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  • Cover of A$AP Ferg Announces "Ferg Forever" Mixtape, Shares Artwork [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    About a month back, A$AP Ferg announced that he was putting in work with DJ Drama on a new mixtape, and now we finally get a look at the presentation. Taking to Tumblr today, Young Fergenstein debuted the artwork for his upcoming project, which will be titled Ferg Forever. 
  • Cover of #TBT: RUN-DMC's Hottest Tracks
    In 1981, three Queens, New Yorkers got together to unknowingly change the course of music history. RUN-DMC is inarguably one of the greatest music groups of all time, and most definitely in the upper echelon of contributors to the hip-hop culture.
  • Cover of Chief Keef Reveals "Mansion Musick" Mixtape Artwork & Tracklist
    While Chief Keef never really stopped releasing loose tracks (don't sleep of his 2013 non-mixtape output), his recent departure from Interscope has meant a considerable increase in full length releases.
  • Cover of Ludacris Shares Artwork For "Burning Bridges" EP [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Before we get to hear Ludacris' upcoming album, Ludaversal, the veteran Atlanta artist will be dropping an EP entitled Burning Bridges on December 16th. Announced back in October, the EP is thus far spotty on details, but today we received the somewhat literal artwork.
  • Cover of #TBT: Eric B. & Rakim
    Eric B. & Rakim had a short 7 years and 4 albums of pure influence before disbanding in 1993. Widely regarded as one of the best duos in rap history, the two didn't release many songs that your favorite rapper didn't like.
  • Cover of Album Stream For Your Old Droog's Debut Self-Titled LP
    Now that Your Old Droog has basically rid himself of the rumors that he is Nas, he's ready to unleash his debut album, which follows up an EP from earlier this year.
  • Cover of 106 & Park Will No Longer Air On TV As Of December
    If you grew up a rap fan, you probably have at least a couple of fond memories attached to BET's 106 & Park. If you witnessed the AJ and Free era of the show, perhaps you were even raised on it.
  • Cover of Lil Durk Reportedly Arrested On Another Gun Charge [Update: Durk Released On Bond]
    Lil Durk is back facing another gun charge violation. According to The Chicago Tribune, Durk, who vowed to stay outta trouble back in August, was arrested early Wednesday morning in a southwest suburb of Chicago.
  • Cover of Shooting The Shit With Ro Ransom
    As a teenager, Ro Ransom went by the moniker Nero. Although his talent for rhyming was evident even back then, it's hard to know who exactly you are or who you will become when you're just a 15 or 16-year old kid. You're not legally an adult.
  • Cover of Waka Flocka Reveals "Flockaveli 2" Artwork
    While a fairly divisive effort upon release, Waka Flocka's debut album, Flockaveli has proved to be one of the most influential rap albums in recent memory.
  • 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 Tracklist & Artwork Revealed For Havoc's "13 Reloaded"
    Mobb Deep’s Havoc is getting ready to drop off his new solo album, 13 Reloaded, next month, and tonight he decided to reveal the official tracklist and artwork for it.
  • Cover of T.I.'s "Paperwork" Tops Logic's "Under Pressure" For First Week Sales
    After much speculation on the race between T.I. and Logic for the top Billboard spot, Tip's Paperwork album has come out the winner, although he wasn't quite able to attain a #1 debut.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For T.I.'s "Paperwork" & Logic's "Under Pressure" Are Here
    The time has arrived for us to analyze and gauge who will outsell who, the newcomer Logic with his debut album Under Pressure or the veteran in the game with his ninth studio album, T.I.?
  • Cover of Review: T.I.'s "Paperwork"
    Following the release of T.I.’s last two somewhat lackluster albums, 2010's No Mercy and 2012's Trouble Man, combined with the rise of new age rap stars like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J.
  • Cover of T.I. On Snoop Dogg's Apology To Iggy Azalea: “I Didn’t Make Snoop Do Anything”
    T.I. is becoming known as much for diffusing tense situations as he is for his musical output. Tip has done everything from talk down a jumper, to making peace between Rick Ross and Jeezy over the last couple of years, but his most recent crusade was on behalf of his friend and frequent collaborator, Iggy Azalea.
  • Cover of Stream Flatbush Zombies & The Underachievers' "Clockwork Indigo" EP
    Last month, Brooklyn's psychedelic rap factions Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers came together to release "The Butterfly Effect", the first track from their collaborative project, Clockwork Indigo.
  • Cover of Artwork & Tracklist Revealed For Bobby Shmurda's Upcoming EP "Shmurda She Wrote"
    Bobby Shmurda became an over night sensation this past Summer when his anthem ”Hot Nigga” swept the streets of every neighborhood across the states.
  • Cover of Stream T.I.'s "Paperwork"
    T.I.'s hotly-anticipated new album Paperwork arrives a week from tomorrow on October 21st, and today iTunes Radio is letting you stream the whole thing ahead of time. Head over here to launch the player. the tracklist is below.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Reissue To Be Titled "Reclassified", Artwork Revealed
    Despite "Fancy" spending multiple weeks at number one, Iggy Azalea's album, The New Classic has yet to go gold (to be fair, no rap album this year has achieved this). The single was a late surprise hit, connecting after a few singles failed before it.
  • Cover of Top 10 Chicago Drill Songs
    King Louie speaks the truth: “They say you can make it anywhere, if you make it in Chicago.” The city notoriously known as Chiraq has been long overshadowed by gang violence, and those fortunate enough to make it out the trap are considered heroes.
  • Cover of Review: SBTRKT "Wonder Where We Land"
    SBTRKT took the world by storm with his first LP.
  • Cover of Chief Keef Reveals Artwork And Release Date For "Back From The Dead 2" Mixtape
    While he released a couple of mixtapes last year, Chief Keef has yet to deliver a truly complete-sounding project since his 2012 debut, Finally Rich. He has, however been dropping sporadic singles that range from decent to pretty great.
  • Cover of Dreamville Rapper Cozz Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For Debut Mixtape "Cozz & Effect"
    Last week, Cozz ended the week with the release of a new record "Wait's Over," declaring that his debut mixtape on the Dreamville imprint would be arriving shortly.
  • Cover of Stream SBTRKT's New Album, "Wonder Where We Land"
    London DJ SBTRKT has carved out a unique niche for himself in the electronic/R&B world, frequently collaborating with Drake cohort Sampha on his 2011 debut and becoming a festival mainstay thanks to his thrilling live show.
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