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Sparks Fly When Baz Luhrmann Meets Jay-Z — ‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack Review

Sparks Fly When Baz Luhrmann Meets Jay-Z — ‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack Review

Vandal Arts May 6, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News, Movies CRISTINA JALERU, Associated Press: Various Artists, “Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film The Great Gatsby” (Interscope Records) “The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild

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Lauryn Hill Tax Evasion Case: Singer Faces Sentencing in New Jersey

Lauryn Hill Tax Evasion Case: Singer Faces Sentencing in New Jersey

Vandal Arts May 6, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop News NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill is facing sentencing Monday in New Jersey on federal tax charges. Hill pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal taxes on

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will.i.am Talks New Album, Old School Inspiration and Gaining a Guardian Angel

will.i.am Talks New Album, Old School Inspiration and Gaining a Guardian Angel

Vandal Arts May 3, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, interviews WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) – Will.i.am wants to be known as a maker – not just of music, but things, from cars to headphones. The Black Eyed Peas frontman is

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Michael Jackson, AEG Trial Update: Family Attempted Intervention

Michael Jackson, AEG Trial Update: Family Attempted Intervention

Vandal Arts May 3, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop News, R&B News LOS ANGELES (AP) – Michael Jackson‘s mother sat in court Thursday as a police detective testified that she told him the family had tried drug interventions for the

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Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne Set to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne Set to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

Vandal Arts May 2, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop News NEW YORK (AP) – Nicki Minaj and her mentor, Lil Wayne, will join forces for a performance at the Billboard Music Awards, to be presented May 19 in Las Vegas.

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Chris Kelly of Rap Group Kris Kross Dead at 34

Chris Kelly of Rap Group Kris Kross Dead at 34

Vandal Arts May 2, 2013 0

ATLANTA (AP) – Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo behind one of the decade’s most memorable songs, “Jump,” has died at an Atlanta hospital of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said.

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Rick Ross Sued by Talent Agency, 2 Chainz Found Not Guilty & More

Rick Ross Sued by Talent Agency, 2 Chainz Found Not Guilty & More

Vandal Arts April 26, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Busted Larry Busacca, WireImage Rick Ross has been sued for $ 171,000 allegedly failing to pay his longtime talent agency Total Access Talent their commission for tour dates they

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Joey Bada$$ Thinks Boston Manhunt is a Conspiracy

Joey Bada$$ Thinks Boston Manhunt is a Conspiracy

Vandal Arts April 26, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Tim Mosenfelder, Getty Images Leave it up to a 90s hip-hop revivalist to come up with a conspiracy theory to explain the manhunt going on in Boston right now.

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Amber Rose Tattoos Wiz Khalifa’s Face on Her Arm

Amber Rose Tattoos Wiz Khalifa’s Face on Her Arm

Vandal Arts April 26, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Instagram People in love sometimes get their significant other’s name tattooed somewhere on their body. Amber Rose went one step further, however, getting Wiz Khalifa’s entire face inked right

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T.I., Boston Marathon Tragedy: Rapper Says There’s No Connection Between Him & Hip-Hop Site That Bombing Suspect Reportedly Visited

T.I., Boston Marathon Tragedy: Rapper Says There’s No Connection Between Him & Hip-Hop Site That Bombing Suspect Reportedly Visited

Vandal Arts April 26, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, What’s Beef? Ethan Miller, Getty Images As more details emerge about the two suspects who reportedly bombed the Boston Marathon on April 15 — including that one of them,

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Nate Dogg: Baby Mama Files Claim Against Late Rapper’s Estate for Unpaid Child Support

Nate Dogg: Baby Mama Files Claim Against Late Rapper’s Estate for Unpaid Child Support

Vandal Arts April 26, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Frazer Harrison, Getty Images Nate Dogg passed away in March 2011 from complications of multiple strokes, but that hasn’t stopped his baby mama from saying that the rapper still

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Snoop Dogg, 4/20 Party: Cops Shut Down at Rapper’s Marijuana Celebration

Snoop Dogg, 4/20 Party: Cops Shut Down at Rapper’s Marijuana Celebration

Vandal Arts April 26, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Mark Davis, Getty Images Snoop Lion‘s 4/20 Festival was put out before he even had the chance to light up. According to TMZ, the rapper held a marijuana party

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Beyonce Slapped by Fan? Watch Footage From Serbia Concert (VIDEO)

Beyonce Slapped by Fan? Watch Footage From Serbia Concert (VIDEO)

Vandal Arts April 26, 2013 0

Filed under: R&B News Johnny Nunez, WireImage Yikes … maybe Beyonce should re-think walking through a crowd of over-zealous fans during her concerts. Queen B is currently on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, but

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DMX on ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ — ‘She Can Suck My D**k’

