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  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 24)
    This week on hip-hop: Labels, labels, labels. Either because the record heads can't get it together or the artists don't want to play the game, the past couple of days saw two rappers at odds with their respective labels. Chief Keef is on the verge of getting dropped from Interscope.
  • Cover of Usher Covers Billboard Magazine
    Usher is the face of the latest issue of Billboard magazine, and with that comes an interview. During the interview Usher discusses his love life, which now includes Grace Miguel, a woman eight years his senior who also manages his career. He also talks about his delayed album.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 17)
    We live in strange times — times where 42-year-old OGs beef on Instagram with Australian pop rap artists in their 20s. This ain't fiction: Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea were going at it. The "beef" had one artist recalling one that she had with another OG from the south.
  • Cover of Drake Surpasses The Beatles' Number Of Billboard Hot 100 Singles
    Drake still may still be looking for a Hot 100 number one as a lead artist, but his sheer number of entries to the chart is nothing to scoff at. In fact, this week it saw him passing one of the biggest and most respected musical acts of all time. That's right, Drizzy now has more Hot 100 singles than The Beatles.
  • Cover of Andre 3000 Covers Billboard, Talks Solo Album, $100k Verses & More
    Andre 3000 is coming out of his shell in order to promote the Jimi Hendrix film, "Jimi: All By My Side." We've seen him do several interviews as we lead up to the film's release date, which is actually today, and now he's on the cover of Billboard magazine.
  • Cover of Chris Brown's "X" Debuts At #2
    The numbers have arrived for Chris Brown's long-awaited album X. The projections determined that Breezy's new album would sell around 120,000 units opening week. However, the final numbers surpass this.
  • Cover of Rap By Numbers: A Break Down Of Hip-Hop Sales & More
    Since it's evolution from the late 1980s, hip-hop music has gone from strength to strength. Nothing tells the story of this success better than seeing the facts by numbers.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Chris Brown's "X"
    Earlier today we received a full album stream for Chris Brown's new album X, which just dropped today. Now we've received the first week sales projections for X as well.
  • Cover of First Week Album Sales For Jeezy's "Seen It All"
    You've heard the singles, copped the album and read our review. Now all that's left for Jeezy's Seen It All: The Autobiography (besides award nominations) is the first week sales number, and it doesn't disappoint.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Says He's Working On A New Album For Next Year
    ScHoolboy Q is still on his Oxymoron tip, but that doesn't mean he hasn't started working on his next project. We recently caught up with the West Coast native and found out the album process has begun, although it's in the early stages.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Covers Billboard Magazine [Update: Chris Brown Speaks On Prison, Assault Case]
    With Chris Brown set to release his new album X on September 16th, the oft-troubled R&B star has popped up on the cover of Billboard Magazine's latest issue. Check out the cover above, and read an excerpt from his interview below.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Speaks On "Oxymoron" Follow-Up, Black Hippy Album
    ScHoolboy Q has expressed doubt that a Black Hippy album will come to fruition, citing his solo career as coming first at this point in time.
  • Cover of Common's First Week Sales For "Nobody's Smiling"
    Here goes the first week sales for Common's tenth studio album, Nobody's Smiling, which also marked his departure from G.O.O.D. Music as he joined No I.D.'s Def Jam imprint. The album was also entirely produced by No I.D.
  • Cover of Drake Surpasses Usher For Most No. 1s On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart
    Drake broke a Billboard record this week, surpassing Usher for the most no. 1 records on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts since its inception 22 years ago.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Calls Out Drake, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q In Sydney Freestyle
    Childish Gambino has never been one for fighting words, but apparently something was in the air this weekend in Australia. The California-born rapper performed at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Sunday night (July 27th) and left attendees with a show worth remembering.
  • 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 Iggy Azalea Is Third Artist Ever To Replace Herself On The Top Of The Charts
    Mariah Carey, OutKast, and... Iggy Azalea? Now that Ariana Grande and Iggy's song "Prolem" has replaced Charli XCX and Iggy's "Fancy" at the top of the charts, that's the list of the only artists in history to replace themselves with number one songs.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Announces "King Of The Fall" Tour With Schoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
    With The Weeknd surprising fans the other night with the release of his newest record “Often”, no one thought he’d be back tonight with another surprise announcement for us.
  • Cover of Stream Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
    Here it is, the moment every TDE fan has been waiting for: the stream of Ab-Soul's long-awaited These Days... The album leaked in entirety yesterday, so it appears that Soulo wanted to counter the leak with a SoundCloud stream of his own -- check it out below.
  • Cover of Mase Reveals New Single "Billboard" To Feature Kanye West & Rick Ross
    Mase is getting back into the swing of things as he prepares to drop a new album, titled Now We Even, in the fall of 2014, which will be his first album since 2004's Welcome Back.
  • Cover of Three People Injured In Shooting After Nas & ScHoolboy Q Concert [Update: Schoolboy Q's Car Was Shot At]
    A shooting has taken place in Denver, Colorado, this morning (June 20th) following a concert featuring performances from Nas, ScHoolboy Q, and Flying Lotus. Occurring in the parking lot outside of the concert venue, the shots fired resulted in three injuries.
  • Cover of Listen To Snippets From Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
    Just a day after Ab-Soul let us in on the These Days... tracklist, Amazon has made snippets of each of the album's tracks available for streaming.
  • Cover of Jennifer Lopez Looks Smokin' On The Cover Of Billboard Magazine
    Buzz has been high for Jennifer Lopez's upcoming album, A.K.A., which drops on Tuesday, and it should only get higher following J. Lo's sexy cover shoot for Billboard magazine. Check out the full spread in the gallery above.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For 50 Cent's "Animal Ambition" Are Here
    The numbers have arrived for 50 Cent's new solo album Animal Ambition. The album, which dropped on June 3rd, was projected to move around 30,000-35,000 units opening week.
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