• Lil Kim Shares Her Thoughts On Biggie's and Tupac's Murderers
    Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim has shared thoughts on the deaths of the late Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, and why people should consider the possibility that the killings were a conspiracy. Kim believes the power behind B.I.G. and Tupac's music posed a threat to government officials.     "I will say this though, I will say that I always felt like Biggie and Tupac's deaths...
  • ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" Debuts At No. 1, Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight" At No. 4
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    The numbers are in for both ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Kid Cudi's Satellite Flight albums. Last week, according to projections, Q was on track to move 150-160k, while Cudder was looking like he'd sell 90-95k. As it turns out, both rappers fell slightly short of their projected sales, but nonetheless, each had a successful release. According to HDD, Oxymoron actually sold 138,517 copies,...
  • Vince Staples Explains How 50 Cent And GTA: San Andreas Inspired Him And His Music
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    Vince Staples thinks things like When the hit 2004 game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (which served as the basis for the latest GTA installment) came out, people claimed that it helped the video game industry grow, but no one expected it to help a future, budding musician grow as an artist. Vince Staples was just a kid when that game came out and when 50 was coming up with great music, but he...
  • Stream Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" Album In Full
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    Jason Derulo is preparing to drop his new album Talk Dirty on April 15th. Just earlier today we received a new record from Derulo featuring Tyga, "Bubblegum", while the singer continues to push his title track featuring 2 Chainz "Talk Dirty." Now fans can preview the entire album before it drops thanks to an official YouTube stream. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes here. It...
  • Rihanna Covers Vogue Brazil
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    Rihanna has yet another magazine cover to add to her repertoire. The singer has no lack of covers coming her way, that's for sure. She already covered the U.S. Vogue for their March issue, but obviously Vogue just couldn't get enough of the Barbados beauty, and so they enlisted her for their Brazil edition of the magazine. The cover and inside spread was shot in Brazil by Mariano Vivanco, and...
  • 15 Superhero References In Hip-Hop
    The inspiration rappers have drawn from comic book characters over the years is undeniable, whether it be superheroes, villains or relatively normal protagonists who happen to find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Some have even created comic books based on fictionalized versions of themselves, most notably the Wu-Tang Clan as a whole as well as individual members Method Man, Ghostface...
  • BTS Photos: Jay Z & Beyonce's Photo Shoot For "On The Run" Tour [Update: New Rehearsal Photos]
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    Beyonce and Jay Z have big plans this summer, with their joint tour "On The Run." The tour officially kicks off in five days time, on June 25th, and runs through til August 5th. The couple dropped off a promotional teaser for the tour as well as a flyer, but now Beyonce has taken to her Tumblr page to share some previously unseen images from behind-the-scenes of their "On The Run" photo...
  • Angel Haze On Relationship With Ireland Baldwin: "We Fuck And Friends Don't Fuck"
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    Angel Haze has been dating Alec Baldwin's daughter Ireland for several months now, and though the'res been no shortage of press photographing them together, she thinks that the media is misjudging their relationship. In a new interview with The Independent, the rapper says she thinks the press, mostly American, is hesitant to call them a gay couple, and instead prefer to label them...
  • Birdman Says The Game Is Officially YMCMB [Update: Game Says He Hasn't Signed Yet]
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    There have been rumors concerning Game and his potential signing with the ever-growing YMCMB roster, ever since Birdman was featured on Jesus Piece shouting out Game, and specifically saying Cash Money was next. However, Game had not confirmed that Cash Money was actually his new home, even after his deal with Interscope had ended, and neither did the YMCMB boss. Tonight though, Baby tweeted...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: May 4
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    This week three new rappers entered the Billboard 200, with Future's Honest topping them all sales-wise (we'll let you be the judge on the music). Asher Roth, who has calmed way down from his College Rap days, moved under 10,000 units with his new album RetroHash, released independently. Future and Iggy Azalea also came in neck-and-neck with their respective albums Honest and The New Classic....
  • 50 Cent Speaks On His Departure From Interscope
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    50 Cent made a big announcement yesterday, as he departs from Interscope Records and heads down the independent path for himself and his G-Unit imprint over at Caroline, under Capitol Records. With the announcement came the release date for his Animal Ambition album, which was originally supposed to arrive prior to the delayed Street King Immortal album, although we've received no update on...
  • Does The Game Have A Hidden Verse On Ray J's Kim Kardashian Diss?
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    Game has talked earlier about his friendships with the Kardashians but denied, rather angrily, to TMZ's allegations that he had an intimate relationship with Kim Kardashian, otherwise known as Kanye West's fiance. TMZ responded by leaking a hidden track over what seems to be Ray J's infamous diss on Kim Kardashian called, "I hit it first." If it is real, it would seem that Game was implying that...
  • Review: Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 3"
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    Meek Mill has been through hell and back. He’s only 26-years-old but on the streets, age-wise that makes him a veteran. Growing up in the gritty, unforgiving city of Philadelphia, Meek, real name Robert Williams, fell into the same trap that a lot of his friends and many others in his age group that grew up in the same type of environment. After grinding on the streets (and a brief jail stint),...
  • Album Stream: Trademark Da Skydiver's "Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale"
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    Trademark Da Skydiver just released his new album, Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale on iTunes. The New Orleans rapper has also made the project available for free stream on YouTube. FB2 features guest appearances from the like of Bodega Bamz, Smoke DZA, Young Roddy, Dizzy Wright, Fiend, and more. Stream the album in full below. It's available for purchase here. 
  • Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, & R. Kelly May Be On The New Justin Bieber Track [Update: Actually, It's A Compilation]
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    Justin Bieber earned himself a bit of cred with his latest #MusicMondays series, which found the teen sensation venturing in a more mature, R&B-infused direction. The Biebz then surprised us with an R. Kelly collaboration on one of his latest offerings, but apparently he's still got a couple of big features up his sleeve. Bieber took to Twitter to announce a very unexpected collaboration...
  • Cover Art Revealed For Trae Tha Truth's "Banned" Album
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    Grand Hustle's Trae Tha Truth has delivered mixtape after mixtape, but is almost ready to release music in a retail release. Today Trae unveiled his cover art for his upcoming album, Banned.Banned will be Trae's debut album on the Grand Hustle label, and although it has no set release date yet, it is expected to drop some time this year. Trae already released one single, "Screwed...
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