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J.Cole “Born Sinner” Goes Gold

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This week, J. Cole’s sophomore album “Born Sinner” has hit 506,000k copies sold, earning him another gold plaque. Congratulations!

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Nas appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° last night to discuss racism in america. Watch the full discussion after the jump.

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Juicy J is ready to drop his debut solo album ‘Stay Trippy’. The album features from Justin Timberlake, Pimp C, Trey Songz, Wale, Yelawolf, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky and more. It will be available in stores on August 27th.

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Harvard University has honored Nas by establishing the “Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship”. The fellowship by the Hip-Hop Archives and W.E.B Du Bois Institute will fund scholars and artists who show productive scholarship and creative potential in the arts in connection with hip-hop.

“Having welcomed various artists and scholars, the Hip-Hop Archive and Research Institute is uncompromising in our commitment to build and support intellectually challenging and innovative scholarship that reflects the rigor and achievement of hip-hop performance,” said Marcyliena Morgan, Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and founder and director of the Hip-Hop Archive and Research Institute.

Added Nas, “I am immensely over-the-top excited about the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at Harvard. From Queens, NY to true cultural academia. My hopes are that greed for knowledge, art, self-determination and expression go a long way. It is a true honor to have my name attached to so much hard work, alongside great names like Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and W.E.B. Du Bois and to such a prestigious and historical institution, and all in the name of the music I grew to be a part of.”

Established in 2002, the Hip-Hop Archive seeks to build on the traditions of the genre while also tracing the historical context through critical analysis. It also aims to help students explore their creativity with innovative projects. Nas was selected for the honor by a committee of university faculty members.

“Nas is a true visionary, and he consistently shows how boundaries can be pushed and expanded to further the cause of education and knowledge. The work of the Du Bois Institute is enriched by the addition of the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship,” said Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research

Via Rolling Stone

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Lauryn Hill Begins Her Prison Sentence

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In March, Lauryn Hill was sentenced to 3 months in Federal prison for tax evasion. She has now turned herself in….

TMZ Reports:

Lauryn Hill has just reported to federal prison in Connecticut, where she will begin her 3 month sentence for tax evasion, TMZ has learned.
Officials tell TMZ … the former Fugees singer was booked into the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury at 11:15 AM EST.
We’re told the FCI is a “minimum security type facility” where inmates live in “barracks type” housing.
We’re also told 38-year-old Hill will not be isolated in the facility — and will be housed with the general population.

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Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Get Married

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A few months after the birth of their first child. The couple has decided to tie the knot. Congrats!

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Dame Dash Hit With $2.8M Tax Lien

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Financial problems have just got worse for Dame Dash. Uncle Sam filed a federal tax lien against Dash for $2.8M…..

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On the corner of Carlton ave in Brooklyn, Some lucky Jay-Z fans recieved binders containing the tracklist to “Magna Carta Holy Grail”. No features have been listed yet. The album will be available for download July 4th for Samsung phone users and available to the rest of the world 72 hours later.

1. Picasso Baby
2. Heaven
3. Versus
4. Tom Ford
5. Beach Is Better
6. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt
7. Oceans
8. F.U.T.W.
9. Part II (On The Run)
10. BBC
11. La Familia
12. Jay-Z Blue
13. Nickles & Dimes

Via RR

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