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Chicago rapper Famous Dex apparently suffered a seizure during a performance at a Los Angeles nightclub early Friday, Nov. 1. According to TMZ, the incident happened at L.A.'s 1 Oak nightclub where Dex was performing.

Cell phone video shows club patrons supporting the motionless rapper who appears to be out cold. Dex's camp released a statement on Friday morning, saying he is in good spirits and recovering from an epileptic seizure.

If you're wondering if drugs are involved, they might be. According to XXL, Dex's fans were very concerned about his apparent battle with drug addiction last year.

He reportedly struggles with addictions to lean, aka purple drank or sizzurp. Lean is a toxic potion containing codeine cough syrup, a soda beverage and hard candy. The concoction is known to cause seizures when guzzled in large amounts.

Last year, the 26-year-old rapper appeared to pass out during an Instagram Live session. He promised his fans that he would quit drinking lean and popping Xanax, a prescription drug that is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorders.

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Other famous rappers who suffered seizures from drinking lean include Lil Wayne (pictured), Rick Ross, Lil Baby, and rap legend Pimp C, who unfortunately died. Rappers prefer to gulp down lean in a large styrofoam cup.

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Cardi B dug in her heels after the backlash when she claimed credit for paving the way for female SoundCloud rappers.

"I didn't say I pave the way for female rappers but I deff gave the hood and women hope," she tweeted on Wednesday, Oct. 23 [sic].

The 27-year-old rapper said she opened the door for male rappers to collaborate with unknown female rappers on their songs. Cardi said before she became a household name, rappers were hesitant to record a verse on her tracks because she wasn't mainstream.

"Nikkas wasn't collabing with female rappers and putting them in a shelf and not focusing on them. Not giving them proper attention. It seem like it was impossible for it to be more than one female rapper. These male rappers where not even takin Money from female rappers for a feature cause it seem far fetch for another woman to make it. I see so many artists collabing wit females now even.. Some that are not mainstream because I know they don't want to miss out on the opportunity in case they make it cause trust and believe [a lot] of Nikkas I asked for features from when they see me they tell me "I shoulda believe" [Damn] I should have did the feature [sic]."

Cardi's fans agreed, saying she made it possible for SoundCloud female rappers to get instant clout by hopping on the records of up-and-coming rappers.

One Instagram user wrote:

"She's completely right there's a lot of female rappers coming up right now that we never heard of and we're still learning about them Cardi gave them big hope, there should be no reason for only a few mainstream female rappers to make it while there's thousands of mainstream male rappers."

 

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Georgetown University canceled a scheduled concert by rapper Fabolous, citing his history of domestic violence.

Colleges and universities have begun cracking down on rappers performing on campuses after the University of Kansas apologized for an offensive concert by rapper Snoop Dogg last week.

Washington, D.C. student activists protested the upcoming concert by the 41-year-old Brooklyn rapper at the school's Hoya Madness event.

On Oct. 6 Georgetown's athletic department announced that Fabolous was booked to perform at an upcoming concert. But students activists launched a petition in protest.

The students cited the rapper's history of domestic violence against his baby mama, Emily B. Fabolous, real name John David Jackson, was videotaped harassing Emily and shouting obscenities at her father last year.

"We strongly urge Georgetown to reconsider the message it sends students in booking an act who has a history of domestic violence. Georgetown Athletics, cancel Fabolous' performance to condemn his past behavior and maintain the Hoya family as a welcoming and safe space for all."

Fabolous pleaded guilty to harassment but the charge was eventually dropped on the condition that he enter a pretrial intervention program. He wasn't required to take an anger management course.

The school's athletic department formally disinvited Fabolous from performing on campus on Oct. 8.

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Black rappers are beginning to question the hip-hop industry's sudden love affair with non-black rappers.

Rap producer Sonny Digital has noticed the industry's emphasis on white rappers and producers.

DJ Khaled, Post Malone ("Rockstar"), Tekashi69, aka 6ix9ine, and Lil Pump ("Gucci Gang") are just some of the white rappers who are highly favored by the music industry right now.

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An Atlanta rapper and his cousin who went missing 2 weeks ago have been found dead in Alabama.

The bodies of Edward Reeves, aka Bambino Gold, left, and his cousin Kendrick Stokes were found in a wooded area in Macon County, Alabama, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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Monica Brown and Angela Yee attend Streetzfest 2015 in Atlanta

The new independent black-owned and operated 94.5 Streetz radio station held its 1st annual Streetzfest on Saturday in the A.

Performers included Monica Brown (pictured above with on-air personality Angela Yee), Meek Mill, Plies, Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates, Rich Homie Quan, Young Dro, Dolph, Cap-1, Travis Porter, and Dolph among others. Also spotted backstage were family man Lil Scrappy, music exec Michael Kyser (the one who once dated Necole Bitchie), Instagram star L'il Terio, musicians A-town, radio personalities Brook Lynn Carter, Angela Yee, Sarah Vivan, Jazzie McBee and more.

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