Lloyd Banks

G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks announced his retirement after 25 years in the hip-hop game on Friday. Banks' announcement comes a day after radio personality Star interviewed a gay "celebrity stylist" who spilled the beans about his 7-year relationship with a well-known rapper.

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DJ Khaled and Asahd Khaled

Culture Vulture DJ Khaled dropped his much-hyped single "Top Off" featuring JAY-Z, Future Hendrix, and Beyonce. The track debuted at 6 a.m. Eastern and 3 a.m. on the West Coast. The super producer hyped the track by releasing a cute promo short movie teaser by Ivan Berrios on Thursday night. The teaser stars Khaled and his precocious toddler Asahd Khaled sitting in a drop top Maybach.

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Lovebug Starski

Hip-Hop is mourning the death of rap pioneer Lovebug Starski who passed away Thursday in Las Vegas after suffering a heart attack at age 57.

Lovebug is commonly regarded as one of the forefathers of the hip-hop genre, alongside legends like Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, and has been credited with coining the phrase "hip-hop".

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Cassie Ventura

Sean Combs wants you to know that his concubine, Cassie, is dropping a music video tomorrow for her 2nd single in 4 years, titled "Don't Play It Safe".

"Don't Play It Safe" is produced by Kaytranada. "Kay and I have been working on this project for a while now," Cassie said in December. "I look forward to everyone hearing what we have in store. He just gets me."

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