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  • 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.
  • 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".
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