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  • Cover of 10 Essential Raury Tracks
    Raury has had a huge 2014. In addition to turning the ripe age of 18, the artist garnered the attention of Andre 3000 and found a place on beat-maker SBTRKT's sophomore album.
  • Cover of Mister Cee Joins A New Radio Station After Leaving Hot 97
    Welp, Hot 97 just lost another one of their veteran radio personalities to a competing hip-hop/r'n'b station in New York.
  • Cover of Ghostface Killah Confirms "DOOMStarks" Album With DOOM Will Be Out In 2015
    Fans of superhero (or supervillain)-inspired hip-hop, rejoice -- You may just get the genre's holy grail next year. Ghostface Killah and DOOM, who've been talking about doing a joint album together for at least three years, will purportedly be releasing the long-delayed DOOMStarks project in 2015. 
  • Cover of J. Cole Attends Eric Garner Protests In New York
    J. Cole showed support following the death of Ferguson resident Mike Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. Now he's doing the same in light of the grand jury decision to not indict a NY police officer who choked Eric Garner to death.
  • Cover of Stream Thelonious Martin's "Wünderkid"
    While only 22, Thelonious Martin has worked with a great number of high profile artists, making a name for himself in the production game. Today, he releases his debut project, which is not dissimilar to a J. Dilla record (someone he's obviously taken inspiration from).
  • Cover of Kanye West To Perform At World AIDS Day Concert In Times Square
    If you're live in New York, you probably avoid Times Square at all costs, but tonight may be an exception. The World AIDS Day concert is taking place, and a few big names are showing up to raise awareness -- including none other than Kanye West.
  • Cover of Stream Trademark Da Skydiver's "Return Of The Super Villain"
    The super villain is a tried and true trope in hip-hop, with artists such as MF DOOM mining the psyches of the deranged and often ludicrous comic book arch-nemeses.
  • Cover of Action Bronson's "Mr. Wonderful" Coming "Early 2015"
    Action Bronson has been so prolific over the last few years, it's easy to forget that he hasn't actually put out a proper full length since signing with Vice/Atlantic. Mr.
  • Cover of Ne-Yo Announces New Album Title "Non Fiction" & First Single [Update: Release Date Revealed]
    The last time we heard from Ne-Yo was on Valentines Day when he released his 3-song EP 3 Simple Rules. Ever since then, the R&B crooner has flown quietly under the radar and been busy working on his 6th studio album titled Non Fiction.
  • 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.
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