• Whose Side Are You On? "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" Concert Recap
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    I Am Music. The title of Lil Wayne’s 2008-2009 national tour needed no further explanation. Wayne, who had just released his Grammy Award-winning album Tha Carter III, had the rap game on lockdown. Using binoculars, it still would’ve been hard to see stragglers such as actor-turned-rapper Drizzy Drake in Wayne’s rearview. Drake, who hadn’t yet released his 2009...
  • Derrick Rose Wants To Collab With Kanye West
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    Adidas recently unveiled Derrick Rose's 5th signature sneaker, the Adidas D Rose 5, and the Chicago Bulls' All-Star guard is already looking forward to future project. Specifically, a possible collaboration with Kanye West. Yeezy left Nike to join Adidas last December, and if Rose has his way, the two Chicago natives will collaborate in the future. “It was great hearing that they signed...
  • Black Milk "If There's A Hell Below" Release Date & Cover Art
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    Detroit's Black Milk is coming back to the scene with his sixth studio album If There's A Hell Below. The release follows last year's critically acclaimed No Poison No Paradise, which included guest appearances from the likes of Black Thought and Dwele among others. So far, we've gotten to hear two pieces from the upcoming LP, both of which have been acclaimed by readers. The first...
  • Keyshia Cole Reveals Title Of New Album [Update: Release Date Announced]
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    Keyshia Cole's last album was 2012's Woman To Woman, which featured collaborators such as Meek MIll, Lil Wayne, Ashanti, and The-Dream. Cole's upcoming album will also have it's share of collaborators, but according to the singer, she'll be handling the majority of the songwriting this time around. After being asked by a fan on Twitter, the R&B singer revealed the title of the album to be...
  • 50 Cent's SMS Audio On The Verge Of New Partnership [Update: SMS Audio Reportedly Partners With Intel]
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    50 Cent is a proven business man, but his SMS Audio venture has not been able to compete with bigger headphone brands like Dr. Dre's Beats. However, Fif has stuck with it, and has recently announced that the company will be partnering with a major tech brand in the near future. His business partner, Brian Nohe explained the plans for the company to the Wall Street Journal. "We're working with a...
  • T.I. Says Jeezy, Rick Ross, Pharrell, The-Dream, Lil Boosie And More Are On "Paperwork"
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    Though T.I.'s been in the news more this year for his disagreements with Floyd Mayweather than his actual music, the release of his next album, Paperwork, will surely change that. In a new interview with Bootleg Kev, T.I. speaks on the upcoming project and reveals a star-studded guest list. Jeezy, Trae Tha Truth, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Rick Ross, Pharrell, The-Dream and Lil Boosie will all...
  • Chris Brown And Trey Songz Tease Joint Tour Announcement
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    2014's already seen two of the biggest duos in the hip-hop/R&B sphere hit the road together, with the "On The Run" and "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" tours both dominating the summer, and now it seems like another terrible twosome will hit the road this fall. Taking to Twitter and Instagram, Trey Songz and Chris Brown have teased an upcoming joint tour announcement with some jokingly nonchalant videos...
  • Childish Gambino Goes On Twitter Rant, Tweets "I Wanna Be A White Rapper"
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    Early this morning, Childish Gambino embarked upon one of the biggest Twitter rants of the year. He called his lengthy spiel a "poem," and it seems to have stemmed from someone jokingly calling him a white rapper, but in it, he touches on recent issues of race in and outside of the hip-hop world. Donald Sterling is hinted at, G-Eazy's controversial use of the n-word is mentioned, but above all,...
  • 'Slam Dunk' Air Jordan 6 To Release Holiday 2014
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    The 23rd anniversary of the Air Jordan 6 continues to roll on with yet another creative release courtesy of Jordan Brand. The newest AJVI to reveal itself is this anime-inspired 'Slam Dunk' which draws inspiration from the Japanese cartoon and its main character Hanamichi Sakuragi, who traditionally rocks the 'White/Infrared' Jordan 6. Now that that's out of the way, on to the kicks. The all-red...
  • Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, DMX And More To Play Def Jam 30th Anniversary Concert
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    Earlier this summer, The Source announced a huge hip-hop concert, set to hit Brooklyn's Barclay's Center on September 20th, and now Def Jam has one occurring less than a month later at the same venue. Though the label's recently-announced 30th anniversary celebration may not have the one-two punch of the Wu-Tang Clan and Dipset (both performing at SOURCE360), its lineup boasts some big names from...
  • Nicki Minaj Has Had More Hot 100 Hits Than Michael Jackson
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    Has the King of Pop been dethroned? Well, if you consider the Hot 100 to be the key signifier of pop success, Michael Jackson's just lost the his spot to Nicki Minaj. His total of 50 songs on the chart (across his nearly four-decade-long career, I might add) has Nicki's "Anaconda," her 51st Hot 100 single, to thank for getting bested. "Anaconda" debuted this week at number 19, and though it's...
  • 10 Hip-Hop Songs Parodied By Weird Al
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    They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but not everyone is flattered when Weird Al Yankovic decides to make their hit song into a caricature. The 54-year-old funny man has spent the better part of three decades taking some of pop’s biggest hits and making them into parodies that touch on subjects ranging from television to tattoos to trash day. Weird Al rose to stardom...
  • Big K.R.I.T. Announces "Pay Attention" Tour
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    Big K.R.I.T. is gearing up for Cadillactica, and announced a string of new tour dates today for his "Pay Attention" tour. This takes the same name as Krizzle's recent single "Pay Attention" with Rico Love. K.R.I.T. will be joined by buzzing group Two-9 on the road, starting October 2nd in Charlotte, NC. The tour runs the entire month of October and in to mid-November, wrapping up on November...
  • Future Announces New Single "Monster," Also Allegedly Working On A Mixtape Called "Evol"
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    If you believe the headlines, it's been a rough week for Future, who reportedly called it quits with his fiancé, Ciara. But like any great artist, Future knows that heartbreak and loss can be some of the best stimuli for great music, and it sounds like he's been holed up in the studio lately. The Freebandz crooner just announced a new single, "Monster," that will be produced by Metro...
  • Listen To A Stream Of Gucci Mane's "Gucci Vs. GuWop" Album
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    Gucci Mane recently announced that he's got another eight albums planned for the coming months, the first of which is Gucci Vs. GuWop. The album will hit iTunes tomorrow, but before that time we've now got a full stream of the LP. This new album will be followed by 1017 Thug 3- The Finale on August 29th, and September releases include a Gucci x Chief Keef collaborative album. Gucci has already...
  • Review: DJ Mustard "10 Summers"
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    Dijon McFarlane, aka DJ Mustard, is a Los Angeles born and raised producer of seemingly all of the most important tracks you’ve heard over the past year. While that statement is obvious hyperbole, his influence on the rap stratosphere is not, and cannot be overstated. When you have producers jack what you’ve made hot, for another artist (cough, Iggy Azalea), with no shame, it means...
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