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Ten to One: The Most Anticipated Albums of 2010 (Honorable Mention)

Okay, so some of your favorite artists were thiiis close to making our Most Anticipated Albums of 2010 list. To others, we say "thanks, but no thanks." Below are five additional goodies we're checking for, followed by albums that artists can keep to themselves.

Game, The R.E.D. Album (Interscope) – Jayceon believes in the beats executive producer Pharrell Williams supplied. So much so that he got the Star Trak (Williams’ label) logo tatted on his right arm. And with Ryan Leslie, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Chris Brown and a ton of other guests, the music has to be incredible, right?

Eminem, Relapse 2 (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) – The sober Slim Shady stood up last year after a few rehab stints and proved his flow was still sick as ever. Since we already got our fix in May, the anticipation isn’t as high. But Mr. Mathers returned to the studio even more clearheaded, so expect a more lucid lyricist this time around.

Nicki Minaj, TBD (Young Money/Universal) – Although half the time she raps like Rosie from The Jetsons, Nicki Minaj has mastered the fine art of combining quirky and sexy. But she's not sliding on looks alone; the girl can rhyme. Her debut album will show if female hip-hop's next great hope is the real thing, or faker than Barbie's figure.

Rick Ross, The Teflon Don (Maybach Music/Def Jam) – The boss stomped on all the critics last year with his critically acclaimed Deeper Than Rap, even putting the cuffs on 50 Cent, who had the most jokes for the former correctional officer. This time around Ricky is lifting his gangster image to untouchable status. With his lyrical improvement obvious and a cast of talented producers, including the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League riding with him, we expect more heat from Miami this year.

The-Dream, Love King (Radio Killa/Def Jam) – Terius spent his first two albums battling hate and money with love, but after putting a ring on Christina Milian this winter, it’s clear that his heart won. What twists and turns will the singer/songwriter’s love rollercoaster take us on now that his love’s locked down? We can’t wait to find out.

 

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The Breakfast Club Debunks Kamala Harris "Lie"

"The Breakfast Club" radio hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne tha God were guests on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber" to discuss their radio show's influence on politics, and to debunk the lies surrounding presidential candidate Kamala Harris' recent interview.

The syndicated radio show is no stranger to high-stakes politics. They've interviewed former presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton, in which the former Secretary of State had the opportunity to say that she always carries "hot sauce" in her bag.

With the 2016 election left in the past and the 2020 election just around the corner, Democratic candidates are once again making their interview rounds and "The Breakfast Club" has been one of the first stops for a couple of hopefuls. Sen. Harris (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) both had their time on the show but it is the former's interview that has the press and Twitter talking.

A clip of Sen. Harris that has gone viral appears to show the Howard University graduate say that she listened to "Snoop, Tupac for sure" in undergrad. The press and Twitter took that part of the interview and ran with it, claiming that Harris lied since she was a student at Howard from 1981-1985 and Snoop Dogg and Tupac only released their debut albums in 1993 and 1991 respectively.

Unfortunately, her response was taken out of context. Seconds before her answer, Harris was asked two questions by DJ Envy and Charlamagne. Many viewers assumed she was answering the latter who asked her, "What were you listening to when you was high?" in relation to a former discussion about the senator smoking marijuana in college. In reality, she was responding to Envy's question, "What does Kamala Harris listen to?"

The radio hosts clarified the rumors and set the record straight. "I asked 'what she listens to?' and she said she listens to Snoop Dogg and Tupac. At the same time my co-host was still talking about the marijuana," Envy said. "It was just a funny exchange but she was actually answering me and people took it that she was answering Charlamagne and said she was lying, which is not true."

Charlamagne furthered stressed this sentiment, "I want everybody to know they're doing the work of Fox News. The Black Twitter people that are going in on Kamala because of this, y'all are doing the work of Fox News," he said. "Fox News got y'all."

Watch the interview above.

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Boosie Suggests 6ix9ine Will Be Murdered For Snitching When Released

Boosie is not a fan of Tekashi 6ix9ine at the moment. The Baton Rouge artist hopped on Instagram on Thursday (Feb. 14), to shared his thoughts on Tekashi's current racketeering case. According to Boosie, 6ix9ine has put himself and his family in danger for snitching.

