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by Jay Alexander posted Nov 14 2013 1:36PM





Lil Kim's ex-boyfriends, Damion "World" Hardy, has been ordered to take anti-psychotics in order to stand trial for six murders.

Lil Kim's ex-boyfriend, Damion "World" Hardy, is facing some serious trouble. A federal appeals court recently upheld a judge's decision to forcibly medicate Hardy so that he'll be able to stand trial for six murder charges.

Hardy has repeatedly attacked prison guards and inmates while in jail, and he also suffers from schizophrenia and delusions that he is the Messiah, so administering anti-psychotic drugs is necessary, the panel of three judges say. To give you some background on Hardy, he was arrested in 2004 for the six murders he took part in, and he could be facing the death penalty for killing a rival when he was the leader of the Cash Money Brothers drug gang which is based in Brooklyn.

Hardy once lived in a New Jersey mansion with Lil Kim, and things started going south in 2004 when he took a trip to the Middle East in an attempt to meet with kings of Morocco and Jordan. In that same year, he claimed that his relationship with the Hardcore rapper ended because he was part of the Masons, a secret society.

Hardy's defense lawyer, David Ruhnke, declined to comment to NY Daily News on whether his client would be appealing the orders to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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by Jay Alexander posted Nov 14 2013 1:22PM

Kendrick Lamar describes the impact that his vision of Tupac Shakur had.

In Kendrick Lamar's GQ cover story, the Compton, California rapper recounts the story of a vision he had of Tupac Shakur.

"I was coming from a late studio session, sleeping on mom's couch," Kendrick Lamar says during the interview with GQ. "I'm 26 now. It wasn't that long ago. I remember being tired, tripping from the studio, lying down, and falling into a deep sleep and seeing a vision of 'Pac talking to me."

Lamar continues, saying that it was an experience that had an impact on his life, despite him finding it odd.

"Weirdest shit ever," Lamar says. "I'm not huge on superstition and all that shit. That's what made it so crazy. It can make you go nuts. Hearing somebody that you looked up to for years saying, 'Don't let the music die.' Hearing it clear as day. Clear as day. Like he's right there. Just a silhouette."

Lamar says the vision impacted his view regarding his lyrics.

"It wasn't just about money, hos, clothes, drinkin'," Lamar says. "I mean, I come from that world, but at the same time, I started to realize that there's people out there that can't really connect to that lifestyle. They're in the struggle."

During the interview, Lamar also talks about what his next release may sound like.

"I don't know," he says. "It depends on where my emotion is. How angry I'll be, or how happy I'll be, or how confused I'll be."

GQ released a video to promote the article today (November 13). The video features Kendrick Lamar rapping while on the cover shoot for the publication.

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by Jay Alexander posted Nov 13 2013 2:03PM

Ghostface Killah is set to join the cast of VH1's "Couples Therapy," a television series slated to begin airing January 2014.

Ghostface Killah and Kelsey Nykole are scheduled to join a cast that includes former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star Jon Gosselin and Liz Jannetta, "Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills" cast member Taylor Armstrong and John Bluher, and former Teen Mom cast member Farrah Abraham.

"These couples, at a crossroads in their relationships, will join together for over two weeks as they undergo intensive relationship therapy," a press release for the program says. "The couples will participate in group and individual therapy along with relationship exercises out in the 'real world' to see if they can rekindle the love they used to have for one another—or if it's simply time for them to move on." 

The program has featured several rappers in past seasons. DMX, Too Short, Flavor Flav and Chingy are among the former cast members of "Couples Therapy."

Too Short spoke with HipHopDX about the series in a December 2012 interview.

"I was exploring some loose ends and it was something that came out of the blue," Too Short said of the program in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "They asked me to be on the show and we were going over the numbers, and I was like, 'Shit, you’re going to give me that much? How long do I have to be there?' They told me a couple of weeks. I told them I wasn’t too sure, but I wouldn’t mind getting that payday. I’m not really like in a relationship to go through couples therapy with. We went back and forth for three days and finally they came back with an angle of you can just come on there. So, I went on there and got a little therapy from a real therapist try to figure out why I don’t like to commit and it worked a little bit. Shit, I really went through the motions and I really did the real therapy. The therapist pulled me to the side the first day and said I was bullshitting. I actually was not bullshitting. I told her I would like to see what’s going on and figure out what is going on with me and these commitment issues and shit. I learned a little bit, but I still find it hard to commit." 

by Jay Alexander posted Nov 13 2013 2:02PM

UPDATE: Kendrick Lamar appears on the cover of GQ and is named "Rapper Of The Year" by the publication. A promotional video was released.

Kendrick Lamar appears on the cover of GQ.

The publication has also named the Compton, California emcee "The Next King Of Rap."

In the article, Lamar speaks on a variety of topics. One of those discussion points is Drake, a rapper he has been rumored to be feuding with throughout the year.

In the issue, Lamar described his relationship with Drake as "pretty cool" following the release of his verse on Big Sean's "Control." Lamar then added: "I mean, I would be okay if we weren't."

Following the release of "Control," Drake spoke about Lamar's verse in several interviews.

Drake responded to the song in an interview with Billboard.

"I didn't really have anything to say about it," Drake said. "It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me. That's all it was. I know good and well that Kendrick's not murdering me, at all, in any platform. So when that day presents itself, I guess we can revisit the topic."

Drake also said that he lost respect for Kendrick Lamar's sentiments on the verse.

