• Former Nike Manager Pleads Guilty To Selling Thousands Of Stolen Rare Sneakers
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    Back in April we learned that Nike former Nike employees, Tung Ho and Kyle Yamaguchi, were major players in a Nike scheme which generated hunreds of thousands of dollars. Today, Yamaguchi pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport, receive and sell stolen goods for shipping 42 pairs of stolen sneakers to a buyer in Florida in April 2013 for $62,000.That 'buyer in Florida' is Jason Michael...
  • Sales Projections For Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint"
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    Nicki Minaj's third album, The Pinkprint, dropped this week and even though it's only been out for a little over a day, sales projection numbers are rather optimistic. Hits Daily Double reported today that The Pinkprint is set to sell 155,000 to 165,000 albums in its first week, with an additional 15,000 album streams. Considering that 2014 was a rather slow year in sales for hip-hop, these are...
  • YG Says He Was Snubbed From Grammy Nominations Because He's "From The Streets"
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    I think most people would agree that YG’s My Krazy Life album was one of the biggest snubs of this year’s Grammy Award Nominations, especially after the impact it had in the streets & for our culture. Well YG is definitely feeling some type of way about the snub and took to Big Boy’s Neighborhood recently to vent his frustrations. Calling himself “the people’s...
  • Possible Kanye West Film Revealed By Sony E-mail Leaks
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    Sony's email was hacked, as you may know, and this has led to plenty of tentative movie plans hitting the net, as well as an inside look as to how the industry really behaves. Over the weekend we learned that Spike Lee would like to have Drake and Kevin Hart star in a "School Daze" sequel. More possible movie plans hit the web today, with the latest e-mail leak revealing Kanye West's team...
  • Tyga & Kylie Jenner Deliver Christmas Presents To Children's Hospital
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    With the holiday season upon us, now is the time for artists to give back. Tyga and rumored girlfriend Kylie Jenner have been doing some charity work together over the last few weeks, and their latest endeavor found them paying a visit to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.The two celebs were participating in L.A. Gear’s Teen Impact Holiday Party when they decided to share some...
  • #TBT: Eminem's Early Deep Cuts
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    Marshall Mather's career has been a roller-coaster ride of success, drug abuse, WTF moments and undeniable talent. Widely regarded as one of the best MCs of all time, Eminem has no shortage of recognizable tunes and hits. Through a working relationship with Dr. Dre, Eminem took the world by storm with his (often mislabeled 'debut') album The Slim Shady LP. The music received...
  • D'Angelo Reveals "Black Messiah" Tracklist [Update: Album Stream Now Available]
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    Well, that happened fast. After more than a decade of waiting on the follow-up to his undisputed-classic Voodoo album, D'Angelo fans are getting hit left-and-right with new material from the R&B legend. Just a few hours after dropping the project's first single, D has let loose the official tracklist as well as a brief introductory note for listeners. While no guests are...
  • Fabolous Says He "Could’ve Signed To G-Unit In ’05 Or ’06”
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    Fabolous took his career to the next level when he signed with Def Jam in 2006, but we've just learned that he could've opted to go a very different route. In a new interview with Hot 97, Loso reveals that he rejected an offer from G-Unit around the same time.  When asked by Ebro if he thinks he's made any mistakes with his brand, Fab responded: "Not really. I think everything that's...
  • Stream J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
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    On November 14, J. Cole shocked the rap world with the announcement that his third solo album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, would be hitting stores before the end of 2014. Ladies and gentlemen, the day foretold has finally arrived. Available for streaming now on Spotify, the new record features no credited guest appearances, almost guaranteeing that the release is the emcee's most personal to...
  • Hottest Instrumentals Of 2014
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    The hottest beats is a misnomer for this list of 20 productions that shaped the commercial sound of hip-hop culture in 2014.  Of all the thousands of tracks produced each year under the umbrella of hip-hop, we could only honor a select few as standing above the crowd. Everybody with a laptop these days seems to be calling themselves a beat-maker or producer, but it takes a superproducer to...
  • Sha Money XL Was Not Arrested With Bobby Shmurda & GS9 Members
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    Yesterday Bobby Shmurda and his GS9 crew made the news when it was reported that members of the crew and Shmurda were arrrested mid-recording session at New York's famed Quad studios. Along with the rappers, reports circulated that Sha Money XL, an industry insider, was also arrested. Last night we saw footage of the arrest, as the police walked out Rowdy Rebel and others in cuffs. We also...
  • Action Bronson & Azealia Banks Go At It On Twitter
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    Both Azealia Banks and Action Bronson are known to be rather candid and outspoken when it comes to Twitter, and they just so happened to butt heads today. Following Banks' HOT 97 interview, where she spoke her mind about white appropriation of black culture, it seems that a fan of hers brought Bronson's name into the conversation. Action seemingly caught this so called "slander" in his mentions...
  • T.I., The Game, Tech N9ne, And More Sign On As Celebrity Judges For "One Shot"
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    Earlier this Fall, rapper KXNG CROOKED (aka Crooked I) announced on Sway In the Morning that he'd be delivering a hip-hop competition series in 2015. Titled "One Shot," the show will follow Crooked as he travels to eight cities across the United States on the hunt for up-and-coming talent. The winner of the competition will take home a grand prize of $100,000 and a record deal with SMH...
  • Jeremih Reportedly Arrested After Attempting To Board A Plane Late
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    Jeremih been having a lot of trouble with the law lately. The Late Nights singer is still facing possible charges for an incident at a Fuddruckers a couple months back, and an unfortunate event today ended with him getting arrested at the Newark Airport in New Jersey. According to a tweet from an NBC News reporter, Jeremih was late for his flight, and was trying to board the plane after the...
  • Stream Ludacris' "Burning Bridges" EP
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    After almost five years without any major retail releases, Ludacris finally returns today with a brand new EP. Now available for free via Google Play, Burning Bridges finds the DTP head honcho teaming up with some of the game's biggest hitmakers for some of his most personal records to date. Give the record a list below. If you're feeling it, be sure to head over to Google Play and...
  • Kendrick Lamar Covers XXL
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    In September, we got the news that there wouldn't be anymore print editions of XXL Magazine, but thankfully, we learned a few weeks later that wasn't going to be the case. Now the first edition under XXL's new ownership is about to hit shelves, and none other than Kendrick Lamar is gracing the cover.  Clad in an "i" hat to promote his new single, K. Dot is featured in an article titled...
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