• Russell Westbrook x Barneys x Jordan Collection Officially Revealed
    Russell Westbrook is arguably the biggest oddball in the NBA when it comes to his fashion sense, but you can't hate on the guy for going all in with his fashion taste. Or maybe you can still hate, but if you're looking to dress like the most explosive point guard in the game you're in luck. The 'Westbrook x Barney's x Jordan' line is available now at Barney's,...
  • T-Pain Announces "Drankin Patna" Tour
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    T-Pain is prepared to heat up the summer with a headlining tour, "Drankin Patna" (named after this song), as announced today. Joining him on the 17-city tour are several up-and-comers, including Snootie Wild, Bando Jones, Rich Kidz and Mykell Vaughn. The tour launches on August 11th in Orlando, Florida, and runs through for the remainder of the month before finishing up in Chicago...
  • Full List Of Nominations For 2014 MTV VMAs
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    The nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards have arrived today. Beyonce is ahead of the pack with a total of eight nominations, among them, her "Drunk In Love" video featuring Jay Z is up for Video of the Year as well as Best Collaboration, and "Partition" is up for Best Female and Best Choreography. Queen Bey is followed by Eminem and Iggy Azalea who each got seven nominations. The VMAs...
  • Samples Of The Week: July 17
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh...
  • 2014 ESPY's Recap
    The 2014 ESPY's took place last night, hosted by Drake, and he did a surprisingly good job at hosting the premier sports award show. Check out his opening monologue in the slides, as well as his skit with Blake Griffin and Chris Brown. Before the 2014 ESPY's even got underway, Nick Young took to instagram to show you why he's called Swaggy P;  Drake, who has been gushing over Skylar...
  • Lecrae Announces "Anomaly" Tour Dates
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    Both Lecrae and Andy Mineo were two rappers featured on our recent list of 5 Christian Hip-Hop Artists Infiltrating the Mainstream, and as they continue to do just that, they're linking up for a tour centered around Lecrae's new album Anomaly. Yesterday Lecrae came through with the official tracklist for Anomaly, which is due out on September 9th, and today he's followed that up with more good...
  • Drake & Chris Brown Will Reportedly Appear In ESPYs Skit Together [Update: Watch All Of Drake's Skit]
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    This past week we learned that Drake and Chris Brown kicked it for a studio session recently, and as they continue to put their beef behind them, it looks as though they'll be connecting again, this time for a skit at the upcoming ESPYs.  TMZ reports that Drizzy and Breezy are both set to appear in a comedy skit that will air during Wednesday night's ESPY awards on ESPN. TMZ has apparently...
  • Clear Channel's "On The Verge" Strategy Helped Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" Top Charts
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    Clear Channel Communications is a mass media company that owns over 800 radio stations in the United States, so when they push a song, it gets heard. The company launched a new strategy this year with "On The Verge", in which a specially selected song is required to be played at least 150 times by all of the stations in the network. Iggy Azalea's "Fancy", which has spent a few consecutive weeks...
  • Joel Embiid Makes A Pass At Kim Kardashian On Twitter
    If you haven't already heard, Joel Embiid is an absolute riot on twitter. The rookie center out of Kansas, and current member of the Sixers, has previously tried to recruit LeBron via twitter and is generally a wildcard when it comes to social media. Today, he used his twitter account to make a pass at Kim Kardashian;  Hey I want you to come slide in my DMs @KimKardashian —...
  • Kanye West To Headline Philadelphia's Made In America Festival [Update: Kanye & Iggy Azalea Added To L.A. Lineup]
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    Jay Z and Budweiser's Made In America festival continues to expand with each year, and this summer is proving to be the biggest yet, with the festival taking over not just Philadelphia but Los Angeles too. The move to L.A. was announced in April, and today we've received the official line-up for the Philly counterpart of the music fest. The Los Angeles line-up is expected to arrive later...
  • Lecrae Reveals Artwork For "Anomaly" [Update: Tracklist Released]
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    In 2012, Christian spitter Lecrae made history by becoming the first rapper to win the "Best Gospel Album" Grammy for his project Gravity, which featured contributions from Big K.R.I.T., No Malice, 9th Wonder, Boi-1da and many more. Now he's gearing up for the release of his follow-up, which he announced earlier this month would be titled Anomaly. Dropping in August, the project now has...
  • 10 Independent Rap Labels On The Rise
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    We're in midst of a major shift in hip-hop right now, where rappers are taking matters into their own hands. Major labels like Interscope, Def Jam, and Atlantic Records seem to be having less control over their artists. The tide is changing, and the result is a mainly positive one. Fans are receiving music how they want, when they want, from their favorite artists without the major-label...
  • Cam'ron Reveals "1st Of The Month Vol. 2" EP Artwork & Tracklist
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    Yesterday we heard Cam'ron's first collaboration with Nicki Minaj since Roman Reloaded highlight, "I Am Your Leader". Despite being a re-hashed version of a previously released song from 2012, it was great to here the two eccentric rappers on a track once again."So Bad" will land on the second installment in Cam'ron's ongoing 1st Of The Month EP series, which will appropriately drop at the top of...
  • Can Hip-Hop Stop The Violence In Chicago?
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    Back in 2011 Kanye West rapped the chilling statistic "314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago," in his verse from "Murder to Excellence" from the Watch The Throne album, and yet three years later 80 people were shot over July 4th weekend in the city that's come to be known as "Chiraq." Common even makes reference to the hopeless mentality of his hometown with his forthcoming album title,...
  • Joe Budden Speaks On Crowd Booing Him At Total Slaughter Battle
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    Even if you're not too deep into battle rap, you're probably aware of the fact that Joe Budden lost his battle against Hollow Da Don at the Total Slaughter event this past weekend. Although Hollow had initially expressed a fear that the battle would be rigged against him, he came out on top after the audience started booing Joe. It seemed the booing got the best of him, as the Slaughterhouse MC...
  • Detailed Look At Derek Jeter's All-Star Game Cleats
    New York Yankees legend, Derek Jeter, played in his final All-Star Game last night at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To commemorate his final game amongst the game's greatest players, Jetes laced up a one of a kind pair of his Jordan Jeter Lux cleats. His biggest baseball accomplishments are stamped throughout the upper, with the iconic Jumpman sitting at the ankle. In case you've been...
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