• DJ Premier To Produce Album With Loaded Lux
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    DJ Premier has his hands full nowadays. On top of producing an entire collaborative project with Royce Da 5'9'', the legendary producer has also agreed to handle the boardwork on upcoming album from battle rapper Loaded Lux. “I was like, ‘Yo, we gotta work on a project,'” Premier tells RapIsOuttaControl. “We haven’t put it out there, but we’ve been having...
  • Review: T.I.'s "Paperwork"
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    Following the release of T.I.’s last two somewhat lackluster albums, 2010's No Mercy and 2012's Trouble Man, combined with the rise of new age rap stars like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Meek Mill, and the fact that ten-year plus veterans like Lil Wayne and Kanye West are continuing to inch closer and closer to icon status with every project they drop, T.I.’s standing in hip hop's...
  • Kendrick Lamar's "i" To Serve As The Theme Song For 2014-2015 NBA Season
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    Kendrick Lamar released one of the most anticipated records of the year a few weeks back when the powerful “i” impacted our headsets out of nowhere. Capitalizing on K Dot’s popularity and the record’s self-empowering message, the NBA has decided to go ahead and use the song in their 2014-2015 promo ads. The single will serve as the backdrop to the NBA’s...
  • Jared Evan & Statik Selektah Announce New Album "Still Blue" [Update: Artwork And Tracklist Revealed]
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    After having great success on their 2013 project Boom Bap & Blues, NYC artist Jared Evan and super-producer Statik Selektah have decided to join forces once again and release another new project together titled Still Blue. Making the announcement earlier today, Jared Evan took to his Twitter account and released a new Rik Cordero-directed album trailer for the project. With little details...
  • Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Announce New Project "Surf"
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    The other day Chance The Rapper and his Social Experiment band hit us with a new jam "No Better Blues." As it turns out, Chance has been working on a lot more music, not to mention, a new album (or three). The rapper who broke out with his Acid Rap mixtape has been relatively low-key since then, despite his stock rising way up. He's yet to ink a major label, choosing to remain independent,...
  • T.I. On Snoop Dogg's Apology To Iggy Azalea: “I Didn’t Make Snoop Do Anything”
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    T.I. is becoming known as much for diffusing tense situations as he is for his musical output. Tip has done everything from talk down a jumper, to making peace between Rick Ross and Jeezy over the last couple of years, but his most recent crusade was on behalf of his friend and frequent collaborator, Iggy Azalea. Snoop Dogg launched what seemed to be a random attack on Iggy Azalea on his...
  • Kanye West Snagged "Feel Good" Instrumentals From S1 For His New Album
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    Producer S1 has worked on Kanye West's last two solo albums, having his production work featured on the songs "Power" and "Guilt Trip." After he revealed yesterday that the latter was originally planned for Watch The Throne (and had a Jay Z verse on it), another interview with the DJ Booth has surfaced in which he gives a clue about what Kanye's Yeezus follow-up will...
  • Mac Miller Reportedly Signs $10 Million Deal With Warner Bros
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    Mac Miller proved that a rapper can be successful as a completely independent artist, paving the way for artists like Macklemore who found similar benefits doing things on their own. This makes news that Mac has signed with Warner Bros. an even bigger deal, making this his first ever pairing with a major label. According to FADER, Mac will take his indie label, Remember Music to Warner as an...
  • Skip Bayless Believes Kobe's Rape Charge Helped Him Sell Sneakers
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    Before Kobe signed with Nike, whom he has produced 9 signature sneaker with, he was an Adidas athletes. The Black Mamba inked a deal with the three stripes fresh out of Lower Merion High School, which resulted in a number of 'less than popular' releases including 'The Kobe' (that space-boot looking, cinder block of sneaker). After 6 years, Kobe jumped ship and signed with Nike as a sneaker...
  • Remix Fix: Tristin Perry's Old-School Flavored "Gas Pedal"
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    Tristin Perry is so new that we don't know who he is, if he's a he, or where he's based (so please hit us up Tristin)! But, his remix of Sage The Gemini's, "Gas Pedal," is off the hook.At ten days old, this remix boasts live drum sounds, funk bass, and and an old-school vibe that fades into newer synth sounds in the second hook. There's also a dope groove and keys solo at the end. Plus who...
  • Chief Keef Reportedly Dropped From Interscope [Update: Keef Confirms Via Twitter]
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    Since Chief Keef signed with Interscope in Summer 2012, he's given them his debut album, Finally Rich, and... not much else. Since dropping that project in Decemeber 2012, Keef has not only failed to put out a follow-up, but his already-lengthy rap sheet has gotten longer -- and now Interscope has reportedly dropped him from their roster. AllHipHop says they have info from an...
  • ESPN Magazine Says Kobe Is Destroying The Lakers
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    Kobe Bryant, now 36 years old, is gearing up to embark on his 19th NBA season and he appears to be more motivated than ever. Having only played in six games last season, and watching the Lakers crumble in his absence, the Black Mamba is prepared to prove to the world that he isn't over the hill just yet. ESPN begs to differ. During an annual #ESPNRank of the top players in the league, Kobe found...
  • Photos: Kanye West, Chris Brown, YG & More Attend Teyana Taylor's "VII" Listening Party
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    It may take a little while for artists to release their debut albums on GOOD Music, but when they do, they always get a proper talking up by label head Kanye West. No one will ever forget Ye's "Everything is Pusha T!" speech at the My Name Is My Name listening party, and while the Yeezus rapper did his best to be a little more restrained in his talk at Teyana Taylor's VII release, he ended...
  • Joe Budden Announces "Some Love Lost" Tour With Emilio Rojas & Emanny
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    Joe Budden recently hit us with the tracklist and artwork for his forthcoming solo album, Some Love Lost, to continue the series from 2013's No Love Lost. The 1/4 of Slaughterhouse is planning to drop the album on November 4th, and along with that, you can expect the rapper to go on tour to further promote the LP. Joe Budden is taking his artist Emanny on the road as well as past...
  • Hip-Hop & Social Media: Snoop Vs. Iggy Edition
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    As social media become more ubiquitous than ever in our interpersonal networks, interactions between celebrities become fodder for our inner voyeuristic tendencies; from the live-tweeting of births to trivial jabs at peers, exchanges posted online manage to garner global audiences, sometimes bringing forth meaningful conversations about societal behaviors that otherwise would be left unspoken....
  • Stream Stalley's Upcoming Debut Album "Ohio"
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    Stalley is gearing up for his debut album, Ohio, to be released on October 27th. In a similar fashion to Black Milk, for whom we just received an album stream in advance of If There's A Hell Below, Stalley also lets go a full stream of Ohio one week prior to its release date.  The underdog of the MMG crew has enlisted several big-name features to assist him on Ohio, among them, Rick Ross,...
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