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  • Cover of Review: Common "Nobody's Smiling"
    A mostly levelheaded veteran who’s open about his distant relationship with Chicago, Common is the only 30-plus rapper who could’ve made a Nobody’s Smiling.
  • Cover of Common Is No Longer On G.O.O.D. Music
    Common's new album Nobody's Smiling was a joint effort with producer No I.D., but it seems their relationship has gone even further than that, and in the process, G.O.O.D. Music was sidetracked. Common revealed to MTV News that he's no longer officially on the G.O.O.D.
  • Cover of Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Reportedly Hire North West Body Double For $500k
    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have been very protective of their child, North West, since her birth last year. While the Kardashians are known to put all their family members in the spotlight thanks to their reality TV show, North West is one of the few family members that has stayed clear of reality TV.
  • Cover of Common Reveals "Nobody Smiling" Tracklist [Update: Stream The Entire Album]
    Common is getting ready to release his long-awaited follow-up to The Dreamer/The Believer later this summer, and while we've already been given the artwork and release date for the project, today Com shares the full tracklist.
  • Cover of Can Hip-Hop Stop The Violence In Chicago?
    Back in 2011 Kanye West rapped the chilling statistic "314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago," in his verse from "Murder to Excellence" from the Watch The Throne album, and yet three years later 80 people were shot over July 4th weekend in the city that's come to be known as "Chiraq." Common even makes referen
  • Cover of 50 Cent Says He And Common Have "BIG THINGS TO COME"
    50 Cent and Common aren't exactly two rappers whom you'd expect to collaborate, as Fif once had a much-publicized feud with Common's longtime pal Kanye West, and the subject matter that they rap about couldn't be more different.
  • Cover of Common Shares Artwork For "Nobody's Smiling" Featuring G Count And King Louie [Update: Official Standard/Deluxe Covers Released]
    With his new album Nobody's Smiling, Common has already made his mission clear: the violence tearing apart Chicago's youth must be addressed.
  • Cover of Stream RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON" In Its Entirety
    RiFF RAFF's debut album, NEON iCON has been in the works for some time, but the much-delayed project from JODY 3 MOONS is finally getting an official release next week, and RiFF has shared the album as a full stream on his Soundcloud today.
  • Cover of Master P Loses Custody Of His Kids
    Back in April, Master P was in hot water after his estranged wife claimed the rapper "abducted" their children and refused to return them to their mother.
  • Cover of Common Signs To Def Jam, Announces "Nobody's Smiling" Release Date
    Common has been working on a new album, Nobody's Smiling, entirely with producer No I.D. At the end of last week he dropped a new leak with Vince Staples, "Kingdom." Now he's followed it up with a release date, plus news of a new deal for the Chicago native.
  • Cover of Chris Brown's Bodyguard Found Guilty Of Assault
    Chris Brown's bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, began trial last week for the Washington, D.C. assault case. Hollosy had confessed to punching a man, Parker Adams, in the face outside the W Hotel in D.C. when the man attempted to photo bomb.
  • Cover of Chris Brown's D.C. Assault Case Will Go To Trial, Judge Denies Dismissal Request
    So here's where we were last time we reported on Chris Brown's seemingly never-ending legal troubles: his lawyer, Mark Geragos, was proposing that the D.C.
  • Cover of Chief Keef Reportedly Taken Into Custody Following Shooting
    Chief Keef seems to be back to his old ways, after a brief rehab stint (followed by a single called "Fuck Rehab"). Last week we reported on his arrest for DUI, and today another incident has reportedly led to Keef being in police custody. However, it appears that this one may have simply been a case of bad timing.
  • Cover of Twista's Bodyguard, Davy Easterling, Found Dead
    On Friday, Chicago OG Twista posted on his Instagram that his bodyguard,  Davy Easterling, also known as 6'9, had gone missing for 48 hours, and he asked for anyone to send information on his whereabouts. Unfortunately, Easterling was found murdered inside an apartment building on Chicago's South Side.
  • Cover of RiFF RaFF To Record Country Music Under The Name Jody Highroller
    Everyone is probably aware by now that Fool's Gold rapper Riff Raff has some eccentricities so to speak of. The rapper has "MTV", "BET" and other logos tattooed on his body and often wears his long hair braided, and that's just physical appearance.
  • Cover of Common Announces New Album With No I.D. "Nobody's Smiling"
    Common's been pretty absent from hip-hop in 2013, however with 2014 in full swing it looks like we may get new material from the G.O.O.D. rapper.
  • Cover of Beastie Boys Write Open Letter To Toy Company Illegally Using "Girls" [Update: Company Pulls "Girls" From Ad]
    It's pretty common knowledge that the Beastie Boys do not allow their music to be used for commercial purposes. Last year, we saw them take Monster energy drink to court for attempting to use their records "Sabotage," "So Whatcha Want," and "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun" in an ad campaign.
  • Cover of Ciara Shoots For GQ, Speaks On New Single
    Ciara just got hitched to Future, but their relationship is more than just romance. Future was an integral part of the writing of CiCi's recent hit "Body Party," which was one of a few topics the singer touched on in her new interview with GQ.
  • Cover of Usher Maintains Custody Of Sons After Emergency Hearing [Update: Usher's Ex Asks Judge To Hold Him In Contempt For Poor Co-Parenting]
    Usher will retain custody of his two sons after an Atlanta judge dismissed an emergency motion filed by his ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, after she tried seeking temporary custody of their children. 
  • Cover of 2 Chainz Says He Fired His Bodyguard Following San Francisco Robbery
    2 Chainz run-in with a few robbers in San Francisco caught him a lot of media attention, although it may not have been for the reasons Tity Boi wanted. Following the incident, there was a lot of confusion as to what exactly went down.
  • Cover of Kanye West Responds To Jimmy Kimmel Parody [Update: Jimmy Responds On Air]
     Kanye West’s recent interview with BBC’s Zane Lowe has already made it famous enough for a Jimmy Kimmel parody. Kimmel's parody, which included 2 kids recreating the sit-down interview, was enough to bring Kanye out to twitter and aim his frustration directly at Jimmy. Kanye had this to say:
  • Cover of Former Bodyguard Of Beyonce And Jay Z Killed By Police Taser [Update: Bodyguard Was Fired By Beyonce & Jay Z Prior To His Death]
    Earlier this week, Norm Oosterbroek, bodyguard to Jay Z, Beyonce, and many other celebrities, was reportedly killed after being tasered by police.
  • Cover of Drunk Kenneth Faried Says"My D**k Is Big" & Would Pose For Playgirl
    Kenneth Faried not only bore it all in ESPN’s “The Body” issue but he was on the cover, and in a recent intoxicated interview with TMZ he says he was not nervous about being naked because, he is “comfortable” with his body. Leaving a pre-ESPYS event, Faried was stopped by a TMZ camera guy, and he had one too
  • Cover of Diddy's $500K Maybach Pulled Over By Cops At Gunpoint
    Diddy recently announced that he would be appearing in the British period drama “Downton Abbey,” and then revealed it was false all along.
  • Cover of Diddy To Join The Cast Of "Downton Abbey" [Update: It Was An Elaborate Joke]
    Diddy's wealth just never stops coming in. He seems to always be starting a new venture, whether it's music-related or not, his latest one comes in the form of a new role on the popular T.V. show "Downton Abbey."
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