DMX on ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ — ‘She Can Suck My D**k’

Vandal Arts April 26, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Mike Lawrie, Getty Images DMX wants to sue Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network over his episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life. “Iyanla set the whole thing up to make me

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Amy Winehouse’s Dad Slams Beyonce’s ‘Back To Black’ Cover

Amy Winehouse’s Dad Slams Beyonce’s ‘Back To Black’ Cover

Vandal Arts April 26, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News Keiny Andrade/STR, LatinContent WO Music fans are anxious to get a listen to the full version of Beyonce’s cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black,” off

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5 African American Artists Not Named Jean-Michel Basquiat

5 African American Artists Not Named Jean-Michel Basquiat

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Essays Lee Jaffe, Hulton Archive Welcome to the wild world of contemporary hip-hop and R&B music where only one African American visual artist seems to exist — Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Lauryn Hill Has 2 Months to Pay $500K, A$AP Rocky & Wiz Khalifa Co-Headline Tour & More

Lauryn Hill Has 2 Months to Pay $500K, A$AP Rocky & Wiz Khalifa Co-Headline Tour & More

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News, Busted AP Though her sentencing was supposed to take place yesterday (April 22), Lauryn Hill owes the government $ 504,000 in back taxes, and has two

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Snoop Lion Shares His Five Favorite Reggae Songs (EXCLUSIVE)

Snoop Lion Shares His Five Favorite Reggae Songs (EXCLUSIVE)

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Dustin Finkelstein, Getty Images My reggae LP Reincarnated is in stores today. But no self-respecting reggae artist is complete without their list of favorite records. Check out my five

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Snoop Lion ‘Reincarnated’ — Full Album Stream (EXCLUSIVE)

Snoop Lion ‘Reincarnated’ — Full Album Stream (EXCLUSIVE)

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Soundcloud Snoop Lion’s new LP Reincarnated is in stores today. But before you go ahead and buy it on iTunes, you may want to give it the once-over. Which

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Read Snoop Lion’s ‘No Guns Allowed’ Essay (EXCLUSIVE)

Read Snoop Lion’s ‘No Guns Allowed’ Essay (EXCLUSIVE)

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Essays Stefanie Keenan, WireImage As I write this, my television screen is full of violent and disturbing images from last week’s Boston Marathon bombing. These images of heartbreak, fear,

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Snoop Lion Talks ‘Reincarnated,’ No Guns Allowed Campaign and Sports Management Agency

Snoop Lion Talks ‘Reincarnated,’ No Guns Allowed Campaign and Sports Management Agency

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, interviews Jonathan Leibson, FilmMagic Snoop Lion’s much-publicized reggae LP, Reincarnated, is finally in stores today. We’re capping off our Snoop Lion ‘takeover’ of our site with an exclusive interview

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Trina’s 19-Year-Old Brother Goonkie Murdered, Pharrell Talks Miley Cyrus & More

Trina’s 19-Year-Old Brother Goonkie Murdered, Pharrell Talks Miley Cyrus & More

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, What’s Beef?, R.I.P. Getty Images Trina‘s 19-year-old brother Wilbrent Bain Jr., aka Goonkie, was reportedly shot this weekend, and has since apparently died. Trina’s management is said to have

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‘Vanilla Ice Goes Amish’ in New Show, Will.i.am Admits Stealing & More

‘Vanilla Ice Goes Amish’ in New Show, Will.i.am Admits Stealing & More

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News AP Photo, DIY Network Vanilla Ice has finally found a job that’s just the right fit – construction. As CBS reports, the “Ice, Ice Baby” rapper will appear on

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Talib Kweli’s Google Hangout — LIVE!

Talib Kweli’s Google Hangout — LIVE!

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop Matthew Eisman, WireImage Join us tomorrow for an EXCLUSIVE Google Hangout — broadcasting live, naturally — with Talib Kweli, who will be joining us here at AOL in NYC. We’ve solicited

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How 2 Chainz Is Killing His Brand

How 2 Chainz Is Killing His Brand

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Essays Joseph Okpako, WireImage On any day of the week it seems like there are more than a handful of songs featuring 2 Chainz making their onto the Internet. It’s ridiculous.

