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  • Cover of 2014-15 NBA Second Half Preview: Eastern Conference
    NBA fans have been truly #blessed this season. The Western Conference is as loaded as ever. The East is finally making a statement of its own. Young talent like Giannis “The Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo and Andrew Wiggins are developing into promising stars.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & Mary J. Blige To Headline Essence Festival 2015
    It's no accident that most festival lineups are announced in the dead of winter. The thought of seeing your favorite artists performing on a beautiful summer day seems so unattainable during the miserably cold season that buying tickets to an event 6 months away seems like your only escape. 
  • Cover of Gangster Love Songs For Your Trap Queen
    Besides V-Day, there is another reason we decided to create this list. Yup, we're talking about that "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap. Translation: this track is a shout-out to your bomb ass female. Straight out of New Jersey, Fetty touches on the three most important things in life: money, your crib, and your girl.
  • Cover of Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Taps ILoveMakonnen, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels & More
    Festival season approaches, and today we've received yet another line-up this time for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival that goes down in Chicago. 
  • Cover of Hip-Hop Valentine's Day Cards To Give Your Bae
    Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you left your card shopping to last minute (cause really, who doesn't?), we've rounded up some hip-hop-themed Valentine's Day cards for you and your girl/boy. 
  • Cover of Drake, Kendrick Lamar & Nicki Minaj Headline UK Wireless Festival [Update: A$AP Rocky, Pusha T & More Added]
    The annual Wireless Festival in the UK has announced a rap-heavy line-up today, with headliners Drake, Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar set to perform during the three-day event.
  • Cover of Drake & Meek Mill Clown Kevin Hart's Outfit On Instagram, Hart Declares War
    Drake has always been pretty good at taking criticism, often participating in memes at his own expense.
  • Cover of Raekwon & Ghostface To Make Announcement At 2015 Sundance Film Festival
    One of the greatest duos in the history of Hip-Hop is heading to the Sundance Film Festival with an announcement to make. Raekwon and Ghostface will be at the Independent Filmmaker's Lounge event January 24th to make an announcement in regards to an upcoming project they're working on. 
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj To Headline 2015 X-Games
    Last year, Kanye West took the stage at the first-ever Austin, Texas-set X-Games, and continuing in that tradition, the event has asked Nicki Minaj to headline this year.
  • Cover of Drake Headlining Governors Ball 2015
    A day after we received the Coachella line-up, which includes Drake as a headliner, New York's Governors Ball music festival follows suit. The festival has also tapped Canadian Drizzy Drake to headline this year.
  • Cover of Big Sean, Mila J, John Legend & More To Perform At Power 106's "Valentine's Crush" Show
    Every February, Power 106 gathers a few artists to melt some hearts at their "Valentine's Crush" concert, and the initial lineup for 2015's event has just gone public. In a tweet that went out this morning, the L.A.
  • Cover of Tyler, The Creator Cries During N.E.R.D, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q & More Perform At Odd Future Carnival
    From the beginning, Odd Future's taste has been as visible as their music. When they first hit the scene, we knew they hated west coast jerking trends, and loved The Neptunes and Adventure Time.
  • Cover of Hip-Hop Vs. Everybody: 10 Rap/Non-Rap Feuds
    When hip-hop first started, beef was a reflection of the boxer-like competitive drive to establish yourself as the best in the business. Then came the advent of social media.
  • Cover of A3C Festival Line-Up Includes 2 Chainz, The LOX, B.o.B & More
    The A3C Festival is going all out this year, celebrating their 10-year anniversary with five days worth of rap music from all kinds of hip-hop artists, from mainstream to underground. The annual Atlanta festival has announced its full line-up today, which includes headliners 2 Chainz, Black Thought, The LOX and B.
  • Cover of Cee-Lo Green Still Under Fire, Dropped From Another Festival
    In case you missed the news last week, CeeLo Green made some disparaging remarks regarding rape. He subsequently deleted the tweets, but the damage was already done. His already struggling TBS show "The Good Life" was cancelled, as his comments marked the final straw for the network.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Meets Kanye West For The First Time
    Chance The Rapper is an outspoken fan of the one and only Kanye West, and the two Chicago natives finally had the chance to meet during this past weekend's Made In America festival.
  • Cover of Kanye West Takes Over "Made In America" Festival In Philadelphia
    Kanye West's set at Philadelphia's Made In America festival was surely the most anticipated of the night. Rumors from "multiple sources" claimed that Ye, who has been vocal about working on his new album, would be premiering some new material at the event.
  • Cover of East Coast Vs. West Coast: Revisited
    In case you're living under a rock and missed the story, Suge Knight caught a few strays the other night at a VMA pre-party. This raises a few burning questions that need to be answered. First, who's still inviting Suge Knight to these parties? Clearly where he goes, so do hella bullets.
  • Cover of ASAP Rocky Sued For Allegedly Slapping Female Fan
    Last year, it was reported that A$AP Rocky had been charged with assault, stemming from an incident at that year's Made In America festival where he allegedly slapped a female fan.
  • Cover of Kanye West To Headline Philadelphia's Made In America Festival [Update: Kanye & Iggy Azalea Added To L.A. Lineup]
    Jay Z and Budweiser's Made In America festival continues to expand with each year, and this summer is proving to be the biggest yet, with the festival taking over not just Philadelphia but Los Angeles too. The move to L.A.
  • Cover of Stream The 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Featuring Raekwon, Jay Electronica, CyHi The Prynce And More
    The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has now been going strong for ten years, and for this year's festivities (taking place today), they're offering a live stream of the event.
  • Cover of Jay Z & The Roots To Perform At Global Citizen Festival
    This year's Global Citizen Festival has announced a pretty strong line-up, consisting of headliners Jay Z and The Roots, as well as Tiesto and No Doubt, there seems to be a little something for everybody.
  • Cover of Kanye West Premieres 20 New Songs At A London Nightclub
  • Cover of Kanye West Plays 3 Drake Songs At Wireless Festival, Drake Responds
    Drake regrettably pulled out of his headlining slot at The Wireless festival this week, explaining that he was not well enough to make the date. Luckily, festival organizers were able to come up with a suitable replacement for Drizzy-- the always entertaining Kanye West.
  • Cover of Kanye West Performs At Wireless Festival; Gets Booed
    Kanye West made his way overseas Friday night and closed out the first day of the Wireless Festival in London.
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