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Rich Homie Quan Doesn't Wanna Collab with Lonzo Ball

  • TMZ
Lonzo Ball might have to go platinum with no features like J. Cole ... 'cause one big-time rapper is shooting down the idea of hopping on a track with the Lakers rookie. TMZ Sports spoke with Rich Homie Quan about Zo's "Born 2 Ball" mixtape dropping this week ... and while the "Type of Way" rapper praises the Big Baller's swag ... he says he's not lookin' to collab. But Quan tells us there Is something he wants to do with L.
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ScHoolboy Q: Hell No Would I Collab with Lonzo Ball, 'Stick to Basketball!'

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_zg0jokcs"]] Rapper ScHoolboy Q's got an ice-cold reality check for Lonzo Ball -- saying the Lakers superstar needs to get the hell out the studio and "Stick To Basketball." With Lonzo droppin' more tracks in recent weeks, we had to ask Q if he wanted to get in on the aspiring emcee's career like DJ Mustard and DJ Quik.  His answer -- "Hell Nah! 'Cause I rather see that n***a score some points and get some damn assists.
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DJ Quik Says He'll Work With Lonzo Ball If He Can Actually Rap

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_5nhjya45"]] Classic good news/bad news situation for Lonzo Ball ... good news is that one of the greatest producers in hip-hop history says he's totally down to work with Ball. Bad news is that this guy ... DJ Quik ... says he'll only do so if Ball can really rap, saying he hasn't heard Lonzo's rhymes yet, and isn't sure about his skills. You gotta remember, Quik has worked with Jay-z, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and every other rap legend around,
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Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ Premieres in Westwood

Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ Premieres in Westwood
It took an entire decade, filled with no shortage of controversy, but director Benny Boom’s Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me” finally unspooled for a crowd that included cast, crew, and a number of Tupac contemporaries Wednesday night at Westwood Theaters in Los Angeles.

After a packed and chaotic red carpet scramble – attendees included former Shakur collaborators Shock G, DJ Quik and key mentor Leila Steinberg; hip-hop luminaries Kendrick Lamar, Russell Simmons, 2 Chainz, Big Boi, Big Boy, the Lady of Rage, E-40 and Mc Hammer; and sports figures like boxer Floyd Mayweather and NFL star-turned-actor Nnamdi Asomugha — the film began well over an hour late. But for producer L.T. Hutton, a former Death Row Records exec who has been with the project since the beginning, a little start delay wasn’t going to keep him from enjoying the moment. “This took ten years of my life to make this movie,
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DJ Quik Shocked by Tiger Woods DUI and That He Didn't Have a Driver (Video)

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_mzm7ue3c"]] DJ Quik's straight-up stunned that Tiger Woods' got busted for a DUI ... and seems a little disappointed too. We broke the news to the rapper at Lax on Monday, and after his jaw almost hits the floor ... he dishes on Tiger's mug shot and offers some possible explanations why he got himself in trouble again. His friend chimes in too. It's interesting ... DJ Quik's song "Nobody" actually features lyrics about Tiger Woods,
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DJ Quik Anoints Kendrick Lamar as Compton's Finest (Video)

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_4uwrsv5i"]] DJ Quik served Kendrick Lamar with poetic justice ... declaring Kendrick as the best rapper Compton's produced, and that's saying A Lot. Quik, a Compton legend in his own right, was at Lax when he dropped knowledge on our photog and he did not shy away from putting Kendrick on a pedestal right next to Eazy-e and Ice Cube. But with Kendrick's album, "Damn," blowing up right now, Quik says it could be time to hand him the crown altogether.
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Eazy-e's Daughter Raising Money for Doc on Rapper's Death

The fast life and acrimonious demise of N.W.A co-founder Eazy-e was thrust back into the spotlight last year, two decades after his death of AIDS-related complications, with his depiction in the hit movie Straight Outta Compton. But one of his daughters and her mother say there is more to his story and want to make their own film about it.

The rapper's daughter, Ebie, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary exposé titled A Ruthless Scandal: No More Lies. She alleges, 21 years after Eazy's death,
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DJ Quik -- I'll Sue Yg If I Don't Get My Plaque!!!

