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Tyler, The Creator’s Mountain Dew Ads ‘Never Meant To Be Taken Seriously’

Odd Future co-manager issues a statement to MTV News explaining controversy over Tyler's commercials. Tyler, the Creator has a unique voice and a boundless creative spirit, and while his latest Mountain Dew ad may have been offensive to some, Odd Future's co-manager Christian Clancy maintains Tyler meant no harm. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] "It was…
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Lil Wayne Releases Public Apology To The Family Of Emmett Till

Lil Wayne claims "tremendous respect for those who paved the way for the liberty and opportunities that African-Americans currently enjoy," after admitting his inappropriate mention of Emmett Till. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] In February of this year, Lil Wayne made national headlines for a lyric on Future's "Karate Chop (Remix)." The New Orleans, Louisiana emcee-turned-mogul…
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DJ Khaled Honored By Obama’s Salute To ‘All I Do Is Win’

'It represents winners, and Obama's a winner,' Khaled tells MTV News after White House Correspondents' Dinner shout-out. President Obama has always been transparent about his affinity for hip-hop, but there was no more brazen display of his passion for the culture than when he entered Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner to DJ Khaled's 2010…
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Lil Wayne Claims He’s Engaged In “The Show With Vinny” Clip

If "Jersey Shore"-related reality TV is true, Lil Wayne may be apparently engaged to girlfriend Dhea Sodano.   While MTV released the trailer for their upcoming reality TV series, "The Show With Vinny" almost two weeks ago, Complex.com spotted something rather significant in the clip. The "Jersey Shore" spin-off show starring Vinny Guadagnino. While guests…
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Kanye West and Lady Gaga To Stream Concerts On iPhones

A world where you never miss a concert may been surprisingly soon. Kanye West and Lady Gaga are planning on streaming upcoming concerts over smartphones through the new iOS app Spacebar. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] Spacebar allows musicians to connect their smartphone to the soundboard at their concert and stream the live audio in real-time.…
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Chuck D Bashes Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “N*ggas In Paris”

“Got my n*ggas in Paris, and they’re going gorilla.“-Kanye West Chuck D is not simply watching The Throne, he’s throwing stones. During a performance in Lyon, France, the politically charged Hip Hop legend expressed his disgust over the usage of the N-word in the popular “N*ggas in Paris” song [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"]   Chuck…
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Scarface Addresses “Biting” In Hip Hop, Calls Out Trap Music

Scarface says today's Hip Hop artists lack direction when artists like Dr. Dre and Marley Marl are no longer making music. In the third installment of his interview with Hard Knock TV, noted Houston artist Scarface addressed what he believes is a lack of originality when it comes to today’s Hip Hop. The rapper frequently…
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Emmett Till’s Family Plans To Relentlessly Pursue Lil Wayne’s Sponsors

The family of Emmett Till simply wanted an apology from Lil Wayne after a song lyric offensively referenced their kin’s name. On the unreleased remix of Future’s “Karate Chop,” Wayne rapped, “”beat the p—y up like Emmett Till.” The family of Till and others felt it was disrespectful to both the deceased teen as well…
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Police Arrest Lil Reese As He Sleeps In Car; Rapper Held On $100K Bond

Chicago rapper Lil Reese was arrested on a variety of charges earlier today (April 28). Police found the rapper, who is associated with Chief Keef’s Glory Boyz Entertainment and is signed to Def Jam, as he was sleeping in a car near a park on the Southside of Chicago. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] Lil Reese…
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Master P Unhappily Surprised By Flash Mob For His Birthday

Master P was not entertained when a flash mob formed and danced in front of him while out to lunch. Master P's birthday isn't for two days but that didn't stop a flash mob from surprising him for that occasion. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] Out to lunch yesterday with his son Romeo in Santa Monica, P was…
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Kanye West to Perform on Saturday Night Live Season Finale

Yeezy season has returned. Over two and a half years since his last appearance on the epochal live comedy show Saturday Night Live, Kanye West is confirmed to be the musical guest on the show’s season 38 finale. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] The announcement was made on SNL’s official Twitter account: Saturday Night Live        ✔ @nbcsnl And for…
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Yukmouth Calls Trinidad James’ “All Gold Everything” Video, Rap Industry “Gay”

Yukmouth's non-candid opinion finds its way onto the airwaves again. Yukmouth usually makes his opinion controversial and known. Recently a guest on Prezident Bejda's Murder Master Music Show on UGS Radio, Yuk spoke on hisPlies diss track and claims he stole the name "Regime." [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] When asked about his thoughts on Lil Wayne and other rappers wearing…
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