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  • 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.
  • Cover of Eminem Will Be The First Rapper To Headline Wembley Stadium
    Eminem holds a few titles as a rapper, one of which being the best-selling hip hop artist of all time (not to mention the second-best selling male artist of all time, only bested by... Garth Brooks?).
  • Cover of 10 Funny #SadKanye Memes
    An amazing photo of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West surfaced onto the internets late last week, which quickly became the next great meme, #SadKanye, following in the footsteps of #SadKeanu.
  • Cover of Diddy Claims He Was "Used As A Pawn" In Fuse TV Deal
    About a month ago, we reported that Jennifer Lopez's NuvoTV had beaten out former boyfriend Diddy's Revolt TV in buying music network Fuse TV.
  • Cover of Suge Knight Calls Diddy A "Bitch Ass" And Says 2Pac's Still Alive
    2Pac has (allegedly) been dead for close to 18 years, but that doesn't mean that Suge Knight's ready to stop forming theories about the circumstances surrounding his death. In a new interview with TMZ, Pac's former label boss calls Puff Daddy a "bitch ass" and says that he believes that 2Pac is still alive.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi & Snoop Dogg To Headline North Coast Music Festival In Chicago
    The festival news keeps pouring in. While we learned earlier today that Murs' Paid Dues festival is cancelled this year, North Coast Music Festival in the Chi is going strong on their five-year anniversary.
  • Cover of Joe Budden To Battle Hollow Da Don For "Eminem Presents: Total Slaughter"
    Joe Budden's battle with Hollow Da Don has been on the table for a while now, but the new trailer for "Eminem Presents: Total Slaughter" has officially confirmed it. Budden and Hollow will be the headlining match, but we will also see Loaded Lux and Murda Mook face off during the event.
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, B.o.B And More Speak On The 20th Anniversary Of OutKast's "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik"
    Though it may be overshadowed by the anniversary of Nas' Illmatic a week prior, OutKast's debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, turned 20 today.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 24
    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 Rick Ross Currently Has An Advice Column In Rolling Stone
    Rick Ross may not be the first person you would think to go to for advice, but Rolling Stone is nevertheless providing you with a way to let the boss help you with your problems.
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Vs. Mike WiLL Made It: Who Has More Hits?
    One of the many unsung players in the game of hip-hop is the producer. So many of us tune into some music not even listening to the artist in question, but dancing along to the beat, most likely created by an entirely different person.
  • Cover of Eminem & OutKast To Headline Austin City Limits Festival
    Eminem teased us recently about a big Texas-related announcement coming on 4/22, and as we hypothesized, the announcement is that the rapper will be headlining this year's Austin City Limits festival.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Lashes Out At XXL Over Article Title
    Joey Bada$$ is known to get a bit sensitive when he feels his message isn't being conveyed properly, whether that be via different media outlets or through interviews. The New York native often takes to Twitter to express what he thinks about such-and-such, today's example being an article posted by XXL.
  • Cover of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell & More To Perform At iHeart Radio Music Awards
    iHeart Radio took to NBC's Twitter account today to announce a big line-up of performers at their forthcoming iHeart Radio Music Awards.
  • Cover of OutKast To Headline 2014 BET Experience
    OutKast had another successful weekend at Coachella, and with the festival now over, we've got another headlining event to add to OutKast's 40-date festival tour run this summer. 
  • Cover of 50 Cent Says Puff Daddy's "Big Homie" Is "Garbage"
    50 Cent is an opinonated dude. Never one to hold his tongue, maybe now more than ever, 50 Cent had a few things to say about Diddy, or now Puff Daddy's recent musical output.
  • Cover of Jay Z To Bring "Made In America" Festival To Los Angeles This Year [Update: Details Announced]
    Last night we received word that Jay Z and Beyonce may be planning a huge joint tour this summer, but of course, Jay has more than just that on his plate.
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