New York News

  • Cover of Papoose Thinks He's Better Than Jay Z, "Definitely" The King Of New York
    Papoose has established a renewed presence in the rap game since his awkward Summer Jam performance last year. He's been consistently releasing new music, dissing rappers, and proclaiming his greatness over the last 9 months, and has thus been making headlines. 
  • Cover of Young Jay Z Covers New York Magazine's "Annual Yesteryear Issue"
    Over the weekend we published an editorial which discussed how hip-hop culture has creeped into pop culture, thus becoming more and more mainstream.
  • Cover of Lil Kim Is Pregnant; Shows Off Baby Bump At NYFW
     The Queen Bee has the internet buzzing with some B.I.G. news. Wednesday night, Lil Kim stopped by Milk Studios for The Blonds New York Fashion Week Show, and revealed that she's pregnant!
  • Cover of OutKast To Headline Governors Ball In New York [Update: Full Line-Up Revealed]
    The good news concerning OutKast just keeps on coming today. Following the official announcement from Coachella that the duo would be headlining the festival, another concert with the ATL legends has been announced.
  • Cover of Diddy & Drake Headlining A Super Bowl Concert In New York
    The Super Bowl XLVIII is taking place in New York this year, and as we approach February Diddy has made a big announcement about a special concert taking place the Saturday before Super Bowl Sunday, involving himself and YMCMB's Drake.
  • Cover of Troy Ave Thinks Chance The Rapper Is A "Drug Addict"
    Chance The Rapper has been vocal about his use of acid and its influence on his latest project-- fittingly titled Acid Rap.
  • Cover of Review: Fabolous' "Soul Tape 3" Mixtape
    In November, Atlanta rapper Trinidad James caused a firestorm with comments he made while performing in Brooklyn, New York City. After multiple rappers (most notably Maino) called him out for stating that ATL rappers run NYC musically, the Def Jam signee finally admitted he chose the wrong venue.
  • Cover of Lauryn Hill Announces First Shows Post-Prison [Update: More Shows Added]
    Lauryn Hill is getting back into music-making mode, following her release from prison after she served three months for tax evasion. 
  • Cover of T.I. Says Trinidad James Can't Speak For All Of Atlanta
    Trinidad James sparked a minor controversy this year when he suggested that southern hip hop "ran" New York. We heard some responses from NY artists on the comments (Maino most visibly), but haven't heard from anyone from Atlanta, who Trinidad seemed to be speaking for.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Says New York Radio Doesn't Support NY Artists
     Weeks after Trinidad James bashed New York's radio stations for not playing enough local artists, Brooklyn rap veteran Talib Kweli decided to back James' comments and say the same thing.
  • Cover of Jay Z Collaborates With Barneys For New York Holiday Collection [Update: More Pieces Revealed, They're Expensive]
  • Cover of Maino Calls Out Trinidad James Over NY Comments, Trinidad Responds [Update: Maino Calls Trinidad On The Phone]
    This morning we reported on remarks that Trinidad James while he was performing in NYC last night, when he said that the South runs New York "musically." The backlash was inevitable, and soon followed, with Trinidad responding by defending his position and views on Twitter.
  • Cover of Trinidad Jame$ Will Address "Every New Yorker" On "The Truth Will Set You Free" [Update: Trinidad Isn't Apologizing For Comments]
    Trinidad Jame$ continues to stir up controversy. Following his comments regarding New York rap media's lack of support for New York rap, Trinidad spoke out on Twitter in support of his argument, as well as releasing a track called "L.I.A.A.R.S." which addressed the situation.
  • Cover of Rock The Bells Cancels New York & Washington, D.C. Shows Due To Low Ticket Sales [Update: Guerilla Union Founder Confirms 2014 Return]
    This is pretty sad news. Rock The Bells, a hip-hop festival celebrating its tenth year, and which has been expanding over the years by visiting more locations across the U.S., has to cancel their remaining shows in New York and Washington, D.C. due to poor ticket sales.
  • Cover of Bun B & A$AP Rocky Discuss Trinidad Jame$' Claim That The South Runs New York
    As we've reported, Trinidad Jame$ is feeling a bit of heat for a comment he made at a recent gig in Brooklyn: "Us in the South, we run y'all musically."  Bun B, who hails from Houston, and A$AP Rocky, a Harlemite, have shared their thoughts on the comment in a new interview with MTV.
  • Cover of Trinidad James Says That The South Runs New York [Update: Trinidad Responds On Twitter]
    Last night in New York City Trinidad James came out to perform at the Converse Rubber Tracks event. During his set, he took some time to talk to the crowd and what he had to say didn't go over too well with the New Yorkers.
  • Cover of Close Look At Knicks & Nets' Sleeved Christmas Day Jerseys
    Last week we had a glimpse at the sleeved jerseys that teams that play on Christmas Day will be wearing.
  • Cover of Review: Lloyd Banks' "F.N.O. (Failure's No Option)"
    Lloyd Banks' pedigree as an ill emcee speaks for itself at this point. During G-Unit’s active days, Banks was widely considered the best pure spitter in the group.
  • Cover of Knicks Owner Wants The Team's Cheerleaders To Stop Dancing
    The owner of the New York Knicks, James Dolan, is upset about several things around the organization and even wants to stop the Knicks City Dancers from dancing. During the Knicks' home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dolan became irate and embarrassed that his team would be losing at home to a team that was in th
  • Cover of Troy Ave Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For "New York City" Album
    Troy Ave's buzz is growing steadily. The New York rapper is getting ready to drop his new album, named after his city, and the project sports plenty of notable producers and features. Guest appearances include Tony Yayo, Pusha T, Raekwon, N.O.R.E., Prodigy and King Sevin.
  • Cover of Diddy Reportedly Wants To Remake "King Of New York," Starring Himself
    "King Of New York" is a highly influential movie when it comes to hip-hop (it was featured on our 'Films That Have Influenced Hip-Hop List,' rightly so). and it looks like Diddy may be trying to capitalize on that influence by doing a remake of the 1990 gangster classic.
  • Cover of Gameday Recap- Featuring The New York Knicks
    Last night marked the end of the NBA Preseason with 16 teams taking the floor.The Denver Nuggets have proven throughout this preseason that, as a team, they're going to be as good as it gets when it comes to game day kicks. A dark horse contender could be the New York Knicks, who last night came home to play in the ne
  • Cover of New York Knicks Jordan Custom
    Its no secret DJ Clark Kent loves his city. From creating Brooklyn-Inspired sneakers to promoting some of New York's top artists, his love of his city is often best reflected in his footwear.
  • Cover of Nas Turns 40, Says It's "One Of The Best Feelings" He's Ever Had
    Nas turned 40 yesterday, and HOT97's Miss Info had the opportunity to interview him at his Hennessy-sponsored birthday celebration (he recently started a business relationship with the company). The veteran emcee seemed both happy and unfazed by the milestone. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Finally Speaks On His "Control" Verse
    We've heard plenty of responses and reactions to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, but up to this point, nothing from the man himself. In a new teaser interview with Power106, the rapper has finally broken his silence on the controversy around his verse.
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