• What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
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    There are many out there who are still upset and lay dormant, content to grumble mildly because, after all, it has been a week. A week and two days, to be precise, since Macklemore took home Best Rap Album and Best New Artist at the Grammys, signaling a parade of heated discourse, Instagrams, tweets, Instagrams of tweets, and a general consensus from the “real hip-hop” community that...
  • Best Rapper Ad-Libs Currently In The Game
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    When used properly, ad-libs can really accelerate the popularity of an artist. Just ask Big Sean or 2 Chainz. These between-the-lines phrases are designed to hype up listeners, adding extra energy to their verses. Ad-libs tend to be funny, serious, or flat-out ridiculous. Recently, acts like Migos have taken ad-libs to the next level. While some rapper ad-libs can be annoying, there are those...
  • Rappers React To The Seahawks Winning The Super Bowl
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    Everyone was tuned in last night to the Super Bowl XLVIII, as the Seattle Seahawks seemed to easily beat the Denver Broncos, making many fans either extremely frustrated or extremely happy, depending on which side you were on. Although the Broncos managed to score some points in the latter half of the game, it was by no means enough to catch up to the Seahawks, who by that time were far...
  • Crew Love: A$AP Mob
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    As yesterday's flash mob in NYC proved, the A$AP name can still send fans into frenzied riots. A$AP Rocky was the first member of the crew to blow up, doing so with his 2011 mixtape Live.Love.A$AP, but the world was eventually introduced to the colorful cast of characters who make up his Harlem-based A$AP Mob crew. With fashion endeavors, guest spots, production credits, and eventually...
  • Love & Hip-Hop: Best Moments of Season 4
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    Monday nights on VH1 (referred to as #MenaMondays by some) is one of the most exciting nights for reality TV due to the fact that is when the drama-filled Love & Hip-Hop airs, causing the "twitterverse"to be on tilt from 8PM-9PM. From Erica Mena's crazy outbursts, Peter Gunz's newfound Stevie J-like persona, and "Joehiry's" rocky relationship, Love & Hip-Hop produces memorable moments...
  • New Nike LeBron 11 Fairfax PE
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    The Nike LeBron 11 "Fairfax" PE comes in both home and away colorways, but it looks as though these will be exclusive to the big-time Los Angeles based High School program. The away version features a yellow and gold build with red accents, while the home version is predominately white.  We also get a glimpse of the Nike LeBron 11 SVSM PE, in its green and gold glory,...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 2
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    The Grammys had a positive effect in terms of album sales, as those nominated and those who won both received a boost in the past seven days. Despite Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city not taking home a Grammy, the rapper still saw a spike in his sales and an almost twenty-spot jump up the charts. Of course, four-time Grammy winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also benefited this past week,...
  • Underrated Audio: January 25- January 31
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    As we do every week, we're bringing you some dope records that dropped in the last seven days, each of which deserve more views. This week was pretty busy in terms of major single releases, we saw the return of Luda with "Party Girls," we saw the return of Big Sean with his "1st Quarter" freestyle and we even got some free music from J. Cole, not to mention another comeback, from Cam'ron (with...
  • Hottie Vs Hottie: Seahawks Vs Broncos (Super Bowl XLVIII Cheerleaders Edition)
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    Regardless of who you think will triumph in Super Bowl XLVIII, let's take a moment to see which team wins for having the hottest cheerleaders.  It's not always easy to judge when we're taking into account two collective groups, so take some time to peruse the galleries above in order to make an informed decision.Is this a close call?  Or does one team take home the hardware in a...
  • Dope Air Jordan 1 Carbon Fiber Customs
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    The Air Jordan 1 "Carbon Fiber" comes to us by way of JBF Customs. The unique take on the classic Air Jordan 1 silhouette features carbon fiber paneling at the mid panel and toe box. Patent leather branding and suede round out the black/red/white Air Jordan 1. What's the word; Cop or Not?  
  • Pharrell Sightings
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    Pharrell's large hat at the Grammys got just about everyone talking, and has become a famous entity in and of itself. However many people have figured out by now that the hat was actually paying homage to the 1982 music video from Malcolm McLaren and the World's Famous Supreme Team, "Buffalo Gals".  We've decided to put together a quick gallery of Pharrell's hat through out...
  • Producers To Watch In 2014
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    2013 was dominated by emerging producers. Mike WiLL Made It and DJ Mustard, who seemed like newcomers at the top of the year, ended things off with major label artist deals, hits with some of the biggest artists in the game.  That being said, 2014 could be anybody's year. While some of the artists collected in this list are more renowned than others-- they all have the ability to raise...
  • Gameday Recap Slim Reaper vs. King James
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    LeBron James and Kevin Durant went head to head last night on the court, and both busted out new colorways of their signature sneakers. LeBron stuck with the Nike LeBron 11 for one full quarter! The red and black pair featured a white outsole and was hypnotizing, until he reverted back to the all-red Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 7. His counter part, Kevin Durant, laced up a black, metallic silver,...
  • Review: Isaiah Rashad's "Cilvia Demo"
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    Isaiah Rashad’s debut EP, Cilvia Demo, is very easily among the most captivating mainstream debut projects from a new artist since the likes of J. Cole, Drake or even label mate Kendrick Lamar. Cilvia Demo is the first official body of work from the young Chattanooga emcee. Through the record’s thematic contrast, Rashad constructs the conflicted, contemplative and deeply human image...
  • 10 Wildest Mascots In The NBA
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    Pierre the Pelican, mascot of the New Orleans Pelicans, has been catching a ton of heat for being too scary. It's understandable that organizations want their mascots to be fan friendly and compatible with kids, but at the same time this isn't a beauty pageant.  Sure, Pierre might be straight up terrifying to 80% of the adult population, but he's still out there going crazy for the city of...
  • Samples Of The Week: January 30
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    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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh...
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