Not Good For Hip Hop


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Kanye West suffered a minor health scare yesterday afternoon after being taken to hospital ahead of his concert in Melbourne, Australia. Initial reports suggested that Yeezy may have suffered a seizure, with one witness telling Woman’s Day magazine she saw the rapper “had one side of his face covered with something white” while being stretchered into the hospital, where he had an emergency MRI scan.

However, another source told E! News that Kanye is “fine and didn’t have a major health scare or seizure. He just suffered a migraine and went to the hospital simply as a precaution.” Thankfully, Ye was able to perform his scheduled show at the 15,000-seat Rod Laver Arena just a few hours after being released from hospital. He is said to be relaxing with his wife Kim and daughter Nori ahead of his two concerts in Sydney later this week.

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Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming. Just a day before the album was originally scheduled to hit shelves, Rick Ross has confirmed that Meek Mill’s Dreams Worth More Than Money has been delayed due to the Philly rapper’s incarceration following a probation violation. While he can’t divulge a future release date, Rozay advises fans to “keep looking out for new music from the project.” He also provides an address for fans looking to send letters to Meek in jail.

After being denied a request for early parole last month, Meek Mill will remain behind bars until at least October. Let’s hope it isn’t long after that before his album finally drops.

Read Rick Ross’ statement below…

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Oh just bring on the aneurysm. The first season of VH1′s ‘Love And Hip Hop Hollywood’ will be infecting us in just a few scant days. While New York seems to have run it’s course, and Atlanta has gone from telenovela hilarity to tiring absurdity…the latest iteration of the exaggerated reality of has-beens and never-wuzes is now based in Los Angeles (Houston and Miami allegedly on the way?) with a cast that includes Ray J, Soulja Boy, Omarion…Lil Fizz and Yung Berg. LIL FIZZ AND YUNG BERG.
Do you need help getting up?

Also, primed to “bring the drama” is Teairra Mari…most notable for having far too many vowels in her first name, as well as being the Jay Z ingenue that did not become Rihanna.

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Apparently Ray J was dating Teairra (perhaps in preparation for a juicy storyline for this show)…but is now dating his personal assistant. So there will be fights…
As previewed in the video below, along with Teddy Riley’s daughter Nia making a terrible mistake with Soulja Boy….um, TELL ‘EM?
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Kid Cudi suffered a minor health scare during his hour-long set at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival last night. After jumping into the photo pit to interact with fans while performing “Pursuit of Happiness,” the Cleveland rapper unexpectedly lost consciousness and collapsed. He appeared to still be out of it while being carried away by security.

Fortunately, Cudi took to Twitter after the show to assure his fans he’s doing ok and put his scare down to not eating properly before performing. His next gig is at OutKast’s homecoming concert in Atlanta on September 27, so he’ll have plenty of time to recuperate.

Watch footage of Cudi’s health scare below…

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*rubs eyes*
There was no slow build-up to how hilariously awkward this Toyota minivan commercial was going to be. It opened with a terrible little tween, switching her hips, tossing sass hair, arching her back and barking…”Awright, listen up, motherfathers, this one’s about the swagger wagon, I’ll wash yo mouf out wit soap if you call it a minivan…that’s a durty werd.”

HELP US, ALIENS!

The commercial continues with the rest of homegirl’s rapping, twerking, krumping family, and then….Busta Rhymes, who we can only hope was paid a gazillion dollars to put up with this. But he’s not the problem here. It’s the fake Young Chop beat, the fake Iggy Azalea raps, the fake Hype Williams video, the fake Chris Parnell parody, agggghhhhh!!

And the word “SWAGGER WAGON.”

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Miss Info: As we tweeted this morning, the “Welcome Home Remy” reports are a bit premature.
Remy Ma was expected to walk out of the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility today at 8am. She’s spent past 6 years in prison after being convicted of shooting a former friend in 2008. Her husband Papoose, managers, family members, friends, fans and camera crews stood outside for hours waiting for the 34-year old Reminisce Smith, with an assortment of fancy cars to take her home. But according to sources on the scene, around noon, prison officials came out and spoke to Papoose personally, and soon after, he and his crew left. In a strong show of restraint, Papoose was reportedly calm despite the news.

While it’s unclear why her release has hit a roadblock (parole officials would only confirm to Revolt that she’s still in custody), we were told that Remy Ma spent what was supposed to be the last week of her incarceration in solitary confinement. Her team did not believe it would delay her release…and she has club bookings and events waiting for her availability. While it’s unknown if officials were put off by the crowds outside, or if there was just a paperwork snafu…It’s clear from the photos (below) that Remy’s colleagues, friends, fans, and family are anxious to see her home.

Update: Remy was released at 3PM on Friday (Aug 1). Only her husband, Papoose, went to pick her up to avoid any other further complications. After the disheartening snafus yesterday, her whole team actually waited nearby just in case prison officials cleared up their issues with her alleged “phone violation”. When they finally got the good news today that she could leave, her husband Papoose went to pick her up without the crowds, cars, or camera crews to make sure officials had no excuse to complain…

Remy’s first verse over Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More.”

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This week has not been good for Meek Mill. After internal issues within his MMG label, Philadelphia’s FOX 29 reports the hometown rapper has been sentenced to serve jail time.

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YouTube may have provided Internet sensations like Lil B and RiFF RaFF with a home to flourish, but the web giant will soon be laying down the law and shutting down indie artists who don’t sign up to their new paid streaming service.

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I’m going to be honest, I had no idea this show “Sing Your Face Off” even existed. But apparently, ABC has been airing this monstrosity for weeks…featuring a motley crew of sad C-list stars (Sebastian Bach, Jon Lovitz, Lisa Rinna, etc) who have agreed to impersonate various singers onstage.

I can’t quite figure out what blackmail plot or pot of gold, these poor souls have been sold to make them embarrass themselves on national television like this….but for Toronto Raptors’ Landry Fields, I hope it was worth it. The NBA player dressed in a wig and bodysuit that was more Priscilla, Queen of the Desert than Barb, and “sang” Nicki Minaj’s “Starships.” *shivers*

Watch the full “performance” after the jump…

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(Cali Swag District’s Smoove Da General, Yung, & JayAre)

Tragedy has struck rap group Cali Swag District for a second time. Member JayAre passed away, losing a battle with sickle cell anemia. Born Cheron Childs, the rapper was admitted to a hospital on Thursday night for unknown reasons, later falling into cardiac arrest and died according to MTV News.

Fellow members Smoove Da General and Yung took to Twitter and confirmed the tragic news. “RIP @Jayare_CSD 4rm #CALISWAGDISTRICT,” tweeted YG on Friday night. This is the second time the group has lost a member due to death, back in May of 2011 Montae “M-Bone” Talbert was killed in a drive-by shooting in Inglewood, CA. Cali Swag District are best know for their 2010 hit-single “Teach Me How to Dougie,” which became a dance phenomenon in pop and sports culture. Shortly after, they released their debut album The Kickback in 2011 via Sony/RED.

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