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Because who else is going to have a freestyle about Kobe’s retirement, this soon, other than Fabolous? In all seriousness, if there was a random poll taken on the person most likely to have a Kobe punchline Fab would’ve won by a healthy margin. Backed the same sample that powered Jay-Z’s “Encore,” Fab writes his tribute to an NBA legend.

SOURCE: Miss Info 

Kendrick Lamar is being sued over the use of a Bill Withers sample. The song in question is Kendrick’s “I Do This” on his 2009 project Kendrick Lamar EP. Bill’s legal team doesn’t want Kendrick to use the song anymore and calls for damages.

The copyright infringement suit, filed today in a federal court in Los Angeles, claims Lamar rapped over a “direct and complete copy” of Withers’ music, Reuters reports. The complaint says Lamar has “admitted” to using the song, “with a thumb to the nose, catch me if you can attitude.”

Top Dawg Entertainment and Warner Bros. are also listed as defendants in the suit.

SOURCE: Pitchfork

For some strange reason the first version of this song is absent a verse from Lil Wayne. Perhaps seeing the error, Wayne sought to rectify the problem by going back and complementing 2 Chainz on this certified banger from their kinda-sorta joint album Collegrove. 

SOURCE: Miss Info


Robert Glasper lets loose this new visual in anticipation for his album Everything’s Beautiful. The album is said to be full of songs that sample and are inspired by the legendary Miles Davis. The album is available for pre-order here.

SOURCE: Miss Info

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MIDNIGHT MUSIC STREAM: Fabolous, Kendrick Lamar vs. Bill Withers And More!  was originally published on