• 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...
  • Rapper OTF Nunu, Lil Durk's Cousin, Reportedly Shot And Killed In Chicago
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    Just three days ago, Lil Durk shared the video for his song "OC," which featured his cousin OTF Nunu spitting two gun-heavy verses that included lines like "These guns they burn like Usher" and "Blowin' that Tec like a ref with a whistle." Now, it seems the violence has caught up with Nunu. The 21-year-old was just shot and killed while seated in his SUV in a strip mall parking lot. Former...
  • Chief Keef Reportedly Evicted From Highland Park Mansion [Update: Keef Responds]
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    A daily dose of Chief Keef drama is in order. Chief Keef has reportedly ran into some trouble and once again the police are involved. Red Eye (via FSD) reports that Keef has been evicted from his Highland Park mansion this morning, following Lake County police officers showing up at his crib. However, the owner of the home, Bal K. Bansal, contradicts this report, saying that Keef hasn't evicted...
  • BTS Photos: Jay Z & Beyonce's Photo Shoot For "On The Run" Tour [Update: New Rehearsal Photos]
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    Beyonce and Jay Z have big plans this summer, with their joint tour "On The Run." The tour officially kicks off in five days time, on June 25th, and runs through til August 5th. The couple dropped off a promotional teaser for the tour as well as a flyer, but now Beyonce has taken to her Tumblr page to share some previously unseen images from behind-the-scenes of their "On The Run" photo...
  • 50 Cent's SMS Audio On The Verge Of New Partnership [Update: SMS Audio Reportedly Partners With Intel]
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    50 Cent is a proven business man, but his SMS Audio venture has not been able to compete with bigger headphone brands like Dr. Dre's Beats. However, Fif has stuck with it, and has recently announced that the company will be partnering with a major tech brand in the near future. His business partner, Brian Nohe explained the plans for the company to the Wall Street Journal. "We're working with a...
  • Nicki Minaj Blasts Ransom, Says She's Never Had A Ghostwriter [Update: Ransom Responds]
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    Nicki Minaj definitely isn't one to take shit from anyone. Recently, rapper Ransom dropped a song called "Man Alone" which picked up some buzz around the web for one line in particular, which mentions Ms. Nicki. Ransom has previously collaborated with Nicki in her mixtape days, although he's never quite developed a following like the YMCMB signee. In Ransom's track, he spits, "Before Nicki was...
  • Nelly Announces Release Date For New "M.O." Album [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
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    Nelly's 7th studio album, titled M.O., was expected to drop in June, but that clearly didn't happen. The latest we've heard is "Get Like Me," a lead single featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell, for which a video has been shot.  Now, the St. Louis emcee has revealed the release date for the project, having done so during an interview with HipHopWired on the red carpet of...
  • 40 Explains Why He And Drake Walked Away From Aaliyah Project
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    While not as visible to the public eye as his creative counterpart, 40 is just as instrumental in the making of Drake's music as the rapper himself. In a new interview with Vibe, the producer opened up about his craft, commenting on the assumption that Drake's sound was influenced by Kanye West, nearly cutting "Marvin's Room" from Take Care, and the reasons behind scrapping the posthumous Aaliyah...
  • Young Chop Says That Kanye West Knew People Wouldn't Like "Yeezus"
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    Depending on who you ask, Kanye West's 2013 album Yeezus was either among the best albums of the year or, as 50 Cent recently put it, "weird." The album sparked controversy for its harsh, experimental qualities, and now Young Chop, who worked on some of the album, says that Kanye knew that Yeezus would be less popular than his other albums. In a new interview with Vlad TV,...
  • Ab-Soul Criticizes XXL's Magazine Cover For Headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy"
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    The Black Hippy crew, consisting of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, are featured on the new XXL cover. You may have noticed though, that the cover headline says "With Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy...TDE Rap's Illest Crew," thus making it seem like Black Hippy is a separate entity from K. Dot. Ab-Soul took a particular disliking to this, and sent out a tweet asking...
  • Mac Miller Talks On "The Question" With Lil Wayne & Rumors Of Drug Addiction
    Mac Miller recently let go a new project, Macadelic, in which he references many drugs and shows a side that fans haven't seen before. One of the stand-out tracks was "The Question," which featured Young Money's Lil Wayne. The release of Macadelic, in addition to a video surfacing online where Mac is jittery, sniffing constantly, and energetic, caused rumours to spread that...
  • Review: King Los' "Zero Gravity II"
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    After his recent split with Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Records and Interscope on March 19, King Los has stepped it up quickly and released his latest mixtape, Zero Gravity II. He had first signed with the label back in 2005. In April 2010 the Baltimore native released the first mixtape Zero Gravity, which is mainly comprised of remixes. It’s been four years and five mixtapes since...
  • Lil Wayne Announces Release Date For "Tha Carter V"
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     It was being reported yesterday that Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V album will be dropping very soon, possibly as a surprise. Well so much for that idea, because on Friday night, Drake announced when we can expect to hear the new album. Performing at Sprite’s NBA All-Star concert at New Orleans' House Of Blues, Drake took the stage and revealed that Tha Carter V will be...
  • Funkmaster Flex Lays Into Dame Dash, Says He Owes Curren$y & Beanie Sigel Money
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    Earlier this week Dame Dash decided to rip into Def Jam President Joie Manda, calling him a "culture vulture" among other things in an extensive rant on Instagram. Joie Manda himself has not responded to the attack, but Funkmaster Flex decided to address Dame's comments on his radio show yesterday, as he and Dame have been going back and forth on Instagram over the last few...
  • Beyoncé Concert Series "Beyoncé: X10" To Air On HBO
    After Beyoncé's "Life Is But A Dream" documentary drew HBO's largest viewership for a music-oriented special since 2003, it only seemed obvious that the channel's programmers would find a way to capitalize on the diva once again. Starting on June 29th, "Beyoncé: X10," a brand new concert-documentary series from the director of the aforementioned "Life Is But A Dream" is...
  • B.o.B. Announces "No Genre 2" Mixtape [Update: Artwork & Tracklist Revealed]
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    B.o.B.'s Underground Luxury had some pretty big singles in "Ready" and "Headband", but it didn't make the noise as a full project as it maybe should have. Ever since its release back in December, B.o.B has remained relatively quiet, and that’s not because of its low record sales, but because he was busy working on a new project. Taking to Twitter Friday night, B.o.B announced the release...
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