Michael Saponara

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Michael's from the suburbs outside NYC but currently resides in Manhattan. He got his start as an intern for Vibe Magazine during the summer of 2016 before finding a home writing for Billboard. Mike's also contributed to XXL and Genius. Kanye West is his hero.

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E-40 Donates $100K To HBCU Alma Mater & Gets Recording Studio Named After Him

E-40 has made a six-figure donation to his alma mater Grambling State University and the HBCU has honored him by naming a campus recording studio after him.

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Lil Baby’s 4PF Artist Rylo Rodriguez Shocks Fans By Admitting $4K Per Week Lean Habit

Lil Baby's 4PF signee Rylo Rodriguez admitted to spending four figures on a weekly lean habit last year; the clip has now gone viral and fans are shocked.

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JAY-Z Strikes Multi-Billion Dollar D’USSÉ Deal Following Bacardi Lawsuit

JAY-Z has agreed to a multi-billion-dollar deal with Bacardi surrounding the valuation of D’USSÉ, which comes after their heated lawsuit over the cognac.

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Charlamagne Tha God Says Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Should Be Renamed: 'Why One Genre?'

Charlamagne Tha God has spoken out regarding his belief that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame should be renamed since it includes artists from a myriad of genres. 

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Kevin Gates Claims He Once Survived Without Food Or Water For Almost A Month

Kevin Gates has made the unfathomable claim that he went nearly a month without drinking food or water by choice in a dry fast. 

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Trippie Redd Reveals Hackers Tried To Extort Him For $1M Over 'Mansion Musik'

Trippie Redd has revealed that hackers attempted to extort him for his Mansion Musik album so he decided to rush the project to the finish line.

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Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott & Many More To Deliver Special Hip Hop 50 Grammys Performance

Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and many more are among a star-studded cast of performers set to take the Grammys stage to celebrate Hip Hop's 50th Anniversary.

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John Legend Reveals Special Meaning Behind Newborn Baby’s Name

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's family grew to five with the recent arrival of their new daughter, and the singer has revealed the meaning behind her name.

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Lil Zay Osama Gets Roasted For Awkward Viral Mugshot

Lil Zay Osama has been getting heavily roasted on social media by fans after his mugshot stemming from his January arrest leaked online.

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Master P Hypes Basketball Star Son's Poster Dunk During Win Over LeBron James' Son's Team

Master P's basketball lineage runs deep and he's showing support to his high school hooping son, Mercy Miller, who had a highlight reel dunk earlier this week.

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Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Tease 'Mac & Devin Go To High School' Sequel

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa have teased the sequel to their Mac & Devin Go to High School stoner comedy. Snoop signaled the movie is set for the summer.

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Ne-Yo To Pay Ex-Wife Nearly $2M After Finalizing Divorce

Ne-Yo has reached a settlement with his ex-wife, Crystal Renay, in their divorce that will pay her nearly $2 million after she filed last summer. 

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Lil Yachty Calls Out ‘Washed Up’ Pitchfork For Its ‘Let’s Start Here’ Review

Lil Yachty caught wind of Pitchfork's sour review of his genre-bending new LP, 'Let's Start Here,' and so he blasted the publication along with its writer.

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Mustard Agrees To Pay $19K A Month Child Support But Ex-Wife’s $80K Demand Still In Play

Mustard has reportedly agreed to pay his ex-wife, Chanel Thierry, $18,342 per month in temporary child support fees starting in February.

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Chuck D Is ‘Not In The Business Of Making Black People Look Bad’ — Including Kanye West

Chuck D refuses to make his fellow Black creatives look bad by speaking down on them, and that goes for Kanye West and his recent antics.

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Latto Teases New 'Pop' Hit After Botched EBay Panties Auction

Latto is back in the studio and has teased another "pop" anthem on the heels of the massive commercial success of her Mariah Carey-sampling "Big Energy."

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Snoop Dogg Blames Lakers For High Blood Pressure: 'I'm Too Old For This Shit!'

Snoop Dogg's Los Angeles Lakers escaped with another win on Tuesday night but the stress of the game didn't come without him paying a price as a fan. 

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Beyoncé Announces 'Renaissance' World Tour

Beyoncé shocked fans and announced plans for her global Renaissance World Tour on Wednesday morning (February 1) to kick off Black History Month.

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Lil Wayne Reps His Beloved Green Bay Packers With Brand New OVO Collab

Lil Wayne loves his Green Bay Packers and he's donning the green and yellow again for an upcoming collaboration between Drake's OVO brand and the NFL.

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Three Detroit Rappers Reported Missing After Mysterious Show Cancelation

Three emerging Detroit rappers have been ruled missing by authorities after a performance at a local club was canceled earlier this month.

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French Montana Turns Playboy Cover Model With Help From Galilea Montijo

French Montana has graced the cover of the latest issue of Playboy magazine alongside Mexican actor Galilea Montijo, who plays the role of his muse.

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