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  • Cover of Ab-Soul Explains How Meek Mill Influenced "Christopher DRONEr"
    Ab-Soul recently released a single, "Christopher DRONEr" which calls back to the February 2013 Christopher Dorner case. For those not familiar with the tragedy, Dorner was a one time police officer who went on a killing spree of LAPD officers, before taking his own life.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: August 1-8
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics 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 Mike WiLL Made It Covers Billboard & Talks About Miley Cyrus
    Mike Will Made It is getting a lot of publicity these days.  Not only has he been one of the hottest producers in hip hop over the past year, but he has started to branch out to cross-genre records and producing for the likes of Miley Cyrus. 
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Thinks Macklemore Should Win VMA For Best Hip-Hop Video Over Kendrick Lamar
    Although it seems like the Black Hippy rappers are loyal to each other, ScHoolboy Q still has to give props where props are due.
  • Cover of Robin Thicke Gets First #1 Debut Ever With "Blurred Lines"
    Robin Thicke did a lot of promo and released basically every song off his new album Blurred Lines prior to its release-- and the tactic worked, because Thicke nabbed has first ever debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. The singer sold 177,000 copies in opening week, debuting at #1. Congrats to Robin!
  • Cover of First Week Sales For "Rich Gang" Compilation Album
    The numbers are in for the Rich Gang compilation album. Even without Drake, the YMCMB family and friends collaborative record debuted within the top 10 of the Billboard 200.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q & Mac Miller Cover Mass Appeal
    It's pretty common knowledge, if you follow either rapper on Twitter or any form of social media, that ScHoolboy Q and Mac Miller are friends-- Mac seems to be friendly with a lot of the TDE camp, with Q and Ab-Soul both appearing on Watching Movies With The Sound Off.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Reveals Themes Of "Oxymoron," J. Cole Has Production On It
    ScHoolboy Q is next up on the Black Hippy docket, and fans have been anticipating his new album, Oxymoron, for quite some time now.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Covers Billboard Magazine
     By now I'm sure you're aware of Jay-Z's upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail. With a release date only about two weeks away, Billboard Magazine decided to put Hov on the cover of their latest issue.
  • Cover of Miguel Reportedly Ordered Not To Jump Over Crowd At Billboard Music Awards [Update: Miguel's Rep Denies This]
    Miguel's leg-drop situation doesn't seem to be improving. First, it seemed like everything would be fine, as the victim of his infamous leg-drop at the Billboard Music Awards seemed to be in good spirits following the incident.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Plans 50 Cent Feature For "Oxymoron" Intro
    Schoolboy Q is prepping his major label debut Oxymoron, and while he's already let go of a few features on the project, he still has at least one more feature to pursue to complete his vision.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: May 23-30
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics 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 J. Cole Covers Billboard Magazine
    After liberating a brand new record off his upcoming album Born Sinner tonight, J. Cole keeps his name in the news by covering the June issue of Billboard Magazine. 
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (May 11-17)
    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 Lyrics Of The Week: May 10-16
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics 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 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Cover Billboard Magazine
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have been dominating the Billboard charts, whether it's on the Billboard 200 with their album The Heist, or with their singles "Can't Hold Us" and "Thrift Shop" on the Hot 100. So, it's only right that the rapper and producer nab the cover for the upcoming issue of Billboard magazine.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown & More Performing At Billboard Music Awards
    Billboard has started to follow the trend of big collaborations, which seems to dominate urban music, and has set up some monster collabo performances at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.  Some of the biggest names in hip hop, and in music, will take the stage together as Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj are set
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: April 26 - May 2
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics 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 2013 XXL Freshmen Class Compilation Mixtape Released
    XXL and DJ Drama have linked up to bring you a mixtape from the XXL Freshmen class of 2013. The compilation features a buch of exclusives from the entire class: Schoolboy Q, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Angel Haze and Dizzy Wright. 
  • Cover of Black Hippy Cover RESPECT Magazine
    As TDE's Black Hippy crew, consisting of Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock, continue their music industry takeover, they've landed the cover of hip-hop magazine RESPECT. The issue hits newsstands on April 30th. Check out the cover above. [via]
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q Talk XXL Freshman & Rick Ross Controversy
    Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q recently visited DJ Drama while out in Atlanta, and the two TDE rappers spoke on a bunch of current topics, such as the "Hottest MCs" list, Rick Ross' date rape lyrics, and the XXL Freshmen of 2013.
  • Cover of Young Jeezy To Appear On Remix Of ScHoolboy Q's "Yay Yay"
    We were all pretty stoked when ScHoolboy Q dropped the Boi-1da-produced banger "Yay Yay" last month, as he'd been keeping relatively quiet for quite a while. Now he's taken to Twitter to announce a remix of the single featuring CTE's Young Jeezy.
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's "Thrift Shop" Sets New Record On Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart
  • Cover of XXL & Monster Energy Announce The "XXL Freshmen Live 2013" Tour
    XXL announced the new class of Freshmen just a week ago, but big things are already on the way.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Discusses His Personality, Joining TDE & His Fashion Sense
    ScHoolboy Q may have been the last member to join Black Hippy, but he seems to be the next one coming up on the TDE label. The bucket-hat-wearing rapper has been doing a string of interviews lately, and his most recent one was with The Fader.
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