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Royce 5'9"
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Happy Birthday, Royce da 5’9″!

Royce da 5'9", one of Detroit's elite rhyme-spitters, turns 38 years old today (July 5).

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Five Best Songs from Missy Elliott’s ‘The Cookbook’ Album

Missy Elliott's 2005 'The Cookbook' celebrates its 10th anniversary today (July 5). We picked the five best songs on the LP. Did your song make the cut?

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RZA
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Happy Birthday, RZA!

RZA, who is the leader of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, turns 46 years old today (July 5).

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Young Dolph Arrested Before Alabama Show, Puts Promoter on Blast [VIDEO]

Rapper Young Dolph was arrested prior to his scheduled concert performance in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday (July 3).

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Top Seven Moments of Day Two at Essence Music Festival 2015 [EXCLUSIVE]

The Essence Music Festival in New Orleans is in full swing. On day two, Friday (July 3), artists such as Slick Rick, India Arie and Charlie Wilson performed great sets. Here's our top seven moments on the second day of Essence Fest.

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Songs of the Week: DeJ Loaf, Action Bronson & Prince

To help you celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, we offer these three selections for your listening pleasure. Our Songs of the Week features DeJ Loaf, Action Bronson and Prince. Enjoy.

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Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj Fire Back at Joe Budden’s Thoughts on Their ‘Sappy’ Relationship

Another day, another Twitter beef. This time hip-hop couple Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj threw several volleys of disrespect to Joe Budden over comments he made about their relationship on his podcast.

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Happy Birthday, Fredo Santana!

Fredo Santana, one of the most recognizable figures from Chicago's drill scene, turns 25 years old today (July 4).

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Lil Wayne Free Weezy Album
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Lil Wayne Releases the ‘Free Weezy Album’ on TIDAL

Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, Lil Wayne delivers his long awaited project 'Free Weezy Album,' exclusively on TIDAL of which he’s a co-owner.

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Diddy Is No Longer Facing Felony Charges in UCLA Coach Assault, But Case Isn’t Over Yet

Good news for Diddy. The Bad Boy Records founder will reportedly not be charged with a felony following his arrest for assaulting a UCLA football coach.

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