• Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
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    Few rappers are as well-equipped to talk about classic albums than Nasir Jones. With almost twenty years of experience in the game and at least four generally-regarded "classic" albums, the Queensbridge emcee is just about the best mentor an up-and-comer could ask for. In a newly released interview with Complex, Nas offers words of encouragement for Kendrick on following up good kid,...
  • Top 10: Rap Interludes
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    The interlude has always been an opportunity for an artist to switch up the vibe of their album and transition from one style to another. Sometimes they're musical, sometimes they're a humorous skit (or not so much) thrown in for comic relief. Hip Hop albums have had interludes for a long time, but they're transformed slightly during this current generation of the genre. The skit has almost...
  • Homeless Man Arrested For Stalking & Threatening Rihanna
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    Many celebrities deal with crazed fans, but Rihanna seems to attract the home invading variety. Last year, a man was arrested for snooping around the singer's home in the Pacific Palisades, and this week, yet another guy was taken in when he repeatedly left threatening notes for Rihanna at her house in California. A homeless man named Kevin Mcglynn was caught on RiRi's premises on...
  • Common Is No Longer On G.O.O.D. Music
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    Common's new album Nobody's Smiling was a joint effort with producer No I.D., but it seems their relationship has gone even further than that, and in the process, G.O.O.D. Music was sidetracked. Common revealed to MTV News that he's no longer officially on the G.O.O.D. Music label when it comes to business, rather, he's signed to No I.D.'s Artium imprint on Def Jam. Talking to Sway, Com revealed...
  • Ray J Expresses Regret For Recording Sex Tape
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    Ray J is back making headlines with a brand new mixtape single titled "Did That."  Featuring a thinly-veiled reference to his "work" with Kim Kardashian, the song (which is also available on iTunes for some reason) finds Ray singing heavily-autotuned vocals about regrets, one of which being "fucking bitches on camera." He never mentions Kim by name, but as TMZ points out, it's...
  • 20 Rap Selfies
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    Selfies are now a worldwide phenomenon. Yes, turning the camera on yourself has become an extremely popular act of our generation. Whether it's to show off your new look, a dope location or just to share your current emotion. We love selfies. But don't think it's just the average Joe like all of us who love taking them. Rappers are very partial to selfies too and not afraid to pull out their...
  • Drake Surpasses Usher For Most No. 1s On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart
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    Drake broke a Billboard record this week, surpassing Usher for the most no. 1 records on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts since its inception 22 years ago. The news arrives as Lil Wayne's new single "Believe Me" featuring his YMCMB labelmate Drake enters the no. 1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. Thus Drake nabs his 14th no. 1 record on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart,...
  • Nelly Addresses Floyd Mayweather Conflict
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    Earlier this week, we reported that 50 Cent took an Instagram jab at Floyd Mayweather with regard to Nelly stealing the boxer's ex-girlfriend. Now, Nelly himself has come forth regarding the issue, denying beef but still offering a few choice words for Mayweather regarding the boxer's intelligence.  "I don't have a beef with Floyd Mayweather," Nelly said in an interview...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 25)
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    July is steadily coming to a close and the steady stream of Nicki Minaj verses continues. After appearing on the remix to August Alsina's "No Love," she prepping the release her next single, "Anaconda." The collaboration has a few wondering if they were messing around together, which makes "Anaconda" an unfortunate title — Twitter has no chill remember? The rap game doesn't...
  • Drake Calls Himself & J. Cole The "Two Kings" Of The Rap Game During L.A. Show
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    Earlier today we posted footage from J. Cole's "Dollar And A Dream" tour finale in Los Angeles last night. The ColeWorld MC went out with a bang, performing two shows in one night, with each show seeing a different surprise guest: Kendrick Lamar and Drake. We saw brief footage from K. Dot's time on stage, and now plenty of Instagram clips are circulating from Drizzy's time on stage. Drake's...
  • Young Thug Announces New Single With Mike WiLL Made It [Update: New Artwork Revealed]
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    Two of the biggest names in Atlanta's trap scene are about to team for a big single. Very soon, Young Thug and Mike WiLL Made It will unveil their collaborative track "Take A Picture," and today they've unveiled the artwork. Check it out in the gallery above. Fans of Thugger will remember the phrase "Take A Picture" being repeated quite a bit on his 1017 Thug song "Picture Baby," but...
  • Nicki Minaj Voices Character In Cartoon Network's "Steven Universe"
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    Nicki Minaj's animated personality is getting put to good use on brand new episode of the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. Previewed at this weekend's San Diego Comic Con, the episode, titled "Coach Steven," is set to premiere on Thursday, August 24th. In the episode preview (available to view below), the rapper voices a gigantic character called Sugilite, the result of a fusion...
  • Memphis Bleek Confirms Jay Z Ghostwrote Lyrics For Him
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    One of the more notable guest appearances on Jay Z's classic debut album Reasonable Doubt was from a 15-year-old emcee by the name of Memphis Bleek. While Bleek would eventually grow into a solo success, scoring a few hit singles of his own in the early 2000s, the rapper now confirms that his vocals on Jay's debut were entirely ghostwritten by his eventual label head. “He...
  • Stream Gucci Mane's Latest Album "The Oddfather"
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    Gucci Mane's let go no lack of music this summer, and before the summer closes out (it's almost August, by the way), Guwop treats the fans to one more project while he's locked up. After announcing a new album The Oddfather just last week, Gucci comes through today with a full stream of the project, which officially dropped yesterday. The release date apparently coincided with Gucci's court...
  • 10 Rappers Who Shouted Out Scarface
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    Although the initial critical reception to the 1983 movie "Scarface" was pretty mixed, with plenty of harsh reviews, it has since gone on to not only become a rapper favorite, but cement itself as a classic. Although it was panned so hard by critics, it turned out to be a box office smash. Over the years the tale of Cuban immigrant Tony Montana, who went from dishwasher to small-time drug...
  • Review: Common "Nobody's Smiling"
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    A mostly levelheaded veteran who’s open about his distant relationship with Chicago, Common is the only 30-plus rapper who could’ve made a Nobody’s Smiling. And this goes beyond the conscious label or being a representative of “real hip-hop.” Common’s best works have been guided by a sense of empathy whether it’s through his famous personification of...
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