• Mac Miller Reportedly Signs $10 Million Deal With Warner Bros
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    Mac Miller proved that a rapper can be successful as a completely independent artist, paving the way for artists like Macklemore who found similar benefits doing things on their own. This makes news that Mac has signed with Warner Bros. an even bigger deal, making this his first ever pairing with a major label. According to FADER, Mac will take his indie label, Remember Music to Warner as an...
  • Review: T.I.'s "Paperwork"
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    Following the release of T.I.’s last two somewhat lackluster albums, 2010's No Mercy and 2012's Trouble Man, combined with the rise of new age rap stars like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Meek Mill, and the fact that ten-year plus veterans like Lil Wayne and Kanye West are continuing to inch closer and closer to icon status with every project they drop, T.I.’s standing in hip hop's...
  • Safaree "SB" Samuels Gets His Nicki Minaj Tattoos Covered Up
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    While it's never been confirmed by either party, anyone who has been following the career of Nicki Minaj assumes that her and Safaree "SB" Samuels are an item. One of the many clues that the two are committed is the fact that SB has three very prominent tattoos of Nicki on his body -- at least he did. The latest update (courtesy of TMZ) shows that Safaree has done his best to...
  • Drake Celebrates His Birthday By Shmoney Dancing At Dave & Busters In NYC
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    Drake had a big week. Not only did he get into a minor tiff with fellow Young Money signee Tyga, he also celebrated his 28th birthday, which -- like all things -- he did in the most Drake way possible. Renting out Dave & Busters in NYC for the night, Drizzy and his crew took over the restaurant/arcade with their own DJs, letting the winners of the rappper's "Hood Grammys" ring through the...
  • Lil Wayne Hosting A "Tha Carter V" Pre-Release Party In New Orleans
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    While the promo tour for Tha Carter V has been a bit light as of late, it appears that Weezy F and YMCMB are indeed intending to drop the album next Tuesday, October 28th. According to reports, Lil Wayne will be hosting a party this Sunday at the Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 10:00PM to 4:00AM to commemorate the occasion. Tickets to the event are available...
  • Iggy Azalea Unveils "Reclassified" Tracklist
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    Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and "Black Widow" have been tearing up the charts over the last few months, but her album hasn't matched the success of the standalone singles. The Australian rapper is now repackaging The New Classic with 5 new songs, as well as trimming off 5 of the cuts from the original release.Chances are the new additions will be more in the lane of her crossover successes, while the...
  • Kanye West Snagged "Feel Good" Instrumentals From S1 For His New Album
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    Producer S1 has worked on Kanye West's last two solo albums, having his production work featured on the songs "Power" and "Guilt Trip." After he revealed yesterday that the latter was originally planned for Watch The Throne (and had a Jay Z verse on it), another interview with the DJ Booth has surfaced in which he gives a clue about what Kanye's Yeezus follow-up will...
  • Kendrick Lamar's "i" To Serve As The Theme Song For 2014-2015 NBA Season
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    Kendrick Lamar released one of the most anticipated records of the year a few weeks back when the powerful “i” impacted our headsets out of nowhere. Capitalizing on K Dot’s popularity and the record’s self-empowering message, the NBA has decided to go ahead and use the song in their 2014-2015 promo ads. The single will serve as the backdrop to the NBA’s...
  • Jahlil Beats Lists His Top 10 Singles He Produced
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    The other week we got producer Jahlil Beats to do some of our work for us, and list his Top 10 producers of all time. It was an interesting glimpse into the mind and the influences of the young producer, as he cited plenty of seasoned producers and let us know his favorite to ever do it was Swizz Beatz.  Now that we know where his inspiration for being a producer comes from, we're...
  • Chance The Rapper's Brother, Taylor Bennett Charged With Aggravated Battery
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    Taylor Bennett is an up-and-coming artist, but many still know him primarily as the younger brother of Chance The Rapper. The Chicago emcee was arrested on Thursday after turning himself in for the beating of a man at a college party last month. The incident allegedly occurred on September 28th on 2200 block of South Michigan Avenue. Reports indicate that Bennett attacked the 21-year-old...
  • Kanye West's "Guilt Trip" Was Originally For "Watch The Throne" And Featured Jay Z
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    If you thought the spacey, Kid Cudi-featuring "Guilt Trip" sounded a little out of place on the otherwise aggressive and rough-hewn Yeezus, you're quite perceptive. As it turns out, the song was originally recorded during the Watch The Throne sessions and featured a Jay Z verse. Speaking with DJBoothTV, S1 (who co-produced the track with Kanye, Mike Dean and Travi$ Scott) reveals...
  • #TBT: Deep Cuts From Kanye West's School Days
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    Kanye West cut his teeth producing records for the likes of Jay Z, but has since left his mark as one of the greatest rappers of the past 15 years. His influence on rap music and culture top notch, only to be met by the top dogs in the game. While Yeezus has received mix reviews, the first three albums are pretty unanimously heralded as some of the finest hip-hop music in our lifetime. With...
  • Ja Rule Recalls Planned Collaborative Album With Jay Z & DMX
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    Ja Rule, Jay Z, and DMX have had varying degrees of success since, but in the late 90s, all three of them were pretty much on top their game. It was around that time that the three rappers decided to come together for a supergroup, settling for the menacing name Murder Inc. Things never panned out for a full album, and Ja later took the name for his record label, but fans have continued to wonder...
  • DMX Drops 250K To Save NY Home From Foreclosure
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    Say what you will about DMX's criminal history, but the man has proven time-and-time-again that he's always willing to help those close to him. According to reports, the Ruff Ryder has taken money out of his personal bank account to save his ex-wife's home from foreclosure. Tashera Simmons, the ex, shares the home with their four children. The mortgage went unpaid for nearly four years,...
  • I'm Different: Hip-Hop's Best Concept Albums
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    It's no secret that hip-hop can stretch itself a bit thin as far as creativity is concerned. If artists were taxed every time they mentioned dollars, they'd all be broke. Fortunately, amongst the clones, several voices stand out from the crowd. The following post is dedicated to the emcees who went above-and-beyond to give the listener a complete album, not just a collection of singles...
  • Photos: Kanye West, Chris Brown, YG & More Attend Teyana Taylor's "VII" Listening Party
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    It may take a little while for artists to release their debut albums on GOOD Music, but when they do, they always get a proper talking up by label head Kanye West. No one will ever forget Ye's "Everything is Pusha T!" speech at the My Name Is My Name listening party, and while the Yeezus rapper did his best to be a little more restrained in his talk at Teyana Taylor's VII release, he ended...
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