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Eminem Says Hip Hop "In A Good Place Right Now"
Eminem Says Hip Hop "In A Good Place Right Now" Jul 17, 2015 at 05:12pm
In a new interview with the New York Times, Eminem stated his belief that hip hop is in a good place in 2015. The interview mostly addressed Eminem's role and experience working on the soundtrack for the upcoming 50 Cent-produced film Southpaw, but also took the time to share his opinion on the state of the genre. Here's what he had to say:
Best Freestyles Of 2015 (So Far)
Best Freestyles Of 2015 (So Far) Jul 16, 2015 at 05:07pm
2015 has truly been a landmark year for hip-hop. There have been countless quality album releases from rappers all over, impressive music videos, and the emergence of a new crop of rappers. The ambition and attention to detail on this year’s releases, exemplified by their authoring emcees is indicative of a current renaissance in hip-hop.
Birdman Is Now Suing TIDAL Over "Free Weezy Album"
Birdman Is Now Suing TIDAL Over "Free Weezy Album" Jul 16, 2015 at 02:35pm
Yeeesh. This Birdman/Lil Wayne beef is getting confusing, and is definitely far from over. We've heard Lil Wayne going at his Cash Money counterparts on his recent project FWA, and recently the two reportedly clashed while at the same Miami nightclub.
Young Thug & Birdman Reportedly Named In Indictment In Lil Wayne's Tour Bus Shooting
Young Thug & Birdman Reportedly Named In Indictment In Lil Wayne's Tour Bus Shooting Jul 15, 2015 at 11:58pm
Atlanta reporter Mike Petchenik, of WSBTV news station, just made some major allegations Wednesday night that will definitely shake up the on-going beef between Birdman, Young Thug and Lil Wayne. According to Petchenik, Young Thug and Birdman were named in an indictment that alleges the two’s involvement in a conspiracy to kill Lil Wayne back in April.
6 Ls Birdman Took In 2015
6 Ls Birdman Took In 2015 Jul 14, 2015 at 01:00pm
Since the defection and lawsuit of former right-hand man Lil Wayne at the top of 2015, Birdman has been taking one L after another. He has few if any reputed allies left, and evidence strongly suggests that neither Nicki Minaj nor Drake will be returning to Cash Money once their contracts expire. Let's look back at the first half of 2015 through the lens of Birdman-related fiascos.
Birdman Reportedly Pissed That Tyga Dropped His Album On Spotify
Birdman Reportedly Pissed That Tyga Dropped His Album On Spotify Jul 13, 2015 at 11:02am
Tyga dropped his latest album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty out of nowhere, opting to first make it available via a free Spotify stream. Later that same week the album became available on iTunes, but the first week sales failed to really impress, at a reported 2,200 copies.
Weezy Be Like: FWA's Sickest Similes
Weezy Be Like: FWA's Sickest Similes Jul 12, 2015 at 01:28pm
While the response to Lil Wayne’s Free Weezy Album has been polarizing, detractors and fans of the album alike have no problem admitting that Tunechi’s ability to artfully string together some sick verbiage is still intact. With or without auto-tune, the New Orleans emcee is a master of the simile, always dependable when it comes to dropping bars that drop our jaws. Whether you can get down to FWA or not, the TIDAL exclusive’s silver lining is the fact that Lil Wayne’s lyrics usually still deliver.
Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd Headline First Ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival
Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd Headline First Ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Jul 10, 2015 at 06:14pm
Billboard have long been successful in their recording sales through their many charts, and today they've decided to expand their brand with the announcement of the first Hot 100 music festival. Named after their most famous chart, the lineup is made up of many big names, but is not exclusive to those who perform well by Billboard's standards.
Review: Lil Wayne's "Free Weezy Album"
Review: Lil Wayne's "Free Weezy Album" Jul 9, 2015 at 06:20pm
After dominating the majority of the most recent millennium, Free Weezy Album marks Lil Wayne's first foray into generating music without the safety net of the Cash Money Records machine that helped make him. More than that, it’s Weezy’s first opportunity to air a slew of infamous grievances, whether it be his fallout with Birdman or new beefs. Of paramount, though, it is the beginning of one of the game’s most dangerous MC's independence.
