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  • 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.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Covers The Source Magazine
    ScHoolboy Q is popping off, and we know this not only because of his sales for Oxymoron which landed him his very first (and TDE's first) #1 Billboard debut, but because he's getting magazine covers solo dolo, without the 'Black Hippy' affiliation/crew.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Responds To Funkmaster Flex Calling Her Record "Trash" On Air
    Iggy Azalea is a divisive artist. So divisive, that one radio host was compelled to express his distaste for her record, after playing it on air. That DJ was Funkmaster Flex.
  • Cover of Kanye West Slinks In And Out Of Booking At LAPD Station
    Kanye West is bigger than ever but even he must find his most recent legal problems a bit deflating...or dare we say, humbling. When he bashed up a paparazzo at LAX a little while back, Yeezy was sentenced to two years probation and a total of 24 mandatory anger management sessions.
  • Cover of G-Eazy Talks Bay Area Influence & His SXSW Experience
    Yesterday we let go our sit-down with G-Eazy's touring partner Tory Lanez, and today we're back with an exclusive interview with the headliner, Young Gerald aka G-Eazy.
  • Cover of Tory Lanez Discusses Collaborating With YG On "Me & My Bitch"
    Tory Lanez definitely has some buzz behind his name at the moment. Following the release of his r'n'b flavored Chixtape 2, the rapper-slash-singer appeared as a featured artist on YG's debut album My Krazy Life, plus he's been busy touring with G-Eazy & Rockie Fresh.
  • Cover of YG's "My Krazy Life" First Week Sales
    YG had a pretty strong debut album, which dropped a week ago today, My Krazy Life. The album brought that new West Coast sound to the masses, with plenty of DJ Mustard production and a cohesive theme tying it all together.
  • Cover of YG Explains Taking Influence From Classic Albums On "My Krazy Life"
    YG's My Krazy Life came out last week, and it's already received plenty of acclaim from critics. The term classic gets thrown around a lot these days, but it has definitely been used a little more than usual with this project.
  • Cover of Young Jay Z Covers New York Magazine's "Annual Yesteryear Issue"
    Over the weekend we published an editorial which discussed how hip-hop culture has creeped into pop culture, thus becoming more and more mainstream.
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