• TDE's CEO Responds To Suge Knight's Recent Comments About Their Label
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    Suge Knight was a guest on Arsenio Hall the other month, and while there, he made some remarks concerning both Kendrick Lamar and Game's label deals, comparing them to slavery. Game has since responded to Suge's comments, although it's doubtful we will hear a response from K. Dot, Suge himself elaborated on what he meant further in a new interview on BET. Suge explained that he didn't mean...
  • 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...
  • August Alsina Details Beef With Trey Songz
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    Update: Watch August Alsina shut down a question about Trey Songz today on 106 & Park here. August Alsina's hit single "I Luv This Shit" became even more hit-worthy when he enlisted Trey Songz and Chris Brown for the remix. While talking to Rap-Up, the r'n'b singer explained how the mix came about, and revealed he's not cool with Trey Songz at the moment, despite having him on the...
  • Q-Tip & Dr. Dre May Be Working On "Detox"
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    Dr. Dre's on-again, off-again album Detox has become a bit of a punchline in the hip hop community. The proposed follow up to 1999's Chronic 2001 has been in the works for years, and has even had a few false-start singles.  Meanwhile, Dre has been making a killing off of his Beats headphones empire, moving him past Jay Z as the second richest rapper in the game just this...
  • Wu-Tang Affiliate Cuts Off Penis, Jumps From Balcony In Suicide Attempt [Update: Rapper Is Stable]
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    Andre Johnson, an L.A. based rapper and Wu Tang affiliate, is reported to have attempted suicide today. Johnson, who also goes by Christ Bearer, is said to have cut off his own penis before jumping from his second story balcony last night around 1 AM. The rapper was rushed to hospital, where he's currently being treated, says TMZ. According a fellow member of his rap group Northstar, who...
  • Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
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    The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording. While the liner notes give credit to the original performers, suggesting that permission...
  • Chris Brown's Mugshot Leaked
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    We recently featured a photo gallery of 30 Rapper Mugshots, and Chris Brown (although, yes, technically an r'n'b singer) was not on the list. Today Breezy's recent mugshot has surfaced, and it would make a prime addition to the list.  Chris Brown's mugshot was taken during his Washington, D.C. arrest back in October, but WUS9 managed to get the photo and leak it to the world wide web for us...
  • 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...
  • Stream August Alsina's New Album "Testimony" In Its Entirety [Update: New Stream Added]
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    With August Alsian's Def Jam debut Testimony set to drop next Tuesday (April 15th), he's decided to offer a stream of the project in advance, something that's become increasingly common in the rap game and beyond. The 15-track LP features guest appearances from Jeezy, Pusha T, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, Trinidad James, B.O.B. and Yo Gotti. There's quite a bit of new...
  • Kanye West & Common Launch Initiative To Create 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth
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    Youth gang violence in Chicago has seen a huge increase in recent years, and Chi-town natives Kanye West and Common are doing their part to put a stop to it. Both rappers already have their own foundations (Donda's House and Common Ground, respectively), and have decided to team up with the Chicago Urban League to create new job opportunities year round for Chicago teens. The AAHH! music...
  • Tony Yayo Responds To 50 Cent's Comments Comparing Him To Spoiled Milk
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    50 Cent has been doing the interview circuit later, and he's taken no prisoners when addressing his former G-Unit collaborators. While he's made a few comments about the rapper's that once occupied his circle, including calling them Troy Ave's hype men, one comment stood out in particular. When speaking about Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, Fif offered a colorful comparison, saying "Some people,...
  • Future Releases Full Album Stream For "Honest"
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    Future is prepared to release his long-awaited sophomore effort, Honest, on April 22nd. We've actually received a few album streams in recent days, including one for Pharoahe Monch's new LP and Kelis' FOOD album, but this one is definitely the most anticipated yet-- Future has decided to let fans preview his album in full before it officially drops on the 22nd, via MTV UK. The other week Future...
  • Nas Signs Boldy James On Newly-Launched Mass Appeal Imprint
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    Boldy James is one of the illest rappers you probably haven't listened to yet, but we can expect that all to change very soon now that he's got the backing of the original Illmatic MC, Nas. We knew that Nas invested in the re-launched Mass Appeal magazine, and it turns out he's stepping things up a notch by launching a Mass Appeal label imprint. The first move was to sign Detroit's Boldy James, a...
  • Jordan Brand Officially Unveils The Air Jordan XX9
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    The Jordan XX9 was officially unveiled today in New York City, and Tinker Hatfield and Michael Jordan were on hand for the event. The Air Jordan XX9 is scheduled to release in September in two separate colorways. One sneaker utilizes an elephant print throughout the upper with "Jordan" stamped on the heel tab. The other consists of a jumbo sized jumpman at the heal, and a large "23" on the...
  • Raekwon Says There's A '2 Out Of 10' Chance He'll Be On The Wu-Tang Album
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    It's no secret that Raekwon and RZA have not seen eye to eye on the direction of the Wu-Tang Clan for a while now. However, it seems that the rift between the two rappers has only deepened with time, with talk of Raekwon's alleged opposition to the new album contributing to its setbacks.Raekwon has now gone on record with his feelings about the upcoming record, A Better Tomorrow, and the current...
  • 50 Cent Explains What Happened With G-Unit Crew Members
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    50 Cent recently sat down to talk with Hot 97, and it was definitely a lengthy interview, broken up into two parts it lasted an hour. The topics they broached were plentiful, including the New York rap scene and whether or not it's been revived, G-Unit and crews in general, as well as Summer Jam, and 50 sitting on a plane beside Ja Rule and his beef with the rapper (and Rick Ross...
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