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  • Cover of Nas Answers Fan Questions In Reddit AMA
    The celebrations for Nas' 20-year anniversary of Illmatic continue each day, as we near April 19th. We saw Nas pay a visit to HuffPost Live for an in-depth interview on the classic LP, and we've also received a stream for highlights off it.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: April 6
    This week we don't have many new entries to speak of, save for Sage The Gemini's Remember Me. Depending on the numbers Smoke DZA's new album Dream.ZONE.Achieve did, we may or may not see it pop up on Charts Don't Lie next week, though.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: March 30
    After Charts Don't Lie took a hiatus last week, we are back again this week just in time to highlight three important debuts on the Billboard 200. YG's My Krazy Life, Kevin Gates' By Any Means and Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Pinata.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 22-28)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: March 20
    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 Review: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's "Piñata"
    On paper, stone cold gangster Freddie Gibbs and alt-hop producer Madlib have little in common. But after releasing several highly enjoyable EPs beginning in 2011, it quickly became apparent that the duo were capable of vibing off one another.
  • Cover of Stream Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's "Piñata" In Full
    Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's collaborative album has been in the works for some time. Originally titled Cocaine Piñata, The album eventually lost the more controversial part of its name, and was released as simply Piñata today. Along with its release 
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For "Pinata" With Madlib
    The other day Freddie Gibbs almost pulled one over on us when he revealed what many deemed to be the cover art to his joint effort with Madlib, Pinata, on Instagram. He quickly clarified that it was not the official art, rather, just a poster to keep the word circulating.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: February 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 Underrated Audio: January 25- January 31
    As we do every week, we're bringing you some dope records that dropped in the last seven days, each of which deserve more views.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Announce EP & LP Release Dates [Update: "Piñata" Gets New Date]
    Freddie Gibbs & Madlib have become frequent collaborators, and their joint output is not coming to a halt anytime soon. The duo have two projects in the works, and have now revealed the release dates for both.
  • Cover of Tech N9ne Announces "Independent Grind" Tour With Freddie Gibbs [Update: Tour Dates Added]
    Tech N9ne is ready to go back on the road, and this time, surprisingly enough, he's taking Freddie Gibbs with him.
  • Cover of Waka Flocka Talks About Life After His Late Brother, Kayo Redd
    Waka Flocka is not necessarily known for his vulnerability, but our heart has gone out to him since his brother's all-too-recent passing, last December. When he sat down with WKYS, he spoke about how his life is different now, saying:
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs Speaks On Current Situation With Jeezy
    Freddie Gibbs has distanced himself from Jeezy a lot over the course of the past year, after the two had a falling out and Gibbs left the CTE label. While Jeezy remained relatively quiet about what went down, Gibbs was quite vocal about his beef with Jeezy and didn't hesitate to call out the Snowman.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs' "Eastside Slim" Album Due Out This Year
    Freddie Gibbs has been one of the most consistent artists in the game over the last few years, but he's never had the break he really deserved. Much of this was caused by his public fallout with Young Jeezy, whose CTE imprint was originally set to house Gibb's major label debut.
  • Cover of Waka Flocka's Brother Kayo Redd Passes Away
    Shortly after the passing of Hustle Gang's Doe B, we have more unfortunate news concerning rap affiliates. Waka Flocka's younger brother, Kayo Redd, who was also an aspiring rapper, has passed away.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs Hints At New Diss Record Towards Jeezy
    Freddie Gibbs and Jeezy may have not-so-amicably parted ways last December, but the beef hasn't quite subsided just yet.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: September 21- September 27
    Underrated Audio provides you with four tracks from a range of rappers with four quite different sounds. Rappers on today's list are hailing from Inglewood, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Indiana, and each of their tracks is reflective of the environment and area they grew up in.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs Says Young Jeezy Made Him "Look Stupid"
    Freddie Gibbs has recently opened up about his split with Young Jeezy and his CTE label. After a long period of remaining uncharacteristically tight-lipped about the situation, Gibbs is now making up for it by bashing Jeezy every chance he gets.
  • Cover of Review: Freddie Gibbs' "ESGN"
    Freddie Gibbs is a veteran in the rap game but it’s taken him a decade to put out his first studio album. Cutting his teeth on the mixtape circuit, Gibbs released a steady stream of solid projects rife with stories of the drug game.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: June 15-21
    This past week proved to be a big one for hip-hop. Definitely a week to be remembered, with three big rap albums (and one r'n'b album) all dropping on the same day (and every one knows this date by now)-- June 18. While Kanye West, J.
  • Cover of Stream Freddie Gibbs' "ESGN" Album In Full
    Freddie Gibbs' ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally) album leaked this morning, more than two weeks before it's scheduled release date of July 9th. As such, he's decided to release it officially as well. The 19-track project features G.I.
  • Cover of Cover Art & Tracklist Revealed For Freddie Gibbs' "ESGN"
    After making headlines recently for calling out his old boss Young Jeezy, Freddie Gibbs swings his focus back to his music and reveals the official tracklist and artwork for his upcoming album ESGN.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs Says Young Jeezy Was Not Supportive Of Split, Calls Him Fake [Update: Gibbs Calls Out Jeezy Again]
    Freddie Gibbs parted ways from Young Jeezy's CTE label last year, following rumors that the two may be ending their affiliation. At first, it seemed like Gangsta Gibbs was keeping his mouth shut about the split, saying only that it was a mutual business decision.
  • Cover of Tentative Tracklist Revealed For Freddie Gibbs' "ESGN"
    Freddie Gibbs seems to be ready to start the promo for his new album, ESGN. He announced the album, which takes on the name of his label, would be dropping in July last week, and today we've got the release date plus a tracklist.
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