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Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network kicked of their Chronicles series on their TV channel Music Choice Play last week. 50 Cent is the first in the artist-focused documentary series which chronicles his rise from a drug dealer to a successful rapper and entrepreneur.

50 takes us on a journey from start of his career with Jam Master Jay and getting dropped by his label to finally getting a deal with Dr. Dre and Eminem. He also talks about his early influences like EPMD, KRS-One ans Nas, his critics questioning his hit making ability, various business ventures like Cheetah Vision Films and SMS Audio, boxing promotion, departure from Interscope, his respect for Eminem and much more.

This is a must watch for all 50 Cent fans!

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Mary J. Blige recently spent a month away in the UK, looking for inspiration to record her new album. The result was 10 new songs including collaborations with Sam Smith (whom she worked with on ‘Stay With Me’) and Disclosure (they previously worked with ‘F For You’) which will land on her upcoming album Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions.

She revealed the news in an interview with The Guardian where she also talked about the joys of working in London and how there’s more freedom in the sound there in comparison to the States.

“Our idea was to become part of London, to really embrace the culture – to really live in it. Not that I haven’t been here before, but I’ve never had the chance to really soak in it the way I have this time. To make records ["rekkits"] from the London-scene perspective.” What is that exactly? What does she think London has? “Freedom,” she says. “The music is free over here the way it used to be in the States. Artists are just free to do what they love. Listening to the radio you can hear the freedom. The music is living and breathing – you can hear that from Adele’s last album. It was massive – a big deal. But she did what she loved.”

Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions is due this November.

Drake doesn’t like rappers anymore? Ha.

The OVO Sound boss has signed another singer who can’t sing properly to his imprint — iLoveMakonnen. The revelation came when his song ‘Tuesday‘ featuring Drake went up on iTunes with the label reading “OVO Sound/Warner Bros. Records Inc.”

Shortly after, the Atlanta artist confirmed the news with a tweet which was basically the OVO Sound logo. He also made a special appearance last night at the ATL stop of the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour. Watch the footage below.

What do you guys think about the new signing?

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Wiz Khalifa scored his first number 1 album on Billboard 200 with Blacc Hollywood this week after it moved 90k units in the US. How did his wife Amber Rose celebrate the moment? By twerking to a song from the album, ‘A*s Drop‘ and filming it for our viewing pleasure. Enjoy folks!

In honor of my Hubby’s #1 Album #blacchollywood #AssDrop

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Nicki Minaj shook the internet a few days ago with the soft porn video for her latest single ‘Anaconda‘ which has jumped to the #2 spot on Billboard Hot 100 this week.

According to Billboard, Nicki’s third studio album The Pink Print will be released on Black Friday, November 28th, taking advantage of the holiday rush. With the date still three months away, we assume she will be releasing at least one more single before the album hits the stores shelves.

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Nas returns to his roots and traces the path to his success in the trailer for his upcoming documentary film Time Is Illmatic which opens at the Tribeca Film Festival and select theaters on October 1. It will also be available on demand and iTunes on October 3.

The 74 minute film also features interviews with his Illmatic producers including Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, and DJ Premier, as well as his peers Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys and Busta Rhymes.

Watch the official trailer below.

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