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De La Soul
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De La Soul Releases J Dilla-Produced ‘Vocabulary Spills’

De La Soul and J Dilla have collaborated numerous times before the late producer’s death in 2006 from Lupus. So it’s good to hear the trio spit over a rare Dilla instrumental on their just-released single, 'Vocabulary Spills.'

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Snoop Dogg’s Uncle June Bugg Dead At 70, Stars React on Twitter

Sad news to report from the hip-hop community. Snoop Dogg’s beloved uncle June Bugg has passed away. He was 70 years old.

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Hip Hop Heads: Local Heat Goin Down!

Y'all know Albany is home to some very talented individuals.  No doubt your home for true hip hop is right here on HOT 99.1, but if you're out & about round downtown Albany tomorrow night here's a local showcase thats poppin off!

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Brandy Calls Off Engagement to Ryan Press!

Singer Brandy calls off engagement to Ryan press! Oh no! We were hoping for a happy ending fairy tale for the "Moesha" star! What happened with her & her "Baby Baby Baby"?!

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Redman
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Redman Confirms New Album With Method Man, ‘How High’ Sequel

Stoners everywhere rejoice! The sequel to the pot-loving flick 'How High' is coming soon. Redman confirmed that he and Method Man will be back for what he calls 'High How 2.'

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George Zimmerman Appears Before Judge On Recent Aggravated Assault Charges

George Zimmerman Signs Autographs At A Gun Show

George Zimmerman just keeps on proving why he is a scum bag. The latest Zimmerman sighting was at an appearance as a "guest of honor".  He actually sat at a table to sign autographs and posed for pictures with his “fans” at a Florida gun show over the weekend

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Roman GianArthur
The Boombox

Roman GianArthur Performs ‘Contrition’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

You may not realize it, but if you're a Janelle Monae fan, you're probably a Roman GianArthur fan, too. You've gotten a taste of his work on Ms. Monae's 2010 album, 'The ArchAndroid,' in which he composed and arranged the album's 'Suite Overtures' and contributed to 'Ba Bop Bye Ya.'

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ABC News 2 Video

Woman Robbed At Gunpoint While In Labor [VIDEO]

Just when you thought you had heard it all... I bet you have never heard the story of a woman being robbed at gun point while in labor to deliver a child. Well it happened in MD and of course the local news was there to give all of the sickening details

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Check Out This Wife’s Revenge On A Cheating Husband

Cheating men are part of the dating process, until you meet your husband then it all changes. Well at least it is supposed to change. This woman caught her cheating husband (Patrick Brown) who got his mistress pregnant (Shara Cormier), and decided to put them on blast via the local newspaper

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Clyde Carson
Big Hassle

Clyde Carson Teams Up With Master P on ‘Mile Away’

To celebrate the release of his new album, 'Playboy,' today, Clyde Carson debuts 'Mile Away,' his collaboration with No Limit Forever co-founder Master P.

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Pharrell Williams Arrives at 2014 Academy Awards Wearing Shorts

Pharrell Williams shocked people when he wore his now infamous Buffalo hat the 2014 Grammy Awards. So how does he top that? Well, the producer donned a shorts tuxedo (or a "shux") at the 2014 Academy Awards. And yes, it now has a Twitter.

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Da Brat
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Da Brat to Pay $6.4 Million to Victim for Bottle Attack

Da Brat's violent attack on a waitress in an Atlanta nightclub in 2007 is costing her big bucks.

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New Era

New Era Launches Heritage Series ’1934 Collection’

When it comes to caps you can’t go wrong with New Era. The company has been the trusted outfitter for sport athletes for nearly 100 years. New Era is now retro-ing caps that were made back in the 1930s with their Heritage "1934 Collection."

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Top Ten Iconic Hip Hop Sneakers

10 Most Iconic Hip-Hop Sneakers

It's no secret that hip-hop influences fashion. The same way we made due with what we had to make music we've also put a very distinct spin on ordinary items turning them into status symbols. This explains how an affordable piece of footwear became cultural capital once the companies began to pay attention to the hood.

