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  • 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.
  • 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.
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