• EBONY Magazine Unveils Four Covers With Kanye West, Jay Z, Beyonce & Rihanna
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    EBONY magazine has released four different covers for an upcoming special issue all about music. The Summer Music Special, as it's called, features four different black & white looks, one of which features Kanye West, one with Jay Z, one with Beyonce and one with Rihanna-- basically the biggest names within the hip-hop/pop industry. The four "collector's edition" covers label Jay Z as the...
  • Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Among Performers At The Roots' 4th Of July Jam
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    The Roots are known for their annual picnics, the 2014 edition of which will be going down May 31st. Action Bronson, Janelle Monáe, A$AP Ferg, Jhené Aiko, Just Blaze, Rudimental, Araabmuzik, and Biz Markie, will be making appearances at that show, but the group have now announced another Philly-based celebration for the 4th of July. The Independence day celebration will...
  • Lil Wayne Attempts To Fight Marcos Maidana's Trainer After Floyd Mayweather Fight
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    As you probably saw, Lil Wayne had the opportunity to escort Floyd Mayweather to the ring where he fought Marcos Maidana this past Saturday night. Weezy F also performed his new single "Believe Me" for the very first time while walking Mayweather to the ring. The epic and entertaining fight between Mayweather and Maidana resulted in a victory for the former, although not without some stiff...
  • Saturday Night Live Crushes Donald Sterling
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    It was only a matter of time before the cast and crew of Saturday Night Live gave their take on the Los Angeles Clippers/NBA vs. Donald Sterling drama. This past weekend, it came to fruition in front of the live studio audience in New York City. The fake Donald Sterling attempts to make amends by culturing himself and even settling for a mistress who is 3/4 black, whom he only talks to when they...
  • Cam'ron Ticket Giveaway: See Killa Cam Live In Brooklyn, NY [Update: Winners Announced]
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    We've got two pairs of tickets to giveaway for Cam'ron's upcoming concert in Brooklyn, NYC on May 7th! The OG rapper will be headlining with Lil Uzi and Dark as openers, plus hosting duties going to Rahim the Dream. The concert is going down at The Wick Music Fortress, located at 260 Meserole Street, BK. If you're in the NYC area, or you'll be in NYC on the day of the show, don't hesitate to put...
  • A Brief History Of The Best Movie Roles Played By Rappers
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    Today most celebrities are either double or triple threats, expanding their careers into other forms of the entertainment world. Rappers are no exception to this surge of multi-talented public figures and have been a part of the growth for sometime now. As far as additional career ventures many of these eminent figures in hip hop have undertaken acting. Many have failed, but through the years a...
  • Rihanna Reportedly Leaves Def Jam, Signs With Roc Nation
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    Rihanna has been with Def Jam since 2005, a deal she signed when Jay Z was still behind the label. In fact, as the story goes, Hov apparently wouldn't let Rihanna leave the room before putting some ink on the contract. The pairing was a massive success, with RiRi releasing all seven of her studio albums on the label, but now her contract is up, and it looks like she's going back to...
  • Shooting The Shit With Slug (Of Atmosphere)
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    Atmosphere have a lengthy history within the underground rap scene, and while they've never quite made it to mainstream stardom (there is probably a reason: they don't want too), they've developed large and loyal underground following. The duo, individually known as Slug and Ant, released their debut album Overcast!, then with another member by the name of Spawn, in 1997. Since that time, they've...
  • Drake Trolls The Sidelines In Women's Jordans
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    Drake has to be trolling us all at this point. The Raptors' global ambassador, who had been a fixture in the Nets vs. Raptors series, hit up last night's game 7 wearing a pair of women's Jordans. Drake opted for the "Sunset" Air Jordan 5 for the pivotal game 7 at the Air Canada Centre, which ultimately ended in a Raptors loss- and plenty of Drake memes.  As far as on the court kicks...
  • Tyga Fires Back At Lil Durk In New "Chiraq" Freestyle Clip
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    When Lil Durk recently previewed a new "Chiraq" freestyle in which he took shots at Tyga, the reasoning behind the attack wasn't too clear. The drill rapper explained in a subsequent interview that Tyga had requested that Durk change a line about Blacc Chyna in one of his raps. Durk, who was apparently paying tribute to Tyga's girl, rather than dissing her, agreed to change it in exchange for a...
  • Study Shows That Wu-Tang Clan And Aesop Rock Have The Largest Vocabularies In Hip Hop
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    Hip-hop isn't necessarily a contest to see who knows the most words, but having a large vocabulary at your disposal can certainly aide your lyricism and ability to stay fresh after bars and bars of rapping. A new study done by data scientist Matt Daniels, entitled "The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop," counts the number of unique words used in artists' first 35,000 lyrics (equivalent to about 3-5...
  • Wale Reveals That Pete Rock And DJ Premier Are Working On "The Album About Nothing"
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    Though no release date has been announced, anticipation is already building for Wale's upcoming album, The Album About Nothing. Previously, we reported that J. Cole and DJ Premier were working with Wale on the release, and now, we can add legendary producer Pete Rock's name to that list. This morning, Wale took to Twitter to shout-out his new producers, tweeting: Special shoutout to DJ...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: May 4
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    This week three new rappers entered the Billboard 200, with Future's Honest topping them all sales-wise (we'll let you be the judge on the music). Asher Roth, who has calmed way down from his College Rap days, moved under 10,000 units with his new album RetroHash, released independently. Future and Iggy Azalea also came in neck-and-neck with their respective albums Honest and The New Classic....
  • Lil Wayne Performs "Believe Me" For The First Time While Walking Floyd Mayweather To The Ring
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    Hip-hop was out in full force yesterday during big boxing matches between Adrien Broner and Carlos Molina, and Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana. First, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz showed up to walk Mayweather to his pre-match weigh-in, then Ross showed up again to walk Broner to the ring while performing "Box Chevy," and finally, Lil Wayne (along with Justin Bieber) walked Mayweather to the...
  • Rick Ross Performed "Box Chevy" While Walking Adrien Broner To The Ring
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    Rick Ross seems to be popping up all over the boxing world today. After he and 2 Chainz were spotted escorting Floyd Mayweather to his weigh-in earlier today, Rozay showed up again less than an hour ago walking Adrien Broner to the ring and even performing his track "Box Chevy" on the way. Broner, who lost his last fight, was clearly looking for some inspiration from Ross'...
  • Top 20 Rap-A-Lot Records Tracks
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    Rap-A-Lot Records was founded by James "J Prince" Smith in Houston, TX in 1986, during hip-hop's Golden Age, as well as the time when Gangsta Rap was slowly starting to gain prominence. Stereotypically, Gangsta Rap is viewed as vulgar, and can sometimes promote violence against women without any really basis or message.  While this is the case with some artists, many gangsta rappers did...
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