• Photos: Kanye West Celebrates His 36th Birthday w/ Beyoncé, Jay-Z & Nas
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    As reported by MissInfo, Kanye West took a minute to celebrate his birthday with friends before a performance at the Governors Ball in New York City last night. Those in attendance at the private birthday dinner at Miss Lilly’s included Nas, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Jonathan Cheban, Scott Disick, David Blaine, actor and comedian Aziz Ansari and Kanye’s former A&R...
  • Lil Wayne Says Skateboarding Has Put "Rap On The Backburner"
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    Lil Wayne recently revealed we'd be getting a Dedication 4 mixtape sometime in the near future, and while talking to DJ Drama in anticipation of the tape, Weezy reveals rap has been on the backburner because of skateboarding.Weezy F has been focused on skateboarding, which he says is a lifestyle, and he's "about that life.""I picked up the skateboard and I thought it would be a hobby,...
  • Pusha T Reveals "Cruel Summer" Album Release Date, Says Lil Wayne's "Ghoulish" Is "Trash"
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     While visiting Hot 97 Pusha T revealed the release date for the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, Cruel Summer.He also dropped a freestyle and a new joint with Swizz Beatz for Funkmaster Flex."August 7th. G.O.O.D. Music compilation coming August 7th," Pusha T announced.He also commented on Lil Wayne's response to "Exodus 23:1," saying, "I was surprised...
  • Jimmy Henchman Sentenced To Life In Prison
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    After being found guilty of all charges back in June, Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond's sentencing was made official this week. The former music exec was served with a life sentence in Brooklyn federal court yesterday. While Henchman recently garnered some controversy over his alleged involvement in the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur (not to be confused with the 1996 shooting that ended his life), he...
  • Big Sean Talks "All Me" Collaboration With Drake, Reveals He Wanted The Beat
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    Drake's new single "All Me" continues to gain momentum and buzz since it's release early Thursday morning. The verses from Big Sean and 2 Chainz definitely add to its value, as does the production, which was handled by Key Wane. Key Wane also happens to be an affiliate of Big Sean, and one of his frequent collaborators. In a new interview with MTV, Sean Don reveals that the "All Me" instrumental...
  • 2 Chainz's Security Guard Explains San Francisco Robbery [Update: 2 Chainz Speaks On Robbery]
     Back and forth reports are stating that 2 Chainz was robbed at gun point on June 9th, while Chainz denies these allegations, his security guard, Harold Folsom, called into Ohio's 107.5 radio station to discuss the incident.  Folsom stated that 2 Chainz and their crew arrived in San Francisco on June 9th and headed right to the downtown area. He stated that around 4:30 PM they exited...
  • Rihanna Claims She Was "Effectively Bankrupt" In 2009 [Update: Rihanna Wins Lawsuit]
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    Rihanna is doing pretty well for herself, so it comes as a shock that the singer says she had hit a point where she was "effectively bankrupt" back in 2009.  RiRi is suing her former accountant, who she claims gave her some pretty suspect financial advice that year. Apparently, the adviser told her to go ahead and buy a 7-7.5 million dollar home, when she was not in the market for that type...
  • Trick Daddy Responds To Lil Wayne's Miami Heat Diss
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    Lil Wayne's Miami Heat rant continues to ruffle feathers. After getting a response from Uncle Luke, now Trick Daddy has responded to the YMCMB rapper.In an interview with 99 JAMZ, Trick Daddy shared his thoughts on Weezy dissing Miami. "I don't care who be offended by what I say. I rep my city and want nobody disrespecting," he said on air. "We've got to stick together as radio, as artists, as...
  • TDE CEO Responds To "Negative" Portrayal In Kendrick Lamar's GQ Cover Story [Update: GQ Defends Story]
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    Kendrick Lamar recently appeared on the cover of GQ's "Men Of The Year" issue, which would seem like an honor, but according to TDE CEO, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith the story put the label in a "negative light". Tiffith has released a statement detailing his issues with GQ, in which he accuses the magazine's write-up of having "racial overtones," and reveals that he pulled...
  • Review: August Alsina's "Testimony"
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    2014 has been quite the year for debut albums thus far. Already, we’ve seen debut studio LPs from Cali artists Kid Ink, ScHoolboy Q, and YG. Now, about a year after he first splashed into mainstream Hip-hop/R&B, New Orleans singer August Alsina delivers his Def Jam debut album, Testimony. In 2013, Alsina released the radio-buzzing single “I Luv This Shit” featuring labelmate...
  • Kanye West Announces G.O.O.D. Music Album & Film "Cruel Summer"
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    Kanye West has revealed the G.O.O.D. Music album title, which will take the same name as a film he will be debuting at Cannes Film Festival.According to a press release, the compilation album called, Cruel Summer, will be accompanied by a film. The film will be premiered on May 23rd at Cannes, and will be available for public access two days later.The film will consist of a...
  • Kendrick Lamar Explains His Criteria Behind Doing Features
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    Kendrick Lamar has definitely been on his feature game this year. Appearing on songs from Miguel, 50 Cent, Robin Thicke, Dido, and more, sometimes it wasn't clear whether or not K. Dot was entirely excited about the appearances, or was well-deservedly cashing in on his popular demand. In a new interview with Life + Times, Kendrick argues for the former, revealing that he will not do a feature if...
  • First Week Sales Are In For Rick Ross' "Mastermind" & Pharrell's "G I R L"
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    Both Rick Ross' and Pharrell's new albums have been on the shelves for a week now, and so today we've received the first week sales for either LP. While we saw ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi fall slightly short of their projected sales, Mastermind and G I R L surpassed their projected sales. Mastermind was projected to move 145,000-160,000 copies, but ended up doing 184,726 copies opening week,...
  • 106 & Park Will No Longer Air On TV As Of December
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    If you grew up a rap fan, you probably have at least a couple of fond memories attached to BET's 106 & Park. If you witnessed the AJ and Free era of the show, perhaps you were even raised on it. The 14 year run of the countdown show comes to an end today, at least in its proper televised form, with the announcement that the show will be moved to BET.com as a digital segment.BET's president of...
  • LAPD Bans YG From Playing Two "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" Dates [Update: iLoveMakonnen Fills In]
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    In a somewhat shocking development, YG has informed us that he's not allowed to perform at two of the three upcoming Southern California dates of the ongoing "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" tour. The reason? His local police department. In a tweet posted yesterday (below), the Compton MC revealed that LAPD would not allow him to perform at last night's show in Irvine, and will be maintaining that policy...
  • TDE Plans To Drop Six Albums In New Year
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    This is good news for all fans of the TDE roster. TDE's CEO, who goes by Dangeroo Kipawaa on Twitter, announced that six projects are slated to arrive in the New Year from various members of the TDE roster. We finally received a release date for the long-delayed and long-awaited Oxymoron from ScHoolboy Q (February 25th 2014), so it's fairly certain that that is one project to which Kipawaa...
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