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  • Cover of Jeezy Reveals Cover Art For "Seen It All: The Autobiography" [Update: Jeezy Responds To Illuminati Controversy]
    Jeezy 'bout to have our comment section going crazy with Illuminati talk for this one. The rapper took to his Instagram today to reveal the cover art for his forthcoming album Seen It All: The Autobiography.
  • 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 Reek Da Villain Leaves Busta Rhymes' Imprint To Sign With Birdman
    Reek Da Villain's video for "Go Off" seemed like it could be a big break for Reek Da Villain, until it magically vanished off the internet.
  • Cover of Lauryn Hill Shows Up Late For Concert, Lectures Fan
    The fans showed up for Miseducation and instead the were educated. That's the story of the recent Lauryn Hill concert portrayed in the video below.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Reveals Collaboration With Your Old Droog
    Your Old Droog made quite a splash with the release of his self-titled EP earlier this year. The rapper's well-crafted style of underground rap was enough to garner some attention, but the uncanny resemblance to Nas' voice was what got people really talking.
  • Cover of J Dilla's MPC Will Be On Display At Smithsonian Museum
    Though he passed too early, J Dilla's legacy continues to live on. The celebrated producer will be honored in the soon-to-open National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian, where some of his musical equipment will be on display. 
  • Cover of Meek Mill Likely To Remain In Jail Until September
    Earlier this month, it was reported that Meek Mill had been sentenced to 3 to 6 months in county jail, following a probation violation. Rick Ross, the head of Meek Mill's label, Maybach Music Group, cleared things up shortly thereafter, suggesting that the jail time would likely consist of only a few weeks.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Speaks On Meek Mill/Wale Conflict
    The other week things seemed precarious within Maybach Music Group, as Meek Mill publicly outed Wale for what he saw as a lack of support on his upcoming LP Dreams Worth More Than Money. Of course, Wale had his own side of the story to share, which he did via Instagram later that same day.
  • Cover of Mike WiLL Made It Announces New Mixtape "Ransom"
    Mike WiLL Made It is still prepping his debut album, but to hold fans over until that arrives, he's announced a new mixtape effort titled Ransom.
  • Cover of Top 10: Dual Threats
    After covering rappers and a producer in our first couple instalments of Top 10, we decided to combine the two for this week's. In the past decade especially, the producer credit has gotten it's fair share of the spotlight, whereas before, the role was much more in the background.
  • Cover of Jill Scott, Eve, Regina Hall To Star In A Lifetime Movie
    Lifetime has been prolifically in-touch with R&B singers as of late. On top of green-lighting (and then struggling to make) an Aaliyah biopic, the network has now officially announced a brand new original comedy starring two of hip-hop's most successful songstresses: Jill Scott and Eve.
  • Cover of Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
    The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is going down today in Williamsburg, and so far, Jay Electronica's set was the most surprising. Jay Elec performing alone in itself is quite a rare sight, but the elusive rapper made sure to up the ante of his set with a few big name guest appearances.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Reportedly Sentenced To 3-6 Months In Jail [Update: Rick Ross Releases Official Statement]
    Meek Mill's sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, is due out in September, but the rapper may not be able to celebrate the release as a free man.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 11)
    After a short hiatus, 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week returns to some trouble in paradise. There's friction within the once untouchable MMG empire.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre Suing Chinese Beats Counterfeiters For Potential Billions Of Dollars
    According to a new lawsuit posted by TMZ on July 10th, Dr. Dre wants to stop cheap Chinese-made knockoffs of his headphone brand from jacking his company's logo and ruining its reputation.
  • Cover of Ghostface Killah Announces European Tour Dates With Sheek Louch
    Ghostface Killah is constantly wrapping up a tour and starting another, so it seems. Today the Wu-Tang Clan affiliate announces a European string of tour dates, for which he'll be joined by New York staple Sheek Louch.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Helps Philadelphia Fire Victims
    On July 8th, Meek Mill stopped by the scene of a fire that killed four children in Southwest Philadelphia, responding to a tweet by Philadelphia radio station Hot 107.9 requesting assistance from the general public. Meek responded by tweeting that he would help.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Calls Out Wale For Not Promoting His New LP [Update: Wale Responds]
    There could be tensions rising within the Maybach Music Group if Meek Mill's recent tweets are any indication. As we reported yesterday, the MMG rapper announced a release date for his forthcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money.
  • Cover of Common Admits Drake Beef Started Over Serena Williams
    It's been over a year since the Common/Drake beef went down, with Drake proclaiming near the end of things that he had won.
  • Cover of Webbie Claims 50 Cent Owes Him A Million Dollars
    On top of being a great rapper, Webbie is a pretty hilarious character. The Baton Rouge rapper known for recording plenty of records with Boosie in his early days has one of the most hilarious Breakfast Club interviews out there.
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T. Reveals That "Cadillactica" Will Have Beats From Jim Jonsin, DJ Dahi And Terrace Martin
    Big K.R.I.T. recently rocked the crowd at Seattle radio station KUBE 93's Summer Jam, but before doing so, he sat down with the station's DJ Hyphen to chop it up about his upcoming album, Cadillactica. Somewhat surprisingly, K.R.I.T.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Brought Out Bobby Shmurda And GS9 At His Show In Miami Last Night
    Ten days ago, you'd be lucky to find someone on the street in Brooklyn who knew the name Bobby Shmurda. But thanks to the speed and reach of viral Vine videos, Shmurda and his Shmoney dancing crew are now almost guaranteed "next big thing" status from the amount of attention and co-signs they've attracted. 
  • Cover of Hip-Hop Sales Down From This Time Last Year
    According to Billboard.com, Nielsen SoundScan’s R&B/Hip Hop charts reports that album sales for R&B/Hip Hop are down 19 percent from this time last year. In 2013, 23.7 million albums were sold as opposed to this year’s 19.13 million.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Ab-Soul, G-Eazy & Riff Raff Are Here
    Several independent rap releases made their way on to the Billboard charts this past week, with Ab-Soul, RiFF RaFF and G-Eazy all dropping new albums in recent times. The debut numbers for each artist have arrived today, and G-Eazy's These Things Happen LP managed to come out on top of the others. Surprised or nah?
  • Cover of Common Explains What He's Learned From Vince Staples & Chicago Drill Artists
    Common is gearing up for big things this summer, with an album entirely centered around violence in Chicago, Nobody's Smiling. He's already revealed the tracklist and the cover art for the LP, which features a variety of covers including ones with upcoming Chicago spitters like King Louie, G Count and Dreezy.
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