• Review: Tyga's "Hotel California"
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    The snare and synth-filled beats, the arrogance in the rhymes, and the claims to fame are all reasons why Tyga has gained so many followers, and this shines through on the first three tracks of Hotel California. It's this familiar, blanket sound that has garnered him the success he so rightfully brags about. But by the fourth track, "Diss Song", Tyga starts to demonstrate more maturity as an...
  • Is "808s & Heartbreak" Kanye West's Most Influential Album?
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    In 2014, it's no secret that where Kanye West goes, the rest of hip-hop follows. Starting with him and Just Blaze making "chipmunk soul" a hot sound in Roc-A-Fella's prime, Mr. West's musical output has always been a pretty good gauge of where hip-hop is headed, whether it be his early mantra of having a "Benz and a backpack" or his drill-invigorating remix of Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." But in...
  • Kanye West Personally Photoshopped 2 Chainz' "B.O.A.T.S. II" Cover Art
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    Kanye West has been working with the DONDA design team for some time now, but it's never been clear how involved he was in the artwork the company has produced. In an interview with Power 106, 2 Chainz revealed that Kanye definitely had a significant hand in his DONDA-designed album cover. “People won’t believe how much thought goes into this stuff…Working with DONDA was good...
  • Lawyer Claims Drake's Watch On Cover Of "Take Care" Is His
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    This is kind of strange. A New York lawyer is claiming the watch Drake is wearing on his album cover for Take Care isn't his.James McMillan, a well-known music industry lawyer, filed a lawsuit against Rafaello & Co over the watch in 2009. According to the suit, the watch, which is a brand new Rose Gold Rolex Presidential, costs more than $30,000.McMillan claims that he dropped the...
  • Wale Talks Jay-Z, Nas & Kanye Comparisons With Himself, J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar, Speaks On Lil Snupe
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    Wale was praised by Jay-Z yesterday during his Breakfast Club Interview, when Hov named Wale as a rapper who would still be around in ten years from now. Wale seems to be of a similar opinion as Jay, whose label Roc Nation manages Wale. In an interview with Baltimore, Maryland's 92Q radio station Wale discusses comparions to Jay-Z and Nas, as well as how J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar (who were...
  • George Zimmerman Boxing Match With DMX Cancelled [Update: Now Promoter Says It's Not Cancelled]
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    Although no one really thought it was a good idea to begin with, people were disappointed to learn that the Boxing Match between DMX and George Zimmerman has been cancelled. The promoter, Damon Feldman, announced via twitter: "This was the wrong person to put in the ring and define celebrity boxing thank you," he said. "I walked away from av [sic] million dollar payday with this fight but...
  • Kid Cudi Says Rock The Bells "Fell Off" Because Rap Shows "Aren't Exciting"
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    A few days ago, it was announced that the iconic Rock The Bells festival would not fulfill its New York and DC dates due to low ticket sales. After the initial shock, many were left wondering why the once successful festival had failed to pull in an audience this year. Kid Cudi, who was meant to take the stage at the cancelled dates, offered his opinion on Twitter yesterday. In a lengthy...
  • Cover Art & Tracklist Revealed For Fredo Santana's "Trappin Aint Dead"
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     It appears that GBE’s Fredo Santana will finally be releasing his Trappin Aint Dead project this Thursday. With the release date only two days away, the Chicago native decided to release the cover art and tracklist to the project. The upcoming project will host 17 new tracks and will feature guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Young Chop, Lil Herb, SD, Gino Marley, Lex Luger, Chief Keef,...
  • Tentative Release Date Revealed For The Weeknd's "Kiss Land"
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    Despite teasing fans with plenty of material, The Weeknd has yet to announce an official release date for his sophomore album (yes, we're calling Trilogy his debut for lack of a better categorization), but according to Best Buy and Amazon, the album is listed as an August 27th release. This would mean the album would drop a week or so before Abel heads out on his "The Fall" tour, which would...
  • Rick Ross Comments On 50 Cent's Diss & Diddy's "Nobody" Address
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    Rick Ross took yet another trip to Power 105's Breakfast club, this time in promotion of his brand new album, Mastermind. Ross spoke on a number of subjects during his interview, answering a few questions that fans have had on their minds. He addressed Diddy's rants on "Nobody", the infamous Instagram diss from 50 Cent, as well as briefly talking about the attempt on his life in 2013. Read some...
  • Stream A$AP Ferg's "Trap Lord" In Its Entirety
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    A$AP Ferg has been teasing Trap Lord for a while now. It's gone from a mixtape to his debut album, and even sparked a feud with fellow divine being of the trap Gucci Mane. The wait is over however, as Ferg has now let go of the album as a free stream on his website. The project features guest appearances from Waka Flocka, Bone Thugs, ASAP Rocky, & ScHoolBoy Q among others. Listen to the...
  • Tyler, The Creator Reacts To Finding U2's New Album On His Phone
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    This past week, Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iWatch at a highly-hyped conference in Cupertino, CA. But perhaps the biggest news story to emerge from the event was U2's surprise arrival to perform new material, announce a new album, and (surely the strangest part) inform iTunes users that the album was, at that very moment, in their libraries, free of charge. Many people (myself included) took...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Feb. 11-17
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    This new weekly feature will highlight a few popular tracks from throughout the week, giving readers another chance to listen to and discuss some of the bigger and better songs that we cover. Rather than re-posting the top ten most viewed tracks, we're selecting a few from the top 25 that stood out and still leave room for discussion. So check out our new feature and let us know what you think...
  • Drake Covers Vibe's Race Issue, Talks 2Pac, The Weeknd, Kanye West & More
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    Drake is the poster boy for VIBE's year-end Race Issue, his slightly menacing portrait framed by such tag lines as "Are You A Racist?", "Kevin Hart Has White Power", "Taming Rev. Al Sharpton" and "Ku Klux Klan In 2014".  The Toronto emcee also sat down with editor John Kennedy for a discussion about his new album Nothing Was The Same, his relationships with Kanye West, The Weeknd...
  • SpaceGhostPurrp & A$AP Mob Fight Outside Venue Of A$AP Rocky's Show
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    The beef between A$AP Rocky and SpaceGhostPurrp resulted in fight last night at Rocky's show at the Filmore in Miami.The beef originally started when one friend (SpaceGhostPurrp) turned on the (A$AP Rocky) claiming that Rocky stole his style and sound, and even some of his lyrics.Word is that SGP and his Raider Klan were heckling A$AP Mob and hanging out around the A$AP Mob tour bus, outside...
  • Kendrick Lamar: "Everybody In The Industry Has Lost Their Edge"
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    Despite not releasing an album in 2013, Kendrick Lamar managed to keep his name on the tip of everyone's tongue. Whether through his unavoidable "Control" verse, his opening slot on Kanye West's Yeezus tour, or his much-talked about snub at the Grammys, K.Dot kept his profile up throughout the year. The true test now lies with his follow-up to GKMC, which is said to be dropping this year. In...
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