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50 Cent Makes Stocks Skyrocket

Shares of Floridian-based company H&H Imports rose by 355% since New York rapper [twitter=50cent]50 Cent[/twitter] recently endorsed it. H&H Imports owns TVGoods, which owns worldwide

January 10, 2011 News
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Authorities Pursuing New Leads in Murder of B.I.G

Task forces composed of local and federal law enforcement agencies return to investigate the 1997 murder case of rapper Christopher Wallace, better known as The

January 07, 2011 News
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Kanye West Facing Lawsuit for Attacking a Photographer

[twitter=KanyeWest]Kanye West[/twitter] faces a lawsuit by a photographer who alleges the Chicago rapper and his entourage attacked him at a party underneath the Queensboro Bridge.

January 06, 2011 News
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T.I. Moved To Special Housing Unit After Getting Frisky With Wife

[twitter=tip]T.I.[/twitter], who is serving 11 months in a Arkansas Federal Prison on a probation violation, got into trouble during this weekend’s visit from his wife

January 06, 2011 News
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Waka Flocka Released on $40,000 Bond

As previously reported, [twitter=wakaflockabsm]Waka Flocka[/twitter] turned himself in to authorities for gun and drug related charges. On Wednesday night, the Atlanta rapper posted a $40,000

January 06, 2011 News
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Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday Certified Platinum

Young Money’s [twitter=NickiMinaj]Nicki Minaj[/twitter] continues to score numbers with her debut album, Pink Friday, as she passes the 1 million sales mark after only six weeks

January 05, 2011 News
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Nas May Package ”Lost Tapes 2” With New Album

[twitter=Nas]Nas[/twitter] reveals that he has started working on his new album, and that he may release the highly anticipated The Lost Tapes 2 in a

January 03, 2011 News
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Waka Flocka Surrenders To Police On Warrant Stemming From Home Raid

Atlanta rapper [twitter=wakaflockabsm]Waka Flocka Flame[/twitter] is currently being held on bond after he surrendered to authorities earlier today on multiple charges stemming from a December

January 03, 2011 News
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Xzibit Files for Bankruptcy

[twitter=XZIBIT]Xzibit[/twitter] has filed for bankruptcy last month, for the second time since July 2009. According to public records, Alvin Joiner owes close to $1 million

December 31, 2010 News
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Suge Knight Arrested For Murder Of Tupac A Hoax

Fourteen years later and the topic of [twitter=#]Tupac[/twitter]’s death is as controversial as ever. Earlier today, reports of Suge Knight being arrested for Tupac’s death

December 29, 2010 News
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Victim’s Step-Brother: “G-Dep Shouldn’t Have Confessed”

As previously reported, Diddy’s former protégé G-Dep confessed to fatally shooting a man in 1993. Robert Henkel, the stepbrother of the victim speaks on Dep’s

December 29, 2010 News
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DMX Transferred to Mental Health Unit

Earlier this month, Earl Simmons was sentenced to a year in prison after violating probation. During sentencing, the judge stated that she believes the Simmons

December 28, 2010 News
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Young Chris Thanks Fans for Support

As previous reported, Philadelphia rapper Young Chris was rushed to the hospital last night, in NYC. In better shape today, [twitter=YoungChris]Young Chris[/twitter] takes to Twitter

December 23, 2010 News
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Lil’ Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Seven Foot” Debuts In Top 10

[twitter=liltunechi]Lil Wayne’s[/twitter] back on the charts with the lead single “6 Foot 7 Foot” from the highly anticipated 2011 release, Tha Carter IV. “Six Foot 7

December 23, 2010 News
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BREAKING NEWS: Young Chris Collapses During NYC Performance

Philadelphia rapper Young Chris was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at Hot 97’s and Kodak’s Who’s Next concert at NYC’s S.O.B’s. [twitter=#]Young Chris[/twitter], born

December 23, 2010 News
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Nas Fans Create Petition In Hopes Of Lost Tapes 2 Release

[twitter=nas]Nas[/twitter] fans are taking it upon themselves to appeal to Mr. Jones for a sequel to The Lost Tapes. Following Lupe’s fan fashion, Nas’ devotees took

December 21, 2010 News
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Kanye West & Lil Wayne Top Best & Worst Albums For 2010 By Entertainment Weekly

[twitter=kanyewest]Kanye West[/twitter] continues to garner accolades for his latest album release, MBDTF, as Entertainment Weekly names it Best Album of The Year, calling it a dense, dazzling

December 20, 2010 News
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G-Dep Didn’t Know Man Had Died Before Confession; Facing Life Sentence

As Def Sounds reported, former Bad Boy artist G-Dep, born Trevell Coleman, confessed to shooting a man in 1993; however, when he turned himself in,

December 19, 2010 News
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Charles Hamilton Arrested for Assault Charges

Last week, Harlem rapper [twitter=charleshamilton]Charles Hamilton[/twitter] was arrested for assault. According to various reports yet to be confirmed, Hamilton allegedly caused a disturbance while running

December 18, 2010 News
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Former Bad Boy Artist G-Dep Confesses To ’93 Murder

Former [twitter=iamdiddy]Diddy[/twitter] protégé G-Dep, born Trevell Coleman, confessed to fatally shooting a man in 1993. According to the New York Post, the 36-year-old rapper walked into the

December 18, 2010 News
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50 Cent Launches G-Note Records; Hot Rod First Artist Signed

50 Cent launches a new division of G-Unit, G-Note Records, which will be home to R&B, Pop and other genres outside of Hip Hop. [twitter=officialhotrod

December 18, 2010 News
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Rick Ross: Ashes To Ashes Tracklist + Artwork

Tracklist and artwork for [twitter=rickyrozay]Rick Ross’s[/twitter] forthcoming project, Ashes To Ashes, has been revealed. Drop happens on Xmas eve. 

December 17, 2010 News
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Debra Antney: Police Raid Another Case of Harassment

As Def Sounds previously reported, [twitter=WakaflockaBSM]Waka Flocka[/twitter]’s Georgia home was raided in suspicion of prostitution as well as a search for anything in connection with

December 17, 2010 News
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Waka Flocka’s Georgia Home Raided

[twitter=WakaFlockaBSM]Waka Flocka[/twitter]’s Georgia home was raided early this morning which led to the detainment of Gucci Mane’s and Waka’s mother, Debra Antney. According to TMZ,

December 16, 2010 News
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DMX Sentenced To One Year In Jail

DMX appeared in court today as a Maricopa County Superior Court judge revoked the troubled rappers’ probation from a 2009 conviction stemming from charges of

December 16, 2010 News
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50 Cent Sued for Copyright Infringement on “I Get Money”

While [twitter=50cent]50 Cent[/twitter] pursues his film career, his legal team will be occupied  handling the latest copyright infringement lawsuit brought against the New York rapper.

December 15, 2010 News
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Talib Kweli Gutter Rainbows Info + Tracklist

Brooklyn rapper [twitter=realtalibkweli]Talib Kweli[/twitter] inked a deal with Javotti Media/3D Digital Only to release his fifth studio album, Gutter Rainbows,  expected to drop Jan. 25,

December 15, 2010 News
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Beanie Sigel Claims Dame Dash Stole $11 Million From Him

In a recent interview with Star and Buc Wild on Philly’s 103 The Beat, [twitter=beaniebully]Beanie Sigel[/twitter] alleges that Dame Dash stole $11 million from him

December 15, 2010 News
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