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  • 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.
  • Cover of Watch Full PowerHouse 2014 Sets From Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, YG, Schoolboy Q And Trey Songz
    Last night, Power 106's annual PowerHouse concert went down in L.A., bringing together a stellar lineup of hip-hop stars for an all-night concert event. If you missed the live stream of the event, have no fear -- most of the sets are now available to watch online.
  • Cover of Live Stream: Wiz Khalifa, ScHoolboy Q & More Perform At Powerhouse 2014
    Power 106 has assembled quite a lineup for this year's Power House event. Tonight, The Honda Centre will host the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, ScHoolboy Q, YG, Juicy J, Childish Gambino, Jennifer Lopez, Sage The Gemini and more. You can also make sure to expect plenty of surprise guests.
  • Cover of Ludacris Is Hosting The 2014 Billboard Music Awards
    The Billboard Music Awards are going down this Sunday on ABC, and today we've learned that they've tapped Ludacris to host the event. Luda has been busy filming "Fast & Furious 7", as well as putting in work on his long-awaited album Ludaversal. He released the single featuring Jeremih recently, "Party Girls."
  • Cover of Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports Celebrates One Year Anniversary
    Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports agency decided to go big for their first-year anniversary, by taking over New York's Times Square with a massive banner.
  • Cover of Schoolboy Q Goes Off On Twitter User For Criticizing His Music
    Last evening, Schoolboy Q found himself the target of an offhand diss by Twitter user OfficiallyIce, who some call a "ringleader of Black Twitter," and fired back, inciting an angry exchange between the two.
  • Cover of Mariah Carey Covers Billboard Magazine, Discusses New Album Roll Out & Contributors
    Mariah Carey album, tentatively titled The Art Of Letting Go, has had a rocky road thus far.The singer covered Billboard magazine with a black and white close-up shot, and inside the magazine, she spoke on her new plans for the album's roll out, featured artists, and the trouble she's experienced with getting her
  • Cover of Rapper-Endorsed Actavis Cough Syrup Ceases Production
    If you listen to current rap music, you may have heard the brand Actavis name-dropped a couple of times.
  • 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 50 Cent Reveals Schoolboy Q Feature On "Animal Ambition"
     Remember that 50 Cent and Schoolboy Q collaboration that was originally supposed to see life on Oxymoron, but never did? Well good news fam, it appears we’re about hear that record on 50’s new album Animal Ambition.
  • 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 ScHoolboy Q Covers The Source Magazine
    ScHoolboy Q is popping off, and we know this not only because of his sales for Oxymoron which landed him his very first (and TDE's first) #1 Billboard debut, but because he's getting magazine covers solo dolo, without the 'Black Hippy' affiliation/crew.
  • Cover of Power 106 Announce Powerhouse 2014 Line-Up, Nicki Minaj, YG & More Tapped
    As the summer approaches, we've been receiving new festival line-ups almost every week. Last week we found out who would be headlining Hot 97's annual Summer Jam, and today we've found out the line-up for the opposite coast's Powerhouse 2014 festival.
  • 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 Schoolboy Q Claims Delaware Rapper Used His Verse Without Permission
    A little known rapper from Delaware, who goes by the name Jim Cretes, made waves today when he released a brand new song with a verse on it by Schoolboy Q, called "Hustle 101." The only problem is Schoolboy Q doesn't think Cretes had the permission to use that verse. An angry Q railed on twitter:
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Calls SXSW "Corporate", Says He Won't Go Back
    ScHoolBoy Q tweeted his discontent with not getting into 50 Cent's show at SXSW, but apparently his issues with the festival go a little deeper than that. The Oxymoron rapper explained in an interview with the Washington Post that the festival has changed, in that the fans are no longer a priority. 
  • Cover of Crew Love: TDE
    Top Dawg Entertainment, or TDE for short, is one of the biggest success stories in hip-hop in recent memory.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: March 16
    This week we find Rick Ross atop on the Billboard 200 with his sixth studio album proving he's still got it. Mastermind managed to sell more than the projected amount, although he didn't quite reach 180k, he moved 179,215 copies.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 8-14)
    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 ScHoolboy Q Says He Was Denied Entrance To 50 Cent's SXSW Show
    As you are probably aware, the annual SXSW music conference has kicked off in Austin, Texas. The festival will continue into the weekend, and will give many new and veteran artists alike a chance to perform at various showcases. One such veteran MC is 50 Cent, who took the stage last night.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Regrets Signing To A Major Label
    ScHoolboy Q has been doing the interview circuit since the release of his major label debut, Oxymoron, and his most recent sit down with hot937.cbslocal.com, found him reflecting on his choice to go to Interscope, his many offers to do a line of bucket hats, and TDE's approach to releasing music.
  • Cover of 5 Hip-Hop Tours That Are Worth The Ticket Price
    Lets be real, most of us can't even afford to buy CDs at retail value. At least that's what we tell ourselves as we pirate just about every record we can get our hands on. That being said, there are some things in life that just aren't accessible for free on the internet no matter how badly we want them to be.
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