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J. Cole Kendrick Lamar
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J. Cole Wanted to Sign Kendrick Lamar

Believe it or not, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar have a mutual respect for one another. So much so, that back in the days, the Roc Nation rhymer wanted to sign him to his own burgeoning record label.

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Kevin Gates Could Be Key Witness in Concert Shooting, Police Say

Did Kevin Gates witness a shooting at one of his concerts? That's what police want to ask him after gunfire broke out at a show he was performing at in Kentucky Sunday (Jan. 25).

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Bobby Shmurda & Migos Release New Songs From ‘Shmigo Gang’ Mixtape

Although Bobby Shmurda is still in prison, it looks like his collaborative mixtape with Migos, titled ‘Shmigo Gang,’ will actually see a release. The first two singles from the project were made available: a freestyle from the Atlanta trio and a new track from ATL rap newbie Rich the Kid.

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Eve & Jill Scott Offer Their Thoughts on Iggy Azalea’s ‘Blaccent’ [VIDEO]

For the past year, Iggy Azalea has been the most polarizing figure in hip-hop. Everyone has chimed in -- good and bad -- about the Aussie rapper’s cultural appropriation when it comes to the genre. Philadelphia superstars Eve and Jill Scott recently appeared on the 'Sway in the Morning' radio program and offered their thoughts on Azalea's success and how it impacts black artists.

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Cipha Sounds Leaves Hot 97 After 17 Years

New York radio is bidding farewell to a lauded veteran today. Hot 97 radio personality Cipha Sounds announced that he's leaving the station today (Jan. 27).

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Lil Wayne Is Taking Drake and Nicki Minaj With Him When He Leaves Cash Money

Lil Wayne isn't leaving Cash Money Records without a fight. The rapper promises he's not leaving the label without artists Drake and Nicki Minaj, both of which he brought to the roster.

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Common and John Legend to Perform ‘Glory’ at 2015 Oscars

After Common and John Legend's song 'Glory' won for Best Original Song at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, it became obvious the soulful cut written for the movie 'Selma' touched many, from critics to fans. It's likely the song will touch even more when the duo perform it at the 87th Academy Awards next month.

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Travis Scott
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Travi$ Scott Announces Rodeo Tour With Young Thug, Releases Two New Songs

2015 is the year of Travi$ Scott. After announcing his new album, 'Rodeo,' will arrive in March, the rapper is celebrating by going on the road and dropping two new tracks.

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N.E.R.D Transform Into SpongeBob Squarepants’ Friends in ‘Squeeze Me’ Video

N.E.R.D. transform into animated squares in the video for 'Squeeze Me,' a song featured in the soundtrack for 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.'

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‘Love & Hip Hop’ Season 5, Episode 6 Recap: Erica’s Mad Cyn and Rich Are Working Together, Mendeecees and Yandy Argue Over His Baby Mama, Peter Gunz Comes Clean

In this week's episode of 'Love & Hip Hop,' Erica Mena is furious that Rich Dollaz hires her ex-girlfriend Cyn Santana to rep his liquor company and Yandy and Mendeecees are having issues dealing with his baby mama.

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