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Cam’ron is selling completely useless “Ebola masks” with his face on them.

According to Wikipedia, “The spread of Ebola between people occurs only by direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person after symptoms have developed.” Despite that, Cam’ron seems to think that you can catch Ebola by simply breathing the same air as an infected person. He’s now selling completely useless “Ebola masks” with his likeness on them.

Killa Cam announced via an Instagram post (below) bearing the following caption: “Ebola is no joking matter.. So if u have to be safe.. Be fashionable. #CamEbolaMask get’m at @dipsetusa1997nx week, made by @chinagramwww.dipsetUsa.com.”

The worst part is, he doesn’t seem to be alone in his misguided beliefs. T.I.also seems to think a mask is a necessary step to preventing an Ebola infection.

Although the Center for Disease Control and Prevention may have never been responsible for an album as dope as Purple Haze, you should probably trust them on the subject of Ebola before you trust your favorite rapper.

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Dej Loaf has been on the rise ever since her hit “Try Me” started getting buzz in the streets. The hardcore tune has caught the ear of many and got the remix treatment from the likes of Wiz Khalifa, the LOX, E-40 and also has an official remix on the way featuring Ty Dolla Sign and Remy Ma.

The major labels have taken notice and it seems that the Detroit singer/rapper has been snagged by Columbia Records. In a radio news post, Hits Daily Double listed that Columbia Records is servicing her hit “Try Me,” so it can be assumed that she is their newest signee.

Artists like Juicy J, Raury, Rita Ora and Beyonce’ also call Columbia home.

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Cash Money Records CEO Birdman’s lady friend Sabrina Mercadel has reportedly filed a restraining order against R&B singer Keyshia Cole following a recent fight.

Details of the judge-approved order surfaced online Wednesday (October 15).

Sabrina Mercadel filed court docs accusing Cole of punching her in the face, slashing her with fingernails and throwing objects at her. Mercadel says her neck and back were hurt — and her finger was so badly damaged … it might be useless for good. Mercadel requested, and was granted, a restraining order — which requires Cole to stay 100 yards away and prohibits any contact. (TMZ)

 

Check out all the cyphers from Tuesday night’s airing of the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards.

Well here ya go! The most anticipated part of every BET Hip Hop Awards is the cyphers, and thanks to the leaky internets, we can now watch all of tonight’s cyphers right here on HNHH.

Its hard to duplicate what last year’s cypher brought us with Slaughterhouse, TDE, & A$AP Mob tackling the mic, but this 2014 crew held their own. With the likes of the entire Taylor Gang crew, Logic, Kevin Gates, Lil Mama, Troy Ave,Jarren Benton, G-Eazy, and many more to spit their shit, we are in for another lyrical treat for our viewing pleasure. Let’s not forget that DJ Premier is the man on the boards as well.

Check out all the cyphers from the evening below, and we’ll update them with better footage when it gets made available.

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Soul Train announces the nominees for its 2014 awards.

With the nominations coming in for the American Music Awards earlier today, it seems like the award season that kicks off with the BET Hip-Hop Awards tomorrow night and ends with The Grammys has begun. The nominations for the Soul Train Awards followed shortly, and you can view a complete list below. Chris Brown leads with seven nominations, followed by Beyoncé (six) and Pharrell (5).

Best New Artist
August Alsina
Jhené Aiko
LiV Warfield
Mack Wilds
Nico & Vinz

Sevyn Streeter Centric Certified Award
Avery Sunshine
Kelis
Leela James
Luke James
Robert Glasper
Shaliek

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song
“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“No Mediocre” – T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea
“Pills N Potions” – Nicki Minaj
“Studio” – ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Beyoncé
Janelle Monaé
Jennifer Hudson
Jhené
Aiko Marsha
Ambrosius Ledisi

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Chris Brown
John Legend
Kem Pharrell
Williams Tank
Trey Songz

Album of the Year
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
G I R L – Pharrell Williams
Love in the Future – John Legend
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
The Electric Lady – Janelle Monaé
Xscape – Michael Jackson

Song of the Year
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“All of Me” – John Legend (Toby Gad, John Stephens, Dave Tozer)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams)
“Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé (Joshua Coleman, Sia Fuller, Beyoncé Knowles)
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith (Steve Fitzmaurice, James Napier, William Phillips, Sam Smith)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Sam Barsh, Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Daniel Seeff, Bernie Taupin) “The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Jhené Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson, Brian Warfield)

