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  • 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 August Alsina's First Week Sales For "Testimony", Debuts At #2
    August Alsina's debut album Testimony seems to have been well received by the fans, and that has translated into sales for the budding r'n'b singer.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Recovers From The Flu & Tonsillitis; Cancels More Shows
     Just hours before his performance during the second weekend of Coachella on Sunday, 21-year-old Chicago rapper, Chance The Rapper, was forced to cancel his show due to an undisclosed illness.
  • Cover of Ranking Nas' 12 Albums From Worst To Best
    Before Kendrick Lamar raised the bar with good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kanye West walked with Jesus, and the deadly East-West Coast rivalry, there was a young kid observing life and crime through his project window.
  • Cover of Classic Rotation: Nas' "Illmatic" 20 Years Later
    Yeah, yeah, it's been twenty years and you're old now. Twenty years since those early copies of Illmatic graced those long-lost, seemingly eternally dusty, record store shelves (remember record stores?
  • Cover of 15 Musical Hits From The Bong
    Before you get on to reading, I feel a responsibility as this list's writer to inform the reading public that marijuana is bad. If you smoke it, you will get pregnant and/or die.  That being said, if you do choose to smoke the devil's lettuce in honor of the Waldos, here are a few ground rules:
  • Cover of Katie Got Bandz Talks On "Drillary Clinton 2", Chicago's Violence & More
    Katie Got Bandz is one of the few female MCs in the Chicago drill movement that is currently making waves in the entire rap scene.
  • Cover of Stream Highlights From Nas' "Illmatic XX"
    Nas' re-release of his classic debut effort Illmatic officially arrives on April 19th. Illmatic XX, as it's called, comes with an entire new disc of remixes from the Illmatic era as well as remastered versions of all the tracks on the original LP.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Is Suing The City Of Philadelphia
    On Halloween of 2012, Meek Mill was arrested after being pulled over in Philadelphia. The rapper was cuffed when he refused to let police search his vehicle, claiming that they smelled Marijuana coming from the car.
  • Cover of Listen To Snippets From Future's "Honest" Album
    Future is finally getting ready to release his sophomore album, Honest on April 22nd. The album is set to feature guest appearances from Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Young Scooter, Drake, Andre 3000, Pusha T, Pharrell, Casino, and more.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Announces New Mixtape, Debuts New Songs
    Mac Miller has been extremely prolific over the last year or so, and seems that his output is only accelerating.
  • Cover of Nas Leaked "Illmatic" Prior To Its Release
     Yesterday, REVOLT TV played host to Nas for a discussion surrounding the 20th anniversary of his classic debut, Illmatic. Among other things, Nas revealed that he himself had contributed to the infamous leak of the album before its release date:
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake Lead Rap And R&B Billboard Music Award Nominations
    The nominations for the annual Billboard Music Awards have arrived today. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering these guys dominated the Billboard 200 over the last year, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are among the top contenders with eleven and ten nominations respectively.
  • Cover of Nas Discusses The "Dream Team" Behind "Illmatic"
     The month that marks the 20th anniversary of the brilliant Nas classic, Illmatic is upon us and it has all who were around for the album's release looking back in introspection about the influential record.
  • Cover of Future Talks On Music Video For Next Single "I Won" With Kanye West, Shot By Hype Williams [Update: Official Single Artwork Revealed]
    Future is in full album mode, after releasing the Sonny Digital-produced "Covered N Money" the other week off the upcoming Honest album, he'll be releasing another new single on March 31st. This one is definitely one of the more anticipated cuts, as it features Kanye West, "I Won."
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T. Talks "Cadillactica", Working With Lil Boosie And Jeezy
    After Big K.R.I.T. released a trailer for his upcoming album Cadillactica last month, anticipation for the project has now reached a fever pitch. NahRight sat down with the Mississippi MC to get some insight on the album, as well as studio time that he's recently had with Lil Boosie and Jeezy. 
  • Cover of Drake Puts Up "6" Billboard In Toronto [Update: Billboard Is Fake]
    Drake's newest track, "Days In The East" arrived out of the blue and in the middle of the night-- neither of which is out of character for Drizzy. What was a little more mysterious however, was the simplistic cover art, all black with a red 6 in the lower right hand corner.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 3
    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 Ladies Night: Dopest Videos By Female Rappers
    "This is ladies night and our rhymes is tight, oh this is ladies night...," Missy Elliott sang on the 1997 hit track, "Ladies Night" that she collaborated on with Angie Martinez, Lil Kim, Left Eye and Da Brat. The song was featured on the "Nothing to Lose" soundtrack.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Reportedly Made $1.3 Mil Last Year Despite Legal Troubles
     Gucci Mane may be behind bars but that doesn't stop him from raking in the dough. So how exactly does he do it? Noisey decided to find out and they got in touch with Ronald “Caveman” Rosario (AKA Gucci's "Money Guy" and co-executive producer for his The State vs.
  • Cover of Classic Rotation: MF Doom & Madlib's "Madvillainy" 10 Years Later
    On certain occasions obscure and experimental sounds explode into something extraordinary. An explosion that is heard from far away, from one end of their genre to the other, even spilling over into other disciplines, effecting everyone from A to Z with their creative ooze. Too much? Perhaps.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 15-21)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of The Beat Konducta: Madlib's Best Collaborations
    With his dusty, warped, sample-heavy sound almost instantly recognizable at this point, Madlib has carved out quite a niche for himself in the underground hip-hop world.
  • Cover of Master P's Estranged Wife Is Reportedly On Welfare And Has Moved In With Romeo
    You might recall, if you're young enough, the perfect family dynamic Master P maintained on the old Nickelodeon sitcom on his son's vehicle, "Romeo!" It seems that Master P's real family's situation is less ideal than that depicted on the idyllic kids' show, as his estranged wife, Sonya Miller, is petitioning for a div
  • Cover of Yes Yes: Slum Village Talks New Music, Doughnuts & J. Dilla
    Detroit rap group Slum Village has certainly endured a lot in its 18 years. Members have tragically passed on, while others have left the group for various reasons. T3 is the only original member left. But despite all that; the veteran rap group personifies Detroit hip-hop.
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