• Lupe Fiasco Is "Taking A Break" From Politics On "Tetsuo & Youth"
    Lupe Fiasco's career has had been through many phases. The rapper started out as a nerdy outsider with a skateboard, later developing into a more dynamic conscious rapper, before putting out crossover album, and then bouncing back by diving headfirst into protest music and conspiracy theories. His next move was anyone's guess, and now-- after a few false starts --it seems as Lupe's upcoming...
  • Kris Jenner's Instagram Hacked, Kanye West & French Montana Slandered
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    Since officially shacking up with Kim Kardashian a few years ago, Kanye West has slowly become a part of the highly publicized Kardashian family. While that has been a strange thing to witness, seeing French Montana hitting the club and holding big-ass guns with Khloe Kardashian has been even weirder.Kris Jenner, mother to both Kim and Khloe, has shown nothing but love for Kanye (though so far...
  • Wale Spazzes On Complex Over Their 50 Best Albums Of 2013 List [Update: Wale Responds]
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    We're at that time of year when just about every publication is working on their year-end list (count us among them), and while they're not necessarily meant to ruffle feathers, that can happen, when artists feel like they are unjustly excluded from these lists. Case in point: Wale. The MMG rapper is known to get heated, and he did just that when he found out his album, The Gifted, was not named...
  • Mariah Carey Announces Release Date & New Single For "The Art Of Letting Go"
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    Mariah Carey, who recently enlisted Jermaine Dupri as her manager, has finally announced a release date for her new album, The Art Of Letting Go, and not just that, she's also announced the new single off the LP, "You’re Mine (Eternal)", which will arrive this week, on February 12th. The famed singer connected with Miguel earlier this year for another single, "Beautiful", which made some...
  • Review: Pro Era's "The Secc$ Tap.e 2"
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    This tape has been something that Pro Era fans have no doubt been waiting patiently for after their last releases were back in 2012. The Secc$ Tap.e 2 does nothing but feed the hunger of fans and add to the weight that has fallen onto the crew’s shoulders as it proves that the Beast Coast Movement is in full force. A fitting project for a Valentine’s Day release, although young, Pro...
  • Kid Cudi To Release "Satellite Flight" Album Tonight On iTunes [Update: Album Released]
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     It appears that Kid Cudi is ready for liftoff. The singer-rapper just announced on Twitter that his new album, Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon, will be released tonight/Tuesday morning at 12:01 a.m. EST on iTunes.  Originally expected to be an EP, Kid Cudi’s latest full-length release will feature ten new songs, including the title track, Satellite Flight,...
  • Lil Kim Gives Birth To Baby Girl Royal Reign
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    In February Lil Kim first showed off her baby bump, and now we've received word Kim is officially a mother having given birth this morning. ET reports that Lil Kim gave birth at 9:58 AM this morning at the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. Kim had already revealed the baby's gender a few months back, but today we've also received the baby girl's name: Royal Reign. Royal...
  • 50 Cent Thinks Eminem Is Underrated, "More Hood Than So Many People Out There"
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    50 Cent recently sat down with Noisey to talk about his upcoming album, Animal Ambition, as well as his frequent collaborator, Eminem. Despite his massive success, 50 described Em as "underrated", which he said was due to his race. "Em is really underrated because people have always been talking about him like, "The WHITE rapper Eminem" instead of just "the rapper." Fif went on to say that the...
  • First Week Sales For French Montana's "Excuse My French"
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    French Montana dropped his highly anticipated album Excuse My French last week, and the project has officially moved a total of 49,775, placing it just shy of the top 5 on the Billboard charts. The numbers are very much in line with the projected sales reported earlier in the week. While "Pop That" ruled summer 2012's airwaves, and suggested a higher placement for the album, the Bad Boy's...
  • Review: Rick Ross' "Mastermind" Album
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    In the last two years between his last album and now, Rick Ross has been through a lot, including surviving a targeted hit on his life. Critics bashed God Forgives, I Don’t and many wondered if Ross had peaked too soon and lost his touch. After numerous setbacks and delays, the bawse is back with his sixth album to prove that he’s a man with nine lives and a rapper with hits for...
  • Cover Art Revealed For The Weeknd's "Kiss Land"
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    Originally the label had wanted a release in the Fall, but the Weeknd pushed it up to the end of the summer, and now we get a look at the artwork for Kiss Land.  Just as some other major projects, Abel is looking to drop the project at back to school time as it's slated for an August 27th release date.  He will also be taking off on his "Fall Tour" then.  With the cover art...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: April 6
    This week we don't have many new entries to speak of, save for Sage The Gemini's Remember Me. Depending on the numbers Smoke DZA's new album Dream.ZONE.Achieve did, we may or may not see it pop up on Charts Don't Lie next week, though. This week remains fairly unexciting, as Pharrell manages to climb up the charts while Rick Ross descends, and Pharrell picks up pace sales-wise too. YG's My Krazy...
  • Keyshia Cole & Chrisette Michele Announce "Woman To Woman" Tour
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     After releasing her Woman To Woman album last year, Keyshia Cole will be finally hitting the road next month alongside R&B singer Chrisette Michele for their "Woman To Woman" tour.The two female artists will embark on a 18-city North American tour starting March 28th in Westbury, New York and finish up on April 21st in Keyshia's hometown of Oakland, California. The...
  • The Weeknd's "Trilogy" Goes Gold [Update: Certified Platinum]
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    The Weeknd's debut major label release has already been certified gold, since being released on November 13th, 2012. The young Toronto r'n'b singer saw early success with his mixtape series, and soon turned the tapes into a whole project released as Trilogy. Now, more than a month after the Republic Records debut, Abel Tesfaye has hit the 500,000 sales mark and is now gold.  However,...
  • XXL 2012 Freshman Class Cover & List
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    XXL has let go their anticipated XXL 2012 Freshman Class cover! Peep it below and see who made the cut. Here's what XXL had to say: In the past five years that XXL has been picking Freshman classes, never once has making the list been easy. This year included. Similar to 2011, the hype around the Freshmen Class has continued to grow by leaps and bounds, surprising even us with its...
  • Cover Art & Tracklist Revealed For Fredo Santana's "Trappin Aint Dead"
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     It appears that GBE’s Fredo Santana will finally be releasing his Trappin Aint Dead project this Thursday. With the release date only two days away, the Chicago native decided to release the cover art and tracklist to the project. The upcoming project will host 17 new tracks and will feature guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Young Chop, Lil Herb, SD, Gino Marley, Lex Luger, Chief Keef,...
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