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  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Announces "The New Classic" Tour Dates
    Iggy Azalea's debut album, The New Classic, is finally coming out April 14th, and the Aussie rapper has announced that she'll be setting off on tour just after the release. The New Classic tour will kick off April 23rd in Boston, and will make its way though 14 North American dates, closing out in Seattle May 22nd.
  • Cover of Review: Lil Herb's "Welcome To Fazoland"
    With Chief Keef, King L, Lil Reese and Lil Durk signing to major labels in 2013, Chicago's drill scene saw all of its major stars graduating to more commercial successes, leaving vacancies in the underground mixtape scene that the genre was born from.
  • Cover of Rihanna Covers Vogue Magazine [Update: High-Quality Photos Added]
    While Kanye West continues to fight for future-wifey Kim Kardashian's right to grace the cover of Vogue, Rihanna sweeps in and lands the front page for her third time. The two may be neck and neck for Instagram followers, but as far as respect in the fashion world goes, Rihanna is still on top.
  • Cover of YG Reveals Deluxe Edition Tracklist & Cover Art For "My Krazy Life"
    A day ago YG unveiled the official tracklisting for his forthcoming album My Krazy Life, which itself had followed up the standard edition cover art.
  • Cover of Pharrell Covers Billboard Magazine
    On the heels of his new album announcement, Pharrell has snagged the cover of the upcoming issue of Billboard magazine.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea & Nick Young Photo Shoot Featured In GQ
    We all saw the Iggy Azalea and Nick Young romance transpire, when the NBA player initially tweeted at Iggy that she was his #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday). It seems Iggy was also crushing on Young, and the two eventually connected in real life, and quickly started dating. 
  • Cover of YG Reveals Cover Art For "My Krazy Life" [Update: Official Tracklist Revealed]
    YG's major label debut, My Krazy Life, is set for a March 18th release, and the project now has official cover art. If Terry Richardson pursued a career in mugshot photography, this simple and iconic image of the Bompton rapper would likely be the result.
  • Cover of Eminem, Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Cover XXL
    XXL are preparing for a big issue this month, as they've got Eminem, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine gracing their new cover, which is a first. The magazine is celebrating all things Beats Electronics for the upcoming isssue.
  • Cover of Ex G-Unit Affiliate, Mazaradi Fox, Shot & Killed In Queens [Update: Suspect Arrested]
    Former G-Unit affiliate, Mazaradi Fox (Jamal Green), was fatally shot inside his SUV in Queens this Friday afternoon. Fox was a friend and former affiliate of 50 Cent in the early days of G-Unit.
  • Cover of Young Thug Covers The Fader Magazine
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Claims She's "The Best Female In Hip-Hop"
    Azealia Banks is back at it again. She knows exactly what buttons to push to make controversy on Twitter. Following her recent rant against Universal Records, where she begged someone from Sony to take over her deal, she's been on Twitter today declaring herself as the best female rapper in the game.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Furiously Trashes Universal And 'Begs' To Be Dropped
     She's no stranger to controversy and, indeed, she's quite famously outspoken, but Azealia Banks caused a particularly big splash today when she released a string of twitter posts targeting her current label, Universal, notably referring to them "as a group of old white guys," who don't understand the first thing
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Says "People Forget That Jay Z Is From The Projects"
    Kendrick Lamar covered GQ's man of the year issue last year, and he hasn't stopped showing up on the front page of magazines since. This week he'll be appearing on both ESPN and JET magazine's covers, the latter of which contains an interview with the Grammy-nominated emcee.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Beyonce Cover Billboard's 2014 "Power 100" Issue, Rank #1
    Billboard has released its 2014 "Power 100" list, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Jay Z and Beyonce were given the #1 spot on this list. This comes after the power couple earned the #1 spot of Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples list. Obviously money and power are connected. 
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Calls Out ESPN Magazine For Retouched Cover
     Even though she may look happy sitting there next to Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, Nicki Minaj is apparently angry with ESPN for their latest magazine cover. Nicki has called out the sports publication for retouching her photo.
  • Cover of Kanye West Covers Interview Magazine, Discusses His Vision w/ Steve McQueen
    Kanye West appears on the cover of the latest issue of Interview Magazine, which includes an exclusive interview between 'Ye and director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave, Shame). Throughout their conversation, they discussed Yeezus, racism, the GRAMMYs, the "Bound 2" video and much more. 
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 11- January 17
    Underrated Audio aims to bring to your attention several tracks from the last seven days that were overlooked.
  • Cover of G-Eazy Announces "These Things Happen" Tour With Rockie Fresh
    Oakland, California native G-Eazy dropped off a new remix today, which features his newly-announced touring partners Rockie Fresh and Tory Lanez.
  • Cover of Angel Haze Sells Slightly Over 1,000 Copies Of "Dirty Gold" In First Week
    Welp. Angel Haze took her music career into her own hands this past December when she decided to leak her own album, Dirty Gold, after her label apparently refused to release it on the date she wanted.
  • Cover of Kanye West Allegedly Assaults Man In Beverly Hills [Update: New Developments, Kanye A Suspect]
    While we've been accustomed to seeing the nicer and warmer side of Kanye West since his engagement with Kim Kardashian, 'Ye still has some anger pent up, and according to TMZ he took it out on a not-so-innocent bystander.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Covers Complex
    Childish Gambino is the next star to nab the cover of Complex. With the recent success of Because The Internet, the actor-turned-rapper talks to Complex about, unsurprisingly, the internet, his album, his childhood and more. Peep the cover in the gallery above, and head here to read the full interactive interview.
  • Cover of Classic Hip-Hop Magazine Covers
    There are plenty of rap magazines that have gone and went through out hip-hop's 40 years, but there are also several mainstays in the culture. Magazines like Rap Sheet and The Source were some of the first to ever do it, starting out as simple newsletters and developing into something much more.
  • Cover of Macklemore Covers The Source's "Man Of The Year" Issue
    We can't really argue about Macklemore's success over the past year at this point. As the rapper receives radio play around the world and continues to sell his 2012 release The Heist week after week, he's been dubbed 'Man of the Year' by The Source magazine.
  • Cover of Hip-Hop Art Campus To Open In The Bronx
    As reported by HipHopWired and The New York Daily News, hip-hop forefathers Afrika Bambaataa, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz and Grand Wizzard Theodore have come together to raise funds for the new "Windows Of Hip-Hop" art campus in New York City's Bronx borough, the undisputed birthplace of the genre.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Covers The Source
    Chance The Rapper had a huge year, topping plenty of lists both for his breakthrough as an artist, and the strength of his Acid Rap mixtape (HNHH gave him top spot for that as well).
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