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  • Cover of Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
    The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording.
  • Cover of Jay Electronica Goes On Twitter Rant Against "So-Called" Thugs & Crooked Cops
    We've seen Jay Electronica return to music in recent times, just yesterday he appeared alongside the New Royals on "Minutes of Moog" and put the internet topsy-turvy with his verse alone, as he is warrant to do.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Says If He Rapped About Material Things, "There Would Be No Drake"
    Kid Cudi stopped by Arsenio Hall's show yesterday, where he discussed what he'd change about hip hop, dealing with suicidal thoughts, and how things would change if he rapped about what he had.
  • Cover of Frank Ocean Sued By Chipotle [Update: Ocean Cuts A Check, Writes "Fuck Off" On It]
    Chipotle may fill our stomachs, but they're looking to burn a hole right through Frank Ocean's pocket.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: March 9
    There are only two new entries within the top 10 of the Billboard 200 this week, and they belong to two rappers: ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi. As we said last week, Q was projected to move 150-160k, but fell slightly under that by moving 138,950 copies opening week.
  • Cover of Stream Kid Cudi's New Album "Satellite Flight: The Journey To The Mother Moon"
     By now most of you are aware that Kid Cudi surprised everyone last week and released his new album Satellite Flight: The Journey To The Mother Moon. For those who haven’t been able to cop it yet or even listen to it, today’s your lucky day as Spotify gives users a free stream of the entire album.
  • Cover of Review: Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon"
    Although none of his albums have really been critical hits, Kid Cudi’s main appeal is using outside, atypical influences and sounds to articulate some sort of emotional journey into the tortured soul.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Says Beyoncé Gave Him Confidence In Releasing "Satellite Flight"
    As soon as Kid Cudi surprise-released his new album Satellite Flight, people started saying he'd "pulled a Beyoncé", something that was also said the Air Yeezys dropped, so it's only a matter of time before Beyoncé just becomes a synonym for "surprise".
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" & Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight" First Week Sales Projections
    With both ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Kid Cudi's Satellite Flight out now (although the latter is only out digitally), we've received first week sales projections for each.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi To Release "Satellite Flight" Album Tonight On iTunes [Update: Album Released]
     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. 
  • Cover of Kid Cudi To Play Ari Gold’s Assistant In “Entourage” Movie
     2014 is already looking like a huge year for Kid Cudi. In addition to his upcoming album Satellite Flight, his movie "Need For Speed", and a performance at this year's Coachella Festival, it has now been revealed that Cudi is set to appear in the film adaptation of the HBO show Entourage.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Reveals Tracklist & Cover Art For "Satellite Flight"
    Kid Cudi recently announced to fans that what was originally simply a prelude EP to MOTM3 had turned into a full-length project. The ablum, Satellite Flight, is supposed to drop in February although we've yet to receive an exact date. We're supposed to get 24 hour notice before the project's release.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Announces "Satellite Flight" Is Now An Album, Not EP
    Kid Cudi has been teasing fans about his upcoming release Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon for awhile now. He did drop off the first taste off the project the other month, and today he's once again taken to Twitter to announce news concerning the project. 
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Announces Title For His New EP [Update: EP Slated To Drop Next Month]
    Kid Cudi got plenty of fans pumped in October when he announced that he would be recording a Man On The Moon 3 album as well as a prelude EP to arrive prior to the album.
  • Cover of French Montana To Release "Mac & Cheese 4" As His Sophomore Album
    French Montana has had a successful run with his Mac & Cheese mixtape series, which have been some of his defining projects during his come-up.
  • Cover of 40 Explains Why He And Drake Walked Away From Aaliyah Project
    While not as visible to the public eye as his creative counterpart, 40 is just as instrumental in the making of Drake's music as the rapper himself.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Is Collaborating With Justin Bieber
    This is a brief one, folks. May all those who doubted Justin Bieber's early retirement be vindicated. After reports of holiday recording sessions in Toronto, the young Canadian pop star has tweeted a photo of himself in the studio with Kid Cudi (who was last seen "Zen'n"). Peep it in the gallery above.
  • Cover of Review: Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies' "Fresh Veggies"
    More than two years ago Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies teamed up for the first time together on “Duckin N Dodgin,” which winded up on Fresh’s The Otherside Redux.
  • Cover of Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies Reveal Tracklist For "FreshVeggies"
    As we approach the date for Casey Veggies and Rockie Fresh's collaborative effort, FreshVeggies, on December 16th, we've received a new leak as well as the tracklist.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: November 23- November 29
    As we do every week, we provide you with several overlooked tracks that appeared on the site this past week in Underrated Audio. The records on here didn't quite hit as many views as we thought they deserved, so we're giving them a second look. Check out the five selections of the week in the gallery above.
  • Cover of Lil Kim Reveals Tracklist & Features For "Hard Core 2K13" Mixtape
    Lil Kim was supposed to drop her new mixtape, Hard Core 2K13 on Black Friday, but it looks like it will be suffering a delay. The good news is that the project now has an official tracklisting, so chances are it'll be coming sooner than later.
  • Cover of Lloyd Banks Reveals Cover Art For "Cold Corner 3" Mixtape
     A few weeks back, Llloyd Banks made an announcement that his next project, Cold Corner 3, was on its way. With the release date expected to be here soon, Banks has decided to reveal the cover art for the project today.
  • Cover of 2013 American Music Awards Red Carpet Photos
    The 2013 American Music Awards are going down right now in L.A. at the Nokia Theatre. While the event isn't strictly hip-hop, you will see Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, R. Kelly and Justin Timberlake take the stage. 
  • Cover of Lloyd Banks Says "Cold Corner 3" Is Ready & Could Drop In 2 Weeks
    Lloyd Banks had announced that he'd have two new mixtapes coming soon, and it took awhile but we finally got A.O.N: Failure's No Option, and now has a new projects coming fairly soon. 
  • Cover of French Montana Reveals Cover Art For "Mac & Cheese 4"
    We've recently received new music from Coke Boy rapper Chinx (formerly Chinx Drugz) and it looks like he isn't the only Coke Boy prepping a new project. French Montana took to Instagram this evening to unveil the cover art for Mac & Cheese 4 from his mixtape series.
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