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  • Cover of Top 10: Rap Interludes
    The interlude has always been an opportunity for an artist to switch up the vibe of their album and transition from one style to another. Sometimes they're musical, sometimes they're a humorous skit (or not so much) thrown in for comic relief.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 25)
    July is steadily coming to a close and the steady stream of Nicki Minaj verses continues. After appearing on the remix to August Alsina's "No Love," she prepping the release her next single, "Anaconda." The collaboration has a few wondering if they were messing around together, which makes "Anaconda" an
  • Cover of Samples Of the Week: July 24
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Reveals "10 Summers" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist
    DJ Mustard is almost ready to let us hear his debut full length album, 10 Summers. Mustard has been pretty quiet since delivering his single "Down On Me" featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, but today he breaks that silence with the official album artwork for 10 Summers as well as a release date for the LP.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa On Young Thug Mixtape Cover: "That Was Funny As Hell"
    Young Thug has a ton of unreleased material, and it seems much of it happens to be in Gucci Mane's possession. Thus, Gucci and his team have been releasing music from Thug's Brick Factory sessions as mixtapes over the last little while.
  • Cover of Top 10: Sophomore Albums Of The 2000s
    In music we tend to glorify the debut album, always craving the newest and shiniest thing out. The downside of that is usually we're slightly disappointed in the follow up sophomore album, possibly what led to the phenomenon known as the "sophomore slump".
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 18)
    There was no simmering MMG beef to light up the hip-hop conversation this week and unfortunately Meek Mill is still in jail. But life still goes on in this week's 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week.
  • Cover of Jay Z Calls Angie Martinez During Her First Show On Power 105.1
    Angie Martinez shocked most of us when she announced she'd be making the leap from New York radio station Hot 97 to their main competitor, Power 105.1, but everyone seemed to leave on good terms.
  • Cover of Pharrell To Curate NBA 2K15 Soundtrack
    Pharrell season doesn't seem to be stopping ending soon.
  • Cover of Full List Of Nominations For 2014 MTV VMAs
    The nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards have arrived today. Beyonce is ahead of the pack with a total of eight nominations, among them, her "Drunk In Love" video featuring Jay Z is up for Video of the Year as well as Best Collaboration, and "Partition" is up for Best Female and Best Choreography.
  • Cover of Cam'ron Reveals "1st Of The Month Vol. 2" EP Artwork & Tracklist
    Yesterday we heard Cam'ron's first collaboration with Nicki Minaj since Roman Reloaded highlight, "I Am Your Leader".
  • Cover of Top 10: Dual Threats
    After covering rappers and a producer in our first couple instalments of Top 10, we decided to combine the two for this week's. In the past decade especially, the producer credit has gotten it's fair share of the spotlight, whereas before, the role was much more in the background.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa Addresses Young Thug's Photoshopped Cover Art For "1017 Thug 2"
    Young Thug dropped off his follow up to his 1017 Thug mixtape the other week, 1017 Thug 2. The album contained ten new records available to stream, as well as some conversation-starting cover artwork. 
  • Cover of Rihanna Parties With 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners
    If you follow Rihanna on Twitter, you know she's actively been involved in all things World Cup, watching each match and tweeting whatever goes down, showing her support for a variety of countries.
  • Cover of Top 10: Yeezy On The Beat, Hoe
    Following up last week's Top 10 of rappers who were bodied on their own shit, we're moving on to Yeezy's production. Expect a new Top 10 list each Monday going forward, and if there's a subject you want us to tackle shout it out in the comments.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 11)
    After a short hiatus, 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week returns to some trouble in paradise. There's friction within the once untouchable MMG empire.
  • Cover of Stream Young Thug's "1017 Thug 2"
    Gucci Mane promised us a Brick Squad-heavy July, and though he's been known to be unreliable at times, he and his crew have delivered thus far. Following GuWop's Trap House 4, which dropped last week, here's a stream of Young Thug's 1017 Thug 2, which officially drops tomorrow.
  • Cover of "0 To 100" Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
    Ever since Drake dropped off "0 To 100" right in the middle of Summer Jam on June 1st, rappers from every corner of the game have been clamoring to hop on the track, with everyone from Juicy J to Joell Ortiz spitting over Boi-1da, 40 and Nineteen85's ill production.
  • Cover of Angie Martinez Reportedly Earning Double At Power 105.1 Compared To Hot 97
    Angie Martinez's move from Hot 97 to station rival Power 105.1 was a bold move that came under fire from many of the radio personality's biggest fans. Now, her motives have been made all the more clear. 
  • Cover of Top 10: Rappers Bodied On Their Own Shit
    Guest features have been an important part of hip hop throughout its history, and have become increasingly popular in recent years. It's a great way for artists to cross promote between each other's fan bases, as well as give each track a signature shakeup for a verse or two.
  • Cover of The 1017 Brick Squad Timeline
    Ah, Gucci Mane. One of the most controversial figures in Atlanta hip-hop, his extracurricular activities and legal struggles often overshadow his actual music, especially when he's wylin' out on Twitter for the whole world to see.
  • Cover of 2pac's Murder Examined In A New National Geographic Documentary
    Close to two decades after Tupac Shakur was murdered on the Los Vegas strip, the rapper's murder remains unsolved.
  • Cover of Busta Rhymes & Eminem's "Calm Down" Record Dropping Next Week [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    At the beginning of the year, producer Scoop Deville sat down with Vlad TV and revealed that he had produced a monster collaboration between Busta Rhymes & Eminem. After months of anticipation, it appears that the record, "Calm Down", will finally be arriving next Tuesday, July 1st.
  • Cover of Beyoncé Concert Series "Beyoncé: X10" To Air On HBO
    After Beyoncé's "Life Is But A Dream" documentary drew HBO's largest viewership for a music-oriented special since 2003, it only seemed obvious that the channel's programmers would find a way to capitalize on the diva once again.
  • Cover of Funkmaster Flex Calls Power 105's DJ Envy A Snitch
    It's no secret that NYC's Hot 97 and Power 105 radio stations have been competing with each other for years, but just days after Angie Martinez's abrupt switcharoo from 97 to 105, it seems that the beef is about to get even more heated.
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