New music! Jokes! Late graduations! Blunted revelations! Brotherly love! All of this and more on this week's edition of 140 Bars. Read on to get the best tweets in hip hop, from everyone from Kanye West to Lil B.
Although Azealia Banks vowed to never do another interview after her Billboard cover story did not go to her liking, that's a difficult promise to keep when you're an artist and your whole job is basically to be in the press.
In the HNHH office, we have a sign (like this) on the wall that counts the number of days since Azealia Banks stirred up her last beef, and before we got this news, it had been a whopping 2.5 months since her last incident. Jokes!
On April 12, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore for possession of a switchblade, though it's still not clear why he was pursued in the first place.
Azealia Banks is always finding her way into the headlines through her consistent presence on Twitter. While she often complains that her tweets are unnecessarily turned into news, her words are presented just as she intended them to be.
After hitting the cover of Playboy last month, Azalea Banks is now gracing the front page of Billboard Magazine.
These days, the women who cover Playboy are also the subject of an article within the magazine. The latest Playboy cover star is rapper Azealia Banks.
Azealia Banks Shares Her Playboy Cover [Update: Peep More Photos From The Spread] Mar 16, 2015 at 01:07pm
Last month, Azealia Banks took a break from her many Twitter beefs to inform us that she'd be appearing on the cover of the April 2015 issue of Playboy. Today, she's shared the cover photo, in which she's not naked.
After Azealia Banks' Playboy issue hits shelves on March 20th, she'll be giving fans a few additional chances to see her in the flesh this spring.
Azealia Banks & Erykah Badu Go Back & Forth On Twitter [Update: Banks Keeps It Up] Feb 15, 2015 at 02:12pm
Another day, another Azealia Banks Twitter face-off. While it had been a quieter than normal week for Banks, she couldn't help but respond to a Tweet from Erykah Badu today.
Azealia Banks returns to headlines today, and once again, it has nothing to do with her music. The rapper loves to stir up trouble on the twittersphere, but today, it's not that either. It's because she's posing nude for Playboy's upcoming April issue.
What a week it has been in hip-hop. It's a week that got kicked off with tragedy. It's going to take some time for the wound that A$AP Yams left us to heal.But the game still continues just like he would've wanted.
Azealia Banks Announces "Chasing Time" Remix Contest [Update: Winners Revealed] Jan 13, 2015 at 10:32am
A couple weeks ago, Azealia Banks released her album, Broke with Expensive Taste, and to promote the newly release project, Azealia is getting a little creative.
Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved] Jan 10, 2015 at 06:39pm
This was bound to happen sooner or later. In the age of online beefing, Azealia Banks and Lupe Fiasco are two of the most prolific personalities in hip-hop. While they may often struggle to get their music out, their opinions seem to face no such problems.
The first full week of 2015 comes with quite a bit of news. First, is the sad news of legendary SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott, who passed away after a long battle with cancer. Then, there was the Charlie Hebdo situation in France.
For some, a New Year's Day is just another day — except a little newer. That's the impression you'd get from a quick glance at rap Twitter. Old grievances carried on to 2015.
Azealia Banks has always been ready to go at it on Twitter, but now she's getting support for her opinions. Both Solange and Q-Tip took her side after a recent tiff with Action Bronson on Twitter.
Yesterday, Q-Tip was dragged into an argument between Azealia Banks and Action Bronson, questioning Bronson on his word choice on a few occasions.
Azealia Banks' recent appearance on Hot 97 set off a bout of internet sparring that involved Iggy Azalea, Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Tyler, The Creator, T.I. and Solange Knowles, so much of the actual interview became overshadowed by those surrounding stories.
Iggy Azalea Responds To Azealia Banks Emotional Interview On Hot 97 [Update: Anonymous Threatens Iggy] Dec 20, 2014 at 11:23am
Yesterday you may have seen the interview with Azealia Banks on Hot 97, where she got pretty emotional mid-way when discussing racism and the appropriation of black culture, particularly in relation to hip-hop.
To say a lot of stuff happened this week would be a complete understatement. So we won't and will just give you a short recap. For one, we're living in a world where there's a new D'Angelo album.
Both Azealia Banks and Action Bronson are known to be rather candid and outspoken when it comes to Twitter, and they just so happened to butt heads today.
Since getting dropped by Universal Music Group this summer, Azealia Banks has kept herself busy, but not in the way you'd think. Instead of working on new music, she's practicing her favorite pasttime: attacking people through Twitter.
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.
The rap game is still buzzing as we head into the final weeks of the year and await for the hearing from Ferguson. While the latter hasn't been announced when this post was published, rappers did find other things to be outraged about.
While Taylor Swift's 1989 takeover of the charts continues, many of our r'n'b and hip-hop artists have been pushed down. Teyana Taylor actually finds herself the highest-up, debuting at #19, with her G.O.O.D. album VII.
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