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  • Cover of Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find.
  • Cover of Mack Maine Clears Up Rumors That YMCMB Signed An Openly Gay Rapper
    More internet gossip for your Thursday morning. Rumors were circulating the other day that Young Money/Cash Money had signed an openly gay rapper, who goes by the name of Fly Young Red. This would definitely be a bold move for YMCMB but, alas, Mack Maine has confirmed it's not true on Twitter the other day.
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake Lead Rap And R&B Billboard Music Award Nominations
    The nominations for the annual Billboard Music Awards have arrived today. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering these guys dominated the Billboard 200 over the last year, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are among the top contenders with eleven and ten nominations respectively.
  • Cover of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    When Macklemore is recognized in any hip hop category, the reaction is usually nothing short of an uproar. So was the case with his Best Rap Album Grammy win over Kendrick Lamar, yet Mack continues to come out on top.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne & Mack Maine Claim Friend Was Wrongfully Killed By Police Officer
    Lil Wayne and Mack Maine have been friends since childhood, growing up together in Hollygrove, New Orleans. Yesterday, one of their old friends from the neighborhood was killed by a police officer, and the two YMCMB rappers feel that there was foul play (on account of the cop) involved. 
  • Cover of Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
    Kanye West took the holidays off, but he's back in full form on the second leg of the Yeezus tour, and there's a whole lot to discuss since his brief absence.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: February 16
    Although we saw an increase in overall album sales last week, due to the Grammys and the Super Bowl, this week we're back down again, with a 3% decrease compared to last week.
  • Cover of Drake Calls Macklemore's Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar "Wack As Fuck"
    Drake isn't usually one to start beef or call people out, so this headline may come as a bit of surprise.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: February 9
    This past week has been pretty interesting for the Billboard 200. Following the Grammys and more recently, the Super Bowl, we've seen several artists gain substantial increases in sales.
  • Cover of T-Pain Hates Homophobia In Rap, Mentions Frank Ocean & Macklemore
    In an interview with VladTV, T-Pain sat down and talked about the disparity between the emergence of "gay-friendly" acts in Hip-Hop, directly citing Frank Ocean and Macklemore, and his perception of Urban Music's reluctance to accomodate the LGBT community. Of this, T-Pain commented, saying:
  • Cover of Grammys Boost Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" Sales 350%
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' Grammy wins (or moreso Kendrick Lamar's losses) may have incited quite a backlash from the hip hop community, but overall it looks as if the duo has profited from them.
  • Cover of What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
    There are many out there who are still upset and lay dormant, content to grumble mildly because, after all, it has been a week.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: February 2
    The Grammys had a positive effect in terms of album sales, as those nominated and those who won both received a boost in the past seven days. Despite Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city not taking home a Grammy, the rapper still saw a spike in his sales and an almost twenty-spot jump up the charts.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar On Grammy Snub: "Everything Happens For A Reason"
    The Grammy Awards were once again in the crossfire of the hip-hop community when Macklemore took home four Grammys and Kendrick Lamar took home zero. We've heard Macklemore's stance on the subject plenty of times now, he even put a text message he sent to K.
  • Cover of Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar He Got "Robbed" At Grammys
    As you are probably aware by now, much to the dismay of the rap community, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song at the Grammys awards last night. This isn't exactly surprising, despite Macklemore himself (among others) asserting that Best Rap Album should go to Kendrick Lamar.
  • Cover of List Of Winners From The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
    The Grammy awards air tonight, and we'll be live updating the winners as the show goes on. Winners are presented in bold. So far, the untelevised awards have been presented, the most surprising being Macklemore & Ryan Lewis taking rap album of the year. Check out the nominees and winners below.
  • Cover of 34 Couples To Be Married During Macklemore's Grammy Perfomance
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are nominated for multiple Grammys tonight, some of which are for their same-sex marriage-promoting track, "Same Love". The duo will also be performing the cut, and they have a fairly ambitious stage setup planned.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Weighs In On The Grammy's Kendrick Lamar Vs. Macklemore Debate
    Yesterday it was revealed that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis almost didn't make it into the rap categories at the Grammys because they've been too successful aka mainstream aka pop this past year.
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Almost Banned From Rap Category At The Grammys
    The Grammys finally go down this weekend, on Sunday January 27th, so there's plenty of Grammy discussion going down these past few days both rap-related and not.  In the rap sphere, the competition is stiff, mainly divided between Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Jay Z.
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Working On New Music
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis had a huge 2013, despite releasing no new music. The duo's debut project, The Heist was released in 2012, but it made the majority of its impact throughout the following year, earning the two collaborators some Grammy nominations in the process.
  • Cover of Macklemore Covers The Source's "Man Of The Year" Issue
    We can't really argue about Macklemore's success over the past year at this point. As the rapper receives radio play around the world and continues to sell his 2012 release The Heist week after week, he's been dubbed 'Man of the Year' by The Source magazine.
  • Cover of Macklemore, Robin Thicke, T.I., & Miguel Perform At Grammy Nominations Concert
    The Grammy Nominations concert took place last night, and on top of the list of nominees being revealed, there were also some memorable performances from some of the rap and R&B acts honored.
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Win Rap/Hip-Hop Album Of The Year At 2013 AMAs [Update: Full List Of Winners]
    The American Music Awards are currently on the air, and although the show is not nearly over yet, we do know the outcome for Rap/Hip-Hop Album Of The Year. The AMAs have the winner of this award also performing tonight, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.  
  • Cover of 2013 AMA Performances From Justin Timberlake, Rihanna & More [Update: Kendrick Lamar, TLC, Miley Cyrus Added]
    This year's AMAs have quite the line-up of performers, ranging from pop to hip-hop. Justin Timberlake was among the first performers, but you can also expect to see Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, TLC, Lady Gaga and more.
  • Cover of Episode 2 Of Our Exclusive "4Eva N A Tour" BTS With Big K.R.I.T.
    With this exclusive look at Big K.R.I.T.'s "4Eva N A Tour" behind-the-scenes, we catch a glimpse of life on the road with the "King Remembered In Time" artist.
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