• 50 Cent Says Puff Daddy's "Big Homie" Is "Garbage"
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    50 Cent is an opinonated dude. Never one to hold his tongue, maybe now more than ever, 50 Cent had a few things to say about Diddy, or now Puff Daddy's recent musical output. In a new interview with 92.3 jams, 50 commented on Jay Z and Diddy's longevity in the business world, speaking on artists' "expiration dates", after saying Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks were past their prime. “If the guy...
  • Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
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    Kanye West took the holidays off, but he's back in full form on the second leg of the Yeezus tour, and there's a whole lot to discuss since his brief absence. The outspoken rapper riffed on a variety of topics in last night's visionary stream of consciousness, including Macklemore's Grammy wins, and the VERY HOTTT topic of Drake's Rolling Stone interview. As he has for the duration of his...
  • First Week Sales Projections For Lil Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being II"
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    Lil Wayne's much-delayed album I Am Not A Human Being II dropped yesterday, and the sales projections are already in for the album. IANAH2 is projected to move 190-210k in opening week, which will land him at the #2 spot on the charts next week, HDD reports. Although Weezy looks like he'll be selling a respectable amount when it comes to the rap game, in Lil Wayne...
  • Trinidad James Responds To Joe Budden Dissing Him On "Control"
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    Trinidad James was in the crossfire of Joe Budden's response to Kendrick Lamar, "Control." The New York native said of the ATLien, "this ain’t for bandwagon fans, sit ya asses in the same spot/y’all the same niggas that made Trinidad James hot." Trinidad isn't planning on firing back at Budden, at least, not with words. In a recent interview Trinidad was asked about Joe's...
  • Eminem Speaks On Past Addiction To Painkillers & Near Fatal Overdose In "How To Make Money Selling Drugs"
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    Eminem isn't the most media-friendly or public person, however, a lot of what he wouldn't share in an interview comes out through his lyrics. Thus we've often heard Eminem rap about drugs, whether it's when he was taking them consistently, or when he was trying to sober up. For the documentary film by Matthew Cooke "How To Make Money Selling Drugs," Eminem spoke on his past drug addiction,...
  • Kendrick Lamar Announces Next Single Off "good kid, m.A.A.d city"
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    Kendrick Lamar’s debut studio effort continues to roll along, and had another decent showing on the charts this week.  Looks like he’s about to boost sales again as he has announced the next single off good kid, m.A.A.d city will be the Drake assisted track “Poetic Justice”. The Scoop DeVille produced tune is melodic and features a smooth sample from Janet Jackson’s classic...
  • Kid Ink Announces Release Date & Official Artwork for "Up & Away" Album
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    2012 XXL Freshman Kid Ink reached out exclusively to HotNewHipHop.com to announce the Official Release date and Artwork for his highly anticipated debut Album "Up & Away.""Up & Away" which will be distributed Independently via Kid Ink's label Tha Alumni Music Group is slated to drop on June 12th.  The album includes production from the likes of Cardiak, Jahlil Beats...
  • Target Won't Be Selling Beyonce's New Self-Titled Album [Update: Neither Will Amazon]
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    Despite how popping Beyonce's new visual album has proven to be (it moved 828,00 digital copies in three days), discount department store Target is refusing to offer it for sale. "At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections," said Target...
  • Review: Wale's "The Gifted"
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    Wale may be a victim of bad timing. While most rap fans were in their glory last week with the release of albums from Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller, others are feverishly looking forward to Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, which is dropping on Independence Day. The release date of Wale's third album is stuck in the middle.  Ralph Victor Folarin made a name for himself on...
  • Nipsey Hussle Says He Made $100k From Selling $100 "Crenshaw" Mixtapes
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    They don't call him Hussle for nothing. Despite Nipsey's choice to release his latest project for free online, physical copies of the Crenshaw mixtape are apparently still a hot item. When Nipsey announced that he would be selling hard copies of the tape at $100 a piece, there was definitely some skepticism from fans, but according to the rapper, he's already sold all 1,000 copies at this price,...
  • Jay Z Celebrates Last "Legends" Show With Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lebron James, Rick Ross & More
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     After playing in arenas like Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Rose Bowl, and Soldier Field, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake closed out their historic "Legends Of The Summer" tour in Miami last night. And brought along some special friends to join them. Jay Z was joined by many special guests on and off the stage at last night's show. Hov brought out Miami's own Rick Ross to perform their hit record...
  • Tyga Comments On Chris Brown & Drake Feud: "Nobody Wants To See Them Beef"
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    With the recent beef sparked between Chris Brown and Drake, friends of both are caught somewhere in the middle. In particular, YMCMB's Tyga, who has plans for a second mixtape with Chris Brown (Fan Of A Fan 2) and is obviously friends with Drake.Tyga was asked about the situation while on the red carpet for the BET Awards this past weekend, and he says no one wants the two rap stars...
  • 2 Chainz Reveals Album Title & Brings Out Drake
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    Not being slowed up by having armed men attempt to rob him, 2 Chainz continues to rock crowds, and most recently was in Atlanta where he made a big announcement revealing the title of his new album, and then proceeded to introduce his special guest for the evening, Drake.  Performing at Hot 107.9 Atlanta's 18th Birthday Bash, Tity Boi let fans know the title of his second solo album,...
  • Tyga Talks About "Fan Of A Fan 2" Project With Chris Brown
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    In late 2012, just before dropping his 187 mixtape, Tyga said that his studio album Hotel California was nearly complete and would be ready for a March 2013 release date.  Now he reveals that work on another project is on the backburner now, but something he is focused on for 2013.  T-Raww says that him and Chris Brown plan to work on their collabo project Fan Of A Fan 2, and he...
  • Rick Ross' 15 Most Outrageous Boasts On "Mastermind"
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    Rick Ross is excessive by nature, sometimes when it's not even necessary. To be fair, he was forced to be this way after the feud with 50 Cent and being outed as a correctional officer through those infamous photos. After the flames, Ross decided to expand his myth and rattle off one No. 1 album after another (the critically acclaimed Teflon Don is the only album to peak...
  • Kendrick Lamar Reveals Collaboration With Kid Cudi
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    In a recent interview with Wild 94.9, Kendrick and the rest of the Black Hippy crew talk about the West Coast sound and lyricism they're bringing to the rap game. Kendrick talks on recent collaborations, including one with Kid Cudi, as well as working with the legendary producer Dr. Dre. When asked which Rock the Bells artists he'd like to collaborate with, Kendrick revealed...
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