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  • Cover of Stream/Download Run The Jewels New Album "Run The Jewels 2"
    Run The Jewels, which consists of Killer Mike and El-P, were originally supposed to release their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, on October 27th via Mass Appeal Records, but had a little change in plans.
  • Cover of DJ Premier To Produce Album With Loaded Lux
    DJ Premier has his hands full nowadays. On top of producing an entire collaborative project with Royce Da 5'9'', the legendary producer has also agreed to handle the boardwork on upcoming album from battle rapper Loaded Lux.
  • Cover of Is Lil Boosie Officially Going By "Boosie Badazz" Now?
    Since getting released from prison earlier this year, Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie has made guest appearances on big albums by Jeezy and T.I., but his name did not appear on the official tracklists of either album.
  • Cover of #TBT: Bad Boy Records' Early Hits
    Bad Boy Records was founded in 1993 by a lesser-known-at-the-time Sean Combs, who later went by Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and now Diddy.
  • Cover of Stream Gucci Mane's "Trap God 3"
    After momentarily hitting a stumbling block with Big Gucci Sosa, the collaborative tape with Chief Keef that was never released, Gucci Mane returns to his impeccably on-time release schedule for 2014.
  • Cover of Eminem Shares "Shady XV" Cover Art
    Back in August, Eminem confirmed that a new project entitled Shady XV would be dropping later this fall.
  • Cover of Chief Keef Shares Tracklist For The Largely Self-Produced "Back From The Dead 2" Mixtape
    While dropping loose tracks sporadically throughout the last year, it's been a while since we've been given a new project from Chief Keef, and even longer still, one that felt complete. Back From The Dead 2, the sequel to his breakthrough mixtape, has promise to be a rewarding set of songs from the Chicago rapper.
  • Cover of 10 Essential Kaytranada Tracks
    Kaytranada, real name Louis Kevin Celestin, was born in 1992 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After relocating to Montreal, Quebec as a toddler, Kaytranada began DJing at age 14. His brother introduced him to producing software at the age of 15, putting him on a slow-burning path to success.
  • Cover of Waka Flocka Flame Shares "Flockaveli 2" Artwork
    Hear that? That's the sound of hip-hop's loudest MC crafting a sequel to his most aggressive project to date. Yes, though it's been reported that Waka Flocka Flame has been hard at work on Flockaveli 2 for quite some time, today brings new hope for that project in the form of artwork.
  • Cover of 8 Female Artists Rappers Love
    Name your favorite rapper. Eminem, Jay Z or Kendrick Lamar come to mind? What about Lorde? 
  • Cover of NFL Bans Beats Headphones From Appearing On Camera
    Dr. Dre's iconic Beats headphones have been banned from appearing on camera during any NFL broadcast, according to a new deal between the football league and Beats rival Bose. 
  • Cover of Too Short Attempted To Bring A Loaded Gun Through Airport Security [Update: Short Explains It Was An Accident]
    Once again, Too Short fled the scene after being caught for a wrong-doing. You may recall that last year, Short was pulled over by the cops and appeared to be under the influence-- he tried to make a run for it, but was later apprehended, and charged with a DUI. He was put on probation for three years.
  • Cover of Vince Staples Announces "Hell Can Wait" Tour
    In just three days, on October 7th, we're finally going to be able to hear Vince Staples' pushed-back Hell Can Wait EP, and now the Long Beach MC has announced tour dates to accompany his Def Jam debut.
  • Cover of Chief Keef Reveals Artwork And Release Date For "Back From The Dead 2" Mixtape
    While he released a couple of mixtapes last year, Chief Keef has yet to deliver a truly complete-sounding project since his 2012 debut, Finally Rich. He has, however been dropping sporadic singles that range from decent to pretty great.
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T. Reveals "Cadillactica" Tracklist [Update: Features & Artwork Revealed]
    Big K.R.I.T finally locked in a release date for his upcoming album, Cadillactica, last week. Following up his mixtape See Me On Top Vol. 4, the rapper took to Twitter to announce that fans can expect the album's impact on November 11th.
  • Cover of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Announce "Get Loud" Tour With AD
    Next year, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album E. 1999 Eternal, but first, they're going on tour this fall with Compton's AD. Check out the dates below, the poster in the gallery above, and buy tickets here.
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: Joey Bada$$ "B4.DA.$$" Tour
    Joey Bada$$ is finally approaching the release of his debut album B4.DA.$$, and with that, he's locked down several tour dates over in the left coast during the month of October, as part of his "B4.DA.$$" tour.
  • Cover of A Guide to Atlanta Producers
    Someone once remarked that Chicago and Atlanta had replaced New York City and Los Angeles as the capitals of modern rap music. As blasphemous as that claim might seem, it’s 100% true in 2014. Atlanta has been a dominant force in hip-hop for over a decade now, but since 2010, it has experienced a lot of change.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Reveals That He Worked With Hit-Boy, DJ Premier And Statik Selektah On "B4.DA.$$"
    Although we haven't heard a first single, gotten a release date or seen artwork from Joey Bada$$' long-awaited debut album, B4.DA.$$, he claims that it's finished. In a new interview with MTV, the de facto Pro Era leader gave just a few hints about what we can expect from the full-length project.
  • Cover of DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Announce "PRhyme" Album, Reveal Features
    Nine days ago, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9" appeared together in a brief video that hinted at a joint project entitled "PRhyme." Now, the duo have confirmed that a joint album is on the way and have revealed plans for several high-profile features.
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T. Announces "Cadillactica" Release Date
    Until now, Big K.R.I.T. has been pretty cryptic about the exact release date for his upcoming album, Cadillactica.
  • Cover of The Hottest 7 Songs In The Hottest 7 Cities
    Twice a year the DJ Service Pack let's us know what's really going on with hip-hop in every major hub by way of a detailed infographic.
  • Cover of Bow Wow Engaged To Erica Mena
    Bow Wow (now going by his government name, Shad Moss) and Erica Mena have officially announced their engagement. Shortly after Mr. Moss cryptically posted an image with an engagement ring on his Instagram account, Erica confirmed with ThisIs50’s Jack Thriller that the wedding is definitely taking place.
  • Cover of Tim Dog's Death Officially Confirmed
    In February 2013, rapper Tim Dog's death was reported by The Source magazine. It was reported that Tim Dog, real name Timothy Blair, died of seizures at the age of 46, yet there was no proof of his death, namely, a death certificate.
  • Cover of Fergie Is Working On A New Album With Mike WiLL Made It
    Fergie's first and (to date) only solo album, The Duchess, just celebrated its eighth anniversary yesterday, and right on the heels of that comes news of a follow-up. Rap-Up reports that the female quarter of the Black Eyed Peas is "working on a new album," and Mike WiLL Made It is involved.
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