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  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers The January Issue Of Rolling Stone [Update: See High Res Cover & Excerpts]
    To start the New Year, Rolling Stone Magazine will feature Nicki Minaj on their cover with a feature article titled "Mad Genius, Manic Diva".
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Calls Action Bronson A Coward, He Responds
    Azealia Banks has always been ready to go at it on Twitter, but now she's getting support for her opinions. Both Solange and Q-Tip took her side after a recent tiff with Action Bronson on Twitter.
  • Cover of Q-Tip Schools Iggy Azalea In Hip-Hop History [Update: Iggy Azalea Responds]
    Yesterday, Q-Tip was dragged into an argument between Azealia Banks and Action Bronson, questioning Bronson on his word choice on a few occasions. Today, the former Tribe Called Quest member targeted Iggy Azalea, who made some remarks about Banks on Twitter yesterday.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Plans "Broke With Expensive Taste" Book
    Azealia Banks' recent appearance on Hot 97 set off a bout of internet sparring that involved Iggy Azalea, Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Tyler, The Creator, T.I. and Solange Knowles, so much of the actual interview became overshadowed by those surrounding stories.
  • Cover of T.I. Addresses Q-Tip & Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks Says He's "Indoctrinated"
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Responds To Azealia Banks Emotional Interview On Hot 97 [Update: Anonymous Threatens Iggy]
    Yesterday you may have seen the interview with Azealia Banks on Hot 97, where she got pretty emotional mid-way when discussing racism and the appropriation of black culture, particularly in relation to hip-hop. This was brought on by a discussion of Iggy Azalea, Azealia's nemesis.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Dec. 13)
    To say a lot of stuff happened this week would be a complete understatement. So we won't and will just give you a short recap. For one, we're living in a world where there's a new D'Angelo album. Secondly, we may soon live in a world where Bobby Shmurda is behind bars.
  • Cover of Action Bronson & Azealia Banks Go At It On Twitter
    Both Azealia Banks and Action Bronson are known to be rather candid and outspoken when it comes to Twitter, and they just so happened to butt heads today.
  • Cover of Top News Stories Of 2014
    2014 may have been a terrible year for hip-hop in terms of record sales, but don't let the numbers fool you into thinking the year was uneventful. In this case, the numbers most definitely do lie.
  • 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.
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