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  • Cover of Review: Royce da 5’9" and DJ Premier’s "PRhyme"
    When Royce da 5’9” and DJ Premier announced that they’d be making an entire project together, hip-hop heads everywhere got excited. Premier is a legendary figure in hip-hop and Royce is widely revered for his ability to spit quality bars.
  • Cover of What’s New In Battle Rap (December 12)
    Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media.
  • Cover of iLoveMakonnen To Reissue "I LOVE MAKONNEN" EP [Update: Re-Release Drops On Monday]
    iLoveMakonnen's self-titled EP dropped earlier this summer, but it took a couple months to build hype, hitting its peak with Drake's co-sign and remix of "Tuesday". Drizzy has since signed the ATL rapper to his OVO Sound imprint, and it seems they'll be giving the EP a repackaged release.
  • Cover of Weapons Charges Against Jeezy Have Been Dismissed
    It's been a while since we got an update on the gun possession case that Jeezy plead "not guilty" to back in September, but now, the CTE rapper case breathe easy once again. TMZ reports that the illegal weapons charges were thrown out this morning by the Orange County D.A.
  • Cover of A Bunch Of Rich Homie Quan & Young Thug Songs Leaked, Including Drake-Featured "Tell Me Why"
  • Cover of Gunplay Says He's Officially Changing His Name On January 1st
    Gunplay has been a member of the MMG camp for a years, but yet he’s still one of the remaining few to not release his solo album. With his name having partial reason for this, it looks like the MMG artist is also taking the appropriate step in taking his talent to the next level.
  • Cover of Toronto Raptors Celebrate "Drake Night" With Limited Edition T-Shirts
    Drake's OVO brand is growing by the day. Just a week after King Louie tattooed the label's owl logo on the side of his face and Drizzy opened the first ever OVO store in the heart of Toronto, the city's home basketball team is following suit.
  • Cover of Pharrell's "Happy" Is iTunes' Top-Selling Song Of The Year
    Last week, Spotify announced, among other year-end lists, that Pharrell Williams' "Happy" was their most-streamed song of the year. Now, iTunes is saying it's their top-selling song of the year. Damn.
  • Cover of Rolling Stone Names "808s & Heartbreak" Among Music's Most Groundbreaking Albums
    Kanye is well on his way to becoming the most acclaimed artist of all time. While appearing in this Rolling Stone article is undoubtedly one of Ye's more low-key honors, it does serve as a reminder of how influential he is, not just in hip-hop, but in music as a whole.
  • Cover of Pro Era's Junior B Has Died
    Tragedy strikes the Pro Era camp today, with news that Junior B, a member of Joey Bada$$' crew has passed away.
  • Cover of Young Thug Admits To Breaking His Teacher’s Arm In Middle School
    This may not be the most relevant story of the day, but it sure is a good one. Before Young Thug became a famous “Stoner” and started living the Rich Gang “lifestyle”, he was apparently busy causing havoc as a youngin’ growing up, specifically in the classroom.
  • Cover of Beanie Sigel Reportedly Shot In The Torso
    Bad news, everybody. Just when things were starting to look up for Beanie Sigel, we get news that the Philly rapper has sustained a gunshot wound to his torso following an altercation in Pleasantville, New Jersey this morning.
  • Cover of Andre 3000 Says OutKast Reunion Tour Made Him Feel Like A "Sell-Out"
    One of the biggest draws at most music festivals this summer was the reunion of OutKast, the game-changing ATL duo who hadn't performed together in a decade.
  • Cover of The Art Of Storytelling: The Best Stories Told In 2014
    There's a lot of bickering about lyrical content in today's rap game--well, that's always been the case. But old-headed purists argue, and will continue to argue, that today's lyricists lack the depth of their long gone favorite MCs. Of course, what you look for in a rapper depends on your personal taste.
  • Cover of Logic Announces "Under Pressure" World Tour
    Logic is capping off the biggest year of his career with the announcement of his first world tour. Named after his new album Under Pressure, the tour will run between January 27th and April 2nd of 2015, and take him across the country and to parts of Europe. 
  • Cover of Stream Thelonious Martin's "Wünderkid"
    While only 22, Thelonious Martin has worked with a great number of high profile artists, making a name for himself in the production game. Today, he releases his debut project, which is not dissimilar to a J. Dilla record (someone he's obviously taken inspiration from).
  • Cover of Fabolous Signs With Roc Nation
    It's been a big day for Fabolous, who announced a new Christmas project, entitled The Young OG Project, earlier this afternoon. Now, the NY veteran has announced that he's inked a management deal with Roc Nation, whose roster has been steadily growing all year long.
  • Cover of Fabolous Announces Release Date For "The Young OG Project," Plus Cover Art
    Fabolous announced this album a few months back, which had us all wondering, what happened to Loso's Way 2? Well, apparently we will still get Loso's Way 2, eventually, but first we'll be receiving The Young OG Project. 
  • Cover of Stream Trademark Da Skydiver's "Return Of The Super Villain"
    The super villain is a tried and true trope in hip-hop, with artists such as MF DOOM mining the psyches of the deranged and often ludicrous comic book arch-nemeses.
  • Cover of Stream Royce Da 5'9'' & DJ Premier's "PRhyme"
    NPR has slowly but surely become a go-to destination for some of the dopest hip-hop around.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction, Reps Attempt To Scrub It From Web
    When your parents can afford to have Iggy Azalea perform at you Bar Mitzvah, you and your friends are going to want to document the occasion.
  • Cover of Stream/Download James Fauntleroy's Free Album "The Warmest Winter Ever"
    James Fauntleroy has been working as a songwriter behind the scenes for some time, but in the last year or so we've really seen him come into the foreground of the music industry. Appearing on tracks like Drake's "Girls Love Beyonce", J.
  • Cover of Behind The Beat: Suicideyear
    James Prudhomme, who produces as Suicideyear, is only 18, though his virtuosity might suggest otherwise. He's a guy who isn’t afraid to let his youth (not inexperience) shine through. He lets his muddled teenage emotions pour into his work.
  • Cover of #TBT: RUN-DMC's Hottest Tracks
    In 1981, three Queens, New Yorkers got together to unknowingly change the course of music history. RUN-DMC is inarguably one of the greatest music groups of all time, and most definitely in the upper echelon of contributors to the hip-hop culture.
  • Cover of Run The Jewels Postpone Show After Their Bus Breaks Down & Merch Trailer Catches On Fire
    Run The Jewels were forced to reschedule a show planned for tonight, at Montreal's Club Soda, after their tour bus not only broke down, but their merch trailer caught fire. 
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