Justin Bieber For BET's "Best New Artist"? Recognize.

Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies.

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Single of the Week: "Rain Drops," Yung Redd feat. T.C.

This is a leak from the soon-to-be-released Eviction Notice 4. You're welcome.

Wire to Wire

After establishing itself as the preeminent weekly rap news roundup, Turning The Screw is shutting its e-doors. This will be the very last installment. Rocks Off will continue to bring you all the hip-hop happenings as they happen (or as we hear about them), but go ahead and cry into your hands now.

Rap-A-Lot signed an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana.

Suge Knight's lawyer argues his client was not acting all Suge Knight-y again.

Blasphemous Chopped and Screwed Video of the Week

"No One," Alicia Keys

The first thing we thought when we read that 2 Live Crew has a new album in the works: "One and one, I thought your career was done..." (If you don't get that joke, you should listen to this.)

Hey, Wale, do you want to perform at a Black Pride parade? "Yep." How about a Gay Black Pride parade? "Nope."

Nas says hip-hop is no longer dead. Oh, by the way, Nas has a new album out, which is probably just a coincidence.

We've never been Rhymefest fans, but him releasing his next album on a red cassette is a pretty fly move.

Guess who BET nominated for "Best New Artist"? Yep, Justin mutha-effin' Bieber. Recognize.

In "We Totally Knew This Was Going To Happen" news, Limewire was found guilty of copyright infringement.

Among others, DMX will be featured on VH1's Behind the Music. This is great, great news.

KRS-One boycotts the proposed Museum of Hip-Hop. Is anyone surprised by this?


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