• Birdman Says Young Thug Has The Same Potential Drake & Lil Wayne Had
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     Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman was on set at the Young Thug cover shoot with Complex magazine recently and decided to take some time out to speak with the magazine about his hopes for the young rising Atlanta rapper. Before relating to Young Thug’s upbringing, Birdman stated that Cash Money has embraced Young Thug as a little brother. Birdman says, “I...
  • Young Money Unveils "Rise Of An Empire" Tracklist
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    Young Money are getting to launch their new compilation, Rise Of An Empire on March 11th, and while we are still yet to see the promised "Senile" single, the project now has an official tracklist. Outside of "Senile", and the singles we are already familar with ("We Alright", "Trophies", "Lookin Ass"), the comp is mainly a spotlight for the less prominent artists on the label. Wayne does...
  • 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....
  • The Making Of Kanye West And Paul McCartney's "Only One"
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    As you probably know by now, Kanye West and Paul McCartney teamed up for a joint track called "Only One" last night, billed as the first of "several" collaborations between them. Now a press release has surfaced, and included in it are some details about the song's creation. Check out an excerpt below: "In early 2014, Paul McCartney and Kanye West first began working together in a small bungalow...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: January 5-13
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    Here it is, our weekly rundown of whats new and notable at the top of our charts. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our Top 100 chart. These are songs that generated a lot of interest, whether it be through comments or views, and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration.  This week features a number of...
  • Mick Jenkins & Kirk Knight Announce Joint Tour
    Chicago's Mick Jenkins and Pro Era's Kirk Knight may hail from different cities and run with different crews, but after they linked up on Jenkins' "Jerome," it was clear that they're birds of a feather. The duo's just announced a joint tour for February. Check out the dates below. 02/08 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop02/10 Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs02/11 New York, NY - SOB's02/12...
  • Social Media Reacts To Kanye's Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost
    Over the weekend, Kanye West's first collaboration with Adidas, the Yeezy 750 Boost, officially leaked. 'Ye debuted his new sneakers at last night's Grammys which gave the internet another opportunity to critique his much anticipated Adidas release.Whether you're a fan of the high-top sueded sneakers or not, you'll certainly be looking to pick up a pair once they officially launch. Because, let's...
  • Top-15 Vines From NBA All-Star Weekend
    Last Friday night, the NBA's All-Star weekend kicked off in New York City with a Celebrity All-Star Game at MSG followed by the Rising Stars Challenge at Barclay's Center. From Mo'Ne Davis schooling Kevin Hart to Andrew Wiggins catching half court alley-oops, the All-Star Weekend's opening night didn't disappoint. The next night it was the Zach LaVine show. The Wolves' 19-year old rookie...
  • Fabolous Rants About The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge On Twitter
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    Since releasing Soul Tape 3 last Christmas, Fabolous hasn't done much, musically speaking. While we're still waiting on the long-overdue Loso's Way 2, the NYC rapper took to Twitter earlier this afternoon to air out his concerns about the modern generation, which he called the "do what everybody else think is cool so that's what ima do generation." Touching on the ALS Ice...
  • Iggy Azalea Allegedly Gave Her Ex-Boyfriend Rights To Release Sex Tape
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    Things aren't looking too good for Iggy Azalea's attempts to block her sex tape from seeing the light of day. Yesterday we reported on how Iggy's legal team threatened to sue the porn company Vivid Entertainment if they try to release the tape under Iggy's name. Now new developments arise, with Iggy's ex-boyfriend (her sex partner in the tape) revealing a few facts to TMZ (who...
  • 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...
  • Nipsey Hussle Creates Custom "Crenshaw" Uniforms For Fatburger
    Nipsey Hussle's Crenshaw movement was definitely a successful one, he sold plenty of copies of his $100 album, which was also available for free download, and continued the movement with a "Crenshaw" tour. The marketing hasn't stopped there though, as Nipsey keeps his name alive in his own streets, he's redesigned uniforms for California's fast food burger chain Fatburger. The rapper spoke on...
  • Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" First Week Sales Are In
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    Drake's Nothing Was The Same has met expectations, and debuted at number one on the Billboard charts this week. The album has sold 658,179 units, which is just slightly more than Drizzy's last project, Take Care, moved in its first week. The album is the second highest debut of the year, after Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience, which sold close to a million copies in its first seven...
  • Childish Gambino Reveals "Because The Internet" Script
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    Childish Gambino's new album Because The Internet drops on Tuesday, December 10th, and the multitalented emcee unveiled the accompanying script via Twitter last night.  Here's an excerpt: INT. BOY'S ROOM - DAY The Boy walks in and drops his backpack and jacket in the doorway. He kicks off his shoes. They fly across the room, hit the wall, and fall in a pile of shoes on the ground. We...
  • 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...
  • Hottest Viral Videos Of 2014
    The idea of a viral video is something music industry marketers dream of. Unfortunately, not everything goes viral. It takes a rare combination of things that professors get paid thousands a year to teach. Shit, they get tenure. So until we get that, we’re not giving you the science behind it.  That being said, there were a ton of great viral videos in hip-hop this year. From Bobby...
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