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Lauryn Hill Signs Million Dollar Deal to Avoid Jail, Boston Bomber Quoted Kendrick Lamar & More

Lauryn Hill Signs Million Dollar Deal to Avoid Jail, Boston Bomber Quoted Kendrick Lamar & More

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News, Busted AP Lauryn Hill has managed to avoid jail time by signing a last minute deal with Sony. In order to pay the $ 504,000 in

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Beyonce Premieres ‘Standing on the Sun’ With New H&M Video

Beyonce Premieres ‘Standing on the Sun’ With New H&M Video

Vandal Arts April 25, 2013 0

Filed under: Soul/R&B, R&B News, Soul/R&B Videos H&M Beyonce strikes again! The singer released her newest song, “Standing on the Sun,” via an H&M ad this morning — and it’s pretty hot (the video

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Drake “Girls Love Beyonce” Leads New Music Roundup

Drake “Girls Love Beyonce” Leads New Music Roundup

Vandal Arts April 16, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News, Leaked!, Reggae WireImage There’s so much music coming out on the day-to-day that it’s hard to keep up. Here’s what you’ve missed recently. Drake “Girls Love

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DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne “No New Friends”

DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne “No New Friends”

Vandal Arts April 16, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Leaked! DJ Khaled DJ Khaled has released his new single, “No New Friends,” featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. And if anticipation for his forthcoming LP Suffering From

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Boston Marathon Bombing — Hip-Hop Reacts

Boston Marathon Bombing — Hip-Hop Reacts

Vandal Arts April 15, 2013 0

Getty Images A pair of explosions occurred earlier today at the end of the Boston Marathon. While the total number of people injured and/or killed by the blasts isn’t clear yet, there’s been an

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Fat Joe Talks New Album, Pitbull and Ending Beef with 50 Cent — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Fat Joe Talks New Album, Pitbull and Ending Beef with 50 Cent — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Vandal Arts April 15, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, interviews WireImage It’s been twenty years since Fat Joe entered the rap game. Represent, his debut album featuring the eponymous first single “Flow Joe,” dropped in July of 1993. Boy, time

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DMX, ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ — Rapper Says Show Made His Life Worse

DMX, ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ — Rapper Says Show Made His Life Worse

Vandal Arts April 15, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Mike Lawrie, Getty Images DMX made his much ballyhooed appearance on Iyanla: Fix My Life over the weekend and while the show seemed to draw a lot of eyeballs,

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Wu-Tang Clan, Coachella 2013 — Group Steals Show at Music Festival

Wu-Tang Clan, Coachella 2013 — Group Steals Show at Music Festival

Vandal Arts April 15, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Frazer Harrison, Getty Images The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival saw a handful of amazing performances over the weekend, but few could top the Wu-Tang Clan, who reunited

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‘SNL’ Recap: Cast Spoofs ‘Accidental Racist’ & Miguel Performs (VIDEOS)

‘SNL’ Recap: Cast Spoofs ‘Accidental Racist’ & Miguel Performs (VIDEOS)

Vandal Arts April 14, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, R&B News, Hip-Hop Videos, Soul/R&B Videos YouTube Last night’s “Saturday Night Live” was full of funny moments, including the show’s take on the song that everyone seems to be

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Gucci Mane Arrested: One Day After Being Released, Rapper is in Trouble Again

Gucci Mane Arrested: One Day After Being Released, Rapper is in Trouble Again

Vandal Arts April 14, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Busted Prince Williams, FilmMagic Just one day after getting released from jail, Gucci Mane got arrested again on Saturday, April 13. According to TMZ, the rapper was indicted on

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Drake, Chris Brown Feud: Singer Disses Chris, Says Rihanna Fell Into His Lap

Drake, Chris Brown Feud: Singer Disses Chris, Says Rihanna Fell Into His Lap

Vandal Arts April 13, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, What’s Beef? Getty Images The drama between Drake and Chris Brown doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. During an interview with East Village Radio on Friday (April 13),

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Jay-Z, Baseball Agent? Singer Applies for Certification

Jay-Z, Baseball Agent? Singer Applies for Certification

Vandal Arts April 13, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Prince Williams, Getty Images NEW YORK (AP) – Jay-Z is applying to become a baseball agent. The Major League Baseball Players Association said Friday the rapper’s application to be

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Freeband Double D Dead: Music Executive Killed in Highway Shooting

Freeband Double D Dead: Music Executive Killed in Highway Shooting

Vandal Arts April 13, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, R.I.P. Hip Hop DX Freeband Double D, a music executive who’s worked with Future and Young Scooter, was reportedly gunned down on April 11 while driving on Atlanta’s Interstate

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Rick Ross, Official Statement — Apologizes Again for Rape Lyric

Rick Ross, Official Statement — Apologizes Again for Rape Lyric

Vandal Arts April 12, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Alexander Tamargo, Getty Images Rick Ross has released an official statement about the controversy surrounded his lyrics on Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O.,” which allegedly encouraged and condone rape. The statement

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John Legend Talks New LP, Rick Ross Rape Lyric Controversy — EXCLUSIVE Interview

John Legend Talks New LP, Rick Ross Rape Lyric Controversy — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Vandal Arts April 12, 2013 0

