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  • Cover of Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Give Your Family For Christmas
    We want everyone to love hip-hop just as much as we do. That goes not only for all the brothers and sisters out there, but the grandmas, grandpas, mothersĀ and fathersĀ out there too!
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 28)
    How did this week go? Not great. By another miracle of the justice system, Darren Wilson got away with murdering Michael Brown; a grand jury decided to not indict him. To put this in perspective, you need to be beyond reasonable doubt to prove a defendant is guilty. An indictment only requires suspicion.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs Says New Album "Lifestyles Of The Insane" Will Be Out Next Year
    In hip-hop, rappers have historically aligned themselves with a number of types of lifestyles. There's Big L, who subverted that of the "Rich & Famous" for Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous, and of course Rich Gang, whose "Lifestyle" is omnipresent, if incoherent at times.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs & Entourage Shot At Multiple Times In New York [Update: Gibbs Disses Jim Jones]
    Freddie Gibbs saw a bit of drama last night after capping off a successful performance at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. After the show ended, the rapper was shot at multiple times although thankfully he suffered no significant injuries, but two members of his entourage can't say the same.
  • 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 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 26)
    Last week saw the appraisal of one type of love and the destruction of another. Kendrick Lamar finally dropped the highly anticipated "i," and it raised more questions than hype. The song was a tribute to self-love, but he did so in a joint that sounds a bit more of an Andre 3000 song than a Lamar single.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs Announces Tour
    Freddie Gibbs has been behind two great releases this year: a collaborative album with Madlib called Piñata and a joint EP with The World's Freshest called The Tonite Show.
  • Cover of Stream Freeway & The Jacka's "Highway Robbery"
    Almost exactly 11 months ago (October 14, 2013), Freeway and The Jacka paired up to present a joint tape entitled Write My Wrongs. Now they return with an official full-length called Highway Robbery. The tracklist is below, and you can stream the project via Spotify below that.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 12)
    Breaking news: The NFL is corrupt! Because rappers wanting to be athletes and vice versa is sort of a running motif, a few have weighed in with their thoughts about the Ray Rice/NFL cover-up situation. Some made more sense than others.
  • Cover of Stream Statik Selektah's New Album "What Goes Around..."
    Tomorrow, Statik Selektah will drop his new album What Goes Around on iTunes, but a day ahead of time, the Spotify stream is available. 
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 15)
    This hasn't been a great week in America. Beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away under particularly tragic circumstances at the age of 63. Plus, we saw a blatant violation of the first amendment at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed African-American male Mike Brown was slain by cops.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs Announces "The Lord Fredrick" European Tour
    Freddie Gibbs is taking himself overseas for his "Lord Fredrick" tour. This tour announcement comes on the heels of his tour with Tech N9ne's Strange Music this summer, so he's definitely keeping himself occupied these days.
  • Cover of Jeezy Talks Freddie Gibbs Beef [Update: Gibbs Responds To Jeezy's "Lies"]
    Jeezy's Seen It All is less than a month away and the rapper is beginning to ramp up his press tour. Stopping in with Ebro, Miss Info & Laura Stylez at Hot 97, Jeezy discussed a multitude of topics ranging from his new single "Seen It All" to his interest in Nicole Murphy.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 1)
    In an ideal world, Remy Ma would be in this edition of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week instead of being in jail for another week. But, then again, Remy Ma wouldn't have been serving time in the first place. Still, life goes on and the tweets still roll.
  • Cover of Jeezy Explains What Happened With Freddie Gibbs
    When Jeezy first took Freddie Gibbs under his wing, it seemed like a match made in heaven. However, after some time under the CTE World imprint, Gibbs parted ways with Jeezy. While things seemed amicable at first, Gibbs launched numerous disses at Jeezy after some time had passed.
  • Cover of Method Man Talks Upcoming Projects On Reddit AMA
    Over the years, the Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) has become one of the most popular means of artists connecting with their fans. This week, Wu-Tang's Method Man hopped on the trend to promote his upcoming releases.
  • Cover of Stream Freddie Gibbs & The Worlds Freshest's New Album "The Tonite Show"
     Fresh off teaming with Madlib for their Piñata LP, Gangsta Gibbs is back with another collaborative project.
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, B.o.B And More Speak On The 20th Anniversary Of OutKast's "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik"
    Though it may be overshadowed by the anniversary of Nas' Illmatic a week prior, OutKast's debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, turned 20 today.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (April 25)
    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 Freddie Gibbs Announces New Project "The Tonite Show" With The World's Freshest
    Freddie Gibbs isn't slowing down since the release of his collaborative album with Madlib, Pinata. After going back and forth with Doughboyz Cash Out on Twitter, Gibbs keeps our news feed full this afternoon by announcing another collaborative effort, The Tonite Show, with The World's Freshest aka DJ Fresh.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs & Doughboyz Cashout Exchange Jabs On Twitter
    It's no secret that Freddie Gibbs and Young Jeezy have beef, but it appears the bad blood has extended into artists from Jeezy's label as well. 
  • 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.
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