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  • Cover of Big Sean's Ex-Fiancee Naya Rivera Marries New Man Three Months After Break Up
    Not strictly hip-hop news, but it's making the rounds today across Twitter and the blogs: Naya Rivera married her new boyfriend just three months after breaking things off with Big Sean.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 18)
    There was no simmering MMG beef to light up the hip-hop conversation this week and unfortunately Meek Mill is still in jail. But life still goes on in this week's 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week.
  • Cover of Clear Channel's "On The Verge" Strategy Helped Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" Top Charts
    Clear Channel Communications is a mass media company that owns over 800 radio stations in the United States, so when they push a song, it gets heard.
  • Cover of Stream Marsha Ambrosius' "Friends & Lovers"
    British R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius is all set to release her sophomore album, Friends & Lovers, tomorrow (July 15th), and one day ahead of time, she's released a full stream. The 14 track project is now available for listening, courtesy of SoundCloud.
  • Cover of Rihanna Parties With 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners
    If you follow Rihanna on Twitter, you know she's actively been involved in all things World Cup, watching each match and tweeting whatever goes down, showing her support for a variety of countries.
  • Cover of Lil Kim Shares First Photo Of Newborn Baby
    Lil Kim has decided to share with the fans the very first photo of her newborn child, Royal Reign, which happened to be taken on the day she came out the womb. Lil Kim gave birth on June 9th, as we reported last month.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 11)
    After a short hiatus, 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week returns to some trouble in paradise. There's friction within the once untouchable MMG empire.
  • Cover of Earl Sweatshirt Cuts "Wearld Tour" Short To Finish Album
    We've got some good/bad news for Earl Sweatshirt fans. The good news is that a follow-up to 2013's Doris is dropping soon; the bad news (for those of you with plans to see Earl in the next two months) is that he won't be completing his current tour.
  • Cover of Common Admits Drake Beef Started Over Serena Williams
    It's been over a year since the Common/Drake beef went down, with Drake proclaiming near the end of things that he had won.
  • Cover of Stream Gucci Mane's "World War 3D" Trilogy (Featuring Migos, Young Thug, & Peeway Longway)
    Last summer, Gucci Mane hit us with a trilogy of albums in one day, dropping the World War 3 series, based on three of his greatest vices; Gas, Molly, and Lean.
  • Cover of Lil Kim Gives Birth To Baby Girl Royal Reign
    In February Lil Kim first showed off her baby bump, and now we've received word Kim is officially a mother having given birth this morning.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Announces "World War 3D" Series Featuring Migos, Young Thug & Peewee Longway [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    Last summer, Gucci Mane hit us with a trilogy of albums in one day, dropping the World War 3 series, based on three of his greatest vices; Gas, Molly, and Lean.
  • 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 Mike WiLL Announces "Buy The World" Single With Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar & Future
    Mike WiLL Made It released a slew of huge singles last year, including Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop", Future's "Sh!t", and his own "23". Still, it seemed that the producer had something big in the works that he was preparing to unleash on the world.
  • Cover of Stream Two New Charles Hamilton Albums
    It's been a while since we've heard from Charles Hamilton, an eccentric rapper from Harlem who was very briefly signed to Interscope after being included in XXL's 2009 freshman class. Sadly, Hamilton suffered a mental breakdown in 2010, and since then, he hasn't been able to recapture the magic of his early material.
  • 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 Samples Of The Week: May 22
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Justin Timberlake, Eminem Win Billboard Music Awards
    Last night the Billboard Music Awards went down, and we saw performances from Iggy Azalea, John Legend, a Michael Jackson hologram and more. The event was hosted by Ludacris, and a multitude of awards were also given out during the night.
  • Cover of Odd Future Will Open For Eminem At Wembley Stadium
    Earlier in the month, it was announced that Eminem would be making hip hop history by becoming the very first rapper to headline Wembley stadium.  Not only that, when tickets went on sale last week, Em managed to sell out the gigantic venue almost immediately, resulting in a second date being added.
  • Cover of Stream Freddie Gibbs & The Worlds Freshest's New Album "The Tonite Show"
     Fresh off teaming with Madlib for their Piñata LP, Gangsta Gibbs is back with another collaborative project.
  • Cover of Stream Iamsu!'s Debut Album, "Sincerely Yours" In Its Entirety
    HBK Gang releases really sneak up on you. Sage The Gemini's debut album seemed to come out of nowhere, and now Iamsu! has dropped his brand new 19-track effort on us without warning.
  • 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
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