"He didn’t come in there on some wild, ‘I’m in New York, fuck everybody,’" Drake said in September. "I almost wish he had come in there on that shit because I kind of lost a little bit of respect for the sentiment of the verse. If it’s really ‘fuck everybody’ then it needs to be ‘fuck everybody’. It can’t just be halfway.”

Drake also alluded to the verse not being entirely memorable.

"He's the new guy to love and rightfully so," Drake said. "He's super talented...That verse was a moment to talk about. Are you listening to it now, at this point in time? But it was real cool for a couple weeks. But if I ask you, for example, how does that verse start? Mind you, it'll go on and Complex or Rap Radar will give it 'Verse of the Millennium' and all that shit or whatever...I remember somebody asked if Kendrick Lamar is my biggest competition in this generation. I think Kendrick has the utmost potential. I see Kendrick tomorrow, I'ma dap him. I didn't feel a way about the verse. I get it. I get the moment. And I know that verse had no malice behind it because I saw him five days later at the VMAs and it was all love."

Following this, Kendrick Lamar was believed to have been dissing Drake during his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher verse

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by Jay Alexander posted Nov 13 2013 1:58PM

Trinidad James mentions Kendrick Lamar and Juelz Santana during his rant about New York City Hip Hop.

During a performance at the Converse Rubber Tracks show in New York City, Atlanta rapper Trinidad Jamesdidn’t hesitate in sharing his opinion on the city’s place in today’s Hip Hop. The “All Gold Everything” creator even went on to state that the South runs New York City musically and rappers in the area might as well claim the city of Atlanta as their hometown.

“I remember when New York ran this shit, dog,” said Trinidad. “When Dipset was fuckin turned the fuck up. Oh my God. I gotta wear my bandana on tilt like Juelz. What the fuck happened, dog? What happened? I remember when New York rap was the shit. And us in the South, us bammas, we was like ‘what the fuck’ and we just did our own thing. But now we run y’all musically. That’s crazy. That’s crazy. That’s crazy, my nigga. That’s crazy. I’m not trying to start nothing, but if you want to do something we can do something cause I don’t give a fuck. I looked up to New York music. And now every nigga that’s really poppin’ out of New York, you might as well tell they from Atlanta. ‘He from Atlanta. He from Atlanta. He from Atlanta.’ I’m just putting it out there. Y’all got more bloggers—y’all got niggas interviewing more popular than niggas that’s rapping.”

During his conversation with the audience, who responded with occasional words of approval and disapproval, Trinidad referenced Kendrick Lamar’s “king of New York” mention on “Control” and questioned why the Compton rapper is just now getting props for his music.

The Def Jam signee also touched on his upcoming studio album and revealed that the album is better than most projects out.

“I feel like my album is better than all this bullshit that these niggas is feeding you,” said Trinidad. “It’s bullshit, man. It’s bullshit. If it was some real shit I’d tell you it’s some real shit. But it’s some bull-fuckin-shit. Straight up, man…You can’t tell me, anybody out here that’s a real fuckin Hip Hop fan, can tell me that Kendrick Lamar supposed to be platinum just this year. He been that fuckin good. He been that good. He been that fuckin good, dog. He been that good. But now, the nigga that we been knew now he’s coming and saying shit like he the king of New York. What is that?”

With last year’s release of the Motion Family-directed “All Gold Everything” music video, Trinidad James quickly garnered viral fame thanks to millions of views on YouTube and even enlisted the help of fellow Atlanta rappers 2 Chainz, T.I., and Young Jeezy for a remix to the Don’t Be S.A.F.E. record.

Don’t Be S.A.F.E. serves as Trinidad’s debut mixtape and will be followed by the release of a studio album from the rapper, which is currently slated for release next year.
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by Eddie Campbell posted Nov 12 2013 2:01PM
Yo Gotti is back with another album called "I Am." He has a quiet a few singles to display off this album. The radio banger "Act Right," just now getting radio play "King Sh*t," and later on you will hear the most talk aboutsong off this album called "I Know" which features Rich Homie Quan. "I Am" comes out on November 19th on iTunes.
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by Eddie Campbell posted Nov 12 2013 1:47PM
Drake releases another visual from his Nothing Was The Same album. He shoots the video to "Worst Behavior" in Memphis, Tennessee where he focuses on the musical roots in which Memphis has traits in. He has cameos from Juicy J, Project Pat, and his father Dennis Graham from which Memphis is where his father is from. Click on the link to watch the video http://www.complex.com/music/2013/11/drake-worst-behavior-video.
by Eddie Campbell posted Nov 12 2013 1:39PM
Future teams up with Miley Cyrus and Mr. Hudson for this new collaboration called "Real and True." This song is very different from which you would usually hear from him, but it is a more than likely a record for radio air. This song will more than likely be on his "Honest" album which is coming soon.
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by Eddie Campbell posted Nov 12 2013 1:16PM
Recently Omarion released his second EP with Maybach Music. This EP is just a taste that would be premiered on fourth solo album "Sex & Other Drugs." On this EP he reveals new music that probably did not make the cut for the album. He also,reveals the remix to "Know You Better" featuring west coast rapper Nipsey Hussle. You can download this EP on hotnewhiphop.com.
by Eddie Campbell posted Nov 12 2013 12:59PM
Soulstress Jhene Aiko finally releases her new EP record, "Sail Out." She has been working on this project since she released her debut EP  "Sailing Souls." On this project of work it is only seven songs and she has a collaborations with TDE recording artist Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul. Her sweet calming voice will make you fall in love with her music and you will be able to play her EP out with no skipping of any record. You can purchase "Sail Out" on iTunes now.
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