Filed under: interviews It’s been four years since John Legend has released a new studio solo album, but it’s not like Kanye West’s most consistent artist has been sitting around idle. Legend spent that

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LL Cool J, Brad Paisley — Rapper Talks ‘Accidental Racist’ with Jay Leno

LL Cool J, Brad Paisley — Rapper Talks ‘Accidental Racist’ with Jay Leno

Vandal Arts April 12, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop Videos Daily Motion LL Cool J and Brad Paisley are still dealing with the fallout from their song “Accidental Racist,” which lit up the Internet earlier this week. The 45-year-old

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Looking Back At Kobe Bryant’s Failed Rap Career

Looking Back At Kobe Bryant’s Failed Rap Career

Vandal Arts April 12, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Steve W. Grayson, Getty Images If you’re a rap or basketball fan who came of age in the early aughts, you missed the beginning — and ending — of

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T.I. Named in Lawsuit for SmokingWeed, J. Cole to ‘Compete With White People’ & More

T.I. Named in Lawsuit for SmokingWeed, J. Cole to ‘Compete With White People’ & More

Vandal Arts April 12, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News, Busted Ethan Miller, Getty Images A security guard is suing Universal Music Publishing Group and a variety of other parties for “alleged labor violations, including a

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Reebok, Rick Ross — Shoe Company Ends Deal with Rapper Over Rape Lyric

Reebok, Rick Ross — Shoe Company Ends Deal with Rapper Over Rape Lyric

Vandal Arts April 11, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Alexander Tamargo, Getty Images Reebok has ended its business relationship with Rick Ross, according to TMZ. Ross continues to receive negative attention over the lyrics he contributed to Atlanta

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Lil Wayne and Trick Daddy Nearly Fight at Miami Strip Club

Lil Wayne and Trick Daddy Nearly Fight at Miami Strip Club

Vandal Arts April 11, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, What’s Beef? Mark Davis, Getty Images Lil Wayne and Trick Daddy have been at odds since Weezy made disparaging comments about the Miami Heat at NBA All-Star Weekend in

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White House, Jay-Z — Jay Carney Addresses ‘Open Letter’

White House, Jay-Z — Jay Carney Addresses ‘Open Letter’

Vandal Arts April 11, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, AFP Jay-Z’s new song “Open Letter” has the White House doing damage control. “Obama said, ‘Chill you’re going to get me impeached’/You don’t need this shit anyway,

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Bob Marley’s ‘Catch A Fire’ Turns 40, Island Records Founder Chris Blackwell Speaks — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Bob Marley’s ‘Catch A Fire’ Turns 40, Island Records Founder Chris Blackwell Speaks — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Vandal Arts April 11, 2013 0

Filed under: Soul/R&B, R&B News, interviews Amazon Bob Marley and the Wailers’ classic album Catch A Fire turns 40 years old this week (April 13th to be exact). It is well-regarded as one of

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Jay-Z, ‘Open Letter’ — New Song

Jay-Z, ‘Open Letter’ — New Song

Vandal Arts April 11, 2013 0

AP Photo Brace yourselves — a brand new Jay-Z single is here, co-produced by Swizz Beats and Timbaland. “Open Letter” begins as a creeping, simplistic beat and transforms into one of Hova’s most honest

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Ray J EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Singer Side Steps Kim Kardashian Questions, Talks ‘I Hit It First’ and Tina Fey

Ray J EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Singer Side Steps Kim Kardashian Questions, Talks ‘I Hit It First’ and Tina Fey

Vandal Arts April 10, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, R&B News, Exclusive Facebook R&B singer Ray J is on the verge. He’s come to the precipice — a space between household stardom and total collapse — several times

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Flavor Flav’s Felony Case Headed for Trial

Flavor Flav’s Felony Case Headed for Trial

Vandal Arts April 10, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Busted Jemal Countess, WireImage LAS VEGAS (AP) – A judge in Las Vegas says there’s enough evidence that Flavor Flav threatened his longtime girlfriend’s 17-year-old son with a butcher

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Bruno Mars, Sisters: Singer’s Siblings Land Their Own Reality Show

Bruno Mars, Sisters: Singer’s Siblings Land Their Own Reality Show

Vandal Arts April 10, 2013 0

Filed under: Soul/R&B, Television Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images Talk about a talented family — Bruno Mars‘ sisters are headed to the small screen! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Just the Way You

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Jay-Z, Beyonce: Mrs. Carter to Perform at Husband’s Festival

Jay-Z, Beyonce: Mrs. Carter to Perform at Husband’s Festival

Vandal Arts April 10, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Getty NEW YORK (AP) – Jay-Z‘s right-hand woman will perform at the festival the rapper has curated in Philadelphia. The festival announced Wednesday on Spotify that Beyonce will perform

