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Friday, February 17, 2012

T-Pain - 5 O'Clock ft. Wiz Khalifa, Lily Allen

Strap of Travis Porter Arrested at Atlanta Airport

Atlanta hip hop trio Travis Porter is at least temporarily down one member, with MTV reporting that Harold "Strap" Duncan was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this morning.

Strap was reportedly busted for trying to get through security with a firearm. He was then taken into custody by airport police and has since been transferred to Clayton County jail in Jonesboro, Georgia.

While Travis Porter has yet to release their oft-delayed debut album, the group has been building a buzz in Atlanta for years. In 2010 they had a breakout hit with the strip-club anthem "Make It Rain."

Aside from Strap, the group includes Lakeem "Ali" Mattox and Donquez "Quez" Woods.

2 Chainz, Tyga, Mac Miller Cover The Source

Hip hop's rising stars are the focus of The Source magazine's upcoming issue, with 2 Chainz, Mac Miller, Tyga and Kendrick Lamar starring in a special cover story.

Titled "Hey Young World," the story zeroes in on "four very different artists bringing their unique brand of hip hop to the youth."

 Mac Miller and Kendrick Lamar had break-out years last year with their much talked about releases Blue Slide Park and Section.80, respectively. This year Young Money's Tyga and Atlanta's 2 Chainz — formerly Tity Boi of Playaz Circle — are poised to make a mark with solo LPs of their own.

 The February/March issue of The Source hits stands February 21.

Bobby Brown Gets Invite to Whitney Houston's Funeral

When friends and family gather to wish music legend Whitney Houston a final farewell on Saturday, Bobby Brown will be among those in attendance. It took some doing, but the R&B singer has been officially invited to his ex-wife’s funeral, according to a report from TMZ.

Divided on whether or not to issue an invite to Brown, the Houston family eventually decided that Whitney’s ex should be among the 300 or so guests at the private ceremony, which will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Houston’s hometown of Newark, NJ.

A Houston family source told TMZ, “At the last minute, the family felt that it would keep the peace at the funeral [to have Bobby there] ... even though some family members were against it.”

 In the days following Houston’s death it was widely reported that Brown, who was married to the Grammy Award winning songstress from 1992 to 2007, was not in good favor with the Houston family. He was allegedly kept from seeing the couple’s 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, even after the teen was hospitalized following the death of her mother.

Despite the apparent turbulent relationship between Brown and the Houston clan, differences will be set aside as everyone bids farewell to Whitney. Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the ceremony. Clive Davis, the music mogul responsible for discovering Houston, will speak at the service, which will be televised and streamed online.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

While on the Grammy red carpet last night Common revisited the oft-discussed topic of his beef with Drake, but this time the veteran emcee declared the skirmish to be "over."

"It's over. But it was all in the art of Hip Hop," Common said in an interview with Touré for Fuse Network. "He said some things to me so I had to say some things back."

 When asked if it was Drake who started the whole mess, however, Common stopped short of assigning blame.

"I wouldn't say [he started it] but I know I heard something that I felt was directed to me so I addressed it. That's all. But you know, thank God we were able to move forward from it and all is good."

Previously, Common had said he didn't know how the beef would end, and even admitted to liking Drake's music.

Diddy Hospitalized Briefly for Post-Grammy Migraine

Diddy threw a party last night that he won't soon forget, but it's not for the best of reasons. The hip hop mogul and infamous party magnate was hospitalized briefly this morning following a post-Grammy bash at the Playboy mansion, according to TMZ.

Diddy was suffering from an extreme migraine, which got so bad that his staff took him to a UCLA hospital emergency room. His pain eventually subsided, and he was released from the hospital early this morning.

Normally a prolific tweeter, Diddy was largely absent from the social network today, until making appearance to thank his fans for showing concern following reports of his hospitalization. "

Thanks for all the Twitter love! I'm fine. I just had the craziest Migraine. I'm just sleeping it off now. Thank you. Love yall," he wrote to fans.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Jacob Latimore feat. Diggy Simmons - Like 'Em All

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Birdman - Y.U. MAD ft. Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne

The co-founder and CEO of Cash Money Records, Baby a.k.a. Birdman (born Bryan Williams) has shaped music history by helping put New Orleans on the hip hop map, and introducing future superstars to the game. The label launched platinum acts like Juvenile, Big Tymers (Birdman’s duo with producer Mannie Fresh), Lil’ Wayne, and—through Wayne’s Young Money imprint—Drake and Nicki Minaj. Aside from his work with Cash Money, Birdman, is known for his close, father-son relationship with Lil’ Wayne, who signed with Cash Money at age 8. BET

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Suge Knight Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Former CEO of Death Row Records Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested in Vegas last night for possession of marijuana. TMZ reports that Knight made an unsafe lane change in his black Bentley. After being pulled over, officers found that Knight had multiple warrants out for his arrest all for minor traffic violations. He was taken into custody when the cops found a small amount of marijuana in his possession. The imposing hip hop figure was booked and released shortly after.

However, Knight might be in even deeper trouble. As previously reported, Knight pled no contest to driving with a suspended license last February and was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation, which means this arrest will likely result in further penalties for Suge.

50 Cent feeds children as part of his Street King campaign

50 Cent is putting his money where his mouth is.
The rapper and philanthropist has traveled to Africa to create awareness around hunger and poverty issues as a part of his Street King campaign.

Fifty is currently traveling through Kenya and Somalia, accompanied by ABC News reporter Dan Harris, who is documenting the journey for Nightline.

The G-Unit general posted pictures to his Facebook and Twitter account yesterday that show him during a visit to a refugee camp in Somalia. "At times today, this confident rapper was left speechless," Harris tweeted of that particular visit.

Part of 50’s mission in Africa is to rally awareness for the impoverished nations, and he did so by showing proof in photos he posted to his Facebook account. “I’m in Somalia this week to show the world the devastation that is taking place,” he wrote. “Children going hungry everyday, even dying everyday from hunger. I am going to keep sending thru images from out here. I need you to take these photos and re-post to your friends. The world needs to see what is going on.”

Street King is an energy shot created by 50, partial proceeds of which go to battling hunger in impoverished countries. In recent months, the rapper has devoted much of his star power to generating support for the drink and its cause.

Nate Dogg Associate Says Celeb Friends Bailed on Healthcare Bill

After a judge ordered the estate of the late hip hop legend Nate Dogg to pay an Orange County, California hospital nearly $300,000 in unpaid bills, United Music and Media Group CEO David Michery says he's the one who's been left with the hefty tab.

Michery, a close associate of the West Coast rap icon, tells TMZ that he signed on the dotted line to take on the healthcare debt because no one else in Nate Dogg's life would step up.

"I was the only person who would come forward because I didn’t want him to die," Michery said. "Me and Nate have 20 years history together and I did what everyone should have done and tried to save his life ... not let him get kicked out in the streets and die." Michery added that "none of Nate's so-called rapper friends" offered to chip in to help.

Nate Dogg was cared for by CareMeridian hospital between 2008 and 2010 after he suffered a second stroke. The hip hop singer died last year from ongoing complications.
Reached by TMZ, known close friend and Nate Dogg collaborator Warren G said he did all he could for his fallen friend, but simply couldn't afford to take on his healthcare bills.

"I rode with Nate 'til the end ... I did what I could do for him with other things financially," Warren said. "If I was able to pay for his hospital bill, I would have. I made several calls to numerous people for help. I love Nate ... he's my brother." Michery said he plans to pay the debt by releasing several previously unheard Nate Dogg songs, which he says are in his possession. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop.

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In Memory of Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 - February 11,2012)

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