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  1. Kanye West and Common Join Forces to raise Job Rate in Chicago

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    Kanye West and Common have decided to collaborate in an effort to help their native city of Chicago. The city has been filled with crime and violence that seems to have increased more and more over recent years. One of the issues that Chi Town has faced is the unemployment rate specifically for young black males between the ages of 16 to 24. A 2014 January report revealed that 92% of this demographic is currently unemployed.

    After hearing about this major issue, Kanye and Common have joined forces by deciding to combine their two charities, Common Ground Foundation and Donda’s House. The two organizations will team up to help rapper Rhymefest host an annual music festival which will help promote job creation for the youth of Chicago. Common had this to say about the decision to help create jobs:

    “Any time I hear of innocent people getting shot and killed and young people with guns, it hurts. I felt I have to do more than just write songs about Chicago. Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they’re going through is because of poverty. I was doing an event in the neighborhood and there were some kids from Englewood and I said, ‘Man, what do y’all really need? What’s gonna stop this?” And they were like, ‘We need money. Man, if we could work.’ They want a chance.”

    The two charity organizations plan to launch at least 1,000 jobs this summer and add more and more jobs on a yearly basis.

  2. The Mr. and Mrs. Carter Summer Tour!

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    The Carter’s are looking to heat the summer up for their fans! According to Page Six, Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce may be planning an extravagant summer tour! It was reported that the couple will do a 20 stadium tour across the country.

    The tour is expected to begin in late June. Keep your eyes open for official dates and cities here!

  3. (Pics) Drake Grants a 15 Year Old Cancer Patient’s Wish!

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    A 15 year old teenage girl named Kennedy Brown got a very surprising visit from Drake in Houston, Texas after her friends used social media to get his attention. Kennedy, a huge fan of Drizzy, is currently suffering from a cancerous brain tumor that has forced her to stop attending school.

    After organizing a prom and graduation for Kennedy, her friends decided to do more for her by using the hashtag #DrakeForKen in hopes that Drake would get wind of her story and he did. After stating that he would record a personalized video for Kennedy, Drake decided to actually pay her a visit and meet her face to face.

    Check out these great photos below posted on Drake’s Instagram after stating “All these beautiful people #drakeforken turned into #kenfordrake I am so happy.”

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  4. (Video) ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Nas Documentary

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    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nas’ hip hop debut album “Illmatic,” a documentary following the career and impact of the legendary rapper is being released. The film is set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival the day after Illmatic’s re-release on April 16th.

    A thankful Nas issued this statement about the upcoming documentary:

    “I want to thank the Tribeca Film Festival for supporting the film with the incredible platform they’ve built over the years. It’s an honor to premiere this film in my hometown. I also want to thank One9 and Erik Parker for their persistence and hard work. Those guys and I come from the same place and era, which gives the doc an authenticity that is important to me. We wanted this film to represent the real, from the storyline all the way down to the directors and producers.”

    Check out the new trailer below!

  5. (Video) New Yeezys In June! And This Time With Which Company?!

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    Sneaker heads won’t have to wait long for a new release from Kanye West according to the man himself. Today at the Adidas Global Brand Conference in Germany, Kanye spoke about the new shoes and added, “You will see the next Yeezys in June!”

    After a public war with Nike about release dates and treatment from the people up top, it appears that Kanye is in a much happier space making shoes for the Adidas brand. Check out the video below as Kanye speaks about creativity and the new Yeezys!

  6. Jazmine Sullivan Is Coming Out of Her Break From Music!

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    In 2011, Jazmine Sullivan announced that she would no longer make music after only two albums. Well, it looks like she now has a change of heart and fans can rejoice!

    During a show in London, Jazmine announced that she is currently making music and promised that a new album will be released this year. Check out the songstress singing her hit single “Need U Bad” below!

  7. New Music: Drake – Draft Day

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    Last night, Drake surprised everyone by releasing a new track called Draft Day. In the song, Drake shouts out Johnny Manziel and Andrew Wiggins, while rapping over a Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)” sample.

    Check out the new hot track below, as Drizzy praises himself all over the beat and also hits on Jennifer Lawrence.

  8. (New Music) King James Raps Over a Jay Z Track!

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    Throughout his NBA Career, Lebron James has been very open about his love for hip-hop. Not only is King James a huge fan of rappers like Drake and Jay-Z, but it appears that he may enjoy a little studio session himself.

    The King and his childhood friend, Sian Cotton had a private studio session last summer and rapped over Jay-Z’s track “F**kwithmeyouknowIgotit.” In the freestyle entitled “Kingdome,” Lebron shows out by dropping bars about his lavish lifestyle and NBA accomplishments.

    Check out the audio below and let us know what you think! Does King James have bars or should he just stick to basketball?

  9. Long Live The King! New Music From Michael Jackson

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    Huge news came from the Estate Of Michael Jackson today as they announced that they will release a new album from the King Of Pop. LA Reid and Epic Records was granted access to decades of unreleased music from MJ.

    After searching through the treasure, Reid teamed up with producers like Timbaland, Rodney Jenkins, and John McClain to create an 8 track album entitled “XSCAPE” that will be released on May 13th. In regards to completing this new project, LA Reid stated:

    “Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world. Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with . We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world.”

    “XSCAPE” is avaliable for preorder tomorrow April 1st on itunes! Long Live the King!

  10. New Video: Kelis “Rumble”

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    Kelis has taken a break from all of that cooking to make a video for her new single “Rumble,” off her upcoming ‘Food’ album. In this visual, Kelis enjoys the great outdoors in her fishing gear surrounded by men doing outdoor activities.

    ‘Food’ is set to be released on April 22nd and don’t forget to watch Kelis on the Cooking Channel in her new show “Saucy & Sweet.” Check out the new video for “Rumble” below!