Justin Bieber For BET's "Best New Artist"? Recognize.
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This is a leak from the soon-to-be-released Eviction Notice 4 . You're welcome.
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After establishing itself as the preeminent weekly rap news roundup, Turning The Screw is shutting its e-doors. This will be the very last installment. Rocks Off will continue to bring you all the hip-hop happenings as they happen (or as we hear about them), but go ahead and cry into your hands now.
Rap-A-Lot signed an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana.
Suge Knight's lawyer argues his client was not acting all Suge Knight-y again.
The first thing we thought when we read that 2 Live Crew has a new album in the works: "One and one, I thought your career was done..." (If you don't get that joke, you should listen to this .) Hey, Wale, do you want to perform at a Black Pride parade? "Yep." How about a Gay Black Pride parade? "Nope." Nas says hip-hop is no longer dead . Oh, by the way, Nas has a new album out, which is probably just a coincidence. We've never been Rhymefest fans, but him releasing his next album on a red cassette is a pretty fly move. Guess who BET nominated for "Best New Artist"? Yep, Justin mutha-effin' Bieber . Recognize. In "We Totally Knew This Was Going To Happen" news, Limewire was found guilty of copyright infringement . Among others, DMX will be featured on VH1's Behind the Music . This is great, great news. KRS-One boycotts the proposed Museum of Hip-Hop . Is anyone surprised by this?
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