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  • 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.
  • Cover of Release Date For ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" To Be Announced Next Week
    Last night we received new music from ScHoolboy Q which, funnily enough, was titled "Man of the Year," however it's not from Q's highly anticipated album Oxymoron, rather it's from the soundtrack of NBA Live 14.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Aims To Shed Light On Classic Gangster Rap With His New "Oxymoron" Album
    In a new interview with MTV News, TDE's ScHoolboy Q reiterated his status as a gangster rapper. 
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Calls Nas His Favorite Rapper, Jay Z "The Best To Ever Rap"
    ScHoolboy Q may be from the west coast, but like many rappers these days, his influences are varied. The TDE rapper spoke with BRealTV about the assumption that he only pulls from artists from his region, and his position on the greatest rapper of all time.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Says The XXL Black Hippy Cover Is "So Disrespectful"
    TDE's Black Hippy recently graced the cover of XXL magazine, following which Ab-Soul took to Twitter to express his disdain for the fact that XXL went with the headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy..." Now ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock have joined in with Soulo's criticism of the magazine cover.
  • Cover of Eminem Covers Billboard Magazine
    This is as brief as it gets, folks. Eminem is the latest emcee to appear on the cover of Billboard magazine.  The title reads: "Marshall's Law - The Making And Marketing Of A Rap God's Return". The Marshall Mathers LP 2 drops next week.  Peep the cover in the gallery above.
  • Cover of TDE's Punch Says ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" Is 90% Done, May Still Come Out This Year
    When people think TDE, they think Black Hippy, but Terrence "Punch" Henderson is the man behind the scenes. The co-president's role involves both business and music, handling the general operations of the company as well as seeking out producers and artists that catch his interest.
  • Cover of TDE Set To Drop New Music This Week
    Last night, Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith announced via Twitter that he'd be dropping new material from the TDE camp this coming week.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Hints That "Oxymoron" Will Arrive In January
    This afternoon we were treated with a TDE remix of their newest signee, Isaiah Rashad's "Shot You Down." The track now feels more complete with added verses from ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock, and the additional hook.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Discusses Kendrick Lamar's Verse & His Own In BET Cypher
    Yesterday Travi$ Scott voiced his opinion on his own freestyle during the BET cyphers, saying he was "underwhelmed" by the beat. Today the talk of the BET cyphers continues, as ScHoolboy Q talks about the TDE cypher with Sway In The Morning.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul Cover XXL
    TDE just delivered a pretty memorable cypher on last night's BET Hip Hop awards, and now they're taking the cover of XXL. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock will appear on the front of the October/November 2013 issue, with a cover story on "Rap's Illest Crew".
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q On Kendrick Lamar's BET Cypher Verse: "I Didn't Know He Went At Drake"
    Much has been said about Kendrick's BET cypher verse, especially considering it hasn't even been released in full yet. There's been confusion over who the Compton rapper is targeting in the snippet, though most have assumed it to be Drake.
  • Cover of After 8 Years, Kanye West's "Gone" Debuts On Billboard Charts
     This week, Kanye West has one of the top songs in the country, but you won't find it on Yeezus. You’ll have to go back about 8 years and dig up Late Registration.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: September 20-26
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often 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 Danny Brown Reveals Tracklist For "Old"
    Danny Brown is gearing up to finally release his album, Old, through Fool's Gold label. He's been dropping leaks week by week, with the release date for the album in a week from now.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, ScHoolboy Q & More To Perform At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards
    Around a month ago BET revealed the nominations for this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards, which go down in Atlanta on September 28th.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" Delayed Due to Sample Clearance Issues, New Leak Coming Soon
    Although Schoolboy Q recently announced that he'd finished his new album "Oxymoron" and submitted it the label, it looks like the wait isn't over yet. Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, CEO of Top Dawg Entertainment, took to Twitter yesterday to explain the delayed release of the project, which is apparently stuck i
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