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Nicki Minaj was the latest guest on Elliott Wilson’s CRWN interview series which took place a few days ago in NYC. In a no holds barred chat, Nicki opened up about different songs on the LP & the creative process behind them, her cousin passing away, her longtime relationship with Safaree, Lil Wayne wanting to leave Cash Money, the controversial lyrics on ‘Only’ and much more.

Watch the first part of the interview plus her appearance on The View earlier today, below.

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UPDATE: Part 2 is unveiled. They discuss people being animated now when she started, social media making it difficult for fans to enjoy music and more.

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After a light delay, French Montana and his good friend finally decide to drop their The Appetizer EP in full. The 7 song project is entirely produced by Harry Fraud and features an intro from Max B. French will release his sophomore album Mac & Cheese in first quarter of 2015.

Stream it in its entirety below and check back at about 2 pm EST for the download link.

UPDATE: Available now for download.

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larry smith

Not many may be aware of Larry Smith but the Queens musician was responsible for laying down sounds for some of the earliest mainstream Hip-Hop albums. The legendary producer passed away last night.

Larry was born in 1951 and co-produced Run DMC’s first two albums — Run-D.M.C. (1984) and King of Rock (1985). DJ Premier ranks Larry as a top 5 producer dead or alive while Run DMC’s Darryl “DMC” McDaniels called him “Rick Rubin before Rick Rubin.”

The exact reason for his death is unknown but in November 2007, Smith suffered a stroke which left him unable to speak. The news of his passing was confirmed by Combat Jack and Rev Run. Rest in peace.

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Nicki Minaj’s promo run for The Pinkprint continued last night as she paid a visit on TNT’s Inside The NBA show. After a brief chat, the Rap superstar participated in a funny cypher alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson and Grant Hill. Watch the footage below.

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Fabolous turns it up for Funny Or Die with a new video titled ‘I Don’t F*ck With Christmas’ which is actually a proper studio song. He wants no prancer, no vixen, just video ho ho ho.

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The LA Leakers’ debut single is set off today. They bring together Kid Ink, Sage The Gemini & Iamsu! over a P-Lo beat. The song will be available on iTunes on the 30th of December just before the new year is brought in. For now, check out a radio rip after the break.

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