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50 Cent's marketing campaign

50 Cent Accused of Fat-Shaming with Instagram Post for New EFFEN Vodka, Rapper Threw Shade at Diddy Too [PHOTOS]

Nov 2014 18:20PM EDT

50 Cent is no stranger to good marketing for products he endorses. Unfortunately, the "Candy Shop" rapper botched a recent Instagram promotion for his new EFFEN vodkaREAD MORE

Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne Talks Social Media Inspiration, "Getting Big" And World Series Fame

Nov 2014 16:49PM EDT

Tech has been grinding in the independent rap game since establishing himself as one of the Midwest's brightest stars in the early 2000s.READ MORE

Lil Boosie

Boosie Badazz Shares Visual for 'Life That I Dreamed Of' From New 'Life After Deathrow' Mixtape [WATCH]

Nov 2014 16:21PM EDT

Boosie Badazz is living out his dreams and he shares a glimpse of his life in his new visual for "Life That I Dreamed Of" from his Life After Deathrow mixtape.READ MORE


Usher Joined By Chris Brown, Kid Ink, August Alsina Onstage at Los Angeles Show [WATCH]

Nov 2014 15:29PM EDT

Usher fans in Los Angeles got a special treat last night (Nov. 21) when Chris Brown, Kid Ink, August Alsina and Jeremih joined the entertainer onstage.READ MORE

DJ Mister Cee

DJ Mister Cee Resigns From Hot 97 For Second Time

Nov 2014 15:02PM EDT

DJ Mister Cee has officially parted ways with New York radio station Hot 97. According to reports, this marks the second time Cee has resigned from the station in a year. His departure comes months after Angie Martinez left the station for its rival Power 105.READ MORE

NSYNC - "NSYNC" (1998)

8 Band Names Based On The Member's Names: NSYNC, TLC, And More

Nov 2014 14:24PM EDT

Anyone who has ever played in a band can tell you just how difficult coming up with a good name is, but these eight bands managed to come up with distinctive, memorable names by using the names of the people in the band.READ MORE

Dr. Dre and Eminem

Eminem, D12, Nate Dogg Featured on Shady Records 66-Track 'Shady Classics' Mixtape [LISTEN]

Nov 2014 14:19PM EDT

Shady Records dropped a new, 66-track mixtape earlier today (Nov. 22) in advance of the label's anniversary compilation, 'Shady XV.'READ MORE

Kevin Durant

Lil B Confirms Kevin Durant's Injury Was Result of 'Curse'

Nov 2014 14:16PM EDT

Lil B is apparently holding lectures at colleges and adding insult to (Durant's) injury. Deadspin found video of B calling out KD at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.READ MORE

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg Shares Memes Referencing Bill Cosby's Rape Allegations [PHOTOS]

Nov 2014 14:15PM EDT

Things are heating up for Bill Cosby as the legendary comedian and television star deals with the public scrutiny following various rape allegations. Leave it to Snoop Dogg to find humor in the shocking headlines. The West Coast rapper recently shared memes of the allegations on Instagram after NBC and Netflix cancelled a new comedy series and special.READ MORE


Trina Explains Why She Turned Down 'Love & Hip-Hop Miami' [WATCH]

Nov 2014 13:31PM EDT

Reality TV has been America's guilty pleasure for some time now and the love connection between the different series swamping cable networks and hip-hop is undeniable. Countless rappers and singers have appeared on reality shows but Trina says she isn't going for it. Following the release of her new video for "F--k Love," she explained why she decided to steer clear of the small screen by turning down Love & Hip-Hop: Miami.READ MORE


M.I.A. Signs New Publishing Deal With BMG

Nov 2014 13:27PM EDT

The label announced the transaction on Friday, and simply stated that the deal will cover "future compositions" from the "Paper Planes" artist, who flipped off an international audience at the Super Bowl in 2012.READ MORE

Mac Miller

Rapper Mac Miller is No Longer Indie but He's $10 Million Richer Thanks to Label Deal [WATCH]

Nov 2014 19:51PM EDT

Miller broke from the independent crowd in late October when he signed a bonkers $10 million deal with Warner Bros. to make rap records and recruit other artists for their label. The Pittsburgh rapper got to bring along his own imprint, Remember Music, but he lost his revered "indy" status.READ MORE

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah's Response to Her Show Being Cancelled; Program Will End In Spring 2015

Nov 2014 18:16PM EDT

The Will Smith-produced project went on the air in September 2013, but the plug was pulled this week thanks to iffy ratings. Queen Latifah, aka Dana Owens, posted a letter to herself on Facebook that shared her thoughts about the show's run.READ MORE

"Big Body Benz" by G-Unit (Kidd Kidd featuring 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks)

G-Unit Drop Video For Kidd Kidd's "Big Body Benz" Featuring 50 Cent And Lloyd Banks [WATCH]

Nov 2014 15:32PM EDT

G-Unit have released a new video for their Ky Miller-produced track "Big Body Benz," one of the two new bonus tracks of the deluxe physical edition of the group's Beauty of Independence EP, available exclusively at Best Buy. Kidd Kidd takes the lead on this one with 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks also on the cut (Tony Yayo and Young Buck sit this one out).READ MORE

Eminem, back in the day.

Robert Christgau and Eminem: Reviewing The Writer's Praise for The Emcee upon 'Encore's Tenth Anniversary

Nov 2014 13:53PM EDT

Noted music critic Robert Christgau has championed many a performer over the years. Eminem was a cultural phenomenon he seemed to grasp far before the rest of society.READ MORE

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