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  • Cover of Chris Rock Gave Jay Z The Idea For The "99 Problems" Hook
    It's no secret that the hook to Jay Z's "99 Problems" was lifted from an Ice-T song, but a lesser known fact is that it was actually Chris Rock who suggested the concept to Jay.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Says Sophomore Album Is "Coming ASAP"
    Fans of the Southern-influenced New York native A$AP Rocky have been fiending for new music from him since his debut album Long.Live.A$AP (and his debut mixtape Live.Love.A$AP) dropped over a year ago.
  • Cover of Stalking SXSW: Instagram Photo Recap (Part 3)
    We've been keeping you up to date with all the latest hip-hop news and music, so how could we not give you a view of SXSW from the eyes of the fans who were able to attend?
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: March 13
    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 Rockie Fresh Names His Top Five Places To Visit In Chicago
    There's no denying that since Rockie Fresh connected with MMG, his stock has soared and it's given him the boost he needed to reach a much wider fan base, outside of the Chicago area.
  • Cover of "Divergent" Soundtrack To Feature New Music From Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky & Chance The Rapper
    You may know "Divergent" as that movie that kind of looks like a bootleg "Hunger Games", but what you likely didn't know is that its soundtrack hosts some exclusive new material from your favorite rappers.
  • Cover of De La Soul Are Offering Their Entire Discography For Free Download Today
    That's right, folks - pioneering hip-hop trio De La Soul are offering the dopest Valentine's Day gift any true hip-hop head could ask for.
  • Cover of The Cool Kids Talk Reunion, & "Shark Week" Album
     At the top of the year, Chuck Inglish dropped some exciting, and long over-due news. The Detroit producer revealed that he and Sir Michael Rocks, bka The Cool Kids, were going to reunite for a new album titled Shark Week, their first since 2011’s When Fish Ride Bicycles.
  • Cover of A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, DJ Khaled, Juelz Santana & Meek Mill Hit The Studio
    Earlier today we saw the photo of Justin Bieber, Wale, Stalley, Rick Ross, Diddy and Jermaine Dupri, the result of a Mastermind studio session which went down in Atlanta, as Rozay finalizes his album. Another set of rappers have also hit the studio today and documented their time, as they are likely to do.
  • Cover of Crew Love: A$AP Mob
    As yesterday's flash mob in NYC proved, the A$AP name can still send fans into frenzied riots.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Announces Instrumental Album Release & Single, Causes "VLone Riot Rave" In SoHo
    As reported by Complex, it seems A$AP Rocky shut down the Lower Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo with a bit of guerilla marketing this afternoon.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 18- January 24
    This past week we did receive quite a few massive hip-hop records, including a new banger from the Young Money crew, a massive remix of YG's "My Nigga," and a stand-out ScHoolboy Q record "Break The Bank," among other Very Hotttt releases.
  • Cover of G-Eazy Announces "These Things Happen" Tour With Rockie Fresh
    Oakland, California native G-Eazy dropped off a new remix today, which features his newly-announced touring partners Rockie Fresh and Tory Lanez.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Appears In DKNY Ad Campaign
    We're all aware of A$AP Rocky's love for high-end fashion, and recently he's had the chance to model for one such brand, DKNY, in his home of NYC.
  • Cover of Chuck Inglish Says New Cool Kids Album "Shark Week" Is Coming Soon
    Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks have been very prolific since their work together as The Cool Kids, but there have been few updates on a new project from the duo. Today, Chuck surprised fans with an announcement concerning new music from Mikey and himself.
  • Cover of ASAP Rocky Photographed By Terry Richardson For Paper Magazine
    ASAP Rocky will grace the pages of Paper Magazine for a second time, with a new shoot from Terry Richardson. This isn't the first time Terry has linked up with Rocky either, and in typical form, the photographer shoots ASAP in front of a white back-drop, with the Fashion Killa stunting in his clothing selection.
  • Cover of Review: Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies' "Fresh Veggies"
    More than two years ago Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies teamed up for the first time together on “Duckin N Dodgin,” which winded up on Fresh’s The Otherside Redux.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: December 14- December 20
    With Christmas approaching soon, everyone is getting into the holiday spirit-- rappers included. On this week's edition of Underrated Audio you'll find two themed tracks that are perfect for the holidays, as well as two other joints that you should feel free to bump any time of the year.
  • Cover of Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies Reveal Tracklist For "FreshVeggies"
    As we approach the date for Casey Veggies and Rockie Fresh's collaborative effort, FreshVeggies, on December 16th, we've received a new leak as well as the tracklist.
  • Cover of Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies Working On Collaborative Project [Update: Release Date Revealed]
     It seems that Casey Veggies and Rockie Fresh are prepping a joint project together.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: November 23- November 29
    As we do every week, we provide you with several overlooked tracks that appeared on the site this past week in Underrated Audio. The records on here didn't quite hit as many views as we thought they deserved, so we're giving them a second look. Check out the five selections of the week in the gallery above.
  • Cover of Vince Carter Calls Dwight Howard "Biggest Crybaby I Know"
    Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter called Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard "the biggest crybaby I know" during a timeout of the Mavericks' win Wednesday night.ESPN Dallas reported the two exchanged words during a timeout in the second quarter of the Mavericks' 123-120 win over the Rockets.
  • Cover of Rockets Fans Wore Harden & Howard Jerseys Courtside To Troll OKC, Had To Take Them Off
    The topic of James Harden is a sore one in Oklahoma City after they traded him away last season only to see him develop into arguably the best two guard in the NBA.
  • Cover of Rock The Bells Cancels New York & Washington, D.C. Shows Due To Low Ticket Sales [Update: Guerilla Union Founder Confirms 2014 Return]
    This is pretty sad news. Rock The Bells, a hip-hop festival celebrating its tenth year, and which has been expanding over the years by visiting more locations across the U.S., has to cancel their remaining shows in New York and Washington, D.C. due to poor ticket sales.
  • Cover of Dwight Howard Caught Giving The Finger To Fans In Philly
    Dwight Howard is not the most beloved player in the NBA this year, league-wide he might be the most reviled, and on Wednesday the fans in Philadelphia were giving Dwight the business.  I don't know this for sure, but Philly fans are renowned for being the most "difficult" in the league, and in other sports.
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