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News Notes: Rick Ross Releases 'Black Bar Mitzvah' Mixtape

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Rick Ross Releases Black Bar Mitzvah Mixtape
Drake, 2 Chainz and Diddy all make an appearance, but converted Orthodox Jewish rapper Shyne is not happy at all [DatPiff]

Jay-Z, Pharrell and Frank Ocean Hit the Studio
"Can't wait for y'all to hear what I'm working on with big bro @S_C_ and lil bro @frank_ocean," tweeted Pharrell [Billboard]

Justin Bieber: Closet Phish Fan?
The singer's been dropping Phish tracks in between songs at concerts [HyperVocal]

Lady Gaga Visits WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange in London
Ya know, just cause [Gawker]

The-Dream named Vice President of A&R at Def Jam Records
“I am committed as I have been previously to bringing the power of belief in the artist back to the forefront," said the R&B singer [Hip-Hop Wired]

Eve Returns With "She Bad Bad"
Listen to the first single from the rapper's upcoming album Lip Lock

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August 22: Remembering MJ

August 22: Remembering MJ

Director, Spike Lee, shares a behind-the-scene photo of the late king of pop, Michael Jackson, during the taping of "They Don't Care About Us" in Brazil. The 1995 music video shows Michael dancing through the streets of Brazil pleading for human rights. "Help us celebrate Michael Joseph Jackson's 56th Born Day" Lee adds.