• Review: Young Money's "Young Money: Rise Of An Empire"
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    Since the release of We Are Young Money in 2009, Nicki Minaj has risen from femme fatale on the rise after dropping the excellent Beam Me Up Scotty to ubiquitous representative of aggressive femininity. Drake, once Lil Wayne’s fresh-faced protégé, is now the biggest crossover success in hip-hop — not just Young Money. Lil Wayne’s career has been on a slump in...
  • Ty Dolla $ign Says His Kendrick Lamar Collab Is L.A. Equivalent To "Empire State Of Mind"
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    Ty Dolla $ign's profile is rising. We've recently seen the singer popping up on plenty of collaborations, including new tracks from Meek Mill and Lupe Fiasco. Turns out, there will be no shortage of big names on his debut album, Free TC either. In an interview with Fuse, Ty let us in on some of things we can expect to hear on the record, as well as sharing some of his early experiences with...
  • This Month's 25 Worst Fake Kicks Spotted Online
    We're back with another installment of the most laughable, bootleg Jordans, Nikes and everything in between. This week we take a look at some awful Doernbecher 5's, knock off Space Jams, "Green Glow" 5's, and the best Red October Yeezy II you'll ever see. Oh yeah, I can't forget about those Gucci Air Jordan 13s. Gucci 13's are so hot in the streets right now. These fake makers aren't even...
  • Stalking SXSW: Instagram Photo Recap (Part 2)
    South By Southwest continues in Austin, Texas today, we've once again rounded up some of the best flicks depicting the what went down around Austin in the past few days. SXSW actually kicked off on March 7th, and lots has happened during the past week that warrants a look or two. The conference continues until Sunday, March 17th when it'll wrap up. Until that time, for all those who weren't able...
  • Juicy J Says He Has No Beef With Wale, Talks "The Hustle Continues" Album
    Juicy J is edging into mainstream popularity, with strip club anthems that spread like wildfire, and a notable feature on Katy Perry's hit single "Dark Horse." The rise in his stock comes with an increase in his fan base, as those who are unfamiliar with Three 6 Mafia discover the rapper as a solo artist alone. The rapper spoke on how busy he is these days in a new interview with The Breakfast...
  • Petey Pablo Released From Prison, Working With Timbaland
    Petey Pablo has been locked up for the last 2 years on a gun smuggling charge. The "Raise Up" rapper was sentenced to 35 months when he attempted to take a stolen gun through airport security back in September of 2010. 4 months ahead of schedule, Petey has been released, and he's apparently ready to jump headfirst into the rap game once again. In fact, he's already got some work with Timbaland...
  • It's Yo Birthday: Common's Top 21 Tracks
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    Today, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr, known to us as Common, turns 42 years old. He is one of the finest talents to come of out of the state of Chicago, having produced 29 singles and 9 studio albums across a career that spans the twenty-two years.The Chi-Town rapper is no ordinary hip hop artist. Common is known for his impressive lyricism, Afrocentric approach as well as being a conscious rapper....
  • Stream Vince Staples' New Mixtape "Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2"
    Near the end of February Vince Staples let go "Nate" featuring James Fauntleroy and production from Scoop DeVille. The track was a glimpse of what was to come from Vince's mixtape Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 which has arrived in full today. As of now, we just have a stream of the mixtape via Soundcloud for you to check out below. Once/if it becomes available for download, we will update you with a...
  • Drunk Driver At SXSW Kills Two, Leaves Many More Injured & In Critical Condition
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    We have some really unfortunate news to report on today, concerning the on-going music conference/festival out in Austin, Texas, South By Southwest. Last night a suspected drunk driver drove through barricades set up for SXSW, and hit an astounding amount of people in the process, resulting in two deaths, twenty-three injured, and five in critical condition. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says...
  • Samples Of The Week: March 13
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    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 Will Do An Album After "Carter V" For $25-35 Million
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    Lil Wayne has stated that Tha Carter V will be his final solo album, but fans have been split on whether to believe his claim. The Young Money leader made similar promises before Tha Carter IV was released, yet he's continued to release music since. In a new interview with MTV, Weezy was clear that his claims are to be taken seriously-- unless of course, there's some money on the table. "25 to...
  • Top-10 Low Top Jordans
    Jordan Brand has been retroing their most popular models for years, and that includes morphing the iconic silhouettes into low-top versions. In some instances, like the Air Jordan 11, it works. Other times, such as the case with the Air Jordan 8, the low top version is a bit of a stretch. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but for the most part, the Jordan lows have been just...
  • Stalking SXSW: Instagram Photo Recap (Part 1)
    There's a ton of reasons why you may have missed out on SXSW this year, but don't worry, we got you covered! We're bringing all the best of SXSW's hip-hop Instagram posts together for your viewing pleasure. Just cool pics, rappers with fans and even a glimpse at some of the performances. Don't worry we have people taking care of the professional quality stuff, which will be coming soon. In the...
  • Pharrell & will.i.am Reportedly Settle Lawsuit Over "i am OTHER"
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    Pharrell and will.i.am have been in the midst of possibly the silliest legal battle of all time over the last year or so. The disagreement began with will.i.am's claim that Pharrell's "i am OTHER" title was "confusingly similar" to his own artist name. Pharrell responded cleverly to the Black Eyed Peas frontman's claims in the following statement. "I AM disappointed that Will, a fellow...
  • Auto-Tune: Hip-Hop's Rejuvenation
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    People do not like change. Music fans, especially. When the use of Auto-Tune exploded in the mid-2000s, many were skeptical. Today, many still are. Since its creation in 1997, Auto-Tune has crept its way into virtually every genre of music, most notably Hip-hop/R&B. Originally intended to simply change the key of an off-pitch vocal, it is reasonable for one to believe that the...
  • K Camp Signs To Interscope Records
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    K Camp currently has a few singles that are buzzing in his native Atlanta, and as their buzz continues to grow, we're sure to see them takeover the airwaves in more and more locations. It appears Interscope Records caught wind of the rising rapper, and they've signed him. K Camp announced the big move last night by posting a photo of himself chilling at Interscope offices, with a bottle of Moet,...
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