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  • 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.
  • Cover of YG Explains Why Kendrick Lamar Chose "Really Be" As His Feature
    YG has been enjoying decent reception for his album My Krazy Life since it was released a few days ago. It has a dirty, thorough sound that the recalls the echoes of previous recent masterpieces, like Kendrick's "GOOD Kid" record.
  • Cover of D'Angelo To Reissue The Extremely Rare "Live At The Jazz Cafe"
    If you were own a copy of D'Angelo's Live at the Jazz Café: London: The Complete Show you probably were perusing some record story in Japan in the late 90's. Until now.
  • Cover of First Week Sale Projections For YG's "My Krazy Life"
    YG just released his debut album today, and the sales projections for the project are already in. My Krazy Life, which was released on Def Jam, is expected to do reasonable numbers this week, predicted to move about 45-55,000 units.
  • Cover of Review: YG's "My Krazy Life"
    YG first popped up on the radar with the 2009 song "Toot It And Boot It" featuring Ty Dolla $ign. While he was locked up serving a six-month sentence for a parole violation stemming from a home invasion, the Compton native saw the song steadily climb the Billboard charts.
  • Cover of Stream YG's "My Krazy Life"
    YG's Def Jam debut, My Krazy Life hits stores today, and simultaneously, it's hit Spotify for free streaming.
  • Cover of Kanye West Sentenced To Two Years Probation For Paparazzi Assault
     Remember back in July when Kanye West “attacked” a photographer at LAX and was later charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft? Well, it looks like Yeezus can finally put those charges behind him, but not before he first pays for his so-called “crime”.
  • Cover of Lil Debbie Says Chief Keef Hit Her Up, Accuses Iggy Azaelea Of Having Butt Implants
    Female rapper of former White Girl Mob fame, Lil Debbie sat down with Bossip to discuss her latest EP, California Sweetheart and her opinions and experiences with some other famed artists. On the subject of similar artist, Iggy Azalea, Lil Debbie had this to say:
  • Cover of Alicia Keys Talks About Working With Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar On Upcoming Spider-Man Soundtrack
    It's no small undertaking when Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, and th legendary film composer, Hans Zimmer, get together for a project.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys & Pharrell Contribute To "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Soundtrack
    Kendrick Lamar just contributed a song to the Divergent soundtrack, and it looks like he's not done making music for films just yet. The upcoming superhero flick, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", will feature a new song from Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar titled "It's On Again".
  • Cover of Jhene Aiko Covers Complex
    Yesterday the latest issue of Complex magazine was revealed, and the cover went to Cam'ron and A-Trak, both of whom are currently working on a joint EP Federal Reserve. The second cover for the magazine was revealed today, and it's gone to buzzing singer Jhene Aiko.
  • Cover of Cam'ron & A-Trak Cover Complex Magazine
    Cam'ron and A-Trak announced mid-January that they were pairing up for a joint EP titled Federal Reserve for A-Trak's Fool's Gold label. The effort has already produced one track, "Humphrey" which had a classic Cam feel.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea's Tracklist For "The New Classic" Is Revealed
     The New Classic has been troubled by production delays, but the young female Australian rapper and model has persevered and her new album marches forth. And now, we have the tracklisting for the album. While the back cover art has not yet been revealed, the tracklisting will be as follows:
  • Cover of YG Announces "My Krazy Life" Tour Dates
    YG is getting ready to drop his debut album, My Krazy Life on March 18th, and the Bompton rapper has just announced another first, revealing he will set out on a headlining tour following its release.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea & Keyshia Cole Are Remaking Biggie's "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems"
    If you're dealing with anything that is Notorious B.I.G. or Tupac-related, there's a fine line to walk when it comes to paying homage/being disrespectful.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Billboard [Update: Kendrick Planning To Drop New LP In September]
    There's no denying that Top Dawg has come up. With ScHoolboy Q's highly anticipated Oxymoron album about to take over the Billboard 200 and debut at #1, and with Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city still doing numbers on the charts, both rappers have been tapped by Billboard to cover their upcoming issue.
  • Cover of Travi$ Scott Photographed For The Journal, Says Debut Album Is "Super Eerie"
    With backing from both Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music and T.I.'s Hustle Gang, Travi$ Scott appears to have the game figured out. The rapper-slash-producer seems to be equally talented at both endeavors, and as he curates his often hard-hitting sound, he's also been flagged as one of the more fashion-forward MCs. 
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Announces New Release Date For "The New Classic" [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    Iggy Azalea looked stunning on at the Grammys last night, wearing her blonde hair slicked back and donning a white Elie Saab dress. While on the red carpet she took the opportunity to reveal a brand new release date for her push-backed debut The New Classic.
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