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Emotions are high right now in Ferguson over Michael Brown’s shooting by a Police officer which has resulted into protests in different parts of America.

Talib Kweli is one of the celebrities who decided to head to the location personally to get a sense of the mood among the people. He was also invited by CNN to have a quick chat live on air with their journalist Don Lemon but it didn’t go as planned. Talib accused CNN of covering the protesters in an inaccurate manner which Don objected to and that’s when the conversation took another turn. Talib didn’t appreciate being cut off during his talk and even threatened to walk off a couple of times, leading to an argument between the two. Watch the interview below.

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Jhene Aiko’s debut album Souled Out finally has an official release date. Def Jam has announced that the album will hit stores on September 9th via Artclub/ARTium/Def Jam Recordings, featuring the lead single ‘The Pressure‘. Take a look at the striking artwork above.

UPDATE: Here is an exclusive look at the track list for Miss Aiko’s debut album featuring 12 songs.

UPDATE 2: Added complete track list with features.

UPDATE 3: Added artwork for standard edition below. Deep!

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Pharrell is having the run of his life at 41 years of age. Fueled by his worldwide smash ‘Happy’, his sophomore album G I R L has sold 502k copies till date, achieving Gold status.

The album which features no raps from the talented musician contains 10 Pop/R&B songs with minimal guest appearances. His debut album In My Mind was released back in 2006 and till date, remains one of the most underrated albums in Hip-Hop.

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Lupe Fiasco has a unique idea, just for all the upcoming artists out there.

If you are interested in a securing a verse from Lupe, you can send him an instrumental and pick the mood and subject matter of the song. He will record a verse tailor made for you for just $500. The condition is that you must go in person to him to pick up the physical copy of the CD which will have just that one song on it. Mode of payment? Cash on delivery.

If you have some more dough to spare, you can even witness him recording the verse for an extra $500. You also have to sign a “usage contract” when you come to pick up your copy.

Find the details below. If this is something you’re interested in, hit him up here.

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Don’t worry, he will still be releasing 7 more albums this year.

Gucci Mane was sentenced to a total of 39 months today after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. Since Gucci has already served 11 months in DeKalb County jail since his arrest in September last year, there’s a chance that it will be added to his credit if Bureau of Prison agrees to his lawyers’ request. If his plea is accepted, he would only have to serve the remaining 28 months in prison.

Via Star Tribune

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Wiz Khalifa’s third major label album Blacc Hollywood hit stores on August 19 and if luck is on his side, he will land on the #1 spot on Billboard 200 next week.

HDD projects that the Taylor Gang boss’ LP will sell 70-80k copies in the first week, similar numbers to what the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol.1 soundtrack is expected to do. Blacc Hollywood features the hit ‘We Dem Boyz’ as well as the catchy cuts ‘You & Your Friends‘ and ‘So High‘.

Did you expect Wiz to touch the three digit mark?