Lil Wayne On Young Thug's "Barter 6": "I Appreciate Everything About It If He's A Fan"
Lil Wayne On Young Thug's "Barter 6": "I Appreciate Everything About It If He's A Fan" Jul 8, 2015 at 12:47pm
Lil Wayne made a special call into Q93 last night to talk about his upcoming Lil Weezyana Fest, an event that will see him reuniting with the Hot Boys (minus the incarcerated B.G., we assume) on stage. Things quickly turned into a history lesson, as Wayne shared some stories of his early days recording with Juvenile and the boys. 
Lil Wayne Announces Lil Weezyana Fest, Hot Boys Reunion
Lil Wayne Announces Lil Weezyana Fest, Hot Boys Reunion Jul 7, 2015 at 06:45pm
Lil Wayne has done a lot of things in his nearly two-decade-long career, but he's never thrown a festival. With the announcement of Lil Weezyana Fest, Wayne can now check that off his long list of accomplishments.
Top Tracks: June 29 - July 5
Top Tracks: June 29 - July 5 Jul 7, 2015 at 09:43am
Not surprisingly, the Top 10 for the week of July 4th was largely music that would sound good out of an outdoor sound system. Not a sad song in the bunch. Let’s get to it. 10) French Montana ft. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross - Lose It (Gucci Mane)  
Lil Wayne’s Best Pop Culture References In "FWA"
Lil Wayne’s Best Pop Culture References In "FWA" Jul 6, 2015 at 04:23pm
Lil Wayne fans are familiar with his associative, stream of consciousness, lean-induced lyrical style, which lends itself to lots of punchlines and pop culture references. It has been well-documented that he records lyrics on his portable microphone and never writes them down. FWA is no different, as Weezy utilizes his encyclopedia knowledge of sports, politics, films, and TV shows as means to express his thoughts about money, drugs, and women. It is when he uses these sorts of comparisons that he is often at his funniest and most insightful.
Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For Lil Wayne's "Free Weezy Album"
Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For Lil Wayne's "Free Weezy Album" Jul 3, 2015 at 10:20pm
After several setbacks and delays, Lil Wayne’s highly anticipated Free Weezy Album will finally be available for the public at midnight EST tonight! While info on the album has been pretty much non-existent thus far, fans can now get a glimpse at what’s to come as the album’s artwork and tracklist just surfaced online via LilWayneHQ.
Natural Born Hustlers: Top 5 Rapper CEOs
Natural Born Hustlers: Top 5 Rapper CEOs Jul 1, 2015 at 12:33pm
The rap game is filled with natural born hustlers, that much is undeniable. It is truly astonishing, looking at how so many MCs, since the inception of the genre itself, have successfully used hip-hop as a platform to become titans of multiple industries. Even though Jay Z (spoiler alert: he’s on this list) was the one who coined the phrase “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man,” he has not been the only rapper to make it a reality.
The 10 Craziest Tour Riders In Hip-Hop
The 10 Craziest Tour Riders In Hip-Hop Jun 30, 2015 at 11:17am
What are the necessary ingredients to a great hip hop show? Well, there's a crowd, a good sound system, a capable DJ, a charismatic performer and lights, but then there are the factors that go largely unseen by attendees. These luxuries demanded by performers are listed on pieces of paper commonly called riders, and every so often, one will get leaked out to the public, usually resulting in shock and scoffing. 
Top Tracks: June 22 - June 28
Top Tracks: June 22 - June 28 Jun 29, 2015 at 07:22pm
Very few tracks were able to hang on to their Top 10 spots this week. Fetty Wap was one of few artists to prove he has staying power, if his BET Awards performance didn’t do it for you. Let’s get to it. 10) Chris Brown – Liqour