• Kanye West Questions The Use Of The Word "Bitch," Hip-Hop's Role In It
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    Every now and then Kanye West takes to Twitter to vent about what's been on his mind. Most recently, he flooded the internet with questions about the use of the word "bitch" and "nigga," and whether or not it is acceptable.He started with the simple (yet complex) question: is the word "bitch" acceptable? "I usually never tweet questions but I struggle with this so here goes... Is the...
  • 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...
  • First Week Sales Projections Are Low For Game & Big Boi [Update: Game's Sales Increase]
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    Although it’s December and hip hop artists typically don’t release big projects, fans were treated to two anticipated albums this week in Game’s fifth studio effort Jesus Piece, and Big Boi’s second official solo LP Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors.  Unfortunately, the projections for the two in their first week do not look promising. Both artists have been promoting their...
  • Game Changers: Eminem Edition
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    Eminem is one of the biggest things to happen to hip-hop, period. He challenged the status quo and found success as a white artist in a predominantly black industry. Though he was not the first white rapper to blow, Eminem is one of the few to be consistently ranked among the greatest rappers of all time. Though his recent work hasn't been as impactful as earlier efforts, everyone from the kids...
  • TDE Announces Ab-Soul's "Black Lip Pastor" Coming Soon [Update: Once Again, Ab-Soul Says "Black Lip Pastor" Not The Title]
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    When we first heard about Ab-Soul's upcoming project, the rapper clarified that the effort would not bear the title Black Lip Pastor as many assumed from his tweets. Now it appears that he may have reconsidered, as the TDE camp has confirmed that BLP is coming soon. The Control System rapper hinted earlier in the month that BLP would be a joint effort with celebrated producer The Alchemist,...
  • Dr. Dre Purchases New Mansion For $40 Million [Now Official]
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    Yesterday we saw the new, modest home purchased by Dr. Dre's Aftermath signee and protegee Kendrick Lamar. K. Dot's $540,000 home, which some speculate may be for his family not himself, pales in comparison to the lavish homes of hip-hop super stars like Drake and Rick Ross, nonetheless, it all the more proves that Kendrick is a humble guy who doesn't need the glitz and the glam. Although Dre...
  • Drake Reveals New OVO Snapbacks
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    Drake certainly puts on for his city. From his "416" tattoo, to his ambassador duties for the Raptors, Drizzy is always ready to flaunt his Canadian upbringing.  The newest addition to his OVO clothing line also pays homage to the T-Dot. Debuted on his Instagram, Drake is getting ready to drop two new snapbacks to let fans represent their hood. The hats respectively display the titles of...
  • Macklemore Talks "Control," Getting Called Out By Yelawolf & Method Man
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    Macklemore is not going away any time soon. The rapper has been a mainstay on the charts since his breakthrough single "Thrift Shop," and with that success, he's had both positive and negative attention form critics and fellow rappers. In an interview with the Breakfast Club, Mack spoke of his competitive nature, getting called out by Yelawolf and Method Man, and of course, Kendrick's "Control"...
  • Paris Hilton Signs Deal With Cash Money
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    And the YMCMB signees just keep getting stranger and stranger. Today, the ever-expanding record label, with plans to dominate all genres of music, announced the signing of heiress Paris Hilton. Paris Hilton has been associated with the YMCMB crew in the past. She's linked up with Lil Wayne for her song "Last Night" last year, she partied with Weezy on her birthday back in March, and more...
  • Lil Wayne Says He Didn't Step On American Flag In "God Bless Amerika" Video On Purpose [Update: Wayne Releases Official Statement]
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    Yesterday we posted a set of behind-the-scenes photos as well as video footage of Lil Wayne's video shoot for his next single, "God Bless Amerika." The photos and video stirred up some controversy because Weezy F was seen dancing on an American flag during the shoot. Lil Wayne seems to want to avoid controversy these days, perhaps considering the Mountain Dew fiasco, he took to Twitter this...
  • Kanye West Announces Next G.O.O.D. Music Single, "I Don't Like"
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    Rumors were going around that Kanye West was collaborating with fellow Chi-town native, Chief Keef, and now the rumors are confirmed.Kanye West revealed through Twitter the artwork for the next G.O.O.D. Music single. The song, titled "I Don't Like," features Chief Keef, Kanye West, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean. See the artwork below.No details yet on when exactly the track will drop,...
  • Nicki Minaj Says She's Going Back To Her Hip-Hop Roots
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    Nicki Minaj has been busy promoting the new film "The Other Woman", in which she has a role alongside Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann. Nicki Minaj attended the movie premiere last night in California (the film hits theatres on April 25th), and she's also been doing interviews for the flick. While talking to MTV News during promo for "The Other Woman", the rapper discussed her recent...
  • Jeezy Talks Freddie Gibbs Beef [Update: Gibbs Responds To Jeezy's "Lies"]
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    Jeezy's Seen It All is less than a month away and the rapper is beginning to ramp up his press tour. Stopping in with Ebro, Miss Info & Laura Stylez at Hot 97, Jeezy discussed a multitude of topics ranging from his new single "Seen It All" to his interest in Nicole Murphy. Most headline-grabbing of all, however, was a brief discussion with the radio hosts about his long-lasting beef with...
  • J. Cole Releases Letter For The Fifth Anniversary Of "The Warm Up" [Update: Tour Schedule Announced]
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    On the fifth anniversary of his breakthrough mixtape, The Warm Up, J. Cole has released a message for the fans who have been there for him since the beginning. Posted on the rapper's official website, the text finds Cole talking about the development of that original project and how the music elevated him in the industry. In support of the anniversary, Cole is also bringing back his "Dollar...
  • Internet Phenoms: Flash In The Pan Or Here To Stay?
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    For hip-hop aficionados, out of all the glorious things it has done, the Internet has most importantly allowed the entire music industry to change. Instead of waiting for labels to promote the hottest new artist and go through painstaking processes to find them, Tweets, Facebook shares, YouTube videos allow every musician, big or small, to be heard. This has allowed rappers to rise...
  • J. Cole Challenged Jay Z To Hop On His Songs In 2009 (Unearthed Video)
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    On Sunday at 7:30 PM, MTV will air J. Cole's The Warm Up: 5 Years Later, a documentary that looks at J. Cole's mercurial rise to the top, and today they've released some previously-unseen footage of Cole in 2009 saying some pretty bold stuff. The clip, apparently shot on Cole's birthday, shows the young MC cockily inviting Jay Z to hop on his songs, but only "if [he's] not scared." As Jay ended...
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