Rapzilla is taking a look back at our top most read articles of 2016, and for this installment, we are focusing on News.

1. BREAKING NEWS: Lecrae signs to same label as Beyonce, Adele

Summary: Columbia Records announced today the signing of groundbreaking hip hop artist Lecrae (Lecrae Moore) in a deal with the artist and his own label, Reach Records.

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2. Watch Lecrae’s performance at the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Summary: Lecrae performed live at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired on Oct. 4, and he did not play it safe.

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3. Lil Wayne considered doing Christian rap after prison

Summary: Today hip-hop artist Lil Wayne released his book ‘Gone ’Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island’, and some of the details of the book dive into the rapper considering Christian hip-hop.

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4. NF reveals release date of new album ‘Therapy Session’

Summary: Grand Rapids, Michigan-based artist NF has announced the release date and title, as well as unveiled the cover art, of his sophomore album on Capitol CMG Label Group.

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5. Social Club signs to powerful record label and alters name

Summary: After several successful independent releases, Social Club has signed a major record deal and rebranded in the process.

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6. Lupe Fiasco tested Dee-1 by cursing on ‘Against Us’ remix

Summary: This week’s Lupe Fiasco concluded his verse on Dee-1’s remix of his 3’s Up single, “Against Us”, by rapping, “My kind and they logic is like 99 of their problems with no b—-,” Dee-1 told STASHED.

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7. Reach Records signs newest artist to roster

Summary: For the first time since 2011, Reach Records announced the signing of a new artist to its roster on Wednesday, and it was unexpected and unsurprising at the same time.

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8. Swoope and Collision Records separate, both parties offer statements

Summary: Collision Records’ CEO Adam Thomason told Rapzilla on Friday that Swoope is no longer signed to the label.

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9. Andy Mineo stars in hilarious ‘ways Italians are just like Latinos’ skit

Summary: Andy Mineo’s artistry extends beyond hip hop. Weeks after the New York City-based rapper revealed that he’s writing his first book, he displayed his acting ability in a comedic FLAMA skit titled “6 Ways Italians Are Just Like Latinos.”

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10. JGivens writes open letter about leaving Humble Beast

Summary: Humble Beast Records published a letter on Monday written by Las Vegas, Nevada-based artist JGivens, who announced his departure from the record label.

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Which one was your favorite?