August Alsina Details Beef With Trey Songz

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...

  • 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...
  • Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
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    Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find. Many rappers, like Juicy J or Lil Wayne, have made it clear in their music that they love getting fucked up. Despite the popularity of drugs in...
  • 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...
  • Cam'ron Hilariously Calls Out Nick Cannon On Instagram [Update: Nick Responds, So Does Cam]
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    Nick Cannon is known to be a bit corny at times, although he always manages to take it to new levels and surprise us. Case-in-point: he's got an album coming out called White People Party Music, he actually donned White Face in promotion of it, and he released a song called "Pajama Pants." More recently, he decided to dye his hair all-over cheetah print, and was booed at during a Knicks &...
  • 10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
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    There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot. "Ghostwriting" by its proper definition refers to contributions from rappers who have not been credited-- which is a pretty grey area. Rather than look into rumors surrounding that type of writing (with one exception),...
  • Meek Mill Is Suing The City Of Philadelphia
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    On Halloween of 2012, Meek Mill was arrested after being pulled over in Philadelphia. The rapper was cuffed when he refused to let police search his vehicle, claiming that they smelled Marijuana coming from the car. Turns out, the cops didn't find anything, but in the process, Meek missed a private jet flight to Atlanta.  According to court documents, Meek lost $22,000 over the cancelled...
  • Game And 40 Glocc Beef Escalates As The Rappers Drop Threats
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    The fact that Game and 40 Glocc really can't get along shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, given that it's been so extensively documented in the past. We haven't heard the two really talk about each other publicly in a while, but Game's ol' Compton nemesis resurfaced, ensuring that the doozy of a week Game's been having gets even worse.  A little earlier this week, 40 Glocc...
  • Turk Says He & Lil Wayne Once Discussed Signing To Master P's No Limit Records
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     Could you imagine Lil Wayne & Turk not being a part of Cash Money Records? Well, apparently it was a real thought from the two young New Orleans rappers as Turk told Vlad TV that he and fellow Hot Boys member, Lil Wayne, once discussed whether or not they should sign with Master P’s No Limit Records.  During a recent sit-down with Vlad TV, Turk spoke about wanting to be...
  • 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...
  • Nude Selfie Appears To Be Iggy Azalea & Nick Young, Couple Confirm It's Not Them
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    Last night, Twitter was in a frenzy when a nude photo leaked that looked like it could very well be Australian beauty Iggy Azalea and her LA Lakers boyfriend Nick Young. The NSFW naked photo, which you can view here, shows a white lady from the back with a black male poking his head out from the side, both of these people could easily be confused for Iggy and Nick.  While the couple did...
  • "Forbes Five" Lists Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists
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    Once again, Forbes comes through with that information we're all dying to know: just how rich are these hip-hop industry moguls? Names you might expect top the five-spot list, including Diddy, Jay Z and 50 Cent. The "Forbes Five" gives us the five wealthiest men in the rap industry with break downs of where they're getting their profit from. Last year's 2013 list saw Diddy holding down the #1...
  • 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,...
  • Mac Miller Announces New Mixtape, Debuts New Songs
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    Mac Miller has been extremely prolific over the last year or so, and seems that his output is only accelerating. Last night, during a show at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Miller announced that he'll be releasing a new mixtape this mother's day, which is May 11th in case you were wondering (now you definitely won't forget, amirite?). On top of the announcement, the rapper performed...
  • 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...
  • Marlon Wayans Says 2pac "Wasn't Real Gangster, But He Acted Gangster"
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     Marlon Wayans showed up on ESPN's Numbers Never Lie series hosted by Michael Smith and Jemele Hill to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 film "Above The Rim" which found Wayans co-starring with the late 2pac. Wayans, who saw 2pac an hour before his untimely death, reflected on his time spent with Pac. “Me and Pac had a great relationship,” Wayans...
  • 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...
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