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  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Announces "The Great Escape Tour"
    When she wasn't being nominated for Grammys or flipping off her fans this year, Iggy Azalea spent most of the year touring behind her album The New Classic (which, despite its title, isn't showing up on too many year-end lists).
  • Cover of Nas & Russell Simmons March In NYC Protest
    Yesterday in New York, the "Millions March" protest against police brutality took place. The March comes in wake of the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Akair Gurley, and Tamir Rice, all black males who were killed by police officers over the last couple of months.
  • Cover of #TBT: AZ's Early Cuts
    Brooklyn-born Anthony Cruz isn't one of the 10 greatest rappers of all time. He hasn't released a platinum record and most of his accolades are due to a relationship with Nas.
  • Cover of 2014 Soul Train Awards Recap & Performances
    The 2014 Soul Train Awards have come to an end. Viewers who had an opportunity to catch the R&B award show were treated to some great performances from the contemporary genre's best and brightest. Featured below is a complete list of the winners and nominees.
  • Cover of Nas' Daughter Launches Lip Gloss Line Called "Lipmatic"
    In 1994, we got the seminal hip hop classic, Illmatic, 20 years later we have lip gloss' answer to the record, Lipmatic. That's right, a new makeup line has launched with a name inspired by Nas' debut record, and it's none other than Nas' own daughter behind it.
  • Cover of Busta Rhymes Suffers Minor Head Injury After Falling Off Stage
    Busta Rhymes has been unbelievably supportive of Conglomerate artist O.T. Genasis' surprise hit "CoCo", but his overwhelming hype may have got the better of him at a recent New York show.
  • Cover of #TBT: Nas' Portrait Albums
    Nas' first four albums famously wore portraits of the MC in a different light. He was a kid on Illmatic. He was an adult on It Was Written. He was a pharaoh on I Am... He was Nostradamus on Nastradamus.
  • Cover of Tinashe Announces "Aquarius" Tour
    Tinashe's had a big year of highlights, not the least of which her debut album, Aquarius. Now, the singer's announced a brief string of tour dates for December, all presented as the "Aquarius Tour." 
  • Cover of Photos From The Soul Train Awards 2014
    Last night, the taping of the Soul Train Awards 2014 went down in Las Vegas, and in attendance were many of hip-hop and R&B's finest stars. Ahead of the ceremony itself, which airs on BET on Sunday, November 30th at 8 PM, take a look at some pictures from last night in the gallery above.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: November 6
    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 Nas Previews New J Dilla-Produced Single
    Run The Jewels are earning critical-acclaim from just about every major publication for their new Run The Jewels 2 LP, but the biggest story to come from their fan appreciation night came from an entirely different hip-hop act: Nas.
  • Cover of Pete Rock Releases "Time Is Illmatic" Mixtape
    Legendary producer Pete Rock has teamed up with all of the original producers featured on Nas' Illmatic for a brand new mixtape. Titled after the film of the same name, Time Is Illmatic is forty minutes of remixed glory. 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: October 19
    This week we're finding several new entries in the Billboard 200, although nothing took over the #1 spot. Keyshia Cole actually comes out on top this week, debuting at #9, moving 25,000 copies opening week.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Tinashe's "Aquarius" & Keyshia Cole's "Point Of No Return"
    We anticipated the first week sales for both Tinashe and Keyshia Cole last week, with projections looking like Keyshia Cole's Point of No Return would outsell Tinashe's Aquarius.
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Kid Ink, Usher & Tinashe's "Body Language" Video
    Just over a month ago, Kid Ink dropped off the Usher and Tinashe-assisted "Body Language," the first single from his upcoming follow-up to My Own Lane, and now it looks as though a video's on its way.
  • Cover of Tinashe & Keyshia Cole First Week Sales Projections
    Tinashe released her debut album, Aquarius, this past week, while Keyshia Cole, on the other hand, released her sixth studio album Point of No Return on the same day. So who will outsell who? The newcomer or the veteran singer?
  • Cover of Tinashe Reveals That She Wrote Jennifer Lopez's "I Luh Ya Papi"
    Well, this is rather surprising. Tinashe (who prior to this, had no experience as a ghostwriter for pop stars) has revealed that she originally wrote Jennifer Lopez's comeback single "I Luh Ya Papi."
  • Cover of Bishop Nehru's Next Album To Be Executive Produced By Nas
    Bishop Nehru may have just dropped his new album with MF DOOM, NehruvianDOOM (which we reviewed here), but he's already got his next project lined up, with assistance from one of rap's living legends.
  • Cover of Review: Tinashe's "Aquarius"
    It's funny how music comes full circle. Tinashe was just eight years old when Aaliyah Haughton tragically died in a plane crash, causing the music world to mourn and R&B to be reconstructed in her wake. 
  • Cover of Dave East Signs To Nas' Mass Appeal Label
    Over the course of the past few months, Nas has been beefing up the roster of his relatively new Mass Appeal label with his favorite underground artists, signing Boldy James, Fashawn, Bishop Nehru and Run The Jewels. Now, MTV reports that Harlem's Dave East has joined the label's crop of signees. 
  • Cover of Nas To Release New Music Within A Week, Maybe Sooner
    As if his new documentary wasn’t enough to be excited about, Nas fans can now look forward to hearing new music from the legendary Queens emcee "very soon".
  • Cover of Tinashe's Debut Album "Aquarius" Available To Stream
    Tinashe's debut album Aquarius doesn't actually hit stores/online retailers until October 7th, but today the singer has been kind enough to upload the entire project to her Soundcloud page. 
  • Cover of A$AP Mob's "L.O.R.D." Scrapped, New A$AP Rocky Album Coming Soon
    A$AP Mob's debut album has been in the works for quite a while now with plenty of false starts in the form of singles like "Trillmatic" and "Hella Hoes".
  • Cover of Tinashe Reveals "Aquarius" Artwork & Tracklist [Update: New Artwork And Future Feature Revealed]
    Tinashe just hit us with her Detail-produced, A$AP Rocky-assisted single, "Pretend", and she's now come through with the full tracklist and artwork for her debut album, Aquarius.
  • Cover of Tinashe Announces Debut Album "Aquarius" Release Date
    After a few strong mixtapes and a buzzing single "2 On" (remixed by Drake and OB OBrien), rising singer Tinashe is finally prepared to announce a release date for her debut album Aquarius.
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