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Beyonce, ‘Grown Woman’ Video Trailer: Singer Shows Off Blonde Hair in Teaser (VIDEO)

Beyonce, ‘Grown Woman’ Video Trailer: Singer Shows Off Blonde Hair in Teaser (VIDEO)

Vandal Arts April 10, 2013 0

Sasha Fierce is back … and blonde! In a new Pepsi commercial, Beyonce shows off some behind-the-scenes footage from her unreleased single “Grown Woman” and although the clip is only 12 seconds long, Bey

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President Obama: Justin Timberlake, Sam Moore, Mavis Staples & More Help Celebrate Memphis Soul (VIDEO)

President Obama: Justin Timberlake, Sam Moore, Mavis Staples & More Help Celebrate Memphis Soul (VIDEO)

Vandal Arts April 10, 2013 0

Filed under: Soul/R&B, R&B News Alex Wong, Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said he’d been looking forward to a White House celebration of Memphis soul music for one reason. “Let’s face

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Big Sean, Girlfriend: Rapper is Dating ‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera

Big Sean, Girlfriend: Rapper is Dating ‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera

Vandal Arts April 10, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Imeh Akpanudosen, Getty Images After a few weeks of speculation, “Glee” star Naya Rivera and rapper Big Sean stepped out as a couple last night (April 9). The pair

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Gucci Mane Indicted on Assault Charge

Gucci Mane Indicted on Assault Charge

Vandal Arts April 10, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Busted Prince Williams, FilmMagic Gucci Mane was in an Atlanta court yesterday (April 9), where he was indicted on one count of aggravated assault in an incident last month

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Cassie, Wiz Khalifa — ‘Paradise’ Video

Cassie, Wiz Khalifa — ‘Paradise’ Video

Vandal Arts April 10, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, R&B News, Hip-Hop Videos Vimeo Cassie’s dropping her mixtape RockaByeBaby tomorrow (April 11), but before she does that she’s warming fans up with “Paradise,” featuring Wiz Khalifa. Cassie being, well, Cassie…

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Jay-Z to Sell Share of Brooklyn Nets, LL Cool J & Brad Paisley Release ‘Live For You’ & More

Jay-Z to Sell Share of Brooklyn Nets, LL Cool J & Brad Paisley Release ‘Live For You’ & More

Vandal Arts April 10, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News Prince Williams, Getty Images Jay-Z is reportedly planning to sell his share of the Brooklyn Nets. Jay, who currently owns 1/15 of 1% of the organization,

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Emeli Sande On Working with Kendrick Lamar, Possible EP, British Soul and More — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Emeli Sande On Working with Kendrick Lamar, Possible EP, British Soul and More — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Vandal Arts April 9, 2013 0

Filed under: Soul/R&B, R&B News, interviews Getty Images Things have been moving fast for Emeli Sande. The English-bred singer has spent the past two years or so dominating in the European music scene —

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‘Accidental Racist’ — LL Cool J Opens Up About Controversial Brad Paisley Collaboration

‘Accidental Racist’ — LL Cool J Opens Up About Controversial Brad Paisley Collaboration

Vandal Arts April 9, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Getty Images “Accidental Racist,” LL Cool J’s racial tension-inspired collaboration with country star Brad Paisley, has caused controversy since its release, but we somehow suspect that the hip-hop legend

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Rihanna and Chris Brown Have Broken Up

Rihanna and Chris Brown Have Broken Up

Vandal Arts April 9, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Christopher Polk, Getty Images Rihanna and Chris Brown have broken up. A source tells E! News that RiRi is choosing to focus on her career and business ventures for

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Sorry Republicans, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Cuba Trip Was Legit

Sorry Republicans, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Cuba Trip Was Legit

Vandal Arts April 9, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Larry Busacca, Getty Images According to a source familiar with their travel itinerary, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s wedding anniversary trip last week to Havana, Cuba was legit and fully licensed

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Chris Brown’s ‘Mystery Blonde’ Doesn’t ‘Go for Black Guys,’ Kanye West Sued Again & More

Chris Brown’s ‘Mystery Blonde’ Doesn’t ‘Go for Black Guys,’ Kanye West Sued Again & More

Vandal Arts April 9, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News, Busted Earl Gibson III, Getty Images Chris Brown‘s “blonde homewrecker,” who reportedly came between the troubled singer and Rihanna again recently, has been revealed to be

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Brad Paisley, LL Cool J — Country Song ‘Accidental Racist’ Misses Its Mark

Brad Paisley, LL Cool J — Country Song ‘Accidental Racist’ Misses Its Mark

Vandal Arts April 8, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Leaked! Getty Images Country star Brad Paisley and LL Cool J probably had the best of intentions when going in to record “Accidental Rapist,” their ode to modern-day racism