The new Instagram post discussed how Boosie used to be a fan of the "Fefe" rapper and how that quickly changed. "WHEN YOU FIRST WENT TO JAIL I WAS LIKE FREE DUDE CAUSE I DONT LIKE TO SEE NO ONE N DAT CAGE LIKE DAT‍♂️BUT ONE THING I DONT CONDONE OR SUPPORT IS RATS," Boosie wrote of Tekashi's initial incarceration on federal charges.  “YOU GOTTA SAY U A B***H A** N***AS WHO WAS JUST WAS PLAYING H*E GAMES WITH EVERYBODY. YOU HAVE TO ADMIT ON WAX THAT YOU A H*E A** N***AS FROM NOW ON."

Boosie went on to suggest Tekashi would be murdered if he was from Louisiana and snitched on someone. "I AND I DO UNDERSTAND YO SITUATION N***A. I WAS FACING A NEEDLE. (Lethal injection) N AINT BEND BREAK R FOLD #realn***as like myself WE HATE RATS," he added. "IDK ABOUT NEW YORK BUT N LOUISIANA U WILL BE MURDERED LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER YOUR RELEASE FRFR YOUR KIDS WILL BULLIED N SCHOOL FOR THE DECISION YOU MADE. YOU PUT ALL YOUR FAMILY N GRAVE DANGER FOR LIFE CAUSE OF THIS BS, DID U THINK BOUT THEY SAFETY? Keep it u DONT care bout nothin but YOU SMH."

Boosie's outrage stems from recent reports that claim 6ix9ine has been telling on gang affiliates who were involved in the attempted shooting of Chief Keef. A newly released transcript from his federal case said the rapper has pointed the finger at a number of people in his inner circle, including the person who pulled the trigger, in hopes of reducing his sentence.

Check out Boosie's full statement below.

 

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WHEN YOU FIRST WENT TO JAIL I WAS LIKE FREE DUDE CAUSE I DONT LIKE TO SEE NO ONE N DAT CAGE LIKE DAT🤷🏼‍♂️BUT ONE THING I DONT CONDONE OR SUPPORT IS RATS “YOU GOTTA SAY U A BITCH ASS NIGGAS WHO WAS JUST WAS PLAYING HOE GAMES WITH EVERYBODY 🤷🏼‍♂️YOU HAVE TO ADMIT ON WAX THAT YOU A HOE ASS NIGGA FROM NOW ON (period)I AND I DO UNDERSTAND YO SITUATION NIGGA. I WAS FACING A NEEDLE. (Lethal injection) N AINT BEND BREAK R FOLD #realniggas like myself WE HATE RATS 🐀 IDK ABOUT NEWYORK BUT N LOUISIANA U WILL BE MURDERED LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER YOUR RELEASE FRFR YOUR KIDS WILL BULLIED N SCHOOL FOR THE DECISION YOU MADE ,YOU PUT ALL YOUR FAMILY N GRAVE DANGER FOR LIFE CAUSE OF THIS BS, DID U THINK BOUT THEY SAFETY? Keep it 💯u DONT care bout nothin but YOU SMH

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The Bronx's Universal Hip Hop Museum Reported To Open In 2023

According to AM New York, plans to build a Universal Hip-Hop Museum in the Bronx are currently underway.

A city official confirms that the location will be along the Harlem River at 65 E. 149th St. near Yankee Stadium, and they'll break ground in winter 2019. Legendary MC Kurtis Blow, the first rapper to be signed to a major label, teamed up with Ice-T and LL Cool J to help bring the museum to life.

"Blow, museum co-chairman, originally had his eyes set on a 2022 debut, but the museum's opening in the borough where hip hop was born has reportedly been set back one year." Along with the museum's director Rocky Bucano, Blow appeared on Pix 11 on Tuesday (Feb. 12) to discuss that the opening of the museum is to coincide with hip-hop's 50th birthday.

"Anchored in the birthplace of the culture, the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx will provide a space for audiences, artists, and technology to converge, creating unparalleled educational and entertainment experiences around the hip-hop culture of the past, present, and future," reads the museum's website.

Construction plans for the museum were approved by City Council in 2017. The museum is expected to take up two floors of Bronx Point, "a mixed-use, mixed-income housing development."

 

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