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Papoose Won't Bow Down To Jay Z Comparisons: "Facts Is Facts, Lyrically He's Not On My Level"

April 17, 2014 10:45 AM

New York rapper Papoose is not falling back on recent comments he made about fellow Big Apple native Jay Z, specifically the fact Young Hov is not as elite an emcee as himself.

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Diddy Sparks Massive Backlash, Students Outraged Over Puff Daddy

April 16, 2014 7:00 PM

Rap mogul Diddy may want to think twice about what he says at the upcoming Howard University commencement after sparking backlash from students upset about him speaking at the ceremony.

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Jay Z Ignores The Backlash, Doubles Up W/ Big "Made In America" Announcement

April 16, 2014 4:48 PM

Rap mogul Jay Z is going coast-to-coast this summer after announcing his annual Made In America concert series will go down in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

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Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic' Creators Tell All: "After The Interview W/ Nas' Father, We Knew We Had A Story"

April 16, 2014 2:35 PM

[With the Tribeca Film Festival officially opening today (April 16) with rap veteran Nas' Time Is Illmatic, film director One9 and producer Erik Parker give SOHH readers the scoop on piecing together this seemingly overnight release.]

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Diddy's Still All About The Benjamins, Dr. Dre Edges Jay Z On Forbes' Wealthiest '14 List

April 16, 2014 12:15 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy still sits high above his peers as the top-ranking artist on financial publication Forbes' annual Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2014 list.

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After Trayvon Martin Slaying, Family Demands Justice For Another Unarmed Slain Teen

April 16, 2014 11:50 AM

After the emotional trial of slain teenager Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman last year, justice is being demanded for the unlawful killing of another teen by a New York police officer.

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50 Cent Calls Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo Hype Men: "That's Not A Shot, They're There As The Supporting Cast" [Audio]

April 16, 2014 10:28 AM

New York rapper 50 Cent recently talked about the status of G-Unit and, notably, how Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo have taken a backseat to newcomer Troy Ave.

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Game Makes Unexpected Move W/ Pop Singer: "When You Take A Rapper Who's All Heart - It's Gonna Work" [Video]

April 16, 2014 10:00 AM

West Coast rapper Game and pop singer Ed Sheeran are reportedly pulling a fast one over the entire industry with plans to drop an untitled collaborative effort in the near future.

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2 Chainz Thanks Fans For Their Patience: "It's Been A Minute Since The Release Of 'B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time'"

April 15, 2014 4:00 PM

Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz is giving fans something to get excited about by announcing plans to put out a new project next month in the form of an EP called Freebase.

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Puff Daddy Returns To His Roots, Ready To School His Peers

April 15, 2014 12:26 PM

Rap mogul Puff Daddy is going to depart from the recording studio for at least one day this spring after being chosen as Howard University's top pick to deliver its address at the 146th Commencement ceremony.

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50 Cent Grabs The Suit & Tie, Goes Throwback In "Hustler" Clip [Video]

April 15, 2014 11:06 AM

G-Unit head 50 Cent has paid homage to the throwback gangster flicks with the release of his new "Hustler" music video this week.

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Tony Yayo & Young Buck Strike Back W/ Devilish Venom: "No Show Dates But I've Been Touring" [Audio]

April 15, 2014 10:45 AM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo stayed true to his promise of releasing new music with ex-group member Young Buck by premiering their "Devil's Advocate" to the masses this week.

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Reality Star Denies Involvement In "Love & Hip Hop" Sex Tape

April 15, 2014 10:26 AM

Former "American Idol" star Nikko Smith has stepped forward to deny any involvement in a publicized sex tape allegedly starring "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" cast member Mimi Faust and himself.

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Kanye West & Common Make More Than GOOD Music, Put On For Their City

April 14, 2014 11:25 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West and Common have reportedly teamed up for more than creating good music to help their Chicago hometown fend off poverty.

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Tony Yayo Makes Big Announcement, Reunites W/ Former G-Unit Member

April 14, 2014 5:53 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo is shocking the Internet this week after announcing plans to reunite with one-time foe and former group member Young Buck.

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"People Have Been Waiting For Us To Collaborate For A Long Time & We Finally Did It"

April 14, 2014 2:25 PM

[With Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea running the rap game these days, Da Mafia 6ix's Gangsta Boo talks to SOHH readers about keeping the torch blazing for the ladies with the upcoming collaborative release, Witch.]

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Drake Helps Close Out Coachella W/ Surprise Performance [Video]

April 14, 2014 11:00 AM

Young Money's Drake came to the rescue Sunday (April 13) night for R&B singer Jhené Aiko's Coachella music festival set and helped deliver a memorable performance.

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Eminem & Rihanna Unleash Their "Monster" To The Masses

April 14, 2014 10:45 AM

Grammy-winning performers Eminem and Rihanna lived up to the hype last night (April 13) after coming through to the MTV Movie Awards for their scheduled "Monster" set.

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With Retirement Near, Lil Wayne Catches Major Bieber Fever

April 12, 2014 8:25 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is making sure to cash-in on all of his music opportunities with an impending retirement on deck after hooking up with pop star Justin Bieber.

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Kanye West's Yeezi Sneaker Release Tied Up, Major Delay Revealed

April 11, 2014 5:49 PM

Diehard Kanye West fans hoping to get their hands on his upcoming new adidas sneakers are going to have to wait longer than a projected June release according to the latest reports.

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