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  • Cover of Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Announces Headliners Jay Electronica & Raekwon
    Festival season is officially upon us, with Coachella really kicking things off this past weekend with OutKast as headliners.
  • Cover of Kanye West Headlines Outside Lands Festival
    The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco is a bit of a tradition, as it is known to SF natives. We now know that Kanye West (in addition to The Killers, remember them?) will headline the festival. It's good to know a little bit of Yeezus will be imbued in the city, if for a short while. 
  • Cover of Live Stream: HOT 97 Summer Jam Lineup Announcements [Update: Full Lineup Revealed]
    Hot 97 is announcing the line up for their annual Summer Jam festival as we speak. Watch below to see who will be hitting up the festival this year. We'll be live updating the list of performers as it happens, so make sure to check back for the full schedule.
  • Cover of Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup Announced With Kendrick Lamar As Headliner
    It's that time of year again, folks. The lineup for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival has been announced, and it finds Compton's own Kendrick Lamar headlining the event alongside Neutral Milk Hotel and Beck.
  • Cover of Eminem Rumored To Headline Lollapalooza 2014
    While the official lineup for Chicago's 2014 Lollapalooza music festival is yet to be announced, industry sources have revealed what are claimed to be the "confirmed" headliners of the festival.
  • Cover of Tyler, The Creator Announces New Tour Dates
    For those unable to make the big trek to SXSW in Austin, Texas this year, Tyler, The Creator has added a slew of tour dates (although none for New Zealand), in the upcoming months, in addition to his upcoming festival at SXSW, The Governors Ball, Sasquatch and Soundset.
  • Cover of Outkast, J. Cole, Childish Gambino & More To Perform At Osheaga Music Festival
    Osheaga music festival seems to be getting more rap-oriented every year. The official flyer for the event was released today, and while Oukast's name at the top of the bill was of no surprise, the many rappers that followed were pretty unexpected.
  • Cover of Soundset 2014 Festival Line-Up To Include Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Nas & More
    The festival news is pouring in these days, as we approach the spring/summer months. The seventh annual Soundset festival takes place in May, presented by Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents.
  • 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 Kanye West, Drake, OutKast & More To Perform At 2014 Wireless Festival [Update: J. Cole, 2 Chainz Announced]
    This year's Wireless Festival which takes place in the UK has quite the list of headliners. The newly-reunited OutKast will be hitting the festival as part of their 40-date festival run, alongside Kanye West, Drake and Pharrell. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T & More Set To Perform At Pitchfork Festival 2014
    Pitchfork's annual festival is usually more on the indie side than the rap side, but nonetheless they tend to incorporate a bit of hip-hop into the line-up. This year the festival has announced that Kendrick Lamar is headlining, as are Beck and Neutral Milk Hotel.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Talks Valentine's Day And Working With Drake
    Nicki Minaj's big year is behind her, only to look forward to another one this year. After officially responding to the Malcom X debacle, Minaj shifted the focus to her own upcoming projects, including her collaborations with Drake. Of this, she said:
  • Cover of 21 Anti-Valentine's Day Rap Songs
    Valentine's Day can be rather annoying in reality, with roses, teddy bears, and cards being shoved in our faces.
  • Cover of Valentine's Day: DOs & DON'Ts
    Guys can sometimes be a little clueless when it comes to romantic events like Valentine's day, so we've decided to give you a quick guide of DOs and DON'Ts guide to keep you out of trouble this V-Day.
  • Cover of Curren$y Announce Release Date For "The Drive In Theatre"
    Curren$y's recent leak with Action Bronson, "Godfather 4", has definitely done the trick of getting fans excited for the forthcoming project it will live on, The Drive In Theatre.
  • Cover of OutKast's Upcoming Festival Tour Dates [Update: New Dates Added]
    OutKast are gearing up for big things this spring and summer, as they take themselves on the road for over 40 different festivals tour dates, not to mention the possibility that they'll be starting a new album (!).
  • Cover of Nas Will Perform “Illmatic,” With DJ Premier, In Its Entirety At BUKU Music+Art Project
    The 2014 BUKU Music + Art festival is upon us, and will feature a very special act. Nas is going to perform, and not only is he going to perform, but he'll be doing the entire, seminal Illmatic record in it entirety, back to front.
  • Cover of OutKast Announce They'll Be Performing At Over 40 Festivals This Summer
    The OutKast news keeps getting better and better. Last week we received official news that the duo would headline the stage at Coachella 2014, followed up by the news that they'd also be performing at the annual Governors Ball in NYC. 
  • Cover of Tyler, The Creator Writes Gushing Letter About "Camp Flog Gnaw" & Performance With Kanye West
    Anyone that knows Tyler, The Creator is familiar with his Twitter account, which is a mix of complete absurdity, extreme profanity, up-typing, and enthusiasm for art of all kinds. His latest stream of consciousness letter, posted to the Odd Future tumblr earlier today, contains every one of those things.
  • Cover of Rock The Bells Cancels New York & Washington, D.C. Shows Due To Low Ticket Sales [Update: Guerilla Union Founder Confirms 2014 Return]
    This is pretty sad news. Rock The Bells, a hip-hop festival celebrating its tenth year, and which has been expanding over the years by visiting more locations across the U.S., has to cancel their remaining shows in New York and Washington, D.C. due to poor ticket sales.
  • Cover of 10 NBA Players Who Will Break Out In The 2013-2014 Season
    One of the many joys of a new NBA season is watching talented up-and-comers blossom into stars, making what sports fans vaguely refer to as "The Leap".
  • Cover of LeBron James Feels He Has No Rival In The NBA
    Speaking about his biggest rivals in the league today, LeBron James says there is no one individual rival for him. Measuring the greatness of LeBron has shifted from putting him up against Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and Paul Pierce, and is now about seeing how he stacks up against the all-time greatest players.
  • Cover of Kid Asks Kyrie Irving If He's "Going To Leave Like LeBron"
    After losing LeBron James to South Beach, the fans in Cleveland are understandably worried about losing their new franchise player, Kyrie Irving, to free agency.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Ends Set During First Song After Fan Throws Beer Can At Her
    Azealia Banks hasn't had a great experience at the Australian Listen Out festival so far. The rapper narrowly dodged a beer bottle thrown at her during her appearance in Sidney last weekend, and suffered a similar incident last night at the Melbourne date.
  • Cover of Tyler, The Creator & Frank Ocean Headline Odd Future Carnival [Update: Full Line-Up Revealed]
    For the second year in a row, Odd Future will be holding their OFWGKTA Carnival in L.A., and they have announced Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean as the headliners. 
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