• Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo To Mavericks
    The Boston Celtics have finally parted ways with all-star point guard, Rajon Rondo. The C's agreed to ship Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, along with Dwight Powell, in exchange for Brandon Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, a 2015 first-round pick and a future second rounder. As part of the deal, the Mavs made sure Rondo was committed to signing a contract extension with the club, which is...
  • Review: J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
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    J. Cole has come a long way from rapping about how to get up off the sideline. Three albums in, with 2014 Forest Hills Drive, the “God” is home. The Fayetteville, North Carolina native composed an honest, nostalgic album without any apologies. Cole typically plays it safe, straddling the fence of a conscious rapper who can still create commercial hits and enjoy a good romp...
  • Mike Tyson Interviewed Earl Sweatshirt About Odd Future, Adolescence And His Career
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    Call this story Halley's Comet because shit this weird only comes around once every 76 years or so. As part of their year-end magazine, clothing company Citizens of Humanity invited none other than ex-boxer Mike Tyson to interview Earl Sweatshirt. Their lengthy conversation touches on everything from egos to the relativity of time (yeah, it gets pretty weird), so we've decided to give you some...
  • 50 Cent Closes $78 Million Deal With Underwear Brand
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    Not that 50 really needs another business venture on his plate, but the rapper just locked down a deal with underbrand Frigo RevolutionWear for a reported $78 million. The music mogul let fans know via an Instagram post, and also spoke on it during a recent visit to Seth Meyers' late night show. 50 poked fun at us lowly people who aren't so business-minded with his post, "I just did a deal...
  • Top News Stories Of 2014
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    2014 may have been a terrible year for hip-hop in terms of record sales, but don't let the numbers fool you into thinking the year was uneventful. In this case, the numbers most definitely do lie. Aside from numerous relationship gossip, 2014 saw the return of Lil Boosie, the rise of August Alsina, and the (maybe) beginning of the end for Cash Money Records. The following news stories were among...
  • Toronto Rapper Derek Wise Arrested For Human Trafficking
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    Derek Wise, real name, Derek Bissue, hasn't really had his break as a rapper yet, and if these charges stick, it'll definitely put a halt on his come up. We actually featured the Toronto native quite recently, with his record "LAKE." The rapper also has a connection to The Weeknd's XO crew, appearing in the music video for "King of the Fall." Just as he was garnering buzz, he's been arrested...
  • Ty Dolla $ign Says Kendrick Lamar & R. Kelly Will Be On "Free TC"
    Next year, hopefully in March or April, Ty Dolla $ign will be dropping his hotly-anticipated debut album, Free TC. Thus far, virtually all we know about the album is that "Stand For" will be the lead single, but today we get some additional info. In an interview with Rap-Up, Ty Dolla reveals some big-name features that will be on the album.  Jagged Edge, YG, Wiz Khalifa, and R. Kelly...
  • Snoop Dogg & His Son To Star In New ESPN Reality Series
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    Snoop Dogg is no stranger to reality television. After a couple years on Fatherhood & other various appearances on random shows, Uncle Snoop is getting back to the small screen. ESPN decided to shoot a five-part series starring Snoop and his soon-to-be famous football star son, Cordell. Cordell plays wide receiver at powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada and has some big name...
  • Migos & Bobby Shmurda Announce "Shmigo Gang" Mixtape
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    Migos and Bobby Shmurda both had pretty big years, with Bobby earning his big breakthrough, while Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset polished their formula, and strengthened their healthy fanbase. Another thing the acts shared in common was an extremely catchy take on street rap, so it makes sense that they've decided to join forces in the new year. A tweet from Migos reveals that they will be releasing...
  • Chief Keef Reveals Cover Art, Tracklist, And Release Date For "Nobody" [Update: Album Stream]
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    A month ago, Chief Keef announced that his next album Nobody would drop on December 2nd. Well, December 2nd has passed and we haven't heard or seen anything about the album, until now. Today, Chief Keef listed the album for pre-order on iTunes with a release date of December 16th, which is just around the corner. The 12-track album is a largely solo effort from the Chief, with...
  • Lil Kim Reportedly Owes The IRS $126,000
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    Lil Kim's had her fair share on legal issues and money problems in the past, just last year she was entangled in a lawsuit with her lawyer as well as her former business partner, but the latest legal entanglement is with the IRS. According to new reports, Kim has failed to pay her taxes since 2010. In tax documents obtained by Life & Style, the rapper reportedly owes the...
  • Sony Execs Make Fun Of Jaden & Willow Smith In Emails
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    Man, people who work at Sony aren't very nice when they email each other, are they? Leaked info from Sony keeps surfacing, and after learning of one exec calling Kevin Hart a "whore," we now have gotten evidence of (slightly less-offensive, but still unprofessional) two more employees mocking Jaden and Willow Smith. AllHipHop posted a photo of an email conversation (in the gallery above)...
  • Samples Of The Week: December 18
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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 honey".  This...
  • Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Give Your Family For Christmas
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    We want everyone to love hip-hop just as much as we do. That goes not only for all the brothers and sisters out there, but the grandmas, grandpas, mothers and fathers out there too! It might not be the easiest thing to pick out a record for every family member, especially when personal preference is clouding your perception (no, your gandma won't like 2 Chainz). But this culture is eclectic,...
  • 5 Sneaker Releases We Wish Sony Could've Cancelled
    Sony has decided not to release 'The Interview,' starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, after receiving threats promising to attack any and all theaters that showed the film. Sony's decision not to release the movie had many outraged, and it's something that sneakerheads can relate to, albeit on a much smaller scale. In some instances, sneakers that would do well at retail never see the light of...
  • J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Debuts At Number One On The Billboard 200
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    Rick Ross, move over -- J. Cole just topped your first week sales record for 2014. Rozay's Mastermind moved 179,000 units in its first week back in March, but now his tally's been handily topped by that of Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The official numbers just came in, and it looks like Cole sold a whopping 361,120 copies of his new project. Topping early...
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