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Although it's unclear if they will produce the entire album, Kanye West and Dion "No I.D." Wilson are hard at work making tracks for Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3," according to West's management.
Lil Jon and the Orchard have announced a content partnership deal, which includes brand marketing and A&R direction.
Rapper Devin the Dude has signed a one-album deal with independent Razor & Tie and is prepping his fifth album, "Landing Gear," for release in the fall.
Rapper Nas has broken his tradition of sidestepping brand partnerships and inked a one-year deal with athletic apparel company Fila.
Rapper and Diplomat Records CEO Jim Jones is introducing his new rap group, Byrd Gang, through the debut album, "M.O.B.," due Tuesday via Asylum.
Global Music Group, a Tennessee-based independent label, has acquired Death Row Records and could release a new Tupac Shakur album this year.
His new Cash Money/Universal album "Tha Carter III" is only a week old, but rapper Lil Wayne is already in talks about a collaborative project with T-Pain.
Nas' new album has shifted on the Def Jam release schedule yet again, this time moving from July 1 to July 15.
Janet Jackson has aired her frustrations with Island Def Jam, whom she claims is no longer supporting her label debut, "Discipline."
Despite shifting his controversially titled album from "N*****" to an untitled project, a flier touting a screening for Nas' new video, "Be a N***** Too," hit the Web on Thursday night.
T-Pain is eyeing a Sept. 30 release for his third album, "Three Ringz," which will be released by Konvict Muzik/Zomba.
LL Cool J is gearing up to release his next album, "Exit 13," on July 18 via Def Jam.