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Kalief Browder’s Suicide Prompts John Legend to Speak Out: ‘He Died Because Our System Is Broken’

R&B singer John Legend has weighed in on the death of Kalief Browder in a thought-provoking essay, in which he states that Browder died because the criminal justice system is broken.

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Chris Brown Opens Up About Fatherhood, Ex-Karreuche & Summer Tour

The cap region is excited Breezy is comin back this summer as he just announced his "One Hell of a Nite" Tour stopping in SPAC August 28. But what about his personal life? Being a father? His relationship with his ex-girlfriend Karreuche Tran? We get nosy in his interview with Ryan Seacrest.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Kanye West Discusses Wild Rumors, Recruiting Stephen Curry to Team Yeezy & Second Child

Kanye West jumped on the phone to speak with Ebro and Nessa of Hot 97 about being a studio rat, the rumors of kicking kids out of Chuck E. Cheese's and recruiting NBA MVP Stephen Curry to Team Yeezy.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Mariah Carey’s State of Mind During Debut Album Is Examined by a Psychiatrist [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Mariah Carey's self-titled debut album kicked off a career replete with chart-topping songs, platinum accolades and material detailing the ups and downs of love. We welcome a psychiatrist to examine the singer's state of mind during this life-changing moment.

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Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images

Troy Ave Laughs Off Uproar Over ‘Major Without a Deal’ Sales, Low Numbers Explained

After being obliterated by Twitter because of staggeringly low first-week sales of his sophomore album, Major Without a Deal, Troy Ave explains why fans shouldn't be duped by his meager 4,373 copies sold.

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Mike Windle, Getty Images

The Game Sued for $12 Million After Fight on Basketball Court

A seemingly innocent game of basketball could cost the Game more than $12 million.

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Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images

Troy Ave’s ‘Major Without a Deal’ Album Sells 4,300 Copies in First Week

When you elect to title your album 'Major Without a Deal,' you're proclaiming yourself to be a viable threat on the independent circuit. Apparently, Jay Z's classic adage, "Men lie, women lie, numbers don't" still holds weight in today's climate because according to Soundscan, Troy Ave flopped. We're talking bad, real bad Michael Jackson.

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Rachel Murray, Getty Images

Lil Mama Deserves a Second Chance After Bum Rushing Jay Z, But Will Hip-Hop Give It to Her?

After Lil Mama debuted the video for her safe-sex ode "Sausage," the internet responded with more hate than love. Is she still being treated unfairly after bum rushing Jay Z at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards? We take a look.

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Taylor Hill / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Nicki Minaj Takes Aim at Ex-Boyfriend Safaree Samuels, Professes Love for Meek Mill

After Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend, Safaree Samuels, released the song "Love the Most" detailing their relationship, she fires back at him with her own candid thoughts.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Rick Ross Arrested in Georgia

Rick Ross' penchant for smoking weed has gotten him in trouble once again. The rapper was arrested for marijuana possession in Georgia Wednesday afternoon (June 10).

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Imeh Akpanudosen, Getty Images

Juicy J Discusses ‘The Hustle Continues’ Album, Three 6 Mafia Reunion and How A$AP Rocky Is Changing the Game [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Juicy J speaks to The Boombox about his new album, 'Pure THC: The Hustle Continues,' those Three 6 Mafia reunion rumors, how A$AP Rocky is changing the game and more.

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Faith Evans
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Happy Birthday, Faith Evans!

Today (June 10), we talk about Faith Evans, the first female artist to sign with Bad Boy Records, because it's her 42nd birthday.

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Johnny Nunez, WireImage

Pumpkinhead Dead at 39, Hip-Hop Community Reacts

The hip-hop community is mourning the loss of yet another one of their own. Indie rapper Pumpkinhead has passed away at the age of 39.

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Tiny and Zonnique’s New Eye Color Is a Hot Topic During ‘T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle’ Season Five

Like mother, like daughter? After episode two of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle aired last night (June 8), fans on Twitter were unleashing a barrage of questions (and some insults) darted at Tiny and her daughter Zonnique for their new eye color.

