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  • Cover of Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
    Cassidy cut his teeth as a battle rapper, and the punchline-driven style has always had a heavy presence in his recorded material. In a new interview with VladTV, the Philly emcee criticized the current rappers for not being lyric-driven, and accredited the popularization of battle rap with fans seeking out bars.
  • 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 N.W.A Biopic Casting Call Criticized As Racist, Company Apologizes
    The N.W.A biopic film "Straight Outta Compton" is well on its way, after announcing several of the lead characters and a release date in mid-June, the film went on to start casting for other roles, some of which have raised a few eyebrows.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: July 17
    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 Russell Simmons Calls Cash Money "The Best Company In The History Of Hip-Hop"
    Apparently, Russell Simmons is very impressed by the way Cash Money Records operates. The co-founder of Def Jam just wrote an article entitled "Why Cash Money Is The Best Company In The History Of Hip Hop" for GlobalGrind that is overflowing with praises for the label.
  • Cover of Zendaya Coleman Reportedly Cast As Aaliyah In Upcoming Biopic [Update: Film To Detail Singer's Relationship With R. Kelly]
    As we learned earlier this year, VH1 is looking to mimic the success of their TLC biopic with one about another r'n'b singer, Aaliyah. The singer's uncle announced news of the film back in September, but we've yet to receive any new details on the progress of the film, including casting, until today.
  • Cover of Quick5: Casey Veggies Speaks On Possible Drake Feature & His Debut Album
    We were able to catch up with Casey Veggies out in Los Angeles the other week, and the rapper participated in our Quick5 video series. Young Veggies has been working on his debut album for awhile now, and it's definitely about time for it, as he's definitely put in his fair share of work for the mixtape game.
  • Cover of Stream Blu's New Album "Good To Be Home"
    Blu is a rapper who's been knocking around Los Angeles' underground for over ten years, releasing a wealth of EPs, albums and mixtapes during that time. His latest, Good To Be Home, will be officially released on Monday, May 19th, but the double disc project is now streaming in full on SoundCloud.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs & Doughboyz Cashout Exchange Jabs On Twitter
    It's no secret that Freddie Gibbs and Young Jeezy have beef, but it appears the bad blood has extended into artists from Jeezy's label as well. 
  • Cover of Chris Brown's D.C. Assault Case Will Go To Trial, Judge Denies Dismissal Request
    So here's where we were last time we reported on Chris Brown's seemingly never-ending legal troubles: his lawyer, Mark Geragos, was proposing that the D.C.
  • Cover of Logic Announces "While You Wait" Tour Dates With Castro & QuESt
    Logic just unleashed a big banger, titled "Now", thanks in part to production from 6ix, Arthur McArthur and Swiff D and in part to Logic's fast-paced delivery. The new record came with the announcement of a new Visionary Music Group tour titled "While You Wait."
  • Cover of !llmind Talks About Producers Who Don't Receive Credit
    As anyone who dabbles in beats knows, stealing tracks and not crediting the producers who made them has become a real problem in Hip Hop. Actually, as !llmind states, it's always been a problem. In a recent interview, the prolific Hip Hop producer explains why some producers get stiffed in that regard. 
  • Cover of Caskey Discusses His Origins, Baking, Losing His Virginity At Disneyland And Meeting Birdman With Damon Campbell
    HNHH representative Damon Campbell recently caught up with Orlando, Florida emcee and Cash Money / Republic Records signee Caskey for an exclusive interview, touching on his musical origins, baking, his first meeting with Birdman, losing his virginity at Disneyland and much more. Read excerpts from the interv
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Recalls Being Shot At By A Female Fan & Shooting Himself On Kimmel
    Lil Wayne has some pretty crazy stories. The YM leader stopped by Jimmy Kimmel -- who is currently filming his show in Austin for SXSW -- to share a couple of his strangest experiences, both of which happened to involve getting shot at. 
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Says He Was Denied Entrance To 50 Cent's SXSW Show
    As you are probably aware, the annual SXSW music conference has kicked off in Austin, Texas. The festival will continue into the weekend, and will give many new and veteran artists alike a chance to perform at various showcases. One such veteran MC is 50 Cent, who took the stage last night.
  • Cover of G.O.O.D. Music To Have SXSW Showcase With Big Sean, Pusha T & More
    While SXSW started off as a showcase opportunity for rising artists all of genres, in recent years we've seen the rap genre take on a bigger influence at SXSW, not to mention, bigger artists as well. So, it may not come as a complete surprise that G.O.O.D.
  • Cover of Young Thug Signs To Cash Money [Update: Birdman's Rep Denies Signing]
    Speculation has been arising lately, but when Young Thug was earlier seen exiting a Maybach that Cash Money Exec., Birdman was chilling in, he was snagged for an (unplanned) interview with Mass Appeal who asked him whether he was signed to Cash Money or not. Young Thug replied, "Yeah. I signed."
  • Cover of Kid Cudi To Play Ari Gold’s Assistant In “Entourage” Movie
     2014 is already looking like a huge year for Kid Cudi. In addition to his upcoming album Satellite Flight, his movie "Need For Speed", and a performance at this year's Coachella Festival, it has now been revealed that Cudi is set to appear in the film adaptation of the HBO show Entourage.
  • Cover of Diddy & Cassie Engagement Rumors Are False
    Twitterverse and Instagram were in a tizzy this weekend when Diddy allegedly proposed to his girlfriend and Bad Boy signee, Cassie, over Instagram.
  • Cover of Kanye West Settles Assault Case For Over $250,000
    The kid who notoriously tossed some racial slurs at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and subsequently caught a beatdown from 'Ye earlier in the month is in for quite the payday.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Turns Down Plea Deal In Assault Case
    More developments in the on-going legal drama surrounding Chris Brown. The latest news is that Breezy has rejected a plea deal for the incident which occurred outside his hotel in Washington, D.C., when Brown allegedly punched another man.
  • Cover of Ice-T & Mick Benzo Are Preparing To Launch A New Podcast Titled "Ice-T: Final Level"
    As reported by AllHipHop, it seems Ice T will be foraying into podcasting in the new year. The veteran emcee has teamed up with digital agency The Paragon Collective for a podcast titled "Ice-T: Final Level", which premieres on January 7th.
  • Cover of YMCMB May Be Expanding With A Sports Agency
    As YMCMB continue to expand their business, choosing to sign artists who not only represent hip-hop but other genres as well, it looks like they want to step outside of the music industry all together. Following in the footsteps of Jay Z, the Cash Money label is looking to launch their very own sports agency.
  • Cover of Review: Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies' "Fresh Veggies"
    More than two years ago Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies teamed up for the first time together on “Duckin N Dodgin,” which winded up on Fresh’s The Otherside Redux.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: December 14- December 20
    With Christmas approaching soon, everyone is getting into the holiday spirit-- rappers included. On this week's edition of Underrated Audio you'll find two themed tracks that are perfect for the holidays, as well as two other joints that you should feel free to bump any time of the year.
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