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The Roots Being Sued by Ex-Bass Player Leonard ‘Hub’ Hubbard
The Roots are usually not caught up in legal issues, but the legendary group have found themselves being sued by a former band member.
Beyonce Releases Summery Song ‘Standing on the Sun’
Just in time for the summer of 2013, a new Beyonce song called 'Standing on the Sun' has been released. You might be familiar with the track, as it appears in the songbird's H&M commercial for her swimwear line.
Kanye West’s ‘Rich Black American’ Album / Track Listing Photo Is a Hoax
Remember that image of the track listing from Kanye West's rumored new album 'Rich Black American'? Well, forget about it -- it was all a cruel hoax.
Kanye West’s Alleged ‘Rich Black American’ Album Track Listing Revealed
The Internet is abuzz over a screenshot (pictured left) of an iTunes track list for what appears to be Kanye West's new album 'Rich Black American.'
A$AP Rocky Wilds Out On Skrillex-Produced Track ‘Wild For the Night’
After the fantastic posse track '1 Train' leaked online, another eclectic A$AP Rocky joint has surfaced featuring dubstep producer Skrillex. The song 'Wild For the Night' is a crazy tune that should make dub heads giddy in the clubs.
A$AP Rocky + Florence Welch Song ‘I Come Apart’ Hits the Internet
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Nicki Minaj + Adam Levine Bringing Lifestyle Brands to Kmart
Chart-topping pop stars Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine have partnered with Kmart to bring their respective fashion lines to its stores and the shopping website, ShopyourWay.com.
Drake (Sort Of) Apologizes to Kobe + Vanessa Bryant Over Offensive Rap Lyric
Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa Bryant, has finally responded to Drake's infamous rap line from Rick Ross' 'Stay Schemin'.' Drizzy's verse -- "B---- you wasn't with me shooting in the gym" -- was one of the most quoted verse of 2012. According to Bossip, Vanessa didn't like the rap lyric one bit.
Azealia Banks Kicks Off 2013 With New Song ‘BBD’
Azealia Banks starts the new year on an energetic note with her new single, 'BBD,' which stands for "Bad B----es Doit." The song is not from her upcoming album, 'Broke With Expensive Taste,' but it's a preview of things to come from the Harlem rapper.
Beyonce Rings In the New Year With Las Vegas Performance
While her husband Jay-Z celebrated the new year with Coldplay at their New York concert, Beyonce was ringing in 2013 at her private show at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.
Lil Wayne Reportedly to Star in Pixar Movie ‘The Good Dinosaur’
Rapper Lil Wayne is quite an animated figure in the rap world, but it looks like he's going to bring his unique personality to film. According to ScreenCrush, Weezy will reportedly voice a character in a new Pixar flick titled 'The Good Dinosaurs.'
Lil Wayne Releases New Track ‘Good Kush & Alcohol (B—-es Love Me)’ Featuring Drake and Future
Lil Wayne loves his, um, fans and doesn't care about the haters on his new single, 'Good Kush & Alcohol (B----es Love Me).' The song is set to appear on Weezy's upcoming studio effort 'I Am Not a Human Being II,' now tentatively due out Feb. 19.