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  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers Billboard Magazine, Says "The Pinkprint" Will Be "Important To Hip-Hop"
    Nicki Minaj has been racking in the magazine covers as of late. Shortly after the December issue of V magazine was revealed, with the Queen of the Barbz on the front, we receive another December issue featuring Minaj from Billboard magazine.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For "Broke With Expensive Taste" [Update: Stream The Album]
    It's been a bit of a struggle for Azealia Banks to get her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste off the ground. After being released from her deal with Universal, the Harlemite is finally ready to reveal the tracklist and cover art for the LP.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers V Magazine
    This week is turning out to be a great one for sexy photo shoots from the ladies of hip-hop. Just two days after Rihanna went topless for the cover of Elle, Nicki Minaj has shown up on the cover of V Magazine in an array of skimpy, skintight clothing.
  • Cover of Migos Cover The Fader
    With their new mixtape Rich Nigga Timeline on the way, Migos nab the cover of The Fader's "Now" issue. Atlanta is definitely having a "now" moment in rap music, and Migos are assisting with that.
  • Cover of Rihanna Covers Esquire, Poses For Sexy Photoshoot
    Rihanna nabs two different covers in the same month. That is the power of Rih Rih. After appearing on Elle's cover for a fashion-forward and different look, Rihanna nabs the cover of men's magazine Esquire for a steamy photoshoot.
  • Cover of Rihanna Covers Elle Magazine
    Rihanna returning to Instagram made headlines across the web, even CNN got in on the news, if you can believe it. Now that Rih Rih is back, she's wasted no time in uploading photos to her account.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Addresses "White Chicks" Comparisons With Her Halloween Costume
    When Iggy Azalea truly began to pop off earlier this year with some bonafide radio hits, she also began to face harsher criticism from hip-hop fans. Some of this was music based, but more often, people attacked Azalea's appearance.
  • Cover of Birdman & Young Thug Cover RESPECT Magazine
    Birdman continues to take Young Thug under his wing, although he may or may not be actually signed to YMCMB. Nevertheless, after doing a photo shoot together for Complex, they once again come together for the cover of RESPECT magazine's latest issue.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Covers Urban Ink Magazine
    Rick Ross is one of the many heavily-tatted rappers in the game, it seems to be a right of passage when it comes to rapping. The MMG boss connected with Urban Ink once again to put all his tattoos on display, and discuss some of them in detail.
  • Cover of Boosie Badazz's "Life After Death Row" Mixtape Is Dropping In Two Days
    A few weeks ago, we wondered if Lil Boosie had officially changed his name to Boosie Badazz, and now it seems we've gotten some confirmation in the form of a surprise mixtape announcement. Ahead of his long-awaited album Touchdown 2 Cause Hell, Mr.
  • Cover of Usher Covers Billboard Magazine
    Usher is the face of the latest issue of Billboard magazine, and with that comes an interview. During the interview Usher discusses his love life, which now includes Grace Miguel, a woman eight years his senior who also manages his career. He also talks about his delayed album.
  • Cover of Review: T.I.'s "Paperwork"
    Following the release of T.I.’s last two somewhat lackluster albums, 2010's No Mercy and 2012's Trouble Man, combined with the rise of new age rap stars like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J.
  • Cover of T.I. On Snoop Dogg's Apology To Iggy Azalea: “I Didn’t Make Snoop Do Anything”
    T.I. is becoming known as much for diffusing tense situations as he is for his musical output. Tip has done everything from talk down a jumper, to making peace between Rick Ross and Jeezy over the last couple of years, but his most recent crusade was on behalf of his friend and frequent collaborator, Iggy Azalea.
  • Cover of Hip-Hop & Social Media: Snoop Vs. Iggy Edition
    As social media become more ubiquitous than ever in our interpersonal networks, interactions between celebrities become fodder for our inner voyeuristic tendencies; from the live-tweeting of births to trivial jabs at peers, exchanges posted online manage to garner global audiences, sometimes bringing forth meaningful c
  • Cover of Is Lil Boosie Officially Going By "Boosie Badazz" Now?
    Since getting released from prison earlier this year, Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie has made guest appearances on big albums by Jeezy and T.I., but his name did not appear on the official tracklists of either album.
  • Cover of Stream Boaz's Debut Album "Intuition"
    Boaz has been heavy on the site lately, as he's been dropping off leak after leak from his debut album Intuition.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Unveils "Reclassified" Tracklist
    Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and "Black Widow" have been tearing up the charts over the last few months, but her album hasn't matched the success of the standalone singles.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 17)
    We live in strange times — times where 42-year-old OGs beef on Instagram with Australian pop rap artists in their 20s. This ain't fiction: Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea were going at it. The "beef" had one artist recalling one that she had with another OG from the south.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Speaks Out Against Hefe Wine & "Common Law Divorce" Once More
    Well, Iggy Azalea is just not having a good week, and she continues to take to the public forum of Twitter to vent about it. Yesterday she was calling out the Australian division of her label for apparently selling old photos of her to various magazines, unbeknownst to the rapper herself.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Slams Her Australian Management Division On Twitter
     Iggy Azalea hasn't been having a great week. Starting with footage surfacing of her calling a paparazzo a "fucking cunt," and continuing with a marathon beef, er... meme war with Snoop Dogg.
  • Cover of Snoop Dogg Continues Posting Iggy Azalea Memes, Iggy Rants On Twitter Again [Update: Snoop Apologizes]
    Yesterday we saw Snoop Dogg go full force on the Iggy Azalea slander, following one meme which struck Iggy the wrong way.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Goes On Mini Twitter Rant About Iggy/Snoop Beef & T.I.
    Azealia Banks treads familiar territory today, as she goes on a mini Twitter rant about T.I., "urban media" and "white media," among other things.
  • Cover of Ladies Night: Female Solidarity In Hip-Hop
    Hip-Hop has been a male-dominated genre since its inception in the 1970s on the streets of the South Bronx.
  • Cover of Snoop Dogg Posts Iggy Azalea Meme, Iggy Gets Angry On Twitter [Update: Snoop Responds With More Memes]
    As we learned over the weekend, Iggy Azalea is not to be trifled with, unless you want to invoke her rage. The Australian rapper, who's never been shy about responding to disses, just lashed out at Snoop Dogg on twitter for posting a disparaging meme about her on Instagram.
  • Cover of XXL's Editor-In-Chief Says There Will Be More Print Editions Of Magazine
    It appears XXL may not actually end all print editions of the hip-hop magazine, at least, this is according to their Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten.
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