• J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Debuts At Number One On The Billboard 200
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    Rick Ross, move over -- J. Cole just topped your first week sales record for 2014. Rozay's Mastermind moved 179,000 units in its first week back in March, but now his tally's been handily topped by that of Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The official numbers just came in, and it looks like Cole sold a whopping 361,120 copies of his new project. Topping early...
  • Sony Execs Make Fun Of Jaden & Willow Smith In Emails
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    Man, people who work at Sony aren't very nice when they email each other, are they? Leaked info from Sony keeps surfacing, and after learning of one exec calling Kevin Hart a "whore," we now have gotten evidence of (slightly less-offensive, but still unprofessional) two more employees mocking Jaden and Willow Smith. AllHipHop posted a photo of an email conversation (in the gallery above)...
  • Top-6 Air Jordan 6s Of 2014
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    2014 was a huge year for the Air Jordan 6, as the brand celebrated the classic silhouettes 23rd anniversary. The timeless sneaker, which MJ won his first championship in, was rolled out in a slue of new colorways, as well as some returning classics to celebrate the anniversary. In 2014, Jordan Brand used the 6 to pay tribute to the World Cup, MJ's rings, and a classic Japanese cartoon. Also, the...
  • Photo Diary: A Day In New York With Curtis Williams Of Two-9
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    Today we're showing you a day in the life of young'n Curtis Williams, via our inaugural edition of Photo Diary. Thanks to photographer Gunner Stahl, we get to ride along with the Two-9 member as he did a day of press in New York City last week, whether that means chilling with Ear Drummers labelmates Rae Sremmurd, or hitting up the offices of Vice for an interview. Each Photo Diary post...
  • Sales Projections For Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint"
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    Nicki Minaj's third album, The Pinkprint, dropped this week and even though it's only been out for a little over a day, sales projection numbers are rather optimistic. Hits Daily Double reported today that The Pinkprint is set to sell 155,000 to 165,000 albums in its first week, with an additional 15,000 album streams. Considering that 2014 was a rather slow year in sales for hip-hop, these are...
  • Remix Fix: Gryffin's Version Of "Daydreamer" By Bipolar Sunshine
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    UK artist, Bipolar Sunshine, released "Daydreamer" this November. He's been on the rise lately, and will even be sharing the stage with artists like A$AP Mob, London Grammar, Rudimental and Bastille, when his touring season kicks off in March.  Gryffin, an NYC-based producer, has also been on the rise lately, marketing himself on the ever-useful Soundcloud. He relased an EP called Summer...
  • Kendrick Lamar Covers XXL
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    In September, we got the news that there wouldn't be anymore print editions of XXL Magazine, but thankfully, we learned a few weeks later that wasn't going to be the case. Now the first edition under XXL's new ownership is about to hit shelves, and none other than Kendrick Lamar is gracing the cover.  Clad in an "i" hat to promote his new single, K. Dot is featured in an article titled...
  • Tyga & Kylie Jenner Deliver Christmas Presents To Children's Hospital
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    With the holiday season upon us, now is the time for artists to give back. Tyga and rumored girlfriend Kylie Jenner have been doing some charity work together over the last few weeks, and their latest endeavor found them paying a visit to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.The two celebs were participating in L.A. Gear’s Teen Impact Holiday Party when they decided to share some...
  • Hottest Instrumentals Of 2014
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    The hottest beats is a misnomer for this list of 20 productions that shaped the commercial sound of hip-hop culture in 2014.  Of all the thousands of tracks produced each year under the umbrella of hip-hop, we could only honor a select few as standing above the crowd. Everybody with a laptop these days seems to be calling themselves a beat-maker or producer, but it takes a superproducer to...
  • Rihanna Has Been Named Puma's Creative Director
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    There have been some rumors floating around that Rihanna was set to release a collaborative line with Puma, but it seems her relationship with the brand is a little more official than we thought, as today she's been named the company's creative director. Puma states that RiRi “will work with [the brand] to design and customize classic Puma styles as well as create new styles to add to the...
  • Migos & Bobby Shmurda Announce "Shmigo Gang" Mixtape
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    Migos and Bobby Shmurda both had pretty big years, with Bobby earning his big breakthrough, while Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset polished their formula, and strengthened their healthy fanbase. Another thing the acts shared in common was an extremely catchy take on street rap, so it makes sense that they've decided to join forces in the new year. A tweet from Migos reveals that they will be releasing...
  • Carmelo Anthony Unveils 11th Signature Sneaker With Jordan In NYC
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    New York Knicks all-star forward, Carmelo Anthony, officially unveiled his 11th signature sneaker with Jordan Brand, the Jordan Melo M11, last night at a special event at Terminal 23 in New York City.  The first colorway of the Melo M11 to hit retailers will be the 'Christmas' edition, which will officially launch on December 24th. Four other colorways which were unveiled at the event last night...
  • Yasiin Bey Addresses Police Brutality
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    Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) spoke to Stop Being Famous regarding police brutality and racial injustice in the United States. As one of hip-hop's premiere conscious emcees, Bey's reaction to the events was sure to be thought-provoking, and he didn't disappoint. “Where are we? We’re at [a] critical time,” he said in the first of two audio lengthy audio commentaries posted...
  • Stream Ludacris' "Burning Bridges" EP
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    After almost five years without any major retail releases, Ludacris finally returns today with a brand new EP. Now available for free via Google Play, Burning Bridges finds the DTP head honcho teaming up with some of the game's biggest hitmakers for some of his most personal records to date. Give the record a list below. If you're feeling it, be sure to head over to Google Play and...
  • Chief Keef Reveals Cover Art, Tracklist, And Release Date For "Nobody" [Update: Album Stream]
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    A month ago, Chief Keef announced that his next album Nobody would drop on December 2nd. Well, December 2nd has passed and we haven't heard or seen anything about the album, until now. Today, Chief Keef listed the album for pre-order on iTunes with a release date of December 16th, which is just around the corner. The 12-track album is a largely solo effort from the Chief, with...
  • Kid Cudi Lashes Out At Chuck Inglish For Leaking Old Record
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    Over the weekend, an unreleased track from Kid Cudi & King Chip, who went by the duo The Almighty GloryUS, was leaked onto the internet Friday night by the song’s producers Chuck Inglish & Blended Babies. While many Cudder fans were extremely happy and pleased with this unreleased 2010 collab, the man who made it wasn’t AT ALL! Taking to Twitter Monday morning, Kid Cudi...
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