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Signing artists to a label and holding their albums hostage just may begin to become a thing of the past at the rate things are going in hip hop right now. More and more artists are coming forward to air out their frustrations with their record labels in public (whether on wax or on social media) and the […]

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Dr. Dre is next up to set the hip hop world ablaze in 2015. Just ahead of the very highly-anticipated N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton hitting theaters in 2 weeks, Dre announced today that he will be releasing his first album since 2001. Dropping the bombshell on his Apple Music Beats 1 show “The Pharmacy,” Dre […]

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Another familiar music industry name has been added into the mix of the Meek Mill vs. Drake fiasco . Earlier this week after Funkmaster Flex played the first reference track for Drake’s “10 Bandz” on Hot 97, the name Quentin Miller was nearly on the way to becoming a household name as the song’s alleged “ghostwriter,” […]

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Nicki Minaj has chosen to stay out of the crossfire as boyfriend Meek Mill’s explosive rap feud with Drake continues to heat up, but that certainly doesn’t mean she has any problems standing up for herself when found in a similar situation. Three days after Drake dropped his first Meek diss track “Charged Up,” Nicki’s ex […]

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If you thought Meek Mill was going to miss out on his scheduled show in Toronto after dissing Drake on Twitter……well, you were just like the rest of us. BUT, it didn’t happen. Despite uncertainty as to whether or not Meek would show at his tour stop in the 6 for girlfriend Nicki Minaj’s The […]

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Aside from one generic comment in a private DM conversation that ended up on the internet, Drake has been silent in the wake of Meek Mill’s Twitter tirade against the authenticity of his rhyme writing skills earlier this week….but that silence has now been broken. Putting his new OVO Sound Radio platform on Apple’s Beats 1 to good […]

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Pop/ R&B icon Janet Jackson has treated her fans to a week full of surprises over the course of the last few days by dropping the album version of her latest single “No Sleeep” featuring talented rap superstar J.Cole before releasing the video one day later, and it turns out that she’s not quite finished just […]

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The Meek Mill vs. everybody saga is continuing to unfold and his ride or die lady Nicki Minaj is not letting her name get thrown around without jumping in to speak up for herself. Earlier today, a member of Nicki’s ex boyfriend Safaree’s crew allegedly spoke with TMZ and gave them a response on behalf […]

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West coast rap pioneers Dr. Dre and Ice Cube have remained relatively silent on the upcoming “Straight Outta Compton” film release which will chronicle the story of N.W.A, but now that the release date is approaching, the pair is breaking their silence. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive interview, Dre and Cube opened […]

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If you thought Meek Mill dropping a Twitter bombshell last night by accusing Drake of not writing his own rhymes was going to end with the Toronto rap superstar staying quiet, think again. Although Drake has yet to publicly respond to Meek’s allegations that resulted in one of biggest social media explosions of the year […]

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J.Cole’s Dreamville label has been seeing one success after another since he released his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album at the end of last year, and next up on the roster is Chi-town signee Omen. In preparation for Omen’s debut album Elephant Eyes, which has been in the works for some time now, the Dreamville […]

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Lil Kim is celebrating her 41st birthday today, so it’s only right that we join in on the festivities. We already know what the woman also known as Kimberly Jones is capable of on her own merit, so today we’re highlighting some of her most memorable work as a featured artist. With over two decades […]