  • TMZ
DJ Quik has lawyered up against Yg, Stampede Entertainment and Def Jam over what he's saying is his rightful claim to credit on Yg's massive hit song, "My Hitta."  DJ Quik tells TMZ he was instrumental in creating the track, but was omitted from the credits and hasn't seen a dime. The West Coast rap legend went on a Twitter rant Sunday calling out Yg and his management team. The song came out in 2013 and
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DJ Quik to Kanye West -- Make Better Music, Bro! He's Just a Kardashian Now (Video)

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_z994x93x"]] DJ Quik challenged Kanye West to get his head out of Kim Kardashian's vagina and start making better music. Quik's rant happened on Noah Ayala's radio show -- he unloaded on Kanye's 'Life of Pablo' album ... saying fans aren't stupid and can spot a bad product. He claims he wasn't trying to diss Yeezus, but watch the clip ... seems pretty diss-y. Decide for yourself. Either way ... #ShotsFired Read more
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Snoop Dogg Promotes New Album Bush with Exclusive Concert on FilmOn PPV

  • ShockYa
Snoop Dogg Promotes New Album Bush with Exclusive Concert on FilmOn PPV
Snoop Dogg is celebrating the release of his new hip-hop record, ‘Bush,’ with an exclusive concert that’s currently streaming in HD on FilmOn.com PPV. The concert, which will be available until May 31, costs $4.95 for a 48-hour rental. The Grammy Award-nominated rapper’s rare new concert features a full band and such special guests as Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, Dj Quik and Lady of Rage, as he sings some of his biggest hits, including ‘Wet’ and ‘Gin and Juice.’ The R&B-inspired ‘Bush,’ which is the 13th studio album from Snoop Dogg, was entirely produced by Pharrell Williams. It features collaborations with such noted musicians as Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, Gwen Stefani, [ Read More ]

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DJ Quik -- Wanna Smoke a Blunt With Me? All You Have to Do Is ...

  • TMZ
Is it your lifelong dream to meet DJ Quik, get free tickets to a show, and smoke a blunt with him? Well it can happen ... all you need to do is tattoo Quik's face on your leg. That's exactly what happened to a fan named Bijon. He tells us he's been listening to Quik since he was a kid, and got the leg tat from tattoo artist Gino Genoski, hoping it would lead to an encounter with his hero.
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Hey 'Empire' Fans, You'll Dig NPR's 'Microphone Check'

If the family and musical intrigue on "Empire" isn't enough for you (because when have you ever had enough?), we've got a dope audio solution to check out next. NPR's "Microphone Check" is an interview show featuring conversations with musicians and business figures from across the hip-hop universe of the past and present, led by co-hosts Ali Shaheed Muhammad of the legendary hip-hop group "A Tribe Called Quest" and NPR Music editor Frannie Kelly. While it may sound strange — launching a program that pairs public radio with an urban genre of music aimed specifically at youth — the premise of "Microphone Check" actually highlights the one major commonality between two entities that appear to exist on opposite ends of the cultural spectrum: their unwavering commitment to the oral tradition. Prominent guests include Leila Steinberg (former manager of Tupac Shakur, currently working with Earl Sweatshirt), Big Sean, DJ Quik, J. Cole, Andre.
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Dr. Dre -- Compton Mayor Offers Him Ultimate Baller Status

  • TMZ
Dr. Dre is about to get knighted ... Compton-style -- the music mogul's hometown wants to hand him a key to the city ... TMZ has learned. Mayor Aja Brown tells us she's reached out to Dre's camp to offer the honor to commemorate his entrepreneurial spirit, and no doubt ... that pending $3.2 billion deal to sell Beats Audio to Apple.Brown tells TMZ she's also asking the Doc to help her restore the city ... saying it would
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GTA V Soundtrack Leaked?

Grand Theft Auto V digital Playstation 3 pre-orders were made available for pre-load overnight throughout the UK. This has led fans to uncover mysterious info through searching of the game’s files. The most significant pieces of info to come out of this leak was the finding of information of a number of music stations and songs. The list below shows the traditional mix of Hip Hop, Rock and Country while including artists such as Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears and Muse.

Please take this information with a pinch of salt as the legitimacy of this information has yet to be clarified by Rockstar. Hopefully within the next few days more will be revealed. If true, what do you make of the soundtrack and which artists were you hoping would make an appearance?

The source of this leak came from GTAForums

An updated list can be viewed at on Reddit

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R.A. The Rugged Man Interview

R.A. the Rugged Man

R.A. The Rugged Man is a Hip Hop artist from Long Island NY. He has worked with Mc’s such as The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Jedi Mind Tricks, Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, Killah Priest, and producersTrackmasters, Erick Sermon, DJ Quik, Buckwild, Alchemist, and Ayatollah. He was featured on all three of Rawkus’s Soundbombing albums, as well as the platinum-selling WWF Aggression album, performing the theme song for Chris Jericho. The Notorious B.I.G. was once quoted as saying, “I thought I was the illest,” when referring to R.A.

