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Today, amidst new allegations about his private life, legendary DJ Mister Cee went on air and announced he was resigning from Hot97 after 20 years of mixing and mentoring. Prior to his time at Hot97, Cee was Big Daddy Kane’s deejay and also gets credit for being instrumental in the discovery of The Notorious B.I.G. When Cee’s private life first became fodder for tabloids, one of the biggest stars to publicly voice their support was 50 Cent. Here is a clip of that exclusive 2011 interview.

During his final “Throwback at Noon” mix, he talked about his decision to leave:
“I have decided it’s time for me to move on, and take time to take care of myself because there are situations when I try to do the right thing, a setback happens. I am good, I am safe, I am happy, I am blessed… But in reality I knew this day would come where Mister Cee has to move on. The last thing you want to do is hurt the people that you love, and I love this station. I love hot97.”

Cee signed off by playing his favorite song, by his favorite group…”Shook Ones” by Mobb Deep. And thanked everyone who supported him at the station, saying that his time on the air was the most meaningful part of his life, besides his time as Kane’s deejay.

Listen to Mr. Cee’s final “Throwback at Noon” mix on Hot97.
Read Hot97′s official statement.
And see some of the reactions from Cee’s peers.


mac miller

It was a scary moment at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix on Friday night (August 9) as Mac Miller collapsed on stage mid-set. As we can see in the footage below, the rapper clearly feels ill and gags at the 1:28 mark, but carries on with his performance of “Watching Movies.” Then, just over 30 seconds later, Mac collapses to the ground. The lights dim as his team rushes over, but the 21-year-old MC amazingly gets back up and soldiers on with his set.

Mac nor his team have released a statement on the incident, but it’s worth pointing out that the show was the penultimate stop on his extensive, 40-date Space Migration Tour. We hope Mac’s doing ok.

Watch the footage after the jump…



Things got testy at the Mixshow Live Summit in Atlanta on Saturday night. 50 Cent, who was promoting his artist Kidd Kidd, was speaking on stage when he called on Meek Mill to join him. The Philly MMG rapper obliged and with his entourage joined the G-Unit general. Only problem was Queens rapper Trav, who had ties with G-Unit and rapper Lloyd Banks, was a part of Meek’s entourage last night. Tempers flared as 50 spotted Trav, at one point attempting to push him off stage. Cooler heads prevailed as Meek played peacemaker in the brush up.

The issues between 50 and Trav seems to stem from the latter going on a Twitter rant months back. Some of the tweets (which were deleted soon after) allegedly were directed at 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks’ relationship.

Check out the footage below…..


OVO Fest

Bad news for OVO Fest goers. According to Pitchfork, the first day of Drake’s fourth annual Toronto festival has been cancelled due to Frank Ocean’s torn vocal cord, which he suffered on the opening night of his Australian tour last week. Frank was scheduled to headline the August 4 date alongside James Blake, who will now perform on August 5 instead. Drake, Wale and other “special guests” are also set to perform on the second day.

August 4 ticketholders will be offered refunds.

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(Frank Ocean at the Met Ball, in New York City, June 2013)

Frank Ocean has cancelled the rest of his Australian mini-tour after making through just his opening night performance in Melbourne. The singer/songwriter has had a number of live show cancelations in the past few years, but this time around, doctors have advised him to rest his voice after finding a tear in his vocal chord.

According to Billboard, the concert promoter has released this statement:

“After last night’s concert… it was necessary to seek medical advice due to vocal issues Frank Ocean experienced during the show…It has subsequently been confirmed that Frank has suffered a small tear to one of his vocal cords and has received medical advice that he must rest his voice.”

During the performance, Frank reportedly told the crowd, “I’m sick…I don’t know if you care.” (well, of course the fans, who are in the audience of your show, care! That sounds just like a crotchety Korean grandma.)

Watch the footage of Frank’s Melbourne show…
After the jump.


Kanye West and the paparazzi meet again, but this time it got physical. TMZ reports Kanye attacked a photographer at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon. As he was leaving the airport terminal earlier this afternoon, West and his bodyguard were surrounded by five paparazzi members who were snapping photos. Things turned physical as one photographer got too close, and allegedly punches were thrown as the photographer fell to the ground.

Paramedics and police have been called to the scene as the extent of the photographers injuries are unknown. In a statement released to the media, the Los Angeles Police Department speak on the altercation.

“Today at approximately 2:00 p.m., at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (on the arrival level curbside), Los Angeles Airport Police officers were flagged down by a citizen (photographer) who alleged that he was taking pictures of an individual when he was battered by the subject. The alleged subject was not at the location nor was he observed by officers at the scene. LAFD was notified, responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital for medical attention. A police report was taken by the Los Angeles Police Department and the investigation is ongoing.”

UPDATE: TMZ reports the case has been taken to the L.A. County D.A. for possible prosecution on the charge of a felony attempted robbery, as Kanye attempted to take the photographers camera. Taken to hospital, the victim’s current condition is unknown.

Watch video footage and photos after the jump…..



After pleading guilty to tax evasion late last year, the verdict is in for Fat Joe. The Bronx-rapper has been sentenced to four months in prison for failing to file federal income taxes.

Handed down in a Newark, New Jersey federal court on Monday, the rapper’s whose real name is Joseph Cartagena apologized to his family and supporters before receiving his sentence according to The Associated Press. Fat Joe failed to pay taxes on an income of more than $1 million between 2007-2008.

Previously: Fat Joe Feat. Future – “Love Me Long Time”


A tragic day for the hip-hop community as rapper Lil’ Snupe as shot and killed on Thursday morning in Winnfield, Louisiana. The 18-year-old signed to Meek Mill’s newly formed Dream Chasers label in late 2012.

A native of Baton Rouge, La, it’s still unknown why the young prospect was in the small town of Winnfield. According to CBS’ KNOE8, Snupe whose real name is Addarren Ross, was killed around 4:00 a.m. at the Maplewood Apartments with two bullet wounds.

News first broke on Twitter when Lil’ Snupe’s manager “Leem7st” and Dream Chasers Louie V Gutta tweeted the sad announcement. This afternoon, Meek Mill tweeted his thoughts on the tragic incident. Back in April, Snupe released his R.N.I.C. mixtape with appearances from Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Curren$y, and Trae Tha Truth.

Check out the comments below…..



New York is close to losing another landmark spot. This one is specifically important to the hip-hop community. Owners of the legendary graffiti spot, 5 Pointz, in Long Island City are ready to present a plan to turn the old factory buildings into luxury apt. towers. Jerry Wolkoff and his son David Wolkoff are gearing up to present their plan to a zoning board for permission to demolish the graffiti holy-grounds. Since 2002, Graf artists were able to legally tag the buildings in a space for all to see. The 7 train gives you the best view of 200,000 square foot space. Local artists groups are fighting to save the spraycan mecca but the Wolkoffs presented their plan today. Only time will tell. Keep your fingers crossed. (via NYDaily News)

watch video of the 5 Pointz saga after the jump…



We’re wishing our pal AraabMuzik a speedy recovery! The superproducer and EDM DJ was shot in the back during a possible robbery attempt in his hometown in Rhode Island. He’s recovering in the hospital and his manager Duke Da God sent us an update on Araab’s condition…

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