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Last month there was a report/rumor going round that Rick Ross was getting his own advice column in Rolling Stone. And well shit, put molly in my champagne without me knowing, because Rick Ross actually has his own advice column in Rolling Stone. I’ll let you guys be the jury on whether Rick “U.E.O.N.O.” Ross is a qualified candidate for Agony Aunt, but once you forget about all that (if you can), this is a truly hilarious read.

Need to silence your haters? “Sounds like it’s time to go into boss mode.” Thinking about cheating on a test? “Why not?” Your pops trying to turn up with you and your boys? “I say have an open-door policy. Come on in, Dad!” Wise words only a true bawse could share.

Read Rick Ross’ advice column below…

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Codeine sippers could be in a big trouble very soon. According to a report by TMZ, Actavis, one of the most popular manufacturers of “Promethazine with Codeine” syrup have allegedly decided to stop making the product because of its wide spread abuse.

Though, Codeine syrup has been a drug of choice in Southern rap circles since the early ’90s, however, Lean has seen a rebirth over the last five years. As you know there have been reports of big Hollywood stars like Justin Bieber using the drink. Dealers from California to New York have already said the price has doubled for an ounce of sizzurp from $40 to $80. What do you think about Actavis’ decision?

A rep for Actavis — famous for the highly-refined cough syrup — tells TMZ, “Given [recent media attention], Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product.”

The Actavis rep adds, “This attention has glamorized the unlawful and dangerous use of the product, which is contrary to its approved indication.”

via TMZ

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Earlier this month, Fashawn and Exile teamed up for a new song, which they recorded for Timothy Bradley ahead of his fight with Manny Pacqiauo (well, we know how that one went, but it was a dope song nonetheless). In similar fashion, Joey Bada$$ and producer Kirk Knight touch gloves on this new collaboration, which they hope will give UFC Light Heavyweight Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis some pre-game motivation ahead of his bout with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson this Saturday. Let’s hope the Pro Era boys have better luck than Fashawn and Exile, huh?

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I always find Gucci Mane and Young Thug projects hit-and-miss (I’m just being #honest), so I didn’t exactly rush to download their new Young Thugga Mane La Flare mixtape like the rest of the world. But it’s a decision I’m definitely regretting because the Brick Squad boys have got some fire on their hands. “OMG” is an early standout from the tape, but it turns out what we heard wasn’t even complete.

Today The FADER kindly brings us the final version of “OMG,” which pairs Thug’s extra-absurd rhymes with the slippery similes of IamSu! After all, the beat was co-produced by his HBK Gang homie P-Lo and C4.

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Our boys from Toronto are back in a big way. Formerly known as the Airplane Boys, Beck Motley and Bon Voyage have decided to just go by APB and have released a new video for their track, “Harvest.” The boys are looking to release their upcoming album, Egos and Expectations, in May (executive produced by KMS). Directed by Warren Credo.

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It’s her undeniable talent that’s got Rapsody this far, but the North Carolina MC dedicates her latest video to some of the folks who’ve helped her along the way. In this clip for her thumping “Thank You Very Much” track, Rapsody hits the streets of New York City before joining a few industry friends like Hot 97′s Karlie Hustle, HipHopDX’s Kathy Iandoli and XXL’s Dan Rys in front of the camera.

The track is taken from Rapsody’s aptly-titled She Got Game mixtape, which boasts guest appearances from Common, Jay Electronica, Ab-Soul, Mac Miller, Chance The Rapper and many more.

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MTV celebrated 30 years of the Video Music Awards at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last year, but the awards are going back to Cali in 2014. Today MTV announced that the 2014 VMAs will take place on Sunday, August 24 at the recently renovated Forum in Inglewood, California, which also plays first-time host to the awards. Performers and nominees have yet to be announced, but it goes without saying that the VMAs will be hard-pressed to top last year’s twerk-fest.

Check out the video announcement below…

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NPR’s Microphone Check is an essential hip-hop podcast. Hosted by Frannie Kelley and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad, the show is more slow-paced and laid back compared to, say, Juan Epstein or The Combat Jack Show, but that can often make for more open and insightful conversation.

With his Illmatic 20th Anniversary celebrations in full swing, Nas guested on the latest episode of Microphone Check to reflect on his two decade-and-counting career in rap and much more. The legendary Queensbridge MC talked about the making of Illmatic, his love for A Tribe Called Quest, rap’s new generation and still feeling “charged” after 20 years. Nas also revealed he’s been working with No I.D., Timbaland on Swizz Beatz on his Life Is Good follow-up.

Set aside the next 75 minutes to soak up knowledge from a true OG.

Listen to the interview below…

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The newly-launched NYC-based Fat Man magazine celebrates its very first issue with Kid Cudi gracing their sleek cover. Founded by Editor in Chief Simon Rasmussen and published by Copenhagen-based design agency DyhrHagen, the magazine offers a quirky new take on fashion, ass and toys — hence “FAT.” The inside spread was shot by photographer Van Sarki and features A$AP Nast as well as Cudi. You can pick up the first issue of Fat Man on newsstands now.

Check out Kid Cudi and A$AP Nast’s Fat Man spreads below…

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James Franco and Seth Rogen’s “Bound 3” is one of the best parodies of all time (OF ALL TIME). So much so that Mr. West apparently wanted the comedy duo to perform their hilarious parody on his big day.

During a recent appearance on ABC’s The View, James Franco told the audience that Ye called him about two weeks ago and asked if he and Seth would jump back on the motorcycle the night before his wedding, which he revealed will take place in Versailles, France. He said Kanye was just as enthused about their parody as Kim, who tweeted to the pair, “You nailed it!!! Sooo funny.”

Unfortunately, Franco admitted that the performance probably won’t happen, but “it would have been awesome for about 20 seconds, but then there would be Seth with his shirt off in front all the Kardashians.”

[via Complex]

Related: Real Tears: James Franco & Seth Rogen Spoof Kanye West’s “Bound 2″ Video

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