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  • Cover of EBONY Magazine Unveils Four Covers With Kanye West, Jay Z, Beyonce & Rihanna
    EBONY magazine has released four different covers for an upcoming special issue all about music.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: May 4
    This week three new rappers entered the Billboard 200, with Future's Honest topping them all sales-wise (we'll let you be the judge on the music). Asher Roth, who has calmed way down from his College Rap days, moved under 10,000 units with his new album RetroHash, released independently.
  • Cover of 2014 XXL Freshman Class To Be Announced This Monday, May 5th
      It’s that time of the year again fam. Everyone’s favorite new artist either get’s selected, or doesn’t. I’m talking 'bout for the cover of XXL Freshman Magazine y’all.
  • Cover of Jhene Aiko Featured In GQ With Sexy Photo Shoot [Update: BTS Photos & Video Added]
    Jhene Aiko is definitely on the cusp of something big, thanks to her Sail Out EP really putting her on the map, plus collaborations with some of rap's biggest stars.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Are In For Future & Iggy Azalea, Future Sells More
    The projections for Future's Honest and Iggy Azalea's The New Classic had us all thinking that the Australian bombshell's debut album would outsell Future's sophomore effort. The numbers are in today, and this is not the case.
  • Cover of Rihanna Goes Completely Topless On Cover Of Lui Magazine
    The other week we got a look at Rihanna's photo shoot with Vogue Brazil and her double cover of their magazine. The magazine's inside spread, perhaps unsurprisingly, contained several photos of Rih Rih in topless mode (which seems to be her natural state).
  • Cover of Rihanna Covers Vogue Brazil
    Rihanna has yet another magazine cover to add to her repertoire. The singer has no lack of covers coming her way, that's for sure. She already covered the U.S.
  • Cover of 10 Most Infamous Catfights In Hip-Hop
    Beefs between rappers in hip hop are nothing new. Through the years we’ve seen infamous rivalries in the rap world, the most prominent being 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G’s East Coast/West Coast feud and perhaps the Jay Z and Nas New York rap war.
  • Cover of Future Covers SPIN Magazine
    Future is having his moment right now, with the release of his sophomore LP Honest and an overload of interviews with the ATLien. While the LP isn't expected to move quite as much as Iggy Azalea's The New Classic, it seems to be receiving more favorable reviews than the latter.
  • Cover of Mariah Carey Covers Billboard Magazine, Discusses New Album Roll Out & Contributors
    Mariah Carey album, tentatively titled The Art Of Letting Go, has had a rocky road thus far.The singer covered Billboard magazine with a black and white close-up shot, and inside the magazine, she spoke on her new plans for the album's roll out, featured artists, and the trouble she's experienced with getting her
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Says She Had To Stop Crowd-Surfing Due To Inappropriate Fan Behavior
    Iggy Azalea is currently on the road promoting and performing her album The New Classic, which just dropped two days ago.
  • Cover of Review: Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic"
    Defining a “classic” is no easy task. The first factor is obviously the quality of the music. Here we ask the basic questions: Are there any unnecessary tracks? Does the production impress without outshining the lyrics? The usual surface stuff that’s easy to assess on two full listens.
  • Cover of First Week Projections For Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic" & Future's "Honest"
    Iggy Azalea's The New Classic and Future's Honest both hit shelves yesterday, on April 22nd. The albums are vastly different and both attract a different kind of rap fan. So who is able to sell more to their respective fans?
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Covers First Issue Of Fat Magazine
    Fat Magazine ("Fat" stands for Fashion, Art, Type) have released their inaugural issue with a very familiar face on the cover. They've nabbed Kid Cudi for the magazine's first issue, and the inside photo shoot not only features Cudder, but A$AP Nast as well.
  • Cover of Full Album Stream For Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic"
    Iggy Azalea's debut album, boldly titled The New Classic, officially hits stores and the web today. The other week we received a stream for album snippets, but today we've got the full album for your listening experience thanks to Spotify.
  • Cover of YG Reveals He's Starting A Label With DJ Mustard & Ty Dolla $ign
    YG has seen plenty of success with his debut album My Krazy Life, and some of this success is due to the catchy, new West Coast sound provided by YG's partner in crime, DJ Mustard.
  • Cover of Hotties Vixen Of The Week: Ayisha Diaz
    On Tuesday April 15, August Alsina dropped the visuals for "Get Ya Money" featuring Fabolous on 106 & Park (after shutting down Keshia Chante which you should probably watch). The visuals tell a story of a stripper working for a better life for herself and her family.
  • Cover of The Hip-Hop Kingdom: Can A Queen Take The Throne?
    As 2013 came to an end, countless voices in music and specifically in the realm of Hip Hop projected that 2014 would be the year of the female MC breakthrough.
  • Cover of Photos: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem & More Attend MTV Movie Awards 2014
    After a busy weekend full of partying for Coachella 2014, the MTV Movie Awards went down live last night, hosted by Conan O'Brien. The event isn't strictly hip-hop, but nonetheless some of our favorite rap chicks made an appearance at the awards ceremony.
  • Cover of Listen To Album Snippets From Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic"
    Following some Twitter drama last night, when Iggy Azalea and boyfriend Nick Young were mistaken for another couple in a naked photo, Iggy returns today with a stream of album snippets from her debut album The New Classic.
  • Cover of Nude Selfie Appears To Be Iggy Azalea & Nick Young, Couple Confirm It's Not Them
    Last night, Twitter was in a frenzy when a nude photo leaked that looked like it could very well be Australian beauty Iggy Azalea and her LA Lakers boyfriend Nick Young.
  • Cover of Ice Cube Covers The Source Magazine For Their Second Cover
    Two days ago The Source magazine unveiled the first cover for the new April/May 2014 issue, and Black Hippy's ScHoolboy Q graced the cover solo, making it his first solo magazine cover. The MC shouted out the long-standing hip-hop magazine on Twitter for apparently cleaning up his beard in the photograph.
  • Cover of Future Covers The Clash Magazine
    Future unleashed a massive and highly anticipated record off Honest last night, the Kanye West-featured "I Won", with production from Metro Boomin.
  • Cover of Kanye West Vs. The Press: 10 Run-Ins With The Media
    Kanye West has always been well aware that the press is a necessary evil when it comes to gaining success. But as his presence in music and his other ventures have grown (his affiliation with Kim Kardashian not withstanding), so has the demand for pictures and coverage of him.
  • Cover of Beyonce's Photo Shoot & Cover For OUT Magazine
    Beyonce channels Marilyn Monroe with short blonde hair for her new cover of OUT magazine. The Queen Bey shot a bunch of black and white photographs with OUT for their latest issue, and this makes for her first cover since she dropped her surprise self-titled album.
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