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Snoop Dogg Thinks Gay People Will Always Struggle in Hip-Hop

Snoop Dogg Thinks Gay People Will Always Struggle in Hip-Hop

Vandal Arts April 8, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Mark Davis, Getty Images Despite the growing popularity of gay and transgendered rappers — not to mention Frank Ocean’s bisexuality being accepted by the hip-hop largess — Snoop Dogg

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Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Partners with Universal Music Group

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Partners with Universal Music Group

Vandal Arts April 8, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Prince Williams, Getty Images Jay-Z’s fledgling management firm/record label Roc Nation is partnering with Universal Music Group in a multi-year deal, it was announced today (April 8). “We are

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Ray J, ‘I Hit It First’ — Singer Downplays Kim Kardashian-Inspired Song

Ray J, ‘I Hit It First’ — Singer Downplays Kim Kardashian-Inspired Song

Vandal Arts April 8, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Leaked! Randall Michelson, WireImage Ray J’s new song, “I Hit It First,” is not about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the singer insists. “It’s a song, it’s not about

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Diddy, Son’s Scholarship Drama: Singer Says He Isn’t Bothered by the Controversy

Diddy, Son’s Scholarship Drama: Singer Says He Isn’t Bothered by the Controversy

Vandal Arts April 8, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, News, Hip-Hop News, What’s Beef? AP Last year, Diddy‘s son, Justin, received a full $ 54,000 athletic scholarship to play football at University of California, Los Angeles, but some people didn’t

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Waka Flocka Flame Interview (Part 2): ‘Spartacus,’ Aliens, Feminism & More

Waka Flocka Flame Interview (Part 2): ‘Spartacus,’ Aliens, Feminism & More

Vandal Arts April 5, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, In House Gino DePinto, AOL Part One of our interview with Waka Flocka Flame illustrated the rapper’s fast-paced mind. From obsessing over high-end bottled water, to gushing over blockbuster

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Jay-Z & Beyonce Celebrate in Cuba, Amy Winehouse’s Dad Asks Beyonce for £100,000 & More

Jay-Z & Beyonce Celebrate in Cuba, Amy Winehouse’s Dad Asks Beyonce for £100,000 & More

Vandal Arts April 5, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News Getty Jay-Z and Beyonce were a pretty big deal in Cuba today. The power couple were spotted celebrating their five year anniversary at a restaurant in

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Waka Flocka Flame Is Completely Insane — EXCLUSIVE Interview (Part 1)

Waka Flocka Flame Is Completely Insane — EXCLUSIVE Interview (Part 1)

Vandal Arts April 4, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Gino DePinto, AOL Waka Flocka Flame is insane. Or, he’s got life all figured out. It’s hard to tell. When he walked into The Boombox office last week he

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DJ Clue Arrested for Drugs, Daddy Yankee Allegedly Photographed Kissing a Man & More

DJ Clue Arrested for Drugs, Daddy Yankee Allegedly Photographed Kissing a Man & More

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Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News, Busted Getty Images DJ Clue was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance and for driving with a suspended license. Clue was reportedly stopped at

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Miley Cyrus, Snoop Lion: ‘Ashtrays and Heartbreaks’ Song Premieres

Miley Cyrus, Snoop Lion: ‘Ashtrays and Heartbreaks’ Song Premieres

Vandal Arts April 3, 2013 0

Getty Images After teasing fans about her upcoming album, Miley Cyrus has finally unveiled a new project! Major Lazer premiered, “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” a new Snoop Lion track featuring Miley’s vocals. Diplo and Ariel

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Busta Rhymes Goes on Homophobic Rant in Miami Restaurant — REPORT

Busta Rhymes Goes on Homophobic Rant in Miami Restaurant — REPORT

Vandal Arts April 3, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop News, Busted Bryan Bedder, Getty Images If you do not get Busta Rhymes‘ cheeseburger order correct, then he might just come after you. The Miami New Times reports that the aging

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Chris Brown Says Drake Would be ‘Stupid’ to Respond to Diss, Cassie Drops New Song & More

Chris Brown Says Drake Would be ‘Stupid’ to Respond to Diss, Cassie Drops New Song & More

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Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News Getty Images After recently dissing Drake on Young Jeezy‘s “R.I.P. (Remix),” Chris Brown now says his rival would be “stupid” if he responds to the slight.

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Kid Cudi Is No Longer Signed to G.O.O.D. Music

Kid Cudi Is No Longer Signed to G.O.O.D. Music

Vandal Arts April 2, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images Kid Cudi has severed ties with G.O.O.D. Music, Kanye West’s boutique label, which he signed with back in the fall of 2008. “Everything is

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Buy The Notorious B.I.G.’s Childhood Apartment

Buy The Notorious B.I.G.’s Childhood Apartment

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Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Chris Walter, WireImage If you ever wanted to own the home of a hip-hop legend, now’s your chance. The apartment at 226 St. James Place that The Notorious B.I.G.

