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‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: Yandy Is in the Dark About Mendeecees’ Legal Issues, Saigon and Erica Fight

On the latest episode of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York,' Yandy puts her foot down and tells Rich Dollaz that she is no longer interested in signing Amina to their record label. "Usually money is money to me. But this is just really close to home with me," she tells Tara while they're working out at the gym.

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Tara Peter Gunz
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‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4, Episode 4 Recap: Tara Trashes Peter Gunz’s Stuff, Erica Mena & Rich Dollaz Reunite

Peter Gunz is still in this dog house this week. Tara claims to be done with him since she now knows he and Amina are married. In the aftermath, Peter returns to the apartment he shares with Tara looking sorry, but she has no sympathy for him. This is one double-crossed lover who won't be played with. For starters, she throws all of his belongings out on the street.

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Saigon
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Saigon

New York-born rapper Saigon hasn't always had good luck in releasing his music to the world, but has yet to somehow remain relevant in hip-hop circles with an endless string of controversy that seems to follow him. This time, he does it again, resurfacing as one of the new castmembers of VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop: New York' season 4.

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20 Years Ago: A Tribe Called Quest Release ‘Midnight Marauders’

The year was 1993. Hip-hop, only about 20 years old, was dipped in gold. It had reached around the world, a long journey from its origins as a culture created by the improvising youth of New York City. On Nov. 9, A Tribe Called Quest -- Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (by this point original member Jarobi had become the "sometimes 'Y'") -- delivered their third studio album, 'Midnight Marauders,’ a defining moment in rap's Golden Era.

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Rich Dollaz
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‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4, Episode 2 Recap: Peter Gunz Has 99 Problems, Rich Dollaz Is a ‘Cornball’

Peter Gunz continues to hide his wife Amina from the world. But she isn't going to be kept a secret for long and tells Rich Dollaz about their nuptials. An outraged Peter finds out and her plan backfires. “Don’t tell nobody we’re married,” he demands. Aren't side chicks a secret, not wives? These seem to be new rules he's following.

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R. Kelly
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New Music Releases — December 2013

As 2013 comes to a close within the next two months, there's one word to describe the year in music: thrilling. There are a few rappers and singers who want to stick with that theme once they release their new albums next month. The December projects consist of names we already know and love.

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Most Business Savvy Artists
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10 Most Business Savvy Rappers and Singers

We've all heard the stories about artists making it big and then going broke, turning to reality TV shows and taking other desperate measure to replenish their lost money. However, there are a few music tycoons who found ways to turn a few hit songs into multi-million dollar machines by delving into fashion, cosmetics, technology and other industries.

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