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Trinidad Jame$ Responds To Joe Budden Diss

“Lyricist” isn’t exactly an accurate term to describe rising Hip Hop star, Trinidad Jame$. The “All Gold Everything” rapper has admitted he’s only been recording rhymes for a couple of years, but the unique style of his songs and wardrobe have helped the rapper experience mainstream success.

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RARE Footage Of Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 Funeral [VIDEO]

Even if you don’t like rap, you recognize the Notorious B.I.G. as one of the best who ever did it. The Brooklyn native became an iconic figure in the genre from the jump. It all started when he dropped his debut album, Ready to Die, in 1994. In three short years, he became a superstar.

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Big Sean Explains Kid Cudi + G.O.O.D. Music Status

Detroit might be going bankrupt, but one of the city’s favorite sons is doing just fine. Big Sean is preparing to release his second studio album, Hall of Fame, in a few weeks, and although there’s some instability in his G.O.O.D Music stable, he says everyone who’s ever been a part of the clique is still part of the family.

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Facebook, Earl Sweatshirt

A$AP Ferg + Earl Sweatshirt Droppin’ Albums Today

A$AP Ferg and Earl Sweatshirt have been looking forward to this day. Both emcee’s are members of different Hip Hop cliques and have a respectable underground following. Ferg is following in the footsteps of the leader of the A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky, while Earl is reppin’ Odd Future, which also includes members Frank Ocean and Tyler, The Creator.

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Top 5 Best Lloyd Banks Songs

It’s possible that casual Hip Hop fans will always look at Lloyd Banks like Robin to 50 Cent’s Batman. He’s proven to be much more than that, though. The Jamaica, Queens native has released three albums with hit singles off each project. His last album was The Hunger For More 2, which was released in November of 2010.

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Hot 99.1 Celebrity Golf Tournament

Come play in our Celebrity Golf Tournament! It’s happening on Monday, August 19th at the beautiful Colonie Golf & Country Club. I’m extremely excited for this event. I play golf all over the Capital Region but haven’t had the opportunity to play at Colonie because of the required club membership. For the tournament, you don’t need to be a member!

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Family Feud Asks – ‘Name A Body Part Beginning With The Letter T’

No disrespect to comedy legend Steve Harvey, but ever since he took over as host of Family Feud the show has become extremely juvenile. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, I’m just calling it like it is. They seem to rely on questions that solicit a dirty response these days. Here’s the latest example.

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Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino To Write, Produce And Star In New FX Comedy

NBC’s “Community” has an enormous following of loyal fans. One of the most popular characters on the show is Troy Barnes, played by Donald Glover. Glover isn’t a one dimensional entertainer. Tina Fey gave him his start as one of the writers for 30 Rock, so he has that going for him. He also trots the globe as a comedian as well as a rapper under the name Childish Gambino.

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What Does V.S.O.P Stand For In The K. Michelle Song?

K. Michelle joined the drama-filled cast of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta back in 2012. She left the reality show to focus on her music career, signing a deal with Warner Bros. Records. Her upcoming album is titled Rebellious Soul and features a single that’s scorching up the charts, “V.S.O.P.”

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SHARK WEEK With Albany Area Celebrities

Discovery Channel is on day 3 of their annual “Shark Week.” This year’s edition features 11 hours of new shark-related programming. There’s a Shark Week feeding frenzy on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets every year in anticipation of the week long event. Even some of your favorite Capital Region celebrities are taking the bait! Actually, in this case…. They ARE the bait!

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Chris Rock Gave Celeb SEX TAPE To Make-A-Wish Kid

Before Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton displayed their bedroom theatrics on film, another Hollywood “it-girl” was the star of her own sex tape... Pamela Anderson, of course! Superstar comedian, Chris Rock, enjoyed the performance so much, he gifted his copy to a young boy. Yes, you read that right, a young boy. The story is more heart-warming than it seems, though.

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WTF! 82 Year Old Grandma Doin’ The Red Nose Dance With Grandson [VIDEO]

This is definitely the OMG moment of the day. Search “Red Nose Dance” on YouTube and you’re destined to come across a plethora of dance partners having sex with their clothes on. This right chea??? THIS AIN’T RIGHT! Some dude posted a video of himself doing the dance with his 82-YEAR-OLD GRANDMA!!

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Flava Flav Says Drake, Nicki Minaj, Snoop And Others Are Not ‘HIP HOP’

Part of the reason why there are so many feuds in the Hip Hop genre is because of each particular artist’s perception of what “Hip Hop” actually is. Everything is relative when it comes to slingin’ rhymes. With that, it’s not surprising to hear one of the game’s OGs chime in on whether or not musicians like Kendrick Lamar and Drake should be considered “Hip Hop.”

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Problem Endorses Chris Brown As A Rapper

According to the DJ Khaled track he’s featured on, we all know Drake isn’t in the market for new friends – Chris Brown included. The two have a storied history of beef stemming from their night club brawl in NYC last year. Drake has gone on record saying things about Breezy like, “He’s a singer, not a rapper.” One fellow emcee seems to think Chris has what it takes to be one of the hottest spitters in the game, though.

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Best Thoroughbred Race Horse Names

Considering I’ve spent nearly my entire life in Saratoga Springs, horse racing is near and dear to my heart. When it comes to placing bets, I’m “that guy.” I usually get there ridiculously early and set up in a shaded area with my program, “Pink Sheet” and pen. I sit there analyzing each horse’s stats like a mad scientist.

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