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  • 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.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Covers Billboard Magazine
    With Iggy Azalea taking over the Billboard charts these days, it's only appropriate they tap her for the cover of their latest magazine issue.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Has No. 1 & 2 Spot On Billboard Hot 100 Chart
    Last week we heard that Iggy Azalea's lead single "Fancy" went platinum, and now more good news has come pouring in for the Australian bombshell. Not only is "Fancy" platinum-selling, it has also topped Billboard's Hot 100 chart, which rose from 2-1 this past week.
  • Cover of Schoolboy Q Talks Black Hippy Album And His Brief Break From Smoking
    Last Saturday, Schoolboy Q was one of many performers to take the stage at Power 106's annual PowerHouse concert in L.A., but before his set with Isaiah Rashad, Q chatted backstage with Rap-Up TV.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" Has Gone Platinum
    Iggy Azalea had a hard time finding a single to connect with audiences. The rapper experienced many delays of her debut album The New Classic, and much of that can probably be attributed to her singles' underwhelming performances.
  • Cover of Justin Timberlake, Eminem Win Billboard Music Awards
    Last night the Billboard Music Awards went down, and we saw performances from Iggy Azalea, John Legend, a Michael Jackson hologram and more. The event was hosted by Ludacris, and a multitude of awards were also given out during the night.
  • Cover of Watch Billboard Music Award Performances From John Legend, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez And A Michael Jackson Hologram
    The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are currently unfolding at MGM's Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Ludacris holding down hosting duties for the evening, his first time doing so for this particular event.
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