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The inspiration behind Jadakiss’s fifth solo album Ignatius is an emotional one. He created this project to honor his close friend and colleague Ignatius “Icepick Jay” Jackson who passed away in 2017 from colon cancer. Jackson was instrumental in Jada’s career as well as those of Eve and Swizz Beatz. Jada recorded this album as…

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50 Cent made headlines last week when a video of him punching an overzealous female fan at his concert went viral. Although it seemed like 50 quickly squashed the beef with the touchy-feely fan, reports claim that the beef isn’t over on her end and that she’s lawyering up in preparation for a lawsuit. For…

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Black music has changed immensely over the last 20 years. It’s been 18 years since Harlem hip-hop artist Ma$e said, “first rap cat with an R&B budget” on Brian McKnight’s single “You Should Be Mine (Don’t Waste Your Time).”  In 2015, hip-hop artists are the bigger stars, while R&B singers struggle for attention. The founder…

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Rapper Styles P shared on his Instagram today that his daughter committed suicide last month. The hip-hop artist, who is a member of The Lox, posted an emotional message stating that although he and his family are in pain over their loss, they are dealing with it and seeking help from a higher power. In his…

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Beleaguered rapper DMX was arrested over the weekend just moments before hitting the stage at a scheduled concert appearance. The 44-year-old rapper was nabbed for failing to pay over $400,000 in child support just prior to his performance at the Masters of Ceremony show at New York City’s Radio Music Hall on Friday evening. After…

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Looks like Dame Dash and Kanye West have run into a bit of an issue with their movie, Loisaidas. According to TMZ, Michael Medina, a member of a Latin musical duo also called Loisaidas, recently filed a lawsuit against Dash and West claiming that the movie promotes drugs and violence and damages his group’s reputation. Medina…

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Just this past summer former Roc-A-Fella CEO Dame Dash had some not quite so nice things to say about former protégé Kanye West. Contrary to popular belief it was Dash who fought for West during his early Roc-A-Fella days as it took awhile for Jay Z to warm up to him. Nonetheless, it appears Dash…

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In a city that never sleeps, it’s only expected that Miami will be party central for the Labor Day weekend. Check out some of the pool parties, party cruises and more happening during Labor Day weekend!

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Big Sean and Curren$y hosted Coors Axis in Brooklyn, New York, an event showcase that highlighted the careers of these two hip-hop stars in an intimate setting for fans and media. With lines around the block, Sean and Curren$y gave attendees a chance to experience their live performances up close and personal, with free beer…

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Mobb Deep and The LOX are two of East Coast hip-hop’s most beloved crews. And according to a recent interview with Shade 45’s Sway In the Morning, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has revealed that the two parties will be collaborating in the very near future.

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It’s rumored that Sean Combs AKA P. Diddy is shutting down Bad Boy Records and moving his roster to REVOLT. Bad Boy brought us The Notorious BIG, 112, Lil Kim, Total, Faith Evans, Craig Mack, Carl Thomas, Mase, Loon, G-Dep and many more, but time waits for no man and neither does hip-hop. Diddy is the owner of…

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Mary J. Blige, Toya Wright, Young Jeezy and more chose to work yesterday but why would a celebrity work on Thanksgiving? Well why not? After the turkey is cut, the games are played or the movies are watched, what else do you do? These celebs chose to make a few dollars while the rest chose…

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