In 2004 he released the album Die, ”Rugged Man, Die” on Brooklyn based label Nature Sounds. The October 2006 issue of The Source featured R.A.’s verse on “Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story” as its “Hip-Hop Quotable” of the month

R.I.P. Tim Dog, rapper and East Coast/West Coast provocateur

Bronx rapper Tim Dog, aka Timothy Blair, has died of a seizure caused by complications related to diabetes. He was 46. Though he was originally affiliated with groups like Ultramagnetic MCs and Krs-One’s Boogie Down Productions, Dog was best known musically for “Fuck Compton,” a track from his 1991 solo debut Penicillin On Wax. “Fuck Compton” dissed the burgeoning West Coast gangsta scene in general and N.W.A. in particular, featuring shots at Dr. Dre, Eazy E, and Ice Cube. The track provoked lyrical responses from Compton’s Most Wanted, DJ Quik, and Dr. Dre himself (“Fuck Wit ...
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TMZ Live: Seal -- Time For A New Bodyguard

  • TMZ
Seal needs to make up his mind -- first he tells our cameraman Heidi Klum started banging their bodyguard Before they separated, but now he swears he misspoke. At the very least, it's time to get some new protection. Plus, Kanye West breaks the fourth wall, asking his fans if it's okay to refer to women as "bitches" in his rap songs. DJ Quik weighs in -- telling us, the b-word is fine with him
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Wiz Khalifa, Nas, Bone Thugs Lead Rock The Bells Lineup

Lupe Fiasco tweets that he's not on this year's bill, despite an announcement to the contrary.

By Felicia Morris

Wiz Khalifa

Photo: Dana Nalbandian/ Getty Images

Hip-hop's premier music festival is back. On Tuesday, Guerilla Union held a press conference to reveal its lineup of hip-hop all-stars for Rock the Bells 2012. Freestyler extraordinaire Supernatural delivered the list of performers one-by-one with an impromptu rap, rattling off names like Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Nas, J. Cole and Mac Miller, as well as veteran acts like Missy Elliott, Timbaland and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

Lupe Fiasco's name also appears on the festival's flyer, but on Wednesday morning (May 16), the Chi-Town lyricist tweeted that despite what was printed, he would not be in attendance this year. "Not doing Rock The Bellz...thats a typo fam and friends...," he wrote.

For the first time in nine years, Rock the Bells will expand its daylong festival to two days.
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Rock the Bells lineup announced: Ice Cube and Wiz Khalifa to perform

  • Pop2it
Touring hip-hop festival Rock the Bells announced its roster of talent scheduled to hit the stage this summer. The list strikes the right balance with a blend of old-school favorites like Ice Cube, Naughty By Nature, and Salt-n-Pepa and next-generation performers like Tyga, Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa and Yelawolf.

The most interesting addition for this year is probably DJ Lance Rock and Friends from the Nick Jr. show "Yo Gabba Gabba!" (You know, for all the 3-year-olds in attendance.)

Festival stops include the Nos Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. on Aug. 18 and 19, Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif. on Aug. 25 and 26, and Pnc Bank Arts Center in Homdel, N.J. on Sept. 1 and 2. Tickets go on sale May 19.

Check out the full lineup below (* denotes performances only on select dates):

2 Chainz*

Asap Rocky*

Atmosphere*

Big Daddy Kane

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

Deltron 303

Dipset

DJ Lance Rock and Friends

DJ Quik

E-40 and Too Short*

Eligh,
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What Is the Best Hip-Hop Album of 2011?

If the soundtrack to your year had a bit of a harder edge to it thanks to some hip-hop, it's time to vote for your favorite album of 2011. From Kanye West and Jay-z's fruitful collaboration, to veterans like Beastie Boys and DJ Quik reemerging on the scene, to debuts from promising new talents, there's plenty to choose from. Vote now on your favorite hip-hop album of 2011. What Is the Best Hip-Hop Album of 2011? Drake, Take Care Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV Jay-z and Kanye West, Watch the Throne The Weeknd, House of Balloons Childish Gambino, Camp Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Papers Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, 12 Odd Future Songs DJ Quik, The Book of David J. Cole, Cole World: The Sideline Story
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