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While you're waiting to 'Watch the Throne,' enjoy these punchline-friendly jams

On “Otis,” the first single from Kanye West and Jay-Z’s upcoming Watch The Throne, Jay-Z spits, “Photo shoot fresh, looking like wealth/ I’m about to call the paparazzi on myself.” Not to be outdone, Kanye fires back with, “Luxury rap, the Hermes of verses/ Sophisticated ignorance, write my curses in cursive!”

Ba-dum, crash. It’s been a great summer for club-goers and college kids (read: people who love LMFAO), but when it comes to witty, winking rap one-liners, well, let’s just say we’ve missed these guys.

There’s no arguing with the fact that Jay-Z and Kanye are two of the cleverest guys in hip-hop. So if you’re getting feverish waiting for Watch The Throne to drop on Monday, fear not—we’re here to help! To tide you over for the weekend, we recommend that you first watch Jay and ‘Ye’s vaguely inexplicable new teaser trailer, and then check out these other tracks we love by rhymers with a sense of humor. READ FULL STORY

Adele, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown set to perform at 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

This morning, MTV announced that Adele will be making her first appearance as a performer at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Along with the English songstress, rapper Lil Wayne and R&B stud Chris Brown–both familiar with the VMA stage–will return to give it a go this August.

“I am excited about my nominations and to be back on the VMA stage,” Brown, who hasn’t performed at the VMAs since 2007, said in a statement. “I have a special performance planned for my wonderful fans.”

The timing of the show couldn’t be any better for Wayne. His new album, Tha Carter IV, drops the day after the show. “Being a nominee and performer on the VMAs once again is an honor because everyone doesn’t get that opportunity,” he said in a statement. “Looking forward to performing on the show, and having Tha Carter IV drop the same week!”

Several more acts will be announced in the coming days leading up to the big show. The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Lil Wayne apologizes for album delay with new 'Sorry 4 the Wait' mixtape

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Since his release from prison, fans of Lil Wayne have been looking forward to his next album, Tha Carter IV.

And honestly, we should already have it by now. Weezy’s sequel to his 2008 smash Carter III was originally slated for a spring release, but has been pushed back to Aug. 29. And with his latest single “How to Love” sitting pretty in the top 10 of Billboard hot 100 singles chart, that date finally seems like a reality.

Still, Wayne feels that an apology is is order. Enter Sorry 4 the Wait, a mixtape that he released this morning that functions as an appetizer to Carter IV. On it, he jacks beats from recent hits like Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls),” and Big Sean’s “My Last.”

Lyrically there’s not much new territory traveled here–just more raps about his own excellence, be it in the recording studio or in the sack. And frankly, it lacks the passion and energy of his last tape, 2009’s No Ceilings.

Have you heard Sorry 4 the Wait yet? What do you think of it? Let us know.

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Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, and Trey Songz to perform at 2011 BET Awards on June 26 -- EXCLUSIVE

Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, and Trey Songz are the latest artists set to perform at the 2011 BET Awards, EW has learned exclusively. Additionally, Cee-Lo Green will also make a “special appearance” at the show, which will air live from L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium on June 26 on cable network BET.

BET has already announced some talent for the telecast, including host Kevin Hart, Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Patti LaBelle, Humanitarian Award honoree Steve Harvey.

Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, and Jill Scott have also been previously confirmed to be performing. Nominees for the show’s awards — including Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj — were revealed last month.

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Mary J. Blige and Lil Wayne to team up at Billboard Music Awards

Sunday night’s 2011 Billboard Music Awards will feature a host of unique artistic collaborations. Lil Wayne will join Mary J. Blige on stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for her single, “Someone to Love Me.” Far East Movement will perform “Rocketeer” with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, and will also team up with Snoop Dogg on “If I Was You (OMG).” Finally, Pitbull will sing “Give Me Everything” with Ne-Yo and Nayer.

Ken Jeong will host the 2011 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday night at 8:00 E.T., live on ABC.

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Jennifer Lopez unveils new 'I'm Into You' video, but where's Wayne? Watch it here

Jennifer Lopez‘s latest album, Love?, will land on store shelves tomorrow, and this morning she threw down the new video for the record’s second single “I’m Into You.”

Despite all the other news happening, NBC’s Today found time to premiere the clip, which you can see (complete with intros by Kathie Lee and Hoda) after the jump.

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Karmin cover Lil Wayne's '6 Foot 7 Foot': So what now? We ponder the viral duo's career options

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Remember a few weeks ago, when wide-eyed indie duo Karmin covered Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now”?

Bostonians Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan are back for an encore, this time taking a bite out of Lil Wayne’s comeback single “6 Foot 7 Foot.” It’s not quite as technically impressive as Heidemann’s lightning-fast delivery of the Busta Rhymes verse on “Look at Me Now,” but it’s still an impressive approximation of Weezy’s raspy, free-association delivery (and Noonan’s re-creation of the beat is also pretty mind-bending). Watch it after the jump.

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Lil Wayne and Paris Hilton talk rap, paparazzi, and share jail stories in odd-couple Q&A

And the award for the strangest pairing in a conversation or interview goes to… Interview Magazine for bringing rap titan Lil Wayne and socialite Paris Hilton together.

Interview, known for coupling celebrities for interesting chats, picked the heiress to speak with their April issue’s cover boy, whom she says she first met at a Grammy party in L.A. An excerpt of their Q&A is on their site now, and it features several fun facts–like the following:

“The most bizarre thing I’ve ever read about myself is that I was dead,” says Wayne, who claims he’s never actually Googled himself. “That was kind of weird to read that I’m dead—mostly because I was reading it.” The two go on to talk about paparazzi harassment, how little Wayne grew up to become Lil Wayne, and how he dealt with his stay at Rikers Island last year. Surprisingly (well, not really), Hilton can relate.

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Lil Wayne sued for $20 million by unpaid 'Lollipop' producer

Producer Darius “Deezle” Harrison claims Lil Wayne and his record labels, Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records, are past due on payments for his hit-making services.

MTV reports that Harrison has filed a $20 million lawsuit against them, claiming he’s yet to see the loot from co-crafting several jams on Weezy’s 2008 album Tha Carter III, including “Mrs. Officer,” “Let the Beat Build,” and the Grammy-winning Hot 100 chart-topper “Lollipop.”

$20 million is a ton of green. But considering the album’s sold six million copies to date, maybe it’s deserved? Probably not. He helped make the songs, but he wasn’t the producer on any of them. His asking price and lawsuit is likely one that will be settled for a far smaller amount. Time will tell.

What do you think of Harrison’s suit? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Lil Wayne sets release date for 'Tha Carter IV'

to stop sitting on it. Tez, stop sitting on Tha Carter IV and put the album out.”

Lil Wayne’s longtime manager Bryant confirmed the release date. “May 16, believe that,” Wayne said. “It can come out tomorrow ’cause I’m so finished… Tha Carter IV will be dropping May 16. If you’re not doing anything, do me.”

Excited that you’ve only got two months to wait until you get a little more Lil Wayne? Sound off below!

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