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  • Cover of Tink Announces Timbaland-Produced "Ratchet Commandments" Single, Shares Artwork
    Tink is someone who we've had our eyes on for a while, and 2015 is shaping up to be her big year. After being signed by Timbaland last year and nabbing a Fader cover this month, the Chicago MC has now announced the first single from her forthcoming debut album.
  • Cover of Kanye West Speaks On His New Album, Destroying Exclusivity & "The Ye Button" With Zane Lowe
    We just heard Kanye West's new interview with Zane Lowe for BBC 1, and as expected it was full of inspirational, passionate, and hilarious moments.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Gave Michael Jackson's Son A Preview Of His New Album
    Kendrick Lamar has been kind of stingy with sharing new music this year, leaking tracks off his untitled album sparingly. The two official singles he has shared, "i" and "The Blacker the Berry," are enough to get most of us hype for what's to come, and fiend for more (so the plan is working).
  • Cover of '3-Peat' Air Jordan 8 Officially Unveiled
    DOG, Jordan Brand just dropped a bomb on us this morning.After hearing of some rumors, it was confirmed that the '3-Peat,' or 'Three Time's A Charm,' Air Jordan 8 will be joining the classic 'Aqua' and 'Chrome' colorways in 2015.
  • Cover of Jordan Brand's 2015 Holiday Lineup Revealed
    We finally have confirmation regarding some of our favorite sneaker rumors. According to Nike's PR Director, Heidi Burgett, Jordan Brand will be coming on strong this Holiday season with the Jordan 8s, as well as some other classics and new-looks Js.
  • Cover of Remix Fix: Team Supreme Takes On Tweet & Missy Elliott's "Oops"
    In 2002, one-hit-wonder Tweet, dropped that one hit that jumped to number one on Billboard' hip hop chart and all the way to lucky number seven on the hot 100 chart.
  • Cover of Classic Rotation: Eminem's "Slim Shady LP"
    "In my entire career in the music industry, I have never found anything from a demo tape or a CD. When Jimmy played [Eminem’s demo], I said, 'Find him. Now.'” -Dr. Dre
  • Cover of Rise & Grind: 15 Songs To Start Your Day
    Waking up isn't always easy. Why would anyone want to leave the comfort of their warm bed to enter out in to the world? It almost doesn't make sense when you think about it. But we all have responsibilities, and we can't waste our entire lives away sleeping!
  • Cover of Review: Juicy J's "Blue Dream & Lean 2"
    In the era of Yeezus Christ and King Kendrick, it's easy to fall into the mindset that every hip-hop album should be an experiment in pushing hip-hop forward. Every track should ooze with idealism and what's new. This feeling goes double for mixtapes.
  • Cover of Common and John Legend Win An Oscar For "Glory"
    In 2006, Three 6 Mafia won an Oscar for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp," from the "Hustle & Flow" soundtrack. Nine years later, at tonight's Academy Awards, another rapper--Common--has taken home the golden statue for Best Original Song.
  • Cover of Juicy J's Rap Career Might Be Nearing An End
    Last week's Juicy J mixtape, Blue Dream & Lean 2, was a treat for fans awaiting his upcoming album THC: The Hustle Continues. J begins the mixtape track "Don't Trust" saying THC will drop "sometime in July." Though Juice didn't release an album last year, he's been busy in other areas of the industry. In late 2011,
  • Cover of 2014-15 NBA Second Half Preview: Eastern Conference
    NBA fans have been truly #blessed this season. The Western Conference is as loaded as ever. The East is finally making a statement of its own. Young talent like Giannis “The Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo and Andrew Wiggins are developing into promising stars.
  • Cover of Cipha Sounds Is Leaving HOT 97 [Update: Cipha Headed To Roc Nation]
    HOT 97 has been a presence in New York hip hop culture for decades, and the many of the on-air personalities and DJs have been around since the 90s.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: February 22
    Obviously the biggest topic of this week's Charts is Drizzy Drake. The rapper utilized the surprise release tactic that we've seen several artists find success with over the last year or two, and it definitely paid off for him as well.
  • Cover of What’s New In Battle Rap (February 20)
    Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media.
  • Cover of Amber Rose Responds To Kanye West's Comment About Taking "30 Showers"
    Kanye West has shaken up the internet today, thanks to his lengthy and revealing interview with The Breakfast Club.
  • Cover of TBT: Talib Kweli
    Talib Kweli is one of Brooklyn's many great MCs. In 1998 he linked up with fellow Brooklynite Mos Def for the lone Black Star LP, a record that is still influencing rappers today.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & Mary J. Blige To Headline Essence Festival 2015
    It's no accident that most festival lineups are announced in the dead of winter. The thought of seeing your favorite artists performing on a beautiful summer day seems so unattainable during the miserably cold season that buying tickets to an event 6 months away seems like your only escape. 
  • Cover of Artists With A Dope Aesthetic
    The rap game is all about your aesthetic. What you do, how you do it, how you look and how you market yourself are all a massive factor in a successful career. Some rappers take their aesthetic to the next level, creating something completely unique out of their brand.
  • Cover of Tink Covers The Fader
    Tink is poised for success. With Timbaland backing the rapper-slash-singer, and a strong buzz thanks to the producer leaking a few records during a Breakfast Club sit-down last year, she has the rap game's full attention.
  • Cover of Juicy J's 5 Most Ratchet Mixtapes
    Were it not for Juicy J, "ratchet" would not be nearly as popular a term as it currently is.
  • Cover of Assassin Details His Contribution To Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker The Berry"
    Kendrick Lamar's new song "The Blacker The Berry" once again put the internet topsy-turvy, with the rapper dropping it the day after The Grammys and managing to take the spotlight away from the awards show, instead placing it on his powerful record.
  • Cover of Rick Ross & Meek Mill Reportedly Involved In Club Brawl During All-Star Weekend
    It's not out of the ordinary for a fight to break out at an MMG event, but this time, Rick Ross and Meek Mill may have been a little closer to the action than usual.
  • Cover of Ray J's Girlfriend Arrested For Allegedly Beating Him Up
    Most of the time when we hear about domestic violence, the woman tends to be on the receiving end of the battery, but that wasn't the case with Ray J and girlfriend Princess Love.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: February 15
    Kid Ink's sophomore effort hit the Billboard 200 this week, although it didn't perform quite as well as his debut My Own Lane. My Own Lane pushed 50,000 copies out opening week, which was deemed a strong release, especially for an independently-signed rapper's debut.
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