper did not add his own caption to the Instagram post, which was featured on Vlad TV.

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Joey Bada$$ Announces Release Date For 'B4.DA.$$' Album
Added: 20 November 2014 | Read 86 times

After gaining attention from Hip Hop fans with the mixtapes 1999 and Summer Knights, Joey Bada$$ is ready to share his debut studio album with the world. Joey revealed the release date for B4.DA.$$ in a trailer for the project uploaded to YouTube.

The video ends with the words “B4.DA.$$ 1.20.15″ on the screenThe Pro Era member also added a message with the visuals. Joey wrote

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Billboard To Begin Counting Streaming For Album Chart
Added: 20 November 2014 | Read 181 times

The Billboard 200 chart has served as the official authority for the weekly album rankings in the United States since 1956. In 1991, the magazine has listed the top-selling LPs in the nation based off Nielsen SoundScan sales numbers. The New York Times reports Billboard and Soundscan will start adding streaming numbers to the total album sales as well.

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Pusha T Says Kanye West Behind 'Lunch Money' Concept
Added: 20 November 2014 | Read 84 times

In addition to producing Pusha T’s newly-released record, “Lunch Money,” Kanye West also helped with the concept for the record, according to the Clipse lyricist.

Pusha also revealed that he’s always been drawn to Kanye’s “unorthodox tracks” and couldn’t pass on the opportunity to jump on the beat for what would later become “Lunch Money.”

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Drake's Vocal Coach Recalls Wanting To Make Drake 'A Singer Who Raps'
Added: 18 November 2014 | Read 230 times

As an artist who both sings and raps, a voice coach was enlisted for Young Money artist Drake years ago. And during an exclusive interview with Jezebel, Drake’s voice coach, Dionne Osborne spoke with the publication about working with Drake, why rappers should take better care of their voices, and more.

Osborne, who previously worked with the likes of former Roc-A-Fella Records artist Teairra Mari and singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, recalled meeting Drake before his first tour. She says she was unsure if her presence would be welcomed since some artists are hesitant towards vocal coaches, but says the rapper greeted her with a big hug.

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Jay 305 Signs To Interscope Records
Added: 18 November 2014 | Read 153 times

West coast spitter Jay 305 has been picked up by Interscope Records, XXL reports.

During a NYC visit, Jay told the mag that he is feeling great about his new record deal.

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Wale Announces Simply Nothing Tour
Added: 18 November 2014 | Read 110 times

Wale has been keeping quiet for a while but plans to be back on the radar soon. The Gifted MC has just announced that he is going on tour and that his new album is on the way.

The D.C wordsmith is heading on the road to hit up 32 cities for his “Simply Mobile Simply Nothing Tour.” Along the hike, the “Ambition” rapper is making stops in cities like Philadelphia, New York, Detroit, Texas and more. The tour kicks off New Year’s Day in Maryland and wraps up in Norfolk, VA on Feb. 19th. During the tour, his upcoming album, The Album About Nothing,  is expected to drop, according his new Complex cover story.

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Timbaland On Aaliyah Movie: 'I Thought It Was A Joke'
Added: 18 November 2014 | Read 217 times

Longtime Aaliyah collaborator Timbaland addresses the controversy surrounding the Lifetime biopic Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B during an interview with Ebro In The Morning on Hot 97 today (November 17).

“Everybody keeps telling me stop blaming Lifetime but blame Wendy and I’m like well…” Timbaland says in a radio interview with Hot 97 host Ebro. “I didn’t follow the story, so I have to believe the fans. It’s just hard for me to believe.”

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Freddie Gibbs To Release 'Lifestyles Of The Insane' Album In 2015
Added: 18 November 2014 | Read 112 times

While speaking with Montreality recently, Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs revealed that he has a new studio album in the works. According to Gangsta Gibbs, the album will be titled Lifestyles Of The Insane and will likely be released sometime next year.

He also revealed that the album is currently 60 percent complete.

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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'

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

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Busta Rhymes Talks Battling Jay-Z In High School

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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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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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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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