Mike WiLL Made It defends his Rae Sremmurd artist and calls out the copy-cats.
Apple Music Will Pay Artists Royalties During Its 3-Month Free Trial Period Jun 22, 2015 at 12:35am 10,870 Views
Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple Music Sunday morning expressing displeasure that the company would not be paying artists and content owners any royalties during its three-month trial period.
Vince Staples much-anticipated debut double album Summertime '06 isn't due to drop until June 30, but the Long Beach rapper went ahead and gave NPR a sneak peak!! Thank you gawd.
Stream Mary J. Blige's Made In America Concert On Liberty Island Via TIDAL Jun 21, 2015 at 08:27pm 2,366 Views
Mary J. Blige is about to rock a show underneath the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island that will be broadcast across the harbor on Governor's Island with Mary J. as a 40-foot hologram.
Chief Keef's Instagram may be 95% pictures of him playing paintball, but he took the time today to post the cover art of long-awaited project Bang 3 and announced that he will release it on July 3rd.
Two men have pled guilty in the January 2014 murder of Wiz Khalifa's 20-year old uncle Imani Porter, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. 21-year-old Michael Wolford was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison and 19-year-old Jaron Young was sentenced to 12 1/2-25 years. Homicide charges against 21-year-old Paul "Los" Sanders were withdrawn; he was sentenced to 9-18 months on felony heroin charges.
Meek Mill Reveals Huge Features On "Dreams Worth More Than Money" Jun 21, 2015 at 04:12pm 71,459 Views
While it's rumored to be released later this month, we still don't know a whole lot about Meek Mill's upcoming sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money. Following his interview with UK DJ Charlie Sloth, we now know some of the big names who will appear on the project.
Kendrick Lamar Wrote "The Blacker The Berry" Soon After Trayvon Martin's Death Jun 21, 2015 at 03:59pm 14,789 Views
As much as Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly has been talked about, by critics, fans, and Kendrick himself, we're still learning new things about the album each time it's brought up.
Lupe Fiasco has always made his political views an integral part of his music, but he's also taken his thoughts to other mediums. Today, he's chosen to pen an open letter on Instagram, addressing thoughts on racism following the recent shooting in Charleston.
Underrated Audio returns once more. The weekly feature provides you with some of the most-fire yet least-viewed records that we featured on the homepage this past week. Whether they were simply overlooked because the artist name was not familiar, or perhaps they just weren't seen at all, we want to give them a second chance at your iTunes here.
Kanye West Hangs With Outkast, 2 Chainz & More At Atlanta Waffle House Jun 21, 2015 at 10:01am 23,942 Views
It's tough to catch Kanye West with a smile on his face these days, but when you're hanging out in a waffle house with Andre 3000, it's pretty much impossible to mean mug. Following his surprise performance at 107.9's Birthday Bash 20, Kanye joined a few of his favorite ATLiens at their favorite late night spot.
50 Cent Says Chris Brown And Kendrick Lamar Will Appear On "Street King Immortal" Jun 20, 2015 at 11:28pm 27,067 Views
In an interview with Hot 93.7 Hartford earlier this week, 50 Cent revealed he's been working on his forthcoming album Street King Immortal with Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and Ne-Yo.
Seattle's Nacho Picasso, owner of one of the funniest Twitter accounts in the rap game, has steadily grown his fanbase over the years via his clever, horny, weird, dark music. It's more of the same on his latest project Blunt Raps 2 -- "hate to see you leave, but love to see you come," "I'll fuck your imperfections," referencing Tangier outlets, etc...
Kendrick Lamar Shouts Out Lil B & Lil Wayne For Being Influential Artists Jun 20, 2015 at 08:52pm 40,501 Views
Kendrick Lamar is not the type of dude to be chilling on Twitter shooting the shit -- he's tweeted 11 times in the last seven weeks -- so it's a bit of a surprise whenever he actually say something. Today he took the time to give a shoutout to the two artists he deems the most influential: Lil B and Lil Wayne.
D'Angelo Blasts Hip-Hop Artists For Not Addressing Social Issues In Their Music Jun 20, 2015 at 08:05pm 14,249 Views
The New York Times ran a piece Friday featuring two of the baddest dudes on the planet, D'Angelo and Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party. D'Angelo and Seale rode around Oakland and discussed, among other things, the role of music in the current racial and political climate.
There are few acts in R&B music that have had the type of impact D'Angelo has had over his 24 year career. Despite the fact that he's only released three albums, each one has had a huge impact on music at the time.
ScHoolboy Q Says He's Dropping His Album "After Jay Rock" On Twitter Jun 20, 2015 at 01:36pm 30,071 Views
ScHoolboy Q has been uncharacteristically quiet since the release of his debut physical album, Oxymoron, last year, surprisingly not even making an appearance on Kendrick Lamar's recent album, To Pimp A Butterfly. The lack of features we've heard from Q may have something to do with his focus on a follow-up LP, which he briefly spoke on in a Twitter Q&A today.
Anyone who watches FOX's new show, Empire (and considering how big a hit it is, there should be a lot of you), know that Taraji P. Henson's portrayal of Cookie is the best part of the series. On Friday, Henson was hospitalized, but fans will be happy to hear she's making a quick recovery, with her rep confirming that the reason for the visit is fairly minor.
Mary J. Blige Will Be Broadcast As A 40-Foot Hologram This Weekend Jun 19, 2015 at 07:46pm 7,399 Views
As if Mary J. Blige's concert underneath the Statue of Liberty this weekend didn't sound cool enough, her performance will now be broadcast as a 40-foot hologram on Governor's Island across the NYC harbor.
Father's Day 2015 proved occasion for a rare Meek Mill-TIME Magazine connection, as Meek used the publication as a platform to write an open letter to his 4-year old son. He touched on what being a father means to him in light of never having had a father himself. He expressed fear and love regarding fatherhood, and looks forward to helping his son became a great man.
This past week, Twitter was mostly dominated by three things: the wild conclusion of Game of Thrones' fifth season, the launch of Orange is the New Black's third season, and most importantly, the Rachel Dolezal scandal.
Vince Staples Discusses Admiration For Vans Sneakers, Lil B, Jheri Curls Jun 19, 2015 at 05:13pm 8,086 Views
Vince Staples sat down with HNHH recently for a insightful and comprehensive interview covering his upcoming album Summertime '06 from every conceivable angle. That said, Vince's recent interview with XXL had a couple humorous tidbits of its own...
The Doppelgangaz, a.k.a. Matter OV Fact and EP, a.k.a. that rap group that always wears cloaks, shared their latest project Parts Unknown today.
Fetty Wap was recently on the cover of XXL as a member of its 2015 Freshman class, and today, he's popped up on the cover of another big-name publication. He's the cover star of VIBE's new issue. Read excerpts from his interview below, check out the cover in the gallery above and read the full thing here.
It's hard to believe we're already nearing July. With June quickly coming to an end, we have yet to really find that one -defining- song of the summer, although there have been plenty of contenders. What's your summer anthem, thus far? Has it yet to come, or is there something bubbling under the surface? Is it a song from one of the recent XXL Freshmen, namely, Fetty Wap?
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