Hip-Hop News Round Up! (03/05/12 -- 06/05/12)

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Justin Bieber and 50 Cent Walk to the Ring with Floyd Mayweather

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Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, and Justin Bieber Celebrate Floyd Mayweather’s Victory

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Other fight night sightings included Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Birdman, and Jermaine Dupri.


Rappers Tapped For Second Season Of VH1′s “Single Ladies”

“Single Ladies,” which is executive produced by rapper/actress Queen Latifah, stars LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea and newcomer Denise Vasi, as single women in Atlanta searching for love, romance and relationships.

Season two of “”Single Ladies” will feature rappers like Big Boi, T.I., Eve, Romeo and even Queen Latifah herself.

Other guests this season include Flex Alexander, Harold “House” Moore, La La Anthony, Lauren London, Michelle Van Der Water, Omar Gooding, Paula Patton,Tony Rock, William Levy and others.


Nas Has a Date with Destiny in ‘Daughters’ Video

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Is It Drake Or Common Who Is Making Serena Williams Swear Off Dating For The Next Decade?

“I have given up on dating; it just hasn’t worked out well for me...I just can’t go through that anymore. It was hard. I just have to remove myself from that atmosphere for about the next decade or so I can’t get involved.”

Okay, so was it Drake that broke her heart or Common? Considering that Common still speaks so highly of her, I put my money on Drake being the culprit.

Who do you think broke Serena’s heart?


Hot 97 Announces Lineup For “Summer Jam 2012″

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New York radio station Hot 97 has officially unveiled their lineup for their 2012 Summer Jam music concert, which will be held on Sunday June 3, at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

This year, as they have done in the past, Hot 97 rounded up some of the top industry names to perform on the Hot 97 main stage.

The 2012 lineup includes Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Wale, DJ Khaled, Waka Flocka, Trey Songz, Maino, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Mavado, Tyga and “a colossal amount of surprise celebrity guests will conquer the main stage.”


Cam’ron ft. T.I. – In The Jungle

This appears on The Syndicate’s mixtape Fuck You and samples “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” from the movie “The Lion King”.


Shyne Appears In Ukraine To Address Religious Leaders

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Rapper Shyne made an appearance at the “Global Winds of Change” conference, were he addressed the role of religion in music and the media.

The “Global Winds of Change: Religions’ Role in Today’s World” conference was organized by Ukrainian member of Parliament and President of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, Oleksandr Feldman.

Shyne joined a delegation of top leaders from the Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Buddhist faiths in Kiev, Ukraine last week.

The rapper spoke to the audience and explained his goals for the music he is creating.

“I use my music as a way to communicate a message of hope and determination,” Shyne said. “My goal is not to preach to someone to behave in a certain way or observe a certain lifestyle. There are many paths to honor God and I try to speak in simple terms to be a good person.”

Shyne converted to Orthodox Judaism, while serving a 10-year prison sentence for his role in a shootout involving Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jennifer Lopez in 1999.


Double Up: Gang Starr’s “Daily Operation” Marks Its 20th Anniversary

While Gang Starr’s musical catalog has come to a halt with the unfortunate passing of Guru in 2010, the legacy of the collective lives on.
Today marks the 20-year anniversary of GS’s third group effort, Daily Operation.
Topically, the album showcased a variety of subjects that laid the groundwork for street-oriented, yet socially aware, early ‘90s East Coast rap.


Video: DJ Khaled ft. Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne – Take It To The Head (Behind The Scenes)


EXCLUSIVE: Opening Arguments Begin In Lil Boosie Murder Case

Opening arguments began on Saturday (May 5) in front of a packed courtroom in the first degree murder trial of Baton Rouge rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch.


New Music: Meek Mill – ‘Ready or Not’

Meek Mill continues to drop material in advance of Monday’s release of his mixtape Dreamchasers 2. Rick Ross’ protégé, who turns 25 tomorrow, remixes the Fugees’ 1996 classic “Ready or Not.”


MORE MEEK MILL: feat. Big Sean /  feat. Drake

Hip-Hop Rumors: Lil’ Wayne The Movie Star?

Birdman is planning to expand into the world of film and plans to cast his “son” Lil’ Wayne as the star of the upcoming film, Rich Gang. Details about the film are sketchy, but it will be one of several film projects via Birdman’s latest business venture, Cash Money Films.

Birdman wouldn’t reveal if the film will be scripted or a documentary style film, but his confidence in his artist as actors seems very apparent.

“I would like them for just be themselves. I’m not gonna tell no nigga to go to acting school. Just be yourself. We’re excited as a brand about it. Tyga, everybody is like, ‘Stunna, let’s do a movie.’ We got a few of them lined up and we gonna shoot them.”



Video: Birdman & Mack Maine f/ Kendrick Lamar & Ace Hood – ‘B Boyz’


DMX Announces New Release Date, Biggie Feature For His “Undisputed” Album

DMX is set to make his return to the rap game with the release of his new album, Undisputed, on June 26, AllHipHop.com has learned.

