• Hudson Mohawke Shares Interactive Video For His "Chimes" Remix
    Have you ever wanted the ability to drag your favorite rappers' faces around a screen while a dope trap/EDM song plays in the background? Well, now you can, thanks to Hudson Mohawke's new interactive video for his star-studded "Chimes" remix. Head over here to drag Hudson Mohawke, Future, Pusha T, French Montana and Travi$ Scott around your screen. The video creates an effect similar...
  • J. Cole Speaks On "Made Nas Proud", Reveals It's Been In The Works For 2 Weeks
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    When the Let Nas Down (Remix) droppped over the weekend, it came as a pleasant surprise to many, but it was unclear how much knowledge J. Cole had of it's existenece before it appeared on Twitter. In a recent radio intrerview with 97.9 The Box in Houston, Cole revealed that the remix has been in the works for some time, predating even the release date of Born Sinner. On whether he knew the...
  • 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...
  • Ace Hood Speaks On His Rolex Watch Falling Apart At BET Awards, Says He Fired His Jeweler
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    The BET Awards weekend has come to an end, but the talk that resulted from the hip-hop awards show is still happening. Ace Hood has been one of the most talked about artists that attended the event, not because he won an award, but because the bezel on his Rolex watch broke live on the red carpet.  During an interview with Bow Wow and Angela Simmons on the red carpet, Ace Hood noticed the bezel...
  • Metro Boomin Discusses "Metro Thuggin" & Announces "20 & Boomin" Mixtape
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    Metro Boomin is quickly making a name for himself in this rap game, producing trap-driven beats for some of Atlanta's hottest rappers, from Future to 2 Chainz, to newer faces on the rise like Young Thug and Young Scooter. In October 2013 we received the producer's first mixtape, 19 & Boomin, and since then he's continually been on our radar with production credits on Wiz Khalifa's 28...
  • Wu-Tang Affiliate Shyheim Arrested For Killing Man In Hit-And-Run [Update: Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter]
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    A Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Shyheim is in some hot water, after allegedly leaving the scene of a car crash on New Years day around 5 AM, which resulted in the death of another person. As HipHopWired reports, the accident occurred in Staten Island at the intersection of Cassidy Place and Lafayette Avenue, and police think that Shyheim was driving when he slammed into Felipe Avila's Toyota,...
  • #TBT: 10 Killer Death Row Records Cuts
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    Death Row Records had quite the run in the 90s. Picking up where N.W.A left off, Suge Knight assembled an all-star crew that would come to epitomize the West Coast hip-hop sound, along with bringing it to popularity. 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and others dropped classic after classic on the controversial label. The label dominated in the early 90s, but when Tupac Shakur was murdered,...
  • Stream Ca$h Out's "Let's Get It"
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    // Tomorrow, Ca$h Out will drop Let's Get It, his long-awaited debut album. His label, eOne Music, has decided to stream the project in full on SoundCloud a day early. Check it out below. For some reason, the SoundCloud tracks don't mention any features or producer credits, so we've put the complete tracklist (as we know it) below. 1. Let’s Get It (Prod. by DJ Spinz)2. She...
  • NBA's 10 Best Rappers
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    “A rapper”.  This is the common response an NBA player gives when asked “what would you be if you weren’t in the NBA?”, (with “actor” a close second).  Many ballers have put their money where the mic is and tried their hand at rapping, an even a few have started up their own fledgling labels.  We take a look at the NBAers who have shown some promise on the mic.     HNHH...
  • Macklemore Discusses His Job Before Rapping, "Jimmy Iovine" & More
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    Although Macklemore has been making waves in the pool that is rap, he isn't getting caught up in any major label deals as of yet. Macklemore's independently released album with Ryan Lewis, The Heist, managed to debut at #2 on the charts. Quite a feat for a rapper who did not have much radio play prior to that time. Now Macklemore is getting his due props, from various outlets and...
  • New Actress Cast As Aaliyah In Upcoming Biopic [Update: Missy Elliott And Timbaland Roles Cast]
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    A few weeks back the internet got up in arms when it was revealed that Disney star Zendaya Coleman would be playing Aaliyah in the forthcoming Lifetime movie about her life. Everyone seemed to have an opinion on the matter, and although Zendaya originally defended herself and explained why she was perfect for the role, she later decided to drop out, because Aaliyah's family wasn't on board with...
  • Drake, Eminem, Beyonce Among Nominees For American Music Awards 2014
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    The American Music Awards generally isn't a heavily rap-oriented awards show, however, the big wigs in hip hop generally do get a nod, and this year is no exception. Drake and Eminem earned multiple nominations, but Iggy Azalea, Beyonce, John legend and Pharrell showed up in the most categories.Iggy, Drake, and Em will battle it out in both the Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop) and Favorite...
  • Pharrell Gets His Own Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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    Producer, singer, rapper, songwriter, film-scorer -- these are just some of the many hats that Pharrell Williams wears (along with the atrocious actual hat he's been favoring lately). Today, the music star quite literally cemented his place in pop culture by being awarded one of the coveted stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. With Ellen Degeneres presenting the award, Skateboard P became the...
  • Summer Jam XX Festival Village Meet & Greets w/ Kid Ink, Action Bronson & A$AP Ferg
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    As most of you probably know by now, we sponsored this year's Festival Village stage at Hot 97's Summer Jam XX festival. Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg and Action Bronson were among the bigger acts who performed, and each of them stopped by our tent to sign autographs and take photos with their fans either before or after they took the stage. Kid Ink stopped by shortly after...
  • T.I., Ludacris, The Game, 50 Cent & More Mourn Paul Walker's Sudden Death
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    For those unaware, 40-year-old actor/director Paul Walker, of Fast & Furious fame, was killed yesterday afternoon in a tragic car accident in Santa Clarita, California. Walker was riding in the passenger seat as friend/business partner Roger Rodas test drove a new Porsche, when the vehicle suddenly spun out of control, hit a a tree and exploded on impact, killing them both.  Walker...
  • Chiddy Bang Hauled Off Stage By Cops Mid-Performance
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    We haven't heard anything from Chiddy/Chiddy Bang in a minute now. Xaphoon Jones, the producer behind the former duo, left the group last year to leave rapper Chiddy to his own devices. Chiddy has still been performing and using the moniker Chiddy Bang, although a recent show went south quickly when the crowd reportedly got out of hand. How out of hand? Apparently one woman got hit with a water...
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