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  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: September 11
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Wale Parts Ways With Roc Nation
    With Wale attracting lots of #UNOTMMG hate in the wake of Meek Mill's comments about him a few months ago, it appears the DMV rapper has been ousted from another club: Roc Nation. Signed to Jay Z's management company since 2009, Mr.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 8)
    Remy Ma's home, but not much has really changed. This week was pretty eventful though. Nicki Minaj's Sir-Mix-A-Lot-sampling "Anaconda" dropped, and she was a feature on Juicy J's latest club-burner, "Low," which also featured an excellent verse from Chicago's Lil Bibby.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Speaks On Meek Mill/Wale Conflict
    The other week things seemed precarious within Maybach Music Group, as Meek Mill publicly outed Wale for what he saw as a lack of support on his upcoming LP Dreams Worth More Than Money. Of course, Wale had his own side of the story to share, which he did via Instagram later that same day.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: July 10
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Calls Out Wale For Not Promoting His New LP [Update: Wale Responds]
    There could be tensions rising within the Maybach Music Group if Meek Mill's recent tweets are any indication. As we reported yesterday, the MMG rapper announced a release date for his forthcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Hits The Studio With Wale, Tyga, Chris Brown & Big Sean
    Thanks to Instagram, we get an inside look at the daily lives of all our favorite rappers, and often times, 'daily life' involves going to the studio at some time or another. A lot of rappers are night owls and thus hit the studio late at night until the wee hours of the morning.
  • Cover of 10 Rappers Who Switched Their Style Up
    Superman isn't Superman if he inexplicably switches from superpowered do-gooder, to some sort of motorcycle-riding anti-hero, to maniacal villain, and back and forth between the extremes. Such mythology is a big part of the hip-hop culture, as well as proper marketing.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: May 22
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Wale Reveals That Pete Rock And DJ Premier Are Working On "The Album About Nothing"
    Though no release date has been announced, anticipation is already building for Wale's upcoming album, The Album About Nothing. Previously, we reported that J. Cole and DJ Premier were working with Wale on the release, and now, we can add legendary producer Pete Rock's name to that list.
  • Cover of Fat Trel Discusses "GLEESH" Mixtape, Differentiates Himself From Wale
    For those unaware, Washington, D.C. emcee and new Maybach Music Group signee Fat Trel just dropped a mixtape titled GLEESH. The 15-track project features Rick Ross, Wale, Rockie Fresh, Stalley and more, with production from DJ Tree Gotti, Sloan, Harry Fraud, Young Chop and others.
  • Cover of Wale Is Working With J. Cole & DJ Premier On "The Album About Nothing"
    Wale recently made headlines for an altercation he had with a Twitter troll, who he approached IRL at a WWE match this weekend, leading to a bit of a scuffle.
  • Cover of Wale On WWE Incident: "I Just Kind Of Mushed Him A Little Bit"
    Wale can not seem to hold back from responding to his haters. While attending a WWE event in Washington yesterday, the MMG rapper was taunted on Twitter by a user claiming to be in the same building, and it wasn't long before the rapper sought him out.
  • Cover of Wale Confronts Twitter Troll At WWE Event In Washington D.C [Update: Video Surfaces]
     The smackdown was being laid down in Washington D.C on Monday night, and not just by the WWE wrestlers.
  • Cover of 25 Professional Wrestling References in Hip Hop
    Professional wrestling and hip hop – sounds like an odd combination, but the two cultures that have a lot in common and quite a lot of respect for each others craft. Wrestling federations, whether it has been WWE, WCW, or TNA have all dabbled in hip hop.
  • Cover of Juicy J Says He Has No Beef With Wale, Talks "The Hustle Continues" Album
    Juicy J is edging into mainstream popularity, with strip club anthems that spread like wildfire, and a notable feature on Katy Perry's hit single "Dark Horse." The rise in his stock comes with an increase in his fan base, as those who are unfamiliar with Three 6 Mafia discover the rapper as a solo artist alone.
  • Cover of TV Show "Game Of Thrones" To Release Rap Mixtape "Catch The Throne" [Update: Tracklist & Release Date Revealed]
    Two weeks back, while speaking to Revolt TV, Big Boi made mention of his love for the TV show "Game of Thrones", and revealed he had a mixtape on the way inspired by the show.
  • Cover of Wale Tattoos Biggie & Tupac On His Legs
    Tattoos are a big part of hip-hop culture, we've seen many rappers pay homage to their favorite artists or notable figures by way of their tattoos. Drake tatted Aaliyah on himself (as well as his dad's mugshot), while Game paid respects to Trayvon Martin and Nate Dogg, among others, this past year with new tattoos.
  • Cover of Wale Announces "Album About Nothing" For The Fall
    Wale was off the Twitter tip for a period time, stemming from all the drama centered around his angry phone call to the Complex offices when they snubbed him on their year-end lists.
  • Cover of Justin Bieber Spotted With Rick Ross, Wale, Stalley, Jermaine Dupri & Diddy
    When he's not busy getting into trouble with the cops, whether that be in the U.S. or in Canada, or sucking on stripper nipples, Justin Bieber is in the studio with rappers. Obviously.
  • Cover of Wale Explains Twitter Hiatus In New Letter
    Wale was off Twitter for a minute, but he resurfaced on the social media outlet this week.
  • Cover of Wale Speaks On Making It Without Being A "Media Darling" On The Breakfast Club
    Wale put out a hit album last year, but his angry phonecall to Complex in wake of them leaving The Gifted off of their year end list ended his 2013 on a weird note.
  • Cover of Wale Talks About Spazzing On Complex
    As tends to happen with Wale, he momentarily lost his cool during a phone call with Complex last week, and the phone call itself (which Complex recorded) ended up circulating the web. The reason for Wale's call was due to the fact that the MMG rapper had been neglected from Complex's year-end 50 Best Albums of 2013.
  • Cover of Wale Spazzes On Complex Over Their 50 Best Albums Of 2013 List [Update: Wale Responds]
    We're at that time of year when just about every publication is working on their year-end list (count us among them), and while they're not necessarily meant to ruffle feathers, that can happen, when artists feel like they are unjustly excluded from these lists.
  • Cover of Wale Tells Us How To Reject Women Like Mutombo
    Dikembe Mutombo has been a mainstay reference for rappers since the 90s.  Usually rappers are talking about how big they are, on the block, or how their money is "long like Mutombo."  
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