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  • Cover of Underrated Audio: May 7-13
    You know how it goes. We've grabbed some of the tracks we thought were overlooked this past week, and placed them all in one place (here) for your enjoyment. This week it really is about rappers that are overlooked (apart from Party Next Door, who is not a rapper at all).
  • Cover of Andrew Wiggins Custom KD V
    Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 player in the class of 2013, will play for the Kansas Jayhawks. Following the news, photos of a custom KD V colorway for Wiggin's highschool team surfaced, sporting a metallic blue upper, and orange to white fade along the midsole.
  • Cover of Macklemore Upset That OKC Thunder Play "Can't Hold Us" At Games
    Seattle is trying desperately to bring basketball back to their city, and a group led by billionaire Chris Hansen is putting up serious cash to entice the NBA in relocating the Sacramento Kings to Seattle where they will be the second iteration of the Supersonics.  Losing their basketball team is a sore spot for Seatt
  • Cover of NBA Players You Don't Want To Fight
    There have always been those certain players who are not to be messed with, on or off the hardwood.  Whether it's because of a personal track record, physical stature, on-court aggression or a combination of everything, we'd put our money on these guys if the stuff hit the fan.  Let's take a look at the players who
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: May 12
    Last week we questioned the grip of Will.i.am's influence on the mainstream, with his solo effort, #willpower, moving less than 30k opening week. We could also blame this on the ever-waning sales of albums in general. This week, we get LL Cool J's Authentic album as a new entry in Charts Don't Lie.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Serves As Principal For The Day At Providence High School
    Recently we've seena lot of rappers reaching out to students. Gucci Mane attended Career Day a couple months back, and GZA has been helping out with New York science programs.
  • Cover of T.I. Reveals He's Looking At Yo Gotti, Problem, Jeremih & Kirko Bangz To Join Hustle Gang Crew
    Tip really seems to have begun carefully promoting and forming his Hustle Gang crew as of late. The rapper and his crew dropped their first collaborative effort together, G.D.O.D., just this week, and preceded it with several group interviews. In a new interview with Tip and Hustle Gang, T.I.
  • Cover of RIAA Now Includes Audio & Video Song Streams In Gold & Platinum Certification
    As the music industry continues to adjust to the age of the Internet, The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced a new change in their certification of Gold and Platinum awards. 
  • Cover of Timbaland Invests In Mobile App "Hang w/"
    Timbaland has a pretty big year so far, he rejoined singer Justin Timberlake in the studio and produced his highly successful new album, he's been working with Jay-Z, plus, he's locked a few business ventures under his belt.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Featured In Interview Magazine, Interviewed By Erykah Badu
    Kendrick Lamar is featured in the new issue of Interview Magazine, where he has a photo spread and an interview, conducted by singer Erykah Badu. The personal interview touches on Kendrick's new-found stardom, his style of rap, his top ten favorite rappers, what is in his tour rider and more.
  • Cover of Talking To Jarren Benton & Kato On "Razor Blades & Steak Knives"
    Recently, we featured Funk Volume's Dizzy Wright, and his stand-out track "Maintain" on Track Breakdown, and today we return to the Funk Volume crew, but this time to get some more knowledge about Jarren Benton's single "Razor Blades & Steak Knives," produced by Kato.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: April 30-May 6
    This week continues to be a good one on the hip-hop front. Today alone saw new projects from Logic and Harry Fraud, yesterday we got August Alsina's mixtape, while last week we got projects from J. Cole, Chance The Rapper, and the list goes on.
  • Cover of Kelly Rowland Reveals Release Date For "Talk A Good Game" [Update: Album Cover Revealed]
    Kelly Rowland, who was recently named on People's Most Beautiful Woman of 2013 list, has revealed a release date for her upcoming album, Talk A Good Game.
  • 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.
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