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  • 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.
  • Cover of 50 Cent "Couldn't Get Past" The Thought That Donald Sterling's Girlfriend "Betrayed" Him
    Many rappers have weighed in on the Donald Sterling controversy, the majority of which have been furious with the former Clippers owner over his racist comments. 50 Cent however, seems to be more concerned with how Sterling himself was treated in the situation.
  • Cover of 2 Chainz Speaks On Donald Sterling Controversy
    2 Chainz just delivered his new Freebase EP last night, and he stopped by Chelsea Lately last night to promote the project.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Speaks On Donald Sterling & Philadelphia Police Case
    Meek Mill has been in the headlines quite a bit recently. The MMG rapper recently took the Philadelphia police force to court over what he claimed was an unlawful arrest in 2012.
  • Cover of Dissecting Donald Sterling's Racist Tendencies
    Fuck Donald Sterling. Let's just get that out of the way off the top.
  • Cover of Donald Sterling Banned From NBA For Life, Ordered To Pay $2.5 M
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Responds To Donald Sterling's Racist Remarks
    In addition to Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill, Game and Steve Stoute responding to the extremely ignorant remarks made by L.A. Clippers' owner Donald Sterling, Lil Wayne has also added his two cents on the matter in a new vlog posted over the weekend.
  • Cover of Steve Stoute Advocates For Boycott Of Los Angeles Clippers
    This past weekend we've seen plenty of different figures within the rap community speak out against L.A. Clippers' owner Donald Sterling, who finds himself amid controversy following a leaked conversation with his side chick, wherein he makes blatantly racist remarks.
  • Cover of Game Launches #EmptySeatCampaign Against Clippers Owner Donald Sterling
    Ever since Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist phone conversation with his girlfriend leaked yesterday, various rappers have publicly expressed anger and disdain for his hurtful words.
  • Cover of Snoop Dogg Curses Out Donald Sterling: "You Racist Piece Of Shit"
    L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is catching quite a tongue-lashing from rappers, after a recording of him expressing extremely racist views hit the internet earlier today, telling his girlfriend that she should not bring black people to his games.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Blasts Donald Sterling, Calls Him "The Definition Of Racism"
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling came under fire this week, after a recording that finds him telling his girlfriend not to "associate" with black people or bring them to his games surfaced online.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Currently Has An Advice Column In Rolling Stone
    Rick Ross may not be the first person you would think to go to for advice, but Rolling Stone is nevertheless providing you with a way to let the boss help you with your problems.
  • Cover of Bizzy Crook Speaks On Hitting Studio With Mannie Fresh & Lloyd, "No Hard Feelings" Mixtape
    Bizzy Crook is probably a name you're becoming more and more familiar with, as he makes his way across the U.S. alongside Kid Ink and King Los for the "My Own Lane" tour, not to mention recent leaks like "Bands In A Depression" featuring OVO's OB OBrien.
  • Cover of 25 Professional Wrestling References in Hip Hop
    Professional wrestling and hip hop – sounds like an odd combination, but the two cultures that have a lot in common and quite a lot of respect for each others craft. Wrestling federations, whether it has been WWE, WCW, or TNA have all dabbled in hip hop.
  • Cover of Schoolboy Q Claims Delaware Rapper Used His Verse Without Permission
    A little known rapper from Delaware, who goes by the name Jim Cretes, made waves today when he released a brand new song with a verse on it by Schoolboy Q, called "Hustle 101." The only problem is Schoolboy Q doesn't think Cretes had the permission to use that verse. An angry Q railed on twitter:
  • Cover of Drake Splits From PR Team After "Rolling Stone" Controversy
     Two weeks after Drake slammed Rolling Stone Magazine for swapping out his planned cover story for Philip Seymour Hoffman, the rapper and his PR firm, ID-PR, have parted ways, according to Billboard.
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