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  • 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.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Responds To Eminem's Mention On "Shady XV" Record
    Eminem's compilation album Shady XV isn't supposed to be dropping until November 24th, but you know how things go on the internet, everything tends to arrive a tad early.
  • Cover of E-40 Announces New Album "Sharp On All 4 Corners" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    E-40 is back at it again. Following the success of his first tri-album release, The Block Brochure, West Coast OG, E-40, is doing it again.
  • Cover of G-Eazy Announces Second Leg Of "From The Bay To The Universe" Tour
    G-Eazy won't even be concluding his current "From The Bay To The Universe" tour for another nine days, but he's already sold over 50,000 tickets. With that in mind, you can't blame him for deciding to extend the tour with a second leg.
  • Cover of Lil Boosie Reveals New Cover Art For "Touchdown 2 Cause Hell"
    Back in September Boosie Badazz revealed what was deemed to be cover artwork for his upcoming double disc LP Touchdown 2 Cause Hell, but it looks like he's decided to give the cover art a re-work.
  • Cover of Jeremih Covers DUB Magazine
    With Thanksgiving not even upon us, Dub Magazine decided to unveil its 2015 cover on Tuesday, and it just so happened to feature non other than Chicago crooner, Jeremih.
  • Cover of Ray J Reportedly Made $50k From Kim Kardashian's Sex Tape Last Week
    Whether or not Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine "broke the internet" last week, it certainly came pretty damn close.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers Complex, Talks "The Pinkprint"
    After unveiling their creative Wale and Jerry Seinfeld magazine cover yesterday and it's accompanying interview, Complex follows up today with another big star on the cover, Nicki Minaj. This is Nicki Minaj's second cover in recent times, she was also on Billboard recently.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Announces "Chasing Time" Remix Contest
    A couple weeks ago, Azealia Banks released her album, Broke with Expensive Taste, and to promote the newly release project, Azealia is getting a little creative.
  • Cover of Stream Rick Ross' "Hood Billionaire"
    When Rick Ross announced his second album of 2014, Hood Billionaire, just nine weeks ago, he had many people wondering whether he'd be able to rush out a project so quickly during a year that's seen more than its fair share of album delays and push-backs.
  • Cover of Wale & Jerry Seinfeld Cover Complex
    Wale is currently prepping his new album, The Album About Nothing, in which Jerry Seinfeld has become heavily involved. Seinfeld, as you probably know, was the inspiration for Wale's acclaimed Mixtape About Nothing, so he's going back to his roots after The Gifted.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: November 16
    While Taylor Swift's 1989 takeover of the charts continues, many of our r'n'b and hip-hop artists have been pushed down. Teyana Taylor actually finds herself the highest-up, debuting at #19, with her G.O.O.D. album VII.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: November 13
    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 Kim Kardashian Literally Bares It All For Paper Magazine [Update: Kim Reportedly Unpaid For Paper Shoot]
    Kim K did it again. Rivaling the shock value of Nicki Minaj’s "Anaconda" artwork, Kim Kardashian decides to literally bare it all and show off her large “asset” in the latest issue of Paper Magazine.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Says White Artists Appropriating Black Culture Is "Corny"
    In a new interview with Pitchfork Magazine, Azealia Banks has revealed that she believes white performers--specifically females--performing in traditionally black genres is "corny" and "regurgitated."
  • Cover of YG Announces Short Film & Soundtrack "Blame It On The Streets"
    YG is prepping a big follow-up to his debut album My Krazy Life, with, not only a new catalogue of tunes, but a short film to go along with it. The West Coast gangsta rapper announced today that he'll be dropping his first film and accompanying soundtrack, titled Blame It On The Streets.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Criticizes Eminem For Rapping "I’ll Punch Lana Del Rey Right In The Face"
    Eminem's new "SHADY CXVPHER" has attracted a fair amount of attention since hitting the web yesterday, namely because Em is still one of the biggest rappers in the game, and pretty much anything he does is going to get an insane number of eyeballs.
  • Cover of Tyler, The Creator Covers The Fader, Talks Relationship With Earl Sweatshirt
    Following the unveiling of Migos' new cover of the Fader last week, Tyler, The Creator nabs the second cover of the magazine.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 7)
    We get a little bit of everything this week in hip-hop, including a surprise. It didn't look like it was coming anytime soon, but Azealia Banks ' debut — Broke With Expensive Tastes — is finally here. This is undoubtedly a bit achievement for her after years of delays.
  • 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.
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