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  • Cover of The Weeknd Arrested For Allegedly Punching A Police Officer
    The Weeknd just had a pretty crazy... umm... weekend in Las Vegas, as reports indicate the singer was arrested for striking a police officer on Saturday. According to TMZ, Abel was involved in a scuffle that broke out at Cromwell Hotel around 4:20 AM that morning.
  • Cover of Behind The Beat: SykSense
    For our inaugural 2015 edition of Behind The Beat, we're giving you the full scoop on a producer who you probably heard in 2014, just without knowing it. He is one of three names credited on Drake's ESPY-ready Johnny Manziel tribute, "Draft Day," which placed #25 on our Hottest Songs of 2014.
  • Cover of Eminem Visits Terminally Ill Fan In Michigan
    Eminem may be hyper-aggressive on record, but when it comes to his fans, his inner-kindness comes shining through. Gage Garmo, a huge Eminem fan caught the rapper's attention when his friends got the hashtag, #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem trending.
  • Cover of French Montana Has Recorded 100 Songs For "Mac & Cheese"
    French Montana is just now preparing his sophomore album, but he's by no means a new artist. The rapper has been putting in work on the mixtape circuit for years, working with the legendary Max B, and kickstarting his Mac & Cheese mixtape series before seeing any label money.
  • Cover of Common & John Legend Win A Golden Globe Award For Their Track "Glory"
    Common and John Legend won a Golden Globe award for "Best Original Song" for their collaborative track "Glory", which was featured on the soundtrack for the film Selma.
  • Cover of 10 Essential JMSN Tracks
    JMSN is a name that has been popping up over the past few years, but this Michigan native has actually been active for 10 years now.Mixing soul, R&B and alternative minded music, JMSN receives comparisons to the likes of The Weeknd and even Justin Timberlake.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved]
    This was bound to happen sooner or later. In the age of online beefing, Azealia Banks and Lupe Fiasco are two of the most prolific personalities in hip-hop. While they may often struggle to get their music out, their opinions seem to face no such problems.
  • Cover of Chevy Woods Reveals Artwork & Release Date For "Gangland 3"
    Chevy Woods has been preparing his Gangland 3 mixtape for some time now. It seems as though the project is finally coming together, as the Taylor Gang rapper has revealed the official cover art via Twitter. 
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Lashes Out At Kendrick Lamar's Comments On Ferguson
    Today Kendrick Lamar's Billboard magazine cover, as well as the story that goes along with it, was unveiled in its entirety.
  • Cover of Slept-On Mixtapes Of 2014
    Now that 2015 is underway, we have plenty of good music to look forward too, when it comes to both mixtapes (just peep our Upcoming section) and albums. Even in this one-listen-then-on-to-the-next generation, it's still appropriate to bump music that dropped last year, right?
  • Cover of Rae Sremmurd Talk Kendrick Lamar Tweet & "Unlock The Swag"
    It's not often that the reclusive TDE rapper Kendrick Lamar tweets, so when he does, twittersphere pays attention. This was the case three days ago when K.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Covers Billboard Magazine
    After appearing on the cover of XXL magazine and writing his feature story himself, Kendrick Lamar has nabbed another magazine cover, this time with Billboard.
  • Cover of Philadelphia Rap Icon Cool C To Be Executed In January [Update: Execution Put On Hold]
    Cool C has spent the last 18 years in prison following a 1996 murder conviction. The Philadelphia rap legend was given the death penalty when he was found guilty for the murder of police officer Lauretha Vaird in a robbery attempt assisted by Steady B, a fellow member of his rap group, C.E.B.
  • Cover of Action Bronson Tweets Tracklist For "Mr. Wonderful" [Update: Features Added]
    It's been a crazy week for Action Bronson. Bringing the focus back to his music, Bronson took to Twitter this morning to speak on leaked tracklists for his upcoming album, Mr. Wonderful ANY TRACKLIST FOR MR. WONDERFUL THAT IS OUT THERE IS FAKE. — #BRON2ON (@ActionBronson) December 24, 2014
  • Cover of Ludacris Gets Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend Eudoxie Agnan [Update: They're Married]
    The sound of wedding bells is in the future for Ludacris. On Friday, he and his longtime girlfriend, Eudoxie Agnan, officially got engaged.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Reflects On "good kid, m.A.A.d city"
    In the new issue of XXL, we get to hear directly from Kendrick Lamar-- instead of going the typical and sometimes boring interview route, Kendrick Lamar writes about himself in the first person.
  • Cover of 2015 Coachella Line-Up Revealed, Including The Weeknd & Drake
    Now that we've officially ushered in 2015, we can expect Coachella to go down sooner rather than later. The yearly music fest has announced their typically massive three-day line-up today, with tickets going on sale in a day's time.
  • Cover of Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015
    2014 is over and done with, and we the hip-hop community are moving onto greater endeavors. After an overall mediocre year for rap albums, 2015 is destined to be different. Hip-hop's biggest names are all scheduled to release albums this year, and the timing could not be more right.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco & GrandeMarshall Clash Over "Adoration Of The Magi" Beat On Twitter
    This morning, Lupe Fiasco dropped off a new track from Tetsuo & Youth, the DJ Dahi-produced "Adoration Of The Magi." Soon enough, someone on Twitter pointed out that the song's beat was almost identical to the one Dahi used on Philadelphia rapper GrandeMarshall's 2012 track "Ellie Fox." One thing quickly led t
  • Cover of N.E.R.D. To Contribute Two More Tracks To "SpongeBob" Movie Soundtrack
    Recently we heard N.E.R.D reunite, finally, although the origin of the reunion was somewhat surprising: a SpongeBob SquarePants movie had called upon N.E.R.D to contribute to their soundtrack with "Squeeze Me."
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: January 4
    This week we see a few fluctuations within Charts Don't Lie, however Nicki Minaj keeps the #2 spot on lock with The Pinkprint. It's not a bad resting place per say, although we're sure #1 would have felt that much better. Nicki's numbers have been better than we expected, however, they're no Taylor Swift.
  • Cover of Big Sean, Mila J, John Legend & More To Perform At Power 106's "Valentine's Crush" Show
    Every February, Power 106 gathers a few artists to melt some hearts at their "Valentine's Crush" concert, and the initial lineup for 2015's event has just gone public. In a tweet that went out this morning, the L.A.
  • Cover of 10 Essential Bishop Nehru Tracks
    Bishop Nehru is one of the young guns coming up in the hip-hop world. With enough respect to have a collaboration project with MF Doom, a tour with Wu-Tang Clan and airtime on Hot 97, it's safe to say that he is in a position to blow up.
  • Cover of Birdman's Condo Subject To Foreclosure
    Birdman may not be able to brag about boolin' in the bondo on the next Rich Gang mixtape, as the Ivy Condo Association is attempting to take the space away from him. TMZ reports that the Cash Money mogul's checks have been bouncing, and he's accumulated $12,500 in unpaid fees for the home.
  • Cover of Rap Industry Recap: December
    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.
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