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Death Row Records & Suge Knight Blast Dr. Dre’s $3 Million Lawsuit

The legal battles at Death Row Records continue. After Dr. Dre recently sued his previous record label for $3 million in unpaid royalties, Death Row and former label head Suge Knight are firing back, claiming that Dre has no legal grounds for a lawsuit.

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Beyonce
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Beyonce Pays Tribute to Art Director Killed in Car Crash

In a somber twist of celebrity fate, Beyonce gives a tribute to Grammy-winning art director Ian Cuttler Sala, a passenger who died in a tragic car accident involving Salma Hayek’s brother Sami.

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Fila.com

Check Out Fila’s Stack 2 Sneaker

If you've been jonesin' for another retro release Fila will have your fix in March. The RED pack is set for a March 6 launch and the Fila Stack 2 is the first silhouette that is slated to hit shelves.

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‘Space Jam 2′ is Moving Forward with LeBron James

LeBron James has long been compared to Michael Jordan as he's one of the most gifted players in basketball today. Those comparisons will now extend to cinema as James has signed on for 'Space Jam 2,' a sequel to the film that had MJ playing basketball with Bugs Bunny and the other members of the Looney Tunes.

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Man Charged With Murder After Allegedly Shooting Teen For Pranking Him [VIDEO]

This is a sad story.

This happened in Arkansas. A group of teenagers was fired upon for playing a prank on a resident by throwing eggs and smearing mayonnaise on his car. Instead of calling the police or approaching the children, like a responsible ADULT, he responded by allegedly shooting at the vehicle and killing one of the passengers

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George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty In Death Of Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman Chased Off Of Miami Beach

George Zimmerman fled Miami after an angry crowd allegedly harassed him on a local beach. Zimmerman travelled to a local beach with his girlfriend, her child and her brother. According to TMZ, Someone in the

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ScHoolboy Q and Raekwon Get Lyrical on ‘Blind Threats’

With days until the release of ScHoolboy Q's debut album, 'Oxymoron,' the TDE rapper gives us a taste of one of the project's most anticipated tracks. Today, Q unleashes a lyrical back-and-forth with Raekwon called 'Blind Threats.'

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Kansas Bill Allows For Harder Spanking For Children [POLL]

The people of Kansas feel like children are out of line in the state. The lawmakers feel children are disrespectful to teachers, parents and other various forms of authority.

What answer did the fine lawmakers of Kansas come up with ? TO ALLOW HARDER SPANKINGS, from anyone the parents grant permission to hit their children

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Nipsey Hussle Skips Court, Judge Issues Arrest Warrant

Nipsey Hussle caught attention with his $100 'Crenshaw' mixtape from last year and his consequent tour. Now he's catching attention for being a wanted man.

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Ne-Yo
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Ne-Yo Offers ’3 Simple Rules’ EP for Lovers

When it comes to love, who better to offer advice than R&B loverboy Ne-Yo. The Grammy-winning artist released his '3 Simple Rules' EP to help couples get in a lovey-dovey mood.

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Jill Scott
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Jill Scott to Perform Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ at First Oscar Concert

Jill Scott is set to put a soulful spin on Pharrell's mega hit 'Happy' at the first concert to support the 2014 Academy Awards.

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Beyonce Kanye West
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Beyonce Enlists Kanye West for ‘Drunk in Love’ Remix

Beyonce’s ubiquitous hit 'Drunk in Love' gets a makeover thanks to Kanye West. The rapper-producer, along with his collaborative partner Mike Dean, remixed Queen Bey’s song into a bass-heavy orchestral love jam.

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Lil Kim
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Lil’ Kim Is Pregnant, Debuts Baby Bump at 2014 New York Fashion Week [PHOTOS]

Surprise! Lil' Kim is pregnant. Who knew?

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These Animals Cuddling Together are the Cutest Things You’ll See Today

What's cuter than an adorable critter snoozing the afternoon away? A bunch of them napping together!

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Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson Perform at 2014 BET Honors

R&B queen Mariah Carey debuted her new single at the 2014 BET Honors, which was being taped Saturday (Feb. 8) at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Who Flipped It Better? A$AP Rocky vs. Spice 1

This week we pit A$AP Rocky's 'Peso' against Spice 1's 'Welcome To The Ghetto' to see who made better use of an S.O.S. Band sample.

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