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Young Chop defends Chief Keef, blasts Interscope

Rapper Young Chop spoke to Forbez DVD about the Interscope’s decision to let Chief Keef walk; criticizing the label for not giving the rapper a chance to fully meet the requirements of the deal.

Big Sean making new music with Roc Nation

Big Sean has joined Roc Nation. Jay Z’s infamous entertainment company/music label has landed the Detroit rapper and will be handling his management duties.

Troy Ave. set to sign with T.I.’s Hustle Gang

T.I.’s Hustle Gang may have landed a new member. Fans have been speculating about the relationship between Tip and Brooklyn rhymer Troy Ave., ever since they were spotted onstage together at Summer Jam and Tip was featured on Troy’s remix single “Your Style.”

Rihanna leaves Def Jam, reportedly signs with Roc Nation

Pop superstar Rihanna has departed her longtime label, Def Jam Recordings. The singer released all seven of her albums on the powerhouse label, but has now reportedly signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation as an artist. Jay signed Rihanna to Def Jam when he was label president in 2005. Her latest Def Jam release was 2012’s Unapologetic. Jay formed Roc Nation in 2009 and Rihanna split from her former manager, Marc Jordan, and inked a deal with Roc Nation’s management team in 2010.

Is Jay Z planning to sign John Wall to Roc Nation?

Roc Nation Sports just announced this week that they signed MLB star C.C. Sabathia to their management roster, and it looks like the company is already lining up its next major acquisition. Since forming the sports management arm of Roc Nation last year, Jay Z has hit the proverbial ground running. Now, it appears that NBA star John Wall could be joining the family.

Yo Gotti explains his relationship with T.I., Grand Hustle

Yo Gotti fans were confused last year when it was rampantly reported that the Memphis-based rapper had joined T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint; only for Gotti to deny the claim later. The confusion started with an interview where Tip appeared to state that he had signed Gotti, but Gotti recently explained the situation.

Kanye West’s major deal with Adidas revealed

Kanye West’s dissatisfaction with Nike has been well-documented. The hip-hop star has blasted the athletic apparel giant over its marketing of his “Yeezy” sneakers and called out company CEO Mark Parker last week during West’s performance at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. And according to reports, he’s already moved on–with a new $10 million deal with Nike’s biggest rival, Adidas.

Jeezy announces that he’s joined Jay Z’s Roc Nation

Veteran hip-hop star Jeezy announced via Twitter on yesterday (November 20) that he has linked with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. Jay’s company will now conduct business for Jeezy and his Corporate Thugz Entertainment brand. It is being reported that Jeezy and Jay are planning to partner to create a new management agency.

Dee-1 explains why he chose to sign with RCA over YMCMB

Louisiana native Dee-1 is in a great mood. And why shouldn’t he be? The rhymer just inked a brand new deal with RCA, and he sat down with RO to explain why he decided to make the leap from indie sensation to major label star, and why RCA was where he decided to set up shop.

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