“X is very excited to release this project,” said DMX’s publicist, Domenick Nati. “This album has a lot of hits on it, and his fans will see that it’s been worth the wait. Undisputed will prove to the world that DMX is back!”


Pusha T “I Don’t Like (Remix)” [Extended Verse]

Felt cheated by Pusha T’s verse on the “I Don’t Like” G.O.O.D. Music remix? Well, Hologram P comes through with the extended version of his verse. Ughck…


ScHoolboy Q Working With 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Danny Brown and Childish Gambino

“I just did a feature for Lloyd Banks’ new project, V6,” Q told XXLMag.com while on tour in Connecticut. “Me and 50 [Cent] about to do some shit. I got some shit I’ma do with A-Track, Danny Brown, Childish Gambino—he just hit me up last night.”

The Los Angeles native gave a few details on the joint with Banks, and promised it would be one to remember. “It’s a dope track,” he continued. “Real mellow. I heard his verse, he gave me direction. I don’t ever do verses for people if they don’t give me no type of direction. If that’s the case, it might as well be my song. They don’t necessarily have to give me a verse, but a hook or something.”


Video: Dos Cadenas 2 Chainz ft. Drake – No Lie (Behind The Scenes)


Eclectic rapper Cee Lo Green has been hired to remix the legendary “Meow Mix” cat food jingle.

Cee Lo used his Parisian kitty “Purrfect the Cat” to update the remix, which has not been heard on the television for over 16 years.

“Purrfect was thrilled to hear about this new deal with Meow Mix cat food,” Cee Lo Green, said. “That sultry purr of hers is perfect for a modernized remix of the iconic Meow Mix jingle. Watch out cats!”

Cee Lo Green’s cat even has 50,000 followers on Twitter, making the feline a valuable marketing tool for the rapper as well.

According to a recent survey conducted by Kelton Research, five percent of Americans believed that if their cat could talk, it would sound like Cee Lo Green.

The new version of the “Meow Mix” theme song can be heard at www.MeowMix.com.


Celebrities React to Adam Yauch’s Death
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The untimely death of Adam Yauch sent shockwaves through the hip-hop community and beyond. As a founding member of the pioneering group the Beastie Boys, MCA helped paved the way for many of today’s artists. Some of his peers and those he inspired took to Twitter to mourn his loss and pay respect to the rapper, who passed away at 47.

Jay-Z: May a great musical pioneer rest in peace. Our prayers go out to his family, as his hip hop family mourns our loss and celebrates his life.

Eminem: Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it’s obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others. They are trailblazers and pioneers and Adam will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, Mike D., and Ad-Rock.

Rev Run: R I P Adam… I’m devastated. Praying for Adam Yauch’s family from the legendary Beastie Boys. Youll be missed!

Nas: RIP MCA!!!! – My prayers go out to The Beastie Boys and their families.

Ludacris: R.I.P. MCA from the Beastie Boys. He was an integral part of building the Def Jam label that I am a part of today. Condolences to the Fam

Q-Tip: RIP yauch and thank u mike and adam n adam 4 all of your help, the tours, the bball games, n great times. a humanitarian a tru friend

Russell Simmons: I was always inspired by his work. He will be missed by all of us.

DJ Jazzy Jeff: RIP Adam (MCA) of The Beastie Boys. This is happening wayy too much.

Jazze Pha: Adam Yauch aka MC. A Of the Beastie Boys Died?… He was My Favorite!!!

Estelle: RIP Adam Yauch of the LEGENDARY Beastie Boys … damn.

Big Daddy Kane: Rest in peace MCA of the Beastie Boys. A pioneer, legend & OG that will be missed.

Snoop Dogg: RIP MCA U are a Legend and a pioneer. #BeastieBoys4life

Common: God Bless the soul of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys. RIP

Rob Thomas: holy shit. R.I.P. ADAM YAUCH. MCA, you will be missed.

DJ Drama: Sad news… RIP MCA of the Beastie Boys… We just lost another member of hiphop royalty

Bun B: Salute to the OG.


Linkin Park: We’re sad to learn about the death of MCA. Our condolences to the Beastie Boys and Adam’s family.

Childish Gambino: Adam Yauch was an amazing artist and one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. His music was some of my favorite. Truly saddened. RIP MCA.

Diplo: Mca Adam Yauch RIP… Im sittin in the former g son studios.. Flying the flag half mast today…. Rap/punk hero, philanthropist, legend

MC Hammer: R.I.P. Adam Yauch Beastie Boys #RIPMCA

Lenny Kravitz: Rest in peace MCA. You are a legend. No sleep ’till Brooklyn. Lenny

Big Boi: #RIPMCA the First Tape I ever bought as a kid was The Beastie Boys , Stank ya for the inspiration

Cee Lo Green: Now playing: something’s got to give: BEASTIE BOYS R.I.P. M.C.A. One of the best hip-hop groups of all time!much love to MIKE-D and AD-ROCK

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