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  • Cover of The Three A-Migos: Quavo, Takeoff & Offset
    Chances are you've heard the name Migos lately. A lot. Last year, the Atlanta trio scored multiple hits on the Billboard 100, all from their two critically-acclaimed mixtapes. Migos are clocking major label money, and they haven't released an album yet.
  • Cover of Jhene Aiko's "Eat The Booty" Line From "Post To Be" Was Inspired By Kevin Gates
    Jhene Aiko's debut album impacted last year, and while she scored a hit (and Grammy nomination) with lead single, "The Worst", most of her recent radio play has come from her feature on Omarion's surprise smash, "Posed To Be".
  • Cover of French Montana Wins Celebrity Bowling Competition
    One word comes to mind when you're given the news that French Montana won a bowling competition; HAAN? It's not exactly common knowledge that the Coke Boy rapper is a regular Roy Munson, but after his triumph at the PBA Celebrity Invitational this weekend, we won't forget.
  • Cover of Always Strive And Prosper: A$AP Yams' Quotes To Live By
    On Sunday January 18, 2015, the hip-hop community lost yet another young genius. Steven Rodriguez, better known as A$AP Yams, died suddenly at the age of 26. 
  • Cover of Peep Photos From Nicki Minaj's Rolling Stone Shoot With Terry Richardson
    The cover shot for Nicki Minaj's recent Rolling Stone issue was enticing enough, and now Terry Richardson has released a few more shots he took with Nicki during their Rolling Stone shoot, bringing the level of thirst up a notch.
  • Cover of Fantasy WWE Wrestler & Rapper Tag Teams
    Last week, RiFF RAFF revealed on Twitter that he would be joining the WWE with the help of hall of famer Hulk Hogan. Professional wrestlers and rappers are more similar than you may think. They are both incredibly passionate about their trades.
  • Cover of HotNewHipHop's Top Trolls Of 2014
    Today's the very last instalment in the #HOTNEW14 round-up. As we aggregate all the 'Hottest Of' in 2014, we cannot forget what keeps our site alive and thriving-- the commenters. Or trolls. Not every commenter is a troll, but we know a good half of you are.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers The January Issue Of Rolling Stone [Update: See High Res Cover & Excerpts]
    To start the New Year, Rolling Stone Magazine will feature Nicki Minaj on their cover with a feature article titled "Mad Genius, Manic Diva".
  • Cover of Fabolous Says Drake Apologized For Diss In Rolling Stone Article
    Drake was not happy with the way his Rolling Stone article came out back in February. Whether it was an issue of Drizzy not quite grasping the concept of "off the record", or the journalist twisting his words, there were a couple quotes included that the rapper was not expecting to see.
  • Cover of RiFF RAFF Is Apparently Hulk Hogan's New Tag-Team Partner In The WWE
    If you've been paying attention to RiFF RAFF's social media accounts, you may have noticed he's traded drugs and alcohol for regular workouts. The NEON iCON has been (literally) flexing every chance he can get, and it seems the motivation for his sudden goal to become a beefcake has been revealed.
  • Cover of Rolling Stone Names "808s & Heartbreak" Among Music's Most Groundbreaking Albums
    Kanye is well on his way to becoming the most acclaimed artist of all time. While appearing in this Rolling Stone article is undoubtedly one of Ye's more low-key honors, it does serve as a reminder of how influential he is, not just in hip-hop, but in music as a whole.
  • Cover of The Art Of Storytelling: The Best Stories Told In 2014
    There's a lot of bickering about lyrical content in today's rap game--well, that's always been the case. But old-headed purists argue, and will continue to argue, that today's lyricists lack the depth of their long gone favorite MCs. Of course, what you look for in a rapper depends on your personal taste.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Addresses "White Chicks" Comparisons With Her Halloween Costume
    When Iggy Azalea truly began to pop off earlier this year with some bonafide radio hits, she also began to face harsher criticism from hip-hop fans. Some of this was music based, but more often, people attacked Azalea's appearance.
  • Cover of Common Announces "Nobody's Smiling" Tour With Jay Electronica
    After Jay Electronica hopped on Common's remix of "Kingdom", the two have followed up to join forces for an entire "Nobody's Smiling" tour. The tour dates aren't extensive, but they hit several key spots across the United States-- no Canada dates this time around though.
  • Cover of Rolling Stone Lists "20 Biggest Songs Of The Summer: The 2010s (So Far)"
    In one of the magazine's more random features, Rolling Stone has gone ahead and compiled list of the 20 biggest songs of the summer from the past five years according to data provided by Billboard.
  • Cover of Common's First Week Sales For "Nobody's Smiling"
    Here goes the first week sales for Common's tenth studio album, Nobody's Smiling, which also marked his departure from G.O.O.D. Music as he joined No I.D.'s Def Jam imprint. The album was also entirely produced by No I.D.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Calls Out Eric Bellinger For Claiming To Handle Production On "Anaconda"
    Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" continues to serve up headlines and news-worthy articles. After getting a glimpse at the unaltered version of the single artwork this morning, Nicki took to Twitter to clarify who actually handled the production on "Anaconda."
  • 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 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 Lupe Fiasco Compares Justin Bieber To Donald Sterling
    Over the course of his career, Lupe Fiasco has time and time again made his stance on controversial issues clear.
  • 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.
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