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  • Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Apr 14, 2014 at 01:52pm
    Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find. Many rappers, like Juicy J or Lil Wayne, have made it clear in their music that they love getting fucked up. Despite the popularity of drugs in hip-hop culture, not every rapper partakes in popping mollys or getting fried.
  • Drake Calls Macklemore's Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar "Wack As Fuck"
    Drake Calls Macklemore's Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar "Wack As Fuck"
    Feb 12, 2014 at 01:53pm
    Drake isn't usually one to start beef or call people out, so this headline may come as a bit of surprise.
  • Earl Sweatshirt Questions Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us" On Twitter, Macklemore Responds
    Earl Sweatshirt Questions Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us" On Twitter, Macklemore Responds
    May 27, 2013 at 10:31am
    Macklemore has already received some criticism for his radio-friendly massive hit "Thrift Shop," namely from the NY Times music critic Jon Caramanica.
  • 2013 AMA Performances From Justin Timberlake, Rihanna & More [Update: Kendrick Lamar, TLC, Miley Cyrus Added]
    2013 AMA Performances From Justin Timberlake, Rihanna & More [Update: Kendrick Lamar, TLC, Miley Cyrus Added]
    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:47pm
    This year's AMAs have quite the line-up of performers, ranging from pop to hip-hop. Justin Timberlake was among the first performers, but you can also expect to see Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, TLC, Lady Gaga and more. Check out JT's performance below, and check back for updates as each artist performs. Nelly and Florida Georgia Line
  • Macklemore Talks "Control," Getting Called Out By Yelawolf & Method Man
    Macklemore Talks "Control," Getting Called Out By Yelawolf & Method Man
    Aug 19, 2013 at 01:33pm
    Macklemore is not going away any time soon. The rapper has been a mainstay on the charts since his breakthrough single "Thrift Shop," and with that success, he's had both positive and negative attention form critics and fellow rappers.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Almost Banned From Rap Category At The Grammys
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Almost Banned From Rap Category At The Grammys
    Jan 23, 2014 at 05:34pm
    The Grammys finally go down this weekend, on Sunday January 27th, so there's plenty of Grammy discussion going down these past few days both rap-related and not.  In the rap sphere, the competition is stiff, mainly divided between Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Jay Z. Of course, Kanye West and J. Cole, among other rappers, also received nods this year.
  • Kendrick Lamar On Grammy Snub: "Everything Happens For A Reason"
    Kendrick Lamar On Grammy Snub: "Everything Happens For A Reason"
    Jan 29, 2014 at 12:15pm
    The Grammy Awards were once again in the crossfire of the hip-hop community when Macklemore took home four Grammys and Kendrick Lamar took home zero. We've heard Macklemore's stance on the subject plenty of times now, he even put a text message he sent to K. Dot following his Grammy win on display for the world to see.
  • Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
    Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
    Feb 16, 2014 at 06:06pm
    Kanye West took the holidays off, but he's back in full form on the second leg of the Yeezus tour, and there's a whole lot to discuss since his brief absence. The outspoken rapper riffed on a variety of topics in last night's visionary stream of consciousness, including Macklemore's Grammy wins, and the VERY HOTTT topic of Drake's Rolling Stone interview.
  • What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
    What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
    Feb 4, 2014 at 05:29pm
    There are many out there who are still upset and lay dormant, content to grumble mildly because, after all, it has been a week.
  • The Hip Hop Community Responds To No Indictment For Darren Wilson
    The Hip Hop Community Responds To No Indictment For Darren Wilson
    Nov 25, 2014 at 05:42am
    The streets of Ferguson are in an uproar tonight after a grand jury determined that Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot unarmed teenager Mike Brown to death in August, would not be facing criminal charges for his actions. Wilson, who is white, became a national figure after he shot the black 18-year-old multiple times on a residential street.
  • Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Miguel & More Perform At 2013 Billboard Music Awards
    Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Miguel & More Perform At 2013 Billboard Music Awards
    May 19, 2013 at 10:51pm
    Miguel, Chris Brown, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among this year's performers at the 2013 Billboard music awards.  The event is still happening live at the MGM grand, but check out footage of the artists that have taken the stage so far, and stay tuned for updates with the latest performances!
  • J. Cole Explains How Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Single Helps His Own Single "Crooked Smile"
    J. Cole Explains How Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Single Helps His Own Single "Crooked Smile"
    Aug 21, 2013 at 01:21pm
    J. Cole's Born Sinner album is doing consistently well on the charts, and he's looking to have the same success with his single "Crooked Smile." While it may not be a traditional single in terms of content for radio and pop standards, the rapper is nonetheless hoping it will get a lot of airplay at Pop radio stations.
  • Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    Mar 8, 2014 at 03:20pm
    When Macklemore is recognized in any hip hop category, the reaction is usually nothing short of an uproar. So was the case with his Best Rap Album Grammy win over Kendrick Lamar, yet Mack continues to come out on top.
  • Charts Don't Lie: September 1
    Charts Don't Lie: September 1
    Sep 1, 2013 at 01:45pm
    We see two new entries when it comes to hip-hop on Charts Don't Lie this week. They belong to Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Mob's A$AP Ferg. While both rappers moved respectable amounts, it gives us a moment to think about the whole ideas of crews in hip-hop, and how no matter what, there is always one rap leader who has to make an impression on the audience first. For OF, this is Tyler, The Creator, for A$AP Mob it's Rocky. Following their rise in popularity, they try to put on their friends, as rappers tend to do-- sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.
  • Yahoo! Announces Tour With Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More
    Yahoo! Announces Tour With Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More
    Mar 15, 2013 at 02:14pm
    Yahoo! has announced a new tour which will include the likes of Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J.
  • ScHoolboy Q Thinks Macklemore Should Win VMA For Best Hip-Hop Video Over Kendrick Lamar
    ScHoolboy Q Thinks Macklemore Should Win VMA For Best Hip-Hop Video Over Kendrick Lamar
    Aug 9, 2013 at 10:12am
    Although it seems like the Black Hippy rappers are loyal to each other, ScHoolboy Q still has to give props where props are due.
  • Charts Don't Lie: March 24th
    Charts Don't Lie: March 24th
    Mar 24, 2013 at 03:26pm
    This week we await the official numbers for Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, which is projected to sell huge amounts (750-800k),  and will no doubt take over Charts Don’t Lie
  • Charts Don't Lie: June 2
    Charts Don't Lie: June 2
    Jun 2, 2013 at 03:40pm
    French Montana joins Charts Don't Lie this week, with his debut album Excuse My French. French, Diddy and the whole Bad Boy team went hard with promo for this one, rounded up the biggest features in the game, but the album wasn't able to move more than 50k opening week. With the decrease of hip-hop album sales forever waning, this isn't horrible, but it isn't the "classic" numbers French may have been expecting.
  • Full List Of Winners From The 2013 MTV VMAs
    Full List Of Winners From The 2013 MTV VMAs
    Aug 26, 2013 at 12:10am
    The 2013 MTV VMAs have come to a close. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Justin Timberlake came out with the most moonmen, earning 3 a piece. Outside of those two artists, there weren't very many winners in the Rap/R&B sphere. If you missed the performances, you can watch all of them here. View the full list of winners below. BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGEMacklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love” SONG OF THE SUMMEROne Direction, “Best Song Ever”
  • Stream The YouTube Music Video Awards, Feat. Performances From Eminem, Tyler, The Creator & More
    Stream The YouTube Music Video Awards, Feat. Performances From Eminem, Tyler, The Creator & More
    Nov 3, 2013 at 12:55pm
    YouTube will be streaming its inaugural YouTube Music Awards ceremony live at 6 p.m. EST, with performances from Eminem, Tyler, the Creator and more. Relevant rap game nominees include Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The award show, which is being hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts, features Spike Jonze as its creative director, and countdowns are currently taking place in Seoul, Moscow, Rio and London.  
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