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  • 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).
  • Cover of ASAP Rocky Photographed By Terry Richardson For Paper Magazine
    ASAP Rocky will grace the pages of Paper Magazine for a second time, with a new shoot from Terry Richardson. This isn't the first time Terry has linked up with Rocky either, and in typical form, the photographer shoots ASAP in front of a white back-drop, with the Fashion Killa stunting in his clothing selection.
  • Cover of Stream Angel Haze's New Album "Dirty Gold"
    After a setback or two, including Angel Haze threatening (and attempting) to leak her own album, Dirty Gold has officially arrived.  Dirty Gold is the debut effort from Ms. Haze, containing 16 tracks with one feature from Sia. Cop it on iTunes, and press play via Spotify below to stream. What do you think?
  • Cover of YG & Snoop Dogg Donate $10,000 To Underprivileged Kids In L.A.
    YG's profile is on the rise. Between the massive radio hit, "My Nigga," a Drake co-sign, and his affiliation with one of the hottest producers in the game, it looks like his major label debut, My Krazy Life will be a big moment for the Bompton rapper.
  • Cover of Angel Haze Reveals "Dirty Gold" Album Cover [Update: Listen To Album Snippets]
    Angel Haze's debut album Dirty Gold is set to drop at the top of the new year, and she took to Twitter this weekend to reveal the official cover art, which is simply an image of her face encrusted with gold and jewels.
  • Cover of Angel Haze Leaks New "Dirty Gold" Album, Puts Republic Records On Blast [Update: New Release Date For Album]
    After revealing the cover art, track list and release date for her new album Dirty Gold earlier this week, rising Brooklyn artist Angel Haze has now leaked it in an intense moment of passion.
  • Cover of Sexiest Music Videos Of 2013
    As important as all our other lists are, nothing quite compares to this one.
  • Cover of XXL Releases Five Iconic Covers In Celebration Of "40 Years Of Hip-Hop"
     In celebration of 40 years of hip hop, XXL is releasing five collector's edition cover issues of their magazine this month. The rappers that are being featured include Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Outkast, Snoop Dogg, & LL Cool J.
  • Cover of Stream Sean Price & M-Phazes' EP "Land Of The Crooks"
    Sean Price and producer M-Phazes have teamed up for a joint EP, Land Of The Crooks, which dropped today. The project features familiar faces like Guilty Simpson and Roc Marciano, as well, includes the instrumental version of each record.
  • Cover of Release Date For YG's "My Krazy Life" Announced [Update: New Release Date Revealed]
    YG's debut studio album on Def Jam has received various delays and setbacks from when it was originally supposed to drop on November 19th. The album also received a name-change, but it looks like YG is finally headed on the right path as his record label announced a release date for My Krazy Life on Twitter today.
  • Cover of J. Cole On "Rich Niggaz":  "I Used To Have Such A Problem With People With Money"
    J. Cole's "Rich Niggaz" was one of the highlights from Born Sinner, dealing with some fairly personal subject matter for the rapper. The track finds Cole expressing his frustration with those who grew up privileged, while he struggled financially.
  • Cover of Pharrell Featured On Complex's Digital Cover
    Pharrell Williams was recently dubbed by GQ as Hitmaker of the Year. Another magazine has set their sights on the talented producer as well, with Pharrell covering Complex's new digital cover.
  • Cover of YG Talks On Connecting With Drake & Why He Changed His Album Title
    YG's upcoming debut album, My Krazy Life (formerly I'm From Bompton), has been delayed until 2014, meaning you might not get to hear that Drake-featured banger off the LP for awhile. Although, let's hope sooner rather than later.
  • Cover of Suge Knight Says Daz Dillinger Ghost-Produced Most Of "Doggystyle" For Dr. Dre
    It's no secret that Dr. Dre has had some help with his production in the past. Scott Storch, Mel-Man, and Colin Wolfe are a few of those at least partially responsible for some of the rapper/producer's biggest tracks.
  • Cover of Eminem Covers Rolling Stone
    Eminem's promo time isn't finished just yet. The rapper nabbed another magazine cover, this time for Rolling Stone's December issue.
  • Cover of Pharrell Named "Hitmaker Of The Year" By GQ Magazine
    As we already saw, GQ magazine dubbed Kendrick Lamar "Rapper of the Year" in their new "Man of the Year" issue. Along with Kendrick (and Justin Timberlake), Pharrell earned a title too, "Hitmaker of the Year."
  • Cover of Travi$ Scott Covers The Fader Magazine
    The Fader has unveiled their 2013-2014 Now issue cover, which features Travi$ Scott along with Blood Orange. The issue looks at the current landscape of artists and who is making the freshest music, while showcasing more than 100 artists, photographers, authors and directors to keep an eye out for.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Covers The Source Magazine [Update: Pusha T Covers The Source]
    Rick Ross nabs yet another cover, following that of RESPECT magazine, Rozay also pops up on The Source magazine's new issue.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Is Dating LA Laker Nick Young
    Woman Crush Wednesdays (#WCW) are working out pretty well for NBA players these days.  New Laker, Nick Young, shouted out female rapper, and member of T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records, Iggy Azalea on Twitter saying she was his #WCW.  Azalea caught wind of the tweets and the two flirted on Twitter.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Covers GQ, Named "Rapper Of The Year" By Magazine [Update: Justin Timberlake Covers GQ]
    There's no escaping Kendrick Lamar this year. On GQ's new Man of the Year issue they've put K. Dot on the cover, calling him Rapper of the Year. Do you agree?
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Calls Out Pharrell For Not Supporting "ATM JAM"
    Azealia Banks is back in the news for her usual Twitter antics. This time Azealia took aim at Pharrell for his lack of support on her Broke With Expensive Taste single "ATM JAM."
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Says That Her & Kanye West "Are Like The Same Person"
    Azealia Banks is always one to start controversy, so we're not sure if that's what she is looking to do with the latest quotes from a recent interview with ELLE Magazine.
  • Cover of Kanye West Pleads Not Guilty In Battery Case
    The case in Kanye West's alleged assault of a photographer is still going. A couple of weeks ago, 'Ye was ordered to stay at least 10 feet away from the paparazzo in question, and has now plead not guilty to the charges of criminal battery and attempted grand theft.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Says The XXL Black Hippy Cover Is "So Disrespectful"
    TDE's Black Hippy recently graced the cover of XXL magazine, following which Ab-Soul took to Twitter to express his disdain for the fact that XXL went with the headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy..." Now ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock have joined in with Soulo's criticism of the magazine cover.
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