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K Camp Charts His Progress From His Mom’s Basement To His Debut Album

K Camp's debut album, Only Way Is Up, is finally in stores now. But don't expect him to be celebrating too much.

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50 Cent on the 10-Year Anniversary of ‘The Massacre’

50 Cent is bleeding. Or at least that's what it looks like on first glance; the G-Unit general is taking a break from filming a fight scene for the second season of his Starz TV show Power and the fake blood on his mouth and cheek indicate some of the blows found their mark...

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Kendrick Lamar “The Blacker The Berry”

"I'm African-American/ I'm African/ I'm black as the heart of a fucking Aryan."

Kendrick Lamar is short on qualifiers. This afternoon (Feb...

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K Camp Will Have Boosie Badazz On His New Mixtape

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Jay 305 Signs To Interscope Records

OPM's Jay 305 is the newest signee to Interscope Records. The 27-year-old West Coast MC started buzzing last year when Dom Kenndy released Young Nation Vol...

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Young Chop Knew The Drill Movement Would Slow Down

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Jadakiss Earned Eminem’s Respect With ‘Kiss Of Death’

Anyone who is a fan of hip-hop knows the legacy of Jadakiss, The LOX and D-Block. Ten years ago, on June 22, 2004, a then-29-year-old ‘Kiss released Kiss Of Death, which showcased his growth as a vivid street lyricist...

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Yesterday, Beats Electronics' $3 billion sale to Apple was confirmed after weeks of speculation—and maybe a little premature celebration—making Dr. Dre hip-hop's wealthiest artist, if not quite a billionaire. But another part of the deal which came to light yesterday was that Dre and his Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine—himself the co-founder of Interscope Records 25 years ago and until yesterday the chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M for more than a decade—would take executive positions at Apple. That means Iovine, the producer-turned-label chief who Billboard called the most successful major label industry head of the past quarter century, was to leave the label which became the longtime home to artists like Eminem, 50 Cent, Dre and Kendrick Lamar.

With such an extensive history in the music industry—especially in the hip-hop world, with affiliations with Death Row, Aftermath, Bad Boy, TDE, Shady Records, G-Unit, Star Trak and more—it's no surprise that Iovine is probably the most-referenced executive in hip-hop. As he leaves Interscope for the green pastures of the tech world, XXL has pulled together 33 hip-hop songs that name check the former Interscope chief. —Dan Rys
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33 Hip-Hop Songs That Name Drop Jimmy Iovine

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Jimmy Iovine Leaves Interscope Records After 25 Years

Jimmy Iovine, the Interscope Records co-founder who has run the highly successful label since its inception in 1989, is leaving the company after 25 years, according to Billboard...

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50 Cent Leaves Interscope

50 Cent announced today that he has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG. The hip-hop mogul will now transition to independent status after a successful 12-year run with Shady Records/Aftermath and Interscope, during which he sold over 30 million albums...

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