• Ladies Night: Female Solidarity In Hip-Hop
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    Hip-Hop has been a male-dominated genre since its inception in the 1970s on the streets of the South Bronx. However, female emcees were looking over the horizon and soon crept into the game. From MC Lyte to Salt-N-Pepa, female rappers proved that they had the skill to hang with their male counterparts. They enforced a message of unity to gain the respect that they rightfully...
  • Rick Ross' "Mafia Music III" Instrumental Was Originally Intended For Dr. Dre's "Detox"
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    Yesterday evening, Rick Ross sent out a revelatory tweet concerning a cut from his new album Mastermind: "'Mafia Music III' track was originally for Detox which @DrDre gave me for #Mastermind in a session." Back in February, GRAMMY-award-winning producer Bink discussed the evolution of the record with HipHopDX.  "I did the record for Dr. Dre, for Detox," he said. "Dr. Dre hired...
  • 10 Funny #SadKanye Memes
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    An amazing photo of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West surfaced onto the internets late last week, which quickly became the next great meme, #SadKanye, following in the footsteps of #SadKeanu. The photograph in question finds Kim Kardashian posing happily with a photographer by the name of Alex Yenni (who uploaded the image to his Instagram), while Kanye sits in the background looking, well, sad....
  • Mobb Deep Announces 20th Anniversary Tour Dates [Update: New Dates Added, Alchemist & Boldy James Open]
    After announcing their official reunion, Mobb Deep have now supplied us with the first dates for their 20th Anniversary Tour. That's right, it's been twenty years since the duo's debut album, Juvenile Hell, and Prodigy and Havoc are bringing in the occasion with 17 planned concert dates. The tour will kick off May 9th at Chicago's Double Door, and conclude exactly one month layer at The...
  • DMX Discusses Eminem, The State Of Rap, Becoming A Pastor & More
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    In a recent interview with Bulgarian urban media outlet 359HipHop, DMX discussed his legal troubles, Eminem's "Rap God" status, the evolution of the game and his aspiration to eventually become a pastor (not a priest). Read excerpts from the interview and watch the whole thing below, as well as his recent performance of "Lord Give Me A Sign" at the Hristo Botev sports hall in Sofia,...
  • Nicki Minaj Says There Has Never Been A Male/Female Duo Like Her & Lil Wayne
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    Both Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne are readying new albums for a 2014 release, and whether or not they'll make appearances on one another's projects, their presence will be felt on both. In a new interview with DJ Semtex, Nicki Minaj spoke of her relationship with Lil Wayne, detailing how the rapper has motivated her, his influence on her music, and their chemistry on record. She also talked about...
  • Warrant Issued For Chief Keef In Child Support Case
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    It looks like Chief Keef is getting himself into trouble once again. This time it’s for a no show in court. According to the Chicago Tribune, a warrant for the arrest of Chief Keef was issued on Monday by a Cook County judge after the Chicago rapper failed to appear in court on a child support case. Judge Maureen P. Feerick issued the warrant for the South Side rapper, legally named Keith...
  • Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Leaks Early, Samples "Baby Got Back"
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    Nicki Minaj's new The Pink Print single "Anaconda" was originally supposed to be released on July 28th, but following the artwork hype the rapper announced a pushback, saying that it would arrive on iTunes on August 4th. Well, three days before that time, a low-quality version of the single has sprung a leak. Da Internez and Polow Da Don grab a Sir Mix-A-Lot "Baby Got Back" sample for the...
  • Woman Assaulted By Keyshia Cole Reportedly Works For Cash Money
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    A strange story made headlines the other day, alleging that R&B singer Keyshia Cole had assaulted an unidentified woman at Birdman's condo. While it was hardly common knowledge, Birdman and Keyshia were said to be dating, which could have been the root of the attack. TMZ has now dug in to the story, and been given exclusive info from the victim of the assault. According to them, her name...
  • Rick Ross & MMG Members Facing Lawsuit For Backing Out Of Concert
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    This isn't the first time we've heard about Rick Ross facing legal trouble because he backed out of a concert (not before taking the concert promoter's money, though). The MMG crew aka Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley and Omarion were all tapped for a huge concert in London, and now all five are being sued for allegedly backing out. The rap crew was expected to perform at the Wembley...
  • Top 15 "Apache" Samples: The Evolution Of One Of Hip Hop's Most Well Known Instrumentals
    Hip Hop’s favorite sample has the least Hip Hop origins. Jerry Lordan, a British RAF veteran and part-time songwriter, was inspired by the story Massai - who was the last Apache left after Chief Geronimo surrendered New Mexico to the United States. Lordan composed the riff and legendary British guitarist Bert Weedon originally recorded it. The veteran didn’t like Weedon’s...
  • Chief Keef Heckles Nicki Minaj On Twitter, Says He's In Love With Her & Asks For Feature
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    Chief Keef, who was released from an Illinois Youth Center just days ago, was on Twitter last night getting into some high jinx. Apparently he was feeling a bit frisky and decided it was the right time to confess his love for the Young Money mistress Nicki Minaj. The exchange started off with Chief Keef telling Nicki Minaj to "Drop Da Dead Dinner." Nicki  didn't quite understand what he...
  • Police ID Suspect After Shooting Takes Place In the Home Of Chief Keef's Manager
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    The Northfield Village shooting at Chief Keef's Manager's home has been an eyebrow-raising event. The shooting left a man critically wounded following numerous complaints about several disruptions taking place at the residence.  Yes, Chief Keef was questioned by the police but he was never held as a suspect. Rather the Northfield Village police have successfully ID'd a suspect, but there is...
  • Migos Chop It Up On "New Atlanta", Gucci Mane Relationship, Justin Bieber Controversy & More
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    Migos are paving the way for the "New Atlanta" alongside OGs and newcomers alike. The trio who found sudden fame with "Versace" have since proved they are not a one-trick pony, with a plethora of music that followed and mixtapes introducing the rest of their crew of Atlanta rappers on the come-up, including Rich The Kid, Johnny Cinco and Jose Guape, all of whom have been gaining steady buzz....
  • Aaliyah Biopic To Premiere In November
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    After a bit of backlash and a change of actress, the Aaliyah biopic is finally being readied for November, to air on Lifetime TV. Disney star Zendaya Coleman was initially tapped to star as Aaliyah, although after much criticism she ended up dropping out the film, not because of the critics, but because Aaliyah's family wasn't actually on board with the movie. The role was soon cast to another...
  • Lupe Fiasco Says Islam Will Become The World's Religion
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    Lupe Fiasco is no stranger to tackling hot-button political issues. In an impromptu Twitter Q&A taking place this Saturday, the Muslim emcee expressed his belief that Islam is on its way to becoming the world's religion, claiming Americans are more Biblically sinful than Saudi Arabians.  Lupe also redirected a question regarding Islam's often-criticized position on...
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