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  • Cover of Samples Of the Week: August 28
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Kid Ink Sued After His Dog Attacks Pizza Delivery Man
    According to TMZ, Kid Ink's legal problems may have just taken a turn for the worse. According the gossip reports, Ink is now being sued by a pizza delivery man named Garnik Nazarian after the man was attacked by Ink's dog at the rapper's Granada Hills home.
  • Cover of T.I. Sued Over Concert Stage From "America's Most Wanted" Tour
    Last year T.I. went on tour with Lil Wayne for their joint "America's Most Wanted" tour. The stadium tour included some fancy apparatuses, one of which served as the stage's focal point, an expensive screen known as a "roll drop", which was used to project various videos and photos through out the show.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Sued By Entertainment Company For $50,000
    Nicki Minaj is facing a new lawsuit, but we have a feeling this is just pocket change for the mega star. The Pinkprint rapper is being sued by an entertainment company for $50,000 after allegedly flaking on her duties.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Talks On Beyonce "Flawless" Remix, Remy Ma's Return & "Anaconda" Memes
    Nicki Minaj has had the internets topsy-turvy the past two weeks, what with her "Anaconda" artwork, which was followed by "Anaconda" memes, followed by a leaked version of the track, followed by rumors of a "Flawless" remix, followed by the official "Anaconda" record...you get the idea.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Sued For $1 Million Over Ditched Private Jet Payments
    Lil Wayne certainly has more than enough money to rent a private jet, but it hasn't stopped him from missing almost a million dollars in payments. A company is now suing the rapper over a G-1159B Gulfstream jet he leased for $55,000 a month.
  • Cover of Did Nicki Minaj Push Back Her Single Because Of An Upcoming Beyonce Remix?
    Nicki Minaj had the entire internet extra thirsty earlier this week when she dropped off the bootyfull single art for her upcoming record "Anaconda", which was originally due out July 28th. Unfortunately, Nicki had a slight delay in plans and decided to push back the release date until August 4th, a
  • Cover of Kanye West Sues Cryptocurrency Coinye, Creators Shut It Down [Update: Kanye Wins Lawsuit]
    A legal beef has been brewing between Kanye West and the creators of a new cryptocurrency named after, and inspired by, Mr. West, Coinye.
  • Cover of Drake Apparently Paid Rappin' 4-Tay $100k For Interpolating His Lyrics [Update: 4-Tay's Manager Disputes Amount]
    Rappers are constantly quoting one another in songs. Sometimes it's enough to justify a writing credit, while other times its simply a subtle nod or easter egg to those who know the original source.
  • Cover of Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella Records Sued By Chauncey Mahan Again
    Back in April, we reported that Jay-Z & Roc-A-Fella Records were subjected to a $100,000 extortion plot at the hand of one of Jay's old sound engineers Chauncey Mahan.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne's Young Money Facing Lawsuit, Could Lose Domain Name
    Lil Wayne's Young Money roster could be out of a website if they don't step up on missed payments, according to a new lawsuit. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Sued For "Keisha's Song (Her Pain)"
    According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Kendrick Lamar is being sued by Woolfsongs Limited for not getting a sample cleared for his 2011 song “Keisha’s Song (Her Pain)." 
  • Cover of Chris Brown's Plea Deal In Assault Case Falls Apart
    It's hard to keep track of Chris Brown's constant legal battles, however we do our best. The singer was released from jail at the beginning of June, and quickly returned to the studio to work on new music.
  • Cover of Ex-Cop Sues Meek Mill Over Ruined Work And Sex Life
    According to a recent report by TMZ, Meek Mill ruined the career, and the sex life, of a former Philly cop.
  • Cover of Michael Jackson Fan Sues Estate Over A Lack Of Michael Vocals On "Michael"
    In one of the most bizarre entertainment news stories you'll be reading this year, a woman in Los Angeles is suing Michael Jackson's estate because she doesn't believe Michael actually appeared on the now-ironically-titled Michael, the singer's first album released after his death. In the suit, she claims she
  • Cover of Game Responds To 40 Glocc Lawsuit, Claims Self-Defense [Update: 40 Glocc Calls Game A Coward]
    In March 2013 40 Glocc took his ongoing beef with Game to lawyers, and initiated a $4.5 million lawsuit against the rapper stemming from his beatdown (caught on camera) in July of 2012. Although legal proceedings have been quiet for a minute, they are not over.
  • Cover of Beastie Boys Win $1.7 Million In Monster Energy Drink Lawsuit
    Beastie Boys have been battling Monster energy drink in court for awhile now. It all began with a copyright violation suit filed by the Beastie Boys, centering around a "megamix" put together by DJ Z-Trip for a snowboarding recap video, sponsored by Monster.
  • Cover of Jay Z Forced To Participate In Deposition For Rocafella Logo Lawsuit [Update: Jay Delays Due To Tour]
    Jay Z has been attempting to dodge a lawsuit aimed at him from Dwayne Walker, the designer of the Rocafella logo, but it looks at though he's gonna have to cooperate after all.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre And Jimmy Iovine Targeted In New Lawsuit By A Co-Founder Of Beats
    Recently, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine both became billionaires after their Beats Entertainment company was bought by Apple for $3.2 billion, but as anyone who's been watching HBO's Silicon Valley knows, there are always those who think they deserve a piece of that new money pie.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Responds To Lawsuit From Wig Guru
    In late February, we reported that Nick Minaj's wig guru Terrence Davidson was suing the rapper for stealing his designs and marketing them as her own. Slapped with a $30 million lawsuit (a sum Davidson finds suitable for his efforts), Minaj responded today and she's not happy.
  • Cover of Jeezy Settles Lawsuit With Hells Angels Motorcycle Club
    According to TMZ, Jeezy has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club in order to settle a lawsuit between the two parties.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Sued For Assault That Occurred During A Basketball Game [Update: Brown Counter-Sues]
    Chris Brown either can't catch a break or suffers some major difficulty in restraining himself. According to a lawsuit filed by a man named Malcolm Ausbon Thursday on Feb.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre's $3 Million Lawsuit Against Death Row Records Rejected
    Dr. Dre's filed a lawsuit against Death Row records a few months back, requesting $3 million from the now bankrupt label.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Sued By Photographer For Illegally Using Images
    Rick Ross is facing a new lawsuit, as reported by TMZ. The big bawse of MMG is being sued by photographer, Armen Djerrahian, who claims in a new suit that the rapper is using his photographs without his permission.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Speaks On Donald Sterling & Philadelphia Police Case
    Meek Mill has been in the headlines quite a bit recently. The MMG rapper recently took the Philadelphia police force to court over what he claimed was an unlawful arrest in 2012.
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