• Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
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    Few rappers are as well-equipped to talk about classic albums than Nasir Jones. With almost twenty years of experience in the game and at least four generally-regarded "classic" albums, the Queensbridge emcee is just about the best mentor an up-and-comer could ask for. In a newly released interview with Complex, Nas offers words of encouragement for Kendrick on following up good kid,...
  • Lil Wayne Launching Sports Agency, Cristiano Ronaldo To Be First Client
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    According to a new report by TMZ, known sports fanatic Lil Wayne is well on the way to starting his own sports agency, already securing a potential first client in Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. Wayne has partnered with Polaris Sports, an affiliate of CAA and GestiFute, the company where Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is currently employed. According to the report, Wayne’s...
  • Lord Jamar Discusses Jay Z, Five Percent Nation & White Man Being The Devil
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    During a newly-published interview with Vlad TV, Brand Nubian rapper--and 30-year member of the Five-Percent Nation--Lord Jamar shared his thoughts on Jay Z's affiliation with the Nation. “There’s been little hints,” Jamar said. “I’ve heard him for a while now dropping little things in his music. Saying little—Giving slight acknowledgement to the...
  • Reek Da Villain Leaves Busta Rhymes' Imprint To Sign With Birdman
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    Reek Da Villain's video for "Go Off" seemed like it could be a big break for Reek Da Villain, until it magically vanished off the internet. It turns out, that particular track (which featured guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood, and Swizz Beatz) was somewhat of the tipping point for Busta Rhymes and Reek Da Villain's fall out. In a new interview Reek explains that Busta pushed to get...
  • Coolio Teams Up With PornHub For New Music Video [Update: Coolio Denies Any Partnership]
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    For readers who have been craving some new Coolio music in their life, today is your lucky day. Along with a new music video, the "Gangsta's Paradise" emcee is promising fans that new music is on its way. There's only one catch: they'll have to be a member of PornHub (the largest porn sight on the internet) to hear it all--at least until the material inevitably leaks to the rest of the...
  • A Contract Michael Jordan Signed In 1997 Is Selling For Over $30K
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    The largest single-season contract in NBA history is going up for auction. The original copy of Michael Jordan's $33 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, which he signed for the 1997-98 season, has already received $28,000 in bids. The initial estimate for the documents with MJ's signature was $30,000, and there is still a full week left of bidding so it looks like the contract will eclipse...
  • Jeremih Announces New Mixtape "Not On My Album"
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    Although Jeremih just surprised fans a week ago with the release of his long-awaited No More EP with producer Shlohmo, he's got more tricks up his sleeve. After dropping off a new visual today for a record with fellow Chi-town artist Chi Hoover, "She Know It", he's announced a new project on the way. The project has a to-the-point title, Not On My Album, and is slated to drop on August 4th....
  • Iggy Azalea To Host Return Of MTV Show "House Of Style"
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    Australian rap beauty Iggy Azalea is blowing up, and there's no stopping it. MTV is keeping the momentum going, but tapping the chart-topping rapper to host the re-launch of their TV show "House of Style." "House of Style", some may recall, was started back in 1989 with model Cindy Crawford as the host. The show documents the ever-evolving fashion in the music industry, which means Iggy will be...
  • The G-Unit Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
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    For the past two weeks, we've been polling you on your favorite versions of popular tracks. Last week Kevin Gates (somewhat surprisingly) took the cake in the "Cut Her Off" battle, and the week prior, G-Unit won the "0 To 100" contest by a landslide. Due to the overwhelmingly positive reception of Fif and Co.'s ongoing reunion, we though we'd make things a little trickier by making y'all choose...
  • Future Announces European "Honest" Tour Dates
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    Future is bringing his new album Honest overseas for the fans with an announcement of European tour dates. After successfully completing a North American tour run, European fans will be able to catch Future perform cuts off Honest live. in November. The tour kicks off in Birmingham, UK on November 2nd, and runs through out the UK, France, Italy, Netherlands and more until November 20th in...
  • Drake Calls Himself & J. Cole The "Two Kings" Of The Rap Game During L.A. Show
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    Earlier today we posted footage from J. Cole's "Dollar And A Dream" tour finale in Los Angeles last night. The ColeWorld MC went out with a bang, performing two shows in one night, with each show seeing a different surprise guest: Kendrick Lamar and Drake. We saw brief footage from K. Dot's time on stage, and now plenty of Instagram clips are circulating from Drizzy's time on stage. Drake's...
  • Samples Of the Week: July 24
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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...
  • Real vs. Fake: 'Legend Blue' Air Jordan 11
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    The 'Legend Blue' Air Jordan 11 will officially be releasing on December 20th. The highly coveted sneakers are already producing a mass hysteria though the release is still months away. Fear of not being able to land a pair has led some to purchase the kicks for well over retail via early-release online vendors. The problem with that is you don't know what you're truly getting, and the odds are...
  • Nicki Minaj Reveals Sexy Single Art For "Anaconda"
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    Nicki Minaj dropped off some new single artwork for a song called "Anaconda" that is sure to make waves on the internet for the art alone. The YMCMB first lady bares her backside on the art, wearing nothing but a pink thong, a pink bra and blue kicks. Taking to Instagram and Twitter to reveal the art, she announced that we can expect the song to hit iTunes on July 28th, which is in four days...
  • Memphis Bleek Confirms Jay Z Ghostwrote Lyrics For Him
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    One of the more notable guest appearances on Jay Z's classic debut album Reasonable Doubt was from a 15-year-old emcee by the name of Memphis Bleek. While Bleek would eventually grow into a solo success, scoring a few hit singles of his own in the early 2000s, the rapper now confirms that his vocals on Jay's debut were entirely ghostwritten by his eventual label head. “He...
  • DJ Mustard Reveals Five Beats That He Wishes He Had Produced
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    It's always interesting to see where producers draw inspiration from when crafting their original instrumentals. For DJ Mustard, current "it" producer on the West Coast, inspiration comes from a wide variety of genres--at least according to a new interview with XXL. When asked what beats he wished he had made himself, Mustard selected beats from Calvin Harris, Cardo, Robin Thicke, and Timbaland....
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