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  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: February 26 (Big Sean Edition)
    Dark Sky Paradise dropped earlier this week, with Big Sean set to move just under 150,000 copies, and now comes time to break it down on "Samples Of The Week." Although the album is a bit darker and more modern-sounding than Hall Of Fame and Finally Famous, it still makes use of some dope samples, with producers Ka
  • Cover of Big Sean's "Dark Sky Paradise" By The Numbers
    After months of singles, promotion and interviews, yesterday marked the release of Big Sean's hotly-anticipated third album, Dark Sky Paradise.
  • Cover of Big Sean's Best Wordplay On "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Big Sean has always been a gifted wordsmith. Puns, metaphors, similes--you name it. On occasion, though, he's been guilty of reaching: "ass-quake, ass-tate, ass-tray..." He's better than that. And on Dark Sky Paradise he proves it. Lyrically, this is Sean's deepest work, but he doesn't ditch the wordplay games.
  • Cover of Contest: Win Tickets To Lil Durk's NYC Show Tonight
    Last month Lil Durk announced his "Everywhere I Go" tour dates, which found the rapper hitting both the South and the East Coast.
  • Cover of Stream Big Sean's New Album "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Big Sean's third commercial album, Dark Sky Paradise, is in stores and online today. It's safe to say the G.O.O.D. Music rapper's past album releases didn't exactly live up to the hype, however the hype for DSP seems to be working for Sean, not against him.
  • Cover of Turk Reportedly Suing Cash Money For $1.3 Million [Update: Cash Money Has Three Weeks To Respond]
    As a former member of Hot Boys, Turk's fortunes didn't exactly pan out like Lil Wayne's after the group fell apart. It looks like him and Weezy still have a few things in common though, because they're both looking to sue Cash Money.
  • Cover of Big L's Best Punchlines
    "The crown is still mine cause I drop ill rhymes." Big L, Rest In Peace. On February 15, 1999, one of the game's illest and most acclaimed lyricists, Lamont "Big L" Coleman, was gunned down in Harlem, the city he repped his entire life. He was only 24 years old. 
  • Cover of Chief Keef Reveals Artwork & Release Date For "Sorry 4 The Weight" Mixtape
    Coming off the heels off his Nobody album, Chief Keef is already eyeing the release of his next project.
  • Cover of Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Taps ILoveMakonnen, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels & More
    Festival season approaches, and today we've received yet another line-up this time for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival that goes down in Chicago. 
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: Mick Jenkin's Tour With Kirk Knight
    Cinematic Music Group and Pro Era are teaming up to bring you a tour with Mick Jenkins and Kirk Knight during the month of February. Mick and Kirk have announced several spots across the U.S. that they'll be hitting in the coming month, kicking off a few days ago in Cleveland Heights.
  • Cover of 5 Reasons "Dark Sky Paradise" Will Be Big Sean's Best Album Yet
    For one reason or another, Big Sean has yet to achieve that "classic album" status that's so sought after in hip-hop.
  • Cover of Kanye West To Perform At 1st Annual Roc City Classic In NYC During NBA All-Star Weekend
    The NBA All-Star Weekend is going down in New York this year, and with the weekend arriving shortly, Roc Nation has announced a new event to take place during the weekend, their first annual Roc City Classic.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Calls Out A$AP Rocky For Sliding Into His Ex's DMs [Update: Rocky Responds]
    Yesterday, 50 Cent's ex-girlfriend, Tatted Up Holly, accused the rapper of domestic abuse, calling him a "manipulating women beater".
  • Cover of Big Sean Reveals Official Artwork & Tracklist For "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Just 24 hours after releasing his monster new single “Blessings” with Drake and Kanye West, Big Sean decides to reveal the official artwork and tracklist to his upcoming album Dark Sky Paradise, via iTunes pre-orders.
  • Cover of Big Sean Announces Title For Upcoming Album [Update: "Dark Sky Paradise" Release Date Revealed]
    While his track "I Don't Fuck With You" is still in heavy rotation, G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean announces the title of his next album, Dark Sky Paradise.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Reveals "The Beast Is G-Unit" EP Artwork [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    It's still been under a year since G-Unit officially reunited, but we've already been given a healthy serving of new material from the iconic crew.
  • Cover of Lil Durk Announces "Everywhere I Go" Tour Dates
    Lil Durk is currently prepping his anticipated debut album, Remember My Name, as well as the third instalment in his Signed To The Streets mixtape series. With a lot of new material on the way, the rapper has announced a new tour to help promote both projects, "Everywhere I Go."
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: January 25
    This week proved to be a big one for hip-hop music, with Joey Bada$$ and Lupe Fiasco dropping their respective albums on the same day (January 20th), not to mention, free projects from Trinidad James, Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti and K Camp.
  • Cover of Mick Jenkins & Kirk Knight Announce Joint Tour
    Chicago's Mick Jenkins and Pro Era's Kirk Knight may hail from different cities and run with different crews, but after they linked up on Jenkins' "Jerome," it was clear that they're birds of a feather. The duo's just announced a joint tour for February. Check out the dates below.
  • Cover of Cannibal Ox Announce Sophomore Album, "Blade Of The Ronin"
    Cannibal Ox released their debut album, The Cold Vein, in 2001, which quickly gained critical praise, and later became one of the most celebrated rap albums of the decade. Whether or not it had anything to do with the overwhelming reception of the album, Ox never followed it up.
  • Cover of A Complete List Of Kanye West's DONDA-Designed Music Artwork
    While little is really known about the movements of DONDA and their relationship to hip-hop, it is apparent that through a recent string of album art designs that they are fixed on bringing 'art' back to hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Lil Durk & Young Chop Working On Joint Mixtape?
    Before Lil Durk drops off his next album Remember My Name, the Chicago rapper maybe blessing the streets with a new mixtape, and its with a hit-producer too.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Says He Has Song With Eminem On "Street King Immortal"
    As we reported on over the weekend, 50 Cent took over New York Daily News for the day today. We're not sure exactly how involved he was (or is) in the editorial process for NY Daily News, but he was apparently going to help pick the news stories they ran today, choose photos, and attend meetings.
  • Cover of 50 Cent To Take Over New York Daily News For A Day
    On this upcoming Tuesday (13th), 50 Cent will put his editing skills to the test as he plans to take over the New York Daily News and its Confidential column for the day. 
  • Cover of Chevy Woods Reveals Artwork & Release Date For "Gangland 3"
    Chevy Woods has been preparing his Gangland 3 mixtape for some time now. It seems as though the project is finally coming together, as the Taylor Gang rapper has revealed the official cover art via Twitter. 
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