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AZ has one of the most distinct and recognizable voices in hip-hop. His legendary verse on the song “Life’s a B—h” on Nas’s album Illmatic opened up a door for him that introduced him to the world. He has never looked back. We spoke to AZ about his life, his music, and the New York sound.…

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When most people think of kidney failure or picture someone having to endure kidney dialysis treatments, they tend to picture someone older but the truth of the matter is kidney issues are not age discriminatory. Former Roc-A-Fella rapper Freeway learned that lesson the hard way when his kidneys were discovered to be failing during a…

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Health and wellness continues to be a hot topic in today’s society, no matter your age. That includes the following rap stars, who recently shared their views on the topic following a recent healthy scare by rapper Freeway, who suffered kidney failure.

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Dominic “The Jacka” Newton was shot and killed.  According to CBS San Francisco, The Jacka, 37, was murdered on MacArthur Boulevard in East Oakland, California. Residents heard several shots fired on the evening of Feb. 1. The Jacka was one of the more respected rappers from the Bay Area. He started his career in a…

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It’s no secret that legendary ’80s drug dealer Freeway Rick Ross is no fan of his rapping namesake. In fact, after unsuccessfully losing in a battle to prevent the rapping Ross from using the name, Freeway Rick has been on what can only be described as a smear campaign. In a recent interview with Hip…

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Girl Talk and Freeway get together to drop this short, sweet and to the point six-track EP. Wacka Flocka Flame, Young Chris, and Jadakiss all show to lend support Standout tracks include “Tell Me Yeah,” “I Can Hear Sweat,” and “Suicide.” To download Girl Talk and Freeway’s Broken Ankle EP via datpiff, please click here.

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Memphis Bleek is back and he’s got a chip on his shoulder. Since relating that he feels a certain way about Jay Z’s shout-out on Kanye West’s “Diamonds” remix, the Memph man has been on tear as of late on the mixtape circuit. His latest effort, The Movement 2, is sure to keep the momentum…

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Is there really beef between Jay-Z and former protege Freeway? Well, that was the common sentiment around the blogosphere after a recent press conference in Philadelphia. Jay-Z, on hand to announce that he would be headlining a two-day “Made in America” art festival in the city, was on stage with Freeway, along with the mayor…

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