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  • Cover of Azealia Banks Lashes Out At Kendrick Lamar's Comments On Ferguson
    Today Kendrick Lamar's Billboard magazine cover, as well as the story that goes along with it, was unveiled in its entirety.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Covers Billboard Magazine
    After appearing on the cover of XXL magazine and writing his feature story himself, Kendrick Lamar has nabbed another magazine cover, this time with Billboard.
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Explains How He And YG Squashed Their Beef
    Last week, we were shocked to see YG and DJ Mustard, the bread and butter of L.A.'s rap scene last year, engaging in some light beef on social media. It didn't last long, as Mustard quickly cleared the air with a post that proclaimed "Jokes on yall dick heads !!!!" and showed him and his lyrical ally back together.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Thinks The Criticism Towards Her Stems From Misogyny
    Iggy Azalea's rise to fame has not been without critics and haters, including some very vocal disapproval from similar or lesser celebrity stature, like Azealia Banks and Lord Jamar.
  • Cover of Peep Photos From Nicki Minaj's Rolling Stone Shoot With Terry Richardson
    The cover shot for Nicki Minaj's recent Rolling Stone issue was enticing enough, and now Terry Richardson has released a few more shots he took with Nicki during their Rolling Stone shoot, bringing the level of thirst up a notch.
  • Cover of Tinashe Goes Topless On Cover Of V Magazine
    We've seen Tinashe really pop off in 2014, from her single "2 On" taking over clubs and airwaves, to her debut album Aquarius making many year-end lists. She's slowly becoming a superstar, and with that, magazine covers and photoshoots inevitably follow.
  • Cover of 20 Lyrical References To Nicki Minaj
    Nicki Minaj's third album, The Pinkprint, dropped a few weeks back, so we thought we'd go ahead and compile the best rap references to the female beast. And damn were there a lot. Dropping Nicki Minaj's name in a song seems to be a thing. Of course, not all of the references were about Nicki specifically.
  • Cover of YG "Bicketers" Protest "My Krazy Life" Grammy Snub In L.A.
    YG taught us about "Bickin Back" and "Bein' Bool" on his debut album, My Krazy Life, but today some of his LA fans taught us the importance of "bicketing".
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 2)
    For some, a New Year's Day is just another day — except a little newer. That's the impression you'd get from a quick glance at rap Twitter. Old grievances carried on to 2015. But that's OK, because there are only three things that matter: new Migos, new Kanye West and Plain Pat.
  • Cover of YG & DJ Mustard Are Dissing Each Other On Instagram [Update: It Looks Like They've Made Up]
    YG and DJ Mustard proved they were an unstoppable team with the former's debut album, My Krazy Life, but many great creative partnerships end ugly, and things may be going that way for these two judging by their recent Instagram quarrel.While it's not entirely clear how things got started, the first (now deleted) post
  • 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.
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