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Nicki Minaj Gets Freaky with Lil Wayne in ‘High School’ Video

Nicki Minaj Gets Freaky with Lil Wayne in ‘High School’ Video

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Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Hip-Hop Videos, Leaked! Telly Is there more to Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne’s relationship? Potentially, if the former’s new video for “High School,” from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The

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Rich Mafia, 20-Year-Old Miami Rapper Shot Dead, Wiz Khalifa Sues Promoter & More

Rich Mafia, 20-Year-Old Miami Rapper Shot Dead, Wiz Khalifa Sues Promoter & More

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Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News, R.I.P., Movies YouTube 20-year-old Kenneth Casilla, aka Rich Mafia, is the latest Miami rapper to fall victim to gun violence. Casilla was shot to death last

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‘Buckwild’ Star Shain Gandee Dies — Remember That Time He Rapped?

‘Buckwild’ Star Shain Gandee Dies — Remember That Time He Rapped?

Vandal Arts April 1, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, R.I.P. Youtube Shain Gandee, star of MTV reality show Buckwild, was found dead earlier today. According to CBS News, authorities had been searching for Gandee, his uncle and another

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On Anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s Death, Ex-Wife Janis Speaks — EXCLUSIVE Interview

On Anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s Death, Ex-Wife Janis Speaks — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Vandal Arts April 1, 2013 0

Filed under: Soul/R&B, R&B News, interviews Jim Britt, Michael Ochs Archives Twenty-nine years ago today (April 1), Marvin Gaye was shot by his father after an argument at his parents’ home in Los Angeles.

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Chris Brown, Rihanna: Singer Says ‘She Knows My Heart’

Chris Brown, Rihanna: Singer Says ‘She Knows My Heart’

Vandal Arts April 1, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Getty Images It seems wherever Chris Brown goes, he’s asked about that 2009 incident involving Rihanna. This morning (April 1), he stopped by “The Today Show,” where Matt Lauer

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Eazy-E’s Daughter To Release Documentary on Late Rapper

Eazy-E’s Daughter To Release Documentary on Late Rapper

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Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Ron Galella, Ltd., Ron Galella Collection Eighteen years after Eazy-E’s death — he died on March 26th, 1995, reportedly at the hands of AIDS — his daughter E.B. Wright

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Chris Brown, ‘Fine China’ — Singer Releases Michael Jackson-Inspired Video

Chris Brown, ‘Fine China’ — Singer Releases Michael Jackson-Inspired Video

Vandal Arts April 1, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News, Hip-Hop Videos, Soul/R&B Videos VEVO Drake diss aside, Chris Brown is moving full steam ahead with his new album X. To that end, we have the

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Rick Ross Does Not ‘Condone Rape,’ Despite Rapey Lyrics, J. Lo Too Diva for India & More

Rick Ross Does Not ‘Condone Rape,’ Despite Rapey Lyrics, J. Lo Too Diva for India & More

Vandal Arts March 30, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, R&B News, Hip-Hop Videos, Busted Larry Busacca, WireImage Rick Ross has responded to accusations that lyrics from his verse on “You Don’t Even Know” condone date rape. “There was

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Chris Brown Disses Drake on Young Jeezy ‘RIP’ Remix

Chris Brown Disses Drake on Young Jeezy ‘RIP’ Remix

Vandal Arts March 30, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Leaked! Getty Images In the ongoing saga of Chris Brown vs. Drake, Breezy (who we recently interviewed) has taken a direct shot at the Canadian MC on the remix

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Beyonce’s ‘I Been On’ Remix Features Bun B, Scarface, Slim Thug, Willie D, Z-Ro and Lil Keke

Beyonce’s ‘I Been On’ Remix Features Bun B, Scarface, Slim Thug, Willie D, Z-Ro and Lil Keke

Vandal Arts March 30, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News, Leaked! Soundcloud Beyonce’s keeping it trill for the remix to her hometown ode, “I Been On.” How trill? She recruited Texas natives Bun B, Z-Ro, Scarface,

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Lineup Announced for Downtown Music Festival in NYC — Includes Earl Sweatshirt, Black Hippy, Purity Ring & More

Lineup Announced for Downtown Music Festival in NYC — Includes Earl Sweatshirt, Black Hippy, Purity Ring & More

Vandal Arts March 29, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, R&B News downtownmusicfestivals.com The Downtown Music Festival just announced the lineup for their New York edition, happening May 10-11 in the Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The first set of

