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  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Big Sean's "Dark Sky Paradise", Tyga & Chris Brown's "Fan Of A Fan"
    It's a big week in rap releases, with both Big Sean and the Chris Brown/Tyga project hitting stores this Tuesday. The projections are in, and while neither are doing Drake numbers, both albums are coming in with decent sales.
  • Cover of Listen To Producer Emile Haynie's Debut Album "We Fall"
    Along with some major album releases from Big Sean and Tyga x Chris Brown, producer Emile Haynie is also blessing us with some new music today, his first full-length album.
  • Cover of Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Pearl' To Return In 2015
    According to @BaltSneakerShow, there's more to look forward to in 2015 besides the remastered 'Chrome' Air Jordan 8, Aqua 8, and Laney XIV Low.This year has already featured a few new-look foamposites including the 'Obsidian' and 'All Star' colorways, but Nike is also prepared to retro some all-time favorites, just lik
  • Cover of Dizzy Wright Announces New Album "The Growing Process"
    Last night you might have peeped Dizzy Wright's new set of visuals/new single "Train Your Mind." The Funk Volume rapper is setting us up for what's to come with his new album, The Growing Process, which he announced simultaneously. 
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Drake's "If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late"
    Drake surprised us last night by releasing an album, although fans were hoping for a free mixtape, it'll still do the trick to hold us over until Views From The 6 is ready.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Kid Ink's "Full Speed" [Update: Official Numbers Are In]
    Kid Ink dropped off his sophomore album yesterday, and with the album's release, Ink hit up Best Buy in NYC to say hi to a few fans and pick up a few copies of the album himself; watch us document that below.
  • Cover of Kanye West Is Executive-Producing Rihanna's Upcoming Album
    Kanye West and Rihanna have proved to be something of an unstoppable team, through hits like "Run This Town", "All Of The Lights", and "FourFiveSeconds".
  • Cover of Fabolous Will Re-Release "The Young OG Project"
    On Christmas Day, Fabolous dropped The Young OG Project, his first album in over four years. The album was a commercial success, debuting at #12 on Billboard.
  • Cover of Vinylz Talks About Creation Of J. Cole's "Tale Of 2 Citiez" & Big Sean's "Blessings"
    Vinylz already had a pretty big 2014, but he's setting himself up to have an even bigger 2015. You probably saw the name Vinylz in 2014, or at least you might recognize it, but you probably aren't super familiar with who he is a producer.
  • Cover of Juicy J To Co-Executive Produce A$AP Rocky's New Album
    A$AP Rocky's new album roll out is already off to a very strong start, thanks to the singles "Multiply" and "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodeye II." After enlisting Juicy J for some shit-talking on "Multiply" Rocky is going to be taking their relationship, and Juicy J's involvement in his upcoming album, even further.
  • Cover of Review: Joey Bada$$' "B4.DA.$$"
    Joey Bada$$ is a young Brooklyn emcee who was influenced by those who came before him from his region, the same way most young rappers from any region show clear influence from those who came before them in their region.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Talks Concept Of "Teach Me" & Bobby Shmurda
    Joey Bada$$ celebrated his 20th birthday by not only giving fans a free record with "Born Day" but by dropping off his debut album B4.DA.$$. Not many 20-year olds can say they did that, let alone have accomplished as much as Joey has in such a small amount of time.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Joey Bada$$ & Lupe Fiasco
    Just yesterday we saw the release of two highly anticipated albums, one from a veteran in the game, and one from a relatively new artist. Joey Bada$$ delivered his long-awaited debut album, while Lupe Fiasco delivered his final album on Atlantic, his fifth LP. Who will sell more?
  • Cover of Mick Jenkins & Kirk Knight Announce Joint Tour
    Chicago's Mick Jenkins and Pro Era's Kirk Knight may hail from different cities and run with different crews, but after they linked up on Jenkins' "Jerome," it was clear that they're birds of a feather. The duo's just announced a joint tour for February. Check out the dates below.
  • Cover of Slim Thug Shares "Hogg Life: The Beginning" Tracklist
    Earlier this month, Slim Thug announced plans for a Hogg Life documentary and series of albums, with the first, Hogg Life: The Beginning, slated to arrived on February 3rd. Today, the H-Town mainstay has granted us a look at the first album's tracklist.    1. Hogg Life
  • Cover of Fabolous Went To Ferguson To Meet Mike Brown's Father
    We've seen quite a few rappers do their part by paying tribute to police brutality victim Mike Brown on record, as well as participating in local protests, but only a select few have made it out to Ferguson -- the location of the tragic shooting -- to show their support. Both J.
  • Cover of Judge Revokes Chris Brown's Probation In Rihanna Assault Case
    Fans who were hoping for Chris Brown's 2015 to be much less tumultuous than his 2014 (or 2013, or 2012, etc.) can put those dreams away, because it's looking like another long year for Breezy, legally speaking.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Says He Didn't Know It Was Malia Obama In Pro Era T-Shirt
    Recently a selfie of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia Obama, went viral after she was seen rocking a Pro Era t-shirt in it. The boys in Pro Era quickly promoted it, and soon enough all the blogs picked it up.
  • Cover of Rae Sremmurd Projected To Land Billboard Top 10 Debut With "SremmLife" [Update: First Week Sales Are In]
    Rae Sremmurd have already received enough co-signs to make any new artist happy (among them, Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper), however, there's even more good news coming their way as Billboard projects that they will land within the top 10 next week.
  • Cover of Behind The Beat: SykSense
    For our inaugural 2015 edition of Behind The Beat, we're giving you the full scoop on a producer who you probably heard in 2014, just without knowing it. He is one of three names credited on Drake's ESPY-ready Johnny Manziel tribute, "Draft Day," which placed #25 on our Hottest Songs of 2014.
  • Cover of RiFF RAFF Will Be Your Prom Date For $28,000
    RiFF RAFF is significantly broadening his horizons in 2015. While the world once knew him simply as a rapper, JODY now has plans to join the WWE as Hulk Hogan's tag team partner... but that's not all. As of today, RiFF will also be hosting a prom date service.
  • Cover of Beanie Sigel Reportedly Released From Hospital [Update: Sigel's Lung Is Actually Still In Tact]
    Exactly a month ago, Beanie Sigel was shot in the torso following an altercation in Pleasantville, New Jersey, and he's been in the hospital ever since.
  • Cover of Pro Era's A La $ole To Release Collaborative Project With BBAS' J57
    While January 20th marks the release of Pro Era front man Joey Bada$$' solo debut, "B4DA$$", March 2015 will see the release of a collaborative project between Pro Era emcee A La $ole and Brown Bag All-Stars  producer/rapper J57.
  • Cover of Image Of Malia Obama Rocking Pro Era T Hits The Internet [Update: White House Investigating Release Of Selfie]
    With B4da$$ a little over two weeks away, Joey Bada$$ received the type of promotion most artists would dream of.  Recently an image hit the internet that showed Malia Obama, the eldest of daughter of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, rocking a Pro Era t-shirt. 
  • Cover of Review: Fabolous' "The Young OG Project"
    Fabolous has always done a solid job at blending in with his environment. Whether he’s cutting with DJ Clue and The Neptunes in 2001 or jiving with Rich Homie Quan in 2015, he’s done a phenomenal job at adapting to change and staying relevant, something that is easier said than done.
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