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  • Cover of YG Says His Mom's A Crip, Covers "The Source" With Ty Dolla $ign & DJ Mustard
    2014 hip hop wouldn't have been the same without Pushaz Ink -- the crew made up of DJ Mustard, YG, and Ty Dolla $ign. All three of the artists manage to infiltrate the radio, and influence those around them, and they always sounded best when they were working togethger.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Covers XXL
    In September, we got the news that there wouldn't be anymore print editions of XXL Magazine, but thankfully, we learned a few weeks later that wasn't going to be the case. Now the first edition under XXL's new ownership is about to hit shelves, and none other than Kendrick Lamar is gracing the cover. 
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Announces "The Great Escape Tour"
    When she wasn't being nominated for Grammys or flipping off her fans this year, Iggy Azalea spent most of the year touring behind her album The New Classic (which, despite its title, isn't showing up on too many year-end lists).
  • Cover of Spike Lee Wants Drake & Kevin Hart To Star In "School Daze" Sequel
    We've already learned a lot of things we weren't supposed to from the recent Sony email leak, and as the massive amount of information is sorted through, we keep getting new updates.
  • Cover of Cam'ron To Retire After "Purple Haze 2" Drops?
    In the caption of an Instagram video, Cam'ron hinted at plans to retire after his upcoming album Purple Haze 2 drops this summer.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Reveals "The Great Escape" Tour Coming In 2015
    Love her or hate her, there’s no denying the success that Iggy Azalea had in 2014. With 2015 right around the corner, Iggy will look to carry over that success into the new year by releasing her sophomore album, and embarking on her first ever stadium tour.
  • Cover of Review: Ghostface Killah's "36 Seasons"
    Ghostface Killah’s new LP 36 Seasons comes to us just one week after the release of Wu-Tang Clan’s A Better Tomorrow. While the latter LP received lukewarm reviews due to questionably experimental tracks, 36 Seasons is the exact opposite.
  • Cover of Stream E-40's "Sharp On All 4 Corners 1 & 2"
    E-40 only announced his new album less than two months in advance, and now the Sharp On All 4 Corners 1 & 2 release date has arrived. You can stream the full two-disc project below, via Spotify.
  • Cover of T.I. Gives Iggy Azalea Props For Her Grammy Nominations
    Iggy Azalea is the rapper who pulled in the most Grammy nominations this year.
  • Cover of The 2015 Grammy Nominations, Featuring Chris Brown, Jhené Aiko & More
    It's that time of year again. With the 57th Grammy Awards scheduled to take place on February 8th, the organization is rolling out the list of nominees over the course of today. Check out the first batch below, and check back throughout the day for updates. Record Of The Year:
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Attacks Iggy Azalea & T.I. On Twitter, Again
    Since getting dropped by Universal Music Group this summer, Azealia Banks has kept herself busy, but not in the way you'd think. Instead of working on new music, she's practicing her favorite pasttime: attacking people through Twitter. Remember when she deleted her account back in 2013 after starting too much beef?
  • Cover of #TBT: AZ's Early Cuts
    Brooklyn-born Anthony Cruz isn't one of the 10 greatest rappers of all time. He hasn't released a platinum record and most of his accolades are due to a relationship with Nas.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Gets "A$AP" Tattoo Removed
    Back in 2011, Iggy Azalea and A$AP Rocky were rumored to be dating.
  • Cover of Spotify Names Their Most Popular Artists & Songs Of The Year, Pharrell Wins Big
    By now, it's no secret that streaming giant Spotify has eclipsed nearly every other comparable service in its field, so its new list of the "top" (or most popular) music of the year is probably one of the best gauges of America's listening habits that we have.
  • Cover of J. Cole Takes Shots At Iggy Azalea, Eminem & Macklemore On "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Leak
    J. Cole is going a unique route with his upcoming album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. He's shying away from traditional promo and album campaign, instead getting the fans directly involved by hosting a listening session at his childhood home (which the LP is named after) and inviting fans to come through.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Says He's One Of The Few Artists Left Who's "Only About The Music"
    Lil Wayne is supposed to be releasing his new album Tha Carter V on December 9th. Seeing as Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint is due out a week later and is now available for pre-order while Wayne's record is not, we're probably looking at another delay.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction, Reps Attempt To Scrub It From Web
    When your parents can afford to have Iggy Azalea perform at you Bar Mitzvah, you and your friends are going to want to document the occasion.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: November 27
    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 J. Cole Covers Complex, Talks Business & New Album
    We've already seen two new covers from Complex magazine for their December/January issue, but they're not capping it off there. They've got yet another cover star this month, recruiting J. Cole to appear on the third magazine cover.
  • Cover of Listen To Iggy Azalea's "Reclassified"
    Iggy Azalea's debut album The New Classic just took home the AMA award for "Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album" last night (whatever that means), and today she's ready to let fans hear the re-release of The New Classic, Reclassified.
  • Cover of Watch Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Iggy Azalea & More Perform At The 2014 AMAs
    The AMAs had a pretty stacked cast of performers this year, with a pretty wide range of pop, R&B, and rap performances. Lil Wayne debuted a brand new song from the Carter V, which featured the newly Cash Money-signed singer (and Weezy's rumored girlfriend for a time) Christina Millian.
  • Cover of 2014 American Music Awards Recap
    After a long night of performances, single debuts, and a fair amount controversy, the 2014 American Music Awards is finally over. We'll be making some show footage available once ABC gets their official videos uploaded. In the meantime, check out a full list of the winners and nominees from tonight's event.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Wins "Best Hip Hop Album" At The American Music Awards
    In the ongoing debate about whether or not Iggy Azalea is "hip hop," the judges at the American Music Awards have cast their vote as an overwhelming "yes." Beating out Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, as well as Drake's Nothing Was The Same, Iggy's The New Classic took home the ceremony
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 21)
    The rap game is still buzzing as we head into the final weeks of the year and await for the hearing from Ferguson. While the latter hasn't been announced when this post was published, rappers did find other things to be outraged about.
  • Cover of Mary J. Blige Covers Billboard Magazine
    Billboard magazine is giving us a preview of their second cover for December/January, and they've chosen another strong female artist to grace it, Mary J. Blige. The other artist we saw take over their cover was Nicki Minaj, discussing her upcoming album The Pinkprint.
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