The Latest in Hip Hop News 12/21/09

Update: Asher Roth Denies Being Gay

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» By Michael "Ice-Blue" Harris   Dec 21 2009, 21:59 Pm

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In the wake of all the hoopla surrounding the “Gay Rapper” and Asher Roth possibly being the poster boy for the cause and coming out the closet, the Pennsylvania MC has put the brakes on the speculation. Asher released the following statement putting an end to the rumors:

“I hate to disappoint and take away the entertainment of it all but I am straight, not gay. It’s disheartening to know such "news" on someone’s personal life can be portrayed as fact with no viable source. This, to me, is an opportunity to expose our vulnerability to lies and manipulation through unprofessional and irresponsible news outlets, in which people consider TRUTH. Further, someone’s sexual orientation should NEVER be big news, as it delivers a troubling message to children that they can’t be themselves without fear of judgment.

Race, creed, and sexual persuasion should not just be tolerated but understood and accepted. It’s extremelyMore

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Master P’s Daughter Lands Deal With Nickelodeon

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» By Danielle Canada   Dec 21 2009, 19:46 Pm

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While Percy Miller continues to expand his philanthropic efforts and his son Romeo pursues a rap career, the youngest member of their family is stepping into the limelight.

Master P’s daughter, 13-year-old Cymphonique Miller, is an actor/singer/dancer and has inked a substantial talent development deal with Nickelodeon to develop a  series for her.

In addition to her television series, More

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Timbaland Kicks Off ‘Shock Value II’ Tour

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» By Danielle Canada   Dec 21 2009, 18:02 Pm

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Although Timbaland’s decided to turn his back on Hip-Hop, the Grammy award winning producer is still preparing to hit the road for a 13 city tour.

As previously reported, Timbo confirmed in an interview that he was “off that"  Hip-Hop production lane and delving deeper into pop records. Now with his Shock Value II album in stores, he’s More

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DJ Kay Slay Sued

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» By Danielle Canada   Dec 21 2009, 17:16 Pm

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DJ Kay Slay is the latest in Hip-Hop to be hit with a lawsuit. The Drama King, real name Keith Grayson, is being taken to court for copyright infringement for his song “Angels Around Me” featuring 50 Cent and G Unit. The song which appeared on his Street Sweeper Volume 2: The Pain From The Game album is said to be More

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Nike and Hip Hop Team Up for Christmas [Video Included]

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» By Justin Stewart   Dec 21 2009, 16:24 Pm

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What would the holidays be without some Christmas cheer?  Lupe Fiasco and KRS-One decided to become more animated by featuring themselves in the Nike puppet commercials with NBA superstars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.

With Christmas a few days away, Lupe played the role of Blitzen the Reindeer as he took on Kobe, LeBron and Santa, played by KRS.

A lyrical battle between the two couldn’t stop the outcome of a basketball game between Santa and his Reindeer.

Peep the video for the battle/game here:

The Challenge:

The Outcome: More

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Flo Rida’s ‘Low’ Named Digital Song of The Decade

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» By Danielle Canada   Dec 21 2009, 16:17 Pm

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As Flo Rida prepares for the Grammy’s where he’ll take on Eminem, Mos Def, Q Tip and Common for ‘Best Rap Album’, he’s garnering praise for his hit single “Low.”

The single has broken a new record and been named the top-selling digital song of the decade. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the T Pain laced record scoured over More

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WIRED Links

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» By Michael "Ice-Blue" Harris   Dec 21 2009, 16:11 Pm

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Complex: "The Weakest Link: Who Should Get Kicked Out Of Young Money" Read Here

Black Voices: "Bill Cosby Talks positive Hip-Hop & Healing Black Relationships" Read Here

Your Black World: "The Secret Rules Of Athlete Mistresses" Read Here

F-Listed: "Lady Gaga Gets Naked With Kanye" Read Here

Bossip: Chris Brown Is Mean To Riri, But Nice To Skrippers" Read Here

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HHW Exclusive: B.O.B. Reacts to Rising Career

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» By Justin Stewart   Dec 21 2009, 15:41 Pm

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As the 90s roster of rap continues to age, there has been an opening for the new generation to showcase their own particular talents and present a shift in the Hip Hop industry.

Taking notes from legends of the past, the new school desires to keep the momentum alive for rap, but find a way to throw their own little flavor to usher something new for a changing crowd of listeners.

Atlanta’s own B.O.B., also known as Bobby Ray, is one that has stepped in to shake the foundation.  A jack of all trades, Ray is a rapper, but also holds talents in being More

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Ludacris To Perform At The Apollo Theater

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» By Danielle Canada   Dec 21 2009, 15:06 Pm

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Ludacris is ending out 2009 on a high note and taking the stage at a legendary music hall just before the New Year.

Luda is set to take the stage at the Apollo Theater for the Heineken New Legends Series, a special holiday concert series. According to a press release, More

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Asher Roth is the Gay Rapper?!?!

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» By Justin Stewart   Dec 21 2009, 14:06 Pm

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The rapper that first came out saying that he loved college and loved women may be playing to a new tune as of late as Asher Roth has come out of the closet.

Speculation has been running rampant for the past few months with allegations of the Gay Rapper in Hip Hop, but now the mystery has reportedly been solved.

Roth will appear on E!News during the Christmas Holiday celebration to talk about his recent “coming out of the closet”. Asher was recently in attendance at a Gay More

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Beanie Sigel Injured In Car Accident

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» By Danielle Canada   Dec 21 2009, 2:18 Am

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Representatives for Beanie Sigel are confirming that he was involved in a car accident Saturday night. While full details have yet to be released, reports show that the Philadelphia rapper More

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Lupe Fiasco Cancels Mixtape

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» By Danielle Canada   Dec 20 2009, 15:21 Pm

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Just days before Lupe Fiasco was scheduled to drop a mixtape in time for Christmas, the Chicago lyricist has officially decided to can the idea. As previously reported, Lupe revealed details on his forthcoming studio projectLasers, stating that it would not hit stores this year and will not be his last album.

Now with that release in the works and his Enemy Of The Statemixtape online, Lupe’s changing his focus from More

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Update: No Charges Filed Against Lil Wayne

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» By Danielle Canada   Dec 20 2009, 13:58 Pm

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The world was abuzz Saturday when news hit the net that Lil Wayne had been detained by Texas border patrol just months before his scheduled stint in prison. Although many were expecting the worst after drug sniffing dogs detected marijuana on his tour bus More

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This Just In! Lil Wayne Detained at Texas Border!

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» By Jason Weintraub   Dec 19 2009, 15:21 Pm

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Although details are still developing, according to the Texas border patrol, Lil Wayne has been detained at an interior border checkpoint. The incident is rumored to be drug related as Wayne and 11 other members who were on the tour bus are being held in Falfurrias, Texas. The southern Texas city which is about 100 miles from the boarder of Mexico, uses its B.P checkpoint for most people passing. More

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