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Turning the Screw: Kyle Hubbard, Rihanna, Diddy, T.I., MF DOOM, 50 Cent, Flo Rida, Mims, Luke, Lil Flip 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: "My Girl Likes To Drink," Kyle Hubbard

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After two weeks of silence, Rihanna issued a statement saying that she is "doing well." Those classy, classy folks over at TMZ showed us why Rihanna's statement did not say she's "lookin' good." 

A PR release revealed that Diddy has an album coming out. In September. It's February now, by the way.

To commemorate his impending incarceration, T.I. has planned a 12-stop tour. His second to last stop? Houston, baby.


Remember when MC Hammer dropped the MC from his name? So does MF DOOM.

In an interview with King magazine, 50 Cent revealed that he - cross your fingers - might be retiring. He also talked about releasing a greatest-hits album, which would be composed of "How To Rob," "In Da Club" and, and, well, we suppose that's it. (Just joking. We actually like some of 50's stuff. And Get Rich Or Die Trying remains a fantastic album.)

Nelly is trying to get a TV show. Meanwhile, we're trying to find a hard object to bludgeon ourselves in the head with. (Hammer has a show coming out as well.) 

DJ Khaled is now the president of Def Jam South. His application to Def Jam Suck Ass must've been lost in the shuffle. (Also, Def Jam turned 25 years old and is preparing a greatest-hits album composed of... wait, we already did that joke. Dammit.)

Ugh. You heard that "Right Round" song by Flo Rida, right? So have a whole heap of other people, apparently.

Recent attempts to make a Tupac biopic were... wait for it, wait for it... shot down. Thank you, thank you, we're here every Monday.

Suge Knight pled guilty to beating his girlfriend. Responded the judge presiding over the case, "No shit."

Mims would like you to know that he is still hot.

Uncle Luke was arrested because of failure to pay monies owed to the court. Said the judge presidi- oh, goddammit.

Shyne, the guy Diddy totally threw under the bus, is finally getting out of jail. Remember that song "Bad Boyz" (above) he had? Man, that song was dope.

The Kanye, in a rare act of bravado, claims to have made the "best beat ever."

Yes, Kid Cudi was tased. No, Kid Cudi was not arrested.

Houston Rap Video of the Week

Because you either missed it or forgot about it.

Lil' Flip, "I Can Do That" (Chopped and Screwed)

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