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  • Cover of Future's New Album Will Be Called "Future Hendrix"
    Future just released his new album, Honest, this week, and while it's got its share of ballads, much of the record has a more aggressive tone than fans may have been expecting from it's pre-delay rollout.
  • Cover of J. Cole Announces Second Annual "Dollar & A Dream" Tour
     It looks like J. Cole is hitting the road again this summer, and at a bargain rate again. The Roc Nation artist announced late Tuesday night that he will be embarking on the second annual “Dollar & A Dream Tour.”  
  • Cover of Kanye West Asked James Franco To Do "Bound 2" Parody Live At His Wedding
    Kanye West is usually fairly sensitive when it comes to parodies of himself, but it seems like he's actually a fan of James Franco and Seth Rogen's infamous parody of the "Bound 2" video. 
  • Cover of Review: Future's "Honest"
    Future is lightyears ahead of his time. Since touching down in 2012 with his Epic Records debut album Pluto, the Freeband Gang founder has continued hustling as an artist. The sloppy, melodic flow Future introduced on Pluto has been used by virtually every trapper who’s poppin’ today, and U.O.E.N.O. it.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign & More To Perform At "Under The Influence" Tour 2014
    Wiz Khalifa has successfully turned "Under The Influence" into an annual tour. While the last two installments were co-headlining ventures, with Wiz sharing the large print with Mac Miller and ASAP Rocky respectively, this year will see Wiz as the sole headliner-- though there are still plenty of big names involved.
  • Cover of HNHH Presents Seagram Gin's 2015 Calendar Model Search
    This May and June, Seagram's Gin will be hosting four premium events to find the next 2015 Seagram's Gin Calendar Models. The search events will take place in L.A., Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago, but the ladies from all over the US will represent in the calendar. 
  • Cover of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell & More To Perform At iHeart Radio Music Awards
    iHeart Radio took to NBC's Twitter account today to announce a big line-up of performers at their forthcoming iHeart Radio Music Awards.
  • Cover of 20 Dope Hip-Hop Songs Made For Film
    On paper, recording a song for a film soundtrack is considered the ultimate form of selling out. The music itself is literally used as promotional material for a larger product. Music money is big, but movie money is on another level (ask Ludacris, who hasn't released an album since "Fast Five").
  • Cover of Happy 4/20: Hip-Hop's Weed Connection
    In the 90s and early 2000s, smoking marijuana was largely unaccepted and taboo. There was talk that weed was "dangerous," and despite debates and research showing that it was actually safe, and had possible healing properties, it remained banned in every US state.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: April 20
    This week on the charts we see a new entry with Top Dawg's lady SZA, who made a strong debut considering it's her first release on the label/first release for sale. Similar to Isaiah Rashad's Cilvia Demo, which debuted at #40, SZA's Z debuted at #39 by moving 7,000 units.
  • Cover of RZA Responds To Wu-Tang Affiliate's Suicide Attempt
    Earlier this week, we reported the disturbing story of Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper Andre Johnson (AKA Christ Bearer) cutting off his own penis and jumping from a second story balcony in an apparent suicide attempt.
  • Cover of The Underachievers Talk "Cellar Door" & Enlightening Their Generation
    The Underachievers (Issa Gold and AK) are about halfway through their "Eyes Of The World" tour, which has them matched up with some equally forward-thinking emcees like Denzel Curry, Dillon Cooper, and Azizi Gibson.
  • Cover of Review: Dizzy Wright's "State Of Mind" EP
    Few rappers out can say they have been rapping since the age of eight and actually mean it. Dizzy Wright has been performing long before he even hit puberty.
  • Cover of Katie Got Bandz Talks On "Drillary Clinton 2", Chicago's Violence & More
    Katie Got Bandz is one of the few female MCs in the Chicago drill movement that is currently making waves in the entire rap scene.
  • Cover of Kanye West & Common Launch Initiative To Create 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth
    Youth gang violence in Chicago has seen a huge increase in recent years, and Chi-town natives Kanye West and Common are doing their part to put a stop to it.
  • Cover of TDE's CEO Responds To Suge Knight's Recent Comments About Their Label
    Suge Knight was a guest on Arsenio Hall the other month, and while there, he made some remarks concerning both Kendrick Lamar and Game's label deals, comparing them to slavery. Game has since responded to Suge's comments, although it's doubtful we will hear a response from K.
  • Cover of Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
    The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording.
  • Cover of The Hip-Hop Kingdom: Can A Queen Take The Throne?
    As 2013 came to an end, countless voices in music and specifically in the realm of Hip Hop projected that 2014 would be the year of the female MC breakthrough.
  • Cover of Nas Answers Fan Questions In Reddit AMA
    The celebrations for Nas' 20-year anniversary of Illmatic continue each day, as we near April 19th. We saw Nas pay a visit to HuffPost Live for an in-depth interview on the classic LP, and we've also received a stream for highlights off it.
  • Cover of Stream Dizzy Wright's "State Of Mind" EP
     While yesterday brought us new album streams from Kelis and Pharoahe Monche, we now have yet another stream for you guys from Las Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright and his State Of Mind EP.
  • Cover of Take A Look At T.I.'s New Crib
    T.I. may not be working a 9 to 5, but he still has to deal with a 40-minute commute to and from the studio. Luckily, He's T.I., so he can eliminate that commute by leasing a 4 bedroom home 2 minutes away from the lab.
  • Cover of Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find.
  • Cover of The Roots Reveal Cover Art For "And Then You Shoot Your Cousin"
    The Roots will soon have another concept album under the belt, with And Then You Shoot Your Cousin scheduled for a May 20th release.
  • Cover of "Infrared 23" Air Jordan 11 Low Unveiled
    The Air Jordan 11 Low "Infrared 23" as we're calling it, is scheduled to drop on June 14th.
  • Cover of Drake Announces OVO's Houston Appreciation Weekend [Update: Dates Announced]
    Just the other week Drake stirred things up with the announcement of his headliners for OVO Fest, unsurprisingly, it was both OutKast and Drizzy. The OVO Fest went on to sell out tickets within two minutes of the tickets going live.
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