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Should we boycott Chief Keef? Lupe beef aside, the 17-year-old Chicago rapper raised the public's ire after joking on Twitter about the shooting death of rival Lil JoJo, who was gunned down Tuesday night (Sept. 4). Click the link to take part in the poll. [IndyHipHop]
Capone of Capone-N-Noreaga was arrested in his New Jersey home Wednesday (Sept. 5), on charges of evading child support. He reportedly owes $160,000 to the mother of his 12-year-old daughter. Prosecutors say he made three total payments in eight years, totaling $144. He hasn't paid since 2004. [NYPost]
Rihanna has announced dates for her next North American tour, which kicks off in Buffalo, N.Y., on March 8, and wraps May 4 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tickets are on sale Sept. 14. [LiveNation]
Nicki Minaj will re-release her sophomore album, Roman Reloaded, as The Re-Up come November. The LP is set to feature new music and packaging, with the first single will premiere next week. [HipHopDX]
In the wake of of Chief Keef's threat to "smack him like da lil bitch he is," Lupe Fiasco has retired from hip-hop. "This album will probably be my last...its been a pleasure to have all my fans provide so much love an inspiration for me and my family but my heart is broken... lupe fiasco ends here..." he tweeted. [HuffPo]
See 15 of the Best Hip-Hop & R&B Albums of 2012 (So Far)
- Nas, Life Is Good
- Elle Varner, Perfectly Imperfect
- Curren$y, The Stoned Immaculate
- Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
- Odd Future, The OF Tape Vol. 2
- Emeli Sande, Our Version of Events
- Ab-Soul, Control System
- R. Kelly, Write Me Back
- B.o.B., Strange Clouds
- Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don't
- Usher, Looking 4 Myself
- Schoolboy Q, Habits & Contradictions
- Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio
- Big K.R.I.T., Live From the Underground
- BJ the Chicago Kid, Pineapple Now-Laters
- Aziz Ansari on Hip-Hop Album Covers
- 50 Cent's 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'
- A$AP Rocky's 'Live.Love.A$AP'
- Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die'
- Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic'
- Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint 2'
- R. Kelly's 'Double Up'
- Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV'
- Meek Mill's 'Dreamchasers 2'
- Maybach Music Group's 'Self Made, Vol. 2'
- Nas' 'Life Is Good'
- Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded'
- Waka Flocka Flame's 'Flockaveli'
- Fountain of Youth Faces in Hip-Hop & R&B
- Mariah Carey
- Pharrell Williams
- Jennifer Lopez
- LL Cool J
- Erykah Badu
- Queen Latifah
- Janet Jackson
- MC Lyte
- Toni Braxton
- Smokey Robinson
- Andre 3000
- Paid in Full 25-Year Anniversary