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The Game Celebrates 34th Birthday In LA

Game and friend at Damien Wayans birthday party

The other night, Supreme Team hosted The Game’s official birthday celebration, an all black “Black Friday Affair” in Los Angeles at Friday Night Rox at Roxbury. Among those on hand for the rapper’s birthday were Wiz Khalifa, Ty $, Too Short, Joe Moses and Laura Govan. Wiz kept the bottles of Ace of Spades coming and enjoyed several spliffs, while Game opted for Dom Perignon Luminous. Game also took to the mic to thank everyone for coming out in his honor, but then kept a low profile. Ty $ went on the mic to perform his hit single, ‘Paranoid’. Check out additional pictures after the cut. Continue reading

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Nicki Minaj Slams Steven Tyler For “Racist” ‘American Idol’ Criticism

Nicki Minaj holds a sword, which judging by the 'American Idol' judge's reaction to Steven Tyler's comments, she may want to use on the Aerosmith frontman

Nicki Minaj blasted former ‘American Idol’ judge Steven Tyler moments ago after hearing the Aerosmith frontman said that friction between the ‘Va Va Voom’ singer and her new fellow ‘Idol’ judge Mariah Carey could be damaging to the show’s contestants. Tyler suggested that in the case of ‘Idol’ winner Phillip Phillips was the kind of artist that flourished because the judges didn’t have a contentious relationship. Minaj took the comment as racist because of their differing genres, rather than anything to do with how well she gets along with Mariah impacting the ‘Idol’ hopefuls.

“They should have something going on, which is called ‘camaraderie’,” Tyler argued, adding, “These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they’re in New York City, they’re scared to death; you’re not going to get the best [out of them]. If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying.”

Minaj told her Twitter followers (@nickiminaj):

Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven’t seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet!

I understand you really wanted to keep your job but take that up with the producers. I haven’t done anything to you. That’s a racist comment

You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? Why? Black? Rapper? What? go fu** yourself and worry about yourself babe.

When Steven 1st went on Idol he was ridiculed by his peers & fans alike. Called a sell out. So what does he do? Ridicule the next judge.

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Big K.R.I.T. Releases Debut Album ‘Live From The Underground’

Big K.R.I.T. 'Live From The Underground'

Big K.R.I.T. released his debut studio album ‘Live From The Underground’ on Tuesday (June 5) via Def Jam. The album had been scheduled for release last September but sample difficulties pushed it back. Guest appearances on the release include 2 Chainz, 8Ball & MJG, Ludacris, Bun B, Anthony Hamilton, Melanie Fiona, Devin the Dude, Big Sant and Ms. Linnie.

When asked about the album title in an interview with MTV News, the Meridian, Mississippi rapper said, “Man, ’cause I’m still underground at heart. At the end of the day, the type of music that I make, the type of sound I’m trying to create, is definitely being underground and Southern hip-hop.”

1. “LFU300MA” (Intro)
2. “Live from the Underground”
3. “Cool 2 Be Southern”
4. “I Got This” (W. Hutch)
5. “Money on the Floor” (featuring 8Ball & MJG & 2 Chainz) (M. Goodwin)
6. “What U Mean” (featuring Ludacris) (C. Bridges)
7. “My Sub (Pt. 2: The Jackin’)”
8. “Don’t Let Me Down”
9. “Porchlight” (featuring Anthony Hamilton) (L. Richie)
10. “Pull Up” (featuring Big Sant & Bun B) (B. Freeman)
11. “Yeah Dats Me”
12. “Hydroplaning” (featuring Devin the Dude) (D. Copeland)
13. “If I Fall” (featuring Melanie Fiona)
14. “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”
15. “Praying Man” (featuring B.B. King)
16. “Live from the Underground (Reprise)” (featuring Ms. Linnie)

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Prodigy Releases Third Solo Album ‘H.N.I.C. 3′ July 3rd

Prodigy of the rap duo Mobb Deep will release his third solo album ‘H.N.I.C. 3′ on July 3rd. The album marks the first full length release on Infamous Record. The imprint, which inked a distribution deal with Sony/RED Distribution last year, released the Mobb Deep EP Black Cocaine at the end of 2011.

For the current project, Prodigy has enlisted producers The Alchemist, S.C., Young L, Sid Roams, Ty Fyffe and Beat Butch. Among other guest appearances, Wiz Khalifa joins the HNIC on “Co-Pilot” while T.I. guest stars on the track “What’s Happening” which he also produced. Havoc lends a verse on “Who You Bullsh****n” and Willie Taylor of Day 26 provides the hook for the track “My Angel.”

The album will be released in both physical and digital formats and it will be available in a variety of versions: the regular full length version in dirty and clean versions (sixteen tracks), the Deluxe version (explicit full length plus four bonus tracks) and a Prodigy documentary on DVD, a FYE Exclusive version (explicit full length plus a Mobb Deep documentary on DVD), a iTunes Exclusive version (explicit version plus four bonus tracks) and, last but nor least, an exclusive Crickett Wireless Mobile-Only version (explicit full length plus two bonus tracks).

‘H.N.I.C. 3′ is the third installment of the H.N.I.C. series. The first H.N.I.C. album dropped in 2000 and received notable critical acclaim. The second H.N.I.C. project dropped in 2008 as Prodigy was entering prison to serve a three year bid for illegal gun possession.

Prodigy, along with long time partner Havoc, joined the line up of the Rock The Bells festival in 2011, as well as the Rock The Bells Tour that kept the group on the road for most of the summer. This year, Prodigy will join the festival again to promote his solo effort.

