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  • Cover of Azealia Banks Released From Universal Music Group
    Azealia Banks' career has been stagnating lately, as she hasn't released any new music since last October and often seems more focused on starting Twitter beef than working on albums.
  • Cover of New Orleans Hip-Hop: From Under Water To Underground
    In 2005, the largest residential disaster in U.S. history hit the South and destroyed the city of New Orleans. 80 percent of the city was flooded, with flood waters ranging from one to ten feet in depth. The city was in ruins, leaving over a million people in the Gulf Coast region displaced.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Leaves Interscope, Signs With Caroline/Capitol/UMG & Announces "Animal Ambition" Release Date
    50 Cent has struggled in recent years to release new music and to stick to release dates for his oft-delayed Street King Immortal as well as the more recently-announced album Animal Ambition.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Furiously Trashes Universal And 'Begs' To Be Dropped
     She's no stranger to controversy and, indeed, she's quite famously outspoken, but Azealia Banks caused a particularly big splash today when she released a string of twitter posts targeting her current label, Universal, notably referring to them "as a group of old white guys," who don't understand the first thing
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Calls Universal Out For Removing "Boss Ass Bitch" From Soundcloud
    Nicki Minaj is not happy with Universal. The Roman Reloaded rapper called her label out by name in a tweet today, after realizing that her recent "Boss Ass Bitch" freestyle had been taken down. 
  • Cover of Universal To Reissue Classic Albums From Eminem, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne & More On Vinyl
    Vinyl was once an inseparable part of hip hop culture, but as technology has advanced, the format has naturally fallen out of favor (even in the DJ world). Universal Music is making an effort to give collectors another (or in some cases, first) chance to own some of genre's seminal albums on wax.
  • Cover of Russell Simmons Launches New Label "All Def Music"
    Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam and a music mogul, has announced the launch of a new musical endeavor, alongside film director/producer Brian Robbins and music executive Steve Rifkind. This endeavor is a partnership with Universal Music Group, for a new record label, "All Def Music."
  • Cover of Lawsuit Filed Against Universal Music Over Smoking Weed In Their Office Mentions T.I.'s Entourage
    Smoking weed is definitely a big part of the rap game, and it seems it's pouring over into the business-side of things.
  • Cover of Jay-Z's Roc Nation Inks Deal With Universal Music Group
  • Cover of Universal Zulu Nation Writes Critical Open Letter To WorldStarHipHop CEO
    WorldStarHipHop is not without its critics. While the site does host musicĀ from hip hop artists both mainstream and underground, it also promotes videos of random acts of violence and crime.
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