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  • Cover of Funkmaster Flex Says That 2 Chainz Had The Worst Freestyle Ever On His Show
    On Friday, Funkmaster Flex appeared on the ESPN show "Highly Questionable" with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones to answer questions about partying with J.R. Smith, wanting to meet Kirstie Alley, and the worst freestyles that have ever been featured on his show.
  • Cover of Diddy To Give Commencement Speech & Receive Degree At Howard University
     Even though Puff Daddy never officially graduated from Howard University when he was a student there back in 1989, the Revolt TV executive will be delivering the 2014 commencement speech at his alma mater this Spring.
  • Cover of 2 Chainz Announces New EP "Freebase" With Cover Art & Release Date
    2 Chainz already told us he was working on his next album, which continues the B.O.A.T. theme with a title of B.O.A.T.S. 3. However, before that time comes (we've yet to receive any concrete updates on it), we'll be receiving an EP to hold us over.
  • Cover of 25 Best Hip-Hop Commercials Of All Time
    It would seem like a no brainer, rap and advertising belong together, but the ad industry didn't always recognize what hip-hop could really do for marketing. This all changed in the 1980s. Each side began realizing what the other could for them. Rappers could help boost sales, and rappers could, of course make money.
  • Cover of Lil Durk Says He's On French Montana's Next Album
    Fans of Lil Durk and French Montana's "L's Anthem" remix, we've got some good news for you. It appears that the pair will be working together more in the future, as Durk has just revealed in an interview with Vlad TV. 
  • Cover of YG On Whether He Dissed Tyga & Problem: "I Ain't Say Nobody Names"
    DJ Mustard's sound is more present than ever these days. While we're now hearing various types of artists take on the signature west coast snap the DJ is known for, YG is definitely one of the first to take on the style. 
  • Cover of Damn Son, Where'd You Find This: 10 Unexpected Samples In Hip-Hop
    When sampling, producers usually try to find obscure and/or rare source material to draw from, both because they don't want listeners to associate their final product with a song they already know, and because they'd likely to avoid copyright issues.
  • Cover of Freeway & Girl Talk Reveal Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date For "Broken Ankles" EP
    Producer and mash up artist Girl Talk announced last October that he would be teaming up with one of his "favorite rappers of all time", Freeway on a collaborative EP. Since then, we've heard next to nothing about the collaboration, but it seems we on't be waiting much longer.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Says "Street King Immortal" Will Be A "Personal" Album
    Street King Immortal has suffered many pushbacks since its initial announcement, though even with his new Animal Ambition project on deck, it's still lined up for release soon afterward. In an interview with Complex, Fif explained the differences between the two albums.
  • Cover of Gangsta Boo Says New Three 6 Mafia Album In The Works, With Juicy J
    When news initially broke that rap group Three 6 Mafia was re-forming, fans were definitely excited. However, once it was revealed that the group would not have the same moniker let alone the same line-up, fans were slightly less excited. Nonetheless, Da Mafia 6ix successfully released their mixtape 6ix Commandments.
  • Cover of The Funniest Tweets About Lil Boosie's New-Found Freedom
    Last night proved to be an eventful one, when we learned that Lil Boosie was finally a free man. All the internet rejoiced, and fans of the Baton Rouge native began to come out of the woodwork, just in time to celebrate his freedom.
  • Cover of 10 Chicago Players From The Underground
    In December we cooked up 10 Detroit Players From The Underground. The feature was meant to give you a close look at rappers hailing from the D, who may not be on your radar/the mainstream radar.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Reveals Debut Album "Free TC" To Feature Kendrick Lamar & YG
    Fresh off the success of his introductory Beach House EP, Ty Dolla $ign has began working on his next venture, a project titled Free TC.
  • Cover of Eminem & Rihanna Announce Three-City Summer Tour
     Frequent collaborators Rihanna and Eminem are linking up once again to embark on "The Monster Tour". The music megastars just announced that this Summer they will perform a three-city tour together.
  • Cover of Nas Documentary, "Time Is Illmatic"  To Premiere At 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
    Nas' influential debut album, Illmatic, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and on top of a special reissue of the album, a documentary on the project will also see release.
  • Cover of Nas Talks About 2014 Album, "Illmatic," And Upcoming "Street Dreams" Show
    Nas is a busy man these days. Rather he's always been busy, but now the legendary rapper is producing a brand new album in addition to co-writing his own autobiographical show, "Street Dreams," for Xbox. He will also produce music for the upcoming show. On the topic of writing the show, Nas says:
  • Cover of Stream Trae Tha Truth & The Worlds Freshest "The Tonite Show" EP
    Trae Tha Truth released his I Am King mixtape a couple months back, and he's now got another 7-track project out with producer The Worlds Freshest. The Tonite Show EP features guest appearances from the likes of Problem, Mitchy Slick, Freddie Gibbs, J. Stalin and more. 
  • Cover of Young Thug To Sign With Future's Freebandz Imprint, Release Mixtape With Rich Homie Quan
    Thing really aligned for Young Thug in 2014. The experimental emcee gradually gained hype and acclaim throughout 2013 on the strength of his 1017 Thug mixtape, but his singles, "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" really picked up steam in the new year, earning club-appreciation from both Drake and Kanye West.
  • Cover of Freeway Ricky Ross Is Taking Rick Ross To U.S. Supreme Court
    Freeway Ricky Ross may not have been successful in getting his name back from Rick Ross, but he hasn't given up just yet. After losing his legal battle in the L.A. Supreme Court, he's now taking Rozay to the United States Supreme Court.
  • Cover of Joey Fatts Reveals Cover Art & Release Date For "iLL Street Blues"
    Rising rapper Joey Fatts grabbed our attention with the release of his mixtape Chipper Jones Vol. 2 last May. He'll be returning soon with a new effort, iLL Street Blues.
  • Cover of Future Calls Out K.E. On The Track For Leaking "Rocky" Song
    K.E. On The Track has been the subject of some controversy recently. He was accused of taking credit for a beat that wasn't his a few weeks ago, after Rick Ross and Jay Z's "The Devil Is A Lie" arrived bearing his name as producer.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Beats Freeway Ricky Ross In Court [Update: Freeway Ricky Ross Responds]
    It looks as though the on-going battle between rapper Rick Ross and former drug lord Freeway Rick Ross has finally come to a close. It's been exhaustive, to say the least.
  • Cover of Cee-Lo Green Says Gnarls Barkely Will Reunite In 2014
    Cee-Lo Green kept busy this year with a Goodie Mob reunion and new album, Age Against The Machine. It looks like 2014 will bring another reunion for Cee-Lo, this time with producer Danger Mouse.
  • Cover of Three 6 Mafia's Lord Infamous Has Passed Away
    Gangsta Boo, an original member of Three 6 Mafia, tweeted earlier this morning that her friend and collaborator, Lord Infamous has died. She first replied to someone inquiring about the rapper's passing, before giving her condolences to his friends and family.
  • Cover of 16 People Rick Ross Thinks He Is
    Rick Ross has a well-documented case of multiple personality disorder. Sure, plenty of rappers compare themselves to athletes, characters, and mobsters, but Rozay takes it to a whole new level. 
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