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  • Cover of Stream Doomtree's New Album "All Hands"
    In December, Rhymesayers hip-hop collective Doomtree began rolling out their new album with the single "Gray Duck." Today, the full project, entitled All Hands, has arrived, and you can stream it below, via Bandcamp.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Sues Birdman's Cash Money For $51 Million
    Lil Wayne kept to his word, and his filed a lawsuit against Birdman/Cash Money in an effort to get out of his contract. The other week when we initially reported on Weezy's plan to sue his father, it was thought that he'd sue for the sum of $8 million, plus freedom from the label.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: January 21- January 26
    Welcome to ALL WEEZY, ALL THE TI- We mean...Top Tracks.
  • Cover of Review: Lil Wayne's "Sorry 4 The Wait 2"
    Every rapper that can be considered in the G.O.A.T. debate eventually hits a wall.  This drop-off point comes for everyone and leads their stans to add qualifiers to their respective "best all time" arguments, "Of course, I'm talking about Jay-Z from Reasonable Doubt to Black Album, Eminem pre-Encore, etc." 
  • Cover of Lil Wayne To Sue Birdman For $8 Million [Update: Wayne Also Seeks To Take Young Money Artists With Him]
    After almost two months of Lil Wayne complaining about his record label, it looks like he's finally doing something legal about it. The Cash Money/Young Money MC will target CEO Birdman in a suit that will ask for both $8 million and Wayne's freedom from the label.
  • Cover of 2 Chainz Wants To Run For Mayor Of College Park, Georgia
    By now, it's a well-known fact that 2 Chainz, despite whatever personality comes across in his music, is a very smart dude. He graduated Alabama State University with a 4.0 GPA, and just last week was seen schooling Nancy Grace in a debate on marijuana.
  • Cover of Shots Fired: All The Disses Aimed At Birdman & Cash Money On Lil Wayne's "Sorry 4 The Wait 2"
    It's almost been a week since Weezy dropped Sorry 4 The Wait 2, shaking up the internets and having stans everywhere claiming Tunechi's back (Tunechi claimed it too).
  • Cover of Are Lil Wayne & Young Thug Taking Shots At Each Other?
    By this point, you're fully aware that Lil Wayne and Birdman are not on the best of terms, as Wayne has expressed a desire to leave Cash Money, claiming Birdman won't release his completed studio album, Tha Carter V.
  • Cover of Jay Z Calls New York Governor's Police Reform Plan "A Huge Step Forward"
    As New York state governor Andrew Cuomo called upon Jay Z and Russell Simmons to consult him on matters related to the criminal justice system last month, he's probably pleased to hear that Jay has come out in support of his reform plan.
  • Cover of What’s New In Battle Rap (January 23)
    Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne's "Sorry 4 The Wait 2" By The Numbers
    By now you've probably downloaded Lil Wayne's Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape, and you've likely given it a listen or two and added it to your phone/iTunes catalogue.
  • Cover of Is Jay Z Buying HOT 97? [Update: Emmis Says No]
    We've seen a lot of tension between Jay Z and HOT 97 over the last few days, exclusively through the bomb-drop-ridden rants of Funkmaster Flex.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: January 12- Jan. 20
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of what’s new and notable at the top of our charts.
  • Cover of A Complete List Of Kanye West's DONDA-Designed Music Artwork
    While little is really known about the movements of DONDA and their relationship to hip-hop, it is apparent that through a recent string of album art designs that they are fixed on bringing 'art' back to hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Helps Chicago Students Celebrate The Inaugural Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge
    Chance the Rapper and an all-star team of celebrities helped Get Schooled and 3000 Chicago public high school students celebrate the raising of $100,000 for six Chicago high schools and six Community Based Organizations which earned the most points in the "Get Connected Challenge."Get Schooled, a non-profit organi
  • Cover of Funkmaster Flex Trashes Jay Z In Yet Another Rant
    Just when you thought you'd heard as many bomb drops as your brain could possibly process, Funkmaster Flex is back with another rant, and he's not done with Jay Z.
  • Cover of Funkmaster Flex Goes On Rant Calling Jay Z's "Life + Times" Blog "Trash" [Update: Flex Instagrams Text From Jay]
    If you weren't aware how Funk Flex felt about Jay Z's website, well, you are about to be made acutely aware. The Hot 97 radio DJ went on a rant against Jay Z, more specifically, his "Life + Times" website, while doing his nightly thing on Hot 97 last night.
  • Cover of Is Lil Wayne Working On "Sorry 4 The Wait 2"? [Update: Release Date Announced]
    With "Album Weezy" being put on hold throughout the year (Tha Carter V's now expected to drop in early 2015), is "Mixtape Weezy" soon to return?
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Signs Singer Stephanie Acevedo To Young Money
    Despite tensions running high between Lil Wayne and Birdman, and by extension, Young Money and Cash Money, YM is still keeping business alive and well, signing a new singer to their roster.
  • Cover of Early Jay Z Demo Tape Surfaces Online
    By the time Jay Z had released 1996's Reasonable Doubt, he had already been a known entity in the streets of Brooklyn for a while. What with his tracks with Jaz-O and Big Daddy Kane and his popular battles with LL Cool J, Shawn Carter was on fire before the rest of the world knew who he was.
  • Cover of Christina Milian Speaks On Relationship With Lil Wayne
    While the world waits for Sorry 4 the Wait 2, Christina Milian is preparing for the debut of her reality show, "Christina Milian Turned Up". In a recent interview with Singersroom.com, Milian spoke on several subjects, including her relationship with Wayne. 
  • Cover of Cortez Bryant Speaks On Lil Wayne Cash Money Situation
    Another day passes, another person speaks out on the possible rift between Wayne and Cash Money. This time, it's Wayne's longtime manager, Cortez Bryant. Bryant took to his Instagram, speaking on Wayne's vision for Young Money:
  • Cover of Hip Hop Reacts To News Of Stuart Scott's Passing [Update: Freddie Gibbs Pens Op-Ed On Scott]
    Beloved ESPN anchor Stuart Scott lost his long battle with cancer earlier today, and since news broke, it's become even more apparent how much he meant to so many.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Shares "Sh!t" Freestyle Snippet, Full Track Dropping Today
    Lil Wayne's Carter V may be in Cash Money limbo, but his Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape is coming together as promised. Mack Maine shared two clips of a new freestyle from Weezy last night, indicating that the tape was one track away from completion.
  • Cover of French Montana Has Recorded 100 Songs For "Mac & Cheese"
    French Montana is just now preparing his sophomore album, but he's by no means a new artist. The rapper has been putting in work on the mixtape circuit for years, working with the legendary Max B, and kickstarting his Mac & Cheese mixtape series before seeing any label money.
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