• Stream Kanye West's Zane Lowe Interview Live On BBC Radio 1
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    Kanye West's original interview with Zane Lowe has made it's way into the canon of legendary Kanye West interviews, and we're hoping his latest sit down with the BBC radio personality will leave a similar mark on history. The interview will stream on BBC 1 starting at 3 PM EST today, with a mix from Zane preceding the interview. With a new album on the way, and Ye's debut of his new song, "All...
  • Classic Rotation: Eminem's "Slim Shady LP"
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    "In my entire career in the music industry, I have never found anything from a demo tape or a CD. When Jimmy played [Eminem’s demo], I said, 'Find him. Now.'” -Dr. Dre Few men have had the kind of impact on hip-hop history like Eminem has. Actually, it’s arguable that no man has ever had that kind of impact. Slim Shady LP, the commercial debut album from Marshall Mathers took...
  • Chris Brown & Tyga's 5 Most Memorable Collaborations
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    Whether they're teaming up against Drake on Hot 97 or popping bottles together in the club, Chris Brown and Tyga have had quite the bromance going for a number of years now. Along with scandals and drama galore, the duo are also responsible for some of the finest pop-rap tunes in the last five years. Today marks the release of their new joint project Fan Of A Fan: The Album, so we thought we'd...
  • Kanye Says He's Willing To Give Drake Advice On Designing Sneakers
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    Drake, if you're reading this... it's not too late. The king of kings himself, lord Kanye West, has offered his confidential expertise regarding sneaker design.While we all know 'Ye is fed up with Nike and he's now satisfied in his role with Adidas, helping Drake achieve greatness in the realm of sneakers (or elsewhere) is something he's into. During his BBC1 interview with Zane Lowe, Yeezy...
  • Tyga & Chris Brown Reveal Cover Art & Release Date For "Fan Of A Fan" Album [Update: Complete Tracklist Added]
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    Recently we saw some behind-the-scenes photos for Chris Brown and Tyga's lead single from Fan of a Fan 2 The Album, and while we wait on the official music video to arrive, the two have revealed the cover art for the upcoming album plus a release date. It's coming pretty soon, unlike Tyga's The Gold Album which just got delayed. We saw a few publicity shots of Breezy and Tyga for Fan...
  • Turk Reportedly Suing Cash Money For $1.3 Million [Update: Cash Money Has Three Weeks To Respond]
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    As a former member of Hot Boys, Turk's fortunes didn't exactly pan out like Lil Wayne's after the group fell apart. It looks like him and Weezy still have a few things in common though, because they're both looking to sue Cash Money. With Wayne currently asking Birdman's label for some $51 million in damages related to a delayed Carter V release date, Turk's suit pales in...
  • Concert Date For Kanye West And Rihanna Joint Tour Leaks
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    More evidence has surfaced online recently validating the rumors that Kanye West and Rihanna are indeed hitting the road together. Apparently, LiveNation made a mistake on Monday and accidentally posted a show that was billed for “Kanye West & Rihanna” for July 29th in Tallinn, Estonia. According to the post, which has since been deleted, pre-sale tickets were set to be available for...
  • Kobe Bryant To Retire After Next Season
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    Kobe Bryant has more than enough time to think about the future now that he's nursing a torn rotator cuff and he's apparently looking to life after basketball. The Black Mamba has said that he intends to finish his two year contract with the Lakers, which will net him $25 million next season, and then he's calling it quits. The 36-year old was recently the focus and executive producer of a...
  • Kobe Reacts To Nick Young's Ridiculous Celebration On Jimmy Kimmel Live
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    Last night, Kobe Bryant appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, sans sling, and talked about his impending retirement, his injury-plagued season, and the debut of his documentary, 'Kobe's Muse,' this weekend.  Kobe noted that despite rumors he hasn't decided whether next year will be his last. One thing's for sure, if Kobe returns to the Lakers and they're still overly celebrating victories...
  • Cipha Sounds Is Leaving HOT 97 [Update: Cipha Headed To Roc Nation]
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    HOT 97 has been a presence in New York hip hop culture for decades, and the many of the on-air personalities and DJs have been around since the 90s. So far, within the last year, we've seen the departure of beloved talents like Angie Martinez and Mister Cee, and as of today, yet another OG in the radio game is bidding the station farewell. Cipha Sounds has decided to part ways with HOT 97,...
  • Kanye West Speaks On His New Album, Destroying Exclusivity & "The Ye Button" With Zane Lowe
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    We just heard Kanye West's new interview with Zane Lowe for BBC 1, and as expected it was full of inspirational, passionate, and hilarious moments. The most surprising moment came when Kanye spoke of his last conversation with fashion instructor Louise Wilson before her death, which caused him to nearly break down in tears, something that-- by his own admission --he'd never done in an interview...
  • NFL Draft Prospect Blows His Opportunity To Win $100,000 From Adidas
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    As a new wave of NFL talent is set to take the league by storm, all of the major brands are looking for ways to lock down the NFL's future stars. Adidas came up with the idea that they would pay $100,000 to the three fastest 40-yard dash times, so long as the players followed two simple rules.The first rule: Run the 40-yard dash in Adidas cleats. In the player's suite at the NFL combine,...
  • Troy Ave Says He Has A 7-Figure Deal In The Works
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    Troy Ave is doing pretty well for himself as an independent artist, and while he's looking to maintain that level of creative control, he's looking for some type of major label backing as well. Speaking with HOT 97, Troy revealed that he's in the process of working out a joint-venture deal, which while he did not elaborate, we can assume would be earning a major label imprint for his indie label,...
  • Childish Gambino Confirms He'll Be Playing A Stripper In "Magic Mike XXL"
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    Before he was Childish Gambino, Donald Glover had a very successful career in comedy. The actor turnt rapper made his way up through Derrick Comedy sketches, later landing a gig writing for 30 Rock, and eventually nabbing his most successful role as Troy in Community. While Glover has decided to pursue music full time, and retired from the NBC primetime shift, he will be doing a bit of acting in...
  • Kanye West Accepts Visionary Award At BET Honors 2015
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    On Monday night, the 2015 BET Honors aired, paying tribute to African-Americans making an impact in art, music, theater, business, and more. Taped last month from Washington D.C., 2015 honoree list included Usher, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Phylicia Rashad, John W. Thompson (Chairman of Microsoft), and of course Kanye West. After Dame Dash presented Kanye with the Visionary Award, the audience...
  • Kanye West's 5 Most Noteworthy Interviews
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    We've reached a day and age when a new Kanye West interview is an event in and of itself. Thanks in part to his iconic "George Bush hates black people" quip in 2005 and a pair of headline-worthy outbursts two years ago, Mr. West now commands millions of peoples' attention every time he makes an appearance on a talk show, even when the discussion centers on something as inconsequential as a...
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