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Lupe Fiasco Expresses His Freedom of Speech in ‘Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)’ Video

Rapper Lupe Fiasco has just-released the video for his latest single ‘Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),’ which is from his upcoming LP, ‘Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album.’ The song samples Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s 1992

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Tupac Shakur Hologram Wins Top Prize at Cannes Advertising Festival

Tupac Shakur may be gone, but he’s still winning awards. Actually, his hologram won the prestigious Titanium and Integrated Lions Award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The event, which is a neighboring awards ceremony to the Cannes Film Festival, honors achievements in advertising/digital production.

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Dimitrios Kambouris / Astrid Stawiarz / Stuart Wilson, Getty Images

M.I.A. Grabs Missy Elliott + Azealia Banks for ‘Bad Girls’ (N.A.R.S. Remix)

Rapper M.I.A. has been dropping a slew of remixes this past week for her latest single ‘Bad Girls,’ which will all appear on her ‘Bad Girls — The Remixes’ EP (due out on July 3). M.I.A.’s newest remix was crafted by Danja’s production company N.A.R.S. and it features Missy Elliott and Azealia Banks — two ladies who know how to spit lyrical hot fire.

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Brendon Thorne, Getty Images

Lupe Fiasco, ‘Bad B—-’ – Song Review

The issue of misogyny in rap has always been a thorny subject when it comes to the music. Female rappers like Nicki Minaj have openly embraced the word “b—-,” while male rappers use it to describe women.

Rapper Lupe Fiasco addresses the issue of the B-word on his new single, ‘Bad B—-,’ which is from his upcoming LP ‘Food & Liquor: The Great American Rap Album.’

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Stephen Lovekin / Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Chris Brown Releases ‘Get Down’ Featuring B.o.B.

As he mentioned in a past interview, Chris Brown is releasing a series of songs of what he calls “Rarities & B-Sides,” which are tunes that have been hidden in a secret vault until now.

His latest unearthed gem is ‘Get Down’ featuring rapper B.o.B. The song will not appear on Brown’s upcoming ‘Fortune’ album.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Snoop Dogg’s Son Cordell Broadus Catches Football Scholarship From UCLA

Snoop Dogg‘s son, Cordell Broadus, is one of the top dogs in high-school football, and if everything goes to plan he could be headed to a top university after he graduates in 2015. Although he just finished his freshman year at Diamond Bar High School, Broadus has received a scholarship offer to play football at UCLA.

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Watch Beyonce Mosh During ‘N—as in Paris’ at Hackney Weekend 2012

While Jay-Z and Kanye West were ballin’ onstage at London’s Hackney Weekend event on Saturday (June 23), Beyonce was wilding out in the crowd. During the Throne’s umpteenth rendition of ‘N—as in Paris,’ Mrs. B was caught on camera going bonkers in the wet grasslands.

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Jay-Z + Alicia Key’s Song ‘Empire State of Mind’ Featured in New York Ad Campaign

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys‘ Grammy-winning song ‘Empire State of Mind’ was an anthemic love letter to their beloved city of New York. Now the two New Yorkers have teamed up to help lure businesses to the Big Apple with their piano-driven anthem.

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Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images

Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music Compilation ‘Cruel Summer’ Due In Stores Aug. 7

Rappers, get ready to tuck your whole summer in. Kanye West has penciled in Aug. 7 for the release of his G.O.O.D. Music compilation ‘Cruel Summer,’ according to Rolling Stone. Pusha T revealed the release date during an interview with Hot 97 personality Funkmaster Flex.

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Kevork Djansezian / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Timbaland Recruits Ne-Yo for ‘Hands in the Air’ Track

It’s time to step it up! Veteran hitmaker Timbaland has partnered with Ne-Yo for a dance track that should heat things up this summer. Their new song ‘Hands in the Air,’ will appear on the upcoming soundtrack for the new dance movie ‘Step Up Revolution.’

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YouTube ('Beez in the Trap')

2 Chainz Tapped to Open for Nicki Minaj on Her Pink Friday Tour

If you think 2 Chainz is everywhere now, just wait until the summer. The Atlanta rapper is gearing up to open for Nicki Minaj on her Pink Friday tour, according to MTV News. The North American trek starts July 16 in Chicago and ends on Aug. 12 in Vancouver.

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Usher’s ‘Looking 4 Myself’ Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Usher is back on top! The R&B crooner nabbed his fourth No. 1 album with ‘Looking 4 Myself.’ The collection premiered atop of the latest Billboard 200 chart with 128,000 copies moved in its first week of release. The album also is No. 1 in 9 other countries including the UK, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.

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Lil Wayne Explains Why He Canceled Nicki Minaj’s Performance at Summer Jam

Nicki Minaj‘s abrupt cancelation at Summer Jam 2012 concert may be a distant memory, but we haven’t heard from Lil Wayne on why he made an “executive move” to pull his superstar artist out of the show. That is, until now.

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Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

Kelly Rowland Celebrates Fun and Sun in ‘Summer Dreaming’ Video

Summer is almost here and what better way to celebrate than to have a backyard party with your friends and family. That’s the motif in Kelly Rowland‘s new video for ‘Summer Dreaming.’ The song is actually a remix of the 90′s hit song of the same name by Kate Yanai.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Drake Held His Own Summer Jam in New York on His Club Paradise Tour

Drake‘s Club Paradise Tour went on as scheduled without any arrests or bottle throwing on Saturday (June 16) in New York. As promised, Drizzy held his own Summer Jam 2012 — although Nicki Minaj didn’t show up to perform — and brought out a slew of rap heavyweights including 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Busta Rhymes, the Weeknd and many more.

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Larry Busacca / David Livingston, Getty Images

New York Model Reveals Injuries She Sustained in Chris Brown + Drake Brawl

The casualties from the Chris Brown and Drake nightclub brawl continue to rise as a New York model has come forward to reveal her injuries she sustained during the fracas. Ingrid Gutierrez is speaking out about what she witnessed at club W.i.P (Work in Progress) before champagne bottles were thrown around like freebies.

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T.I. Is a Dapper Paramour in ‘Love This Life’ Video

As T.I. preps the release of his long-awaited eighth album ‘Trouble Man,’ he offers his latest visual for the LP’s lead single, ‘Love This Life.’ Directed by Ryan Hope, the Atlanta rhyme-slinger is looking stylish in his video as he promises his lover the finer things in life.

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