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L.A. Reid is no longer CEO at Epic Records. The departure comes just weeks after Sony Music, Epic’s parent company, named Rob Stringer as CEO. Reid led Epic to being one of the most respected labels in the music industry. Under Reid’s guidance, the label featured chart-topping artists such as Future, DJ Khaled, Travi$ Scott,…

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21 Savage can now call Epic Records home. Upon having a breakout year in 2016 laced with platinum singles (“X” featuring Future and “No Heart” featuring Metro Boomin) and a successful joint EP with Metro Boomin (Savage Mode), the Atlanta native has just inked a deal with LA Reid and co. He joins collaborator Future…

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You can’t accuse Bobby Shmurda of not being persistent. The “Hot Ni–a” rapper appeared in court yesterday to make his case for bail for the seventh time since his December 2014 arrest on weapons and murder charges and reasoned with presiding judge Abraham Clott that his bail was too high. Shmurda’s attorney, Alex Spiro, argued that…

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Bobby Shmurda’s drawn out jail drama could soon be coming to an end … at least temporarily, and you’ll never believe who could be his saving grace. None other than Martin Shkreli. If you aren’t familiar with Shkreli, he is the 32-year-old multi-millionaire pharmaceutical executive who made headlines earlier this year when he bought the expired…

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Despite currently having their hands full with two separate lawsuits and their star artist trying to make a very public exit from the label, Cash Money Records executives Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams are still among the most powerful people in the business, according to Billboard magazine. The music industry trade recently released its…

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Looks like Brooklyn, New York, rapper Bobby Shmurda is one step closer to becoming a free man after posting $2 million bail over the weekend. The 20-year-old “Hot N***a” rapper has been in jail for about six weeks after being arrested on conspiracy, drug, and gun charges According to The New York Times, the city will…

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Attorney Howard Greenberg thinks his client, rapper Bobby Shmurda, is being railroaded. Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Jean Pollard, was arrested along with members of his GS9 crew, on Dec.17, and charged with a number of crimes including conspiracy to commit second degree murder and conspiracy to commit second degree assault. Reports shortly after the…

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Future previewed his new album, Honest, on April 2 in his hometown of Atlanta at Halo Bar and Lounge. Future rapped along to several songs as attendees got a chance to hear the finished album in its entirety for the first time. Check out exclusive images from the event.

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After weeks of back and forth between his wife and TLC’s former manager Pebbles, LA Reid is stepping in and shutting down all of the rumors. Last week, rumors circled that Pebbles, who is threatening to sue VH1 and TLC for her portrayal in their acclaimed Vh1 biopic “CrazySexyCool,” claimed to get the girl group…

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Yo Gotti is having a very good year. The Memphis-based rapper inked a new deal with Epic Records earlier this year, after an extended period of uncertainty regarding his career. Not only did it give him a new label home, but it also provided a launchpad for his CMG (Cocaine Muzik Group) imprint. With the deal in place, Gotti set to work on his sixth studio album. With I Am set to hit the streets this week, Gotti sat down with RO and reflected on where he is and what he’s been through.

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If this is your introduction to the group that is simply known as Watch The Duck, you might be intrigued, curious and maybe even doubtful after you’ve repeated the name a few times — with a confused facial expression. But there are some that are familiar with the Alabama natives, and last night’s performance at The Loft in…

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