NEWS HEADLINES THAT MATTER TO THE HIP-HOP COMMUNITY

LAURYN HILL: Issues Statement On Tax Charges

Lauryn took to her Tumblr to address reports about her failure to file taxes from 2005-2007: "My intention has always been to get this situation rectified. When I was working consistently without being affected by the interferences mentioned above, I filed and paid my taxes.  This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family." [Lauryn Hill]

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Nicki Minaj and Drake: Voices Featured in Ice Age: Continental Drift

Young Money's power duo of Drizzy and Nicki lend their voices out to wooly mammoths, Ethan and Hailey, respectably, in the upcoming animated film, due in theaters July 13. [RapFix]

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50 Cent  Drops New Video
The G-Unit general unleashes, "All His Love," yet another clip off his The Lost Tape compilation. [ThisIs50]