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B.B. King Passes Away At Age 89
B.B. King Passes Away At Age 89 May 15, 2015 at 09:47am
Blues-- and more widely, music in general-- lost a legend last night. Revolutionary blues guitarist B.B. King passed away at age 89 in Las Vegas. His daughter, Patty, said he'd been in hospice care for the past two weeks for dehydration. Even after being diagnosed with diabetes almost 30 years ago, King pursued a relentless touring schedule, often performing 300 shows per year. Today, hip hop mourns the loss of one of America's true musical mavericks. Read artists' reactions to the news below.
Snoop Dogg's Funkiest Moments
Snoop Dogg's Funkiest Moments May 14, 2015 at 03:59pm
With the release of his newest album Bush this past week, Snoop Dogg dived into the funk world alongside producer Pharrell, but funk is hardly a new look for the California MC. Along with help from OGs like Stevie Wonder and Charlie Wilson and MCs like Kendrick Lamar, T.I. and Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg was able to deliver 40 minutes of straight funk, which happens to be the music that influenced his entire career.
First Week Sales Projections For Snoop Dogg's "BUSH"
First Week Sales Projections For Snoop Dogg's "BUSH" May 13, 2015 at 05:06pm
Snoop Dogg's new album is yet another reinvention for the versatile Doggfather, and while the singles he's released are pretty radio-ready, the first week sales are set to be fairly low. According to Hits Daily Double, BUSH will move 19-22k copies this week (21-24k including streams). 
Bow Wow Leaves Cash Money, Is Now Working With Snoop Dogg & Jermaine Dupri
Bow Wow Leaves Cash Money, Is Now Working With Snoop Dogg & Jermaine Dupri May 9, 2015 at 11:45am
Bow Wow, who's been rapping since age five, is ready for a new stage in his career. Now 28, the rapper just announced his departure from Cash Money Records, to which he signed over five years ago. He posted the video announcement to his Facebook, and he was quick to clarify: "This is a peaceful situation." 
Quiz: Which Snoop Are You?
Quiz: Which Snoop Are You? May 5, 2015 at 05:16pm
Snoop Dogg has gone through many transformations through out his lengthy career. That's bound to happen when you step foot in the game as a 21-year old, and you are now an adult in your mid-40s. As a young West Coast rapper under the wing of Dr. Dre, Snoop adopted a pretty a gangsta persona, or rather, he actually was a gangsta.
Stream Snoop Dogg's Upcoming Album "BUSH"
Stream Snoop Dogg's Upcoming Album "BUSH" May 5, 2015 at 08:57am
Last night we got another leak off Snoop Dogg's anticipated album BUSH, executive produced by Pharrell. The L.A.-dedicated "California Roll" features Pharrell and Stevie Wonder. If that wasn't enough funk for your Tuesday morning, you can give the album an exclusive listen via iTunes' First Play.
Rap Industry Recap: April
Rap Industry Recap: April May 1, 2015 at 09:17am
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.
Migos, A$AP Ferg, Ty Dolla $ign, More Confirmed For New Season Of Wild 'N Out
Migos, A$AP Ferg, Ty Dolla $ign, More Confirmed For New Season Of Wild 'N Out Apr 30, 2015 at 06:03pm
Since its original run, Wild 'N Out has always had some very high profile guest appearances from rappers, and now that it's back on the air, they've kept up their reputation. The new season will be premiering June 10th at 11 PM EST, and as always will be hosted by the multi-talented Nick Cannon. Today, the network has shared some of the guests we'll see on the show this season, and the list is long and impressive.
Snoop Dogg Has Some Big Features On His "Bush" Tracklist
Snoop Dogg Has Some Big Features On His "Bush" Tracklist Apr 29, 2015 at 12:22pm
As we've seen from interviews, Snoop Dogg appears to be pretty excited about his new album, and now that we've seen the tracklist for the LP, we can see why. The ten track album features some pretty phenomenal guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Charlie Wilson, T.I., and Gwen Stefani.Of course, each and every track might as well have a "Feat. Pharrell" tag, as the super-producer will be providing instrumental and vocal contributions to the whole album, which Snoop recently revealed would have very little rapping on it.
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.
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 & 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.