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Rick Ross Admits He Tried Choking Young Jeezy Backstage At The BET Awards

Rick Ross is still out here waving his gangsta flag as if his former correctional officer status isn’t widely known. But ok, bawse. In an interview with Florida’s 99 Jamz, Ross used his promo time to clear up recent rumors claiming he canceled tour dates due to gang related threats. According to the MMG leader, no one puts fear in his heart. He says his tour was canceled due to a promoter’s lack of communication. Read more…

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A Collaborative Musical Menu For Your Thanksgiving Dinner

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Happy Thanksgiving! While you’re savoring the day with friends and family and a big ole’ feast, we’re celebrating with a crew of our favorite artists at the table this year. Here’s what everyone’s bringing:

Bob Dylan knows where to begin: with a “Turkey Chase.” Once wrangled, the bird can be topped with George Benson‘s famous “Giblet Gravy.”

While that’s getting prepped, Snoop will set up the beverage station — “Gin and Juice,” anyone?

Rick Ross, the real star of this meal, will handle the hors devours: “More better, more cheddar” (“Here I Am”);  “Air train and peanuts, it’s time to slide” (Yung Joc‘s “Brand New”); “Order crab legs with the heavy butter” (“New Bugatti”); some lobster bisque (“I Love My Bitches”); and let’s get an order of those lemon-pepper Wingstop chicken wings, because why not.

Is this making you hungry, too?

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2012 BET Awards: Rick Ross And Young Jeezy Brawl Steals The Show

Young Jeezy and Rick Ross long-simmering feud hit a boil over the weekend when the two rappers ran into each other at the BET Hip-Hop Awards taping in Atlanta. The two rappers were said to have shared heated words when they met backstage, and eventually crews got involved and the scuffle spilled out into the parking lot.

As Hot 97′s revered DJ Funkmaster Flex reported live from the scene, breathlessly (though sans bomb-drops) via Twitter:

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Trey Songz’s “Hail Mary” Includes Stevie J’s Rat Face And Joseline As A Reporter

Girl on girl football is pretty much a man’s fantasy dream come true. Forget about men in helmets and tights, Trey Songz has the ladies in booty shirts sprinting to the end zone in his new video for “Hail Mary.” Funny man Kevin Hart and Trey Songz serve as the unconventional coaches trying to lead their teams to victory through flirtatiously stretching and horseback riding with their players. Like any football game, there’s lots of aggression and women falling atop of one another from tackles. Read more…

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Artists As Executives: Young Jeezy Joins The Atlantic Records Staff

Over the last few weeks, Executive Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records Mike Caren has been making noise about a new Director position open in his department. While news of the Urban/Rhythmic-focused gig spread through re-tweets and industry word-of-mouth, it appears a different role in Atlantic’s A&R department was also up for grabs: Senior Vice President.

Late last night, Atlanta DJ Greg Street of V103 announced over the air that Jeezy was joining forces with Atlantic Records; not added to their artist roster, the Snow Man would instead be considered an addition to their staff, lending his expertise to Mike Caren’s A&R group by landing the role of Senior VP.

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Drake’s Taking His Love For Aaliyah To The Next Level By Executive Producing Her Posthumous Album

Drake to Produce the next Aaliyah album

Drake took infatuation to another level when he tattooed the late R&B singer Aaliyah‘s face on his back last year. And the tat isn’t small. Well the latest news surrounding Drizzy and one of our favorite R&B sweethearts takes his admiration for her to a level above and beyond his back ink. Hip Hop DX reports that Drake is set to executive produce Aaliyah’s forthcoming posthumous album. Drake as executive producer? This could be good, folks. Considering Drake’s ability to tap into the emotions prevalent in R&B music and his ear for hit songs–makes for a good start to cooking up some magic. Read more…

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Last Lap: Bob Dylan’s 35 Album Due Out In September

BOB DYLAN‘S TEMPEST IS SLATED FOR A  SEPT. 11 RELEASE
The Bard with a guitar (but not that guitar) returns this fall with a 35 studio album meant to mark the 50th anniversary of the day his self-titled debut hit shelves. To call this an accomplishment would be an understatement.  [ArtsBeat]

COACHELLA SHIPS OUT
The promoters behind Coachella are looking out to sea for their next project: floating festivals. Music has long been an important part of cruises, but this seems like a huge undertaking. How long will it take Urban Outfitters to make 2,800 life preservers? [LAT]

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