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Beyoncé, David Bowie & Chance The Rapper Top Rolling Stone's 2016 Best Albums List
Beyoncé, David Bowie & Chance The Rapper Top Rolling Stone's 2016 Best Albums List Nov 28, 2016 at 05:49pm
Hip-hop has been well represented in the year 2016, and it's always a beautiful thing to see that reflected in the end of year lists of the mainstream music publications. Beyoncé and Chance The Rapper both had incredible years, and their projects were essentially impossible for the world of rock music to ignore. Rolling Stone released their list of the "50 Best Albums of 2016" today. Here's where hip-hop stood on that list.
Frank Ocean Selling “Blond” Vinyl & Merch For Black Friday
Frank Ocean Selling “Blond” Vinyl & Merch For Black Friday Nov 25, 2016 at 03:47am
It looks like Frank Ocean is giving fans an opportunity to cash in on the Black Friday deals. Late Thursday night, Frank’s official website, boysdontcry.co, secretly updated their page with more vinyl and CD copies of his latest album Blond, as well as other merch in support of the album.
Kanye West Says He Won't Go To The Grammys If Frank Ocean Isn't Nominated
Kanye West Says He Won't Go To The Grammys If Frank Ocean Isn't Nominated Oct 23, 2016 at 10:02am
Kanye West has been known to go to bat for other artists at award shows -- namely Beyonce -- and now he's throwing his support behind Frank Ocean. Frank's 2016 albums, Blonde and Endless, were not submitted for consideration within the deadline, though it has not been confirmed whether or not Frank chose to withhold them. Either way, Kanye suggested at his Saturday night concert that if Blonde isn't going to be nominated, there's no reason for him to show up.
Frank Ocean's "Blonde" Can't Win A Grammy
Frank Ocean's "Blonde" Can't Win A Grammy Oct 17, 2016 at 07:50pm
Frank Ocean's Channel ORANGE won the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album back in 2013, but his follow-up, Blonde, will not even be nominated at the 2017 awards. According to Billboard, the album, along with its companion piece, Endless, was never submitted for consideration, and upon missing the deadline, there is now no way it could be considered for this year's awards.
Charts Don't Lie: October 5
Charts Don't Lie: October 5 Oct 5, 2016 at 05:15pm
With a new album at #1 on Billboard's 200 chart (Shawn Mendes' Illuminate if you're curious), Drake recedes back to the #2 spot this week, where he's followed by the Suicide Squad soundtrack, Travis Scott and Rihanna to represent hip hop in the top 10. Beyonce, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Maxwell, and Usher remain in the top 20, while DJ Khaled slips into the #27 position. Ty Dolla $ign debuts just behind him, at #28, with his new Apple Music mixtape Campaign. 
Charts Don't Lie: September 21
Charts Don't Lie: September 21 Sep 21, 2016 at 02:36pm
With six new releases taking up the top eleven spots on the Billboard 200, most hip hop records took a tumble on the charts this week. Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack each bounced up a spot, to #2 and #3 respectively, but everyone else on our list fell, aside from Kanye who stayed put at the #21 spot.  After debuting with the #1 album in the country, Travis Scott lands at #6 with Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Beyonce, and DJ Khaled stay within the top 20 with their newest releases.
Zane Lowe Reportedly Flew To Tokyo To Interview Frank Ocean
Zane Lowe Reportedly Flew To Tokyo To Interview Frank Ocean Sep 19, 2016 at 10:00pm
It looks like we might be getting a Frank Ocean x Zane Lowe interview soon. According to the London Evening Standard, the popular New Zealand radio host apparently flew out to Tokyo recently to meet & conduct an interview with the Blonde singer.
Charts Don't Lie: September 7
Charts Don't Lie: September 7 Sep 7, 2016 at 05:41pm
Despite three new albums occupying the top three spots, our hip hop faithful showed up strong on the Billboard charts this week.
 Vote: Who Had The Best Project Of August 2016?
Vote: Who Had The Best Project Of August 2016? Sep 1, 2016 at 01:44pm
Summer is fast turning to autumn, vacation to school. Soon, the sun's oppressive reign will end and give way to increasingly temperate conditions. With August in the books, we look back at ten of the most notable hip hop and R&B albums and mixtapes of the month and ask our readers to decide which one they believe is the best. Pour one out for Noname's Telefone, which came out on July 31. Here are the ten:
Charts Don't Lie: August 31
Charts Don't Lie: August 31 Aug 31, 2016 at 02:26pm
Drake was holding down the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 for months, but this past month we've seen VIEWS fluctuate in place of different #1 albums. DJ Khaled, Suicide Squad, and now Frank Ocean have all had a taste of the top spot in the late-summer blitz of new releases. Ocean, who's long-awaited follow-up to Channel Orange came out last week, was sold exclusively on Apple Music, and did just shy of a quarter million units on there.
Andre 3000's "Solo" Verse Was Not Aimed At Drake; Is Two Years Old
Andre 3000's "Solo" Verse Was Not Aimed At Drake; Is Two Years Old Aug 27, 2016 at 03:43pm
The first listen of Frank Ocean's long-awaited Blond(e) provided many surprises, and for rap fans one of the major talking points came with Andre 3000's verse on "Solo (Reprise)". "After 20 years in, I'm so naive 
/ I was under the impression / That everyone wrote they own verses / It's comin' back different and, yeah, that shit hurts me," raps Three Stacks on the record, spawning speculation that the bars might be a shot at Drake, who was criticized by Meek Mill last summer about his use of collaborative writers.
Frank Ocean's "Blonde" Illegally Downloaded Over 750,000 Times
Frank Ocean's "Blonde" Illegally Downloaded Over 750,000 Times Aug 26, 2016 at 07:18pm
The first-week predictions for Frank Ocean's Blonde were just revealed, and he's set to take the No. 1 spot by a long shot, as the album is expected to move 225-250k in equivalent album units. That's not to mention the entirely separate "visual album," entitled Endless, that he put out the day before.
Frank Ocean's "Blonde" (Review)
Frank Ocean's "Blonde" (Review) Aug 25, 2016 at 05:40pm
"Boys do cry, but I don’t think I shed a tear for a good chunk of my teenage years. It’s surprisingly my favorite part of my life so far. Surprising, to me, because the current phase is what I was asking the cosmos for when I was a kid. Maybe that part had it’s rough stretches too, but in my rearview mirror it’s getting small enough to convince myself it was all good. And really though… It’s still all good."