Best Dance Performance
“2 On” – Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q
“Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe
“Good Kisser” – Usher
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
“Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Janelle Monaé feat. Miguel – “Primetime”
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You”

Video of the Year
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z (Hype Williams)
“Good Kisser” – Usher (Christopher Sims)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (We are from L.A.)
“New Flame” – Chris Brown feat. Usher (Breezy & Mike Ho)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Matty Barnes)
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Danny Williams)

Best International Performance 
Davido – “Aye”
Machel Montano – “Ministry of Road (M.O.R.)”
Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo – “You Girl”
Ziggy Marley – “I Don’t Want to Live on Mars”

Best Traditional Jazz Performance
Audra McDonald – “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”
Gregory Porter – “Hey Laura”
Kenny Garrett – “Pushing the World Away”
Monty Alexander – “Concierto de Aranjuez”
Wynton Marsalis – “Flee as A Bird to the Mountain (Live)”

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
Liv Warfield – “Stay – ‘Soul Lifted’”
Najee feat. Meli’sa Morgan – “In the Mood to Take It Slow”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Snarky Puppy – “Lingus (We Like It Here)”
Terrace Martin feat. Robert Glasper – “It’s Yours”
Vandell Andrew – “Let’s Ride”

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance
Joe feat. Kelly Rowland – “Love & Sex Pt. 2″
Kelly Price – “It’s My Time”
LiV Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?”
Sebastian Mikael feat. Wale – “Last Night”
Shaliek – “The Past” Terrace Martin feat. T$,
Tone Trezure – “You’re the One”

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Paula Patton has filed for divorce from her husband of nine years, Robin Thicke.

Alas, it seems as if Robin Thicke‘s massive, depressing “Get Her Back” campaign (and the resulting album Paula) have failed in their mission.TMZ is just reporting that Thicke’s wife of nine years, Paula Patton, has filed for divorce.

Coming shortly after some very revealing transcripts from a “Blurred Lines” court proceeding surfaced, Patton’s filing follows roughly seven months of separation. Citing “irreconcilable differences,” Patton is filing for joint custody of her and Thicke’s four-year-old son, Julian. That’s pretty surprising considering Thicke’s struggles with various substances, but as he said in the aforementioned deposition, he’s been trying to stay clean.

Read the TMZ story here.

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Nicki Minaj announces that her single “Anaconda” has gone platinum.

Many of 2014’s biggest hits seem to tangentially related to hip-hop — not quite full-blown RAP music — but definitely in the same neighborhood. Following Pharrell‘s “Happy” and Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX‘s “Fancy” into the platinum-selling singles arena is Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda,” which just secured the coveted sales status.

Sharing the news on Instagram, Nicki wrote, “Just released on UK iTunes and is now certified #Platinum in America #Anaconda #PolowDaDon #DaInternz @bigjuice205 on the boards baby!!!!!! #ThePinkPrint 11.24.14″

With its fant-ass-tic music video already breaking records on VEVO, “Anaconda” seems to be succeeding on every front thus far — now let’s see if it catches on in the UK. 

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In anew interview, Ghostface Killah reveals that he’s working on a follow-up to his acclaimed album “Supreme Clientele.”

For Ghostfac Killah fans, the “best album” debate is a heated one. There’s the charismatic debut, Ironman, the return-to-form Fishscale, and I’ve even heard some boom-bap die-hards pull for last year’s 12 Reasons To Die in the argument — but Supreme Clientele, released in 2000, is usually the winner. That’s why fans of Tony Starks ‘ solo work should rejoice in this news: Supreme Clientele 2 is in the works.

In a n interview with HipHopDX that was posted today, Big Ghost speaks on the upcoming project (tentatively subtitled Blue & Cream). He says:

“I think I get better at what I do.  learn. You know what I mean? That’s why with the Blue & Cream Supreme Clientele 2 it’s gonna be a whole different ball game, baby. I just gotta hope my samples get cleared. I just don’t got the people on it that I want to get on it because I’ve been doing so much other stuff like that. So, once I can complete that and maybe find a home for it—Cause I haven’t shopped it yet. I’m just doing what I do… It’ll probably be one of the best albums I ever did. After that I’m done with it.”

So with that, it sounds like sample clearance and solidifying the guest list are all that remain, but obviously, those can take a while to complete. Check out the full interview below, and while you’re waiting on Supreme Clientele 2, be sure to shake that body (and, while you’re at it, party that body).