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  • Cover of Joey Fatts Reveals New Project With 9th Wonder
    Joey Fatts is fresh off the release of his new mixtape Chipper Jones Vol. 3, but that's not stopping him from talking about his next project.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Wiz Khalifa's "Blacc Hollywood"
    Wiz Khalifa's new album Blacc Hollywood just hit the stores and the net yesterday, and today the first week sales projections have arrived. 
  • Cover of 10 Collaboration Albums We Need
    Art is often a collaborative process. Hip-hop is no exception. You know that feeling you get when two of your favorite artists work together? It’s amazing, right? We need to pursue that feeling. Some people were just meant to work together, and sometimes they need us to remind them of this.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Announces "B4.DA.$$" Tour
    Joey Bada$$' hotly-anticipated debut album, B4.DA.$$, is supposedly arriving before the end of 2014, and today the Pro Era rapper has announced a tour in support of the project. The 36-date run begins on September 26th, touches cities in both USA and Canada, and ends on November 11th in NYC.
  • Cover of Track Breakdown: Talking To QuESt & 6ix On "Lost Niggas"
    Our Track Breakdown series has been on a hiatus recently but we're bringing it back this afternoon for Visionary Music Group's newest signee QuESt and their in-house producer 6ix.
  • Cover of Problem Announces "354: Lift Off" Tour And Mixtape
    Diamond Lane's Problem has some big things planned for the coming weeks, namely a tour and an accompanying mixtape, both titled 354: Lift Off. Bad Lucc and Jon Connor will join him on the 21 date tour, the full schedule of which is below. You can buy tickets here.
  • Cover of Pete Rock Worked With Kendrick Lamar On His New Album
    Any details we can get on Kendrick Lamar's new album are welcome, as it is being kept tightly under wraps. Today we get word that Pete Rock made a contribution to the LP, which is as of yet untitled.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Says He's Working On Nine Different "Things" Right Now
    Mac Miller has kept a relatively low-key profile this year, since giving fans a free mixtape Faces in May, we haven't heard much else from the Pittsburgh native. Nonetheless, he's got a lot on his plate at the moment, which he discusses in a new interview with Complex.
  • Cover of Lil Durk Pleads Guilty On Gun Charges, Receives Probation
    Lil Durk narrowly avoided jail time in court today, after pleading guilty to gun charges. Fortunately for Durk, he won't be headed the same direction as Gucci Mane (at least not right now), as he's been given probation instead of prison.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa Reveals "Stayin' Out All Night" Music Video Will Be Interactive & Features Tia Carrere
    It's been almost a week since Wiz Khalifa kicked off his annual summer tour run, "Under The Influence", bringing along Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan, Sage The Gemini, Iamsu!, Ty Dolla $ign and more.
  • Cover of Timbaland Says "Opera Noir" Is His "Grand Finale"
    It's been a long road for Timbaland's new album. After announcing a name-change from Textbook Timbo to Opera Noir in May, we haven't received any more updates on the album process. We've heard a few potential album leaks, including a "Bounce" demo with Jay Z, however nothing really official.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Calls Out Eric Bellinger For Claiming To Handle Production On "Anaconda"
    Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" continues to serve up headlines and news-worthy articles. After getting a glimpse at the unaltered version of the single artwork this morning, Nicki took to Twitter to clarify who actually handled the production on "Anaconda."
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Reveals Five Beats That He Wishes He Had Produced
    It's always interesting to see where producers draw inspiration from when crafting their original instrumentals. For DJ Mustard, current "it" producer on the West Coast, inspiration comes from a wide variety of genres--at least according to a new interview with XXL.
  • Cover of J Dilla's MPC Will Be On Display At Smithsonian Museum
    Though he passed too early, J Dilla's legacy continues to live on. The celebrated producer will be honored in the soon-to-open National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian, where some of his musical equipment will be on display. 
  • Cover of Stream araabMUZIK's New Album "For Professional Use Only 2"
    Hitting iTunes earlier today, araabMUZIK officially releases the sequel to his highly anticipated album series For Professional Use Only.
  • Cover of Top 10: Dual Threats
    After covering rappers and a producer in our first couple instalments of Top 10, we decided to combine the two for this week's. In the past decade especially, the producer credit has gotten it's fair share of the spotlight, whereas before, the role was much more in the background.
  • Cover of Top 10: Yeezy On The Beat, Hoe
    Following up last week's Top 10 of rappers who were bodied on their own shit, we're moving on to Yeezy's production. Expect a new Top 10 list each Monday going forward, and if there's a subject you want us to tackle shout it out in the comments.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Trey Songz' "Trigga" & Robin Thicke's "Paula" [Update: Official Numbers Are In]
    Trey Songz & Robin Thicke both had new albums drop today, July 1st, and just hours into their releases we already have early sales projections rolling in. While there can only be one top spot for the week, this week’s release appears to not even be close.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Is Third Artist Ever To Replace Herself On The Top Of The Charts
    Mariah Carey, OutKast, and... Iggy Azalea? Now that Ariana Grande and Iggy's song "Prolem" has replaced Charli XCX and Iggy's "Fancy" at the top of the charts, that's the list of the only artists in history to replace themselves with number one songs.
  • Cover of 25 Photos Of Hip-Hop Artists At Prom
    Summer is about to be in session. University students wrapped up their final days a month or two ago, and high school students followed suit around two weeks ago.
  • Cover of Warren G Recalls Getting Production Lessons From Dr. Dre
    Warren G is as adept behind the boards as he is on the mic, a rare quality he shares with the likes of Kanye West, J. Cole, and of course, his half-brother, Dr. Dre.
  • Cover of Drake In Talks With BlackBerry To Promote Its New Device
    Just like most artists and celebrities, Drake is no stranger to lending out his star power to businesses. He’s been linked to companies like Sprite, AT&T, and Nike in the past, and now he’s reportedly in talks with BlackBerry to promote the company’s next big thing.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Takes On Executive Producer Role In "B.M.F." Film
    50 Cent has some experience in film and television at this point. From his acting debut in Get Rich Or Die Tryin', to his executive production on new Starz crime drama, Power, Fif is finding his way into the film industry.
  • Cover of 12 Divergent Samples: Compare & Contrast
    The art of sampling is no easy feat. It takes a keen ear to hear what a track develop into from a borrowed sample. Any track can contain a number of useful elements for the producer to tackle.
  • Cover of 50 Cent's "Animal Ambition" First Week Sales Projections
    50 Cent has definitely been putting himself out there in order to heavily promote his new solo album, Animal Ambition, which officially dropped yesterday. The rapper not only reunited with G-Unit this past week, putting plenty of spotlight on him, but he also has done numerous interview. 
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