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  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Feb. 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 Pharrell Covers Billboard Magazine
    On the heels of his new album announcement, Pharrell has snagged the cover of the upcoming issue of Billboard magazine.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: February 20
    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 ScHoolboy Q Admits He's Back On Lean; Says "My Music Sucks Right Now"
     To promote his upcoming album Oxymoron, TDE’s Schoolboy Q stopped by Hot 97 the other day for an exclusive listening party. Following the session, Q went over and paid a visit to Angie Martinez to talk about some serious topics including his drug habit.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Reveals He's On ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" [Update: ScHoolboy Says He's Not On "Oxymoron"]
    ScHoolboy Q revealed the official tracklist for Oxymoron earlier this month, which included features from the likes of Tyler, The Creator, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon and more. 50 Cent was not included amongst the many features, but according to Fif himself, he will appear on the album.
  • Cover of Watch The Live Stream As ScHoolboy Q Previews "Oxymoron"
    Today ScHoolboy Q hits the Listening Lounge, with host Peter Rosenberg, to preview his highly anticipated album Oxymoron. In the past few weeks at HNHH, we have been compiling every bit of information about the upcoming TDE project, but nothing beats hearing it for the first time.
  • Cover of TDE Announces Pre-Sale Numbers For ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron"
    ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron album is two weeks away and so anticipation is at an all-time high.
  • Cover of Everything We Know About ScHoolboy Q's Debut Album "Oxymoron" So Far
    So here's the run down. First there was news of a ScHoolboy Q album in 2013, and we thought it would arrive that same year. When that didn't happen, a lot of people started getting anxious.
  • Cover of The TDE Timeline: A Magnified Look At Top Dawg's Rise To The Top
    For Top Dawg Entertainment, it's been all grind. A decade ago, Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith began building the groundwork for the independent label. The first artist signed by Tiffith was Watts, Los Angeles rapper Jay Rock. The next was K-Dot, a king now known as Kendrick Lamar.
  • Cover of Trophies: Counting Down Drake's Number One Hits
    Since August 18 2012, Drake surpassed the legendary Jay Z in terms of number one records on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Jay Z held the title with nine number ones at the time, but Drizzy pulled in his tenth number one with being featured on 2 Chainz's "No Lie".
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Reveals Tracklist For "Oxymoron"
    The time has finally arrived for us to peep the tracklist for ScHoolboy Q's highly anticipated album Oxymoron. Based off the leaks we've received thus far, including a snippet of the track "Gangsta", we're in for some big things from the TDE rapper. 
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Announces "Oxymoron" Tour With Isaiah Rashad & Vince Staples
    With ScHoolboy Q's upcoming new album Oxymoron we will also be getting a new tour, the rapper announced today.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Discusses Cover Art For "Oxymoron"
    Now that an album release date and cover art has been revealed for TDE's rapper next-up, ScHoolboy Q, we are patiently playing the waiting game until February 25th. 
  • Cover of Ria Christina  - The Lead Girl Of Schoolboy Q's "Man Of The Year" (Interview & Gallery)
  • Cover of Jay Z & Beyonce Cover Billboard's 2014 "Power 100" Issue, Rank #1
    Billboard has released its 2014 "Power 100" list, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Jay Z and Beyonce were given the #1 spot on this list. This comes after the power couple earned the #1 spot of Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples list. Obviously money and power are connected. 
  • Cover of Album Cover Revealed For Schoolboy Q's "Oxymoron"
     The countdown is on for Schoolboy Q's highly anticipated debut album Oxymoron. With a February 25th release date that's right around the corner, the South Central L.A. rapper has went ahead and revealed the official artwork for his album on Monday night.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Kid Ink's "My Own Lane"
    The numbers have arrived for Kid Ink's RCA debut My Own Lane. The album was projected to move a respectable 40-45k opening week, and he actually surpassed that amount.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Answers Fan Questions Via Reddit AMA Session, Reveals Raekwon Collab
    During his debut AMA session on Reddit yesterday afternoon, ScHoolboy Q answered a series of questions from fans, revealing his ideal collaborators, the imminent release of the official Oxymoron artwork, a promotional tour for the album, a new collab with Raekwon titled "Blind Threats" and more.
  • Cover of Breakthrough Artists Of 2013
    As the Internet expands and social media continues to bring us all closer together, more and more artists are able to attain widespread exposure, for better or worse.
  • Cover of Drake, Jeezy, T.I., Juicy J, Pastor Troy & ScHoolboy Q Will Appear On Remixes Of Future's "Sh!t"
    We first heard rumors that Drake would be appearing on an official remix to Future's latest street banger, "Sh!t," but it looks like he won't be the only high profile rapper taking on the instrumental.
  • Cover of Beyonce's New Album Sold 80,000 Copies In 3 Hours [Update: First Week Sales Projections Are High]
    Jay Z hit us with some #NewRules earlier this year, but with the surprise launch of her self-titled album, Beyonce has introduced some #NewerRules-- and they're certainly working in her favor. Within the first 3 hours of hitting iTunes last night, queen Bey's new effort managed to move over 80,000 copies. 
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Announces "Oxymoron" Release Date
    Fans were getting thirsty for ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron, especially due to constant pushbacks, and a release date announcement that never came.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Discusses Bonding With Diddy
    In a recent interview with Vlad TV, ScHoolboy Q detailed a recent bonding experience he shared with Diddy. 
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: November 15-21
    Repetition remains a reality in the rap game, and specific bars tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Says Jay Z Won Nas Beef
    Jay Z and Nas had one of the best documented beefs in hip hop history.
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