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  • Cover of Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
    Cassidy cut his teeth as a battle rapper, and the punchline-driven style has always had a heavy presence in his recorded material. In a new interview with VladTV, the Philly emcee criticized the current rappers for not being lyric-driven, and accredited the popularization of battle rap with fans seeking out bars.
  • Cover of The G-Unit Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
    For the past two weeks, we've been polling you on your favorite versions of popular tracks. Last week Kevin Gates (somewhat surprisingly) took the cake in the "Cut Her Off" battle, and the week prior, G-Unit won the "0 To 100" contest by a landslide.
  • Cover of "Cut Her Off" Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
    When K. Camp released his Will-A-Fool-produced single "Cut Her Off" back in November, few recognized the ATL singer's name. Now over eight months later, he's rubbed shoulders with rap greats like Juicy J, Too Short and Lil Boosie, mostly thanks to the success of that single.
  • Cover of "0 To 100" Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
    Ever since Drake dropped off "0 To 100" right in the middle of Summer Jam on June 1st, rappers from every corner of the game have been clamoring to hop on the track, with everyone from Juicy J to Joell Ortiz spitting over Boi-1da, 40 and Nineteen85's ill production.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Reveals Upcoming Collaborations With T.I. And Brandy
    After releasing his phenomenal Beach House EP in January, Ty Dolla $ign has been enjoying a very successful 2014, thanks in part to charting singles "Paranoid" and "Or Nah." Back in February, he announced plans for a debut album, which he then said would feature YG and Kendrick Lamar, and now he's given us sl
  • Cover of YG Calls Out Producers Of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" For "Jocking" DJ Mustard's Sound
    DJ Mustard has certainly established himself as a hitmaker this year, but unfortunately it comes as a price. As much as DJ Mustard's sound has penetrated the charts, it's being replicated at a high rate.
  • Cover of Odd Future's MellowHype Announces Free Album For July 4th
    Odd Future's Hodgy Beats and Left Brain, collectively known as MellowHype, have been working on new music to follow up 2012's release Numbers, and they've already locked down a date: July 4th.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Released From Jail
    Chris Brown has been going through the ringer lately, with highly publicized hearings and court dates, a recent four month sentence for a probation violation, and even more recently, a lawsuit for surrounding (yet another) assault. This is nothing new for Breezy though, he's a magnet for legal troubles.
  • Cover of Lil Bibby Announces "Free Crack 2" Mixtape, Reveals Artwork
    Lil Bibby gained a lot of regional hype through his collaborations with Lil Herb in 2013, but he capped the year with his most popular release yet, solo effort Free Crack. Since then he's managed to land himself on 2014's XXL Freshmen cover, pushing him even further into the public eye.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: May 22
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Review: 2 Chainz's "Freebase" EP
    I don’t believe there’s a single person on Earth who saw Tity Boi becoming a national superstar.
  • Cover of Lil Reese Accuses 2 Chainz Of Stealing Hook For "Wuda Shuda Cuda"
    The phrase "Shoulda Coulda Woulda" has been around for quite some time, with variations on it popping up everywhere from a song title on Chief Keef's 2013 tape Almighty So to a title of an episode of "Sex In The City." Most recently, 2 Chainz borrowed a variant of the phrase ("Wuda Cuda Shuda") for the name of a t
  • Cover of 2 Chainz Says New Album Will Not Be Called "B.O.A.T.S. III"
    2 Chainz took to Twitter awhile back to announce that he'd begun working on a third instalment within his B.O.A.T.S. series- B.O.A.T.S. III. Following that brief announcement, Tity Boi released a few random tracks, and announced his Freebase EP.
  • Cover of Future Speaks On Disliking Features, New Music Every Three Months & More
    Future has been on an interview run these days, so there's no lack of promo for Honest. During his recent in-depth sit-down with Elliott Wilson we learned that Future is looking to drop the long-delayed and forgotten project Future Hendrix later in 2014, consisting of records that didn't make the cut for Honest.
  • Cover of 2 Chainz Reveals Tracklist For "Freebase" EP
    Last week 2 Chainz announced that he'd be hitting us with a new EP on May 5th, while revealing the cover artwork for the EP.
  • Cover of Review: Future's "Honest"
    Future is lightyears ahead of his time. Since touching down in 2012 with his Epic Records debut album Pluto, the Freeband Gang founder has continued hustling as an artist. The sloppy, melodic flow Future introduced on Pluto has been used by virtually every trapper who’s poppin’ today, and U.O.E.N.O. it.
  • Cover of Funkmaster Flex Says That 2 Chainz Had The Worst Freestyle Ever On His Show
    On Friday, Funkmaster Flex appeared on the ESPN show "Highly Questionable" with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones to answer questions about partying with J.R. Smith, wanting to meet Kirstie Alley, and the worst freestyles that have ever been featured on his show.
  • Cover of 2 Chainz Announces New EP "Freebase" With Cover Art & Release Date
    2 Chainz already told us he was working on his next album, which continues the B.O.A.T. theme with a title of B.O.A.T.S. 3. However, before that time comes (we've yet to receive any concrete updates on it), we'll be receiving an EP to hold us over.
  • Cover of YG On Whether He Dissed Tyga & Problem: "I Ain't Say Nobody Names"
    DJ Mustard's sound is more present than ever these days. While we're now hearing various types of artists take on the signature west coast snap the DJ is known for, YG is definitely one of the first to take on the style. 
  • Cover of Freeway & Girl Talk Reveal Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date For "Broken Ankles" EP
    Producer and mash up artist Girl Talk announced last October that he would be teaming up with one of his "favorite rappers of all time", Freeway on a collaborative EP. Since then, we've heard next to nothing about the collaboration, but it seems we on't be waiting much longer.
  • Cover of The Funniest Tweets About Lil Boosie's New-Found Freedom
    Last night proved to be an eventful one, when we learned that Lil Boosie was finally a free man. All the internet rejoiced, and fans of the Baton Rouge native began to come out of the woodwork, just in time to celebrate his freedom.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Reveals Debut Album "Free TC" To Feature Kendrick Lamar & YG
    Fresh off the success of his introductory Beach House EP, Ty Dolla $ign has began working on his next venture, a project titled Free TC.
  • Cover of Stream Trae Tha Truth & The Worlds Freshest "The Tonite Show" EP
    Trae Tha Truth released his I Am King mixtape a couple months back, and he's now got another 7-track project out with producer The Worlds Freshest. The Tonite Show EP features guest appearances from the likes of Problem, Mitchy Slick, Freddie Gibbs, J. Stalin and more. 
  • Cover of Young Thug To Sign With Future's Freebandz Imprint, Release Mixtape With Rich Homie Quan
    Thing really aligned for Young Thug in 2014. The experimental emcee gradually gained hype and acclaim throughout 2013 on the strength of his 1017 Thug mixtape, but his singles, "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" really picked up steam in the new year, earning club-appreciation from both Drake and Kanye West.
  • Cover of Freeway Ricky Ross Is Taking Rick Ross To U.S. Supreme Court
    Freeway Ricky Ross may not have been successful in getting his name back from Rick Ross, but he hasn't given up just yet. After losing his legal battle in the L.A. Supreme Court, he's now taking Rozay to the United States Supreme Court.
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