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Cam’Ron appears on the cover of Mass Appeal‘s 54th issue, which hits newsstands later this month. Aside from the fact that it features Cam, which is obviously amazing, the cover features the trippy artwork of Todd James (aka REAS), the graffiti and art legend who conceptualized Miley Cyrus’ smoked-out VMA performance with teddy bears last year.

In the cover story with Sacha Jenkins, Killa Cam speaks on the various projects he has coming this year, taste in fashion, his cape line, the chances of doing a reality show, the V Magazine shoot with girlfriend JuJu, and the new wave of rappers from Harlem. Check out some excerpts and go behind-the-scenes of Cam’s shoot, including an appearance from Dame Dash below.

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The first weekend of this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival kicked off with a bang on Friday afternoon in Indio, California. Lead by A$AP Ferg, Harlem’s own A$AP Mob touched the Outdoor Theatre stage, running through songs like “Cocaine Castle,” “Shabba,” and “Work.” Before closing his set with the “Work” remix, A$AP Ferg was joined by A$AP Rocky, who debuted a new untitled song on stage (32:20 mark).

During the performance, Rocky had some words for the DJ-fashion brand collective BEEN TRILL led by Virgil Abloh. “I ain’t really fu**in’ with that BEEN TRILL, swear that sh*t is booty like Tip Drill,” said Pretty Flacko. “And I ain’t really into throwing shots, but these motherf***ers better gimme my props!,” he continued. No word on what sparked the moment, as A$AP Mob and BEEN TRILL have had no prior issues.

Watch A$AP Mob’s full set below.

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Big Sean and Naya Rivera won’t be walking down the aisle together anymore. The Detroit rapper and actress/singer have split up, six months after announcing their engagement.

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Jay Electronica may have returned with new music in recent weeks, but he’s fed up with the industry — and society as whole — into which he has reentered. The elusive rapper is known for (usually drunk) late-night ramblings on social media, but early this morning he took to Twitter to get a few things off his chest. He aired out the “thugs” and “goons” who will attack their own brother but not the crooked forces that control society. He also called out the artists who “tell you how much you’re not shit and make you feel bad for not having,” and referred to today’s “turn up” culture as a “circus.”

At the end, Jay posted links to two videos. One, which went viral earlier this week, is of a New Orleans police officer forcing his way into a man’s home and attempting to arrest him. The men struggle for minutes as the homeowner continually asks why he’s being arrested and tells him he’s scared. The second clip is of an innocent man bleeding to death in the street after being shot by police officers. Obviously these incidents touched a nerve for Jay, and we don’t blame him.

Read Jay Electronica’s tweets below…

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One night after confronting a Twitter troll during WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” event in D.C. last night, Wale spoke on the altercation with MTV News. While it was reported by TMZ that Wale punched the Twitter heckler in the face, he says it was nothing but a shoving contest.

“It was just a dude that was like, ‘I’mma kick your ass. I better not see you here.’

I was like, ‘Yo, is this you?’ And one thing lead to another, and I just kind of mushed him a little bit. Honestly, if there wasn’t kids right there, it would have went a little bit differently, but I just wanted to be conscious of them. It’s not to say it was the right decision. But in the moment, you know.”

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50 Cent flies high on “Pilot,” the latest release from his weekly music series campaign. The G-Unit general takes control, and balls out over the production of Shamtrax. Fans can purchase “Pilot” on iTunes now, as 50 Cent’s Animal Ambition LP is set to arrive on June 3. It includes appearances and production from Dr. Dre, Jadakiss, Styles P, Trey Songz, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, and more.

The music video for “Pilot” arrives on Tuesday, meanwhile check out the first two drops in “Don’t Worry ‘Bout It” with Yo Gotti, and “Hold On.”

UPDATE: 50 Cent speaks with MTV News‘ Rob Markman on leaving Interscope Records, and the label being the home of Beats By Dre headphones playing a part in his departure. Watch below.

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s inevitable Vogue cover has been heating up the Internet all weekend, as well as prompting salty reactions from unnamed irrelevant celebs. So it’s no surprise that more pictures and juicy quotes from the couple’s cover story have surfaced online.

In an exert posted on Vogue, Kim discusses her friendship with the late Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor, and reveals that North (or Nori, as she’s known on Kanye’s side of the family) calls her mom Kris Jenner “Lovey,” not Grandma. She also talks about playing dress-up with her nine-month-old daughter, which involves borrowing some of daddy’s gear.

North’s parents have already involved her in their creative lives. “I take pictures of her all the time and dress her up,” says Kim. “I put Kanye’s big chains around her, and I put a little Louis bag and some Jordans, and I was like, ‘What up, Daddy?’ ” Kanye, meanwhile, has made an adorable little stop-frame video of North caught in her natural movements that he’s edited to make it appear as if she’s break-dancing.

Check out more pictures from Kanye, Kim and North’s Vogue cover shoot below…

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Lil’ Wayne has said it before, and reassures plans to retire from solo projects after Tha Carter V arrives later this year. Speaking with MTV News, Weezy talks about Tha Carter V being his last solo album, but will still have a presence in music through features and collaborative albums.

“I personally plan on this being my final solo album, yes and it’s definitely the final Carter album. It’s the final Carter album. It’s stopping at five.

I plan on it being my final solo album. Whenever I have to pitch in for a Young Money album, a Like Father, Like Son album and something like that and maybe something out the blue.”

Watch the interview, plus episode four of “Weezy Wednesdays” below.

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Freddie Gibbs’ split from Young Jeezy and CTE Records in 2012 was not amicable. Since their fallout, the Gary, Indiana native has kept quiet for the most part, refusing to speak on his brief period signed to Jeezy and what caused their separation. On March 18, Gibbs and producer Madlib will be releasing their collaborative Piñata LP, and on the record “Real,” Freddie speaks out on The Snowman for the first-time on wax.

During a concert at Chicago’s Metro, Freddie Gibbs debuted the diss song featuring plenty of scathing words towards Jeezy.

“You wanna be Jay Z, ni**a you just a fu**ing puppet”
“You say you’re the realest but Ross had you scared to drop a diss record”
“You had the whole team looking weak, I guess that’s why they ran up on you at BET”
“Seen Gucci by himself when we were 30 deep at Magic and you didn’t bust a brick”

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It’s 2014 and there are still people out there who believe that rappers are in the Illuminati (don’t they listen to Kendrick? “Who said a black man in the Illuminati? Last time I checked, that was the biggest racist party”). Rolling Stone quizzed Rick Ross about his rumored membership in the secret society, and his response was hilariously (and also refreshingly) brutal. Also, despite how painfully awkward their encounter was two years ago, it turns out Rozay and David Copperfield are, like, actual friends — and he wants to party with him on a yacht. Woo!

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