Eminem Drops VMA Surprise: New Album Release Date Is Set!

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Shady’s back. Late last year, Eminem hinted that he would drop his eighth solo album in 2013, and an official announcement finally came in a commercial tonight during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Before the show officially kicked off from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Em Instagrammed a photo of the show’s logo with the caption, “Guess who’s REALLY back? #VMAs.” It’s still unclear whether he also has a surprise performance in store tonight — fingers crossed — but one thing’s for sure: His new album is coming.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Smash Hip-Hop Competition With VMA Knockout [VIDEOS]

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ video for “Can’t Hold Us” won the Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video at Sunday night’s VMAs, beating out Drake’s “Started From the Bottom,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools,” J. Cole’s “Power Trip” and A$AP Rocky’s “Fuckin’ Problems.” The award is another milestone for the Seattle duo, whose trendy ode to frugality, “Thrift Shop,” was an unexpected commercial hit last summer. The video for “Can’t Hold Us” is a multifaceted journey through several time zones. Macklemore leads a camel through a quiet neighborhood street and rhymes on a pirate ship. He skydives and lands on the Seattle Space Needle. In other words, it has everything.

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Drake Brings ‘Nothing Was The Same’ Album Cover To Life During VMA Performance

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Leave it to Drake to spread love the Brooklyn way with his first-ever live singing performance of “Hold On, We’re Going Home” at the 2013 MTV Music Video Awards Sunday night (August 25). Introduced by T-Boz and Chilli of TLC, who performed at his OVO Fest earlier this month, Drizzy’s set began on a toned-down note, with him sitting in the audience, sideways, with his gaze to the right, with a serene background dominated by a blue sky with white clouds. The pose was a live reenactment of the cover artwork by Kadir Nelson for his third solo album, Nothing Was the Same, which will arrive on September 24.

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The 10 Wildest Beefs Of All Time

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After Kendrick Lamar went after all his peers, a look back at the craziest, funniest and most serious hip-hop feuds ever. Kendrick’s verse is technically more of a healthy competitive challenge between friends than an actual threat. But it got us thinking about the greatest rap beefs ever, from the deeply silly to the all-too-serious. Here’s our definitive countdown:

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Raz B Off Life Support and Responsive

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R&B singer Raz B is out of his coma and in stable condition, we have learned. Sources close to Raz tell Gutta World … the former B2K member came out of his life-threatening coma Sunday at a hospital in China. We’re told he is stable, breathing on his own, smiling and responsive … but has not yet been released from the hospital. He’s staying a few more days to be monitored. Raz was smashed in the face with a bottle Thursday while performing at a club in China. He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent minor surgery.

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JTRILL the Official Interview

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I would never talk about something that I’m not doing, it’s important for me to stay true to myself and being true to my music because that’s what people want. People don’t want any gimmicks, they want real life stuff, real emotions. I have to tell my story.

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