Stream D'Angelo & The Vanguard's "Black Messiah"

After Beyonce dropped her self-titled album unannounced last December, ironically enough, a "surprise" album was pretty much expected for 2014's fourth quarter. Bets were on Rihanna, Madonna, and...

  • Stream D'Angelo & The Vanguard's "Black Messiah"
    After Beyonce dropped her self-titled album unannounced last December, ironically enough, a "surprise" album was pretty much expected for 2014's fourth quarter. Bets were on Rihanna, Madonna, and Kanye West, but the ever-elusive D'Angelo was never in the running. Thus, the announcement of Black Messiah was a surprise in the traditional sense, because truly no one saw this coming.Only a few days...
  • Chief Keef Reveals Cover Art, Tracklist, And Release Date For "Nobody"
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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 only two tracks...
  • Hashtagged Hotties 8: Girls To Follow On Instagram
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    Looking to spice up your Instagram feed? We have you covered. In our latest edition of Hashtagged Hotties, we've compiled a list of 8 beautiful women you can follow right now! Check out our gallery of vixens featuring Johaniet, Beautiful April, Amy Markham and more. We've also included the Instagram link to each model, so make sure to click follow if you like what you see!     Follow...
  • What’s New In Battle Rap (December 12)
    Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the...
  • Jordan Brand Announces Endorsement Deal With Monta Ellis
    Dallas Mavericks' guard, Monta Ellis, has had a stellar year so far as he looks to finally make his first All-Star game appearance- and people are taking notice. If not for his electric play on the court, Ellis has grabbed the attention of casual NBA fans for years as one of the biggest sneakerheads in the game. Ellis, who routinely laces up retro and other Jordans on the court has officially...
  • Mister Cee Joins A New Radio Station After Leaving Hot 97
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    Welp, Hot 97 just lost another one of their veteran radio personalities to a competing hip-hop/r'n'b station in New York. In November, Mister Cee, who's had his fair share of tabloid gossip and press this past year, announced his retirement from Hot 97. It's a move that he almost did amid the drama, but as he said during his final radio mix, "I am signing off from HOT 97 after this day....
  • 50 Cent Reveals Plans For An Album Called "Beautiful Nightmare"
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    While we're still waiting on updates on Street King Immortal, the album Fif seems to keep pushing to the side, the rapper revealed in a new interview that he's got plenty of other album titles up his sleeve, including one that might be Beautiful Nightmare. 50 spoke to The Guardian about his last album, Animal Ambition, which led in to Fiddy sharing his idea for an album called Beautiful...
  • French Montana Preps "Mac & Cheese: The Appetizer" With Harry Fraud
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    Before we get French Montana's mixtape-turned-sophomore album, Mac & Cheese 4, we'll be getting a little "appetizer." The rapper said in October that his Mac & Cheese album had a tentative release date of December 16th, but obviously that hasn't worked out as instead, the rapper is offering up a mixtape for December 15th. Mac & Cheese: The Appetizer is entirely handled by past collaborator...
  • 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...
  • 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards Performances
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    A few weeks ago some of the biggest names in Hip Hop took made their way down to Atlanta, Georgia for the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards. Tonight, we get to see what all went down that night. Many of the game's biggest stars were not only just there in attendance, but were also taking their talents to the stage to perform some of this year's hottest hits. Performers at this year's award show included...
  • Hip-Hop Ink: Gang Tattoos Explained
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    In recent years, hip-hop artists have become more and more tatted as the trend continues to grow. Once upon a time, the average rapper may have had a few selective tats on their bodies, but it's now a usual sight to see emcees with fully tatted chests, sleeves, backs and even tattoos on the face. Artists such as 50 Cent, Tyga, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa exhibit this perfectly. The choice of...
  • J. Cole Reveals "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Tracklist
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    Amazon was a little ahead of J. Cole in announcing his surprise third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, putting up a pre-order page before the rapper was able to announce it. Once again, the digital retailer is the first to break the news of the album's tracklist, posting an image of the record's back cover today.  From the art, there appears to be no features on the album, but with...
  • Chief Keef Announces "Nobody: The Album" Featuring Kanye West & Tadoe
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    It's now been almost ten months since Chief Keef first announced that he had new material with Kanye West, and we have yet to hear any of it. With their collaborations first thought to be appearing on Bang 3, a single entitled "Nobody" was announced in September, and now it looks like that song will be showing up on an entirely separate project altogether. Taking to Instagram...
  • iLoveMakonnen To Reissue "I LOVE MAKONNEN" EP [Update: Re-Release Drops On Monday]
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    iLoveMakonnen's self-titled EP dropped earlier this summer, but it took a couple months to build hype, hitting its peak with Drake's co-sign and remix of "Tuesday". Drizzy has since signed the ATL rapper to his OVO Sound imprint, and it seems they'll be giving the EP a repackaged release. "I am working on a reissue of my EP," Makonnen told HipHopDX in a recent interview. It's not clear what...
  • Lil Kim and K. Michelle Get In A Social Media Cat Fight
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    Uh-oh, Lil Kim is having it out with a fellow female artist, again, this time with K. Michelle. Their beef started back in September when Lil Kim told Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club that she did not, in fact, ask the R&B songstress to be the godmother of her first child, Royal Reign and that the two aren't even close friends. Things heated up this Tuesday when K. Michelle went on The...
  • Top Hip-Hop Club Bangers Of The Past Decade
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    There is somewhat of a divide between a club banger and a mainstream, popular hip-hop song, however, often times, the two overlap. The ever trust-worthy Urban Dictionary describes “club banger” as a term “used to describe a song to get all da bitches in the club movin. A song that makes you jump at a party.” These so called club bangers are played excessively at night...
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