• OVO x Air Jordan 2 'Raptors' Images Revealed
    Last year Drake's OVO Air Jordan 12s made their way onto the hardwood courtesy of Toronto Raptors' center Amir Johnson, and it looks like there's more in the works for his hometown squad. An all-red Air Jordan 2 has surfaced which features an OVO Owl x Raptors branding on the ankle collar, and Toronto's '416' area code on the inside of the tongue. We've seen plenty of PEs from Drake and Jordan...
  • Willow Smith Releases New EP "3"
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    Both Willow Smith and her older brother Jaden Smith have been popping up quite a bit lately, as they've been dropping off some new records on their respective Soundclouds. 14-year old Willow (if you can believe it) dropped off "Cares" yesterday which featured herself on the drums. Today she follows it up with a surprise three-track EP. The short project has one feature from TDE's first lady SZA...
  • Birdman & Young Thug Cover RESPECT Magazine
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    Birdman continues to take Young Thug under his wing, although he may or may not be actually signed to YMCMB. Nevertheless, after doing a photo shoot together for Complex, they once again come together for the cover of RESPECT magazine's latest issue. Peep their black and white cover in the gallery above. The new issue hits newsstands on November 2nd, so pick up a copy to read RESPECT's...
  • 10 Horrorcore Tracks For Halloween
    Violence isn't an odd topic in hip-hop music by any stretch of the imagination; there probably hasn't been a mainstream rap album to hit stores this year in which an emcee didn't at least threaten to kill someone. Gun violence and homicide are an epidemic in hip-hop. Cannibalism, torture, and crucification, on the other hand, are harder topics to come by.  The following list is...
  • Wiz Khalifa Says He'd Like To "Break The Stigma" Of His Stoner Image
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    When you hear the term "stoner rap," Wiz Khalifa's certainly one of the first artists who springs to mind, and the vice versa of that is true too -- one of the defining characteristics of Wiz's music has always been his affinity for marijuana. But now, years into a career jump-started by the 2010 mixtape Kush & Orange Juice, Young Khalifa seems like he's ready to be defined by other...
  • Review: Run the Jewels' (Killer Mike & El-P) "RTJ2"
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    El-P was first brought to Killer Mike's studio to commission a beat, or two, for Mike’s R.A.P. Music. This was 2011, and Adult Swim creative director Jason DeMarco, the mutual connection, couldn't have possibly foreseen the two-headed beast he just spawned. By the end of the session, Mike knew he’d found the sole producer for his next album....
  • French Montana Announces Tentative Release Date For "Mac & Cheese 4"
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    Since French Montana began dating a Kardashian earlier this year, he's been in the news so much for his personal life (the relationship, subsequent breakup, and then a divorce on top of all of that) that it's easy to forget that he's been hard at work prepping his next album. During a recent visit to Sway In The Morning, French cut through an interview dominated by Kardashian questions to give us...
  • Stream Chief Keef & Gucci Mane's Collaborative "Big Gucci Sosa" Project
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    After teaming up together for a new track off Chief Keef's upcoming Back From The Dead 2 earlier today, Chief Keef and Gucci Mane return once more with a full stream for their joint effort, Big Gucci Sosa. Big Gucci Sosa is arriving tomorrow, the same day as Back From The Dead 2 hits iTunes, but they've come through with a stream a day early. Check out the tracklist below, and hit play to...
  • #TBT: J. Dilla
    James Yancey accomplished more with his 32 years on this planet than most people could do with 5 lifetimes. He cultivated a sound that has influenced the finest producers of today. Enough can't be said about this man's influence. Dudes like ?uestlove and Kanye West, who are amongst the most influential members of the hip-hop culture, damn-near worship the ground this dude walked on....
  • Handwritten Poetry From A 17-Year Old Tupac Surfaces
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    Here's a good way to celebrate Throwback Thursday. Today Noisey has unearthed some previously unreleased handwritten poetry from the legendary Tupac, written before his rise to fame, when he was just 17-years old. The rapper's first manager (who is also a poet herself), Leila Steinberg, is responsible for letting these handwritten gems see the light of day. The three poems, titled...
  • Kevin Hart To Host Cavs Vs. Knicks Pregame Show Tonight
    The New York Knicks will visit the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight and seemingly the whole world will be watching as LeBron James makes his official return to the Quicken Loans Arena. As part of the festivities, comedian Kevin Hart will host the pregame show on the NBA on TNT, along with Kristen Ludlow. Furthermore, Kendrick Lamar will host a pregame concert in the parking lot of the Quicken Loans...
  • Samples Of The Week: October 30
    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 honey".  This...
  • Benzino & Fiancee Reportedly Fired From "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta"
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    It appears as though Benzino and his fiancee Althea Eaton have been given the boot from "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta" reality TV show. According to reports, the firing is a result of a brawl that took place between Althea and her castmate, Joseline Hernandez. Althea and Joseline got into a violent fight during the "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta" reunion, which was captured on tape. Althea later...
  • Chris Brown Settles Two Lawsuits Stemming From Assault Cases
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    Chris Brown's pockets may be slightly lighter, but he's at least rid himself of the stress surrounding two lawsuits. Both stemmed from separate assault cases, the first, being the much-publicized fight in Washington, D.C., and the other, stemming from the time Breezy got into a fight with Frank Ocean and crew outside a recording studio in L.A. TMZ reports that Chris Brown settled...
  • Nas Previews New J Dilla-Produced Single
    Run The Jewels are earning critical-acclaim from just about every major publication for their new Run The Jewels 2 LP, but the biggest story to come from their fan appreciation night came from an entirely different hip-hop act: Nas. Dropping by the venue to support his Mass Appeal signees, the Queensbridge emcee offered some words of wisdom to Mike & Jamie before...
  • Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For R.F.C.'s "The Outsiders"
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    Smoke DZA & R.F.C., which consists of Al-Doe, Bluntsmoker, NYMLo, and 183rd, will be releasing their upcoming album, The Outsiders, in a few weeks on November 18th. Tonight, the project was made available for pre-orders on iTunes, which ultimately reveals the tracklist and artwork for it. The album will host 16 new records and feature guest appearances from some the industry’s biggest...
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