The week prior to the album release, the HN will embark on a series of promo activities that so far includes a take-over at Sirius XM Radio, guest editor position at prominent media outlets, a guest appearance on Hot 97′s “Street Soldiers” show along with writer Michelle Alexander, author of the best selling book The New Jim Crow. Prodigy is also featured, along with “trainer” Killer Mike, on the episode of the MTV show Made that will air on June 19 at 4 pm EST.

Prodigy 'H.N.I.C. 3'

‘H.N.I.C. 3′ Track Listing:
1. Without Rhyme or Reason (Alchemist)
2. Slept On (Alchemist)
3. Pretty Thug (Ty Fyffe)
4. My Angel feat Willie Taylor of Day 26 (Beat Butcha)
5. Co-Pilot feat Wiz Khalifa (The Colombians)
6. Live (Alchemist)
7. Make It Hot (Young L)
8. Get Money feat Boogz Boogetz (Young L)
9. Life Is What You Make It (S.C.)
10. Award Show Life (S.C.)
11. Who You Bullsh****n feat Havoc (Sid Roams)
12. Skull & Bones (Beat Butcha)
13. Smack That Bitch feat Esther (Valentino)
14. Let Me Show You feat Vaughn Anthony (Ty Fyffe)
15. Gangsta Love feat Esther (Valentino)
16. What’s Happening feat T.I. (T.I.)

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Tinie Tempah Reveals Crush On British Olympic Hopeful Jessica Ennis

Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah tells The Sun that he’s game on asking out heptathlete Jessica Ennis and hopes to see her in action at the London Olympics, which begin July 27th. The British rapper said he “most definitely would” ask Ennis out, adding, “She’s in an advert for a sports drink and another for a deodorant at the moment. I watch them religiously.”

Check out Ennis’ Sweat Session teaser ad for Powerade below.

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Stevie Stone Prepares Strange Music Debut Album ‘Rollin’ Stone’

Stevie Stone

Tech N9ne protégé and longtime collaborator, Stevie Stone, is preparing for the release of his Strange Music debut album, ‘Rollin’ Stone’. Due in stores June 12th, the collection features the singles ’808 Bendin’, ‘Get Buck’ and ‘Oneness’. Guests on the album include Tech N9ne, Yelawolf, Krizz Kaliko, Hopsin and reggae star Peter “Peetah” Morgan of Morgan Heritage.

Tech N9ne actually attended Stevie Stone’s first live performance. “I knew he was dope back then,” Tech says. Tech and Stone met after that show several years ago and started developing a relationship. Tech and Stone’s bond led to Stone signing with Strange Music in 2011. “I’m home,” Stone says. “It’s something I’ve been wanting for a long time.”

As he prepares for the release of ‘Rollin’ Stone’, Stevie Stone is currently on tour with Tech N9ne, MGK and Krizz Kaliko as part of the groundbreaking “Hostile Takeover 2012″ Tour, which includes 90 shows in 99 days, making it the longest consecutive tour in rap history.

Stevie Stone 'Rollin' Stone'

Stream and download the track ’808 Bendin’, featuring Tech N9nej, at audiomack.com.

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Lil’ Kim: Nicki Minaj A Very Obnoxious Person

Nicki Minaj 'Pink Friday'

Lil’ Kim appeared on Power 105′s Breakfast Club morning show in New York on Thursday (May 17), where the Queen Bee claimed Nicki Minaj’s new record ‘Automatic’ is very similar to an unreleased record with the same title that she recorded and played for Cash Money three years ago.

“On her new album, she has a song called ‘Automatic,’ and the song is so similar to the song that I played for Slim,” Kim said, referring to Cash Money co-CEO Ronald “Slim” Williams. “The problem with her is she was very catty with it. I never had a problem with her – I was always, always nice with her, always. She was a very obnoxious person, but I was always nice with her.”

The interview audio at power1051fm.com has since been removed.

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Def Jam Releases LL Cool J Best Of Album ‘ICON’

LL Cool J 'ICON'

Def Jam has released a LL Cool J greatest hits collection called ‘ICON’ on May 1st. The rapper completed his stint on the label after twelve albums on the imprint, the last being 2008′s ‘Exit 13′.

‘ICON’ Track Listing:
1. Rock The Bells
2. Mama Said Knock You Out
3. Going Back To Cali
4. Around The Way Girl
5. Phenomenon
6. Jingling Baby
7. Doin’ It
8. Big Ole Butt
9. I Can’t Live Without My Radio
10. Loungin (Who Do Ya Luv)
11. Hey Lover (Featuring Boyz II Men)

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will.i.am Is Feeling Nervous About ‘The Voice UK’ Live Battles

will.i.am

will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas checked in with his Twitter followers (@iamwill) moments ago as he continues his role on the UK version of ‘The Voice’ as a mentor. The 37-year-old writes:

I’m nervous for the first live battles #voiceuk…I haven’t been this nervous since we played a concert in brazil in front of 1.5million ppl

The second time I was this nervous is when we opened the world cup in south africa and a billion people watch on tv…#voiceuk #nervous

The 3rd time I was this nervous is when we played the superbowl in america and more than 200million people watched on tv…#voiceuk #nervous

The 4th time I was this nervous is when I had to ask my mom for permission to go on tour in 98…I was afraid she would say no…#voiceuk

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Cops Bust Wiz Khalifa For Marijuana At Holiday Inn

Wiz Khalifa rapper

Wiz Khalifa had an encounter with officers at a Holiday Inn in Nashville, according to a police report obtained TMZ. The rapper got a knock from Metro Nashville Police on Saturday (April 21) after another hotel patron complained about marijuana odor. Wiz allegedly tried to get rid of the pot by tossing a blunt out of the window. Wiz then admitted it was his joint and he turned over 3.7 grams of marijuana he had in his pocket. The 24-year-old was given a ticket, but wasn’t arrested.

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