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Turning The Screw: Jay'Ton, Bushwick, Nas, Akon, Dre, Diddy, DJ Hero, Grandmaster Flash, The Kanye, T.I., Three 6 Mafia, Bubba Sparxxx, and more

Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to [email protected] Thanks, homies.

Single of the Week: "We Here," Jay'Ton feat. Trae and Yung Quis

Wire To Wire: Nas is not a fan of Canada.

Akon, who has been quite the spokesman as of late, speaks out about Anti-Gun Violence. I wonder why he never spoke out about throwing kids off stages. Oh, yeah, that's right, probably because of this.

Anybody else catch that Dre sample in the new Dr. Pepper commercial?

Diddy has over one million followers on Twitter?! Crazy. We're not on Twitter personally, but we did eat brunch a couple of times with some guys who are really into it and, oh goodness, boy it just sounds awful. But these dudes are...

DJ Hero, Guitar Hero's urban younger brother, is creeping closer.

We made a joke last week about the forthcoming Slaughterhouse album likely being bad, but then we read that it was recorded in six days, which of course means that we were wrong and it's going to be amazing.

Defender of Human Rights: Russell Simmons

The Urban Music Awards will honor Grandmaster Flash with the Lifetime Achievement Award. That's cool. Now, can someone please explain to us what the Urban Music Awards are? Thanks.

Suge Knight co-signed Jay Rock recently and we've got to agree with him, Rock is a total badass. And Suge didn't even have to hang us head first off the balcony of a hotel room. Winners all around.

Auto-tune Free: Jay-Z's upcoming Blueprint 3

...and T.I. is officially in prison. To celebrate, here's this guy doing a very, very, very spot-on T.I. impression.

Bubba Sparxxx was arrested in a Florida restaurant recently. Take a guess which one. Yep, you got it, it was Hooter's. White rappers are so wacky.

Three 6 Mafia are trying to shop a cooking show around. Black rappers are wacky also, apparently.

Beastie Boys have decided to name their new album Hot Sauce Committee because, well, they're the Beastie Boys. And because we just got into an argument this past weekend about how it is undoubtedly one of the Top 10 hip-hop beats of all time, here's "Paul Revere."

The Kanye is a proud "non-reader of books." Oh, by the way, his book hits shelves this summer.

Houston Rap Video of the Week:

Because you either missed it or forgot about it.

"Who's The Biggest," Bushwick Bill

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