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  • Cover of Ratking Share New EP, "700 Fill," For Free Download
    Ratking quietly dropped one of last year's strongest New York rap projects with So It Goes, and since then fans have been patiently awaiting their next move. Today, the Harlem trio have shared a brand new project called 700 Fill for free through BitTorrent.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Is Reportedly The Father Of A Baby Girl [Update: Karrueche Calls It Quits With Brown]
    Well this interesting. According to TMZ, Chris Brown is the father of a 9-month old baby daughter.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Big Sean, Tyga & Chris Brown Are Here
    The numbers have arrived for same-day releases from Big Sean and Chris Brown & Tyga. As expected, the former artist moved more than the duo, even exceeding our expectations, however Breezy and Tyga fall squarely within the sales projections.
  • Cover of Boosie Badazz Hospitalized For Dehydration, Will Resume Touring Tonight
    Lil Boosie is currently touring around the South in support of October's phenomenal Life After Deathrow tape, but last night he was forced to miss a stop in Charlotte, NC due to dehydration.
  • Cover of Drake Ties The Beatles' Record Of 14 Simultaneous Billboard Hot 100 Hits
    In recent months, The Beatles have popped up in hip-hop discussions thanks to Migos and Kanye West, but Drake is perhaps the only rapper who's currently competing with their run of dominance in the mid-to-late 1960s.
  • Cover of NFL Draft Prospect Blows His Opportunity To Win $100,000 From Adidas
    As a new wave of NFL talent is set to take the league by storm, all of the major brands are looking for ways to lock down the NFL's future stars.
  • Cover of Stream Cannibal Ox's New Album "Blade Of The Ronin"
    Cannibal Ox announced their return to the rap game at the end of January, with a new album Blade of the Ronin due out in March.
  • Cover of Kanye Says He's Willing To Give Drake Advice On Designing Sneakers
  • Cover of Review: Big Sean's "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Critics are always fighting conflicting urges. On the one hand, there's the need to be objective and evaluate each work on its own merits. On the other, there's the desire to fit each new release from an artist into an over-arcing career narrative. The trick is to find a balance between the two.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: February 26 (Big Sean Edition)
    Dark Sky Paradise dropped earlier this week, with Big Sean set to move just under 150,000 copies, and now comes time to break it down on "Samples Of The Week." Although the album is a bit darker and more modern-sounding than Hall Of Fame and Finally Famous, it still makes use of some dope samples, with producers Ka
  • Cover of Every Song Off Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" Is Charting On Billboard
    Over the weekend, on Charts Don't Lie, we saw how basically half of Drake's new project was charting on Billboard's Hot 100. That alone seemed to be quite the feat, but Drake's now taken that a step further with EVERY song off IYRTITL charting on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
  • Cover of Kanye West Is Doing Another Zane Lowe Interview Tomorrow
    Kanye West's interviews are generally more eventful than that of your average artists, and Zane Lowe interviews are generally a little more eventful than that of your average radio host's, so together, you get a pretty magical combination.
  • Cover of Big Sean's "Dark Sky Paradise" By The Numbers
    After months of singles, promotion and interviews, yesterday marked the release of Big Sean's hotly-anticipated third album, Dark Sky Paradise.
  • Cover of Arrest Made In Stabbing Of Two Nicki Minaj Team Members
    The other week Nicki Minaj took to Instagram to grieve for the loss of a friend and entourage member, De'Von Pickett , who was stabbed in Philadelphia during "The Pinkprint" tour rehearsals. That wasn't the only member she was grieving for though, as another man, Eric Parker, was also stabbed during the incident&n
  • Cover of Chris Brown Denied Entry To Canada, Will Not Perform At Sold Out Dates
    Chris Brown's legal troubles have caught up with him once again. The singer was scheduled to perform in Montreal and Toronto this week on his Between The Sheets tour with Trey Songz and Tyga, but will not perform at said dates after being turned away from the Canadian border.
  • Cover of Yelawolf Announces "Love Story" Release Date, Reveals Cover Art
    Yelawolf is preparing to follow up 2011's Radioactive with Love Story this spring.
  • Cover of Big Sean's Best Wordplay On "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Big Sean has always been a gifted wordsmith. Puns, metaphors, similes--you name it. On occasion, though, he's been guilty of reaching: "ass-quake, ass-tate, ass-tray..." He's better than that. And on Dark Sky Paradise he proves it. Lyrically, this is Sean's deepest work, but he doesn't ditch the wordplay games.
  • Cover of Stream Big Sean's New Album "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Big Sean's third commercial album, Dark Sky Paradise, is in stores and online today. It's safe to say the G.O.O.D. Music rapper's past album releases didn't exactly live up to the hype, however the hype for DSP seems to be working for Sean, not against him.
  • Cover of Classic Rotation: Eminem's "Slim Shady LP"
    "In my entire career in the music industry, I have never found anything from a demo tape or a CD. When Jimmy played [Eminem’s demo], I said, 'Find him. Now.'” -Dr. Dre
  • Cover of The Oscars: NBA Edition
    The 87th annual Academy Awards, aka The Oscars, went down last night in L.A. While they were honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry we were thinking about on-court achievements in the league. 
  • Cover of Common and John Legend Win An Oscar For "Glory"
    In 2006, Three 6 Mafia won an Oscar for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp," from the "Hustle & Flow" soundtrack. Nine years later, at tonight's Academy Awards, another rapper--Common--has taken home the golden statue for Best Original Song.
  • Cover of Mister Cee Opens Up About HOT 97 Resignation
    HOT 97 has seen a few of it's iconic radio DJs and personalities leave to pursue other endeavors over the last year or so, starting with Angie Martinez, who set up shop at rival station Power 105, and most recently Cipha Sounds, who just signed a management deal with Roc Nation.
  • Cover of Cipha Sounds Is Leaving HOT 97 [Update: Cipha Headed To Roc Nation]
    HOT 97 has been a presence in New York hip hop culture for decades, and the many of the on-air personalities and DJs have been around since the 90s.
  • Cover of Madonna Loves The Drake Song She Inspired
    Rappers seem to have a special affinity for the 56-year-old pop star Madonna.
  • Cover of Stream Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD's "Sour Soul"
    This afternoon we're receiving another stream for an album four days before its official release. Ghostface Killah and Canadian trio BADBADNOTGOOD have been steadily rolling out leaks off their anticipated collaborative album.
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