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Ludacris and Kelly Rowland take viewers behind the scenes in a studio session for their new joint Representin’. The steamy track will be on Ludacris’ Ludaversal album and  available  for purchase on  iTunes October 9th.

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VladTV catches up with Beans (@BeanieSigelSP) to wax poetic about his days with the ROC, his status in the game, and his beef with Jadakiss. In by far the most interesting part of the interview, Beans reveals how Jay-Z got Jada kicked off a couple huge songs in the early-mid 2000s. Not only did Jay usurp Kiss’s spot on R. Kelly’s “Fiesta (Remix)” but he also pulled the switcharoo on Mya’s hit song “Best of Me.” It’s kind of crazy to ponder what could have been in Jadakiss’s career if things had gone according to plan. I mean, I’ve always thought that Jadakiss has the talent to be a bigger artist, but he has been held back because of an inability to crossover into the pop world. If you’ve ever seen the video for the Bad Boy remix to Mariah Carey’s song “Honey,” you probably understand exactly what I mean. The whole thing just seemed so fake and forced. That being said, both of the songs mentioned above were huge crossover hits that had the potential to raise Jadakiss’s profile and expose him to new audiences. On the other hand, you have to wonder if these songs were huge crossover hits partly because of Jay-Z. It’s hard to deny the fact that Jay-Z has the broadest crossover appeal out of any rapper in the game. As a hip-hop head, it is impossible for me not to ponder these hypothetical scenarios. #KanyeShrug

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Slaughterhouse release this fan appreciate footage from a recent fan greeting.

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Akon and Yo Gotti are setting up to release the official video to “We On”. Have a look behind the scenes of the upcoming video.

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In a completely unanticipated announcement late last week, it was revealed that the highly unlikely duo of The Mighty Mos Def and Mannie Fresh would be collaborating on a project entitled “OMFGOD.” Though both of these artists are definitely geniuses in their own right, it’s pretty undeniable that they are unexpected collaborators. As such, I’m quite interested in how this project turns out. The video above showcases Bey vibing out to some  of Fresh’s production and spitting some bars. In case you’re interested, you can check out some more studio footage from their recording session.

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Rapsody’s (@rapsodymusic) debut album “The Idea Of Beautiful,” dropped tuesday to the delight of her fans. Here Rapsody takes a minute to talk about what went into the album and defines what her idea of beautiful is.

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Word on the street is that 2 Chainz wore 3 chains to his album release party. Blasphemy! This post is really just an excuse to link to this hilarious article that catalogues every single time 2 Chainz has mentioned “your girl” in his rap career. Pretty great stuff.

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Duck Down recording artist Sean Price breaks down the details of his sneaker collection while attending the Kixpo Sneaker and Streetwear Expo that took place recently at Cowboys Stadium. Price tells us what he’s into, then lays out why he wouldn’t be caught dead in a particular pair of Shaqs or Ewings. Video filmed and edited by 13th Village for Duck Down Visuals.

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