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Top Hip-Hop Headlines Of The Week, 7/8 – 7/12

6. Pusha T Pushes Back ‘My Name Is My Name’ Release Date

Pusha T was originally set to release his highly anticipated album, My Name Is My Name, on July 16. As with every big release, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper has pushed back his album sometime in August. Does it have to do with the fact Yeezus and Magna Carta Holy Grail dropped within weeks of each other? Maybe. But Pusha is confident that My Name Is My Name is “definitely the hardest album that’s going to come out this year for sure.” Yughhhk!

7. Jay-Z Releases The Original Version Of “Dead Presidents 3″

Hov held a lively Twitter Q&A and answered just about everything his fans threw at him. One question in particular touched on whether the original “Dead Presidents 3” will ever see the light of day. Well, in a quick instance, Jay gave the green light to Just Blaze and Young Guru to release the track. The fans were treated to the full song, which was meant for American Gangster. Give it another listen up top.

8. Lauryn Hill Begins Three-Month Prison Sentence

Lauryn Hill has had troubles in the past for not paying her taxes. She skipped out on paying nearly $2 million in taxes between 2005 and 2007. She pleaded guilty to three counts of tax evasion, and was later sentenced to jail time. Earlier this week, Ms. Lauryn Hill started her three-month prison bid at the Federal Correction Facility in Danbury, Conn. She will be released sometime in the fall.


9. Wiz Khalifa Marries Amber Rose

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose have been dating for quite some time. Although there were talks of them being engaged, Wiz and Amber made an official announcement of their marriage on Twitter. The happy couple will celebrate with a wedding in the fall. If you want to take a trip back to their early relationship days, read our October/November 2012 cover story, “It’s A Love Thing.”

10. Brazilian Rapper MC Daleste Shot And Killed Mid-Performance

Daniel Pellegrine, a 20-year-old Brazilian MC known as MC Daleste, was shot in the stomach during his performance last weekend. The video footage, which shows the rapper slumping into the ground mid-way through his set, has over 4 million views on YouTube. MC Daleste’s father would speak on his son’s death the following day: “It was envy. Jealousy kills. [He] was a very good boy, a charismatic boy, docile. He had no enemies … My son was the king of funk.”

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