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Young Jeezy Sued for $5 Million, Shyne Disses Diddy, Rick Ross Calls on David Copperfield & More

Young Jeezy is being sued by his former business partner Kinky B (?) for $5 million. The latter claims the rapper cut him out of the profits from his CTE distribution deal with Def Jam. Kinky B, though?

DJ Khaled recently discussed hi

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Mark Seliger for Rolling Stone
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President Obama Covers Rolling Stone Magazine, Jams With the Roots on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Offering riffs on Mick Jagger and reflections on race, President Barack Obama is capping a week devoted to courting young votes with a Rolling Stone magazine cover interview that segues from presidential musings on politics to foreign policy to pop culture.

Sounding an election-year theme, Obama tells the magazine that Mitt Romne

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Lloyd Bishop, NBC
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John Legend, ‘Jimmy Fallon’: Singer Covers Springsteen’s ‘Dancing in the Dark’ — Video

Bruce Springsteen Week continues on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.' Following a Kenny Chesney cover of 'I'm on Fire' and a performance by the man himself, John Legend and the Roots took the stage last night to perform a cov

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David Wolff - Patrick, WireImage
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J. Cole Performs ‘Can’t Get Enough’ on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ — Video

Grammy nominee J. Cole appeared on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' last night, where he performed 'Can't Get Enough,' the second single from his debut, 'Cole World: The Sideline Story.'

Though crooner Trey Songz, who lent his vocals to the hook, was absent at the 'Fallon' performance, Questlove and The Roots provided a typically

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
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Flo Rida to Perform ‘Good Feeling’ on ‘Jimmy Fallon’s Super Bowl Special’

Sunday night (Feb. 5), after the Giants and Patriots have battled it out at Super Bowl XLVI, one team will be entitled to some pretty hardcore celebrating. Should the winning squad want to hear Flo Rida's 'Good Feeling'

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Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images
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Wale Performs ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ — Video

Maybach Music Group signee Wale hit the stage at the 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' show Wednesday night (Jan. 18). The D.C. native welcomed crooner Miguel to perform alongside him as he rapped through 'Lotus Flower Bomb,

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Diana Levine
Diana Levine
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Betty Wright: Lil Wayne Has ‘Total Recall,’ LP Is a ‘Movie’

If Betty Wright comes off as no-nonsense, abrupt even, she's not in a rush to apologize about it. "When I'm in recording sessions, I'm real good for saying, 'Child, y'all are going to have to slow that down,'" muses the 57-year-old soul singer-songwriter-producer. "I have to be honest and real. That's just me." Maybe s

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Scott Gries, Getty Images
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Jay-Z ‘Unplugged’ Album: Hip-Hop Experts Revisit Each Song

Ten years ago today (Dec. 18), Jay-Z changed the face of hip-hop. Wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt, flanked by the legendary Roots crew in an MTV studio, the Brooklyn native went through 13 of his hits for the 'MTV Unplugged' series, filmed a month prior to the release of the 'Jay-Z: Unplugged' album. There are a few points to note about the importanc

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Noel Vasquez, Getty Images
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The Roots Play ‘Undun’ Songs on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ — Video

As Jimmy Fallon pointed out last night (Dec. 6) on 'Late Night,' he's "so lucky" to have house band the Roots on the show every night. They're a versatile crew that can play with just about anyone, but they're also pretty great on their own.

Since yesterday saw the release of the Roots

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Atlantic Records
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Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa Perform on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa dropped by 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' last night (Dec. 5), where the stoner duo performed their new single 'Young, Wild & Free,' from the upcoming cannabis comedy 'Mac and Devin Go to High School.'

Introducing themselves in character as Mac and Devin, Snoop and his pothead protégé blazed through their

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