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Ain’t Sippin on Nothin! Sorry Weezy & Soulja Boy! Sizzurp Ingredient Promethazine Codeine Off Shelves!

Specialty pharmaceutical company, Actavis has pulled its specialty cough syrup containing promethazine codeine for suppression of cough/pain management off of its shelves. What's artists like Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy & 2Chainz to do now?!

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House Fire Rages In Newtown

Troy Fire Fundraiser

The fire in the Burgh last week is still under investigation.  The community is holding a fundraiser for the Lavendar family who resided next door to the house where the fire originated. However, since their house was severely damaged as well, they lost everything in the blaze.

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Jay Z’s Life + Times Presents ‘Where I’m From: Robinson Cano’

Jay Z's Life + Times has unveiled a short video documentary profiling Roc Nation Sports client and Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano.

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Pharrell Williams, Jay Z and Beyonce Nab 2014 Webby Awards Nominations

Chart-topping superstars Pharrell Williams, Jay Z and Beyonce are among the nominees for the 2014 Webby Awards, which celebrates Internet achievement and innovation.

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Fat Joe Releases ‘Another Day’ With Rick Ross, French Montana + Tiara Thomas

Another day, another hot track. Fat Joe released a new song called 'Just Another Day,' which re-flips Queen Latifah’s song of the same name. The New York rhymer also recieves some lyrical assistance from Rick Ross, French Montana and Tiara Thomas.

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Future Teams Up With Kanye West on ‘I Won’

Future is a champion. The rapper just released his collaboration with Kanye West called 'I Won.' The rap ballad is dedicated to their fiancees, Ciara and Kim Kardashian, respectively.

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Hip Hop Rumors: Is Beyonce’s Brother Going to a Homeless Shelter?

Remember the love child Matthew Knowles, Beyonce's dad fathered? Well Matthew is facing financial difficulties & cannot pay his child support. Will 4yr old Nixon Knowles go to a homeless shelter?

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Game Accused of Assaulting Fiancee Tiffney Cambridge

Rapper Game is currently under investigation for felony domestic violence after allegedly assaulting his fiancee Tiffeny Cambridge.

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Locksmith Recounts Past Abuse in ‘Hardest Song Ever’ Video

It takes a strong person to record a song like this, much less make it the lead single of your album. But it should come as no surprise that Locksmith would be the artist willing to be so brave and bold. 'Hardest Song Ever' relives painful memories, but also inspires ho

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Reality Check: Love & Hip Hop ATL’s Benzino Shot! Official Interview [VIDEO]

Over the weekend, star of Love & Hip Hop ATL, rapper, & magazine publisher Benzino was shot multiple times while attending his mother's funeral!

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Def Jam

YG Talks Making ‘My Krazy Life,’ Rap Beef & White Kids Using the N-Word [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

The man behind 'Toot It And Boot It' and 'My Hitta' talks about the making of his critically-acclaimed album 'My Krazy Life,' sending shots at other rappers and his gangbanging past.

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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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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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