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Details of Chris and Rihanna Duet
Rhianna Chris Brown RapRadar.com

“The whole thing came together when they decided to reconcile shortly after the attack. Sources tell us music producer Polow Da Don convinced both Chris and Rihanna to get in the studio and record a love song stat, stressing that timing was important because the heightened emotions would translate powerfully into the music.

Both Rihanna and Chris agreed and snuck in a couple of “late night” sessions that we’re told were “very, very emotional … the feeling in the room was pure love.”

The whole thing gets more sickening every day. Your man’s an opportunist.

Props: TMZ.

BONUS:

Missed TMZ’s early report on the story behind the text. Thank God for that Asian. Ha!

Happy Born Day Minya Oh!

Biggie Tributes
Busta Rhymes RapRadar.com

Fellas it’s March 10, but OK.

Busta and friends lick a shot for Big Pop in heaven.

“March 9th”

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Be clear: The Marching 9 consists of Mr. Rhymes, Styles P, Sheek

Louch, Lil’ Cease, Billy Danze, Lil Fame, Maino, Red Cafe, & Uncle

Murda.

Props: Splash who sent me clean edit late last night when I was gettin’ some shut eye. I know there’s no sleepin’ online.

Bonus:

Joell Ortiz also went in.

“Too Soon”

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Props: eskay

Haitian Mike you owe me! Ha!

Young Jeezy Makes Kanye’s 808’s Tighter
Jeezy RapRadar.com

Words: Brian “B.Dot” Miller

So far, Young Jeezy is having the best week year ever. Still reveling in the success from last year’s aptly titled The Recession, this January, Da Snowman became the official spokesman for Belvedere Vodka, Then last week, inked a deal with management firm Hip-Hop Since 1978 (Kanye West and Lil Wayne). Sweetening the pot, this summer he makes his acting debut alongside Ice Cube and Mike Epps in the comedy Janky Promoters. Sitting down with RapRadar, Jeezy talks about on his new deal, film, and writing for Kanye West.

You recently signed your management deal with Hip-Hop Since 1978. Why did you hook up with them at this stage of your career?
It got to the point where I wanted to focus just on my music and I wanted to trust somebody else to put it in they hands. So I just took my Louis Vuitton backpack off and put it on them for a minute. I been doing a lot for myself, but sometimes you just gotta expand your game and the way you do that is get linked with people. That what they do for a living, all day everyday.

Tuesdays With Cory (Exclusive Series)
Cory Gunz RapRadar.com

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a marketing genius. To help jump start the site I reached out to the Gunz family to do an exclusive Rap Radar series called Tuesdays With Cory. The clever brand name is an homage to this but it’s really about one of the best young MC’s in the game displaying his skills on a regular basis. I support this BX kid in every thing he does.

Cory Gunz “One” (Over the Fat Joe joint)

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The-Dream Wants His Grammy and His Girl Respected

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Just saw The-Dream up here at Angela Yee’s Shade 45 morning show and he’s really excited about this video. It’s no coincidence that he put it out the day his second album Love Vs. Money drops. Here the message is clear he’s destined for greatness, and with a hot boo by his side, none of you haters and Internet bloggers can stop him. Chew on that, shawty!

PROPS: Nigel who peeped it first

BONUS:

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CDQ quality. Fresh off Terius’ laptop.

T.I. Celebrates Vibe Cover
T.I. Vibe cover RapRadar.com

I was so busy launching this site yesterday I didn’t even know Clifford was in the Rotten Apple kickin’ it with my wife and the Vibe crew. Besides co-signing his latest cover, I also believe he shot the finale of his reality show up in the Bronx, where the people are fresh. Ha!

T.I. Danyel Smith RapRadar.com

Yung L.A., T.I. and Vibe‘s Danyel Smith.

T.I. Danyel Smith Michael Hirschorn

This time on the far right, Michael Hirschorn, his Ish Entertainment, produces Road to Redemption. He also along with Jim Ackerman was responsible for bringing all the ego trip shows to VH1.

Martin’s ‘Pam’ on Classic B.I.G. Episode
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Tichina Arnold RapRadar.com

Interview: Brian “B.Dot” Miller

Photo: Chenoa Maxwell

Two years before Christopher Wallace’s death in 1997, he played himself. That’s right, in season four of the hit ‘90s sitcom Martin, he made a special guest appearance as the Notorious B.I.G. who was in Detroit in search of a new background singer. Although this wasn’t Biggie’s first crack at acting, this hilarious episode was unquestionably his most memorable. RapRadar recently caught up with former cast member and Everybody Hates Chris star Tichina Arnold who reveals how the legendary rapper stuck to the script.