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  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Meets Kanye West For The First Time
    Chance The Rapper is an outspoken fan of the one and only Kanye West, and the two Chicago natives finally had the chance to meet during this past weekend's Made In America festival.
  • Cover of Live Stream Jay Z's "Made In America" Festival [Update: Stream Day 2]
    As of 20 minutes ago, both "Made In America" festivals (one in Philadelphia, one in L.A.) are underway. The Jay Z-helmed festival boasts performances by Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, J.
  • Cover of Kanye West Takes Over "Made In America" Festival In Philadelphia
    Kanye West's set at Philadelphia's Made In America festival was surely the most anticipated of the night. Rumors from "multiple sources" claimed that Ye, who has been vocal about working on his new album, would be premiering some new material at the event.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Shares "Brick Factory Vol. 2" Artwork
    Although we recently learned that Gucci Mane will be imprisoned until at least December 2016, the 1017 Brick Squad label boss' onslaught of 2014 material has continued without a hitch, with Young Thug's 1017 Thug 3 being the ninth on-time release so far this year.
  • Cover of Top 10: Meanest Funk Flex Freestyles
    Forget mixtapes and albums, some of the hottest verses in hip hop come right from the offices of Hot 97 via Funkmaster Flex's famous freestyle sessions. Whether artists go right off the dome, kick something they plan on using later, or a combination of both, rappers always bring their A-game for Flex.
  • Cover of Eminem's "Shady XV" Album To Be Double Disc, More Details Emerge
    Over the weekend rumors began to fly that Eminem had a new album up his sleeve, and shortly thereafter, the man himself confirmed that Shady XV was a reality. The new album has already locked down Black Friday as a release date, aka November 28th.
  • Cover of Download Raury's "Indigo Child" LP
    A lot of readers mentioned wanting to hear more from Raury when it was announced that 17-year-old emcee earned himself the Kanye West stamp of approval earlier this week. Fortunately for them, Indigo Child has officially been released to the interwebs.
  • Cover of Is There An Eminem Project Called "Shady XV" Coming This Fall? [Eminem Confirms Project]
    Eminem just wrapped up his much-talked about Monster Tour with Rihanna, but it seems he may not be taking a break anytime soon.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Makes Fun Of Floyd Mayweather's Ability To Read; Audio Of Floyd Struggling To Read Gets Released [Update: Mayweather Responds]
    The struggle is real. We've seen just about every celebrity, relevant and non-relevant, take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and go on to challenge their fellow celebrity friends to do the same.
  • Cover of 8 Battlers Who Should Be On "Road To Total Slaughter" Season 2
    The reality TV show "Road To Total Slaughter" brought battle rap into a spotlight it hasn’t seen for quite some time (if ever).
  • Cover of Bow Wow Joins Cast Of "CSI: Cyber"
    Bow Wow (who's recently insisted on using his real name, Shad Moss) has been acting almost as long as he's been rapping, with career-making roles in "Like Mike" and "Roll Bounce" already under his belt at this point.
  • Cover of Stream Puff Daddy & Guy Gerber's New Album, "11 11"
    Puff Daddy is apparently a big fan of the after-hours scene in New York, and through it, he's been introduced to all kinds of electronic music, including the work of Israeli DJ Guy Gerber. 
  • Cover of Stream Statik Selektah's New Album "What Goes Around..."
    Tomorrow, Statik Selektah will drop his new album What Goes Around on iTunes, but a day ahead of time, the Spotify stream is available. 
  • Cover of Karlie Hustle Announces Her Resignation From Hot 97
    New York radio station Hot 97 has lost another employee this summer, as their Music Director Karlie Hustle offers her public resignation today. As you may know, the veteran radio personality Angie Martinez resigned in June to everyone's surprise, and headed to Hot 97's competitor Power 105.1.
  • Cover of Method Man & Redman Headline The Smokers Club Tour 2014
    The annual Smokers Club tour announced their line-up along with tour dates yesterday, and this year's headliners are none other than the "How High" duo Method Man and Redman.
  • Cover of 50 Cent's SMS Audio On The Verge Of New Partnership [Update: SMS Audio Reportedly Partners With Intel]
    50 Cent is a proven business man, but his SMS Audio venture has not been able to compete with bigger headphone brands like Dr. Dre's Beats. However, Fif has stuck with it, and has recently announced that the company will be partnering with a major tech brand in the near future.
  • 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.
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