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False News: Diddy is Not the First Hip Hop Billionaire as all the blogs...

False News: Diddy is Not the First Hip Hop Billionaire as all the blogs are claiming. Diddy posted a video stating that he is Hip...

Music Biz: Nick Cannon Sued For $1.7 Million For Allegedly Stealing Talent Search App

Nick Cannon is experiencing all sorts of trouble in the talent search industry. Shortly after announcing his departure from America's Got Talent, Nick Cannon has been hit with a $1.7 million lawsuit for allegedly stealing the idea for his N'credible app, a talent-searching app that he launched outside of the show. "I never thought he would steal from me, so that hurt," Enrico Taylor, the man who filed the lawsuit, told TMZ. Taylor met Cannon in early 2015 and told him all about his talent-scouting company, I Discover Stars, as well as his plans to build his own app. He wanted Cannon to become a brand ambassador and a potential investor for I Discover Stars, and the Wild 'N Out host pretended to be on board, claims Taylor. Cannon had been interested in a digital talent search that Taylor had assisted Birdman with in late 2013. Then Cannon apparently ceased all communication with Taylor. Months later, he would announce the N'credible app, which Taylor believes is pat..
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Music Biz: J.Cole’s Dreamville Signs Atlanta’s J.I.D to a Deal

J.I.D is the newest signee to J. Cole's Dreamville. Dreamville fans rejoice! J. Cole's record label has a new signee, and his name is J.I.D from Atlanta, Georgia. Taking to Twitter, both Dreamville and J.I.D made the announcement, attached with a short video of the rapper hanging round his car, with a pop-in by label boss Jermaine Cole. J.I.D's label mate Bas celebrated the news on Twitter, as did Dreamville in-house producer Elite. Check out J.I.D's short entitled "The Never Story" below, featuring an appearance by J. Cole, and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Could J.I.D shape up to be Dreamville's much needed clutch power forward?
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Music Biz: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Becomes First Album to Go 33x Platinum

Music Biz: Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Becomes First Album to Go 33x Platinum Is Michael work more Dead than Alive.....many say Yes. The classic and ground...
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Grammy update: (Video) Beyoncé Goddess Like Performance with holograms killed it

It would be near-impossible to have a more highly-anticipated performance than Beyoncé at the Grammys. Add in her recent pregnancy announcement, and excitement could hardly get any higher. And somehow, Queen Bey managed to rise above even the most exalted expectations. She performed a medley of "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles" while wearing a suitably queen-like gold dress and headpiece. Surrounded by tons of dancers and crazy set pieces, she managed to make the performance seem simultaneously huge and intimate, even while being suspended dangerously in a chair. Viewers were blown away not only by the theatrical performance, but by the fact that Bey did it all while visibly expecting. RelatedBeyoncé Is the Most Nominated Female Artist in Grammy HistoryBeyoncé's “Daddy Lessons” Was Reportedly Rejected by the Grammys for a Country NominationBeyoncé to Reportedly Perform at Grammy Awards Following Twins AnnouncementAnd there wasn't a celeb who viewed it—Bey's former groupm..
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A Tribe Called Quest,Busta Rhymes and Anderson .Paak Powerful Political Performance at Grammys

As the performances roll on during tonight’s Grammys, one stood out for its political message aimed at President Donald Trump and his travel ban. A Tribe Called Quest started their performance with a message. “We like to say all around the world, all those people who are pushing people who are in power to represent them. Tonight, we represent you,” Q-tip said, adding he dedicates their performance to Malik Taylor, also known as Phife Dawg. With Anderson .Paak, they performed a medley of songs: “Award Tour,” “Movin Backwards,” and “We the People…” RelatedWatch All the Performances at the 2017 GrammysWatch Chance the Rapper's Acceptance Speech for Best Rap Album at the GrammysCeeLo Green's Grammy Look Confuses EverybodyBusta Rhymes took the opportunity to address Trump directly, saying, “I want to thank President Agent Orange for perpetuating all of the evil that you have been perpetuating all throughout the United States. I want to thank President Agent Orange for your unsucce..
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Grammy Update: (Video) Watch Beyoncé’s Passionate Speech on ‘Lemonade’ at the Grammys

Beyoncé won Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade, and delivered a passionate speech that explained her intentions for making the album. It was only just a few moments ago that Beyoncé stole the show with a beautiful performance of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.” When she was called to the stage again, we were treated with a prepared speech on a golden card. She spoke about creating the film and the album to encourage children from all over the world that they can grow up to be capable and intelligent adults. RelatedHere's Beyoncé New Album, 'LEMONADE'Watch All the Performances at the 2017 GrammysWatch Chance the Rapper's Acceptance Speech for Best Rap Album at the Grammys“My intention for the film and album was to create a body of work that will give a voice to our pain, our darkness, and our history — to confront issues that will make us uncomfortable,” she said. “It's important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so that they..
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Music Biz: Jim Jones Talks Dipset Break Up, Jay-Z, Max B, French Montana, Mona...

Music Biz: Jim Jones Talks Dipset Break Up, Jay-Z, Max B, French Montana, Mona Scott, Rocnation + More After Cam'ron's latest stabs at Jim Jones,...

Music Biz: DJ Khaled Joins World Star TV This Week

There's no question that WorldStarHipHop has had a major impact on our culture, and its influence recently expanded via television with World Star TV on MTV2. The show is hosted by comedian Chris Powell, a.k.a. CP, and features hilarious viral clips with even funnier commentary. On top of that, each episode will include a special guest, and this week's is none other than DJ Khaled. In a preview clip, Khaled and CP watch as a girl struggles to get her Daisy Duke shorts on. Khaled commiserates with her by explaining he dealt with the same issue just that morning. And like any Khaled explanation, he drops some truth and inspiration that viewers should heed. "The key is never give up. You have to commend her for accomplishing the goal." Here's another preview clip from tonight's episode: Be sure to catch tonight's episode with DJ Khaled on MTV2 at 11 p.m. ET. You can watch the debut episode right here and a clip from it below featuring legendary rapper Snoop Dogg...

Music Biz: Jay Z and Jim Jones Squash Beef, Jones Signs with Roc Nation

Exclusive Details Jay Z andJim Jones just put together the hip-hop deal they said would never happen -- Jim's now part of Jay's Roc Nation empire, which officially squashes a nearly 13 year beef. Sources close to the "We Fly High" rapper tell us he signed Tuesday with Jay Z and his lieutenants, OG and Ty Ty, to manage all facets of Jim's brand ... music, fashion, acting and more. Our sources say Jim decided to end the feud with Hova to show other rappers it's possible to cut through the drama, and just make smart business decisions. Pretty amazing truce, considering they've been at each other since JJ sided with Cam'ron over Jay in the 2004 break up of Roc-A-Fella Records. Jim's repeatedly dissed the Roc and its owner -- while Jay's taken Jim's hits and turned them into diss tracks against him. Now we're told it's same team, same goal ... ballin'!

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