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  • 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.
  • Cover of Drake Pulls Out Of Headlining Slot At Wireless Festival Due To Illness
    While he was scheduled to deliver two headlining performances at Wireless festival this weekend, Drake has apparently been instructed by doctors that he is not well enough to perform.The rapper released a statement through the festival's site today, regrettably announcing that he is too sick to make the date, or even f
  • Cover of Kanye West Rants, Refuses To Rap Jay Z's Name At Bonnaroo
    Kanye West and Bonnaroo have a history. In 2008, Kanye had an infamously flawed set at the festival, going on hours late, and performing a severely shortened set.
  • Cover of August Alsina Talks Going Up Against Seasoned Artists For Upcoming BET Awards
    August Alsina is an r'n'b artist on his grind, and his grind is definitely starting to pay off.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Cancels Another Festival Performance Due To Illness
    Chance The Rapper was forced to cancel his second appearance at Coachella a few weeks back, after he was hospitalized due to "a combination of the flu virus and tonsillitis". A week or so later, he was ready to get back on the road, but has now cancelled yet another festival appearance due to illness.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi & Snoop Dogg To Headline North Coast Music Festival In Chicago
    The festival news keeps pouring in. While we learned earlier today that Murs' Paid Dues festival is cancelled this year, North Coast Music Festival in the Chi is going strong on their five-year anniversary.
  • Cover of The Hip-Hop Lover's Guide To This Year's Music Festivals
    Music festivals seem to be more popular than ever these days, causing hundreds of thousands of music enthusiast to splurge on passes, fly out of state or even the country, to camp outdoors and soak in live music alongside strangers in borderline unbearable heat for multiple days in a row.
  • Cover of Eminem & OutKast To Headline Austin City Limits Festival
    Eminem teased us recently about a big Texas-related announcement coming on 4/22, and as we hypothesized, the announcement is that the rapper will be headlining this year's Austin City Limits festival.
  • Cover of Eminem Teases Upcoming Announcement For Texas
    Eminem may be headlining a stadium tour with Rihanna, but it looks as though he's got something else big cooking, although we won't find out what until tomorrow.
  • Cover of Jay Z To Bring "Made In America" Festival To Los Angeles This Year [Update: Details Announced]
    Last night we received word that Jay Z and Beyonce may be planning a huge joint tour this summer, but of course, Jay has more than just that on his plate.
  • 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.
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