• Jagged Edge's Kyle Norman Arressted For Aggravated Assault
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    Last fall, Veteran R&B group Jagged Edge began mounting a comeback, sharing a few new tracks while gearing up for an album. Now, they've hit a roadblock, as one of the members, Kyle Norman, has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault. According to local news, police responded to “a fight call between an engaged couple" at Norman's Atlanta residence, and found Norman's...
  • Chance The Rapper Says Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 & J. Cole Are On His Debut Album
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    Chance The Rapper's gotten himself some pretty famous fans. In a new interview with GQ (check out a pic from the photoshoot above), the Chicago native spoke on his yet-to-be-titled debut album, revealing that Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 and J. Cole all make appearances on it.  Perhaps unwilling to say anything else about his commercial debut, Chance spent the rest of the interview...
  • Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel & GS9 Plead Not Guilty To All Charges
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    Earlier today, Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and the eleven other GS9 members who were arrested in December all went to the Manhattan Supreme Court for their first hearing since being brought in on 69 different charges. Somewhat surprisingly, each and every one of them plead not guilty.  Shmurda, who swapped his previous attorney Howard Greenberg for Kenneth Montgomery, and Rebel both had their...
  • #TBT: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA
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    GZA will be 50 next year, and while the MC might spend more time working on his chess game than writing rhymes, he certainly paid his dues while releasing tons of classic material. GZA is the only Wu-Tang Clan member to have released an album before 36 Chambers dropped. Always ahead of the curve, he doesn't get the nickname 'The Genius' for nothing. He spits straight knowledge on his beats, and...
  • Pusha T & Consequence End Beef To Work On Kanye West's New Album
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    The other day we saw a picture of King Louie and Kanye West posted up in the studio, after King L received that coveted invite to go work on Ye's new album at his home in Hollywood. Of course you'd expect some of the G.O.O.D. family to also receive those invites, including former beefing partners Pusha T and Cons. HipHopWired reports that Consequence and Pusha Ton set past issues aside in...
  • DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Announce "PRhyme: The Tour" Tour Dates [Update: Your Old Droog & Boldy James Added]
    DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9"'s joint endeavor, PRhyme, hit shelves today, and is receiving no lack of positive feedback. If you enjoyed what you heard on the LP, you'll be able to see them perform tracks live as part of their "PRhyme" tour. "PRhyme: The Tour" is slated to kick off on February 18th, in Baltimore, Maryland. The tour will span a month, and take the duo to 24 cities, including New...
  • 10 Essential OG Maco Tracks
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    OG Maco is a really interesting, rising star in the rap scene. His music video "U Guessed It" garnered 21 million plays on YouTube since it was uploaded five months ago, and he has been on everyone's mind ever since. While his style can be pinned down as aggressive staccato rapping, OG Maco keeps us guessing. His Breathe EP is surprisingly well-spoken and intelligent, as the young ATLien raps...
  • Kanye Speaks About His Split With Nike, New Role With Adidas
    Kanye West went on The Ellen Show today to talk about a number of topics, including his departure from Nike and his new role with Adidas. No, Yeezy didn't deliver any news regarding the much anticipated 'Yeezi 3', but he did take the opportunity to give some insight into his time spent with The Swoosh.Kanye used phrases like 'lack of oxygen' and 'suffocation' in describing his partnership with...
  • Full Lil Wayne/Cash Money Lawsuit Surfaces
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    If you need some not-so-light reading today, you can have a look at the 21-page lawsuit from Lil Wayne, against Cash Money. After reporting on the suit yesterday, which is for $51 million, all the documents from the lawsuit have now surfaced online. Tunechi is suing Cash Money for breaching his contract, after they failed to pay up a total of $10 million for his work on Tha...
  • Samples Of The Week: January 29 (Lupe Fiasco Edition)
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    In weeks past, we've chosen to dedicate editions of Samples Of The Week to new albums by J. Cole, Fabolous and Joey Bada$$, which were all chock full of beats that utilized samples. This week, it's Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth that gets the nod, thanks to three particularly noticeable samples/interpolations. Read on to see where Lupe found the sounds to make his dope new...
  • Rihanna Covers i-D Magazine
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    Rihanna, forever on the cover of some magazine or another, adds another cover to her collection today with the new issue of i-D magazine. The pop sensation is currently prepping her new studio album, dubbed R8, and with new music on the way she aptly covers the music issue of i-D. Rih Rih just dropped off a new record with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, "FourFiveSeconds", which the three...
  • Kanye West Says He Doesn't Have An Album Title Yet
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    Kanye West sat down for an interview with Ellen today, as we learned earlier in the week. The rapper did not reveal the title of his forthcoming album, and that's because he doesn't have one yet. However, he did give Ellen the first look on his "Only One" music video, directed by Spike Jonze and starring his daughter North West. After premiering the music video for his lead single, Ye spoke with...
  • Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney To Reportedly Perform "FourFive Seconds" At Grammys
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    We haven’t heard much from Rihanna since 2012’s Unapologetic album, but after dropping off “FourFive Seconds” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney last weekend, Rih Rih is getting back to business. To make her comeback official, Rih Rih will be reportedly taking the stage at this year’s Grammy’s and performing her new single alongside Kanye West and Paul McCartney, according to a close...
  • Stream Doomtree's New Album "All Hands"
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    In December, Rhymesayers hip-hop collective Doomtree began rolling out their new album with the single "Gray Duck." Today, the full project, entitled All Hands, has arrived, and you can stream it below, via Bandcamp. Consisting of Cecil Otter, Dessa, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, P.O.S, Paper Tiger and Sims, the group have now released three official albums, with All...
  • Future's DJ, Esco, Spent 56 Days In A Dubai Jail For Marijuana Possession
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    Even in more conservative American states, getting caught with marijuana for personal use usually only gets you a misdemeanor offense. In Dubai, it's a different story entirely. Freebandz's DJ Esco (Future's official DJ), recently learned that the hard way when he took the rap for some weed found in a bag at the city's airport, an event that led to him spending 56 days in jail. Having been...
  • A$AP Rocky Speaks On His Role In The New Film "Dope"
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    By now, you probably know that A$AP Rocky has a role in the independent film "Dope," and that the film sold for $7 million following a successful showing at Sundance Film Festival. Now, Rocky has spoken on his role in the film, as well as his desire to keep acting, in a new interview with The New York Times. Read excerpts from the interview below.  NYT: You were really good in...
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