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  • Hip-Hop Reacts To The Death Of Freddie Gray & Baltimore Riots
    Hip-Hop Reacts To The Death Of Freddie Gray & Baltimore Riots
    Apr 28, 2015 at 12:20pm
    On April 12, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore for possession of a switchblade, though it's still not clear why he was pursued in the first place. Police claim Gray was apprehended without force, though bystanders have suggested otherwise, and video evidence shows Gray screaming while being forced into the police's van. What happened next is still being investigated, though by the time Gray arrived at the police station, he was unresponsive, unable to talk or breathe.
  • Listen To Snoop Dogg Tell The Story Of The Time Him, Stevie Wonder, And An Extremely High Pharrell Got Together In The Studio
    Listen To Snoop Dogg Tell The Story Of The Time Him, Stevie Wonder, And An Extremely High Pharrell Got Together In The Studio
    Apr 26, 2015 at 09:07pm
    In an audio recording acquired by by HipHopDX, Snoop Dogg tells the story of the time he brought Stevie Wonder into the studio to record some harmonica for his upcoming album Bush. This all went down thirteen months ago. Snoop was in the studio with a very high Pharrell at the time. Here's what he said:
  • 10 Raunchiest Rap Music Videos Of All Time
    10 Raunchiest Rap Music Videos Of All Time
    Apr 22, 2015 at 09:13am
    In the world of rap, “raunchy music video” is almost always code for “ass-shaking fiesta.” Thus, when narrowing down this list from 30+ videos to 10, I was forced to take multiple criteria into consideration. Is the song any good? Was it popular?
  • Snoop Dogg Is Putting Money Into A Weed Delivery Startup
    Snoop Dogg Is Putting Money Into A Weed Delivery Startup
    Apr 14, 2015 at 07:44pm
    Snoop Dogg has been one of rap's most prominent stoners for decades, and now that weed is finally starting to be legalized in select states, the OG smoker is deciding to put some money into the industry.
  • Snoop Dogg & Pharrell's 10 Best Collabs
    Snoop Dogg & Pharrell's 10 Best Collabs
    Apr 14, 2015 at 02:06pm
    On May 12th, Snoop Dogg and Pharrell will link up to release their first joint album, BUSH. Although they haven't previously worked on an entire album together, this is far from their first rodeo as a team, as they have a joint hitmaking streak that extends back to The Neptunes' early 2000s heyday.
  • Rap Industry Recap: March
    Rap Industry Recap: March
    Apr 1, 2015 at 08:02am
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
  • 10 Rappers We Want To See Live With The Roots
    10 Rappers We Want To See Live With The Roots
    Mar 31, 2015 at 03:53pm
    The Roots have collaborated with nearly everyone in hip hop. As the rap scene's resident band, they've made music with everyone from Jay Z and Kanye to Rae Sremmurd and Miley Cyrus. There's literally nobody they can't pair up with, and their residency on Jimmy Fallon's talk shows has proven that.
  • Six Kendrick Lamar Songs Make Billboard's Hot 100
    Six Kendrick Lamar Songs Make Billboard's Hot 100
    Mar 28, 2015 at 09:44am
    Kendrick Lamar's latest album To Pimp a Butterfly has officially debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, giving K-Dot his first #1 album. Many of the album's tracks found their way onto the Billboard Hot 100 songs, as well. For the week of April 4, Kendrick had a total of six TPAB tracks on the 100 chart, including: "King Kunta", "The Blacker the Berry", "Alright", "Wesley's Theory", "These Walls", and "Institutionalized".
  • Nardwuar's 5 Most Memorable Interviews
    Nardwuar's 5 Most Memorable Interviews
    Mar 24, 2015 at 07:48pm
    As Drake said after he concluded his first interview with Nardwuar, a Canadian man who rocks a tartan hat and calls himself the "Human Serviette," "this guy is a legend." There's really no better way to put it: this guy's interviewed everyone from Nirvana to N*E*R*D, and always seems to unearth facts that no other interviewer in the game can. His earnest personality can throw some artists for a loop, but it doesn't take long to realize that despite the quirks, this man is one of the best in the business. 
  • AARP: Best Rappers Over 40
    AARP: Best Rappers Over 40
    Mar 21, 2015 at 05:37pm
    Isn't it crazy how some rappers just refuse to retire? Take Jay Z for example, he retired about a decade ago and that lasted all of no time at all. It's hard to put down something you truly love, and even though rap is a young man's sport, this list is dedicated to those who hardly age.
