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Jay Z & Beyonce Reportedly Working on Joint Album

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014


According to DJ Skee, Jay and Bey are working on a joint album. This is of course totally believable, as it would almost be financially irresponsible of them to NOT make an album together. The only thing about this revelation that is truly surprising is that it took them this long to do it. Skee broke the news on his recently launched DASH Radio channel earlier today, listen below.

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Gucci Mane Sentenced to 3 More Years in Prison

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014


Gucci has been locked up for about a year now, but you would hardly know it because he refuses to stop releasing new music. Here’s to hoping he still has a nice stash of unreleased tracks, because a judge on Monday sentenced him to an additional 3 years behind bars for assaulting a fan with a liquor bottle at the Harlem Nights club in Atlanta back in 2013. Last month he was sentenced to 39 months in federal custody on a firearms charge, but it is not clear whether this new sentence will run concurrently with that bid or not UPDATE: the sentences will run concurrently. Either way, it’s gonna be a minute until our boy is back on the streets.

via AJC

Previously: Gucci Mane – The Return Of Mr. Perfect (Album Stream)

Nacho Picasso – In The Trump (Prod. By Harry Fraud)

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014


Seattle based MC Nacho Picasso has just announced a new deal with Harry Fraud’s SRFSCHL imprint and with the news we get a new track. Check out the Fraud produced “In The Trump” below and look out for Nacho’s first project for the label to drop later this year.

Spotted: FADER

Previously: Blue Sky Black Death ft. Gucci Mane, Deniro Farrar, Nacho Picasso & Mack Shine – Keys

Troy Ave Announces the Money, Powder, Respect Tour

Monday, September 8th, 2014


This Thursday at Reggie’s in Chicago, our boy Troy will kick off his multi-state Money, Powder & Respect Tour. After a monumental summer which included a spot on the mainstage at Summer Jam, collaborations with some of NYC’s greatest and rumors of a deal with T.I.’s Grand Hustle (all done independently I might add), Ave looks to usher in the 4th quarter with live performances in Denver, Oakland, LA, and Vegas, as well as some smaller markets like Joliet, IL and Flint, MI. Check out the flyer above for the full schedule and look out for additional dates to be added soon. The New Music Cartel have signed on as media sponsors for the outing, so be sure to check back here and at our other sites soon for ticket and merch giveaways and exclusive coverage.

Ticket information for each date is available here. UPDATED with additional dates, check out the full schedule below.

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Kanye Says The Yeezy III Drops in November

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Good news if this sort of thing turns you on: Kanye says we can expect to see his Yeezy III’s (or YEEZi’s, depending on who you ask), which will be his first new shoe since inking a deal with adidas earlier this year, sometime in November. Check out the video above to see him speak on it during a performance in Perth, Australia at around the 2:30 mark. He had previously suggested that they would drop in June, but an adidas rep later corrected that estimate, saying we weren’t likely to see any merchandise until next year. Obviously, it would make alot of financial sense for adidas to get them into stores prior to the holiday shopping season, so I guess we’ll see.

via Sole Collector

Previously: Kanye West, Pharrell & YG – Live At 2014 Made In America Festival

The Weapons Case Against Jeezy is Very Weak

Friday, September 5th, 2014


It appears that the illegal firearms case brought against Jeezy and 5 of his associates last week by police in Irvine, CA could fall apart very soon. According to TMZ, the AK-47 assault rifle that was found on the rapper’s tour bus, and which prompted the arrests, is legally registered to Jeezy’s head of security. Jeezy and his crew were arrested on August 24th and spent several days in custody after they all refused to claim ownership of the weapon. Unfortunately for them, the security head was not on the bus to resolve the situation because he was sitting in a hospital after being shot in the hand during the Suge Knight shooting that same night.

TMZ even produced footage of the unidentified man standing outside of 1 OAK seeking medical attention:

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Suge Knight Shot 6 Times at 1 OAK in LA

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Suge Knight was reportedly shot 6 times during a MTV VMA Awards party hosted by Chris Brown at LA club 1 OAK last night. Very few details about what lead to the shooting are currently available, but shots were said to have rang out inside the club at around 1:30 am and at least two other clubgoers were also wounded. Celebrities like Game, Chris Brown and Tyson Beckford were present at the venue throughout the evening.

Knight is said to have walked out of the club despite his injuries and later underwent surgery. Right now he’s in ICU but is expected to recover.

UPDATED: Suge’s family has a released a statement about the incident.

“The family of Suge Knight ask that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray away from the negativity portrayed by the media. Suge is currently resting and has lost a lot of blood, he’s human. He’s done a lot of things for the community and the culture as a whole so we ask that you respect that.”

There are also unconfirmed rumors that Suge has succumbed to his wounds and passed away.

UPDATED: The Daily Beast spoke to some witnesses about the shooting.

UPDATED: TMZ spoke to comedian Katt Williams, who was with Suge at the time of the shooting, and he claims Suge was not the intended target, but was actually trying to protect somebody else from the gunfire.

“Suge knows who shot Suge”

UPDATED: As expected, Suge has nothing to say to investigators about who may have shot him.

A source tells us when they asked about the shooting … Suge acted disoriented, asking, “I was shot?”

UPDATED: 3 Days after taking 6 shots, Suge walks out of the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Previously: Suge Knight shot in Miami

J. Cole on the Ground in #Ferguson

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Not content to just dedicate “Be Free” to the memory of Michael Brown and call it a day, Jermaine traveled to Ferguson, MO yesterday to pay his respects at the location of Brown’s murder and speak with community members, protesters and police.

After things had seemingly settled down in the small Missouri town at the end of last week, shit continued to hit the fan last night after more aggressive action by law enforcement.

UPDATED: Beanie Sigel Released From Prison

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Beans back. Sigel has reportedly been released from federal custody. There’s not a whole lot of info on his release as of yet except for this pic from Philly’s HipHopSince1987, but we’ll update as info becomes available.

UPDATED: Confirmed by Spade-O

More pics below.

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Kendrick Lamar’s Short Film m.A.A.d to Debut at Sundance Next Fest

Thursday, July 31st, 2014


On August 9th, Kendrick Lamar and director Khalid Joseph will debut a 14-minute short film called m.A.A.d, which draws inspiration from K.Dot’s debut LP, good kid, m.A.A.d city. The film will help launch Sundance’s new Next Fest, a mini-film festival that will spotlight talented young directors on the rise.

A short description of the film from FADER‘s announcement:

“a kaleidoscope of storylines and ideas that defy typical categorization to explore new languages and new forms.”

That sounds awesome. Hit the jump to check out a flyer for Next Fest.

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