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  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T. Announces "Pay Attention" Tour
    Big K.R.I.T. is gearing up for Cadillactica, and announced a string of new tour dates today for his "Pay Attention" tour. This takes the same name as Krizzle's recent single "Pay Attention" with Rico Love.
  • Cover of Beanie Sigel Released From Prison
    Fans of late '90s/early '00s East Coast hip-hop should be rejoicing at this point. Just a couple of weeks after Terror Squad's Remy Ma was freed from prison, it seems like early Roc-A-Fella powerhouse Beanie Sigel has followed in her footsteps.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: August 14
    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 Joey Bada$$ Announces "B4.DA.$$" Tour
    Joey Bada$$' hotly-anticipated debut album, B4.DA.$$, is supposedly arriving before the end of 2014, and today the Pro Era rapper has announced a tour in support of the project. The 36-date run begins on September 26th, touches cities in both USA and Canada, and ends on November 11th in NYC.
  • Cover of Sir Mix-A-Lot Praises Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda"
    Our readers may not have loved Nicki Minaj's latest single, but Sir Mix-A-Lot sure did. The creator of the "Baby Got Back" has praised Nicki's rendition of his track, referring to it as a "new and improved" version of his 1992 single. 
  • Cover of Problem Announces "354: Lift Off" Tour And Mixtape
    Diamond Lane's Problem has some big things planned for the coming weeks, namely a tour and an accompanying mixtape, both titled 354: Lift Off. Bad Lucc and Jon Connor will join him on the 21 date tour, the full schedule of which is below. You can buy tickets here.
  • Cover of Stream DJ Mustard's "10 Summers," Download Free Via Google Play
  • Cover of Bobby Shmurda Confirms Chris Brown & More For "Hot Nigga" Official Remix
    Bobby Shmurda's video for "Hot Nigga" created quite a stir earlier this summer, instantly creating a meme in the "Shmoney Dance", and inspiring a flock of labels to encircle the young New Yorker.
  • Cover of Pharrell, Tyler, The Creator, Mac Miller, Rick Ross & More To Perform At Camp Flog Gnaw
    In a press release from today, Odd Future has announced the line up for their upcoming annual Camp Flog Gnaw carnival. Of course you can expect some of the OFWGKTA members to be performing, as well as some of their friends. One such friend happens to be Pharrell Williams, who will headline the event.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers The FADER Magazine
    Nicki Minaj puts the more natural look she's been going for these days on full display on the new cover of The FADER magazine.
  • Cover of Danny Brown Addresses French Montana's Claim That Lyrical Rappers Are "Broke"
    Rap continues to change and grow, coming to a point where songwriting isn't necessarily all about lyrics anymore.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Barred From Canada, Cancels OVO Fest Performance
    It's been a rough week for Chis Brown (actually more like a rough few years, but let's just focus on the most recent of his woes).
  • Cover of Trinidad James Says He's Been Dropped From Def Jam
    Well that ride didn’t last too long. After signing with Def Jam back in 2012 following the success of “All Gold Everything”, Trinidad James is no longer member of the family.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar To Debut "m.A.A.d" Short Film Next Month
    Though hip-hop artists are currently prone to using the phrase "it's gonna be a movie" when talking about their next project, Kendrick Lamar's semi-autobiographical good kid, m.A.A.d city was one of the few to actually fit that description, detailing a day in the life of a South Central teen.
  • Cover of Mike WiLL Made It Signs Two-9 To Eardruma/Interscope Records
    Over the past few years, five piece Atlanta collective Two-9 have made a name for themselves as independent artists, and now it looks as though all the hard work has paid off. Today the group officially announced their signing to Mike WiLL Made It's new Interscope imprint, Eardruma Records.
  • Cover of Debate: Was Total Slaughter Bad For Battle Rap?
    Buzz remains consistent for Total Slaughter, the first event in Shady/Aftermath's pay-per-view rap battle series. At two weeks past, the novelty of the event has waned somewhat, but the sour reception from that night persists.
  • Cover of Stream Gucci Mane's Latest Album "The Oddfather"
    Gucci Mane's let go no lack of music this summer, and before the summer closes out (it's almost August, by the way), Guwop treats the fans to one more project while he's locked up.
  • Cover of Young Thug Announces New Single With Mike WiLL Made It [Update: New Artwork Revealed]
    Two of the biggest names in Atlanta's trap scene are about to team for a big single. Very soon, Young Thug and Mike WiLL Made It will unveil their collaborative track "Take A Picture," and today they've unveiled the artwork. Check it out in the gallery above.
  • 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 Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
    Few rappers are as well-equipped to talk about classic albums than Nasir Jones. With almost twenty years of experience in the game and at least four generally-regarded "classic" albums, the Queensbridge emcee is just about the best mentor an up-and-comer could ask for.
  • Cover of Lord Jamar Discusses Jay Z, Five Percent Nation & White Man Being The Devil
    During a newly-published interview with Vlad TV, Brand Nubian rapper--and 30-year member of the Five-Percent Nation--Lord Jamar shared his thoughts on Jay Z's affiliation with the Nation.
  • 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 ASAP Rocky Sued For Allegedly Slapping Female Fan
    Last year, it was reported that A$AP Rocky had been charged with assault, stemming from an incident at that year's Made In America festival where he allegedly slapped a female fan.
  • Cover of Stream Gucci Mane, Peewee Longway & Young Dolph's "Felix Brothers" Album
    Gucci Mane will serve time in jail until 2016, but since he was officially sentenced, we've seen his output increase rather than decrease.
  • Cover of Clear Channel's "On The Verge" Strategy Helped Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" Top Charts
    Clear Channel Communications is a mass media company that owns over 800 radio stations in the United States, so when they push a song, it gets heard.
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