• Review: Isaiah Rashad's "Cilvia Demo"
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    Isaiah Rashad’s debut EP, Cilvia Demo, is very easily among the most captivating mainstream debut projects from a new artist since the likes of J. Cole, Drake or even label mate Kendrick Lamar. Cilvia Demo is the first official body of work from the young Chattanooga emcee. Through the record’s thematic contrast, Rashad constructs the conflicted, contemplative and deeply human image...
  • Iggy Azalea Speaks Out Against Hefe Wine & "Common Law Divorce" Once More
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    Well, Iggy Azalea is just not having a good week, and she continues to take to the public forum of Twitter to vent about it. Yesterday she was calling out the Australian division of her label for apparently selling old photos of her to various magazines, unbeknownst to the rapper herself. Today, it's back to the recent "divorce" scandal, surrounding former boyfriend/sex tape partner Hefe...
  • Childish Gambino Set To Write & Star In FX Comedy Series Involving Atlanta Music Scene
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    Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, announced recently that he would be taking a step back from comedy in order to focus on music. He now seems to be going back on his word, revealing plans for a new series for FX called "Atlanta". Glover will “write, executive produce and play the lead in a half-hour comedy,” which will incorporate aspects of his love for hip hop as...
  • Because The Internet: How The Consumption Of Hip-Hop Has Changed
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    As much as we think times change, they really don't. We like the music we like, regardless of what our parents think. Then something even newer comes out, and we say it isn't as good as the old days. It's the circle of life, and the music industry should've seen it coming. Why wasn't the industry, for the most part, ready for the internet, and all the challenges that came with it? If we know that...
  • 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.
  • Diddy Claims He Was "Used As A Pawn" In Fuse TV Deal
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    About a month ago, we reported that Jennifer Lopez's NuvoTV had beaten out former boyfriend Diddy's Revolt TV in buying music network Fuse TV. Now, Diddy (or Puff Daddy, if you prefer) is saying that he was played by The Madison Square Garden Company, Fuse's previous owner, in order to increase the bidding price. At a panel at The Cable Show in Los Angeles yesterday, the hip hop mogul said...
  • Chris Brown Lashes Out At Ex-Manager On Twitter
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    Chris Brown finalized a release date for his delayed album X over the weekend, and made the announcement to the world via Twitter that the LP would arrive on May 5th. We also saw two Fan Of A Fan 2 leaks surface over the weekend, however despite these positive moves, Breezy appears to be having some frustrations with his old management team. We haven't seen the rapper spazz out on Twitter for a...
  • Drake Responds To Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse: "He's Not Murdering Me" [Update: Drake Reveals 3 Song Titles & Producers Off "NWTS"]
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    For the longest time, it seemed like no one with a direct connection to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse had any interest in speaking on it. Though it seems that Kendrick himself breaking his silence on the bars earlier this week may have opened the floodgates, as now Drake has shared his feelings on the track in an interview with Billboard. Drizzy revealed that he felt fairly apathetic about...
  • Official Tracklist With All Features Revealed For French Montana's "Excuse My French"
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    As the date approaches for French Montana's much-delayed album, Excuse My French, we received a new single last night from the rapper, "Ain't Worried About Nothing." Although we got a tracklist the other week for French's debut, it was missing most of the features. Now the official tracklist has dropped, and there is definitely not a lack of guest appearances.French...
  • Jay Z & Beyonce To Possibly Release Movie Along With Joint Album
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    A few weeks back, DJ Skee let it leak that Jay Z and Beyonce are reportedly working on a collaborative album together. While we've yet to receive any official confirmation from the hip-hop power couple, today more details on the rumored joint album arrive, courtesy of Page Six. The NYPost reports this morning that the "surprise" album is supposed to arrive later this year or early in 2015,...
  • Ciara & Future Call Off Engagement
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    This week is not turning out to be a good one for some our favorite hip-hop power couples. Yesterday we received news that Tyga had broken things off with his fiancee and baby mama Blac Chyna, and now more gossip arrives this morning reporting that Ciara has called it quits with her baby daddy, Future. US Weekly reports that Ciara has called off the engagement to Future, just three months...
  • T.I., Ludacris, The Game, 50 Cent & More Mourn Paul Walker's Sudden Death
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    For those unaware, 40-year-old actor/director Paul Walker, of Fast & Furious fame, was killed yesterday afternoon in a tragic car accident in Santa Clarita, California. Walker was riding in the passenger seat as friend/business partner Roger Rodas test drove a new Porsche, when the vehicle suddenly spun out of control, hit a a tree and exploded on impact, killing them both.  Walker...
  • Marlon Wayans Says 2pac "Wasn't Real Gangster, But He Acted Gangster"
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     Marlon Wayans showed up on ESPN's Numbers Never Lie series hosted by Michael Smith and Jemele Hill to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 film "Above The Rim" which found Wayans co-starring with the late 2pac. Wayans, who saw 2pac an hour before his untimely death, reflected on his time spent with Pac. “Me and Pac had a great relationship,” Wayans...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: August 4-10
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    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • The Weeknd Covers Complex Magazine, Does His First Interview Ever
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    The Weeknd is known to be a mysterious character, shying away from the usual spotlight requirements of interviews, vlogs, or anything that really shows us who The Weeknd is-- unless it's his music. With his debut album on a major label, Kiss Land, now slated for release on August 27th, it's a good time for fans to learn a little bit more about the r'n'b singer. Complex has you covered, nabbing...
  • Snoop Dogg Explains His Name Change & Talks BET Cyphers
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    Snoop Dogg stays a busy man, from hosting the BET Hip-Hop Awards, to working on new music, to hosting his own YouTube segment GGN News, the rapper/reggae artist/funk artist doesn't stop. His latest foray into the genre of funk with producer Dam-Funk incited his name change (once more) from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion to now, Snoopzilla. We talked to Snoop while he was on the set of his GGN series to...
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