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  • Cover of Review: RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON"
    Today marks the culmination of the strangest rap career genesis this country’s ever seen, one that has included an MTV reality show, a hip-hop trio name Three Loco, OG Ron C, a Harmony Korine film, a slew of investigative articles and perhaps most importantly, about as much hate as the internet can muster.
  • Cover of Bow Wow Changes His Rap Name
    Bow Wow progressed from his youth as a rapper named Lil Bow Wow, and as he continues to grow up he's decided on another name change, although this one is more drastic than simply dropping the "lil." 
  • Cover of Cipha Sounds Possibly Taking Over Angie Martinez's Slot On Hot 97
    With Angie Martinez's sudden departure (at least, to us) from Hot 97, her daily 3 PM slot is open for the taking.
  • Cover of Souls Of Mischief Announce New Album, Share Tracklist
    Bay Area OGs Souls Of Mischief (best known for their 1993 album/song "'93 'Til Infinity") have just announced that they'll return with their first album in five years on August 26th. There Is Only Now is the name of the 19 track concept album, which centers around a fictional radio station where A Tribe Calle
  • Cover of Stream RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON" In Its Entirety
    RiFF RAFF's debut album, NEON iCON has been in the works for some time, but the much-delayed project from JODY 3 MOONS is finally getting an official release next week, and RiFF has shared the album as a full stream on his Soundcloud today.
  • Cover of Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97 [Update: Angie's Move To Power 105.1 Confirmed]
    Out of the blue (or at least it seems that way to us), Angie Martinez has announced her resignation from popular hip-hop radio station Hot 97.
  • Cover of T.I. Taps Lady Gaga For "New National Anthem"
    As more is revealed about T.I.'s upcoming Paperwork LP, it becomes fairly obvious that the project will play more like the radio-friendly Paper Trail than it will like the trap-jumping Trouble Man.
  • Cover of Mike WiLL Made It Reveals He Did Three Records For Lil Wayne's "Carter V"
    Mike WiLL Made It had a lengthy interview with The Breakfast Club as he begins the rounds promoting his new album Est. in 1989 Pt. 3.
  • Cover of Ex-Cop Sues Meek Mill Over Ruined Work And Sex Life
    According to a recent report by TMZ, Meek Mill ruined the career, and the sex life, of a former Philly cop.
  • Cover of Rappers & Their Children On Father's Day
    Father's Day came and went yesterday, and like most of us, rappers were celebrating the day by relaxing with family and giving their dads the shout outs they deserve. Some such rappers have kids of their own and were thus enjoying the day for themselves as well.
  • Cover of Rappers Who Were Born Rich
    Many hip-hop artists have rapped about life experiences like starting from the bottom, the struggle and the drug game. The come-up story has always been a selling point for many artists through the years.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: June 12
    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 Dr. Dre Selling Former Mansion For $35 Million
    Despite being one of the richest rappers in the game for some time, Dr. Dre is moving up. The legendary producer sold his partially owned company, Beats By Dre, to Apple for 3 Billion dollars earlier this year, and it seems a $35 million dollar mansion simply isn't enough for him anymore.
  • Cover of 2Pac Reveals Plot Against Him In Previously-Unheard Phone Conversation
    We've got a pretty crazy news story for you, fam. A previously-unheard phone conversation between 2Pac and Sanyika Shakur (AKA Monster) has just surfaced, and it contains new information about an alleged plot against Pac.
  • Cover of Mike WiLL Announces "Buy The World" Single With Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar & Future
    Mike WiLL Made It released a slew of huge singles last year, including Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop", Future's "Sh!t", and his own "23". Still, it seemed that the producer had something big in the works that he was preparing to unleash on the world.
  • Cover of It's Yo Birthday: Waka Flocka's Top 21 Tracks
    Today Juaquin James Malphurs known better to us as Waka Flocka Flame turns 28. 
  • Cover of Review: Gucci Mane's "Brick Factory Vol. 1"
    Even while behind bars, Gucci Mane has proved that he can produce quality music no matter where he is. His newest mixtape, also available on iTunes, Brick Factory Vol.1, is assumed as one of several compilations to follow, and the series is off to an impressive start.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Covers The Fader Magazine
    Ty Dolla $ign's reign of r'n'b cross-over hip-hop music has just begun. In anticipation of this, the West Coast native graces the cover of The Fader's new June/July "Summer Music" issue.
  • Cover of Review: Slaughterhouse's "House Rules"
    In the hip-hop industry, there are four kinds of artists: those who have crossover appeal, those who don’t, those who choose not to, and those who shouldn’t. Slaughterhouse, as a collective and as solo members, simply shouldn’t.
  • Cover of More Details Emerge On Kanye West's New, Less "Abrasive" Album
    The latest clue we got about Kanye West's upcoming album came courtesy of a Florence, Italy newspaper, in which West was interviewed saying that the album was "made in Florence." Yesterday, Billboard pulled together some new sources to give us a better idea of what to expect from the follow-up to last year's divisive&n
  • Cover of A Look At The Life Of Notorious B.I.G.
    It's pretty common knowledge that the Notorious B.I.G came from humble beginnings and had his fair share of struggles. His undeniable talent enabled him to quickly make a name for himself in the hip-hop world. Wallace soon left the world of drug-dealing behind for a better life in music.  
  • Cover of Drake, Puff Daddy, Cam’ron And Meek Mill To Be Featured On Ma$e's Upcoming Album
     While we just heard Eric Bellinger get featured on Mase’ latest single “Nothing”, it appears Mase has some more big names for us on his upcoming solo album, Now We Even.
  • Cover of Odd Future Will Open For Eminem At Wembley Stadium
    Earlier in the month, it was announced that Eminem would be making hip hop history by becoming the very first rapper to headline Wembley stadium.  Not only that, when tickets went on sale last week, Em managed to sell out the gigantic venue almost immediately, resulting in a second date being added.
  • Cover of Diddy Reveals Cause Of His Father's Death During Howard University Commencement Speech
    Diddy handled Howard University's commencement speech this past weekend, during which he shed some light on his youth as well as his time at the university.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre Buying Tom Brady's Los Angeles Mansion
    When you come in at #2 on Forbes top Hip Hop earners list at $550 million dollars, you can pretty much purchase any home you like. And that’s what Dr. Dre just did, as he and his wife just purchased Tom Brady’s multi-million dollar mansion in Los Angeles.
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