September 2012

It was reported and confirmed, now TMZ comes through with backstage footage from Rick Ross and Young Jeezy’s skirmish at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards taping in Atlanta on Saturday night. While Jeezy’s not in the clip, and no fists are thrown, security stands in the middle of both camps as people shove and in one case shatters a mirror. According to the title, viewers should be watching some sort of fight, clearly that’s not the case here. Cameos from DJ Drama and DJ Khaled.

Footage of MMG’s Gunplay Fighting With G-Unit at the BET #HipHopAwards
War and Peace at the BET Hip-Hop Awards: Starring Rick Ross, Jeezy, 50 Cent and Fat Joe


T-Pain brings in his 27th birthday today by giving fans his latest free mixtape, Stoic. The bulky 22-tracks features contributions from Pitbull, Travie McCoy, Big K.R.I.T., Tech N9ne, T-Minus, Boi-1da, Tha Bizness, Bei Major, and more. Expect a new album from T-Pain to arrive sometime in 2013.

Stream and download T-Pain’s free offering after the jump…..



In three weeks, Kendrick Lamar’s major label good kid m.A.A.d city debut will hit stores. The anticipated album will feature contributions from Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Drake, and more. One song off the album that’s been getting great reviews off early listening sessions is a track produced by Hit-Boy. During a recent stop on his BET Music Matters tour, K.Dot surprised fans by playing the untitled song.

Catch a preview below….



Originally off his Attack the Block mixtape, Talib Kweli releases the final version of his collaboration with Ryan Leslie. The song, “Outstanding,” is produced by Boi-1da.

Stream the full version of “Outstanding” below…..



Lmao word drop fast RT @Bigbigguy: @ItsKiddKidd u guys jumped gunplay?”
-via G-Unit associate Kid Kid’s twitter.

There were two separate incidents of “aggression” at Saturday night’s taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. There was the altercation between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy (read more here), and then there was the Gunplay fight….While 50 Cent was onstage making peace with Fat Joe in honor of the late Chris Lighty, the G-Unit and MMG crews have definitely not mended their beef from the days of Pimpin’ Curly and Tia Kemp. Sources tell me that when Gunplay (of Ross’ MMG camp) walked alone through the corridor of trailers by a group of G-Unit associates, including Kidd Kidd, Mike Knox, Tony Yayo and more….he was jumped. Someone caught the end of the brawl on camera, when Gunplay and one other person are left fighting, and a policeman ends it by pepper-spraying both of them (apparently Machine Gun Kelly was downwind from the spray as well).

Watch video of the fight….
And read more details of the sheer moronic ignorance…
After the jump

Despite the drama that went down last night at the 2102 BET Hip-Hop Awards, there were also some moments of peace between the attending artists. Take Miguel and Wiz Khalifa for example. I happened to catch them passing by each other on the red carpet and had to seize the moment. They both showed each other crazy respect over the record. Miguel even deems Wiz’s remix as his favorite.

“That’s the best song I ever heard anybody sing in my entire life. His voice sound amazing on it,” Wiz explains as he stands side by side with Miguel. “You sound like.. I don’t know, like someone touched your voice, like you drank gold that morning. Keep drinking gold [laughs]. (via VIBE)

Watch the interview after the jump…



While the red carpet was hot, the stage was even hotter at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. Wiz Khalifa had the honors of opening the 2012 edition and brought a few friends along in Young Jeezy and Juicy J. Meek Mill rocked to “Amen” before calling on Kirko Bangz to perform his new single “Young & Gettin’ It.” MGK repped for Bad Boy keeping true to his high-wire acts falling down from the roof of Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Civic Center before Diddy boasted with an all-star cast of Future, French Montana and Uncle Luke.

T.I., Kendrick Lamar, and 2 Chainz kept it solo for their respective sets. But the highlight of the evening was the emotional tribute to Chris Lighty which featured a final farewell from Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Q-Tip, and the truce between 50 Cent and Fat Joe. The legendary Rakim received the highest prize as he was presented with the “I Am Hip-Hop” Legend award. Tune-in when the award show aires next Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST on BET.

View red carpet photos here.

View photos from this year’s awards show below….



The hip-hop community gathered at Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday afternoon for the taping of this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. The event was filled with celebration, a truce on stage between 50 Cent and Fat Joe, and the much-talked about controversy between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy. Wiz Khalifa, Miguel, T.I., 50 Cent, Meek Mill, Wale, MGK, French Montana, Childish Gambino, Busta Rhymes, Kendrick Lamar, and Stalley all showed off their unique styles as they stopped for interviews and strut their stuff on the red carpet.

The main show will be televised on Tuesday, October 9th at 8 p.m EST, hosted by comedian Mike Epps.

Check out the extensive gallery from the red carpet below….


Unfortunately, things got ugly at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. Even with the vibe being about positivity, mostly because of the much talked about Chris Lighty tribute where 50 and Fat Joe appeared together onstage, there was an altercation between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy. Multiple sources including DJ Drama and MTV have confirmed that both rappers got into a scuffle backstage. Rival crews passed each other and words were exchanged between security teams and entourages, which lead to mayhem. DJ Drama gave a breakdown what he witnessed and says both parties walked away “unscathed.”

According to our sources, Ross and Jeezy exchanged words backstage and started pushing and shoving each other. We’re told BET security and bodyguards for each of the rappers eventually separated the two. Our sources on the scene say that after the fight had been broken up, a member of Rick Ross’ entourage pulled out a gun while in the parking lot and shots were fired. It is unclear if the man was arrested. – via TMZ

Sources also say Gunplay and Tony Yayo were also involved in an altercation.

Listen to Drama’s breakdown and check out a pic of 50 and Joe onstage together after the jump…


On Friday we saw a preview of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher featuring west coast artists like Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and E-40. Here’s two more previews with the Ruff Ryders’ DMX, Eve, Cassidy, and Murda Mook, along with Grand Hustle’s T.I., Bobby Ray, Trae Tha Truth, Iggy Azalea, and Chip.

BET’s announced the full lineup of artists that also includes: A$AP Rocky, Mystikal, Talib Kweli, Boy Jones, Brianna Perry, Childish Gambino, Lil Chuckee, The Kid Daytona, Driicky Graham, Hopsin, Joey Bada$$, K’La, Kosha Dills, Mac Miller, RZA, ScHoolboy Q, Tito Lopez, Angel Haze and Ab-Soul. Some will be televised, while the rest will be premiered online. The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards aires Tuesday, October 9th at 8 p.m EST.

Watch a preview from Grand Hustle after the jump……


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