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The LOX And Action Bronson Set For ‘RapFix Live’

(Swizz Beatz gives an update on LOX album)

Fans have been waiting more than 10 years for The LOX to drop a follow-up to their 2000 LP We Are the Streets, and it looks like we might finally be getting close. In December Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek dropped the four-track Trinity EP out of the clear blue sky and on Wednesday they’ll join us on “RapFix Live,” where Sway will hopefully get an update on the due date of We Are the Streets 2. Action Bronson, who is currently on his Blue Chips 2 tour, will also be live in the studio and Shakespeare will close out the episode with a freestyle.

Catch The LOX and Action Bronson on “RapFix Live” Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on MTV Jams and on Be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix!

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Diddy Hits Studio With Rick Ross To Mix Mastermind Album

The release date for Rick Ross’ Mastermind album was pushed to 2014, giving Diddy time to work his magic on the project (which is one of MTV News’ Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Albums of 2014). Rozay revealed that the music mogul will actually be mixing his LP.

He shared the news on Twitter during a studio session early Friday morning (January 10).

Ross and Diddy have been close friends for some time, with the Bad Boy CEO even appearing on the Miami rapper’s Rich Forever mixtape, and now they’re furthering their working relationship.

Rozay recently dropped the Jay Z-featuring single “The Devil is A Lie,” and he probably has a few additional surprises in store.

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Download: T-Pain Ft. Rich Homie Quan, Waka Flocka, Young Cash – ‘F–k ‘Em’


T-Pain has been dropping new music on a weekly basis, and he continues with the new single “F— ‘Em,” featuring Rich Homie Quan, Waka Flocka and Young Cash. Download “F— ‘Em” here or stream below.

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Leikeli47 Returns With LK-47 Pt. II Mixtape And ‘C&C’ Video


New York rapper Leikeli47 follows up her previous projects LK-47 and The Flower Shop As Told By Bret Elway with the new mixtape LK-47 Pt. II. Over the span of 15 tracks, the young emcee showcases her lyrical talent, with the aide of wide-ranging beats, after an intro that samples “The Dark Knight Rises.” Download LK-47 Pt. II here, or stream the mixtape and watch the new video for “C&C” below.

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Azad Right Freestyles Over ‘Dead Presidents II’ On Shade 45

RapFix previously spotlighted Azad Right’s “Showtime” video and his single ‘Now I Know’, but this time we’re checking for his bars. Watch the L.A. rapper spit his first on-air freestyle over Jay Z’s “Dead Presidents II” beat on Shade 45 in the video above.

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Childish Gambino Uses Fake Porn Site to Promote ‘The Deep Web Tour’

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Taking a lead from his album title Because the Internet, Childish Gambino launched a fake porn site to promote The Deep Web tour. Gambino tweeted, “for advanced tickets for my #thedeepwebtour ask abella about “tickets”: .” is a fake sex chat site starring adult star Abella Anderson. When “Tickets” is typed into the chat query, a link to The Deep Web Tour website comes up. A similar theme was used in Gambino’s “3005″ music video. In the visual, the actor/rapper and Anderson have a PG-13 sex chat.

The Deep Web Tour kicks off in London on February 4, and then hits the United States for stops including New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom and the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

For those wondering, “The Deep Web” also known as the so-called “dark web” is the hidden part of the Internet reserved for largely illegal activities like sex, guns and drugs. It was recently featured on the cover of Time.

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Hip-Hop Had A Strong Connection To Last Night’s BCS Championship


By Sean Lynch

The BCS era of college football ended in dramatic fashion on Monday night (December 6) as No. 1 Florida State defeated No. 2 Auburn at the hands of freshman quarterback, and Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston. Winston’s two-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left sealed a win for the Seminoles. But Hip-Hop’s presence at the 2014 BCS Championship was the talk of Pasadena, California.

Auburn tailback, Tre Mason may just be a star to those lucky enough to catch more than a glimpse of the speedy running back on their television sets. But Mason has heavy ties to Hip-Hop, heavier than you would think. Tre Mason is the son of Vincent Lamont Mason Jr. whose stage name is DJ Maseo otherwise known as Plug Three of De La Soul. The Hip-Hop trio are pioneers in their own right, but last night the elder Mason was a proud father, as he found his son on the big stage.

