• Young Dro Reveals Artwork For "Black Label" & "Purple Label" Mixtapes
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    Last year, after a bit of silence, we received two projects from Young Dro-- his Day Two mixtape, as well as his long-awaited sophomore album, High Times. The Atlanta spitter is getting ready to hit us with two more projects just in time for 4/20. The mixtapes, Black Label and Purple Label will be available April 20th. Black Label will be exclusively premiered by HotNewHipHop. Make...
  • 10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
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    There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot. "Ghostwriting" by its proper definition refers to contributions from rappers who have not been credited-- which is a pretty grey area. Rather than look into rumors surrounding that type of writing (with one exception),...
  • Cam'ron Hilariously Calls Out Nick Cannon On Instagram [Update: Nick Responds, So Does Cam]
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    Nick Cannon is known to be a bit corny at times, although he always manages to take it to new levels and surprise us. Case-in-point: he's got an album coming out called White People Party Music, he actually donned White Face in promotion of it, and he released a song called "Pajama Pants." More recently, he decided to dye his hair all-over cheetah print, and was booed at during a Knicks &...
  • 2 Chainz Announces New EP "Freebase" With Cover Art & Release Date
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    2 Chainz already told us he was working on his next album, which continues the B.O.A.T. theme with a title of B.O.A.T.S. 3. However, before that time comes (we've yet to receive any concrete updates on it), we'll be receiving an EP to hold us over. In a new trailer released today, Tity Boi announced the EP titled Freebase, which will consist of five new records. The EP is scheduled for a release...
  • Stream Highlights From Nas' "Illmatic XX"
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    Nas' re-release of his classic debut effort Illmatic officially arrives on April 19th. Illmatic XX, as it's called, comes with an entire new disc of remixes from the Illmatic era as well as remastered versions of all the tracks on the original LP. If you happened to be living under a rock all these years and you've never actually heard Illmatic, here's your chance. Legacy Recordings has made a...
  • Woman Asks Chandler Parsons For Autograph After Car Accident
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    When is there a wrong time to ask for an autograph? For one lady, even after a car accident it is perfectly cool to ask for somebody's John Hancock. Rockets forward Chandler Parsons was headed to the arena on Monday night for a game against the Spurs when a woman ran a red light and crashed into his SUV. Parsons was fine, and so was the lady, who immediately asked him for an autograph after the...
  • Stream August Alsina's New Album "Testimony" In Its Entirety [Update: New Stream Added]
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    With August Alsian's Def Jam debut Testimony set to drop next Tuesday (April 15th), he's decided to offer a stream of the project in advance, something that's become increasingly common in the rap game and beyond. The 15-track LP features guest appearances from Jeezy, Pusha T, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, Trinidad James, B.O.B. and Yo Gotti. There's quite a bit of new...
  • Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Announces Headliners Jay Electronica & Raekwon
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    Festival season is officially upon us, with Coachella really kicking things off this past weekend with OutKast as headliners. Today we've found out the headliners for the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, and New York native Raekwon has been tapped as has Jay Electronica, who recently came out of hiding with a "We Made It (Freestyle)." The announcement was made last night at Brooklyn Bodega, and this...
  • Future Releases Full Album Stream For "Honest"
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    Future is prepared to release his long-awaited sophomore effort, Honest, on April 22nd. We've actually received a few album streams in recent days, including one for Pharoahe Monch's new LP and Kelis' FOOD album, but this one is definitely the most anticipated yet-- Future has decided to let fans preview his album in full before it officially drops on the 22nd, via MTV UK. The other week Future...
  • Eastbay Schedules Massive Jordan Restock
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    This might be too good to be true. Eastbay has scheduled a massive Jordan restock for April 19th, which could go down as the greatest restock in the history of mankind.  Roughly 30 Air Jordans will be up for grabs starting at 8am EST on April 19th at Eastbay.com. With so much heat available, you're almost guaranteed to leave the site a happy customer if you play your cards right. Some of...
  • IRS Reportedly Demanding $1.4 Million From MC Hammer
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    MC Hammer's tax problems continue, even eighteen years after he famously filed for bankruptcy and lost all his master recordings in the process. We reported last December that the rapper owed almost $800,000 in taxes to the IRS, but apparently they're demanding even more, now asking Hammer for $1.4 million. However, according to Hammer, the IRS are in the wrong. The veteran rapper managed to get...
  • Stream Dizzy Wright's "State Of Mind" EP
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     While yesterday brought us new album streams from Kelis and Pharoahe Monche, we now have yet another stream for you guys from Las Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright and his State Of Mind EP. Last week, Dizzy released an upbeat track titled “Everywhere I Go”, which served as the first offering off his State Of Mind EP. Today the Funk Volume representer went ahead and released the...
  • Turk Says He & Lil Wayne Once Discussed Signing To Master P's No Limit Records
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     Could you imagine Lil Wayne & Turk not being a part of Cash Money Records? Well, apparently it was a real thought from the two young New Orleans rappers as Turk told Vlad TV that he and fellow Hot Boys member, Lil Wayne, once discussed whether or not they should sign with Master P’s No Limit Records.  During a recent sit-down with Vlad TV, Turk spoke about wanting to be...
  • Saigon Launches Label, Announces New Album
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    Saigon had a lot of trouble releasing his debut album. While the record was first scheduled for a 2007 release, it didn't hit shelves until 2011. The rapper is in a better place now, announcing today that rather than relying on labels, he's launching his own-- Squid Inc Squad."I feel so blessed to be able to launch this label the way I have always wanted to see one launched," Sai said of the...
  • Flavor Flav Is Taking A Plea Deal In His Domestic Violence Case
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    Flavor Flav, iconic hypeman from the legendary rap group Public Enemy, was arrested for battery in 2012. The incident in question found the rapper allegedly chasing and threatening his fiance's 17-year old son with a pair of knives. 2 years later, the case has till not gone to court, and it appears that it possibly never will, as Flav is reported to be taking a plea deal.The details on the deal...
  • Stream Pharoahe Monch's New Album "PTSD"
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    Pharoahe Monch is prepared to drop his new album PTSD (which stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) tomorrow, April 15th. Earlier today we received a full album stream for Kelis' FOOD, and now we've got another stream for the underground rapper's latest album. After hitting us with hard records like "Bad MF" and "Rapid Eye Movement" featuring Black Thought, we are definitely...
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