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  • 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.
  • 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.
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