Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample

The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The...

  • Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
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    The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording. While the liner notes give credit to the original performers, suggesting that permission...
  • Stream Freddie Gibbs & The Worlds Freshest's New Album "The Tonite Show"
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     Fresh off teaming with Madlib for their Piñata LP, Gangsta Gibbs is back with another collaborative project. Originally, Freddie Gibbs and DJ Fresh, aka The Worlds Freshest, had their collaborative album, The Tonite Show, set for a May 13th release date, but for whatever reason decided to push up the album to today (5/9). With that said, Empire Distribution...
  • Photos: Nicki Minaj's "Secret" Shoot With Alexander McQueen
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    Have you had enough of Nicki Minaj? Well, in case you've yet to have your fill of the Barbz leader, she's showed off some flicks from a photo shoot she did with high-end fashion designer Alexander McQueen. The reason behind the shoot is unknown, it could just be because it's Nicki. Nicki's My Pink Friday site labels it as a "secret" photo shoot, so perhaps something is cooking between McQueen and...
  • Azealia Banks Released From Universal Music Group
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    Azealia Banks' career has been stagnating lately, as she hasn't released any new music since last October and often seems more focused on starting Twitter beef than working on albums. Much of that is due to her dissatisfaction with her record label, Universal Music Group, which became known in January after she tweeted some less-than-positive things about her deal. Now, months later, it appears...
  • Nicki Minaj Previews "Anaconda" Video
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    Nicki Minaj has taken to Instagram to preview her bootylicious new "Anaconda" video. Depicting Minaj and several models in a jungle setting, the Sir Mix-A-Lot-sampling single features the women decked in out in black bandeaus and high-waisted bottoms. The now infamous pink g-string from the song's cover art fails to make an appearance, at least in this sample. "Anaconda" was leaked in its...
  • Cam'ron Speaks On Ferguson, New York's Police Brutality
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    Following the tragic killing of 18-year-old Micheal Brown, Ferguson has been in disarray. Citizens of the town have been fighting for justice, and while their protests have generally been met with excessive force from police, the uprising has been inspiring. A few rappers have done their part to raise awareness of the situation, with both J. Cole and Nelly visiting Ferguson. Cam'ron is the most...
  • Dopest Kicks Lil Wayne Has Ever Worn
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    Rapper, skater, sneakerhead? Lil Wayne is no stranger to a unique wardrobe. And his sneaker game is often the icing on the cake to his wild outfits/antics. Supra's, dunks, Jordans, Adidas, you get the idea.He's no amateur when it comes to lacing up a pair of heat at a concert, basketball game, or skatepark. Or maybe even just for some good ole fashion leaning, Wayne's always got something...
  • Young Thug Clears Up Ambiguous Label Status
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    It's been a bizarre saga as to where Young Thug's affiliations lie. First, he claimed to be a free agent no longer with Atlantic. Then, he inferred that he signed to Cash Money, but then labelhead Birdman quickly denied it. Later, Atlanic phoned Billboard saying Young Thug was still with them and Gucci Mane's subsidiary, Brick Squad.  Now, we get to hear from Young Thug himself as Fader...
  • French Montana Reveals Cover Art For "Mac & Cheese 4"
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    We've recently received new music from Coke Boy rapper Chinx (formerly Chinx Drugz) and it looks like he isn't the only Coke Boy prepping a new project. French Montana took to Instagram this evening to unveil the cover art for Mac & Cheese 4 from his mixtape series. The Bad Boy didn't announce a release date, but you can check out the artwork in the gallery above.
  • Method Man Announces New Mixtape "The Meth Lab"
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     After being featured on ASAP Mob’s “Trillmatic” record and proving that he’s sill got bars, Method Man just announced that he will be dropping a new project this Spring. Taking to his facebook page, Method Man revealed that he will be releasing a new mixtape titled The Meth Lab. The project is slated for a March release date. And if all goes according to plan, he...
  • Top 10: Rappers Bodied On Their Own Shit
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    Guest features have been an important part of hip hop throughout its history, and have become increasingly popular in recent years. It's a great way for artists to cross promote between each other's fan bases, as well as give each track a signature shakeup for a verse or two. The only problem with letting other rappers spit, is once in a while they body you on your own shit. See what I did there?...
  • Take A Look At T.I.'s New Crib
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    T.I. may not be working a 9 to 5, but he still has to deal with a 40-minute commute to and from the studio. Luckily, He's T.I., so he can eliminate that commute by leasing a 4 bedroom home 2 minutes away from the lab. Seems as though Tip will be crashing at the crib after late nights at the studio, but the mansion he shares with Tiny and the rest of his family will still be his primary...
  • Nelly And T.I. Speak On Ferguson Situation, Start Scholarship In Michael Brown's Name
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    The city of Ferguson, Missouri has been in the news all week due to events stemming from the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. With St. Louis just about a 20 minute drive away, many people expected hometown hero Nelly to speak up in the days following the shooting, and finally, he has.  Speaking to TMZ about the ensuing protests, the rapper said, "I...
  • Gangsta Boo Says New Three 6 Mafia Album In The Works, With Juicy J
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    When news initially broke that rap group Three 6 Mafia was re-forming, fans were definitely excited. However, once it was revealed that the group would not have the same moniker let alone the same line-up, fans were slightly less excited. Nonetheless, Da Mafia 6ix successfully released their mixtape 6ix Commandments. Good news for all those Three 6 fans missing Juicy J from the crew-- according...
  • Stream Atmosphere's New Album "Southsiders" In Full
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    Atmosphere are preparing to release their eighth studio album, Southsiders, in a week from now, on May 6th. The underground legends from Minneapolis have already delivered "Bitter" and the anthemic single "Kanye West", which were both strong indications of what's to come. Now Pandora has premiered a full album stream for Southsiders, and it's definitely worth your time as well as your money. In...
  • Review: Tech N9ne's "Something Else"
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    Tech N9ne has been in the rap game for well over two decades but he flew under mainstream’s radar for much of his career. Shooting off lyrics with the speed of an automatic weapon, he earned a legion of fans through relentless tours to small cities in the heartland of the country. But it was a two-minute interlude featuring Tech N9ne on Lil Wayne’s 2011 highly anticipated album Tha Carter IV...
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