Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink

Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke,...

  • Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
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    Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find. Many rappers, like Juicy J or Lil Wayne, have made it clear in their music that they love getting fucked up. Despite the popularity of drugs in...
  • Nas Signs Boldy James On Newly-Launched Mass Appeal Imprint
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    Boldy James is one of the illest rappers you probably haven't listened to yet, but we can expect that all to change very soon now that he's got the backing of the original Illmatic MC, Nas. We knew that Nas invested in the re-launched Mass Appeal magazine, and it turns out he's stepping things up a notch by launching a Mass Appeal label imprint. The first move was to sign Detroit's Boldy James, a...
  • Samples Of The Week: April 17
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    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh...
  • Pusha T Covers Acclaim Magazine, Talks Working With Kanye West & "King Push"
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    While he just dropped his debut album just last year, Pusha T is already preparing the follow up. King Push will reunite Pusha with The Neptunes, who soundtracked Clipse's official debut album Lord Willin'. In a new cover story for Acclaim Mag, Pusha speaks on the title of the project, his working relationship with Kanye West, and the much-discussed possibility of a Clipse reunion. (As...
  • Drake Talks Toronto Raptors' Best Franchise Moments
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    Drake was in the Grantland studio recently with Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose to talk about the Toronto Raptors. As you know, Drizzy is the "Global Ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors, so Bill and Jalen asked him to weigh in on some of the Raptors' best franchise moments.  Obviously, Vince Carter destroying the dunk contest was one of the franchises most memorable moments, and as Bill Simmons...
  • The Hip-Hop Kingdom: Can A Queen Take The Throne?
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    As 2013 came to an end, countless voices in music and specifically in the realm of Hip Hop projected that 2014 would be the year of the female MC breakthrough. From a surface point of view, a "breakthrough" for the female rapper sounds as though they have yet to be discovered or haven’t properly developed as artists. However, if at all forgotten, there was a notable eon in Hip Hop when...
  • Gucci Mane Negotiating Plea Deal On Federal Gun Charges To Avoid Trial
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    Just the other day we found out that Flava Flav is taking a plea deal in his domestic violence case, and now it looks like another rapper may be following suit (although these cases are completely unrelated). Gucci Mane is reportedly in negotiations for a plea deal, in order to avoid heading to trial. This stems from two incidents dating back to September, when GuWop threatened police officers...
  • 10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
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    There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot. "Ghostwriting" by its proper definition refers to contributions from rappers who have not been credited-- which is a pretty grey area. Rather than look into rumors surrounding that type of writing (with one exception),...
  • Katie Got Bandz Talks On "Drillary Clinton 2", Chicago's Violence & More
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    Katie Got Bandz is one of the few female MCs in the Chicago drill movement that is currently making waves in the entire rap scene. We connected with Katie initially for our editorial about female rappers within drill rap, and once more we were able to connect with Katie for a lengthier interview this time, while she was out in NYC. It turns, being a rapper wasn't Katie's first dream career-wise....
  • Drake Shows Glimpse Of His Sneaker Closet
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    A couple pair of Oregon Js and some Supreme Foams have worked their way into Drake's Spring rotation. No OVO Jordans though.  The glimpse into Drizzy's sneaker closet reveals French Blue Air Jordan 7s, Flint 13s, Playoff 13s, a Reebok Question "For Players Use Only" LeBron James PE, and the classic "Bred" 4s. The Canadian rapper also showed off some diversity in his collection with the...
  • Cam'ron Hilariously Calls Out Nick Cannon On Instagram [Update: Nick Responds, So Does Cam]
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    Nick Cannon is known to be a bit corny at times, although he always manages to take it to new levels and surprise us. Case-in-point: he's got an album coming out called White People Party Music, he actually donned White Face in promotion of it, and he released a song called "Pajama Pants." More recently, he decided to dye his hair all-over cheetah print, and was booed at during a Knicks &...
  • 50 Cent Won His Lawsuit Against WorldStarHipHop
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    50 Cent filed a lawsuit against WorldStarHipHop.com back in 2009, after his image was used on the header of the website without his permission. Fif argued that the picture left visitors with the impression that the rapper owned or was affiliated with the site. 5 years later, a judge has ruled that 50 be given "summary judgment on copyright and right of publicity claims", as well as rejecting...
  • Stream Dizzy Wright's "State Of Mind" EP
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     While yesterday brought us new album streams from Kelis and Pharoahe Monche, we now have yet another stream for you guys from Las Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright and his State Of Mind EP. Last week, Dizzy released an upbeat track titled “Everywhere I Go”, which served as the first offering off his State Of Mind EP. Today the Funk Volume representer went ahead and released the...
  • August Alsina Reveals Tracklist For "Testimony"
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    August Alsina let go of the official artwork for his major label debut, Testimony, back in February, and now he's given us the official tracklist for the effort.  The project, which will be released April 15th through Def Jam, comes complete with plenty of notable features from the likes of Jeezy, Pusha T, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, Trinidad James, B.O.B. and Yo Gotti. The 15 track...
  • Most Educated Rappers
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    With school back in session, we've decided to take a look at some of the rappers with college educations. Ashlee Ray goes through the list of both graduates, and College Dropouts in her latest video. Some of them may surprise you! Check it out below.
  • 50 Cent Says Jay Z & Drake Beef Is "Just Getting Started"
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     This past Sunday, Jay Z had some choice words for Toronto’s own Drizzy Drake during his verse on the “We Made It” freestyle. If you’re unaware, Drake originally ignited the flame during his controversy Rolling Stone interview when he said that Hov’s art talk in his songs was becoming corny. That’s when Hov responded on Sunday with a subliminal shot...
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