  • Snoop Dogg Is Producing An HBO Series
    Snoop Dogg Is Producing An HBO Series
    Mar 20, 2015 at 06:20pm
    As we wait on his Pharrell-produced album, BUSH, Snoop Dogg revealed that he has a major non-music project in the works. Snoop didn't perform at this year's SXSW, but he was a keynote speaker. For his keynote, he was interviewed by his longtime manager Ted Chung, and during their back-and-forth, Snoop revealed that he's currently working on an HBO TV series. 
  • #TBT: E-40
    #TBT: E-40
    Mar 19, 2015 at 08:14pm
    E-40 is still a relevant rapper in 2015, but is everyone aware of this dude's tenure in the game? The 47-year-old rapper has been crushing it since 1990 with his flamboyant style of rapping. He stayed in the underground until about 1995 when his album In A Major Way was released. Slowly, people started catching on to the west coast sound, where a quirky style of funky raps were taking over.
  • The 10 Best Movie Cameos By Rappers
    The 10 Best Movie Cameos By Rappers
    Mar 17, 2015 at 01:08pm
    Yesterday, we learned that Kanye West would be making an appearance in the upcoming sequel to one of Ben Stiller's best-loved movies: "Zoolander." It won't be the first time Mr.
  • Kendrick Lamar Shares Features On "To Pimp A Butterfly"
    Kendrick Lamar Shares Features On "To Pimp A Butterfly"
    Mar 15, 2015 at 10:21pm
    Details on the upcoming Kendrick Lamar album continue to roll in. Last week, we saw the initial tracklist to To Pimp a Butterfly, which included zero features. Today (March 15), Kendrick has confirmed there will, indeed, be a few noteworthy guests on the LP. 
  • RIP Nate Dogg: A Look Into The Work Of The Hook King
    RIP Nate Dogg: A Look Into The Work Of The Hook King
    Mar 15, 2015 at 04:27pm
    On March 15, 2011, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, who we know better as Nate Dogg, passed away from complications of multiple strokes. He left behind a body of work that includes the best hooks rap has ever seen.
  • The 10 Greatest Pen & Pixel Album Covers
    The 10 Greatest Pen & Pixel Album Covers
    Mar 13, 2015 at 02:24pm
    In the late 90s, a design firm in Houston, TX called Pen & Pixel defined the aesthetic of Dirty South hip-hop as the genre catapulted its way into the mainstream. The early versions of Photoshop allowed P&P to grab all sorts of images that wouldn't normally--or possibly--be able to fit into the same shot. Pen & Pixel also allowed rappers to resize themselves into the mis-en-scène, allowing them to become the larger-than-life personalities they rapped about in their music. 
  • Snoop Dogg Reveals Cover Art For "BUSH" [Update: Release Date Revealed]
    Snoop Dogg Reveals Cover Art For "BUSH" [Update: Release Date Revealed]
    Mar 10, 2015 at 09:50am
    After giving us a teaser trailer for the upcoming Snoop Dogg album, BUSH, set to be executive produced by Pharrell, Snoop follows up with official album art today. Keeping in the same theme as the trailer, the cover art has an array of green bushes with a blue dog in the foreground munching some bush (lol). It's pretty cool cover art.
  • #TBT: Nate Dogg Originals
    #TBT: Nate Dogg Originals
    Feb 26, 2015 at 03:03pm
    Last month we took a look at Nate Dogg's dopest features, but the late legend put out some incredible work of his own too. We felt it was only right to take a look at 10 originals Nate Dogg put out, including ones released by 213, his group with Snoop Dogg and Warren G.
  • Hype Williams' 10 Dopest Old School Music Videos
    Hype Williams' 10 Dopest Old School Music Videos
    Feb 21, 2015 at 11:06am
    Hype Williams may have only directed four videos in 2014, but that doesn't mean we can't all remember a time when every dope hip-hop video seemed to have Hype's fingerprints on it. Countless legendary MCs collaborated with Hype Williams, including the likes of Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest, and also R&B stars like Blackstreet, Aaliyah, Usher and Mary J. Blige. He is definitely the most prolific video director in the hip-hop world.
  • iLoveMakonnen Has Some Huge Features Planned For His Debut Album
    iLoveMakonnen Has Some Huge Features Planned For His Debut Album
    Feb 10, 2015 at 02:54pm
    Last year was iLoveMakonnen's breakout year, earning him a Grammy nomination for the Drake version of "Tuesday." On the red carpet, he's asked about his debut album, which he says should come out in June or July. If what he said holds true, Makonnen definitely won't go down as a one-hit wonder.
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