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  • Cover of P. Reign Shares Tracklist, Release Date And Artwork For "Dear America" [Update: Artwork & Snippet Revealed For Drake-Featured Single "DNF"]
  • Cover of French Montana, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross Have Recorded A Song Called "Gucci Mane"
    French Montana is currently preparing his sophomore album, Mac & Cheese, and in a new interview with Billboard, he's explained what we can expect from the new record.
  • Cover of Whose Side Are You On? "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" Concert Recap
    I Am Music. The title of Lil Wayne’s 2008-2009 national tour needed no further explanation. Wayne, who had just released his Grammy Award-winning album Tha Carter III, had the rap game on lockdown.
  • Cover of Listen To A Snippet Of Kanye West's Upcoming Single, "All Day" [Update: Long Snippet Surfaces]
    In a recent interview with GQ, Kanye revealed that "All Day" would serve as the lead single from his upcoming seventh studio album.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: August 10
    This week we see one new entry below, belonging to October's Very Own's PARTYNEXTDOOR. The r'n'b singer is relatively new, having released his first official mixtape PARTYNEXTDOOR just last summer.
  • Cover of YG Concert In Edmonton Ends Early After Crowd Throws Bottles At Him [Update: Club Promoter Says YG Started It]
    Don't underestimate those Canadian crowds. Though Edmonton, Alberta, Canada doesn't have nearly the rep that YG's native South Central L.A. has had for years, his show in the city last night proved that Edmontonian hip-hop fans still have the ability to wyle out with the best of 'em.
  • Cover of Danny Brown Addresses French Montana's Claim That Lyrical Rappers Are "Broke"
    Rap continues to change and grow, coming to a point where songwriting isn't necessarily all about lyrics anymore.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: August 3
    As an actor, Common has definitely been in some major mainstream flicks and get his due recognition for it. As a rapper, Common borders on the underground/conscious scene, although he's not fully immersed in it because he does do double duty acting.
  • Cover of Rich Homie Quan Is Considering Signing With Cash Money
    Rich Homie Quan was dismissed by many as a one-hit wonder early on, but with three radio hits this year alone (that's two more than Future, who he's often been compared to) he's solidified himself as a force to be reckoned with.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Sued For $1 Million Over Ditched Private Jet Payments
    Lil Wayne certainly has more than enough money to rent a private jet, but it hasn't stopped him from missing almost a million dollars in payments. A company is now suing the rapper over a G-1159B Gulfstream jet he leased for $55,000 a month.
  • Cover of 2Pac's "All Eyez On Me" Achieves Diamond Sales
    2Pac's 1996 album, All Eyez On Me, has earned the rare honor of achieving 10 million in U.S. sales, otherwise known as 'diamond' status. As of this week, the album has shipped 5 million copies, and since double albums count as two sales a piece, that number gets bumped up to 10 mill.
  • Cover of Stream Cam'ron's "1st Of The Month, Vol. 2" EP
    It's the first of the month (wake up, wake up) and, as promised, Cam'ron is back with the second volume of his 1st Of The Month EP series. Featuring reader-acclaimed singles "Lala" and the Nicki Minaj-assisted "So Bad," the five track EP is now available for streaming via Spotify as well as for purchase on iTunes.
  • Cover of Common's First Week Sales For "Nobody's Smiling"
    Here goes the first week sales for Common's tenth studio album, Nobody's Smiling, which also marked his departure from G.O.O.D. Music as he joined No I.D.'s Def Jam imprint. The album was also entirely produced by No I.D.
  • Cover of Ca$h Out Announces Debut Album "Let's Get It," Shares Tracklist And Artwork
    Around two years after he broke out with "Cashin' Out," Atlanta's Ca$h Out is finally ready to release his long-awaited debut album. Let's Get It, as the LP is titled, will drop on August 26th.
  • Cover of 10 Rappers Who Shouted Out Scarface
    Although the initial critical reception to the 1983 movie "Scarface" was pretty mixed, with plenty of harsh reviews, it has since gone on to not only become a rapper favorite, but cement itself as a classic. Although it was panned so hard by critics, it turned out to be a box office smash.
  • Cover of Dizzy Wright To Release Collaborative Project With Logic
    Funk Volume's Dizzy Wright might be fresh off of a joint project with Bishop Nehru, but it seems the emcee shows no sign of slowing down.
  • Cover of Review: Common "Nobody's Smiling"
    A mostly levelheaded veteran who’s open about his distant relationship with Chicago, Common is the only 30-plus rapper who could’ve made a Nobody’s Smiling.
  • Cover of Common Is No Longer On G.O.O.D. Music
    Common's new album Nobody's Smiling was a joint effort with producer No I.D., but it seems their relationship has gone even further than that, and in the process, G.O.O.D. Music was sidetracked. Common revealed to MTV News that he's no longer officially on the G.O.O.D.
  • Cover of Samples Of the Week: July 24
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Busta Rhymes Announces Split From Cash Money
    It seems the relationship between Busta Rhymes and Cash Money was a short-lived one. Today Bussa Bus has announced his departure from the Birdman-helmed record label. 
  • Cover of Common Thinks Black Captain America Is A "Wonderful Thing," Would Still Consider Green Lantern Role
    Marvel recently announced that they're going to be switching some things up for their upcoming series of "Avengers" comics.
  • Cover of Common Reveals "Nobody Smiling" Tracklist [Update: Stream The Entire Album]
    Common is getting ready to release his long-awaited follow-up to The Dreamer/The Believer later this summer, and while we've already been given the artwork and release date for the project, today Com shares the full tracklist.
  • Cover of Cam'ron Reveals "1st Of The Month Vol. 2" EP Artwork & Tracklist
    Yesterday we heard Cam'ron's first collaboration with Nicki Minaj since Roman Reloaded highlight, "I Am Your Leader".
  • Cover of Can Hip-Hop Stop The Violence In Chicago?
    Back in 2011 Kanye West rapped the chilling statistic "314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago," in his verse from "Murder to Excellence" from the Watch The Throne album, and yet three years later 80 people were shot over July 4th weekend in the city that's come to be known as "Chiraq." Common even makes referen
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: July 7-13
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
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