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  • Cover of #TBT: Eminem's Early Deep Cuts
    Marshall Mather's career has been a roller-coaster ride of success, drug abuse, WTF moments and undeniable talent. Widely regarded as one of the best MCs of all time, Eminem has no shortage of recognizable tunes and hits.
  • Cover of Fabolous Says He "Could’ve Signed To G-Unit In ’05 Or ’06”
    Fabolous took his career to the next level when he signed with Def Jam in 2006, but we've just learned that he could've opted to go a very different route. In a new interview with Hot 97, Loso reveals that he rejected an offer from G-Unit around the same time. 
  • Cover of Remix Fix: Gryffin's Version Of "Daydreamer" By Bipolar Sunshine
    UK artist, Bipolar Sunshine, released "Daydreamer" this November. He's been on the rise lately, and will even be sharing the stage with artists like A$AP Mob, London Grammar, Rudimental and Bastille, when his touring season kicks off in March. 
  • Cover of Hottest Instrumentals Of 2014
    The hottest beats is a misnomer for this list of 20 productions that shaped the commercial sound of hip-hop culture in 2014.  Of all the thousands of tracks produced each year under the umbrella of hip-hop, we could only honor a select few as standing above the crowd.
  • Cover of Fabolous Reveals Official Cover Art For "The Young OG Project" [Update: Tracklist Added]
    Fabolous is prepared to give his fans a gift on Christmas day, with his Young OG Project slated to drop on December 25th. The New York spitter already dropped off an image for The Young OG Project when he first announced it, but he's decided to go with something a bit different for the final cover art.
  • Cover of Nas & Russell Simmons March In NYC Protest
    Yesterday in New York, the "Millions March" protest against police brutality took place. The March comes in wake of the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Akair Gurley, and Tamir Rice, all black males who were killed by police officers over the last couple of months.
  • Cover of Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Flatbush Zombies & More Share "Rap Monument" Verses [Update: YG & More Added]
    A couple weeks back, "The Rap Monument" -- a project which recruited 30 rappers for one epic track -- was revealed.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    Thus far in 2014, no one in hip-hop has been able to top the first week that Rick Ross' Mastermind had in March (selling 179,000 copies), but now J. Cole's been predicted to best it by quite a substantial margin.
  • Cover of Remix Fix: MJ Cole Remixes "Illuminate" By Tourist
    MJ Cole is a London based remixer and producer who got his start in music as an oboe player at England's esteemed Royal College of Music. He released his first album, Sincere, in 2000, which was nominated for The Mercury Prize (her Majesty's award for the best album in the UK and Ireland).
  • Cover of Project Pat Reveals Why Juicy J Is No Longer Working With Three 6 Mafia [Update: DJ Paul Responds]
    Fans of Memphis' Three 6 Mafia were undoubtedly excited back in 2013 when DJ Paul announced that five of the original six members would be reuniting for a series of new releases.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Unveils "B4.DA.$$" Tracklist & Cover Art
    Yesterday came the tragic news that Joey Bada$$' cousin and tour manager, Junior B, had passed away.
  • Cover of Pro Era's Junior B Has Died
    Tragedy strikes the Pro Era camp today, with news that Junior B, a member of Joey Bada$$' crew has passed away.
  • Cover of J. Cole Attends Eric Garner Protests In New York
    J. Cole showed support following the death of Ferguson resident Mike Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. Now he's doing the same in light of the grand jury decision to not indict a NY police officer who choked Eric Garner to death.
  • Cover of Alleged Childhood Friend Of DJ Mustard Sues Him Over Lack Of Producer Credit
    Once you start getting a bit of a success and fame, the lawsuits start piling in. DJ Mustard is starting to reach that stage in his career, with a new lawsuit claiming he ripped off ideas from a friend by the name of Mike Free.
  • Cover of Fabolous Signs With Roc Nation
    It's been a big day for Fabolous, who announced a new Christmas project, entitled The Young OG Project, earlier this afternoon. Now, the NY veteran has announced that he's inked a management deal with Roc Nation, whose roster has been steadily growing all year long.
  • Cover of Fabolous Announces Release Date For "The Young OG Project," Plus Cover Art
    Fabolous announced this album a few months back, which had us all wondering, what happened to Loso's Way 2? Well, apparently we will still get Loso's Way 2, eventually, but first we'll be receiving The Young OG Project. 
  • Cover of Behind The Beat: Suicideyear
    James Prudhomme, who produces as Suicideyear, is only 18, though his virtuosity might suggest otherwise. He's a guy who isn’t afraid to let his youth (not inexperience) shine through. He lets his muddled teenage emotions pour into his work.
  • Cover of Sales Projections Are Here For Rick Ross, Eminem, Beyonce & Iggy Azalea
    This week has seen a few big albums drop, all to coincide with the shopping frenzy that will occur on Black Friday.
  • Cover of 10 Frequently Sampled Records In Hip-Hop
    Nowadays, creating new and original music is very much easier said than done. That being said, a huge part of creating dope hip hip music involves sampling.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Donates $10,000 To His Old High School's Music Program
    Joey Bada$$ got famous young; young enough that he didn't get to finish his senior year of high school. While he had to move on early, the Brooklyn rapper certainly had nothing but great memories from Edward R. Murrow High School, as he decided to give back to the institution this week.
  • Cover of J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Defend Bill Cosby Following Rape Allegations, Say He "Gets A Pass"
    You may know J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League for their many production credits on Rick Ross' albums, including his "Maybach Music" series. The trio of beatmakers have a very good reputation for making luxurious instrumentals filled with live instrumentation, but as of last night, they may have trouble getting work for a while.
  • Cover of 10 Artists We'd Like Kanye West To Executive Produce Albums For
    Kanye West has been juggling a lot as of late. He’s been raising his fashion-forward and absolutely adorable daughter, tearing down numerous Fashion Week shows, designing his capsule collection for adidas and putting the finishing touches on his as-of-yet untitled seventh solo album.
  • Cover of Listen To Havoc's New Album "13 Reloaded"
    Havoc is prepping a new album, 13 Reloaded, for release tomorrow. The album sort of acts as a continuation from 2013's solo effort, 13, although don't let the title fool you, 13 Reloaded is all new material, which also means all-new production from Hav himself.
  • Cover of Sales Projections For Big K.R.I.T.'s "Cadillactica"
    Big K.R.I.T.'s new album Cadillactica hit shelves on November 10th, and three days removed from the album's release we have the expected first week sales for the album.
  • Cover of Meet Nez & Rio: The Producers Talk A$AP Rocky's "Pretty Flacko 2"
    The drought of music from the A$AP Mob family came to end recently when A$AP Rocky put out a new single "Multiply." With the visual treatment for the song, we were granted a sneak peek at what is presumably his next single, "Pretty Flacko 2." Given how much of a banger the first "Pretty Flacko" was, anticipation beg
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