• Iamsu! Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For "Sincerely Yours"
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    Iamsu! is ready to release his debut album, Sincerely Yours, after a long road filled with well-received mixtapes (see), on May 13th. The HBK Gang representer unveiled the official album artwork for Sincerely Yours as well as the tracklist today. In the vein of his KILT 2 mixtape (which was dope), the artwork for Sincerely Yours is cartoonish, featuring Iamsu in mid-air (or at least, it looks...
  • Chris Brown's D.C. Assault Case Will Go To Trial, Judge Denies Dismissal Request
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    So here's where we were last time we reported on Chris Brown's seemingly never-ending legal troubles: his lawyer, Mark Geragos, was proposing that the D.C. assault case (Breezy allegedly attacked a man outside the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.) be dismissed after he discovered the prosecution had convened the jury simply to gauge their reactions to witnesses before the case officially went to...
  • Eminem & Rihanna Set To Perform At 2014 MTV Movie Awards
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     Before Eminem and Rihanna embark on their three city-tour in August, they will have a little practice come this Sunday. MTV announced today that Eminem and Rihanna will be performing at this year’s MTV Movie Awards. The two super-stars are no rookies when it comes to performing at Award Shows however. Back in 2010, Em & RiRi performed their fiery record “Love The Way You...
  • Kanye West Headlines Outside Lands Festival
    The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco is a bit of a tradition, as it is known to SF natives. We now know that Kanye West (in addition to The Killers, remember them?) will headline the festival. It's good to know a little bit of Yeezus will be imbued in the city, if for a short while.  Also, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are to perform and they're sure to find kind...
  • Nas Discusses The "Dream Team" Behind "Illmatic"
     The month that marks the 20th anniversary of the brilliant Nas classic, Illmatic is upon us and it has all who were around for the album's release looking back in introspection about the influential record. That's why BBC Radio 1 (not quite our equivalent to NPR, but close enough) dedicated a segment talking to Nas about the celebrated album.  The thing is, Illmatic might...
  • 2 Chainz Charged With Felony For Codeine Possession [Update: 2 Chainz Pleads Not Guilty]
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    Last June, we reported that 2 Chainz was nabbed by L.A.X. security for having marijuana and promethazine in his checked baggage. Now, TMZ reports that the Atlanta rapper has been charged with one count of codeine possession, an offense punishable by up to three years in prison. Originally thought to have been arrested merely for possession of less than an ounce of weed, 2 Chainz now faces a much...
  • Logic Announces "While You Wait" Tour Dates With Castro & QuESt
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    Logic just unleashed a big banger, titled "Now", thanks in part to production from 6ix, Arthur McArthur and Swiff D and in part to Logic's fast-paced delivery. The new record came with the announcement of a new Visionary Music Group tour titled "While You Wait." The tour will find Logic headlining, but bringing along his VMG brethen Castro and QuESt. The tour kicks off on May 22nd in Atlanta,...
  • Future Covers The Clash Magazine
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    Future unleashed a massive and highly anticipated record off Honest last night, the Kanye West-featured "I Won", with production from Metro Boomin. As he continues to promote the forthcoming album, which is finally due out on April 22nd, he's landed a cover of The Clash magazine. Future shows off his recently-dyed blonde dreads in the cover image, and wears his hood up, although you can somewhat...
  • Chief Keef May Have A Track Recorded With Lady Gaga
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    Chief Keef and Lady Gaga have a somewhat of history together, thanks to social media, the two have got their flirt on. Lady Gaga has also stated that she's a "big fan" of Keef and that she turns up to the GBE rapper when she gets her make-up done. It looks like all that internet flirting may have turned into a real life collaboration, if Keef's now-deleted tweet is to be...
  • Seattle Sneaker Store Robbed For Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Jordans
    A Seattle sneaker store called "Recess" was robbed of thousands of dollars worth of Jordans by a team of burglars. The three men involved cut through the drywall of the shop and made multiple trips in and out of the store to load up on Jordans, and other exclusive sneakers. Glen Delola lives upstairs and is friends with the owner. He got called early Monday morning to check out the...
  • Kanye West Vs. The Press: 10 Run-Ins With The Media
    Kanye West has always been well aware that the press is a necessary evil when it comes to gaining success. But as his presence in music and his other ventures have grown (his affiliation with Kim Kardashian not withstanding), so has the demand for pictures and coverage of him. The constant prying into his life and being hounded by photographers, paired with the feeling that he is not taken...
  • E-40 Announces Plans To Release 4 Albums On July 15
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     In the wee hours of the morning, E-40 announced on his instagram and his twitter that he plans to drop a grand total of 4 albums simultaneously this July, on the fifteenth. These albums compose what Bay Area Ambassador refers to as “Sharp On All 4 Corners," - a massive quadruple album project that will be sectored into four parts named Corners 1,2,3 and 4,...
  • 50 Cent Ordered To Pay Sleek Audio $16 Million Following Lawsuit
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    The legal issues between 50 Cent and Sleek Audio continue, and once again, 50 Cent has found himself at the loosing end. As we reported on last year, Fiddy had taken Sleek to court, suing them over a debt he claimed the company owed him (a debt of $261,000). In the end, 50 lost his case, although he blamed it on a racial bias of the judge. Now more news has surfaced from the beef between...
  • Beyonce's Photo Shoot & Cover For OUT Magazine
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    Beyonce channels Marilyn Monroe with short blonde hair for her new cover of OUT magazine. The Queen Bey shot a bunch of black and white photographs with OUT for their latest issue, and this makes for her first cover since she dropped her surprise self-titled album. In addition to appear on the magazine's cover, Bey has unleashed two official remixes of her tracks "XO" and "Blow", done...
  • Joey Bada$$ Says You Can Expect "Pure Greatness" On "B4.Da.$$"
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    It seems to be a slow process for Joey Bada$$' debut album B4.Da.$$. We first received the album title basically a year ago. Since then, we haven't received very much in the way of updates. Nonetheless the New York native has kept busy with the release of a new Pro Era compilation, perhaps purposefully giving some of his fellow crew members their own time to shine (i.e., CJ Fly released his...
  • RiFF RaFF Announces "Neon Icon" Tour Dates
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    Following the announcement of a new release date for RiFF RaFF's debut album Neon Icon, we've also received a string of tour dates across the United States. Neon Icon is finally slated to arrive on April 29th, although RiFF will kick off a tour before that time. The "Neon Icon" tour dates commence on April 12th in Boulder, Colorado and continue until May 24th in Detroit, Michigan. Check out all...
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