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  • Cover of BTS Photos: Video Shoot For T.I.'s New Single "No Mediocre" With Iggy Azalea
    T.I. has some ambitious plans for his upcoming LP, Paperwork. The Atlanta rapper recently revealed that the album would be split into three parts, with the first dropping this summer.
  • Cover of Beyonce Covers New York Times' Style Magazine T
    Beyonce adds yet another magazine cover to her repertoire, covering T Magazine from the New York Times. The pop star was photographed by Juergen Teller for the publication, and sticks to casual looks for the shoot.
  • Cover of YG & DJ Mustard Cover RESPECT Magazine
    The DJ Mustard and YG takeover continues this summer, with Mustard planning to drop his debut album 10 Summers. The producer already unleashed one single off it, the Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz-featured "Down On Me." 
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Reveals New Single With Rita Ora, Gives Booty Advice At Summer Jam
    Iggy Azalea currently has the top two songs in America-- her collaboration with Ariana Grande, "Problem", and of course her breakout single "Fancy". It was strange then, to see her as the very first performer on the festival stage this weekend, but it's just a testament to how fast her success came about.
  • Cover of Summer Jam 2014 Photo Gallery: Festival & Main Stage
    Hot 97's Summer Jam 2014 took over New Jersery's Met Life stadium last night, with plenty of rappers and artists gathering there for the event, some tapped specifically by Hot 97, some surprise performers, and some, like Rihanna and Fat Joe, were just there to take it all in.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: June 1
    Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" is about to begin a summer takeover, if the Billboard charts are any indication. The rapper's lead single from The New Classic reached new heights this week, as it obtained the #1 spot on the Hot 100, making it Iggy's first #1 single.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Covers The Fader Magazine
    Ty Dolla $ign's reign of r'n'b cross-over hip-hop music has just begun. In anticipation of this, the West Coast native graces the cover of The Fader's new June/July "Summer Music" issue.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Has No. 1 & 2 Spot On Billboard Hot 100 Chart
    Last week we heard that Iggy Azalea's lead single "Fancy" went platinum, and now more good news has come pouring in for the Australian bombshell. Not only is "Fancy" platinum-selling, it has also topped Billboard's Hot 100 chart, which rose from 2-1 this past week.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" Has Gone Platinum
    Iggy Azalea had a hard time finding a single to connect with audiences. The rapper experienced many delays of her debut album The New Classic, and much of that can probably be attributed to her singles' underwhelming performances.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Reacts To Forbes Article Saying Iggy Azalea Runs Hip Hop
    Yesterday, Forbes published a questionable article bearing the title, “Hip-Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman,” in reference to Iggy Azalea.
  • Cover of Watch Billboard Music Award Performances From John Legend, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez And A Michael Jackson Hologram
    The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are currently unfolding at MGM's Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Ludacris holding down hosting duties for the evening, his first time doing so for this particular event.
  • Cover of Tyler The Creator Says Iggy Azalea "Stinks" On 106 & Park [Update: Iggy Responds On Twitter]
    Tyler The Creator has never been afraid to speak his mind. During Thursday’s episode of BET’s 106 & Park, Tyler sparked up some more controversy for his life when he said some choice words about Australian pop star/rapper Iggy Azalea
  • Cover of Young Thug Covers Complex Magazine
    Young Thug is quickly becoming a polarizing figure within the rap game. His warble/mumble raps, adapted from ATLiens like Future, makes people pick sides: it's either love or hate. As the rapper's stock continues to rise, Complex has tapped the intriguing personality for the cover of their new issue. 
  • Cover of Pharrell Covers W Magazine's Art Issue
    Pharrell Williams is definitely having his moment, thanks to a hit single "Happy" and top-selling album G I R L, not to mention multiple production credits on other hit tracks.
  • Cover of YG Describes Average Day In Bompton
    YG is on top of his game right now, along with his producing partner DJ Mustard, the duo are being tapped as the new "Snoop Dogg & Dr.
  • Cover of 2014 XXL Freshmen Class Revealed
    Every year XXL announces a new class of rappers the feel will take over the game. Since 2008, the now ubiquitous Freshmen list has given shine to rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Freddie Gibbs, Meek Mill, Future, ScHoolboy Q and more.
  • 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.
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