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A chat with Bartholomeux Maddox aka hip-hop artist Jay John Henry Special

Royal Oak - I stopped by Burn Rubber Sneaker Boutique Wednesday to interview Detroit HipHop artist, Finally Famous' own Jay John Henry.

Update on Meek Mill and Wale joint mixtape: It was a joke!

Philadelphia - Meek Mill has announced that he and fellow MMG rapper, Wale will be dropping a joint mixtape today, Monday, October 7. The two have collaborated on many projects, most recently the Maybach Music Group compilation album, "Self Made Vol. 3."

Mad Decent Block Party: Detroit Special

Pontiac - The Mad Decent Block Party in Pontiac, MI was like no other event I've ever attended. It was a nonstop party of dancing, hula hooping, electric music, and some of the wildest costumes you could ever imagine.

J Dilla beats featured on Yancey Boys 'Sunset Blvd' LP

Detroit - The Yancey Boys "Sunset Blvd" features all unreleased J. Dilla beats. The new collection from Illa J, J. Dilla's younger brother, and Frank Nitt, is due out September 17.

Rapper Nas honored with fellowship at Harvard

Cambridge - Hiphop legend Nas has been honored with "The Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship." The fellowship has been established to fund scholars and artists who demonstrate "exceptional scholarship and creative ability in the arts," HipHopDX reports.

Rapper Andre 3000's mother found dead

Rex - Outkast rapper and actor, Andre 3000's mother, Sharon Benjamin Hodo, has been found dead in her Rex, Georgia home, a source confirms to Billboard.

Kurupt announces Dogg Pound/Bone Thugs collaborative album

Los Angeles - Legendary Compton emcee Kurupt has confirmed that HipHop group Dogg Pound will be collaborating with all five members of Bone Thugs -N- Harmony on a collaborative album called "Thug Pound."

XXL Magazine 2013 Freshman Class revealed

XXL Magazine has released its 2013 Freshman class. The list features some of the best and brightest HipHop artists to look out for.

Lupe Fiasco takes to Twitter to blast violent HipHop lyrics

Chicago - On Sunday (March 24), rapper/activist Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter to reflect upon the violent lyrics used in HipHop music. He posted 19 tweets on the issue.

2013 Paid Dues Festival line-up announced

San Bernardino - The full-line up for the 8th annual Paid Dues Hip-Hop Festival was announced Thursday. Kendrick Lamar's team Black Hippy will headline the event which will take place March 30 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino, California.

Rapper Wycleaf Jean accepts blame for Fugees break-up

Haitain-American rapper Wyclef Jean, best known for being a member of the popular Hip-Hop group, the Fugees, recently sat down with Power 106 host Big Boy to discuss his affair with fellow Fugees member Lauryn Hill and to explain the trio's break-up.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar speaks on various music projects

Compton - Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar just dropped his second studio album, "good kid, m.A.A.d city," less than a month ago, but he's already working on various collaborations.

Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty dies in apparent suicide

New York - Hip Hop mogul Chris Lighty, the manager of artists such as Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, and Busta Rhymes, was found dead Thursday morning at his Bronx, NY apartment. He was 44.

LL Cool J debuts 'My Connect Studio', announces new album

Multi-platinum hip hop veteran and actor LL Cool J has announced the launch of his new virtual studio recording software, My Connect Studio, The Boombox reports.

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