T.I. – My Potna

T.I. jumps on DJ MLK & DJ Scream’s upcoming 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards mixtape with an exclusive joint titled “My Potna”. PREVIOUS: Nelly & T.I. Perform “Rick James” on Good Morning America (Video)

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VIDEO: S. Fresh – Back 2 Da Money @ItsSFresh

S. Fresh just hit us with a dope new track and video called Back 2 Da Money. His new mixtape called “RedCups2: Back 2 Da Money” is dropping Nov. 14th on LiveMixtapes.com so be sure to download and listen to that as well. Stay tuned for more music and vids from this artist and more on hhw.

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Flatbush ZOMBiES & Bodega Bamz: Better Off Dead Tour Cypher (Video)

It looks like this year’s BET Cyphers really got people feeling some type of way. First Crooked I’s C.O.B crew came with one, then Pro Era dropped one in Statik Selektah’s ShowOff basement,  and now the Flatbush ZOMBiES and Bodega Bamz join in on the fun. Live from their Better Off Dead Tour bus, the Brooklyn trio and [...]

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Timbaland Changes Album Name & Previews New Jay Z Song

Having already shuffled back and forth between options Rebirth and Shock Value III as potential names for his upcoming album, Timbaland is throwing out a handful of surprises with a third potential LP title as well as the preview for an unreleased upcoming Jay Z track. Taking to the Belgium leg of the ‘Magna Carta Tour’ to share the news, Timbaland revealed a third album name option, Textbook Timbo, while also sharing a sneak peek at the bumping and drum-heavy exclusive collaborative track “Bounce.” Look below to watch Timbaland as he shares a sneak peek of the track as well as the third official announcement of his upcoming album name.

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Ne-Yo ft. Future – Luxurious

New music from Ne-Yo featuring Future.

Previously: Young Scooter ft. Future – Caught Up In The Streets (Video)

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2 Chainz Appears On ESPN’s ‘First Take’

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Sgt. Over ft. Ras Kass – I’m Thru

Ras links with Jersey City’s Sgt. Over for “I’m Thru”.

Previously: Sgt. Over ft. Ransom – Black Death

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C Plus – Semi-Retirement

The Big Paycheck is a compilation of tracks executive produced by A$ AP Ant and presented by DJ Nick of Marino Gang Records. Among the featured artists, Sacramento’s C Plus contributed to the mixtape with “Early Retirement” produced by Chase Moore and Hippie Sabotage. The Big Paycheck also has some new, exclusive music from A$ AP Ant, [...]

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Beni Haze featuring Pusha T & Planet VI – It’s On Me (Behind The Scenes)

With collaborative projects alongside The Neptunes, Timbaland and Nottz under his belt, Virginia-based Beni Haze has released a behind-the-scenes look at his recent project “It’s On Me” featuring Pusha T and songwriters Planet VI. Clocking in at just one minute, the video shows Pusha T in the heat of studio time while “It’s On Me” streams alongside. Peep the video above and stream the tune in full below.

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50 Cent Attempts To Cry On Cue In ‘American Gangster’ Audition Tape

50 Cent Signs Copies Of His Book "Formula 50: A 6-Week Workout and Nutrition Plan That Will Transform Your Life"

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Even rap superstars go through bad auditions some times. 50 Cent’s audition tape for 2007′s “American Gangster” has been leaked and shows the rapper trying to snag the role of a crony of drug kingpin Frank Lucas (played by Denzel Washington). In it, we see 50 attempting to cry on cue for an especially emotional moment.

Defamer, who acquired the footage, says the role ultimately went to Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is currently in the critical favorite “12 Years A Slave.”

50 Cent’s most infamous acting role is as Marcus in “Get Rich Or Die Tryin.’” According to his IMDB profile he has over 15 credits to his name and just completed another movie called “Vengeance.”

Recently, 50 took his star power to the small screen in Sundance Channel’s Dream School. The reality-based show highlights 15 high school kids with problems ranging from drug addiction to teen pregnancy. “Dream School” gives the kids the chance to finish their education with help from celebrity “mentors” like 50, Swizz Beatz and Reverend Jesse Jackson.

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