• Big Sean's Ex-Fiancee Naya Rivera Marries New Man Three Months After Break Up
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    Not strictly hip-hop news, but it's making the rounds today across Twitter and the blogs: Naya Rivera married her new boyfriend just three months after breaking things off with Big Sean. Sean Don and the Glee actress had a whirlwind romance, with their relationship first confirmed in April of last year, and Sean then appearing on her single "Sorry", which ultimately flopped. Following that the...
  • Busta Rhymes Announces Split From Cash Money
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    It seems the relationship between Busta Rhymes and Cash Money was a short-lived one. Today Bussa Bus has announced his departure from the Birdman-helmed record label.  Busta Rhymes first connected with the large roster in 2011, but during a recent visit to Shade 45's Sway In The Morning, he confirmed he's left the label. He assured fans they left on good terms. "For me, with this...
  • Nicki Minaj Reveals Sexy Single Art For "Anaconda"
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    Nicki Minaj dropped off some new single artwork for a song called "Anaconda" that is sure to make waves on the internet for the art alone. The YMCMB first lady bares her backside on the art, wearing nothing but a pink thong, a pink bra and blue kicks. Taking to Instagram and Twitter to reveal the art, she announced that we can expect the song to hit iTunes on July 28th, which is in four days...
  • T.I. Addresses Iggy Azalea Ghostwriting Rumors
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    Rumors have been speculating for quite some time that Australian emcee Iggy Azalea has been relying on ghostwriters--namely her former label head T.I.--to pen her major hits. Well, now we can put that particular story to rest. “I mean, I ain’t no ghostwriter,” T.I. claimed in a recently-published video Bijou Star TV. “Iggy got her own ideas and thoughts that she...
  • Ridiculous Rapper Baby Names
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    When a rapper has a kid, you can pretty much guarantee that they won't be opting for those normal, everyday names. The average hip hop artist-- this seems to ring true for your average celebrity as well-- will do their utmost to make sure it is unique Just like most celebs these days, we've seen a trend among rappers of giving your children unorthodox names.  What they are inspired by has...
  • Kanye Says He's Responsible For 50% Of Balenciaga Sales
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    In his most recent interview with GQ, Kanye West said more than a few memorable quotes, which doesn't surprise us one bit. The polarizing musician bowed down to Drake as the most popular figure in rap, referred to himself as a blowfish, and said he is responsible for more than 50% of Balenciaga sales. Q: When you said what you said last year about the fashion industry and your frustration with...
  • DJ Mustard Reveals "10 Summers" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist
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    DJ Mustard is almost ready to let us hear his debut full length album, 10 Summers. Mustard has been pretty quiet since delivering his single "Down On Me" featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, but today he breaks that silence with the official album artwork for 10 Summers as well as a release date for the LP. The album is dropping on August 12th, and the producer is being pretty generous and...
  • Gucci Mane Announces "The Oddfather" Album & Release Date [Update: Album Cover Revealed]
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    Gucci Mane hit us with his collaborative album with Young Dolph and PeeWee Longway the other week, Felix Brothers, and as he is warrant to do, he hasn't remained silent for too long on his next planned release.  Taking to his usual location of Twitter, Guwop announced a new album The Oddfather, to drop on July 28th, which he also tweets is "the day I go to court." The album is entirely...
  • DJ Mustard Reveals Five Beats That He Wishes He Had Produced
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    It's always interesting to see where producers draw inspiration from when crafting their original instrumentals. For DJ Mustard, current "it" producer on the West Coast, inspiration comes from a wide variety of genres--at least according to a new interview with XXL. When asked what beats he wished he had made himself, Mustard selected beats from Calvin Harris, Cardo, Robin Thicke, and Timbaland....
  • Ice Cube On "Drop Girl" Criticism: "When You See Your Girl Dance To This, You'll Love Me Again"
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    It's clear that Ice Cube's lifestyle has changed quite a bit from his days in NWA. Fans have adjusted to seeing him in family-oriented movies like "Are We There Yet?", but for the most part, his music has stuck within the genre of gangsta rap. Thus, his newest single, "Drop Girl", came as a bit of surprise, sporting features from 2 Chainz and LMFAO's Redfoo, and sporting a more EMD-leaning...
  • Joel Embiid Is Over Kim K, Now Creeping On Rihanna
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    Joel Embiid's twitter game is air tight. After failing to woo Kim Kardashian with his smooth social media charm, the #3 overall pick of the Philadelphia 76er's has turned his attention to Rihanna. However, before the new king of NBA twitter fully committed to his new crush, he had to take some parting shots at his failed relationship with Kim K;  Ok so @kimkardashian hasn’t...
  • 14 Heroic Acts By Rappers
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    We all know that rappers often get a bad rep with the press. Accusations of criminal activity, encouraging violence, or just plain bad behavior are common for hip hop artists. Selfless and generous acts by hip hop stars seldom get the coverage or attention they deserve. A lot of rappers are vocal about their struggle and hard times, but what happens once they make it big? Mainstream rappers make...
  • Louis Farrakhan "Proud" Of Jay Z & Jay Electronica For Representing Five Percent Nation
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    Minister Louis Farrakhan has penned a letter addressing Jay Z and Jay Electronica's representation of The Five Percent Nation at the 10th annual Brookyln Hip-Hop Festival that took place earlier this month. Claiming he's "proud" of every person who stood alongside Electronica, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI) uses the text to preach the organization's teachings and defend the...
  • Memphis Bleek Confirms Jay Z Ghostwrote Lyrics For Him
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    One of the more notable guest appearances on Jay Z's classic debut album Reasonable Doubt was from a 15-year-old emcee by the name of Memphis Bleek. While Bleek would eventually grow into a solo success, scoring a few hit singles of his own in the early 2000s, the rapper now confirms that his vocals on Jay's debut were entirely ghostwritten by his eventual label head. “He...
  • Wiz Khalifa On Young Thug Mixtape Cover: "That Was Funny As Hell"
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    Young Thug has a ton of unreleased material, and it seems much of it happens to be in Gucci Mane's possession. Thus, Gucci and his team have been releasing music from Thug's Brick Factory sessions as mixtapes over the last little while. The latest of those releases was 1017 Thug 2, which-- by title alone --seems like it would be the proper sequel to Thug's last full length solo release, 1017...
  • Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Reportedly Hire North West Body Double For $500k
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    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have been very protective of their child, North West, since her birth last year. While the Kardashians are known to put all their family members in the spotlight thanks to their reality TV show, North West is one of the few family members that has stayed clear of reality TV. Now UK gossip site Mirror Online reports on drastic measures the couple are taking to ensure...
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