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  • Cover of Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Sold 60 Copies Of His $1000 Mixtape, "Mailbox Money"
    Nipsey Hussle, we have to hand it to you, you're a marketing genius. After the L.A. rapper announced that he'd be selling physical copies of his December mixtape Mailbox Money (which was available for free in digital form) for $1000, Hussle claims that he's sold 60 copies as of last Tuesday. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Covers Billboard Magazine
    After appearing on the cover of XXL magazine and writing his feature story himself, Kendrick Lamar has nabbed another magazine cover, this time with Billboard.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Fabolous' "The Young OG Project" [Update: Final Numbers Arrive From Billboard]
    Fabolous has sort of made a tradition out of dropping projects on Christmas day, and this year was no different with his new album The Young OG Project hitting iTunes on December 25th.
  • Cover of Nipsey Hussle Announces Official Release Date For "Mailbox Money" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    With a December release date previously announced for his next project, Mailbox Money, Nipsey took to twitter to announce the official release date for his upcomihng project, December 31st, making it possibly the last release of 2014.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint" Debuts At #2 On Billboard
    The numbers are in, and Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint comes in at #2 on Billboard with a total of 244,000 units.
  • Cover of Nipsey Hussle Explains Idea Behind "Mailbox Money"
    Nipsey Hussle announced last week, to our surprise, that he has a new album in the works, "the album before the album." Mailbox Money would warm-up the fans for the long-awaited Victory Lap album from Nipsey.
  • Cover of 10 Essential Jay Rock Tracks
    Los Angeles-based Jay Rock signed to Top Dawg Entertainment in 2007, long before "Money Trees" were providing Grammy-nominated types of shade. The rapper, real name Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr. was born in 1986 and started rapping in 2005, releasing a bunch of mixtapes and what not.
  • Cover of Nipsey Hussle Reveals Art For New Album "Mailbox Money" [Update: Hard Copies Will Be Sold For $1000]
    Although we haven't received an update on the long-awaited/long-delayed Victory Lap album from Nipsey Hussle, it is supposed to arrive in 2015. Whatever the case may be with that album, Nipsey is prepping another album to drop before Victory Lap, called Mailbox Money. The rapper revealed the artwork today.
  • Cover of The Art Of Storytelling: The Best Stories Told In 2014
    There's a lot of bickering about lyrical content in today's rap game--well, that's always been the case. But old-headed purists argue, and will continue to argue, that today's lyricists lack the depth of their long gone favorite MCs. Of course, what you look for in a rapper depends on your personal taste.
  • Cover of Mary J. Blige Covers Billboard Magazine
    Billboard magazine is giving us a preview of their second cover for December/January, and they've chosen another strong female artist to grace it, Mary J. Blige. The other artist we saw take over their cover was Nicki Minaj, discussing her upcoming album The Pinkprint.
  • Cover of Billboard Albums Chart To Begin Counting Digital Streams
    Although some may argue that Billboard's methods of charting hit songs and album sales will always be obsolete in the age of illegal downloading, free mixtapes and streaming services, the company's actually made quite a few changes over the past few years to modernize itself. Now, a few years after adding a separa
  • Cover of Tyler, The Creator Cries During N.E.R.D, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q & More Perform At Odd Future Carnival
    From the beginning, Odd Future's taste has been as visible as their music. When they first hit the scene, we knew they hated west coast jerking trends, and loved The Neptunes and Adventure Time.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers Billboard Magazine, Says "The Pinkprint" Will Be "Important To Hip-Hop"
    Nicki Minaj has been racking in the magazine covers as of late. Shortly after the December issue of V magazine was revealed, with the Queen of the Barbz on the front, we receive another December issue featuring Minaj from Billboard magazine.
  • 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.
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