Apple, Beats Electronics Make It Official. Iovine Leaves Interscope.

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2014/05/dr-dre-beats-apple-deal-delayed">Tyrese should be out</a> of Dr. Dre's doghouse now.


8 Realistic Expectations For Eminem’s 8th Album

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After exercising some demons on Relapse and getting a pass from fans, expectations were high for Eminem's quick follow-up, Recovery.


10.8 The Cooler

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Lira Galore Mila Kunis: Esquire’s 2012 Sexiest Woman Alive [High Definite] Miami Heat Players React To New Flopping Rule [Inside Hoops] Job Numbers: Hope For Obama, A Bummer For Romney [Esquire] Li-Ning Dwyane Wade Signature Sneaker Revealed [KaTC] 10 Shirts + 10 Ties = Your [...].


Chief Keef Signs With Interscope Records, Lands Publishing Deal With Dr. Dre

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Chief Keef's no longer the subject of a bidding war after having found a label he's comfortable with calling home.

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Top Dawg Entertainment Signs Deal With Interscope, Aftermath

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TDE-Interscope-Aftermath was a deal that was months in the works.


50 Cent Will Not Release New Album, Will Not Release New Dr. Dre Song

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50's back and forth bickering with Interscope goes public again as he took to <a href="http://twitter.com/50cent">Twitter</a> to announce he won't be dropping his new album but will be dropping a track today at 2PM, one reportedly featuring Dr.


Eminem’s Recovery Sets Digital Record With 1 Million Sales

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/recovery">Recovery</a> may or may not have been Eminem's best work in recent years.

We Got Now

Skylar Grey Makes Solo Songs Too

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Her backup game has mirrored Jason Terry's in her respective field and finally, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/skylar-grey">Skylar Grey</a> is poised to take her musicianship to the next level.


YelaWolf Feat. Mz. Shanti – “Swagger Killer”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/"> The most popular artists are diverse. Reason being, the more ground you can cover topically, the greater chance you have of grasping hold of listeners' attention. It's why Outkast can make you move along with inciting beef with hootie hoos and Drake can be found under two different genres on iTunes. It's also the reason <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/Yelawolf">YelaWolf </a>has achieved greatness on a grand scale in less than one year.


El Debarge Feat. 50 Cent – “Format”

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A fellow <a href="http://nahright.com/news/2010/11/02/el-debarge-ft-curtis-switch-up-the-format/">Tastemaker suggested</a> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/el-debarge">Curtis'</a> appearance on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/el-debarge">El Debarge's</a> should-be single, "Format," was merely a formality of his Interscope contract.

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Far East Movement Feat. Snoop Dogg – “If I Was You”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/far-east-movement-fly-like-a-g6"> For anyone still doubting the clout of a major label push, please see our post from July 17, "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/far-east-movement-fly-like-a-g6">Fly East Movement Is Superior</a>.


YelaWolf Signs With Interscope

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YelaWolf confirmed today via the world's new number one news source, <a href="http://twitter.com/Yelawolf/status/11370482905">Twitter</a>, that he's bringing his sound to Interscope.

Tha Bizness

“Crime Wave” – Review Of 50 Cent’s Before I Self Destruct

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It's been a long yet lucrative road to the release of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/before-i-self-destruct">Before I Self Destruct</a>, 50 Cent's much documented final record on his Interscope contract.


50 Cent Has A Change Of Heart Regarding Album Sales & Artistry

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I really didn't want to speak on this until his official first week numbers came in because, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/11/attention-deficit-sells-28000-copies-in-its-first-week">outside of water cooler banter</a>, it doesn't really matter much.


The Pharmacy…

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Since we all secretly await any news with "Eminem" and "release date" in the tagline, I thought it'd only be right to share that <a href="http://www.rap-up.com/2009/11/18/eminem-orders-another-dose-of-relapse/">Relapse: Refill</a> drops December 22nd.


Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?

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According to Soundscan, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/attention-deficit">Attention Deficit</a> sold 28,100 copies last week.

Strange Journey Vol. 2

CunninLynguists Feat. Freddie Gibbs – “Imperial”

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If by chance you ever stumbled into the Church of Thugs, there's a good chance this is what you'd hear the choir singing right before or after <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2008/07/notable-quotable-killer-mike-on-god-in-the-building">"God In The Building."</a> Natti and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freddie-gibbs">Gibbs</a> provide the testimonials over a head-nod inducing mix of organs and guitar riffs by Kno.


Charles Hamilton – This Perfect Life (Unreleased)

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If hate was love, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/charles-hamilton">Charles Hamilton</a> would be Jay-Z, straight up.

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