T.I. has finally announced a release date for his new album Trouble Man, which will drop on Sept. 4. [HipHopDX]
R. Kelly's got a release date too. Having recovered from throat surgery, the "Trapped in the Closet" singer is back with 32 new chapters of his epic series, and has announced the release date of his 11th album, Write Me Back, which hits shelves on June 26. [MTV]
Rihanna, mostly topless, dressed up like a crocodile. Click to the right if any of that interests you. [Facebook]
Maxwe reveals how his forthcoming three-city tour was born and admits to having stage fright. [Majic 107.5]
Looks like not everything about Iggy Azalea is exactly as she would have it seem. Though the T.I.-affiliated, supposed Interscope signee tweeted to announce that we should "Get used to me + jimmy [iovine] smashing shit, cause thats the plan," T.I. is now denying her claims. "Iggy is a free agent," Tip tells Def Jam exec Bu Thiam on the latest episode of "MTV's Hip Hop POV." Hmm. [Rap-Up]
Here's a perplexing video of Snoop Dogg, Karl Lagerfeld and a really tan Euro dude rapping about St. Tropez. Are they singing a city on a duck? On a dock? I'm a dog? Snoop, seriously, how much did you get paid for this one? Might not have been worth it. [TheDailySwarm]
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