• A New D'angelo Album May Finally Arrive This Year
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    It's been close to 15 years since D'angelo released his game-changing sophomore album, Voodoo, and while the long overdue follow-up has been hinted at since 2007, it seems it may finally come to fruition this year. According to the singer's manager, Kevin Liles, the album has moved to the mastering stage, and the record will "definitely" be out in 2014. "There'll be an album this year," he told...
  • Kanye West & Annie Leibovitz Issue Joint Statement Concerning Wedding Photo Reports
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    Kanye West was tapped as a speaker at the recent Cannes Lions Festival in France, and while there, he happened to say a few words about his wedding photography and why it took four days to get a wedding photo together. The comments have become a headline in and of themselves, making it seem like 'Ye is upset with Annie Leibovitz for not being his wedding photographer, and claiming she's scared of...
  • Sir Michael Rocks Announces "Banco" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist
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    Finally, Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids fame has locked down a release date for his long-awaited solo album, Banco. The album has been in the works for quite some time, although Mikey Rocks kept us fed while we waited with mixtapes like While You Wait... and Lap Of Lux 1.5. It's been over a year since While You Wait... and so we're definitely ready for new music from Banco Populaire, and in...
  • Denim + Ostrich Air Yeezys Unveiled
    The Nike Air Yeezy 'Japanese Selvedge Denim + Ostrich' comes to us by way of JBF Customs.  The iconic Air Yeezy silhouette is constructed on two different selvedge denims, with genuine ostrich adorning the mid-foot strap and heel tab. The lighter denim smoothly works much of the upper while the darker selvedge denim handles the tongue, swoosh, and mudguard. Lastly, JBF's 'Incomparable' tag...
  • Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97 [Update: Angie's Move To Power 105.1 Confirmed]
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    Out of the blue (or at least it seems that way to us), Angie Martinez has announced her resignation from popular hip-hop radio station Hot 97. Angie has been a fixture at Hot 97 for more than a decade now, and thus she has become one of the main voices of the station, but more than just that, she's been dubbed the voice of NY. She's done a countless number of interviews for the station, including...
  • DMX's Ex-Wife To Garnish $15,000/Month From Royalty Checks
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    The financial struggles of DMX continue. Once again, the struggle comes courtesy of X's ex-wife, Tashera Simmons. Last we heard, DMX's house in New York was facing foreclosure, and according to the rapper it was his ex-wife's fault thanks to her reckless spending.  Today's piece of news is that X's ex will begin garnishing some of the rapper's royalty checks to use as child support....
  • Samples Of The Week: June 19
    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...
  • Lil’ Wayne Announces He’s Releasing Two Albums in 2014
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    Well here’s some dope unexpected news for y'all. It looks like Lil Wayne will be claiming 2014 as his and releasing TWO new albums this year. Seriously. In the latest episode of "Weezy Wednesdays", Tunechi announces that he plans to drop two albums in 2014. Along with the much-anticipated Carter V, a second solo project will also be coming out before the year ends. Weezy...
  • Robin Thicke Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For "Paula"
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    Let's get this out of the way-- no, Robin Thicke's new album cover is not a picture of Paula Patton. You may have expected it to be, after Thicke essentially turned the record into a concept album about winning back his estranged wife. Perhaps he felt the title, Paula, and lead single, "Get Her Back" were clear enough, or maybe he just couldn't get clearance to use a photo of the actress. Either...
  • Accents, Ad-libs & Animation: Rappers With Distinctive Voices
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    While emcees and rappers are mostly lauded for their lyrical capability, there’s something astonishing about having voice control, diversified delivery and for whatever reason, having a voice that stands out. When discussing the art of rap, lyrics, record sales, popularity and winning infamous battles are often key ingredients. Hip hop critics very seldom consider an emcee’s voice...
  • Dr. Dre Shares Release Date & Promotional Photo For N.W.A Biopic
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    The actors who will portray Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E in the upcoming N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, were revealed earlier this week, and now Dr. Dre has given us the official release date for the film. Today, Dre tweeted out a photo of himself, Ice Cube, and director F. Gary Gray, with the three leading men in the film. While the initial report pegged Marcus Callendar as the actor...
  • Cam'ron & Dame Dash Opening Up New Restaurant In Brooklyn
    Dame Dash continues to flourish outside of the hip-hopsphere, after opening his own gallery Dusko Poppington last year, this year's he got another new venture on his plate, setting his sights on the restaurant business. Dame took to Instagram today to give fans a sneak peak at what's coming. His new restaurant is a joint venture with Cam'ron, and is going to be called Dish. The spot is located...
  • Yo Gotti Announces New Album "The Art Of Hustle"
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    Over the past weekend Yo Gotti took the stage during Hot 107.9's annual Birthday Bash in Atlanta. Fresh off his performance, he announced the title of a forthcoming album to follow up last year's I Am. While talking with MTV News backstage after his Birthday Bash performance, Gotti revealed he only made the decision to drop an album in the coming year while he was on stage. "Man I just decided...
  • T.I. Explains Why He Responded To Azealia Banks
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    T.I.'s "No Mediocre" has all the markings of a hit. A steal-drum DJ Mustard beat, a feature from the chart-topping Iggy Azalea, and most recently, a beef. Azealia Banks, major label casualty and notorious Twitter troll took to her favorite social media service to call T.I. out on the song, writing,  "U want no mediocre but ... Have you seen your wife?". Tip responded the next day with...
  • Metta World Peace Gets Pranked, Calls 911
    A few years ago, Jimmy Kimmel pranked the hell out of Metta World Peace at an animal shelter. Since the outcome of that prank went over so well, Kimmel, with the help of his Cousin Sal and Amare Stoudemire, pranked World Peace again. And they got him, again. The funniest part is how the mariachi music drives World Peace into a panic. Thought he was going to jump out of the limo in the middle of...
  • Scarface Says He's In Talks With Nas To Do Collaborative Album
    Scarface announced a new album in April, Deeply Rooted, so one would think a retirement isn't in the near future for the Houston OG, however while discussing rumors of retirement with DJ Whoo Kid, the rapper confirms it's almost time for him to leave the genre. Face jokes about pulling a Dr. Dre. "It's time to go man," he says. Hopefully before that time comes, we will at least receive Deeply...
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