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  • 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.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: March 9
    There are only two new entries within the top 10 of the Billboard 200 this week, and they belong to two rappers: ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi. As we said last week, Q was projected to move 150-160k, but fell slightly under that by moving 138,950 copies opening week.
  • Cover of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    When Macklemore is recognized in any hip hop category, the reaction is usually nothing short of an uproar. So was the case with his Best Rap Album Grammy win over Kendrick Lamar, yet Mack continues to come out on top.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" Debuts At No. 1, Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight" At No. 4
    The numbers are in for both ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Kid Cudi's Satellite Flight albums. Last week, according to projections, Q was on track to move 150-160k, while Cudder was looking like he'd sell 90-95k.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Addresses The Assumption That He Has "No Substance", Says New Rappers Are "Too Nice"
    Beyond the singles, ScHoolboy Q's new album, Oxymoron is gangsta rap through and through.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Explains Top Dawg's Success
    We now know Kendrick Lamar is planning to release a new album in September, but Kendrick took a pause to consider his success so far.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Billboard [Update: Kendrick Planning To Drop New LP In September]
    There's no denying that Top Dawg has come up. With ScHoolboy Q's highly anticipated Oxymoron album about to take over the Billboard 200 and debut at #1, and with Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city still doing numbers on the charts, both rappers have been tapped by Billboard to cover their upcoming issue.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Speaks On Origin Of Name & Pill Addiction
    ScHoolboy Q released his major label debut, Oxymoron just this week, but he's been conceptualizing it for years. In an extensive interview with NPR, Q spoke at length about the themes and titles he chose for his albums in advance, the origin of his name, as well as his battle with addiction. 
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Says "Druggys Wit Hoes Pt. 3" Will Drop Next Month
    ScHoolboy Q has kept the "Druggys Wit Hoes" theme going over the years, with the first collaboration with his Black Hippy counterpart Ab-Soul arriving on his Setbacks album, and then a second edition, "Druggys Wit Hoes Again", also featuring Soulo, appearing on his last LP Habits & Contradictions.
  • Cover of Review: ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron"
    An important facet of memorable groups throughout hip-hop history is chemistry: the dynamics every member brings to the table is an essential part of a group's success.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" & Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight" First Week Sales Projections
    With both ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Kid Cudi's Satellite Flight out now (although the latter is only out digitally), we've received first week sales projections for each.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Says He Hated "Break The Bank", Has 5 More Records With Alchemist
    ScHoolboy Q released his major label debut, Oxymoron today, which features some pretty crazy production credits, including work from Pharrell, Mike WiLL Made It, Tyler, The Creator and DJ Dahi. One of the most interesting collaborations however is with Alchemist on "Break The Bank".
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa Discusses "Blacc Hollywood" and Smoking Pot With Miley Cyrus
    For those dying to hear from Wiz about some new stuff, he stopped by Billboard's offices in New York to talk about his upcoming ventures, including albums, massive tours, and surprising collaborations. Blacc Hollywood is nearing its completions, however Wiz points out that it's "not all the way put toget
  • Cover of Stream ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" In Its Entirety
    ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron was one of the most anticipated rap albums in some time. As anticipation goes these days, fans were not necessarily waiting for the release date, but for the leak date. A few days ago, it finally happened, and as a result, Q is streaming the album in its entirety on iTunes. 
  • 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.
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