• Clear Channel's "On The Verge" Strategy Helped Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" Top Charts
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    Clear Channel Communications is a mass media company that owns over 800 radio stations in the United States, so when they push a song, it gets heard. The company launched a new strategy this year with "On The Verge", in which a specially selected song is required to be played at least 150 times by all of the stations in the network. Iggy Azalea's "Fancy", which has spent a few consecutive weeks...
  • Stream Earl Sweatshirt's New Album "Doris" In Its Entirety
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    After an inevitable leak, Earl Sweatshirt has decided to officially share his new album five days before the drop date.  Doris features guest appearances from Mac Miller, RZA, Tyler The Creator, Vince Staples, Casey Veggies, Frank Ocean and Domo Genesis, with production from The Neptunes, Samiyam, RZA, BadBadNotGood, Christian Rich, Matt Martians Chad Hugo, Tyler, The Alchemist...
  • Kanye West Addresses His Criticism Of Justin Timberlake & Jay Z's "Suit & Tie"
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    Kanye West and Jay Z have had a long partnership as friends and collaborators, so it took many by surprise when 'Ye seemed to throw some shade at Hov during a performance earlier this year. In one of his signature "streams of consciousness," Yeezy expressed his dislike for Jay's collaboration with Justin Timberlake, saying "I got love for Hov, but I aint fucking with that 'Suit &...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Jan. 27- Feb. 2
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    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • T-Pain Hates Homophobia In Rap, Mentions Frank Ocean & Macklemore
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    In an interview with VladTV, T-Pain sat down and talked about the disparity between the emergence of "gay-friendly" acts in Hip-Hop, directly citing Frank Ocean and Macklemore, and his perception of Urban Music's reluctance to accomodate the LGBT community. Of this, T-Pain commented, saying: "I think the Radio is getting gay-friendly, I don't think urban music, or anything, is. If that was the...
  • Top 15 "Apache" Samples: The Evolution Of One Of Hip Hop's Most Well Known Instrumentals
    Hip Hop’s favorite sample has the least Hip Hop origins. Jerry Lordan, a British RAF veteran and part-time songwriter, was inspired by the story Massai - who was the last Apache left after Chief Geronimo surrendered New Mexico to the United States. Lordan composed the riff and legendary British guitarist Bert Weedon originally recorded it. The veteran didn’t like Weedon’s...
  • 50 Cent Reveals New Single Off "Animal Ambition" Has Dr. Dre Production [Update: Track To Feature Trey Songz]
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    50 Cent is back on track with the release of new music, and specifically, the release of his forthcoming album Animal Ambition. Following his new independent deal with Caroline, the rapper already let go a new visual off the LP, "The Funeral" which had Jake One production and gave us high hopes for what's to come. Now Fif has revealed that one of the next two singles we'll get to hear has Dr. Dre...
  • T.I. Will Most Likely Change Album Title Of "Trouble Man II"
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    T.I. was supposed to follow up Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head with a second Trouble Man-themed album: He Who Wears The Crown. We learned recently that Pharrell had hopped on as an executive producer of the album, and with Pharrell, Tip seems to have a change of heart when it comes to Trouble Man: He Who Wears The Crown. Since the two have been in the studio together, the album seems to be...
  • Review: Wale's "The Gifted"
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    Wale may be a victim of bad timing. While most rap fans were in their glory last week with the release of albums from Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller, others are feverishly looking forward to Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, which is dropping on Independence Day. The release date of Wale's third album is stuck in the middle.  Ralph Victor Folarin made a name for himself on...
  • Woman Who Claimed To Be Ne-Yo's Baby Mama Is Now Suing Him
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    Ne-Yo has had some baby mama drama in the past, and now a woman who once claimed to be his baby mama is bringing the drama once more. Jessica White is suing Ne-Yo for defamation, saying the singer trashed her on T.V.TMZ reports that White has filed a lawsuit against Ne-Yo, stating that when Ne-Yo went on VH1's "Behind The Music," he made Jessica sound like "an...
  • Dates Revealed For Lil Wayne's "America's Most Wanted" Tour With T.I. & Future
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    After being released from the hospital last week Lil Wayne let go a vlog assuring fans he's doing well, and making an announcement about a "America's Most Wanted" tour with Atlanta native T.I.Today all the dates for the "America's Most Wanted" tour, which is presented by Mountain Dew, have been revealed. Weezy will be headlining the tour, heading out on the road on July 9th,...
  • Funkmaster Flex Says That 2 Chainz Had The Worst Freestyle Ever On His Show
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    On Friday, Funkmaster Flex appeared on the ESPN show "Highly Questionable" with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones to answer questions about partying with J.R. Smith, wanting to meet Kirstie Alley, and the worst freestyles that have ever been featured on his show. After being asked that last question, Flex took a long pause and said, "it'd have to be 2 Chainz." It's clear that the show's hosts were...
  • Stream Troy Ave's "BSB Vol. 4" Mixtape
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    Troy Ave just covered the XXL Freshmen list, representing the sole New York quotient of the group. The rapper is only getting more prolific as his profile rises, releasing his crew's BSB Vol. 4 mixtape today. While not (yet) available for download, you can take a listen to the full tape via Soundcloud right now. The project features guest appearances from Fredo Santana, Memphis Bleek and...
  • A$AP Rocky Cuts Concert Short After His Supreme Cap Is Stolen
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    A$AP Rocky has had apparel stolen from his during shows in the past, however, it usually doesn't result in the end of his show entirely. Last summer while Rocky was performing overseas, a $15,000 watch was stolen from the A$AP Mob leader, however a fan later returned it to him after causing quite the commotion. Nonetheless, Rocky told the crowd that he wasn't going to end the show just because of...
  • DJ Khaled Proposes To Nicki Minaj? [Update: Khaled Admits He Was Joking]
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    Even though he may be suffering from success, DJ Khaled clearly doesn't shy away from his feelings for Ms. Nicki Minaj. During a recent interview with MTV News, he decided to make a very special offer to Nicki, confessing his love for the YMCMB queen and asking for her hand in marriage. You're probably thinking, "What the hell, is he serious?" Hopefully not, but it's worth a watch...
  • Photos: Big Sean In The Studio With Rihanna & Calvin Harris
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    Other than a couple tracks & features, Big Sean has remained relatively quiet so far in 2014, but by the looks of things, it’s for a good reason. Busy working on his next album, Big Sean took to Instagram recently and has posted a few pictures that have left fans anxiously awaiting the outcome. On Sunday, Big Sean posted a pic of himself & Scottish DJ-producer, Calvin Harris, who...
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