Meek Mill Addresses “Expensive Pain” Numbers, Wants To Be Taken Off Billboard Charts

“If Jay-Z talkin’ ’bout he don’t believe Billboard…he been in the game for 30 years,” said Meek. Meek Mill Regardless of the numbers, Meek Mill is proud of Expensive Pain. He has gone on record to say that his most recently released record was better than 2018’s Championships in his eyes, and Expensive Pain went on to debut at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. […]

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St. Lunatics’ Ali Claims He’s Nelly’s Ghostwriter: ‘My Career Was Writing You A Career’

Dilemma’ rapper Nelly has had just that on his hands with former friend/St. Lunatic groupmate, Ali. The two made headlines in the past for a dispute stemming from Ali’s belief that Nelly (born Cornell Haynes Jr.) ‘hustled the group’ out of airtime and finances in their heyday, an accusation the latter vehemently denied. And while some thought the beef between Ali and […]

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R. Kelly’s Music Sales Skyrocket 500 Percent After Guilty Sex Crimes Verdict – Report

R. Kelly being found guilty of racketeering and sex crimes hasn’t hurt his music sales. In fact, the opposite seems to be happening. The disgraced R&B legend’s music sales have jumped up 517 percent since a jury delivered a guilty verdict in the Kelly’s federal sex crimes case on Sept. 27, according to Rolling Stone. The uptick hasn’t just […]

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Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off in the next Verzuz battle

It’s official — Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off in the next Verzuz battle. According to a tweet posted by series organizers on Tuesday (Oct. 5), the highly anticipated showdown is scheduled for Oct. 17 and will be the second event in a “TrillerVerz” weekend. “TrillerVerz III Weekend | Brooklyn, NY | October 16-17,” the tweet read. “Tickets […]

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FBI Agents Descend on Headquarters of NYPD Sergeants Union

Federal agents on Tuesday raided the Manhattan headquarters of the New York Police Department’s Sergeants Benevolent Association to execute a search warrant in an investigation, a law-enforcement official confirmed to The Daily Beast. The raid into the Worth Street office of the SBA, the city’s second-largest police union, with more than 10,000 active and retired […]

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Video shows ‘horrific’ Border Patrol chase of Haitian migrants as White House says it must not happen again

More than 12,000 migrants, many of them Haitians, are waiting for asylum at the US-Mexico border The White House has condemned the way Border Patrol has been treating Haitians massed at the border, where agents have been filmed berating the migrants and using whip-like lengths of cord to enforce their orders. I don’t think anyone seeing that footage would […]

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T.I., Tiny will not face charges for alleged sexual assault in L.A.

Rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris and his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris, will not face charges for alleged sexual assault in Los Angeles.  According to court documents obtained by several news outlets, including PEOPLE magazine, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will not be charging the couple due to an expired statute of limitations.  “In 2021, the complaining witness reported […]

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Memphis Bleek says “Nas doesn’t have enough songs to compete” against JAY-Z in a Verzuz

“There’s no comparison,” said Memphis Bleek. With a storied beef that has since ended, their longevity in the rap game and their titles as two of New York’s rap GOATs, Nas and JAY-Z’s names have consistently come up as desired contenders for a Verzuz. Memphis Bleek, however, doesn’t seem to believe that a competition between the two […]

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FORMER BAD BOY RAPPER SHYNE TO JUMP IN THE BOOTH AGAIN FOR UPCOMING BIOPIC SOUNDTRACK

According to an exclusive report from HipHopDX, Shyne will be spitting his “Bad Boy” bars again after two decades as the former Bad Boy signee and current Belizean politician says he will be filming a biopic film, TV series, and documentary In his exclusive interview with DX, Mr. Barrow said, “I will be doing a bio […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 30, 1994 UGK (UNDERGROUND KINGZ) RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM SUPER TIGHT

Super Tight… is the second studio album by American hip hop duo UGK. The album was released on August 30, 1994, by Jive Records. As of 2011, it has sold 375,000 copies. Super Tight… is notable for being the first UGK album to have The Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli featured as a session musician. Have you subscribed to Hiphopraisedmetheblog.com, heres your chance below

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Kanye’s Return to Chaos

It’s a few minutes past 10 p.m. on a Thursday night in Chicago, and I’ve been staring at Kanye West’s childhood home for three hours.  I’ve seen pictures of the real building on South Shore Drive, but this is a replica that’s sitting smack dab in the middle of Soldier Field on a mound of dirt. […]

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Feds want anonymous jury for trial of alleged Four Corner Hustlers boss

Labar “Bro Man” Spann | Chicago police Federal prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to empanel an anonymous jury in the upcoming racketeering trial of the reputed boss of a dangerous West Side street gang. The long-awaited trial of Labar “Bro Man” Spann is set for Sept. 13, four years after a sweeping 2017 indictment tied Spann […]

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Lil Nas X pokes fun of Nike Satan Shoes controversy in video teaser for new song

Lil Nas X took himself to court in a hilarious teaser for his anticipated new single from his upcoming album, Montero. Over the weekend, the rapper built up hype by sharing TikTok videos making light of his recent “Satan Shoes” controversy with Nike — a case that settled out of court in April — claiming that he is […]

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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated overnight in his home by gunmen, says acting prime minister

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at homeHaitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated overnight in an attack at his private residence, Haiti’s interim prime minister said on July 7. A group of gunmen wielding assault weapons assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and wounded his wife in their home in the hills of the capital overnight, plunging […]