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Black Music Month DNA: The Isley Brothers – In Between The Sheets

All Month Long For Black Music Month Im posting the origins of Hip Hop's most popular songs. Hip Hop created the art of sampling basically taking something old and making it new. A lot of popular music of all genres includes sampling which originated with Hip Hop

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Mat Hayward / Johnny Nunez / Rick Kern, Getty Images

Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015 (So Far)

It’s been much harder than last year to select the Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015 (So Far), but we delivered. Check out some of the top-tier releases in hip-hop in the last six months.

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Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images

Travi$ Scott Rolls With a Trill Team on ’3500′ Featuring Future and 2 Chainz

After demolishing the festival stage with a solid performance at Hot 97's Summer Jam on Sunday (June 7), Travi$ Scott decided to keep the momentum going with the release of his newest single "3500."

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Beyonce’s Vegan Announcement on ‘Good Morning America’ Upsets BeyHive

Beyonce usually has the BeyHive right in her corner, but after watching her 'Good Morning America' announcement Monday morning (June 8), fans are disappointed with Queen Bey.

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Amber Rose
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Amber Rose Embraces Nudity on ‘How to Be a Bad Bitch’ Book Cover

Well, this cover will definitely stir the proverbial pot. On Saturday (June 6), Amber Rose released the cover for her new book, How to Be a Bad Bitch, in post on Instagram and it certainly caused some tremors in the world of social media.

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Swae Lee
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Happy Birthday, Swae Lee!

Rae Sremmurd is easily one of hip-hop’s top rap groups and today one of the members is celebrating a birthday. Swae Lee, whose real name is Khalif Brown, turns 20 years old today (June 7).

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Jennifer Lopez Hit With a Lawsuit Over Bootylicious Performance in Morocco

Not everyone loves Jennifer Lopez’s booty. An education group has slapped the singer-actress with a lawsuit over her concert performance that aired on public television in Morocco.

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Kid Cudi Angie Martinez
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Kid Cudi and Angie Martinez Go Blow-for-Blow On Twitter

Another day, another Twitter beef. Well actually, this is a Twitter spat. Out of the blue, Kid Cudi exchanged some heated words with Power 105 radio personality Angie Martinez on the popular social networking service.

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Happy Birthday, Fetty Wap!

Rap sensation Fetty Wap is having the best day of his life. Not only is the New Jersey rhymer set to perform at Summer Jam today (June 7) at MetLife Stadium, he’s also celebrating his 25th birthday.

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Chris Brown Gets Slammed By Kylie Jenner for Posting Transphobic Caitlyn Jenner Meme

Chris Brown posted a transphobic meme about Caitlyn Jenner and was quickly slammed by Tyga’s alleged girlfriend, Kylie Jenner.

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Vic Mensa
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Happy Birthday, Vic Mensa!

There is myriad of talent in the city of Chicago. One example is rapper Vic Mensa who turns 22 years old today (June 6).

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Four People Arrested For Beating A Pregnant Teen [VIDEO]

I read a lot of Blank Stare New but this is extra disturbing.

Some of the details included in this report are gruesome. Sensitive individuals may wish to consider whether they wish to view this story.

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D Dipasupil / Pool / Gabriel Olsen, Getty Images

Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Named in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Suge Knight

Suge Knight's hit-and-run case is getting worse. A wrongful death lawsuit has been brought against him and Dr Dre and Ice Cube are also named.

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Watch a Saxophonist Play Beautifully Without Even Using a Sax

This is music to your ears.

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Michel Linssen / Jason Merritt / Monica Schipper, Getty Images

Juicy J Salutes Isaac Hayes, Praises Nas’ ‘Real Bars’ for Black Music Month [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Juicy J pays homage to Isaac Hayes for Black Music Month and praises Nas' "real bars."

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Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images

Lil Durk Talks ‘Remember My Name’ Album, What He’s Doing to Stop Gun Violence in Chicago and French Montana’s Words of Wisdom [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Lil Durk opens up about his new album, 'Remember My Name,' what he's doing to reduce gun violence in Chicago and French Montana's words of wisdom.

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