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LL Cool J Talks the Importance of Tithing

When asked about his over 20 years career in the world of hip-hop and how he’s been able to maintain relevance all these years with his music and acting in shows such as NCIS, he credited God and also discussed the importance of giving, more specifically tithing.
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Ja Rule Plans Comeback for 2015

With a family reality show series in the works for MTV set to premiere in early 2015, Ja Rule is also apparently ready to begin releasing new music again in the new year. Speaking with XXL in a just-released interview for the website, Ja Rule revealed that he has as much as three album’s worth of material recorded.

“You know, I’m taking my time,” he said when asked about plans for releasing new music. “I’m working. I got about maybe three albums done so I’m dropping some stuff in 2015—maybe Continue reading

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Phaedra Taking the Kids to Prison For Christmas

Phaedra Parks Visiting Apollo Nida Prison”The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks says she’s going to prison for the holidays, and she may be bringing her kids.

Phaedra’s hubby Apollo Nida is serving an 8 year sentence for money laundering and check fraud, and it looked like it would be the loneliest of times because Phaedra said she would NOT visit him.

But she’s softened for the holidays, and now says her and the kids will probably go on a field trip to the big house.

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50 Cent Signs $78Million Underwear Deal

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has closed a $78 million deal with FRIGO Revolution Wear to promote men’s underwear.
The famed rapper announced the deal on Instagram on Monday before appearing on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to endorse the $100 briefs.
50 Cent admits that the product was designed prior to his involvement, but he is quick to defend the hefty price tag. He told Meyers, “Women spend so much money on lingerie; it’s the right project for men.”

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Movie Theaters Refuse to Show ‘The Interview’ After Threats

Sony is dropping its planned Dec. 25 release of ‘The Interview,’ the comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco that depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The decision comes after some of the nation’s largest movie theater chains including Regal, Carmike and Cineplex said they were holding back or dropping ‘The Interview’ from screens in the aftermath of a hack that has ballooned from embarrassing disclosures for Sony Pictures executives to involve threats against theaters screening the film.
“Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business,” Sony said in a statement on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Bobby Shmurda and Crew Arrested on Secret Indictment

The rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested today after a long-term investigation by the NYPD related to his possible involvement in shootings and narcotics trafficking. This is Shmurda’s third brush with the law in recent months, following charges for possessing a gun and drugs.

Kati Cornell, the director of public information for New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor, confirmed that the rapper was arrested in his car in the early hours of morning. According to official sources, he was arrested along with several members of GS9, the Brooklyn gang that also lends its name to Shmurda’s rap crew.

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Nicki Minaj Prepares for Lowest First Week Sales of Her Career

According to HitsDailyDouble, The Pinkprint is predicted to move 170,000-180,000 units (including streams) in its initial week. Those numbers are less than the first week totals for Nicki’s previous albums. Her 2010 LP Pink Friday opened with 375,000 units, and 2012’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded came out the gate with 253,000 copies.

However, a 170,000-180,000 range is in line with other major Hip Hop releases in 2014. Rick Ross’ Mastermind (179,000), Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron (139,000), Shady Record’s Shady XV (138,000), and Jeezy’s Seen It All (121,000) all came in under the 200,000 mark first week.

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