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Pooh Shiesty Faces Federal Indictment for Alleged Shooting and Robbery

Authorities connected the rapper to the incident in part because of photos on his Instagram Paras Griffin/Getty Popular on Rolling Stone Rapper Pooh Shiesty has been indicted on federal charges related to the alleged shooting and robbery of two men outside a Florida hotel in October 2020. As the Miami Herald reports, the rapper — real name Lontrell Williams […]

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Trick Daddy Under Fire After Dissing Jay-Z and Saying Beyoncé ‘Can’t Sing’ (UPDATE)

UPDATED 6:04 p.m. ET: Trick Daddy is standing by his controversial opinions on Jay-Z and Beyoncé. When he hopped on air at 99 Jamz Miami Tuesday, he clarified the statements he made in recently surfaced Clubhouse audio, nearly word-for-word.  “What I said was I don’t think Beyoncé could sing and that Beyoncé is to R&B what Jay-Z […]

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Jay-Z sues Damon Dash to stop NFT sale of debut album ‘Reasonable

Attorneys for Jay-Z allege that Damon Dash was trying to sell the album as an NFT without permission.Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Damon Dash Studios; Robert Kamau/GC Images Jay-Z is suing Damon Dash, alleging his former Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder is trying to steal and sell the copyright to Jay’s debut album “Reasonable Doubt.” Attorneys for Jay […]

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8 Clever Moves When You Have $1,000 In The Bank

INVESTING  –  INVESTING BASICSKeeping tons of money in your checking account means you’re missing out.Last updated Jun 17, 2021 | By FinanceBuzz Editors FinanceBuzz is reader-supported. We may receive compensation from the products and services mentioned in this story, but the opinions are the author’s own. Compensation may impact where offers appear. We have not included all available products or […]

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Texas GOP governor signs permit-free gun carrying legislation

Washington(CNN)Texans will soon be able to carry handguns in public without obtaining licenses or training after the state’s Republican governor on Wednesday signed a permitless carry gun bill into law. The measure approved by Gov. Greg Abbott allows individuals 21 and older who can legally possess firearms in the state to carry handguns in public places without permits. The […]

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JAY-Z Files Lawsuit Against Hip-Hop Photographer Jonathan Mannion in Likeness Dispute

The rapper claims Mannion, who shot the iconic cover for Reasonable Doubt, is exploiting his likeness without permission JAY-Z is suing Jonathan Mannion in a lawsuit concerning the use of his likeness in photographs sold and used by the hip-hop photographer, as TMZ reports and Pitchfork can confirm via court documents. The rapper is accusing Mannion, who shot the iconic […]

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Diddy Calls Out GM, Wants More Money Spent on Black Businesses

DIDDYI’m Holding GM Accountable… SPEND MORE ON BLACK BIZ!!! Diddy is calling out General Motors … saying the company needs to step up and open its wallet for Black businesses, claiming GM’s promise to shell out big bucks has fallen short.https://4dc6ec8df89cd1e8f723ba69362a563c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html Diddy penned a scathing letter Thursday, opening with, “The same feet these companies use to […]

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Amazon faces an uphill battle convincing retailers to use its pay-by-hand technology

Amazon has a new carrot to dangle in front of struggling retailers. On Tuesday, the e-commerce giant announced a new point of sale solution called Amazon One. The device allows customers to pay without ever having to take out their phone or credit card, instead paying by placing their palm over a scanning device. In […]

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KIDD CREOLE TELLS HIS SIDE OF THE STORY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE BEING CHARGED WITH MURDER

By Nass Metcalfe As the Kidd Creole, an original member of the legendary hip hop collective, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, he is a respected, influential early pioneer of the culture. Today, he is Nathaniel Glover, a man battling in two different courts—the court of law and of that of public opinion. “The Boat”—also […]

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JAY-Z & MEEK MILL TARGETED BY FUNK FLEX & AKADEMIKS OVER ROC NATION CEO’S PRESIDENTIAL PARDON

Robert Kamau/GC Images, Hot 97, Complex Media, VH1 JAY-Z & MEEK MILL TARGETED BY FUNK FLEX & AKADEMIKS OVER ROC NATION CEO’S PRESIDENTIAL PARDON Funk Flex and Akademiks are sarcastically looking to JAY-Z and Meek Mill for answers after Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez was among the 143 pardons issued by Donald Trump on his last day in office on Tuesday (January […]

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Trump Pardons Mike Tyson’s Life long friend, Crown Heights, Brooklyn Native Lou Hobbs

Crown Heights, Brooklyn native, Lou Hobbs from the infamous Albany Projects. Sentenced to life in the federal penitentiary for a number of charges. After serving 24yrs of his sentence. Recieved a commuted sentence from Former President Donald Trump before leaving office and pardoning a record high of 70 plus of incarcerated individuals from their sentences. […]

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Death Row Records’ Michael Harry O’Harris pardoned by President Trump

Death Row Records co-founder Michael ‘Harry-O’ Harris has been freed by President Trump and will walk out of prison today after 32 years behind bars for kidnap and attempted murder after intense lobbying by his friend Snoop Dogg Cocaine kingpin Michael ‘Harry O’ Harris will leave Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution a free man on Tuesday […]

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Trump Pardons Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne In Final Clemency Flurry

Steve Bannon leaves federal court, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, after pleading not guilty to charges that he defrauded donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall.Craig Ruttle/AP Updated at 2:30 a.m. ET President Trump pardoned his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who was indicted for allegedly defrauding hundreds of thousands of […]

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