• Hot Boys' Turk Released From Prison After Serving 9-Year Sentence
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    Hot Boys' Turk is finally a free man. After spending nine years in prison, AHH reports that he was released from jail today.Turk served nine years  for a weapons violation and was released from the Forrest City, Arkansas Federal Prison today (October 12th). The rapper was a member of the Hot Boys, alongside Lil Wayne, Juvenile and B.G. His rap career took a turn for the worse in...
  • Lil Kim Announces New Mixtape "Hard Core: Back 2 Da Streetz" [Update: Project Delayed]
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    Lil Kim has announced a new mixtape which shares it's name somewhat with her debut album, Hard Core. The cover art for the mixtape, titled Hard Core: Back 2 Da Streetz, also pays homage to her 1996 debut, but replacing Kim on the rug is a white tiger, who is apparently sipping on Ciroc and has a ton of cash. Lil Kim released the artwork via her Twitter, tweeting, "#HARDCOREMIXTAPE BACK 2 DA...
  • Russell Simmons Praises Kanye West, Kanye West Responds
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    Kanye West is always a focal point for controversy, and because he's been giving interview after interview voicing his opinions loudly, the controversy is swirling. We saw Ye get into with The Breakfast Club about his high fashion ambitions, and we saw him get into even more with Sway In The Morning. Now Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam, has come to the defense of Kanye, and praises the...
  • Birdman Says The Game Is Officially YMCMB [Update: Game Says He Hasn't Signed Yet]
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    There have been rumors concerning Game and his potential signing with the ever-growing YMCMB roster, ever since Birdman was featured on Jesus Piece shouting out Game, and specifically saying Cash Money was next. However, Game had not confirmed that Cash Money was actually his new home, even after his deal with Interscope had ended, and neither did the YMCMB boss. Tonight though, Baby tweeted...
  • Notorious B.I.G.'s Estate Sued By R&B Singer For Sample Used In "The What"
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    Sometimes, it's immediately obvious where samples come from, but other times, it takes twenty years to correctly identify them. That's the case with Notorious B.I.G.'s "The What," which was released in 1994 but is just now being targeted in a lawsuit by R&B singer Leroy Hutson for its sample of his song "Can't Say Enough About Mom." The former member of The Impressions filed a copyright...
  • 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...
  • Rihanna Covers Vogue Brazil
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    Rihanna has yet another magazine cover to add to her repertoire. The singer has no lack of covers coming her way, that's for sure. She already covered the U.S. Vogue for their March issue, but obviously Vogue just couldn't get enough of the Barbados beauty, and so they enlisted her for their Brazil edition of the magazine. The cover and inside spread was shot in Brazil by Mariano Vivanco, and...
  • Christ Bearer Says Doctors Were Able To Reattach His Penis
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    A horrific story broke last month, in which Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Christ Bearer severed his penis and jumped from a second story Balcony in New York. There were multiple accounts of the situation-- some claiming he was completely sober, and others suggesting he was high on PCP. Last we heard, the rapper was in stable condition, but doctors were unable to surgically reattach his...
  • T.I. Explains Why He Responded To Azealia Banks
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    T.I.'s "No Mediocre" has all the markings of a hit. A steal-drum DJ Mustard beat, a feature from the chart-topping Iggy Azalea, and most recently, a beef. Azealia Banks, major label casualty and notorious Twitter troll took to her favorite social media service to call T.I. out on the song, writing,  "U want no mediocre but ... Have you seen your wife?". Tip responded the next day with...
  • Killer Mike & El-P Announce "Run The Jewels" Tour Dates
    Back in November the duo of Killer Mike and El-P aka Run The Jewels announced they were working on a new collaborative album, Run The Jewels 2. While we anticipate the new project, they've announced a second run for their "Run The Jewels" tour. The second string of "Run The Jewels" tour dates kicks off with a show in Salt Lake City alongside Wu-Tang Clan. The rest of the dates are without...
  • On The Come Up: Lucki Eck$
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    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists and producers ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of...
  • Lil Wayne Recalls Prison Experiences & Dropping Out Of High School With Katie Couric
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    Lil Wayne did a very memorable interview with Katie Couric right around the release of Tha Carter III back in 2008, and this Monday, he'll be joining her once again on her talkshow (hopefully he'll refrain from calling her "Miss Katie" this time). A few clips from the show have been posted online, revealing excerpts of his sit-down with Couric , in which he talks about dropping out of school, as...
  • Wiz Khalifa Reveals Plans For Movie With 50 Cent, Talks Molly Trend
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    Wiz Khalifa has always been an advocate for Mary, but that doesn't mean he can't also support the Molly movement. Although Wiz says that at first he wasn't all-for Molly, now he's seen there's money in it and he doesn't mind hopping on a track about the trendy drug. However, you'll probably never see a solo Molly record from the weed rapper. While talking to Hardknock TV, Wiz Khalifa detailed...
  • Kendrick Lamar Talks Lack Of Dr. Dre Production On His Album & No Longer Feeling Pressured
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    Kendrick Lamar was under a lot of pressure when he dropped good kid m.A.A.d. city. The expectations for the project were impossibly high, but Kendrick ended up delivering a final project that satisfied his fans, and definitely scored him some new admirers. The album continues sell into the new year, with "Poetic Justice" recently going gold. But the question has already now become, can he do...
  • Hottie Vs Hottie: Seahawks Vs Broncos (Super Bowl XLVIII Cheerleaders Edition)
    Regardless of who you think will triumph in Super Bowl XLVIII, let's take a moment to see which team wins for having the hottest cheerleaders.  It's not always easy to judge when we're taking into account two collective groups, so take some time to peruse the galleries above in order to make an informed decision.Is this a close call?  Or does one team take home the hardware in a...
  • French Montana, Jadakiss, & Chinx Drugz Arrested In NYC [Update: Smoke DZA & Buckshot Also Arrested]
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    Coke Boys got the feds watchin'. One of many pre-Super Bowl parties was going down last night in New York City, and while the details are scarce, it seems as though it may have got a bit out of hand.  An event at Club Lust in Brooklyn ended in French Montana, Chinx Drugz, and Jadakiss cuffed by the end of the night. No word on whether any other rappers were in attendance, but apparently...
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