April 2015 Blog Posts (135)

J. Cole To Perform Private Concert For TIDAL Listeners In New York City by JAY BALFOUR

J. Cole To Perform Private Concert For TIDAL Listeners In New York City

TIDAL is offering an exclusive sweepstakes contest for users of the service to get a chance of attending a private J. Cole show.

After Rihanna released an exclusive video through Jay Z's new streaming site …

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Trick Daddy Discusses Miami Hip Hop History, Says The Rap Game Left Him by PAUL MEARA

Trick Daddy Discusses Miami Hip Hop History, Says The Rap Game Left Him

Trick Daddy details why he fell back from Hip Hop, says you can't be a part of Miami culture unless you "give to the community."

Trick Daddy was heavily influential in Florida Hip Hop culture during the mid to late 1990s. He along withTrina and …

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Drake Not Slated To Receive Public Funding For OVO Fest by PAUL MEARA

Drake Not Slated To Receive Public Funding For OVO Fest

Drake will have to foot the entire bill for his upcoming OVO Fest as no public funding will go toward it.

Last year Drake's OVO Fest received $300,000 from the government. This year, it'll receive nil.

According to …

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Jerry Seinfeld Details Wale Relationship, Opinion Of ‘The Album About Nothing’ by PAUL MEARA

Jerry Seinfeld Details Wale Relationship, Opinion Of ‘The Album About Nothing’

Jerry Seinfeld says that his wife was a Wale fan and played a big part in their eventual friendship.

Jerry Seinfeld's friendship with …

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Nelly Arrested For Felony Drug Possession by JUSTIN HUNTE

Nelly Arrested For Felony Drug Possession

The rapper born Cornell Haynes is also charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

St. Louis' Nelly was arrested for felony drug possession, simple possession of marijuana, and simple possession of drug paraphernalia in Tennessee on…

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Hip Hop Single Sales: Wiz Khalifa, Rihanna, Flo Rida by JAY BALFOUR

Hip Hop Single Sales: Wiz Khalifa, Rihanna, Flo Rida

Wiz Khalifa takes the #1 and Rihanna falls to #2.

The holiday weekend gave the Hip Hop and R&B singles chart a big boost in sales with nine of the top ten tracks posting improved performances compares to last week.

Wiz Khalifa took over the #1 spot on the chart…

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Nicki Minaj: "I Want To Be A Mogul" by CHRISTOPHER HARRIS

Nicki Minaj: "I Want To Be A Mogul"

Most of Nicki's advice can be applied to anyone in any career field

Nicki Minaj is ready to take the next step in her career.

"I want to be a mogul," Minaj recently told Glamour.

In a new feature published by the women's magazine,…

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Kendrick Lamar Apparently On Kanye West's On “All Day” Remix; Full Verse Released by CHRISTOPHER HARRIS

Kendrick Lamar Apparently On Kanye West's On “All Day” Remix; Full Verse Released

UPDATE: The full version of Kendrick Lamar's verse on Kanye West's "All Day" anthem has been released.

Rumors that Kendrick Lamar would appear on the remix to Kanye West’s “All Day” anthem may have been confirmed last night when a snippet of the tracksurfaced on the Internet.

A…

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The Top 10 Hip Hop Singles Of The Week: Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky, Eminem by JAY BALFOUR

The Top 10 Hip Hop Singles Of The Week: Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky, Eminem

Chris Brown and Tyga remix Wiz Khalifa's latest and A$AP Rocky drops "M's."

This week's Top 10 Hip Hop singles includes new music from Chris Brown and Tyga in the form of a…

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Combat Jack Details Origins Of Feud With Peter Rosenberg by DANIELLE HARLING

Combat Jack Details Origins Of Feud With Peter Rosenberg

Combat Jack recalls the events that led up to Peter Rosenberg telling him he would slap him in front of his kids.

During an interview with Forbez DVD RadioCombat…

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Kanye West To Executive Produce Music For Slave-Based TV Series by CHRISTOPHER HARRIS

Kanye West To Executive Produce Music For Slave-Based TV Series

Details concerning West's duties are limited.

Kanye West has been tapped to executive produce the music for a new TV series.

