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  • Cover of Marlon Wayans Says 2pac "Wasn't Real Gangster, But He Acted Gangster"
     Marlon Wayans showed up on ESPN's Numbers Never Lie series hosted by Michael Smith and Jemele Hill to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 film "Above The Rim" which found Wayans co-starring with the late 2pac.
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake Lead Rap And R&B Billboard Music Award Nominations
    The nominations for the annual Billboard Music Awards have arrived today. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering these guys dominated the Billboard 200 over the last year, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are among the top contenders with eleven and ten nominations respectively.
  • Cover of Justin Timberlake Announces Third Leg Of "The 20/20 Experience" Tour
    Justin Timberlake is still squeezing juice out of his 20/20 Experience come-back albums. Both albums have gone platinum at this point, and after doing a world tour, plus a second leg of it, JT is coming back for more. He's announced today that there is a third leg of "The 20/20 Experience World Tour."
  • Cover of Tyler, The Creator Doesn't Want To Do "EarlWolf" Anymore
    Since Odd Future's first break into the public eye, the anticipation for an Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator joint album has existed.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Won His Lawsuit Against WorldStarHipHop
    50 Cent filed a lawsuit against WorldStarHipHop.com back in 2009, after his image was used on the header of the website without his permission. Fif argued that the picture left visitors with the impression that the rapper owned or was affiliated with the site.
  • 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 New Orleans Hip-Hop: From Under Water To Underground
    In 2005, the largest residential disaster in U.S. history hit the South and destroyed the city of New Orleans. 80 percent of the city was flooded, with flood waters ranging from one to ten feet in depth. The city was in ruins, leaving over a million people in the Gulf Coast region displaced.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 1-7)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of Review: Pharrell Williams's "G I R L"
    It’s official: Pharrell Williams is back. With the recent success of songs like “Get Lucky”, “Blurred Lines” and his newest Oscar-nominated single “Happy”, Pharrell has reclaimed his spot in the R&B royal family and is killing it.
  • Cover of Crew Love: Odd Future
    OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), more commonly referred to as Odd Future, made a huge splash in the rap world when they burst onto the scene in late 2009 with crew leader Tyler, the Creator's critically-acclaimed Bastard mixtape.
  • Cover of Da Brat Ordered To Pay Ex-NFL Cheerleader $6.4 Million For Assault
    Da Brat has already served a three-year sentence after she pled guilty to aggravated assault in 2007, when she violently hit an ex-NFL cheerleader with a bottle inside an Atlanta nightclub. Although she's served her sentence (not to mention community service hours), she hasn't finished paying for the crime yet.
  • Cover of Tracklist Revealed For Pharrell's "G I R L" Album [Update: Final Tracklist Added]
    Pharrell taking over your Friday morning. Shortly after we received the Billboard magazine cover featuring Pharrell and his large hat, we've received the official tracklisting for the forthcoming album G I R L.
  • Cover of The LOX Announce "The Trinity" World Tour
    The LOX took us by surprise when they released their new Trinity EP this past year, and soon they'll be taking things on the road continuing the reunion. Today the trio have announce a new tour centered around The Trinity, that'll span three months.
  • Cover of Pharrell Covers Billboard Magazine
    On the heels of his new album announcement, Pharrell has snagged the cover of the upcoming issue of Billboard magazine.
  • Cover of 15 Of Big L's Best Lines
    Last Saturday marked the 15th anniversary of hip hop legend Big L’s untimely death. The Harlem rapper helped propel the strong New York hip hop movement in the nineties, and collaborated with dozens of artists including a young Jay-Z, Tupac, Fat Joe.
  • Cover of Review: Curren$y's "The Drive In Theatre"
    Only a handful of artists release as much content as Curren$y does. Some can match the quantity, but none can top the quality. Spitta Andretti is known for releasing album-quality mixtapes at a constant rate, giving fans all they can digest.
  • Cover of Charlamagne Tha God Responds To Kanye's Diss
    Kanye West ranted hard a couple nights ago, directing much of his anger (this time) towards Charlamagne Tha God and Sway from the radio show, "Sway In The Morning." Kanye's comments, which were captured on video, were blasted as the following:
  • Cover of Omarion & Girlfriend Expecting First Child
     It appears that Omarion has plenty to celebrate on this Valentines Day. The MMG crooner announced on Friday that he and his girlfriend are expecting their first child together.
  • Cover of Kanye West Disses Charlamagne The God & Sway During "Yeezus" Tour Rant
    Kanye West kicked off the final dates of his "Yeezus" tour last night, with the first stop being in Pennsylvania at the Bryce Jordan Center. The rapper had one of his typical tour rants, although interestingly enough this one was aimed at Charlamange The God and Sway Calloway. 
  • Cover of Hottie Vs Hottie: Seahawks Vs Broncos (Super Bowl XLVIII Cheerleaders Edition)
    Regardless of who you think will triumph in Super Bowl XLVIII, let's take a moment to see which team wins for having the hottest cheerleaders.
  • Cover of It's Yo Birthday: Top 25 J. Cole Tracks
    J. Cole has so far clocked up a very commendable discography of 3 mixtapes, 2 EPs and 2 studio albums. For the North Carolina rapper, the grind has been very real, starting off as a young age creating tracks in his bedroom and hungry for a deal.
  • Cover of T.I. Talks Justin Timberlake Collaboration On "Paperwork" Album & Recording With Pharrell
    T.I. confirmed in recent months that he'd going down a different path than initially expected with his next album, Paperwork: The Motion Picture. It was originally going to be called Trouble Man: He Who Wears The Crown, but a new direction called for a new title.
  • Cover of Earl Sweatshirt Announces "Wearld Tour" Dates
    Earl Sweatshirt unfortunately missed the boat on the peak of the Odd Future hype, but he's taken advantage of the situation, making a name for himself, rather than leaning on the collective.
  • Cover of Awkword Reveals Art, Tracklist & Features For "World View" Compilation, Feat. Joell Ortiz, Harry Fraud, KRS-One & More
  • Cover of Jim Jones' Fiancee Chrissy Lampkin Arrested For Disorderly Conduct & Aggravated Assault
    According to TMZ (via a police department source from Edgewater, NJ) "Love & Hip Hop" star Chrissy Lampkin, who is also Jim Jones' fiancee, was arrested around 3 AM this morning after an altercation with another woman in a New Jersey bar.
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