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  • Cover of Photos: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem & More Attend MTV Movie Awards 2014
    After a busy weekend full of partying for Coachella 2014, the MTV Movie Awards went down live last night, hosted by Conan O'Brien. The event isn't strictly hip-hop, but nonetheless some of our favorite rap chicks made an appearance at the awards ceremony.
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake Lead Rap And R&B Billboard Music Award Nominations
    The nominations for the annual Billboard Music Awards have arrived today. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering these guys dominated the Billboard 200 over the last year, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are among the top contenders with eleven and ten nominations respectively.
  • Cover of Eminem & Rihanna Set To Perform At 2014 MTV Movie Awards
     Before Eminem and Rihanna embark on their three city-tour in August, they will have a little practice come this Sunday. MTV announced today that Eminem and Rihanna will be performing at this year’s MTV Movie Awards.
  • Cover of Danny Brown Says SXSW "Lost A Little Something"
    Danny Brown was seen just before his birthday sporting his famous goofy grin and rather alarming bright green hair. However, the critically adored rapper remembers an earlier time at the most famous Austin festival and as he makes clear in his interview with Complex, he likes the old version better. 
  • Cover of mtvU Woodie Award Winners Announced, Drake Wins Woodie Of The Year
    The 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards took place last night in Austin, Texas, as part of the South by Southwest festivities. We reported on the nominees in February, and now we have the full list of winners for each award.
  • Cover of Pharrell Speaks On Oscar Loss & Competing With Rick Ross' "Mastermind"
    Pharrell had a huge 2013, but this year is shaping up to be even bigger for him. Today, he released his long-awaited follow up to In My Mind, the love-letter to women, G I R L, and with his current single "Happy" sitting at #1 on Billboard, it's likely that the album will do the same this week.
  • Cover of The Oscars 2014: Hip-Hop Reacts To Lupita's Win, Pharrell's Loss & More
    The 86th annual Oscars went down last night in Los Angeles, as happens every year, the brightest and biggest stars were out attending the event and celebrating afterwards at various different parties.
  • Cover of Juicy J Offers Some Oscar Advice
    When Three 6 Mafia won the academy award for best song for a song they did for the film "Hustle & Flow," years back, they quickly delivered what became everyone's favorite Oscar acceptance speech.
  • Cover of Drake, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Nominated For 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards
  • Cover of Drake Calls Macklemore's Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar "Wack As Fuck"
    Drake isn't usually one to start beef or call people out, so this headline may come as a bit of surprise.
  • Cover of What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
    There are many out there who are still upset and lay dormant, content to grumble mildly because, after all, it has been a week.
  • Cover of Pharrell To Perform At Oscars
    While you were watching Kendrick Lamar get shut out of the Grammys, you may have missed Pharrell taking home 4 awards (his choice of headwear may have also contributed to the distraction).
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar On Grammy Snub: "Everything Happens For A Reason"
    The Grammy Awards were once again in the crossfire of the hip-hop community when Macklemore took home four Grammys and Kendrick Lamar took home zero. We've heard Macklemore's stance on the subject plenty of times now, he even put a text message he sent to K.
  • Cover of Red Carpet, Backstage & Onstage Photos From The 2014 Grammy Awards
    As per usual, the Grammy Awards proved to be an eventful night. We saw performances from husband and wife, Jay Z and Beyonce, as well as John Legend, Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons, Juicy J alongside Katy Perry, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Madonna and more.
  • Cover of Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar He Got "Robbed" At Grammys
    As you are probably aware by now, much to the dismay of the rap community, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song at the Grammys awards last night. This isn't exactly surprising, despite Macklemore himself (among others) asserting that Best Rap Album should go to Kendrick Lamar.
  • Cover of Watch Beyonce, Jay Z & More Perform At The 2014 Grammy Awards
    The Grammys always have their share of memorable performances, and the 56th annual awards will certainly be no different. We'll be updating with performances as they happen.
  • Cover of List Of Winners From The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
    The Grammy awards air tonight, and we'll be live updating the winners as the show goes on. Winners are presented in bold. So far, the untelevised awards have been presented, the most surprising being Macklemore & Ryan Lewis taking rap album of the year. Check out the nominees and winners below.
  • Cover of Pharrell, Rihanna, Jamie Foxx, R. Kelly And More Party It Up With Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMYs
    Despite being over 80-years-old, Clive Davis was found at the heart of the party at an exclusive pre-GRAMMY gala at the Beverly Hilton, designed to honor Universal Music Group Chairman Lucian Grainge. The event was filled with stars and musical icons, including R. Kelly, Pharrell and even Taylor Swift and Lorde.
  • Cover of J. Cole Honors Nas In Speech At Vibe Impact Awards
    J. Cole's idolization of Nas is no big secret, and the respect has also been returned from Esco himself, who hopped on Cole's "Let Nas Down" joint to express his admiration for the NC rapper.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Weighs In On The Grammy's Kendrick Lamar Vs. Macklemore Debate
    Yesterday it was revealed that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis almost didn't make it into the rap categories at the Grammys because they've been too successful aka mainstream aka pop this past year.
  • Cover of Beyoncé Reportedly Performing At Grammys [Update: Performance With Jay Z Confirmed]
    We've already heard about many of the confirmed performances at this year's Grammys, but chances are there are still a few surprises planned for the big event.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Performing At 56th Annual Grammy Awards
    With the end of 2013 fast approaching, so are the annual Grammy Awards.
  • Cover of Kanye West Addresses Sparse Grammy Nominations For "Yeezus"
    Approximately a year ago, Kanye West vowed to boycott the 2013 Grammys, heavily criticizing their approach.
  • Cover of Macklemore, Robin Thicke, T.I., & Miguel Perform At Grammy Nominations Concert
    The Grammy Nominations concert took place last night, and on top of the list of nominees being revealed, there were also some memorable performances from some of the rap and R&B acts honored.
  • Cover of Lady Gaga Says She's "A Big Fan" Of Chief Keef, Keef Responds [Update: More Keef & Gaga Interaction On Twitter]
    Chief Keef has had dialogues with pop stars before--you may remember his short-lived "beef" with Katy Perry earlier this year--but his exchange with Lady Gaga last night following her AMA interview was a much more positive, though no less hilarious encounter.
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