The show, …

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John Singleton Steps Down As Director Of Tupac Biopic, Says People Involved Aren’t “Respectful” Of Tupac’s Legacy by HENRY MANSELL

John Singleton Steps Down As Director Of Tupac Biopic, Says People Involved Aren’t “Respectful” Of Tupac’s Legacy

John Singleton has been replaced by director Carl Franklin with filming set to start in August of this year.

Just a week after it was reported that the highly anticipated biopic on Tupac Shakur had been put on hold, director John Singleton recently announced that he has…

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Suge Knight Fires One Of His Lawyers During Court Appearance by JAY BALFOUR

Suge Knight Fires One Of His Lawyers During Court Appearance

Suge Knight also complained in court of being confined to a stretcher-like chair.

Suge Knight fired one of his lawyers yesterday during a court appearance over his involvement in the forceful theft of a photographer's camera alongside Katt Williams in Beverly Hills last…

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Darren "Buttahman" Brin Speaks On Homophobia In Hip Hop by JAY BALFOUR

Former MTV & BET Executive Darren "Buttahman" Brin Speaks On Homophobia In Hip Hop

"At the end of the day I think there's a lot more level of acceptance now than when I started," says Darren Brin.

A few weeks after winning the "Courage Award" at the first ever Truth Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles,…

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Joey Bada$$, DJ Funkmaster Flex & Peter Rosenberg Support Cipha Sounds Hip Hop Improv 2-Year Anniversary by CHRISTOPHER HARRIS

Joey Bada$$, DJ Funkmaster Flex & Peter Rosenberg Support Cipha Sounds Hip Hop Improv 2-Year Anniversary

Ciph can’t believe the show has reached the two-year milestone.

Cipha Sounds hasn't seen his mentor, DJ Funkmaster Flex, in months.

In late January, Ciph was let go from his DJ duties at WQHT Hot 97 after holding down the airwaves at the station “Where Hip Hop Lives” for close to two decades. He helped steer the station’s morning show for years, alongside Peter Rosenberg and K. Fox, and…

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Tech N9ne Discusses Jay Z, TIDAL & "Special Effects" Album by CHRISTOPHER HARRIS

Tech N9ne Discusses Jay Z, TIDAL & "Special Effects" Album

Tech N9ne also admit to not knowing what TIDAL is.

Tech N9ne stopped by Power 105.1 The Breakfast ClubTuesday (April 7) to talk about a variety of topics, including his forthcoming album, Special Effects; his independent grind; and Jay Z.

When Angela Yee tells Tech she's been hearing him call …

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Maryland Rapper Kealo Shot & Killed During Music Video Shoot by MITCHELL STEINFELD

Maryland Rapper Kealo Shot & Killed During Music Video Shoot

Aspiring rapper Kealo was shot in Maryland.

A rapper was reportedly shot and killed in Maryland last week during the filming of a music video.

“Keaway Lafonz Ivy, 21, of Southeast D.C., was found dead in a parking lot in the 400 block of Eastern Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday," …

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DJ Jazzy Jeff Discusses Reuniting With Will Smith by CHRISTOPHER HARRIS

DJ Jazzy Jeff Discusses Reuniting With Will Smith

Jazzy Jeff also explains how he was almost Mix Master Jeff.

Creating a catchy Hip Hop moniker can be tough. While many have chosen to use an acronym, initials or a nickname from their childhood, DJ Jazzy Jeff (born Jeffrey Townes) chose the most frugal…

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P. Reign Returns To The US After 12 Years by CHRISTOPHER HARRIS

P. Reign Returns To The US After 12 Years

“I pinched myself 50x in the first four hours that I landed in L.A. just to make sure it was real,” P. Reign says.

For the first time in 12 years, P. Reign is in the United States of America.

The Toronto-bred rapper-songwriter was prohibited from entering the states due to weapons charges he faced in Canada.

Reign recently…

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Royce Da 5'9 Lists Black Thought, Big Sean As Most Underrated Rappers by JUSTIN HUNTE

Royce Da 5'9 Lists Black Thought, Big Sean As Most Underrated Rappers

DJ Premier lists Nottz and Bink! as his most underrated producers.

PRhyme duo, DJ Premier and …

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