Samples Of The Week: August 14

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...

  • Samples Of The Week: August 14
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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...
  • Kevin Durant Was Booed At Dodgers Game With Jay Z
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    Jay Z is trying to sign all the young talented professional athletes he can to his Roc Nation Sports agency.  One of his first major signings was inking a deal with the Thunder’s Kevin Durant, and Jigga brought his client out to a Dodgers game while they were in Los Angeles. Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook was at the game, along with L.A. Clipper Chris Paul, and L.A. native and former...
  • Charts Don't Lie: August 4th
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    Last week we contemplated the low sales for Ace Hood's Trials & Tribulations album. This week, we see a severe drop for Ace's album, at the same time we get a new entry with similarly low sales, Rich Gang. We all know those Young Money fans go hard for their rappers, however, it appears they didn't come out to purchase Birdman's YMCMB compilation (of sorts), Rich Gang. First off, the album was...
  • Episode 5 of Our Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Berner & More (Finale)
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    With the Under The Influence tour over, revisit HNHH and Taylor Gang's final vlog episode of life on the road with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky. In episode 5 of our look behind-the-scenes on the tour, we see a visual recap of the final performances as well as the crew partying on the road. Watch the full episode below and the entire playlist for all 5 Episodes. Did you hit up this show? Don't...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: August 23-29
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate...
  • Kris Humphries Is Selling Kim Kardashian's $2M Engagement Ring
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    Kris Humphries is making the final move to finally wash his hands of his ill-fated engagement to Kim Kardashian.   A source has learned that the new Boston Celtic is looking to auction off his engagement ring which he bought for Kim for around $2 million, but unfortunately, possibly due to the public circumstances of their fallout the ring is speculated to earn only a quarter of the price which...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: December 22
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    Last week we discussed the new effort from Beyonce which made waves in the internet over night, selling an astounding 80,000 units in just three hours. Apart from breaking an iTunes record, the album is well on its way to platinum, following the #newrules of her husband Jay Z. Bey surpassed her past record for first week sales, and it's possible that she'll maintain the #1 spot two weeks in a...
  • Air Jordan 1 Retro 94 Releasing
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    The Air Jordan 1 ’94 “Powder Blue” is scheduled to release February 8th, for $130. The Air Jordan 1 x Air Jordan 10 mashup features the popular "Powder Blue" color scheme alongside a white tumbled leather. Black handles the midsole, tongue and jumpman, and mixes with the powder blue for the iconic checkered inner lining.  
  • Kanye West Fell Asleep At LeBron's "The Decision" Taping
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    Following Dwight Howard’s “Dwightmare” this year was tiresome, and fairly annoying, but it was nothing compared to LeBron James’ decision of where to “take his talents” in the summer of 2010.  As you’ll recall, it all ended with a nationally televised special, “The Decision.”  A program in which LeBron James was interviewed by Jim Gray at a Boy and Girls Club surrounded by...
  • Air Jordan 3 - Retro Bright Crimson
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    The Air Jordan 3 - Bright Crimson's are releasing this week. The 3 has always been amongst the favorites of the Jordan collection. On this drop the shoe will feature a "Canyon Purple" on the elephant print & the sole, as well as "Bright Crimson" accents on a classic black canvas. Definitely a great look for spring 2013.  Release Date:  February 23 2013
  • Cudi Collabs: The Next Batch of Artists Kid Cudi Should Work With
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  • Danny Brown Reveals Production & Features For "OLD"
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    Danny Brown has already teased us with at least one confirmed track from his upcoming album OLD, and last night he took to twitter to reveal the full list of producers, as well as features on the project.  The production list features UK electronic producers like Rustie and Darq E Freaker, along with in-house beatmaker Skywlkr and Dilla-esque loopmaster/brother to Madlib, Oh No. The guest...
  • 15 Hot Girls Holding Basketballs
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    For a hoops junky, summer time brings out thoughts of sweating it out in the gym putting up jumpers, or getting in runs out on the concrete.  Of course, whether you play ball or not, you can appreciate the hot girls that come along with this.  As a tribute to things heating up and summer ball getting fully underway, we put together 15 photos that combine two of our favorite past times,...
  • Talking To Nipsey Hussle & 9th Wonder On "Face The World" & "TM3"
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    Although Nipsey Hussle has yet to release a debut album, the West Coast native keeps his fans locked with a steady flow of strong mixtapes. His Marathon series of mixtapes have seen Nipsey grow as an artist and evolve into someone unique in a rap game that is over-saturated with drug-talking and gang-affiliated rappers. The Marathon is continuing with the upcoming third mixtape, TM3: Victory...
  • Hip Hop's Most Outrageous Tattoos
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    This week the very sexy Ashlee Ray breaks down the long list of rappers with outrageous tattoo choices. From Game getting a new tattoo what seems like every other week, to Riff Raff's crazy assortment of brand names inked on his body, it seems like rappers may be the most tatted up people in the entertainment business. Check out the video below, and click through the gallery for an up-close...
  • Exclusive Interview: Nipsey Hussle Talks On His Partnership With DJ Skee, MMG, And What's Next
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    Last week Nipsey Hussle decided to let go X-tra Laps, which consisted of a slew of tracks that didn't make it onto The Marathon Continues, making his fans and blogs extremely happy. It also reminded us why we love Nipsey. We were able to reach him on the phone to talk about what the future holds, and also discuss his start in the rap game. Nipsey only recently partnered up with DJ Skee, the...
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