Hip-Hop News Round Up! (23/04/12-24/04/12)

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Nas Announces Release Date For 10th Album, “Life Is Good”

Def Jam Recordings and Nas have officially announced a July 17 release for the rapper’s tenth studio album, Life Is Good.

The first single from Life Is Good, ”Nasty,” hit airwaves last August and sparked the much-talked about notion that Nas would be releasing his new album before the end of the calendar year, which came and went.

Nas’ next single, “Daughters,” which was produced by No I.D. will be released on May 1, four days after the visual for his current single, “The Don,” hits the ‘Net.

Here's the trailer for 'The Don':



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Phonte ft. Evidence & Big K.R.I.T. “The Life Of Kings” <3



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Ma$e Hit with $124,000 Tax Bill By IRS

Ma$e, who topped the charts with singles like “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” and “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” is reportedly working on tracks for French Montana’s upcoming release Excuse My French, as well as Rick Ross’ pending album God Forgives I Don’t.

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#IFWT Exclusive : Slight Work (Remix) – @Wale Ft. French Montana, Diddy & Mase



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Wiz Khalifa Surprised by Kanye West Shout-out on ‘Way Too Cold’


“I’ve gone a long time without anybody ever saying my name out loud like that,” the Pittsburgh MC told Funkmaster Flex while promoting his new single “Work Hard Play Hard.” “It wasn’t a bad thing, it was just the fact that it was my name. It was wild, but it wasn’t nothing negative. Everybody got positive from it.”

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New Music: Wiz Khalifa & Chevy Woods – ‘I Got 5 on It (Freestyle)’


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Yelawolf Returns To the Road After Rupturing Spleen

Yelawolf suffered from a ruptured spleen in March of 2012, forcing him abruptly end his tour after a stop in Wisconsin.

Today (April 20), Yelawolf announced that he is launching a new world tour starting tomorrow in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The rapper has 26-dates lined up, ranging from clubs to festivals like
Bonnaroo Music and the H2O Music Festival.

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Hip-Hop Rumors: Cam’Ron Throws Shots At Kanye West and Kim Kardashian!

Cam’Ron took to Twitter over the weekend to take a few shots at Kanye West and his new boo, Kim Kardashian. Kim K. instagrammed a photo of her and Yeezy wearing matching Jordan Cement 3′s in NYC, and Cam re-tweeted the photo and called Kim a h*e, among other insults.


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Exclusive FLICKS: Ice T’s Upcoming Doc “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap”

Directed by Ice T, a bonafide Hip-Hop legend and one of our favorite actors on “Law & Order SVU” these days, the film “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap” takes a look at rap music’s evolution. The documentary gives us access to the personal lives of many of Hip-Hop’s pioneers, including Doug E. Fresh, KRS One, Rakim, MC Lyte, Marley Marl, Ice Cube, Nas, Snoop Dogg, and many more!



“Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap” hits theaters on June 15.

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