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Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz & More To Perform At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards


A little while ago, BET revealed the nominations for this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, which will take place in Atlanta on September 28th. The self-proclaimed “king of both coasts” Kendrick Lamar will perform and hometown hero 2 Chainz has also been tapped to take the stage at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards.…

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VIDEO: Drake Stops By Jimmy Fallon; Debuts New Song & Plays Charades


Drake brought some laughter and a live performance to “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” over the weekend. He debuted a new song and sat down with Jimmy and Scarlett Johansson for his interview. Check it out.…

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VIDEO: Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home


Drake drops action-packed short film/video for his top 10 single “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” The visual features Drake, having a showdown in a warehouse to save his girlfriend who has been kidnapped. Also check for cameos from A$AP Rocky, actor Johnny Simmons, and Majid Jordan. Watch.…

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Dancehall Star Vybz Kartel Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder


Last month, a jury convicted Vybz Kartel and three co-defendants of murdering Clive “Lizard” Williams, who was beaten to death at Kartel’s house over two missing guns in 2011. His body has never been found. Now Kartel has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder.…

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Country Superstar Taylor Swift Joins the Cast of ‘The Giver’


Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has joined the cast of The Weinstein Company and Walden Media’s movie adaptation of “The Giver.” The film is also set to features previously announced stars Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites and Katie Holmes.…

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Eminem Performs ‘Rap God’ At The YouTube Music Awards


At the inaugural YouTube Music Awards in New York City, Eminem delivered one of the most anticipated performances of the night. The Detroit MC performed his new hit and was also crowned Artist of The Year.

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Country Music Superstar Taylor Swift Sets Songwriting Record


Taylor Swift has set a record with the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Swift will be named the 2013 songwriter/artist of the year for the 6th time–beating out five-time winners Vince Gill & Alan Jackson.…

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BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 Cyphers RECAP


The highly anticipated highlight of the 2013 BET HipHop Awards was once again the cyphers. Slaughterhouse, A$AP Mob, Lil’ Kim, and even the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” all took turns rocking the mic, but it was Kendrick Lamar who stole the show. Check out all of the cyphers here.…

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Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar Kickoff the “Yeezus” in Seattle, WA


Kanye West kicked off his Yeezus Tour Saturday (October 19) night in Seattle. Kendrick Lamar opened the concert with a 45-minute set before making way for Kanye who performed nearly 30 songs including the entire Yeezus album and past hits like “Jesus Walks,” “Heartless,” “Runaway,” “Flashing Lights” and “All of The Lights.” Check it out.…

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A$AP Rocky, G-Dragon Named Style Icons at Top Asian Awards


A$AP Rocky and G-Dragon accepted prizes at the 2013 Style Icon Awards held Thursday in the South Korean capital. The U.S. hip-hop artist visited the country for the first time for the internationally broadcast event, calling it a meaningful feat for street fashion.…

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VIDEO: A.S.A.P. Rocky – Angels


A$AP Rocky drops a video for “Angels,” a bonus track from his Long.Live.A$AP debut. The Harlem rapper and his crew mob through the streets of NYC in their vehicles of choice, BMX bikes. Watch.…

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R&B Stars Alicia Keys & John Legend Perform Tribute Song Dedicated to Nelson Mandela


To honor anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, Alicia Keys performed a musical tribute during her “Set the World on Fire” tour in the Yarra Valley of Australia with some help from her tourmate John Legend. The duo dedicated an acoustic version of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” to Mandela.…

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