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  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Speaks On The Idea Of "Old White Men" Dictating Hip-Hop Culture & Music
    The other week Scarface spoke on the current state of hip-hop music, and the industry itself, which he sees as run by White old men, who dictate the taste of the culture. Scarface was unimpressed by music executives, and called them out for not caring about the culture.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Calls Controversy Around His Lipstick Comments "Petty", Talks Jason Collins
    A$AP has received a considerable amount of criticism for his comments in The Coveteur.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Covers Blank Magazine
    Australian bombshell Iggy Azalea has finally figured out her label problems, singing a deal with Island/Def Jam for the United States, and a contract with Mercury for the UK, all the while maintaing her friendship with T.I. and the Hustle Gang crew.
  • Cover of Juicy J & Earl Sweatshirt Cover Fader Magazine
    Taylor Gang and Odd Future are both represented on the upcoming issue of Fader Magazine. Fader unveiled their cover for their April/May issue, and it features both Juicy J and Earl Sweatshirt on the cover. The magazine hits news stands on May 7th.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Featured In GQ
    A$AP Rocky's fashion sense has become a defining character of the rapper, and it seems he can't go an interview without getting asked about it. His love of fashion has led him to do a few modeling shoots before, and most recently, the rapper appears in GQ's May issue.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Deletes All Tweets, Turns Over Account
    Azealia Banks has caused many a controversy through her lack of social media filter. Banks has used her account to start beef with countless artists and celebrities such as Baauer, Perez Hilton, Angel Haze, Rita Ora and most recently A$AP Rocky.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Signs With Def Jam
    Iggy Azalea has announced via twitter that she has signed to Island/Def Jam. The signing comes as a bit of a surprise, due to her close affiliation with T.I.'s Grand Hustle. Iggy clarified that depite the signing, she is still a member of the Grand Hustle team, and will still appear on their upcoming compilation.
  • Cover of Black Hippy Cover RESPECT Magazine
    As TDE's Black Hippy crew, consisting of Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock, continue their music industry takeover, they've landed the cover of hip-hop magazine RESPECT. The issue hits newsstands on April 30th. Check out the cover above. [via]
  • Cover of Jay-Z Covers TIME Magazine With Write-Up From Mayor Bloomberg
    Jay-Z's influence is seen not only in hip-hop, but in so many aspects of culture that the rapper landed the cover for TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People In The World" issue.
  • Cover of Photos: J. Cole Covers Zink Magazine
     Taking a break from working his upcoming album Born Sinner, J. Cole left the music studio for the photography studio. He was featured on the cover of this month's issue of Zink Magazine.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Offended By A$AP Rocky's "Lipstick" Comment, Says He Needs To "Come Out The Closet" [Update: Azealia Accuses Rocky Of Having A Relationship With A Man From Harlem]
    Azealia Banks is no stranger to controversy, and many of the ones she's been involved in have sparked from the rapper running her mouth on twitter.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & Miguel Cover VIBE Magazine
    This month's issue of VIBE magazine features two of the biggest stars in hip-hop and r'n'b respectively, Kendrick Lamar and Miguel.Their joint cover was revealed today, check it out above. The two sat down for a Q&A with VIBE which you can read up on here.[via]
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Delays Summer Tour & Encourages Female Emcees To Maintain Their Dignity
    In a recent interview with MTV News, Nicki Minaj revealed that she's too busy with business ventures and preparation for her third album to set out on her usual summer tour. She hasn't taken a real break from the road since 2010."I really would love to, but I don't
  • Cover of Eazy-E Documentary To Be Released By His Daughter
    It's hard to believe that last week marked the 18th anniversary of Eazy-E's untimely death. The late rapper is remembered often for his influence, but not much is known about his death, which was reported simply to be due to "complications from AIDS" only a month after diagnosis. E's daughter, E.B.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, & Azealia Banks Among Hip-Hop Artists In Lollapalooza's 2013 Line-Up [Update: Official Line-Up Revealed]
    This year's Lollapalooza line-up apparently leaked online last night, in the form of a snapshot from a magazine ad. The line-up was supposed to be revealed on April 9th.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea, Beyonce, Timbaland & John Legend To Perform At Benefit Concert For Women’s Empowerment
    Chime for Change is a global campaign that raises "funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment." The committee includes Beyoncé, actress Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini, the creative director at Gucci.
  • Cover of Photos: Beyonce Featured In Shape Magazine
    Since giving birth to Blue Ivy last year, Beyonce has worked hard to get back in shape.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Says It Makes Him Upset That Homosexuality "Even Matters When It Comes To Hip-Hop"
    A$AP Rocky has had a big year, not only in hip-hop but in fashion. The rapper has appeared in countless fashion magazines, including the covers of some big ones, to talk about his fashion-taking risks just as much as his Southern-influenced hip-hop sound.
  • Cover of Rick Ross, Tyga & Allen Iverson Cover XXL & SLAM's "Kings Of The Game" Issue
    XXL and SLAM are joining forces for a special hip-hop and basketball magazine issue, their first ever "Kings of the Game" issue.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Calls Himself The Future Of Hip-Hop
    A$AP Rocky has no lack of confidence, that's for sure. When MTV's "Hottest Mcs" list came to light, Rocky had no problem venting his thoughts on the list and saying he should be at that #1 spot. He's even been brave enough to say that he's inspired Kanye West.
  • Cover of Juicy J Reveals He Produced Three Songs On Lil Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being II"
    Fans are excited for Juicy J's debut on Taylor Gang, Stay Trippy, which is supposed to be coming sometime in June or July.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers ELLE Magazine With Natural Look
    Nicki Minaj is known for eccentric and crazy style, from colorful wigs to bright clothes and make-up, the girl is hardly ever seen in a make-up-less look.For ELLE Magazine, Nicki stripped down to the basics and kept it simple for her cover feature.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Starts Beef With Rita Ora Over Jelly Sandals
    Azealia Banks has once again lashed out on Twitter against a fellow artist. The female rapper has quite an appetite for beef, having previously taken shots at Angel Haze, Perez Hilton, and Iggy Azalea, to name only a few.The latest female artist to be in Azealia's line of fire is Roc Nation's Rita Ora.
  • Cover of Mass Appeal Magazine Back In Print With Earl Sweatshirt On Cover
    Brooklyn-based urban lifestyle magazine Mass Appeal is back in print after a 5-year hiatus, with Earl Sweatshirt gracing the cover of their 52nd issue alongside Blake Anderson of Workaholics fame.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Covers L'Uomo Vogue Magazine
    A$AP Rocky recently defended himself as to why he should be the #1 hottest MC in the game for MTV's annual list. One of his reasons was that he's been on the cover of Vogue, and now we have the proof.Rocky, always an advocate of high-fashion, covers the March issue of L'Uomo Vogue.
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