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  • Cover of Artists Give Thanks & Give Back For Thanksgiving
    Thanks to the omnipresent social media, we often hear directly from the celebrity source. Whether its an artist's opinion on a recent game, a TV show, or what they ate for dinner last night, artists keep their fans in the loop 24/7. On holidays like Thanksgiving, this is no different.
  • Cover of Big Sean Donates 1000 Turkeys To A Detroit High School
    Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, while the holiday has slowly turned into an excuse for big spending, there are still a few people out there staying true to the holiday's charitable origins. Big Sean is one of those people.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Nov. 17-23
    TOP TRACKS BACK, TOP TRACKS BACK. After a brief hiatus, our weekly rundown of notable and popular releases has returned. 
  • Cover of 10 Essential Lucki Eck$ Tracks
     Lucki Eck$ is one of the most interesting characters in the rap game. Still a teenager, the rapper has taken the world by storm with his lazy flow, smooth beats and often uncomfortable subject matter.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 21)
    The rap game is still buzzing as we head into the final weeks of the year and await for the hearing from Ferguson. While the latter hasn't been announced when this post was published, rappers did find other things to be outraged about.
  • Cover of 10 Essential Flume Tracks
    Flume is one of the most exciting figures in dance-music culture, and it isn't even because he wants to be there. The Australian producer has carved his niche in the beat scene by making tunes big enough to get main stage approval. Not an easy task inn 2014. 
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Announces "Chasing Time" Remix Contest
    A couple weeks ago, Azealia Banks released her album, Broke with Expensive Taste, and to promote the newly release project, Azealia is getting a little creative.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: November 16
    While Taylor Swift's 1989 takeover of the charts continues, many of our r'n'b and hip-hop artists have been pushed down. Teyana Taylor actually finds herself the highest-up, debuting at #19, with her G.O.O.D. album VII.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: November 13
    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 Azealia Banks Says White Artists Appropriating Black Culture Is "Corny"
    In a new interview with Pitchfork Magazine, Azealia Banks has revealed that she believes white performers--specifically females--performing in traditionally black genres is "corny" and "regurgitated."
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Criticizes Eminem For Rapping "I’ll Punch Lana Del Rey Right In The Face"
    Eminem's new "SHADY CXVPHER" has attracted a fair amount of attention since hitting the web yesterday, namely because Em is still one of the biggest rappers in the game, and pretty much anything he does is going to get an insane number of eyeballs.
  • Cover of 10 Essential Joey Bada$$ Tracks
    As a 17-year-old just beginning to make waves in the rap game, Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott didn't have the same life as most kids his age. He wasn't thinking about graduating high school to attend a university or enter the work force.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 7)
    We get a little bit of everything this week in hip-hop, including a surprise. It didn't look like it was coming anytime soon, but Azealia Banks ' debut — Broke With Expensive Tastes — is finally here. This is undoubtedly a bit achievement for her after years of delays.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For "Broke With Expensive Taste" [Update: Stream The Album]
    It's been a bit of a struggle for Azealia Banks to get her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste off the ground. After being released from her deal with Universal, the Harlemite is finally ready to reveal the tracklist and cover art for the LP.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Sings, Freestyles Over Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"
    Today, Taylor Swift officially became the first solo artist to sell a million copies of an album, doing it with her new 1989 LP in just one week.
  • Cover of Remix Fix: Stwo's Version Of "Drowning" By Banks Is Fire
    If you haven't yet heard the Brit pop and R&B singer, Banks, then you're welcome. Her voice is like water and her dark lyrics and hooks are a breath of fresh air for R&B fans. She gained mad attention in the music industry with her biggest hit "This Is What It Feels Like."
  • Cover of 10 Essential Flying Lotus Hip-Hop Tracks
    Flying Lotus has been making brain-melting beats for about a decade now. The LA-based producer lives in the underground, but as the electronic music world has exploded, his music has gained the acclaim of critics and casual music listeners everywhere.
  • Cover of "Run The Jewels 2" To Be Remixed Using Cat Sounds? [Update: Yes, "Meow The Jewels" Is Happening]
    With Run The Jewels 2 slated to hit retail this October, collaborators Killer Mike & El-P are offering some very interesting online-only exclusives for the fans.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Goes On Mini Twitter Rant About Iggy/Snoop Beef & T.I.
    Azealia Banks treads familiar territory today, as she goes on a mini Twitter rant about T.I., "urban media" and "white media," among other things.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11)
    The good news is that this week saw the release of Flying Lotus' You're Dead and Tinashe Aquarius. One is arguably one of the top three albums of the year and the other is a really good R&B album. But good music doesn't stop the world. As such, rappers have to continue to do rapper things.
  • Cover of 10 Essential Kaytranada Tracks
    Kaytranada, real name Louis Kevin Celestin, was born in 1992 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After relocating to Montreal, Quebec as a toddler, Kaytranada began DJing at age 14. His brother introduced him to producing software at the age of 15, putting him on a slow-burning path to success.
  • Cover of G-Unit Talks "The Beast Is G-Unit" EP, Fake Love From Other Rappers
    G-Unit is out on the road promotion their new EP The Beauty Of Independence. Stopping by Connecticut's Hot 9.31, Buck, Banks, Yayo and Kidd Kidd, addressed why their new projects don't have guest features.
  • Cover of Jason Derulo And Jordin Sparks Reportedly Break Up
    The past few months have not been kind to high profile couples in the hip-hop/R&B worlds, as Tyga and Blac Chyna, Ciara and Future and most recently, Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose have all called it quits at some point (Ciara and Future got back together though).
  • Cover of 50 Cent's Son Pictured With Slowbucks Again
    Months after Slowbucks posted a picture of himself and 50 Cent's son Marquise on Instagram, a decision which may (or may not) have led to his chain getting snatched live on stage on G-Unit's Summer Jam reunion, Slow is back taking -- and posting -- literal shots on Instagram.
  • Cover of 50 Cent's Son Supports Slowbucks On Instagram
    50's been known to have quite a few feuds over the course of his career, both with competitors and within his musical family. Now, the rapper may have another bone to pick with a blood relative.
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