• NYPD Confiscated 21 Guns From Bobby Shmurda & GS9, Say They're Responsible For 24 Shootings [Update: Official Charges Released]
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    As details continue to emerge in the case of Bobby Shmurda & GS9, it looks even more grim for their chances of getting out of this unscathed. Their indictment is now underway, and thanks to some tweets from people inside the courtroom, we're now getting a better picture of the case. First off, Channel 4 reporter Andrew Siff gives us a picture of the 21 guns that were taken from Shmurda and...
  • Bobby Shmurda Allegedly Caught With $52K Worth Of Crack, His Lawyer Says He's Innocent
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    Things are not looking up for Bobby Shmurda and GS9. We already knew their arrest two nights ago at Quad Studios was "the result of a long-term investigation," according to a public official, and now Hot 97 is alleging that the police have found evidence that would substantiate NYPD's claims of "violent incidents as well as narcotics trafficking." According to an "inside source,"...
  • Nicki Minaj & Ex-Boyfriend Safaree Go Back And Forth On Twitter
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    Nicki Minaj managed to be the rare celebrity who kept her private life extremely private over the last few years, but following her recent breakup with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels, and the release of her confessional album, The Pinkprint, Minaj's personal life has come to the forefront. Nicki's business has never been as visible as it was on Twitter this afternoon, when she decided to...
  • Iggy Azalea Responds To Azealia Banks Emotional Interview On Hot 97 [Update: Anonymous Threatens Iggy]
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    Yesterday you may have seen the interview with Azealia Banks on Hot 97, where she got pretty emotional mid-way when discussing racism and the appropriation of black culture, particularly in relation to hip-hop. This was brought on by a discussion of Iggy Azalea, Azealia's nemesis. While Azealia may get a tad too emotional during this discussion, it just proves how passionate she is about these...
  • Review: J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
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    J. Cole has come a long way from rapping about how to get up off the sideline. Three albums in, with 2014 Forest Hills Drive, the “God” is home. The Fayetteville, North Carolina native composed an honest, nostalgic album without any apologies. Cole typically plays it safe, straddling the fence of a conscious rapper who can still create commercial hits and enjoy a good romp...
  • J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Debuts At Number One On The Billboard 200
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    Rick Ross, move over -- J. Cole just topped your first week sales record for 2014. Rozay's Mastermind moved 179,000 units in its first week back in March, but now his tally's been handily topped by that of Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The official numbers just came in, and it looks like Cole sold a whopping 361,120 copies of his new project. Topping early...
  • Bobby Shmurda & GS9 Arrest By The Numbers
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    Bobby Shmurda and various GS9 crew members were picked up by police on Wednesday, December 17th, while recording at Quad studios in NYC. At the time, it was unclear just how serious (and how many) charges the were against the burgeoning rapper and his affiliates. Shmurda had been arrested earlier this year, but that was extremely minor in comparison. Yesterday, after their arraignment, the full...
  • Bobby Shmurda & Members Of GS9 Reportedly Arrested At Quad Studios [Update: Video From Arrest Surfaces]
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    Add another gun-related news story to Quad Studios' already-infamous history. The NYC-based recording spot, famous for being the site of the first (non-fatal) 2Pac shooting in 1994, just played host to the police again last night, as Bobby Shmurda and undisclosed members of his GS9 crew were reportedly arrested there. Karen Civil reports that police confiscated "numerous weapons" from...
  • Hopsin Announces He's Quitting Rap & Moving To Australia
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    We've seen Hopsin go on twitter rants concerning the music industry/rap game in the past, however he usually calms down and it's back to business as usual. His latest message to the fans isn't in rant-form and it sounds like he's for real.  The Funk Volume rapper has had his fair share of ups and downs, and announced via Facebook today that he's quitting the rap game in order to...
  • Carla Howe Shopping Around Sex Tape With Wiz Khalifa [Update: Tape Is Off The Market]
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    The other week rumors circulated that Wiz Khalifa had shot a sex tape (however inadvertently) with Playboy bunny Carla Howe. The two were posted up together on Instagram, with a topless Carla and a topless Wiz. Wiz Khalifa took the photos of the two together down, but Carla still has two up. It was reported at the time that Wiz was unaware he was being filmed with Carla, and he's been...
  • Nicki Minaj Addresses YMCMB Rumors, Jay Z Influence
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    Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint press run continues with a brand new interview with DJ Whoo Kid. In addition to addressing rumors of a rift within YMCMB sparked by Wayne's vocal proclamation that Birdman and CM are holding him hostage, Nicki also detailed her process in the creation of her new album, and much more. "When you're at the top, there's only one place to aim at," Nicki said in reference...
  • Is Lil Wayne Working On "Sorry 4 The Wait 2"?
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    With "Album Weezy" being put on hold throughout the year (Tha Carter V's now expected to drop in early 2015), is "Mixtape Weezy" soon to return? When similar setbacks befell Tha Carter IV, Tunechi dropped off an aptly-titled Sorry 4 The Wait mixtape, and now members of his squad are hinting that a sequel might be on its way. Young Money CEO Mack Maine and Weezy's longtime...
  • Action Bronson & Azealia Banks Go At It On Twitter
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    Both Azealia Banks and Action Bronson are known to be rather candid and outspoken when it comes to Twitter, and they just so happened to butt heads today. Following Banks' HOT 97 interview, where she spoke her mind about white appropriation of black culture, it seems that a fan of hers brought Bronson's name into the conversation. Action seemingly caught this so called "slander" in his mentions...
  • Rich Homie Quan Responds To Rumors Concerning Young Thug's Sexuality
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    Some rap fans can't help but question any behaviour from male artists that doesn't fit into a very basic view of masculinity. Young Thug, who has never been one to be put in a box, strays pretty far from this archetype -- from wearing vibrant colors, to calling his male friends "lovers". Close-minded onlookers have defined Thug's swag as "gay" or the more coded homophobic term, "sus" (as in...
  • Reports Surface That Yung Berg Might Be Gay [Update: Berg Responds]
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    Yung Berg from Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood has been getting a lot of press lately. In the last month, he's been fired from the show, called out for owing over $86,000 in child support and arrested for attacking his girlfriend. Seems like he can't stay out of the news because now Hot 97 reports that Ray J's manager, Cash Jones, has called the rapper out for being gay, or something like that....
  • 20 Of Nicki Minaj's Best Booty Moments
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    Nicki Minaj almost broke the internet when she unveiled the artwork for "Anaconda" at the end of the week, and with that came headlines galore, as well as Nicki's own criticism of said headlines. In an honor of the artwork making men thirsty every where, we've decided to collect some of Nicki Minaj's biggest moments (hehe) when it comes to shaking what her mama gave her. Some are twerking GIFs...
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