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  • Cover of Toronto Raptors Celebrate "Drake Night" With Limited Edition T-Shirts
    Drake's OVO brand is growing by the day. Just a week after King Louie tattooed the label's owl logo on the side of his face and Drizzy opened the first ever OVO store in the heart of Toronto, the city's home basketball team is following suit.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & Reebok Officially Announce Partnership
    It appears Kendrick Lamar is the latest rapper to cash in on an endorsement deal. Tonight, it was revealed that K. Dot is the newest member of the Reebok Classics squad.
  • Cover of An Alleged Tracklist For New Kendrick Lamar Album Surfaces [Update: Confirmed Fake]
    We haven't received any fruitful updates on Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated new album, although there have been plenty of reports on rumored songs, and Kendrick himself has kept it vague as to when to expect the new album-- sounds like it could happen tomorrow, or it could happen next year.
  • Cover of Pharrell's "Happy" Is iTunes' Top-Selling Song Of The Year
    Last week, Spotify announced, among other year-end lists, that Pharrell Williams' "Happy" was their most-streamed song of the year. Now, iTunes is saying it's their top-selling song of the year. Damn.
  • Cover of 10 Essential Jay Rock Tracks
    Los Angeles-based Jay Rock signed to Top Dawg Entertainment in 2007, long before "Money Trees" were providing Grammy-nominated types of shade. The rapper, real name Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr. was born in 1986 and started rapping in 2005, releasing a bunch of mixtapes and what not.
  • Cover of French Montana Preps "Mac & Cheese: The Appetizer" With Harry Fraud
    Before we get French Montana's mixtape-turned-sophomore album, Mac & Cheese 4, we'll be getting a little "appetizer." The rapper said in October that his Mac & Cheese album had a tentative release date of December 16th, but obviously that hasn't worked out as instead, the rapper is offering up a mixtape for December
  • Cover of Chris Brown & Tyga Give An Update On "Fan Of A Fan 2," Tyga Speaks On Cash Money Situation
    Tyga has been outspoken about his label situation lately, and Lil Wayne seems to have taken a similar stance against Cash Money, with both rappers tweeting their frustrations. Tyga recently sent out a tweet saying he'd be dropping his album The Gold Album independently, and expanded on this slightly during a
  • Cover of Chris Brown Apologizes To Karrueche Tran
    Over the weekend we saw Chris Brown's anger get the best of him, as he put his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran on blast publicly, alleging that she went on dates with Drake while he was locked up, and barely visited him in jail, among other things.
  • Cover of Rick Ross & MMG Take Shots At Timbaland's Mosley Music Group Logo
    We know that Rick Ross wasn't the most pleased when Timbaland decided to let us hear an alternate version of "Movin' Bass," which heavily featured his artist Tink (and was coincidentally much better than the version that landed on Rozay's album).
  • Cover of Ludacris Previews "In My Life" Featuring John Legend
    Ludacris and John Legend struck platinum-certification back in 2012 with "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)." It appears the duo is back to recapture the magic with their new collaboration, "In My Life." The latest single to get previewed from Luda's upcoming Burning Bridges EP (available for free on Google Pl
  • Cover of Rolling Stone Names "808s & Heartbreak" Among Music's Most Groundbreaking Albums
    Kanye is well on his way to becoming the most acclaimed artist of all time. While appearing in this Rolling Stone article is undoubtedly one of Ye's more low-key honors, it does serve as a reminder of how influential he is, not just in hip-hop, but in music as a whole.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: December 7
    This is a pretty eventful Charts Don't Lie, as we were not only anticipating first week sales for the likes of Eminem, Rick Ross, Beyonce and Iggy Azalea, but we're now seeing the streaming initiative from Billboard in full effect. For those unaware, we'll explain real quick.
  • Cover of Andre 3000 Says OutKast Reunion Tour Made Him Feel Like A "Sell-Out"
    One of the biggest draws at most music festivals this summer was the reunion of OutKast, the game-changing ATL duo who hadn't performed together in a decade.
  • Cover of Spotify Names Their Most Popular Artists & Songs Of The Year, Pharrell Wins Big
    By now, it's no secret that streaming giant Spotify has eclipsed nearly every other comparable service in its field, so its new list of the "top" (or most popular) music of the year is probably one of the best gauges of America's listening habits that we have.
  • Cover of Mastermind Vs. Hood Billionaire
    Compared to Gucci Mane's onslaught of projects in 2014, Rick Ross releasing two albums in one year may not seem too impressive.
  • Cover of Logic Announces "Under Pressure" World Tour
    Logic is capping off the biggest year of his career with the announcement of his first world tour. Named after his new album Under Pressure, the tour will run between January 27th and April 2nd of 2015, and take him across the country and to parts of Europe. 
  • Cover of Heat In These Streets: Los Angeles
    The City of Angels is now home to some of the biggest names in Rap. West Coast emcees like YG, Problem, Kendrick Lamar, and Nipsey Hussle have been holding the streets down for a minute. Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and the incomparable Dr. Dre are legends.
  • Cover of Stream Thelonious Martin's "Wünderkid"
    While only 22, Thelonious Martin has worked with a great number of high profile artists, making a name for himself in the production game. Today, he releases his debut project, which is not dissimilar to a J. Dilla record (someone he's obviously taken inspiration from).
  • Cover of Katie Got Bandz Announces "Coolin' In Chiraq" Project
    After a very brief absence from our front page, Katie Got Bandz is back with her second full-length project of 2014.
  • Cover of Rap Industry Recap: November
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place.
  • Cover of Stream Trademark Da Skydiver's "Return Of The Super Villain"
    The super villain is a tried and true trope in hip-hop, with artists such as MF DOOM mining the psyches of the deranged and often ludicrous comic book arch-nemeses.
  • Cover of Action Bronson's "Mr. Wonderful" Coming "Early 2015"
    Action Bronson has been so prolific over the last few years, it's easy to forget that he hasn't actually put out a proper full length since signing with Vice/Atlantic. Mr.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: November 30
    This week on the charts proves to be rather uneventful, as there are no new entries to speak of, although G-Eazy was able to re-enter with These Things Happen. Cadillactica, on the other hand, experienced a steep drop from its top 5 debut.
  • Cover of Ginuwine Announces Timbaland-Produced Album For 2015
    Timbaland has had a long and varied career, but he got his start in R&B. Timbo's first major production work was with Jodeci, but not long after, he linked up with newcomer Ginuwine. The result was an unstoppable team, crafting multiple hits together, including the timeless smash, Pony.
  • Cover of November Vine Recap
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