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Happy Birthday Beanie Sigel!

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Born on this date in 1974 in the City of Brotherly Love, Dwight Grant aka Beanie Sigel aka Beans morphed into a icon in the Philly Hip Hop scene as the leader of the now defunct Roc-A-Fella Records’ State Property. Even with all of his legal troubles and the untimely split of the Roc, Beanie […]

Dame Dash Turns Himself in Over 400K in Outstanding Child Support

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After three years of failing to stand before a judge for an outstanding child support warrant, former Roc-A-Fella Records exec Dame Dash turned himself into the NYPD today to face the authorities for any claim that they may have against him. Dash alleges that he doesn’t owe the child support and he’s only turning himself […]

Kanye West Sues Roc-A-Fella, EMI Over Masters and Publishing

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Following through on a rant he made last year regarding the ownership of the masters from early in his career, Kanye West has filed a lawsuit against his pal Jay-Z’s former label Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def Jam Records, and EMI Publishing. In October, West posted a video alleging that Sony ATV, the company that purchased […]

Dame Dash Insists That Lyor Cohen is Still a Culture Vulture

Dame Dash Insists That Lyor Cohen is Still a Culture Vulture

On Wednesday (Aug. 1), previous head of Def Jam Recordings and current YouTube Global Head of Music, Lyor Cohen, showed up on The Breakfast Club for an interview and while being asked about signing an artist with a drug addiction, Dame Dash was brought up in the conversation. While Dash and Cohen have a long […]

A Quick Look at Why Lil Wayne’s ‘Top 5 Rappers of All Time’ List Is Accurate AF

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In his prime, Lil Wayne arguably held the crown as “Best Rapper Alive”. His work ethic for releasing countless mixtapes throughout the years made the self-declaration a strong-yet-valid statement. From revolutionizing the way the world actually perceives mixtapes, to ushering Drake and Nicki Minaj into the spotlight as soon-to-be legends in their own right, the overall consistency […]

Happy 44th Birthday To Beanie Sigel!

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Born on this date in 1974 in the City of Brotherly Love, Dwight Grant aka Beanie Sigel aka Beans morphed into a icon in the Philly Hip Hop scene as the leader of the now defunct Roc-A-Fella Records’ State Property. Even with all of his legal troubles and the untimely split of the Roc, Beanie […]

Dame Dash Has “Brutally Honest” TV Series About Roc-a-Fella In The Works

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Dame Dash has linked up with Preachers Of L.A. executive producer Lemuel Plummer to develop a TV series that will tell the story of Roc-A-Fella Records. The label co-founded in 1996 by Dash, Kareem Burke, and Jay Z, and by the 2000s featured an epic roster of artists including DJ Clue, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleak, Cam’ron, and Kanye West.  “It means […]