• Lupe Fiasco Had To Be Talked Into Doing Kanye West's "Touch The Sky"
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    Lupe Fiasco's big break came from his appearance on Kanye West's song, "Touch The Sky", so it's surprising to hear he wasn't exactly jumping at the opportunity to get on a 'Ye record at the time. In a new interview with DJ Skee, Lupe explained that despite both being from Chicago, he and Kanye were of different scenes, and at first he wasn't really feeling the vibe of "Touch The Sky". “I...
  • Coolio Teams Up With PornHub For New Music Video [Update: Coolio Denies Any Partnership]
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    For readers who have been craving some new Coolio music in their life, today is your lucky day. Along with a new music video, the "Gangsta's Paradise" emcee is promising fans that new music is on its way. There's only one catch: they'll have to be a member of PornHub (the largest porn sight on the internet) to hear it all--at least until the material inevitably leaks to the rest of the...
  • August Alsina Details Beef With Trey Songz
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    Update: Watch August Alsina shut down a question about Trey Songz today on 106 & Park here. August Alsina's hit single "I Luv This Shit" became even more hit-worthy when he enlisted Trey Songz and Chris Brown for the remix. While talking to Rap-Up, the r'n'b singer explained how the mix came about, and revealed he's not cool with Trey Songz at the moment, despite having him on the...
  • First Week Sales For Ab-Soul, G-Eazy & Riff Raff Are Here
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    Several independent rap releases made their way on to the Billboard charts this past week, with Ab-Soul, RiFF RaFF and G-Eazy all dropping new albums in recent times. The debut numbers for each artist have arrived today, and G-Eazy's These Things Happen LP managed to come out on top of the others. Surprised or nah? G-Eazy's new album nabbed at #3 debut on the Billboard 200, moving a respectable...
  • Kanye West Premieres 20 New Songs At A London Nightclub
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    Is Yeezy season approaching? Following his second performance at Wireless Festival, Kanye West reportedly played 20 new songs at a club in London last night. According to information gathered by KanyeToThe, Ye and Virgil took over the DJ booth during a private party at the club and proceeded to play the new music from a laptop.  No cameras were permitted during the...
  • Lil Boosie Announces Release Date For New Album [Update: Boosie Plans To Drop Two Albums In 2014]
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    Lil Boosie has been out of jail since February, and while we've received a mix of old and new tracks from the Baton Rouge rapper since his release, we haven't been given any concrete details regarding his next studio album. Today, Boosie has revealed the official release date for his still-untitled studio effort, which he told Complex will be available July 15th. He once again brought up the...
  • 14 Heroic Acts By Rappers
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    We all know that rappers often get a bad rep with the press. Accusations of criminal activity, encouraging violence, or just plain bad behavior are common for hip hop artists. Selfless and generous acts by hip hop stars seldom get the coverage or attention they deserve. A lot of rappers are vocal about their struggle and hard times, but what happens once they make it big? Mainstream rappers make...
  • Wiz Khalifa Announces Release Date For "Blacc Hollywood" [Update: Artwork Revealed]
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    Though Wiz Khalifa hasn't released a studio album since 2012's O.N.I.F.C., his recent 28 Grams tape has kept 2014 saturated with his music. It won't be the only project he releases this year though, as Atlantic Records has announced that his next album, Blacc Hollywood, will hit shelves on August 19th.  The album is set to include his radio smash "We Dem Boyz," as well...
  • Stream Young Thug's "1017 Thug 2"
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    Gucci Mane promised us a Brick Squad-heavy July, and though he's been known to be unreliable at times, he and his crew have delivered thus far. Following GuWop's Trap House 4, which dropped last week, here's a stream of Young Thug's 1017 Thug 2, which officially drops tomorrow. The album kicks off with the recently-released "Lifestyle" (re-titled "1017 Lifestyle"), but after that, it's...
  • Photos: Drake Hosts ESPYs After Party At L.A. Mansion
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    Drake hosted the ESPYs on Wednesday night, and he was definitely instrumental in making the night a huge success, complete with hilarious skits involving Chris Brown, Blake Griffin, Bryan McKnight and Drizzy's crush Skylar Diggins. Following the ESPN awards show, Drake made sure the party continued as he hosted an after party at an insane mansion in Los Angeles, owned by an L.A. real estate...
  • Lil Wayne Says Drake Will Be On "Tha Carter V" Multiple Times
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    MTV's been getting some good interviews with Lil Wayne on the set of his video shoot for "Krazy." Last week, they broke the news that Weezy's Jay Z shout-out on "D'usse" was out of love, not hate, and now they've coaxed some more info about Tha Carter V out of Tunechi. Speaking about the success of "Believe Me" (currently sitting atop the Urban radio charts), Wayne had some good news...
  • Best Hip-Hop Break Up Tracks
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    Today, we take enjoyment from the misery of others. It's no secret that most artists experience creative highs at their personal lows. Sadly, there's nothing like a good travesty to really make someone look deeper and pull meaning from their experiences--unless you're Robin Thicke; then it's just an opportunity to embarrass yourself in front of a nation with an album filled with contradictory...
  • Gucci Mane Announces "The Oddfather" Album & Release Date [Update: Album Cover Revealed]
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    Gucci Mane hit us with his collaborative album with Young Dolph and PeeWee Longway the other week, Felix Brothers, and as he is warrant to do, he hasn't remained silent for too long on his next planned release.  Taking to his usual location of Twitter, Guwop announced a new album The Oddfather, to drop on July 28th, which he also tweets is "the day I go to court." The album is entirely...
  • Nicki Minaj Speaks On Ghostwriting, Near-Death Experience In BET Acceptance Speech
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    In a rare moment of sincerity from a typically animated personality, Nicki Minaj decided tackle some big topics in her acceptance speech at the BET awards last night (June 29). Winning "Best Female Rap Artist" for the fifth year in a row, the Young Money signee spoke on her near-death experience, why authenticity in hip-hop is important, and being a woman in a male-dominated industry. Read the...
  • Rihanna Parties With 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners
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    If you follow Rihanna on Twitter, you know she's actively been involved in all things World Cup, watching each match and tweeting whatever goes down, showing her support for a variety of countries. Rih Rih was lucky enough to be able to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she saw Germany beat Argentina 1-0. Although the pop star is no longer on...
  • The First Single From Lil Durk's Debut Album Will Feature Chris Brown And French Montana
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    This past weekend, we met up with Lil Durk to discuss his delayed mixtape Signed To The Streets 2, his past beef with Game and his upcoming debut album. During the interview, Durk gave us some exclusive news that pertains to the first single from his commercial debut. "I'ma drop a single with Chris Brown and French [Montana]," he said, "and then I'ma shoot for an album." As previous Durk...
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