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1 min ago | Switched

Ice Cube Reveals Why Eazy-E's Son Was Rejected For N.W.A Biopic, 'Straight Outta Compton'

N.W.A's highly anticipated forthcoming biopic, "Straight Outta Compton" has received a lot of attention in recent weeks from the film's controversial casting process to rumors of Eazy-E's son, Eric Wright Jr., anger after not being able to portray his father in the film.

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4 hrs ago | NME

V Festival adds Goldie Lookin Chain, Jhene Aiko

Goldie Lookin Chain and Jhene Aiko lead the latest announcement with the Welsh comedy rap crew and US US R&B singer set to perform at both legs of this year's event next month .

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Pop/Rock, The Stranglers

8 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

The Beyonce brand

Beyonce and Jay Z perform during their On The Run tour at Toronto's Rogers Centre earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Jay-Z

Fri Jul 25, 2014

TMZ.com

Shaq -- Rap Audition for Pharell ... Put Me On the NBA 2K15 Soundtrack

Shaquille O'Neal wants to get BACK IN THE RAP GAME ... for real ... and he's so serious, he just made a freestyle rap audition video for Pharrell .

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Shaquille o'neal

Billboard

Watch Channing Tatum Rap With Biz Markie at Comic-Con

When you think of a 3-D computer-animated film produced by Guillermo del Toro, you immediately think of proudly off-key rapper Biz Markie , right? Well, probably not, but all the fans at the Book of Life panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday were treated to Markie's signature hit, "Just a Friend," live and in person, for no apparent reason.

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Billboard

Shaq Comes Out of Rap Retirement to Get on Pharrell's...

When Pharrell Williams said he was "pumped and excited" to be curating the NBA 2K15 soundtrack, he probably didn't realize he'd be getting a very special submission from one Shaquille O'Neal.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Shaquille o'neal

Mirror.co.uk

As Tulisa is convicted of a drunken assault: Other famous faces who lost their cool

A former X Factor judge may be the latest star to have let things get physical, but she's definitely not the first Pop bad girl Tulisa may have been found guilty of taking a swing at someone , but she's not the first celeb to be accused of trying to throw a punch or two.

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Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop

Post and Courier

#FreeBoosie: Freed rapper Lil Boosie expected to perform at Ladson fairgrounds Saturday

Event organizers say they expect at least 2,000 people to attend a car and bike show Saturday in Ladson.

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Related Topix: Ladson, SC, Lil Boosie

Raptors Republic

Re: ICYMI: Lou Williams Can Spit

Have to say that compared to the hip hop I grew up with - Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Pharcyde, etc.

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Related Topix: De la Soul, Hip-Hop, Black Entertainment, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Pharcyde, People under the Stairs

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Reuters

'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album

The past week for "Weird Al" Yankovic has been a little weird by the standards of the curly-haired, accordion-playing, oddball master of pop music parody.

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Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock, Dance, Black Entertainment, Michael Jackson, Coolio

103JAMZ.com

T.I. Talks New Album 'Paperwork'

Actor, family man and reigning King of the South, rapper T.I. recently stopped by Houston's 93.7 The Beat where he chatted it up with the station's Devi Dev and Mr. Rogers.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, T.I.

Business Journal

'Ride Along 2' filmmakers may reconsider returning to South Florida

Filming for "Ride Along 2," a movie starring Olivia Munn , Kevin Hart and Ice Cube , wrapped up filming in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, but a fee could make it difficult for at least one major production company to consider filming here again.

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Related Topix: Olivia Munn, Hot Chicks, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Black Entertainment, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Daily Caller

Kid Rock Ordered To Produce Glass Sex Toy In Insane Clown Posse Case

Kid Rock allegedly has an important glass dildo in his possession, and he's been ordered to turn it over as evidence in a sexual harassment suit against a rapping clown duo called Insane Clown Posse.

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Related Topix: Insane Clown Posse, Conservative Political News

Voice of America

Gunmen Kill 2 Finnish Aid Workers in Afghanistan

Afghan medical workers move the dead body of a foreign female aid worker who was employed by the International Assistance Mission, in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, July 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Europe, Finland, Iam

Dallas Observer

The 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos Opens Up in Ohio

The fifteenth-annual Gathering of the Juggalos kicked off on Wednesday, July 24, 2014 at Thornville, Ohio's Legend Valley Music Venue, marking a move away from the more remote setting of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois for the Pyschopathic Records-sponsored festival that attracts Insane Clown Posse fans from all walks of life.

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Related Topix: Thornville, OH, Insane Clown Posse

International Business Times

Snoop Dogg Claims Smoking Pot in White House

American rapper Snoop Dogg said that he had smoked marijuana at the U.S. President's residence.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Marijuana, Michelle Obama

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Washington Post

White House gave Oa Malley a bum rap on immigration

O'Malley deserves applause and support, not misleading White House leaks, for urging Americans to provide decent temporary housing for the tens of thousands of young migrants who have fled violence and poverty in Central America.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Maryland, CNN, US Politics, US News

Star-Telegram.com

Musician Nas finds his family tree in PBS series

When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welcomed the opportunity.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Nas, The Roots, Hip-Hop, Cameras

Perez Hilton

Coolio's New Music Video Is So NSFW It's Being Released On A Porn ...

The 50-year-old rapper is going from Gangsta's Paradise to Porno Paradise in the vid for his song Take It To The Hub .

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HipHopDx

[Interviews] Young Chop Says, "I Don't Even Know What Drill Music Is"

Exclusive: In addition to running down his work with Puff Daddy and Kanye West, Young Chop explains why Chicago artists determine the definition of "Drill."

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Puff Daddy, West Chicago, IL, Twista

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