The junior running back found himself in the running for a Heisman Trophy, turning in a remarkable season. Highlighted by a 164 yard game in a win over Alabama, only to follow that up an SEC Championship record-setting 304 yards on 46 carries against Missouri. Last night was no different as Tre carried the ball 34 time for 195 yards and a touchdown. Making his case for any questioning his contention last year for the Heisman trophy.

But Tre wasn’t Hip-Hop’s only connection to the Auburn Tigers. The offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, who just six years ago was running High School Sports The Magazine, used a very unique way of calling in plays to his Quarterback and team. Auburn’s offense play cards sported images of Jay Z, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Ron Burgundy for their plays. An unorthodox-method in college football but surely an unconventional way to mask the offensive scheme.

Take a look at some of Hip-Hop’s tweets from last night:







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Kanye West And Tyga Hit The Studio


While their ladies have been hitting the gym and baring it all together, Kanye West and Tyga have been clocking in some studio time.Over the weekend Tyga took to Instagram to share a photo of himself in the studio with Ye, captioned, “Raww x Yeezus,” then later removed the photo.

No word on what exactly the two are working on, as both are expected to release albums this year. Tyga is currently prepping The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, while Kanye might potentially drop a new solo album in 2014 produced by Q-Tip and Rick Rubin.

Over the past few months, the two artists have spent a lot of time together outside of the studio. They’ve been spotted on doubles dates with their girls Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna, with Kim even attending Tyga’s son’s birthday bash back in October.

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Steve Stoute Wins Jay Z’s Fantasy Football League

JAY Z and D'USSE Cognac Host The Official Legends of the Summer After Party - Chicago

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Jay Z had a big year but even he couldn’t reign supreme in his fantasy football league. Complex shares that longtime friend and Translation Marketing owner Steve Stoute took home the top prize in Jigga’s fantasy football league.

Hov’s league apparently also included celebs like NBA star Chris Paul, and the rapper asked ESPN experts like Matthew Berry to help him with his draft. “Congrats to @stevestoute for winning THIS in the GUTS fantasy football league aka Jay-Z’s lg,” Matthew Berry tweeted, along with a photo of a championship ring recently.

He may not have won fantasy football, but Jay takes real-life sports very seriously. In 2013, he launched Roc Nation Sports and signed baseball star Robinson Cano and Kevin Durant.

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Rappin’ 4-Tay Blasts Drake For Copying ‘Playaz Club’ Lyrics

2012 NBA All-Star Game

By Rob Markman

It’s often said that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but Bay Area veteran MC Rappin’ 4-Tay doesn’t seem too impressed with Drake’s latest lyrics.

Drizzy makes a stand-out appearance on YG’s latest single “Who Do You Love” and rap diehards will surely find Drake’s opening bars familiar. “I gotta shorty named Texas Sin/ She got a buddy named Young JB and now you know the deal/ We turnt up in the studio, late night/ That’s why the songs that you hear coming real tight,” the OVO boss rhymes.

“New Song w/ @YG Feat @Drake In This Song Drake Copys My Lyrics & Lines From My PlayazClub Song & Pays No Homage! ???,” 4-Tay tweeted on Monday with a YouTube link to YG’s song.


The similarities in Drizzy’s lyrics and the ones from 4-Tay’s 1994 “Playaz Club” track are pretty apparent. 4-Tay starts his verse spitting: “I gotta hoe named Reel-To-Reel/ She got a buddy named SP-12, now you know the deal/ We gets freaky in the studio late-night/ That’s the why the beats that you hear coming real tight.”

It’s common practice for new MCs to interpolate lyrics from rappers that came before them. Jay Z has often done it to pay homage to his late-friend the Notorious B.I.G., and a scan of any relevant rapper’s discography will most likely uncover the lyrics of another. So, should Drake be excused because it’s common rap practice or does 4-Tay have a legitimate gripe?

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