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Jay-Z says all this Michael Phelps bashing is unnecessary.
(Did he just hear about that situation?)
Remember when hip-hop used to carry enough clout that allowed it to spearhead various acts of social activism? Well, it may not be like that anymore, but hey, at least it can help lower bus fare
. That's gotta count for something*, right?
* About 0.85 cents, we assume.
Lil Wayne made a guest appearance in court this past week re: those pesky gun charges
. Said the judge of Weezy's bond: "It'll be a milli, a milli, a milli, a milli, a mil, a milli, a milli..."
The Kanye did what The Kanye does
on a recent BET appearance.
We saw this headline and laughed a bit: "Lil Boosie Hit With Assault Charges."
Despite Chris Brown's sincerest efforts, Rihanna is dating again
Ricky Ross has grown tired of fake-hating 50 Cent, now turns fake-hate towards Eminem
. Also, doesn't the new Eminem album cover look exactly like T.I.'s Paper Trail
? It's never been like Em to jock someone else. He's been slipping lately.
Jadakiss's album has been doing pretty well, but some found it rather underwhelming
Lauryn Hill is back.
Want to feel like a prostitute? Purchase Russell Simmons' "Rush Card."
Oh yeah: there's an ODB tribute in the works
Hey, Ja Rule ain't dead
. That's good to know.
Asher Roth's Asleep in the Bread Aisle
Houston Rap Video of the Week
Because you either missed it or forgot about it:
God, we hope this is what the apocalypse looks like: