• Remix Fix: Gryffin's Version Of "Daydreamer" By Bipolar Sunshine
    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
    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...
  • Stream Starlito's "Black Sheep Don't Grin"
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    Starlito already dropped a mixtape, Theories, today, but now here's the big event: the release of his album Black Sheep Don't Grin. Featuring appearances by Don Trip, Young Dolph, Kevin Gates, Dee-1, Yo Gotti and many more, the project is streamable via YouTube below. 1. You Can’t Fail Until You Quit 2. Stop Runnin’ 3. Meanwhile (feat. Don Trip & Young Dolph) 4....
  • Is Lil Wayne Working On "Sorry 4 The Wait 2"?
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    With "Album Weezy" being put on hold throughout the year (Tha Carter V's now expected to drop in early 2015), is "Mixtape Weezy" soon to return? When similar setbacks befell Tha Carter IV, Tunechi dropped off an aptly-titled Sorry 4 The Wait mixtape, and now members of his squad are hinting that a sequel might be on its way. Young Money CEO Mack Maine and Weezy's longtime...
  • Iggy Azalea Announces "The Great Escape Tour"
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    When she wasn't being nominated for Grammys or flipping off her fans this year, Iggy Azalea spent most of the year touring behind her album The New Classic (which, despite its title, isn't showing up on too many year-end lists). Now it looks like that'll continue on in Spring 2015, as she's just announced "The Great Escape" tour with Tinashe and Nick Jonas. Check out the dates...
  • Review: J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
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    J. Cole has come a long way from rapping about how to get up off the sideline. Three albums in, with 2014 Forest Hills Drive, the “God” is home. The Fayetteville, North Carolina native composed an honest, nostalgic album without any apologies. Cole typically plays it safe, straddling the fence of a conscious rapper who can still create commercial hits and enjoy a good romp...
  • Beyoncé, Jay Z & Timbaland Sued Over Sample Used In "Drunk In Love"
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    Beyoncé's hit single "Drunk In Love" already faced a bit of controversy earlier this year when Future voiced his confusion for not being credited as one of the song's writers, and now a bit of legal drama has emerged around a sample used within. Hungarian singer Monika Miczura Juhasz, known as Mitsou, says she was "sampled and digitally manipulated without her permission”...
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