50 Cent Being Investigated Over Alleged Threat Against Cop
May26

50 Cent Being Investigated Over Alleged Threat Against Cop

50 Cent is in big trouble. Page Six is reporting that the rap mogul is being investigated by the NYPD over an Instagram post where it appears that he’s threatening a Brooklyn precinct official, who is being accused of extorting a hip-hop nightclub. Apparently, in the now-deleted IG post, he wrote “Get the strap,” which is tagline he writes at the end of his trolling posts. “Strap” is slang for gun....

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Spliff Star Recovering After Heart Surgery, Busta Rhymes Reacts
May26

Spliff Star Recovering After Heart Surgery, Busta Rhymes Reacts

Spliff Star, the always reliable hype man and dear friend of Busta Rhymes, is on the mend after undergoing heart surgery on Thursday (May 24). Starr, whose real name is William A. Lewis, has an undisclosed life-threatening condition that was affecting how his heart was functioning. After the surgery, Bussa-Buss was able to Facetime, his dear old friend in the hospital. The veteran rapper also shared a screenshot of their conversation...

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Will Kanye's Bold Five-Album Blitz Work? Our Writers Answer 5 Qs
May26

Will Kanye's Bold Five-Album Blitz Work? Our Writers Answer 5 Qs

Today's release of Pusha T's DAYTONA album kicks off a five-week, five album blitz of Kanye West-related and/or produced albums. The campaign will also include his first solo album since 2016's hotly debated The Life of Pablo, a highly anticipated full-length collaboration with his one-time protege Kid Cudi, Nas' first studio album in six years and the sophomore effort from Teyana Taylor. Is this closely-packed...

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The Best Cocaine Bars from Pusha T's 'DAYTONA' Album
May26

The Best Cocaine Bars from Pusha T's 'DAYTONA' Album

As promised, Pusha T delivered his fifth studio project DAYTONA on Friday (May 25). The album (or rather the EP?) clocks in at 20 minutes and features seven fishscale-pure bangers all produced by Kanye West. Aside from the controversial artwork, the G.O.O.D. Music lyricist’s album is phenomenally dope with each song featuring drug-laced bars and a few acidic verses to his rap foes — notably, Drake on the...

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Debra Lee Is Stepping Down as Chairman and CEO of BET
May25

Debra Lee Is Stepping Down as Chairman and CEO of BET

BET CEO and chairman Debra Lee is stepping down from the Viacom-owned network after 32 years of service. Lee’s last day will be Monday (May 28). The 63-year-old executive first joined the cabler in 1986 as in-house counsel and worked up the corporate ladder. She was promoted to president and COO ten years later and named chairman and CEO in 2005. "As a young corporate attorney I saw my role as the protector of the BET...

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The Most Underrated Feuds in Rap History
May25

The Most Underrated Feuds in Rap History

Moving the crowd may be the crux of what rap music is all about, but from a competitive level, showing, proving and testing your mettle against your contemporaries is what separates a superstar from an icon and a bonafide legend. Throughout the years, soloists and groups alike have battled on wax or in person, making for some of the most important and memorable moments in hip-hop history. Beginning with crews like The Cold Crush...

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