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  • Cover of Gunplay Reveals Album Title Change From "Medellin" To "Living Legend"
    Gunplay is prepping his new album, which we originally knew as Medellin, but the rapper revealed that he's changed the name to better reflect himself, thus it's now called Living Legend.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Announces "The Space Migration" Tour
    Mac Miller's upcoming album Watching Movies With The Sound Off is now underway, with the first single, "S.D.S," surprising fans of the maturing rapper. Mac Miller will be supporting his sophomore album on an upcoming 38-city North American tour, as announced today.
  • Cover of Restock Date: Jordan Bred 11s, Cement 3s & Thunder 4s
    Better start saving now. May 25th marks a massive restock for Jordan Brand. White Cement IVs, 88'Retro IIIs, Thunder IVs, and everybody's favorite Bred XIs will all be restocking at Eastbay, Footlocker, Finishline and Footaction locations. Click through to get the details. 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: May 5
    The new entries keep coming in on Charts Don't Lie. Recent weeks have seen quite a few releases that are within the hip-hop realm, as is often the case, because rappers like to release projects on the same day. This week, however, the new-comers to the charts don't come in as strong as you might think.
  • Cover of Photos: Hot 97 And Boost Mobile Host Pop-Up Shop In Honor Of 20th Annual Summer Jam
    On Thursday, Hot 97 teamed up with Boost Mobile to throw a mini festival in Harlem to announce the lineup for this years Summer Jam Festival. This marks the 20th year Hot 97 has hosted Summer Jam, starting back in 1993.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Announces Release Date For “Watching Movies With The Sound Off”
    As reported by OnSMASH, Mac Miller just announced the release date for his upcoming Watching Movies With The Sound Off album via a live Ustream session. The full-length project will consist of 16 official tracks and three bonus cuts, and is scheduled to drop on June 18th. 
  • Cover of Live Video Stream: Summer Jam XX Line-Up Announcement [Update: Chris Brown, Wu-Tang, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz & More]
    Today Hot 97 is announcing the line-up for their upcoming annual Summer Jam event. Check out the live stream announcement below to find out which artists have been tapped for the main stage.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: April 23-29
    This week there's was some difficulty in deciding what to feature on Underrated Audio, and it wasn't because there was an excess of tracks to choose from, but sadly, the opposite. Nonetheless, we've come through, with five cuts from last week that were not given all their deserved play time.
  • Cover of Full Album Stream For R.A. The Rugged Man's "Legends Never Die"
    R.A. The Rugged Man releases his new album, Legends Never Die, today. We've posted some of the recent singles the Long Island rapper released leading up to the album, including "Learn the Truth" with Talib Kweli and "Holla Loo Yuh" with Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Updates On "Pink Slime," Talks "SDS" & New Sound
    Mac Miller kept extremely quiet about his upcoming album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off, after he announced the title this past October. He finally showed signs that the album is indeed coming to fruition, when he dropped the first single, "SDS," last week.
  • Cover of Artwork Revealed For Hustle Gang's "G.D.O.D." Mixtape
    T.I. has been hyping the Hustle Gang mixtape for some time now, and it seems it's finally coming together. G.D.O.D., which stands for Get Dough Or Die, arrives May 7 and now has some Native American themed artwork.
  • Cover of Justin Timberlake Enters Long Term Partnership With Mastercard
    Justin Timberlake is stacking up the endorsements. The 20/20 Experience crooner who currently holds endorsements with Target and Bud Light, as well as having a well documented stint with McDonalds under his belt, is now partnering up with Mastercard.
  • Cover of Amy Winehouse's Father Says Andre 3000 Sounds "Terrible" On "Back To Black" Cover
    There was much anticipation following the announcement that Beyonce and Andre 3000 would be covering the late Amy Winehouse's  definitive cut "Back To Black". The track finally premiered through Mark Ronson's East Village radio last week, and the initial reception was generally pretty favorable.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: April 28
    This week our newest entry in Charts Don't Lie is the former G.O.O.D. Music representer, Kid Cudi. The rapper announced his departure from G.O.O.D. Music shortly before the release of INDICUD, to the shock of most.
  • Cover of The-Dream Confirms Upcoming Tour With Kelly Rowland [Update: Tour Dates Revealed]
    The-Dream, whose album IV Play finally comes out on May 28th, is also gearing up for a tour to begin around the time of the album's release.
  • Cover of V-Nasty Reportedly Signs A $750,000 Deal
    Although V-Nasty has seen no lack of hatred towards her rap career, the Oakland native continues to pursue it, and recently inked a reported $750,000 deal with an independent label based out of Las Vegas.
  • Cover of Review: KiD CuDi's "Indicud"
    Kid Cudi has never been one to hold his tongue or boast modestly. The Cleveland native is infamous for his onstage rants and mid-performance meltdowns. So it should come as no surprise, when talking about his fourth studio album, Cudi likened Indicud to Dr. Dre’s classic 2001 album. A bold statement indeed.
  • Cover of Talking To Tech N9ne & Producer Seven On "B.I.T.C.H."
    Tech N9ne has been doing music since the '90s, and along the way he's picked up a fan or two (or a lot more). However, the rapper still isn't satisified, and he continues to grind to reach those people who have yet to call themselves Tech N9ne fans.
  • Cover of First Week Album Sales For Kid Cudi's "INDICUD"
    The numbers are in for Kid Cudi's big release since leaving G.O.O.D. Music, INDICUD. The album was released through Cudder's own label, Wicked Awesome, and did pretty good sales-wise, however, not quite as good as his last solo album, Man On The Moon II.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: April 16-22
    The month of April is already wrapping up, even though it seems like it just arrived. We celebrated 4/20 over the weekend, which saw an influx of weed-smoking songs on the site, as expected. Nonetheless, we like think that you can make every day a 4/20, especially when you have the right music.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Signs With Def Jam
    Iggy Azalea has announced via twitter that she has signed to Island/Def Jam. The signing comes as a bit of a surprise, due to her close affiliation with T.I.'s Grand Hustle. Iggy clarified that depite the signing, she is still a member of the Grand Hustle team, and will still appear on their upcoming compilation.
  • Cover of Cudi Collabs: The Next Batch of Artists Kid Cudi Should Work With
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Video Shoot For French Montana's "Gifted" With The Weeknd & Baby Tigers
    We saw when French Montana revealed the official tracklist for Excuse My French that there's a collaboration with the elusive Toronto singer, The Weeknd on it. It turns out the two are also shooting a music video for the single, "Gifted."
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: April 21
    This week we see Tyga make an entry onto the charts, while Tyler, the Creator, whose album dropped last week, fell quite a bit from his impressive #3 debut.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Announces "good kid, m.A.A.d city" World Tour
     Does Kendrick Lamar ever stop working? After finishing his current Spring tour, Kendrick Lamar will be hitting the road for the good kid, m.A.A.d city World Tour.
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