• ChicksInKicks - NYE Edition
    Blazing hot week to kick off 2014. I'm talking red hot, sizzling, fiery pics from the lady sneakerheads this week to bring in the New Year. This NYE edition features celebrities including Beyonce and Tahiry, plus a ton of other fire starters. Enough talk; enjoy.
  • Troy Ave Thinks Chance The Rapper Is A "Drug Addict"
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    Chance The Rapper has been vocal about his use of acid and its influence on his latest project-- fittingly titled Acid Rap. His comments have varied, initially saying there was "a lot of acid involved" in the recording process, before hilariously backtracking with "I mean, it wasn't too much — I'd say it was about 30 to 40 percent acid." Either way, it's pretty safe to say that...
  • Rap & R&B Were The Only Genres That Saw An Increase In Digital Music Sales In 2013
    As reported by Billboard, 2013 was the first year that saw a decrease in overall digital music sales since the iTunes store opened in the U.S. in 2001. According to Nielsen Soundscan, track sales fell 5.7% from 1.34 to 1.26 billion units, while album sales fell 0.1% from 117.7 to 117.6 million units, equalling an overall 8.4% decline from 316 million units in 2012 to 289.4 million units...
  • Rick Ross Beats Freeway Ricky Ross In Court [Update: Freeway Ricky Ross Responds]
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    It looks as though the on-going battle between rapper Rick Ross and former drug lord Freeway Rick Ross has finally come to a close. It's been exhaustive, to say the least. In March a judge had ruled against Freeway Ricky claiming he took too long to file his suit against the MMG boss (he apparently was aware the rapper was using his name since 2006 but only filed his complaint in 2010), but the...
  • DMX Discusses Eminem, The State Of Rap, Becoming A Pastor & More
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    In a recent interview with Bulgarian urban media outlet 359HipHop, DMX discussed his legal troubles, Eminem's "Rap God" status, the evolution of the game and his aspiration to eventually become a pastor (not a priest). Read excerpts from the interview and watch the whole thing below, as well as his recent performance of "Lord Give Me A Sign" at the Hristo Botev sports hall in Sofia,...
  • Chuck Inglish Says New Cool Kids Album "Shark Week" Is Coming Soon
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    Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks have been very prolific since their work together as The Cool Kids, but there have been few updates on a new project from the duo. Today, Chuck surprised fans with an announcement concerning new music from Mikey and himself. "Me and @SirMichaelRocks are about take all our shit back real quick" he tweeted, before announcing, "@thecoolkids - (Shark Week) coming...
  • Saigon Is Making An Independent Film Starring Papoose & Omar Epps
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    You read it right, folks. Brian Daniel Carenard, AKA New York emcee Saigon, is in the process of shooting an independent "mini-movie" titled SP, starring Omar Epps and fellow NYC spitter Papoose. The Suburban Noize Records / Fort Knocks Ent. artist is excited about the project, to say the least.  "On the set of MY new film.... These guys are truly professional. @omarepps...
  • Bill Ray Cyrus Made A "Hip-Hop Version" Of "Achy Breaky Heart"
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    Miley Cyrus seems to have adopted hip-hop for herself, and now it looks like her father Billy Ray Cyrus is following in her footsteps. We regret to inform you that Billy Ray has recorded a "hip-hop version" of his 1993 single "Achy Breaky Heart." As random as that may be, what's even more random is the source of this news, Larry King. King tweeted about a phone call with Mr. Cyrus in which he...
  • Jerry Seinfeld Credits Joe Namath And Bill Cosby For His Sneaker Game
    Jerry Seinfeld probably doesn't come to mind when you think of celebrity sneakerheads, and rightfully so. However, the stand up guru happens to know a thing or two about kicks. Looking back on some classic episodes of "Seinfeld," you'll see he showed off a fair share of Nike & Jordan heat throughout the years. During a Reddit AMA, Seinfeld discussed his sneaker stylings, crediting Joe...
  • Musical Based On Tupac Shakur's Songs To Premiere On Broadway [Update: Musical Hits Broadway In June]
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    As reported by Playbill, it seems Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon is directing a new musical based on Tupac Shakur's body of work. The musical will be called "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the title taken from a track on 'Pac's 1993 album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. It's billed as follows: "An original story set in the present day on the inner-city streets of a Midwestern industrial city, the musical...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Jan. 3-9)
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    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. This week features Tyler, The Creator, Danny Brown, Chief Keef and more!
  • Chance The Rapper Is Moving In With James Blake
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    As Chance The Rapper continues to grow his fan base in 2014, he's making the big move from his home of Chicago to the West Coast, specifically, Los Angeles. However, as he's revealed in a new interview, he's not going at it alone. James Blake will be his roomie. In a new interview with NME, Chance talks on the upcoming move and how he'll be living with his UK friend and past collaborator James...
  • First Week Sales Projections For Kid Ink's "My Own Lane"
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    The first week sales projections are in for Kid Ink’s major label debut My Own Lane, which was released this past Tuesday via RCA Records. According to HDD, Kid Ink's debut album is projected to move anywhere from 40-45K copies in its first week. If that stands, and it should, it will be good enough to land Ink a top 3 spot on Billboard 200. The album shows great growth from the L.A....
  • Jhene Aiko Says "Souled Out" Will Drop In May
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    As promised, Jhene Aiko will be following up her recent EP Sail Out, with a proper full-length album, Souled Out. In a recent interview with VIBE, Jhene reveals when we can expect the studio album to arrive, as well discusses Sail Out and the success its received. After revealing her favorite track on the extended play ("Comfort Inn Ending") she goes on to say that the album will follow in the...
  • Custom Air Jordan 5 OVO Released
    This Air Jordan 5 "OVO" was a private order done up by Sole Clinics. The gold nubuck upper features a black midsole, laces, and black Jumpman on the gold tongue. OVO branding on the inner ankle collar finishes off the clean colorway. What's the word: Cop or Not?
  • Drake Shoots Music Video For "Wu-Tang Forever (Remix)" With A$AP Rocky
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    While most of us are still awaiting the audio for "Wu-Tang Forever (Remix)," Drake was busy shooting a music video for it last night in NYC. The people over at Noisey happened to sneak in to the video shoot, which took place on a rooftop in Harlem, and snapped a few shots.One includes Drizzy rapping on a platform alongside A$AP Rocky, who was rumored to be on the original, so perhaps he made it...
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