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  • Cover of Trinidad Jame$ Talks Drug Culture In Hip Hop, Says "Don’t Blame No Rapper" For Lack Of Self-Control
    There are more than a few quotables from Trinidad Jame$' hit single "All Gold Everything", but one line stands out in particular. Between the catchiness in his delivery and the trendiness of the subject, "Popped a molly, I'm sweatin'" quickly became more inescapable than the song itself.
  • Cover of Kevin Durant Donates $1M To Oklahoma Tornado Victims
    Kevin Durant donated $1 million to the Red Cross tornado and disaster relief fund to aid the victims of massive storms that devastated the greater Oklahoma City region Monday.The Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star forward has made large donations in the aftermath or tragedies and natural disasters in the past.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: May 10-16
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. 
  • Cover of Jaden Smith Wants To Be Emancipated From His Parents For His Birthday [Update: Jaden Doesn't Want To Emancipate]
    Jaden Smith seems to be mature beyond his years. The 14-year-old rapper, and son of famous parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, already has quite the unique style and his own fashion line in the works, he's got a rap career, an acting career, and now, he's ready to move out of his parent's home. 
  • Cover of Hear Album Snippets For Statik Selektah's Upcoming "Extended Play" Project
    Statik Selektah has blessed us with an extensive preview of his upcoming Extended Play album, which is slated to drop on June 18th.
  • Cover of Nick Cannon Planning To Revive T.V. Show "Wild N Out"
    Nick Cannon is planning to get back to his multi-talented roots, with work on film, T.V., and an album. The T.V. work includes reviving his show "Wild N Out," but, in order to do so, Nick has to let go of his "Cannon's Countdown" radio show.
  • Cover of Mike WiLL Made It Announces "#F*ckVerses" Instrumental EP, Reveals Artwork
    Mike WiLL Made It is one of the most sought-after producers in the game. The beatmaker behind "Bands A Make Her Dance", "Bugatti", and "Turn On The Lights" is constantly being tapped for his consistent hit-making abilities.
  • Cover of Jadakiss Announces First Single Off "Top 5 Dead Or Alive"
    Jadakiss said that his new solo album, Top 5 Dead Or Alive, was already 75% done awhile ago. That's not the only project the rapper has on his plate though, he's working with Styles P and Sheek Louch on the LOX album, We Are The Streets 2, which he is also hoping to release this year.
  • Cover of Chief Keef Previews Headphones From His Beats By Keef Line
    Chief Keef, who signed to Interscope less than a year ago, announced some big news this past week, having joined Gucci Mane's Bricksquad. The rapper has hinted at more big news earlier today, with photos he posted on his Instagram.
  • Cover of Joe Budden Talks About His Drug Addiction & Feud With Consequence
    Joe Budden has had ongoing struggles with addiction. The most recent one came in a relapse in the summer of 2012, where he used the popular drug Molly excessively. In an interview with Fuse, Budden spoke of how friends like Eminem helped him get through his problems, as well as his issues with Consequence.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Featured In Interview Magazine, Interviewed By Erykah Badu
    Kendrick Lamar is featured in the new issue of Interview Magazine, where he has a photo spread and an interview, conducted by singer Erykah Badu. The personal interview touches on Kendrick's new-found stardom, his style of rap, his top ten favorite rappers, what is in his tour rider and more.
  • Cover of Trick Daddy Takes A Shot At Lil Wayne While Discussing Possible Sit-Down
    Lil Wayne first offended Florida native Trick Daddy when he went on his hateful rant against Miami. Following this, when the two happened to be at King Of Diamonds strip club at the same time, Weezy F became angry when a member from Trick Daddy's crew apparently flicked a cigarette at the rapper's dreads.
  • Cover of Funeral Set For Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly
    Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly of Kris Kross passed away a few days ago, from what may have been a drug overdose. The rapper was found dead in his Atlanta home by his mother, who said he'd been taking a combination of cocaine and heroin the night before.
  • Cover of Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything" Goes Gold
    Trinidad James' break-out single, "All Gold Everything," has finally caught up with its name, having gone gold.
  • Cover of Brooklyn Heights Park Named After Late Beastie Boy MCA
    Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the loss of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch. The rapper, who lost his battle with cancer last year at the age of 47, was a beloved figure in the hip hop community and has been remembered in many tributes since his untimely passing.
  • Cover of 2013 XXL Freshmen Class Compilation Mixtape Released
    XXL and DJ Drama have linked up to bring you a mixtape from the XXL Freshmen class of 2013. The compilation features a buch of exclusives from the entire class: Schoolboy Q, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Angel Haze and Dizzy Wright. 
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era Discuss Origins, Influences And Debut CJ Fly Project
    Pro Era members Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Nyck Caution, Dessy Hinds, Kirk Knight and A La $ole recently caught up with DJ Hyphen and J. Moore for an interview on Seattle's KUBE 93 Sunday Night Sound Session.
  • Cover of Trinidad James Talks Rick Ross' Lyrics & Working With Def Jam
    Trinidad James made a return to the Breakfast Club this morning.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Says He Won't Perform At "Under The Influence" Tour If Billed Below Trinidad Jame$ [Update: Joey Deletes Tweets, Admits Remarks Were "Childish"]
    This weekend the "Under The Influence" tour was announced. The tour sports an all-star cast of rappers, including Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, B.o.B., and more. While most were excited when reading the list of acts on the poster, Joey Bada$$-- who is also set to perform on the tour-- was not one of them. 
  • Cover of Gucci Mane And Young Scooter Are County Jail Cellmates
    According to MTV News, a source close to Gucci Mane and Young Scooter has confirmed that the two rappers are currently sharing a cell at the DeKalb County Jail in Georgia.
  • Cover of Eminem May Be Releasing New Album In Early July
    Earlier this month, Aftermath Entertainment posted a text-based image on Facebook that read "Something Big Is Coming." It included Eminem's name, and was followed by another post that read "New Eminem Album is coming very soon".
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Announces Debut Album Title, Capital STEEZ Mixtape
    Joey Bada$$ has been hard at work on his debut album, but we had yet to hear any details on the title or when it was to be released. The NY rapper has taken to twitter to break that silence and announce that his album will be titled B4.DA.$$, and will be available this fall. 
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Speaks On Boston Manhunt For Bombing Suspect
    Currently there's a massive manhunt in Boston for one of the two suspects identified by the police as responsible for the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon.
  • Cover of Rocko Clarifies That Rick Ross Is Still On "U.O.E.N.O," There Will Be Multiple Versions
    The controversy surrounding Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O." seems to be subsiding, with Rick Ross getting dropped from Reebok and Rocko releasing a new remix to the song without the MMG Bawse. Rocko had previously said in an interview with Hot 97 that he was taking Rick Ross off the song to make it more radio friendly.
  • Cover of Cassie Speaks On Getting Rap Lessons From Los & Working With Wiz Khalifa For "Rockabyebaby"
    Cassie just dropped her first full length project in six years. Rockabyebaby is stacked with features from Rick Ross, French Montana, Meek Mill, and more. It also sports some pretty hard production from Young Chop and Mike WiLL Made It.
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