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Notorious B.I.G. Parody: Funny or Die Series ‘The Smalls Family’ Applies Biggie’s Rhymes to Suburban Life

Notorious B.I.G. Parody: Funny or Die Series ‘The Smalls Family’ Applies Biggie’s Rhymes to Suburban Life

Vandal Arts March 29, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Funny or Die Notorious B.I.G. and white suburbia don’t have much in common, but put the two together and you get hilarious results. “The Smalls Family” is a new

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Eve Premieres ‘Make It Out This Town’ Feat. Gabe Saporta Video

Eve Premieres ‘Make It Out This Town’ Feat. Gabe Saporta Video

Vandal Arts March 29, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Hip-Hop Videos Vevo Eve has been trying to make a comeback for the past few months and despite the fact that her first attempt “She Bad Bad” didn’t go

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Anthony DeCurtis, Clive Davis: Music Journalist Talks ‘Soundtrack of My Life’ — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Anthony DeCurtis, Clive Davis: Music Journalist Talks ‘Soundtrack of My Life’ — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Vandal Arts March 29, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Michael Stewart, Getty Images Journalists are usually the ones asking the questions, but legendary scribe Anthony DeCurtis has done enough in his 25-plus-years covering music that he can have

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Lil Wayne, Epilepsy: Singer Reveals Cause of Seizures

Lil Wayne, Epilepsy: Singer Reveals Cause of Seizures

Vandal Arts March 29, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop News Getty Images After experiencing multiple seizures earlier this month, Lil Wayne is talking about his health problems. In an interview with Power 106 on March 28, the rapper addressed his

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Diddy Tops Forbes List at $580 Million Net Worth, Mathew Knowles Denies ‘Rift’ With Beyonce & More

Diddy Tops Forbes List at $580 Million Net Worth, Mathew Knowles Denies ‘Rift’ With Beyonce & More

Vandal Arts March 29, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News AP Diddy has beaten out Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Birdman and 50 Cent to become Forbes’ wealthiest hip-hop artist of 2013, with an estimated net worth of

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Chris Brown Talks Rap, Punk & Graffiti: ‘Smoke a Blunt and Go Paint’ — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Chris Brown Talks Rap, Punk & Graffiti: ‘Smoke a Blunt and Go Paint’ — EXCLUSIVE Interview

Vandal Arts March 28, 2013 0

Filed under: Soul/R&B, R&B News, Exclusive Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup We interviewed Chris at his studio in Los Angeles last week. Everybody wants to know what Chris Brown is really like. “Did you like him? What

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Jay Shells, ‘Rap Quotes’ — Rap Lyrics Get Turned Into Street Signs

Jay Shells, ‘Rap Quotes’ — Rap Lyrics Get Turned Into Street Signs

Vandal Arts March 28, 2013 0

Youtube Rap lyrics can be confusing. But if you don’t feel like spending all your time on Rap Genius or Song Meanings, maybe you can learn a thing or two just by walking around

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Gucci Mane Denied Bond: Rapper Staying in Jail for Assaulting Soldier

Gucci Mane Denied Bond: Rapper Staying in Jail for Assaulting Soldier

Vandal Arts March 28, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Busted AP Photo, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Yesterday, The Boombox reported that Southern trap king, Gucci Mane, had turned himself in on assault chargers. According to The Associated Press, the rapper

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Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience’: Singer Opens Up About Relationship with Jay-Z

Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience’: Singer Opens Up About Relationship with Jay-Z

Vandal Arts March 27, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Youtube In a new interview with MySpace — which you might actually have to resign up for if you want to read — Justin Timberlake expounds on his relationship

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Waka Flocka Flame Talks Gucci Mane Beef and Selena Gomez — EXCLUSIVE

Waka Flocka Flame Talks Gucci Mane Beef and Selena Gomez — EXCLUSIVE

Vandal Arts March 27, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, What’s Beef? Gino DePinto, AOL Waka Flocka Flame stopped by The Boombox’s Manhattan office today to share a few anecdotes about life in New York, working with producer Lex

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Gucci Mane Jailed on Assault Charge

Gucci Mane Jailed on Assault Charge

Vandal Arts March 27, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Moses Robinson, WireImage ATLANTA (AP) – Rapper Gucci Mane was being held in jail on an assault charge after a fan told police the artist smashed a champagne bottle

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Motown Songwriter Deke Richards Dead at 68, Soulja Boy’s Fans Scold Him Over Sizzurp & More

Motown Songwriter Deke Richards Dead at 68, Soulja Boy’s Fans Scold Him Over Sizzurp & More

Vandal Arts March 27, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Soul/R&B, R&B News, Busted, R.I.P. Courtesy of UME Motown songwriter Deke Richards, who penned hits like the Jackson 5’s “ABC” and “I Want You Back” with production team the

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