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  • Cover of Top 10: Crispy New Collabs
    Nothing gets us more turnt up than a fire new collaboration between two (or more) dope artists, especially if they haven't made a lot of music together before.
  • Cover of HOT 97 Has Owned The Domain Name "Power105.Com" Since 2000
    The competition between HOT 97 and Power 105 is real. We saw radio personality Angie Martinez switch sides earlier this year, leaving her longtime spot on HOT for a deal with Power, and it's now been revealed that the former has been in possession of the Power105.com domain name since 2000.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 12)
    Breaking news: The NFL is corrupt! Because rappers wanting to be athletes and vice versa is sort of a running motif, a few have weighed in with their thoughts about the Ray Rice/NFL cover-up situation. Some made more sense than others.
  • Cover of Power 105.1 Announces Powerhouse 2014 Line Up: J. Cole, Jeezy, T.I. & More
    This morning Power 105.1 announced the line-up for their annual Powerhouse concert in New York City. The radio station has tapped some NYC natives and some West Coast favorites for the big event, which goes down on Thursday, October 30th at the Barclays Center.
  • Cover of Top 10: Hottest Songs You May Have Missed This Summer
    As summer draws to a close and all the kids are back at school, it's a great time to reminisce about all the fun that was had and great music that came out. Last week we tackled the best mixtapes of the summer, but that doesn't tell the whole story.
  • Cover of Top 15 Hottest Mixtapes Of Summer '14
    This Summer has been a wild one in hip hop, with veterans like Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent dropping new albums, newcomers like Rae Sremmurd and Bobby Shmurda creating viral sensations, and Nicki Minaj's full moon eclipsing pretty much everything else on Earth.
  • Cover of Tracklist & Cover Art Revealed For Cam'ron's "1st Of The Month Vol. 3" EP [Update: Stream Available]
    Cam'ron's continues to keep his 1st Of The Month series going, after kicking it off at the beginning of the summer we are now three months deep. The third month equals the third volume of his EP.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Shares "Brick Factory Vol. 2" Artwork
    Although we recently learned that Gucci Mane will be imprisoned until at least December 2016, the 1017 Brick Squad label boss' onslaught of 2014 material has continued without a hitch, with Young Thug's 1017 Thug 3 being the ninth on-time release so far this year.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 29)
    Isn't this something? Not only is Meek Mill in jail and his sophomore album is delayed indefinitely, but Jeezy also took a trip behind bars after getting caught with an assault rifle. He posted the $1 million bail, but the CTE suddenly got trouble on his head after pleading not guilty. 
  • Cover of Stream Young Thug's "1017 Thug 3: The Finale"
    Today, Young Thug releases 1017 Thug 3: The Finale, the third and final installment in a mixtape/album series that began last year. Gucci Mane, Young LA, MPA Duke, Metro Boomin, DJ Mustard and C4 all show up to contribute. A tracklist and stream is below, and you can head over to iTunes to buy the album.
  • Cover of Top 10: Meanest Funk Flex Freestyles
    Forget mixtapes and albums, some of the hottest verses in hip hop come right from the offices of Hot 97 via Funkmaster Flex's famous freestyle sessions. Whether artists go right off the dome, kick something they plan on using later, or a combination of both, rappers always bring their A-game for Flex.
  • Cover of Red Carpet Photos & Important GIFs From The MTV VMAs 2014
    The annual MTV Video Music Awards went down in Inglewood, CA last night.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22)
    Ferguson. The ALS Challenge. Rihanna apparently still banging Drake. "Anaconda" threatening the drown America in thirst. Etc., Etc. There wasn't much new material to come out of the hip-hop community, but the artists still had plenty to talk about and cause controversy over during the past couple of days.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Is Offering A Personalized One Verse Song For Only $500
    Well this is rather interesting, Lupe Fiasco is offering a 1 verse song tailor made for anyone willing to fork up $500 bucks. Seriously.
  • Cover of Top 10: Hottest Songs Of 2014 So Far
    While 2013 may have been the year of the album, with heavyweights like Jay Z, Eminem, and Kanye West all dropping new projects, 2014 is the year of the monster song. From all the way back in January until now, we've been bombarded with heat, one trending song after the next.
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Recalls Hanging Up On Jay Z Out Of Disbelief
    DJ Mustard just released his debut album, but he's already been an unstoppable presence on the charts for some time. The producer scored himself a deal with Roc Nation, and has plans to launch his own label with Ty Dolla $ign and YG in the near future.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 15)
    This hasn't been a great week in America. Beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away under particularly tragic circumstances at the age of 63. Plus, we saw a blatant violation of the first amendment at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed African-American male Mike Brown was slain by cops.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Has Had More Hot 100 Hits Than Michael Jackson
    Has the King of Pop been dethroned? Well, if you consider the Hot 100 to be the key signifier of pop success, Michael Jackson's just lost the his spot to Nicki Minaj.
  • Cover of Review: DJ Mustard "10 Summers"
    Dijon McFarlane, aka DJ Mustard, is a Los Angeles born and raised producer of seemingly all of the most important tracks you’ve heard over the past year. While that statement is obvious hyperbole, his influence on the rap stratosphere is not, and cannot be overstated.
  • Cover of Top 10: Albums We Can't Wait To Hear
    Just as a disclaimer, you won't find Detox on this list. We gave up on that a long time ago. We can only assume at this point that Dre is swimming in a literal pool of Apple money somewhere, Scrooge McDuck style.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Announces Eight More 2014 Releases
    Whatever your opinion of Gucci Mane's music is, you have to consider his output in 2014 (the first seven months of it, that is) remarkable. Even from behind bars, GuWop has dropped enough material to warrant an in-depth guide to all of them, and now he's announced that we've only seen the tip of the iceberg in 2014.
  • Cover of Stream DJ Mustard's "10 Summers," Download Free Via Google Play
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 8)
    Remy Ma's home, but not much has really changed. This week was pretty eventful though. Nicki Minaj's Sir-Mix-A-Lot-sampling "Anaconda" dropped, and she was a feature on Juicy J's latest club-burner, "Low," which also featured an excellent verse from Chicago's Lil Bibby.
  • Cover of Top 10: Jay Z's Best Post-Retirement Verses
    When dissecting a massive catalog such as Hov's to rank his best verses, you really have to break it up. It would be like ranking the Top 10 sports cars ever made, you'd have to go by decade to make it more feasible.
  • Cover of Stream Cam'ron's "1st Of The Month, Vol. 2" EP
    It's the first of the month (wake up, wake up) and, as promised, Cam'ron is back with the second volume of his 1st Of The Month EP series. Featuring reader-acclaimed singles "Lala" and the Nicki Minaj-assisted "So Bad," the five track EP is now available for streaming via Spotify as well as for purchase on iTunes.
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