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Drake And Lil Wayne At Xfinity

"Believe Me," Lil Wayne and Drake's recent single, just reached the top spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.


Related Topix: Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Hartford, CT, Music, Entertainment

Thu Jul 31, 2014

This is Local London

Pair bring hope to jailed youths

Actor and music artist LL Cool J, left, with Russell Simmons at the juvenile detention section of Rikers Island jail A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor and musician LL Cool J. The pair visited Riker's Island's juvenile detention centre to mark the ... (more)


Related Topix: Celebrities, Black Entertainment, LL Cool J

Seattle Times

Kevin Gates: ordinary name, extraordinary Southern rapper | Concert preview

Kevin Gates, who brings his "By Any Means' tour to the Crocodile Friday, Aug. 1, has an average-sounding name, but the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based artist has become one of the leading voices from one of the central states in Southern rap since breaking out with last year's "The Luca It's a strong, 22-track collection of trunk-rattling beats and ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Lughnasadh, Holidays, Baton Rouge, LA, Pop/Rock, Lil Wayne, Hip-Hop

Russell Simmons -- Shaq's a Dope Rapper ... I Wish I Woulda Signed Him

Jay-Z , Kanye West , LL Cool J , who's missing? According to Russell Simmons it's Shaquille O'neal because the Hip Hop pioneer tells TMZ Sports he "wishes" he'd have signed Shaq to a record deal back in the day.


Related Topix: Jay Z Kanye West, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, LL Cool J, Shaquille o'neal

St. Augustine Record

O'Shea Jackson sentenced to 40 years in murder of Eric Felder

Alfreda Evans asked Judge Michael Traynor to forgo leniency for the man responsible for the murder of her brother Eric Felder in June 2011.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Black Entertainment, Ice Cube, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Swizz Beatz Shares Videos Of Jay Z & Timbaland Recording 'Versus'

It's been over a year since Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail caused a ruckus. Selling a million copies to Samsung users before it touched the masses, Hov's twelfth studio effort shared a glimpse into his studio sessions with Timbaland and Swizz Beatz via Samsung commercials that were in heavy rotation last summer.


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

Mill Creek re-releases 'Anaconda' to Blu-ray

Monster movies are one of the few genres that when done right really entertain, but have a high chance of going horribly wrong.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Watch: Rapper DMX freaks out on Orlando amusement ride

Rapper DMX lost his mind on a popular Orlando thrill ride, and a camera captured all of the hilarious action.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, DMX, Orlando, FL


[News] Eminem Can't Be Beat In Battle Rap, Says Royce Da 5'9

Royce Da 5'9, who helped organize this year's Total Slaughter, says no one can defeat his Bad Meets Evil partner, Eminem.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Eminem & Rihanna Prepare for Their Monster Tour

Eminem and Rihanna are gearing up for their joint, three-city Monster Tour, which will visit Slim Shady's hometown of Detroit, among other places.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop, Pasadena, CA


Rapper Iggy Azalea to Make Film Debut in Fast & Furious 7

Australian rap star Iggy Azalea is broadening her talents, making a cameo appearance in the upcoming film Fast & Furious 7 .


Related Topix: Fast & Furious, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Black Entertainment

NBC Action News

Ludacris to be honored at BMI Awards

Rapper LUDACRIS will be honored with the President's Award at the Broadcast Music, Inc. R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Los Angeles next month .


Related Topix: Ludacris, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

Body Count: Manslaughter [Reviews]

Released: Jun 10, 2014 Genre: Thrash Metal, Rap Metal, Crossover Thrash Label: Sumerian Records Number Of Tracks: 14 Body Count's first album in eight years showcases the rap/thrash metal fusion that once made them famous and successful.


Related Topix: Ice-T, N.W.a., Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Jay-Z, Celebrities

Metro Times

Faygo debuts new Cotton Candy flavor

Anyone familiar with the Detroit-based regional favorite knows more or less what to expect: sticky, sweet, and cheap.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Insane Clown Posse

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr. join N.W.A. Biopic

Aldis Hodge has been cast as MC Ren and Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella in Universal Pictures' N.W.A biopic, "Straight Outta Compton."


Related Topix: N.W.a., Ice Cube, Black Entertainment, Leverage, Entertainment, Television, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr.


[News] Tupac's Determination To Be Authentic Killed Him, According To Beastie Boys' Mike D

Beastie Boys' Mike D recently spoke on the passing of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac during an interview with Vanity Fair .


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[News] Jadakiss Reveals "Top 5, Dead Or Alive" & The Lox's "We Are The Streets 2" Details

Jadakiss recently revealed plans for his solo effort, Top 5, Dead Or Alive, and The Lox's We Are The Streets 2. " Top 5, Dead Or Alive will probably drop first because of contractually obligations with Def Jam," Jadakiss says in an interview with XXL .


Related Topix: Tecmo, Dead or Alive, Team Ninja, Video Games, The Streets, Hip-Hop, The Lox

The Washington Post

Busted, Dude: A weather rhyme that would make Young MC proud

But our mea culpa wasn't enough for CWG reader AsymptoticUnlimited who had to rub it in by penning a song parody.


Related Topix: SPM, Sports

The Detroit News

Justin Timberlake rocks bodies as only he can at Palace show

Justin Timberlake doesn't need an opening act. The pop superstar had the Palace of Auburn Hills all to himself Monday night, sharing it only with a sold-out crowd of around 15,000 fans and his 15-piece band, the Tennessee Kids.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Justin Timberlake, Auburn Hills, MI, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Detroit, MI

International Business Times

Cristiano Ronaldo Denies Hiring Lil Wayne on Twitter but TMZ Still...

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo walks off the pitch after the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 16, 2014.


Related Topix: Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment