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Aug
13
Rico Love Announces Free Album ‘I Sin’

Rico Love

One year after releasing his debut EP Discrete Luxury, Rico Love is giving away an entire album worth of free music. The Division1 hitmaker has announced his pre-album I Sin. The 9 original tracks will be available for download on August 27 featuring the single “He Got Money” with Future.

In the first episode of his “I Sin” vlog, Mr. Turn the Lights On explains what motivated the decision.

“I want to do something that’s really unheard of,” he said. “All I ask in return is that if you love the music and you appreciate the music, that I have you as a fan and you consistently buy my music and you grab a hold to me.”

Discrete Luxury was released to iTunes in February and spawned the singles “They Don’t Know” and “Bitches Be Like.”

Watch him make the big announcement below.

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Aug
12
Nas Announces ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Tour and Documentary Release

Time Is Illmatic Tour

The year of Illmatic XX continues. In honor of the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Nas will embark on a North American tour.

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Aug
9
Drake and Lil Wayne Face Off at Tour Kickoff

Lil Wayne and Drake

Round 1. The student (Drake) went head-to-head with the teacher (Lil Wayne) on opening night of the “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour, which kicked off in Buffalo, New York, on Friday. The YMCMB all-stars brought their battle to the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in a video game-inspired showdown.

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Aug
8
Eminem and Rihanna Kick Off ‘Monster Tour’ at Rose Bowl

Rihanna and Eminem

Just days after Beyoncé and Jay Z wrapped the U.S. leg of their “On the Run Tour,” another powerhouse duo kicked off theirs. Eminem and Rihanna unleashed the three-city “Monster Tour” at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday.

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Aug
2
Trinidad Jame$ Dropped From Def Jam

Trinidad Jame$

All that glitters ain’t gold. Trinidad Jame$ has been dropped from Def Jam.

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Jul
31
Win Tickets to See Beyoncé and Jay Z’s ‘On the Run Tour’ in L.A.!

Jay Z and Beyoncé

Beyoncé and Jay Z are making their way across the country on their epic “On the Run Tour.” After shutting down stadiums in Miami, Brooklyn, and Chicago, the superstar couple will hit the West Coast with two back-to-back shows at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. this weekend.

Rap-Up is giving two lucky readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to the biggest tour of the year, which wraps its U.S. leg on August 6 at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

If you haven’t purchased tickets, some are still available at Ticketmaster or you can enter to win below.

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Jul
18
Bobby Shmurda Signs to Epic Records

Bobby Shmurda

Bobby Shmurda is dancing away with a record deal. The Brooklyn rap sensation has officially signed with Epic Records.

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