• Gucci Mane Drops Waka Flocka From 1017 Brick Squad Records [Update: Gucci's Management Claims His Twitter Account Was Hacked]
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    Coming unexpectedly is the news that Gucci Mane has just dropped Waka Flocka from his 1017 Brick Squad Records label.Taking to twitter not long ago, Gucci Mane announced that he dropped Waka Flocka from his Brick Squad label. Gucci didn't give much details other than that Waka has been "disloyal". The news coming on a night which has Gucci dropping not one, but two brand new...
  • Memphis Bleek Doesn't Like Jay Z's Shout Out On "Diamonds (Remix)"
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    Memphis Bleek was always Jay Z's right hand man, but despite his massive co-sign he never really broke through. The two have remained friends throughout their careers either way, and Jay displayed his loyalty to Bleek very openly on his verse from Kanye West's "Diamonds" remix. "Bleek could be one hit away his whole careerAs long as I'm alive he's a millionaireAnd even if I die he's in my will...
  • Review: Lloyd Banks' "F.N.O. (Failure's No Option)"
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    Lloyd Banks' pedigree as an ill emcee speaks for itself at this point. During G-Unit’s active days, Banks was widely considered the best pure spitter in the group. Very little has changed in that regard; if anything Banks' career since the early 2000s has distinguished him as one of the most technically savvy rappers out. F.N.O. (Failure's No Option) only makes it easier to argue the...
  • Blurred Lines: The Integration Of R&B In Hip-Hop
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    In the '90s the rap and R&B scenes had really emerged in to their own distinctiveness. The R&B scene was dominated by acts like Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, SWV, Ginuwine, Mariah Carey, Brandy and Monica and many many more. Although frequently featured on hip-hop records singing the hook, artists of this genre were still able to maintain their soulful sound and be acknowledged as...
  • Gucci Mane Announces New Album "Mr. GuWop" & Speaks On Collabo With Marilyn Manson
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    Gucci Mane never stops. Shortly after releasing his new album, Trap House 3, (which followed a mixtape or two) the rapper announces yet another upcoming album, titled after his one-time name, GuWop.  Gucci tweeted the news, saying Mr. GuWop is arriving in the Fall. New Album MR.GUWOP coming this FALL twitter.com/gucci1017/stat… — Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) May 31, 2013 In...
  • Travi$ Scott Explains Why His BET Cypher Freestyle Was "Ass"
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    Travi$ Scott is better known for his production skills than his lyrical ability, but he unfortunately missed an opportunity to prove himself as a rapper with his latest BET Cypher freestyle. Scott took the increasingly rare approach of actually going off the dome on his 16, but it came off as more careless than ambitious. The Owl Pharaoh rapper confirmed in a tweet yesterday that the quality of...
  • Nas Says His New Album Title Will Drop In May
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    Nas has been relatively quite since his critically acclaimed album, Life Is Good, hit the shelves last July. Now the rapper has taken to Twitter to announce that a new LP is already on the way, and we'll be getting the title of said album next month.Although Nasir Jones wouldn't let go too much information on Twitter, he said simply, "Eh-um.... Dropping next album title next month." We'll...
  • Childish Gambino Talks How Andre 3000 Influenced Him & Kendrick Lamar
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    Andre 3000 and Big Boi are reuniting for an upcoming tour and it has people talking about the influence of the legendary hip hop group.  Prepping for the release of his new album because the internet, Childish Gambino talked about Andre 3000 in an interview and how he influenced him, and other rappers. Although Gambino grew up in the ATL, he says not many people were aware of Outkast's...
  • Review: Rich Gang's "Rich Gang"
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    When Young Money released their We Are Young Money album four years ago, they were undeniably the hottest team in hip-hop. Lil Wayne's army was young and hungry, as artists like Tyga and Nicki Minaj had yet to develop into superstars. Veterans such as Mystikal and Busta Rhymes have since joined the Young Money militia, though have failed to make a lasting impact with the group. Fast forward to...
  • Lil Wayne's "Dedication 5" To Drop At 12AM PST [Update: Mixtape Finally Dropped at 6am EST]
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    Lil Wayne's highly anticipated Dedication 5 mixtape was set to drop at 5 PM EST, but an announcement from Wayne's camp has confirmed that the project will be pushed back. While a new drop time/date has not been provided, the statement says that Weezy is just putting the finishing touches on the project-- so it could still drop sooner than later. Read the statement below. "The release of...
  • Rebirth Pt. 2: The Evolution Of A Rap Collaboration
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    Competition breeds success. No disrespect to Drake, but this motto could trump Y.O.L.O. So much so that, in hip-hop, the saying can be modified to read “competition breeds superiority.” Nowhere is that more present than in the situation known as the collaboration. Following up last week's discussion of a rap group, we now turn to look at how the idea of a 'collaboration' has evolved...
  • Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Nas, Meek Mill & More Remember Nelson Mandela
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    As you may be aware by now, Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of our time, passed away this morning at the age of 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement via a television address today. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring...
  • Meek Mill Reprimanded By Court For Referencing D.A. In Lyrics
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    Meek Mill visited his hometown of Philly this week for a court status hearing regarding his previous gun and drug charges. The court was none-too-happy with Meek's reference of the D.A. handling his case on his freestyle "The Ride," off his mixtape Dreamchasers 2.On "The Ride" Meek spits about D.A. Noel Ann DeSantis, "The D.A. said she hate me but I don't understand/When I just...
  • Disappointing Projects Of 2013
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    2013 was a great year for hip-hop fans. Pusha T finally released his long-awaited debut album My Name Is My Name and did not disappoint his fans. Kanye West christened himself a deity with Yeezus. J. Cole went back to his roots with his sophomore album Born Sinner and proved that Jay Z and Roc Nation were right in signing him. Drake’s Nothing Was The Same helped solidify him as one of the...
  • RiFF RAFF Files Cease And Desist Letter Over Photos Of Him Allegedly Masturbating
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    This week a website called TheDirty posted some pretty incriminating photos of RiFF RAFF on their blog. The pics were allegedly taken by a hair stylist Jody had hired, who claims the rapper exposed himself and began to masturbate in front of her after she refused his advances. RiFF and his lawyers are denying all claims, dismissing the story as "lies and accusations," and have filed a cease and...
  • Kevin Durant Calls The Game A Liar, Says He Never Bet $20K; Game Responds
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    A few days ago Los Angeles' rapper The Game posted a video on instagram of himself swishing a three in front of a crowd that included Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan, James Harden, and Drake. Game claimed that Durant bet the rapper $20,000 that he couldn't swish an NBA three, which he did.  However, some ruthless paparazzi caught up with KD after a condition session and asked him about the bet,...
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