• A Tale Of Two Kendricks: "i" Vs. "The Blacker The Berry"
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    On paper, the two new Kendrick Lamar songs we've received in the past six months couldn't be more different. The first, "i", was deemed a departure from his acclaimed 2012 album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, and compared to Pharrell's "Happy" and OutKast's "Hey Ya" in varying degrees of disdain by fans on Twitter. "The Blacker The Berry", released yesterday, was another story...
  • 5 Times The Grammys Got 'Best Rap Album' Wrong
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    With the Grammys coming up this Sunday, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at the times they have upset us, the hip-hop community, the most. Because nobody is perfect and the Grammys are certainly no exception.  While there are a few time they got the 'Best Rap Album' right (and we will take a look at the flip side of this list later today, so keep an eye out), there...
  • The Yeezus Blessing: A History Of Kanye West's Co-Signs
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    You may not agree with everything Kanye West says--in fact, it would be worrisome if you did--but you can't deny his omnipotence as a tastemaker. If Kanye says it's hot, it's hot. Many of today's household names were once unknowns, and thanks to Yeezy, we can now enjoy their them in their full spotlight. The Grammy's prime nemesis has won more Awards than anyone his age--21 total. He's released...
  • 5 Reasons You Should Be Listening To Peewee Longway
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    In an Atlanta currently populated with colorful stars such as Migos, Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug and Rome Fortune, Peewee Longway tends to slip under the radar. He's not as prolific as his peers, has yet to score a big radio hit and had the misfortune of being signed to 1017 Records just as Gucci Mane went away to prison, all of which make him less visible to the public. But even with those...
  • What We Learned From A$AP Rocky's Tumblr Q&A
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    No album in 2014 left some A$AP fans disgruntled, but last night, Rocky took to his tumblr, Flacko Jodye Season, to answer any, yes any, and all questions that came his way. "Dashboard Confessions" was followed by the release of the "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2" video. The Q&A features revelations on Rocky's personal preferences in many areas of interest, including: weed, sex, and music. Get the...
  • Big Sean's Best Wordplay On "Dark Sky Paradise"
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    Big Sean has always been a gifted wordsmith. Puns, metaphors, similes--you name it. On occasion, though, he's been guilty of reaching: "ass-quake, ass-tate, ass-tray..." He's better than that. And on Dark Sky Paradise he proves it. Lyrically, this is Sean's deepest work, but he doesn't ditch the wordplay games. In fact, some of these bars are his wittiest ever. These rhymes will have you doing...
  • Big Sean's "Dark Sky Paradise" By The Numbers
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    After months of singles, promotion and interviews, yesterday marked the release of Big Sean's hotly-anticipated third album, Dark Sky Paradise. Packing in tons of witty wordplay, Sean Don made what is probably the best album of his young career, and now comes the time to break the whole deluxe edition down in a new edition of "By The Numbers." This time, in addition to lyrics, we look at the...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 22
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    Obviously the biggest topic of this week's Charts is Drizzy Drake. The rapper utilized the surprise release tactic that we've seen several artists find success with over the last year or two, and it definitely paid off for him as well. His commercial mixtape dropped suddenly late last Thursday night, and with no other option for download apart from iTunes, Drake assured his loyal OVO fanbase...
  • Vinylz Talks About Creation Of J. Cole's "Tale Of 2 Citiez" & Big Sean's "Blessings"
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    Vinylz already had a pretty big 2014, but he's setting himself up to have an even bigger 2015. You probably saw the name Vinylz in 2014, or at least you might recognize it, but you probably aren't super familiar with who he is a producer. His frequent collaborator though, Boi-1da, is definitely a name you know a thing or two about. Vinylz is next up, after having a hand in plenty of productions...
  • Childish Gambino's Most Unexpected Career Moves
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    Yesterday, we learned that Donald Glover might not be calling himself Childish Gambino for much longer. As that's the only rap name we know him by, this came as a bit of a shock, but it's far from the first surprising move of his career. Ever the unconventional MC, Gambino is always throwing people for a loop, whether due to unexpected collaborations, attention-getting soundbites from...
  • All The Quotables From Kanye West's Breakfast Club Interview
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    With a wealth of new music, including two collaborations with Paul McCartney, surfacing in conjunction with the release of his "Yeezy: Season 1" line with adidas, Kanye West has been back in the spotlight and bigger than ever. After his stunt at the Grammys, everyone's been wanting to get a piece of Yeezy's mind. With Kanye, cringeworthy sound-bites come alongside moments of genius, and...
  • Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Kid Ink & More Make Super Bowl XLIX Predictions
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    The Super Bowl is imminent. With the 49th annual Super Bowl going down this Sunday, February 1st, we decided to get word from various hip-hop artists on who they think will take the cake at the championship game.  This year's game will see the New England Patriots compete against the Seattle Seahawks, with half-time show performances covered by Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and Missy...
  • Classic Rotation: Eminem's "Slim Shady LP"
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    "In my entire career in the music industry, I have never found anything from a demo tape or a CD. When Jimmy played [Eminem’s demo], I said, 'Find him. Now.'” -Dr. Dre Few men have had the kind of impact on hip-hop history like Eminem has. Actually, it’s arguable that no man has ever had that kind of impact. Slim Shady LP, the commercial debut album from Marshall Mathers took...
  • Top 5 Ridiculous Stunts From MTV's "Pimp My Ride"
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    Recently, we felt our childhood selves get pimp slapped back to reality with the forthcoming allegations that MTV's "Pimp My Ride" is guilty of deceiving both its viewers and contestants. The monitors on the back of each headrest rarely worked, high-tech contraptions were added just for TV, and contestant reactions were exaggerated. Indeed, some were even prepared for Xzibit's arrival at their...
  • Chris Brown & Tyga's 5 Most Memorable Collaborations
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    Whether they're teaming up against Drake on Hot 97 or popping bottles together in the club, Chris Brown and Tyga have had quite the bromance going for a number of years now. Along with scandals and drama galore, the duo are also responsible for some of the finest pop-rap tunes in the last five years. Today marks the release of their new joint project Fan Of A Fan: The Album, so we thought we'd...
  • Review: Kid Ink's "Full Speed"
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    Last year in March, Kid Ink reached a big milestone for a new artist: his single “Show Me” featuring Chris Brown went double Platinum. From grinding as an independent rapper to becoming a major label draw with his RCA debut, My Own Lane, Ink has proven worthy of the title "radio hitmaker." “Show Me” took over the rap game in 2014 that the response allowed him to...
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