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  • Cover of Meek Mill To Support Nicki Minaj On "Pinkprint" North American Tour
    Nicki Minaj is setting out on a European tour in March, but as was expected, it's just a warm up for the dates she's planning in North America this summer.
  • Cover of Tink Covers The Fader
    Tink is poised for success. With Timbaland backing the rapper-slash-singer, and a strong buzz thanks to the producer leaking a few records during a Breakfast Club sit-down last year, she has the rap game's full attention.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: February 15
    Kid Ink's sophomore effort hit the Billboard 200 this week, although it didn't perform quite as well as his debut My Own Lane. My Own Lane pushed 50,000 copies out opening week, which was deemed a strong release, especially for an independently-signed rapper's debut.
  • Cover of Kid Ink, Jeremih & DeJ Loaf To Headline The 2015 Scream Tour [Update: Ink Pulls Out Of Tour]
    Popular hip-hop/R&B franchise the Scream Tour is returning this spring with the "Scream Nation: The Reintroduction Tour," a 24-city romp that will feature Jeremih, Kid Ink and DeJ Loaf as its headliners. Check out the dates below. 
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Kid Ink's "Full Speed" [Update: Official Numbers Are In]
    Kid Ink dropped off his sophomore album yesterday, and with the album's release, Ink hit up Best Buy in NYC to say hi to a few fans and pick up a few copies of the album himself; watch us document that below.
  • Cover of Review: Kid Ink's "Full Speed"
    Last year in March, Kid Ink reached a big milestone for a new artist: his single “Show Me” featuring Chris Brown went double Platinum.
  • Cover of Stream Kid Ink's Sophomore Album "Full Speed"
    After releasing his debut album My Own Lane in the beginning of 2014, Kid Ink has quickly returned with his sophomore effort, slightly more than a year later. Full Speed continues the same driving theme as his first album, while Ink solidifies his spot in the rap game.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Kid Ink & More Make Super Bowl XLIX Predictions
    The Super Bowl is imminent. With the 49th annual Super Bowl going down this Sunday, February 1st, we decided to get word from various hip-hop artists on who they think will take the cake at the championship game. 
  • Cover of Photos & Recap From Kid Ink's "Full Speed" Listening Session
    Last night, industry heavy-hitters, tastemakers and writers packed into a room in NYC's Jungle City Studios to get a sneak peek at Kid Ink's upcoming album Full Speed, due out February 3rd via RCA. Shaheem Reid hosted, and star producer Vinylz made a surprise appearance.
  • Cover of Kid Ink Announces New Album "Full Speed" With Cover Art & Release Date [Update: Tracklist Released]
    Now that Kid Ink's new single featuring Tinashe and Usher, "Body Language," is officially off the ground and taking over the airwaves, the rapper is ready to announce a release date, title and cover art for his upcoming sophomore effort.
  • Cover of SZA Elaborates On Her Role In Writing Nicki Minaj & Beyonce's "Feelin' Myself"
    Writing credits can tell you a lot about the people involved in the conception of a song, but they unfortunately can't tell you who contributed what.
  • Cover of Remix Fix: Chi Duly's Remix Of "Grand Piano" By Nicki Minaj
    Here is a remix to ring in the New Year with. Chi Duly is a NYC producer and DJ notable for remixing artists like The Weeknd and Justin Timeberlake. He's been bubbling on the internet since 2012 when he released a 30 minute mix of Weeknd records, Balloons of Haus.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers The January Issue Of Rolling Stone [Update: See High Res Cover & Excerpts]
    To start the New Year, Rolling Stone Magazine will feature Nicki Minaj on their cover with a feature article titled "Mad Genius, Manic Diva".
  • Cover of GoldLink Shares Three Unreleased Demos
    With his mixtape The God Complex (released earlier this year), DC native GoldLink showed that was more than capable of seamlessly welding together sounds from hip-hop and electronic music, hitting the sweet spot in a demographic that encompasses people who listen to both Vic Mensa and Disclosure.
  • Cover of Stream N.O.R.E. & Militainment's "DRINKS" EP
    N.O.R.E. & the Militainment have been prepping the release of their DRINKS EP for months, and now its finally here.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint" Debuts At #2 On Billboard
    The numbers are in, and Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint comes in at #2 on Billboard with a total of 244,000 units.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj & Ex-Boyfriend Safaree Go Back And Forth On Twitter [Update: SB Tells TMZ "Its Nothing But Love"]
    Nicki Minaj managed to be the rare celebrity who kept her private life extremely private over the last few years, but following her recent breakup with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels, and the release of her confessional album, The Pinkprint, Minaj's personal life has come to the forefront.
  • Cover of Review: Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint"
    After a few listens to Nicki Minaj's latest album, The Pinkprint, it is pretty clear that, to a certain extent, she does pay attention to critics. Her last album, 2012's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was universally panned in reviews for being disjointed, gimmicky and lackluster, among other things.
  • Cover of Hit-Boy Says SZA Wrote A Part For Nicki Minaj & Beyoncé's "Feeling Myself"
    "Feeling Myself," a Hit-Boy-produced gem from Nicki Minaj's new album, features two of the most powerful women in the game flexing even harder than they did on the "Flawless" remix earlier this year. Apparently, another one of hip-hop's most talented females had a hand in the song's creation.
  • Cover of Sales Projections For Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint"
    Nicki Minaj's third album, The Pinkprint, dropped this week and even though it's only been out for a little over a day, sales projection numbers are rather optimistic.
  • Cover of Listen To Nicki Minaj's New Album "The Pinkprint"
    Nicki Minaj dropped off her new album The Pinkprint, which has quickly reached #1 in 14 countries, according to Nicki's Instagram. The album features her labelmates Drake and Lil Wayne, as well as Chris Brown, Meek Mill, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Skylar Grey and more. You can peep the full tracklist here.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Addresses YMCMB Rumors, Jay Z Influence
    Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint press run continues with a brand new interview with DJ Whoo Kid. In addition to addressing rumors of a rift within YMCMB sparked by Wayne's vocal proclamation that Birdman and CM are holding him hostage, Nicki also detailed her process in the creation of her new album, and much more.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Announces "The Pinkprint" European Tour With Trey Songz
    After tackling Saturday Night Live this past weekend (and giving SNL their second-highest rating of the season), Nicki Minaj will be taking her upcoming album The Pinkprint to Europe for a set of tour dates overseas, alongside special guest Trey Songz. Undoubtedly she'll also be touring North America at some point, bu
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Reveals Tracklist For "The Pinkprint" [Update: Bonus Track With Drake & Wayne Revealed]
    Nicki Minaj's album The Pinkprint became available for pre-order today, and with that, we've received the tracklist as well as the standard edition cover art.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Is "Disappointed" That Timbaland Leaked Tink's Version Of "Movin Bass"
    Timbaland caused a stir last week when he leaked out what he called the "original version" of the Rick Ross and Jay Z track he had recently produced, "Movin Bass." Apparently, Rick Ross wasn't happy about the way he handled the situation.
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