Weirdest Rapper Endorsement Deals

Celebrities, including rappers, have been inking endorsements deals with companies since the dawn of advertising. Hip hop music is more popular and marketable to the mainstream now than ever before,...

  • Weirdest Rapper Endorsement Deals
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    Celebrities, including rappers, have been inking endorsements deals with companies since the dawn of advertising. Hip hop music is more popular and marketable to the mainstream now than ever before, so these kinds of deals are on the rise. For many of these hip hop figures, endorsements deals are not only a way to make large sums of money but also aid in the promotion of their own music and...
  • Review: Tyga's "Well Done 4" Mixtape
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    Tyga has been a very busy man. After banking more than a few racks after his massively successful 2011 strip club banger "Rack City", Tyga (aka Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson) has showed no signs of slowing down. The California native dropped his third album Hotel California earlier this year, and has decided to end 2013 on a strong note with the release of the fourth instalment in his Well Done...
  • Album Stream For Gucci Mane's "The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings"
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    GuWop decided to bless his fans on Christmas day with a new effort, The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings, as he'll be facing some big legal issues come 2014 with federal gun charges on the horizon. Nonetheless, Gucci Mane remains consistent with his music, rounding up contributions from a slew of artists and producers for this new LP: Migos, Young Scooter, Peewee Longway,...
  • Judge Denies 50 Cent's Request To Have Sextape Lawsuit Dismissed
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    Whether he likes it or not, 50 Cent is still facing charges pertaining to the sextape he appeared in (via photoshop). The tape in question was a recording of the mother of Rick Ross' child, Lastonia Leviston, having sex with her then-boyfriend Maurice Murray. 50 subsequently photoshopped himself into the footage, playing the character "Pimp Curly" in order to mock Rick Ross, who he was...
  • Review: J. Cole's "Born Sinner"
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    Cole World: The Sideline Story was considered somewhat of a disappointment to fans who really knew the raw talent that J. Cole posseses. The storyteller and the street smart rapper that fans loved was missing in his debut album. This time around Cole delivers a more cohesive project, with tracks easily flowing one by one to create a complete concept: Born Sinner. He comes on strong with the...
  • 50 Cent Says Jay Z & Drake Beef Is "Just Getting Started"
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     This past Sunday, Jay Z had some choice words for Toronto’s own Drizzy Drake during his verse on the “We Made It” freestyle. If you’re unaware, Drake originally ignited the flame during his controversy Rolling Stone interview when he said that Hov’s art talk in his songs was becoming corny. That’s when Hov responded on Sunday with a subliminal shot...
  • Joell Ortiz Signs With Penalty Entertainment To Release His Brand New Album, "House Slippers"
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    Things are looking up for Joel Ortiz, the emcee/poet from Brooklyn, as he announced that he inked a new deal with Penalty Entertainment to facilitate the release of his new album, House Slippers, with The Heatmakerz serving as executive producer. An elated Joell Ortiz made a statement about the new deal, saying: "I truly believe it’s going to be a big year for Joell Ortiz. Neil...
  • Beyoncé Lands Cover Of TIME's "100 Most Influential People of 2014"
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    Beyoncé was definitely the center of attention when she released her surprise self-titled album last December. She also seemingly inspired other artists to release music in a similar way, which may be part of the reason she was tapped for TIME's "100 Most Influential People Of 2014" list. On top of being recognized among fellow influencers like Serena Williams and Barack Obama,...
  • Rich Homie Quan Hospitalized After Suffering Twin Seizures [Update: Quan In Good Condition]
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    In news that we never wish to report, Rich Homie Quan was rushed to an Atlanta hospital on Tuesday evening after suffering TWO seizures during a music video shoot. According to TMZ, Rich Homie Quan was shooting a music video for "Walk Thru" with Problem in Atlanta's Piedmont Park when he suffered back-to-back seizures. Reports say that when Quan hit the ground, he smashed his head pretty...
  • Lil Wayne Reveals Tracklist & Features For "I Am Not A Human Being II" [Update: Official Tracklist Revealed]
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    Lil Wayne has revealed the features and tracklist for his upcoming album I Am Not A Human Being II. The album will feature Drake, 2 Chainz, Future, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, and Gunplay, among others, and will be available March 26th.View the full tracklist below.01. IANAHB02. Curtains (feat. Boo)03. Days and Days (feat. 2 Chainz)04. Gunwalk (feat. Gudda Gudda)05. No Worries...
  • Snoop Lion Releasing "Dog For Dog" Brand Dog Food
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    Snoop Lion has been active with helping his community with various ventures, and since his trip to Jamaica which lead to a name change and a more positive outlook on life, he has been looking even more to contribute to charitable events.  Now he is going to release a dog food that will help dogs who are in shelters.  During a recent appearance on the talk show "Chelsea Lately," Snoop announced...
  • Origins: The Samples From The Weeknd's "Kiss Land"
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    We know that The Weeknd is not considered hip hop, but you can't escape Kiss Land as a great production piece. The Weeknd is known to be one of the new faces of R&B and Drake's go-to guy for an R&B feature. With no surprise, you'll also find Drizzy Drake featured on this project on "Live For." Out of the 10 tracks on Kiss Land, not counting the bonus tracks, we found 5 were sampled by other...
  • Dom Kennedy Reveals Cover Art For "Get Home Safely" [Update: Tracklist & Production Credits Revealed]
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    To the satisfaction of his fans, Dom Kennedy finally announced a release date for his album Get Home Safely. The album hits iTunes on October 15th, and Dom came through today with two images that serve as artwork for the LP. The L.A. rapper posted both images on Instagram, which you can check out above. Are you feeling the art? A press release that came along with the artwork reveals some...
  • Childish Gambino Talks About "Because The Internet," Says It's "Not A Rap Album"
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    Childish Gambino dropped a new leak earlier today, which coincided with an interview on The Breakfast Club. The rapper is gearing up for a December 10th release date for Because The Internet, and has started on the promo tip already.  During his interview with Charlmagne Tha God, DJ Envy & Angela Yee, the rapper touches on his upcoming already-anticipated album, as well as his minor...
  • Fabolous Says "Loso's Way 2" Will Have Features From Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj
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    Though Fabolous said in May that his hotly-anticipated sequel to Loso's Way would be out this summer, it's looking more and more like that won't be the case. On the bright side, Loso just revealed two big features that will be on the project in a new interview with MTV. When asked if he's been working with Chris Brown recently (who guested on "Ready" with him last year), Loso replied,...
  • Lil Wayne Responds To Pitbull's Diss Track [Update: Pitbull Responds]
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    Lil Wayne's Miami Heat tirade got the attention of more than one Miami native. First Uncle Luke spoke out, then Trick Daddy, and most recently, pop star Pitbull. Lil Wayne has since apologized to the city of Miami (although he did not take back what he said about Chris Bosh and the NBA), and he has now responded to Pitbull, with a tweet acknowledging him.On Pitbull's diss track, "Welcome To...
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