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  • 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 Pulling A "Beyonce": The Surprise Album Phenom
    The trend of surprise albums has definitely caused a shift in the traditional method of releasing music. Interviews, music videos and singles are still protocol (well, usually), but we’ve watched the likes of Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Skrillex, J. Cole etc.
  • 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 Mister Cee To Resign From Hot 97 [Update: Listen To His Final Mix]
    Mister Cee has come dangerously close to resigning from HOT 97 in the past, with reports that he would do so shortly after allegations of his use of prostitutes came about last year.
  • Cover of The Hottest 7 Songs In The Hottest 7 Cities
    Twice a year the DJ Service Pack let's us know what's really going on with hip-hop in every major hub by way of a detailed infographic.
  • Cover of HOT 97 Has Owned The Domain Name "Power105.Com" Since 2000
    The competition between HOT 97 and Power 105 is real. We saw radio personality Angie Martinez switch sides earlier this year, leaving her longtime spot on HOT for a deal with Power, and it's now been revealed that the former has been in possession of the Power105.com domain name since 2000.
  • Cover of Odd Future Introduce Their Own Radio Station
    The Odd Future brand continues to expand into arenas both likely and unlikely. They've got an expansive merchandise line, their own TV show, and their own festival, among other things. This latest move, an Odd Future radio station, isn't exactly unlikely, as obviously these are a group of musical cats.
  • Cover of Top 10: Meanest Funk Flex Freestyles
    Forget mixtapes and albums, some of the hottest verses in hip hop come right from the offices of Hot 97 via Funkmaster Flex's famous freestyle sessions. Whether artists go right off the dome, kick something they plan on using later, or a combination of both, rappers always bring their A-game for Flex.
  • Cover of Karlie Hustle Announces Her Resignation From Hot 97
    New York radio station Hot 97 has lost another employee this summer, as their Music Director Karlie Hustle offers her public resignation today. As you may know, the veteran radio personality Angie Martinez resigned in June to everyone's surprise, and headed to Hot 97's competitor Power 105.1.
  • Cover of Clear Channel's "On The Verge" Strategy Helped Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" Top Charts
    Clear Channel Communications is a mass media company that owns over 800 radio stations in the United States, so when they push a song, it gets heard.
  • Cover of Angie Martinez Reportedly Earning Double At Power 105.1 Compared To Hot 97
    Angie Martinez's move from Hot 97 to station rival Power 105.1 was a bold move that came under fire from many of the radio personality's biggest fans. Now, her motives have been made all the more clear. 
  • Cover of Cipha Sounds Possibly Taking Over Angie Martinez's Slot On Hot 97
    With Angie Martinez's sudden departure (at least, to us) from Hot 97, her daily 3 PM slot is open for the taking.
  • Cover of Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97 [Update: Angie's Move To Power 105.1 Confirmed]
    Out of the blue (or at least it seems that way to us), Angie Martinez has announced her resignation from popular hip-hop radio station Hot 97.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre Selling Former Mansion For $35 Million
    Despite being one of the richest rappers in the game for some time, Dr. Dre is moving up. The legendary producer sold his partially owned company, Beats By Dre, to Apple for 3 Billion dollars earlier this year, and it seems a $35 million dollar mansion simply isn't enough for him anymore.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre Buying Tom Brady's Los Angeles Mansion
    When you come in at #2 on Forbes top Hip Hop earners list at $550 million dollars, you can pretty much purchase any home you like. And that’s what Dr. Dre just did, as he and his wife just purchased Tom Brady’s multi-million dollar mansion in Los Angeles.
  • Cover of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell & More To Perform At iHeart Radio Music Awards
    iHeart Radio took to NBC's Twitter account today to announce a big line-up of performers at their forthcoming iHeart Radio Music Awards.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Responds To Funkmaster Flex Calling Her Record "Trash" On Air
    Iggy Azalea is a divisive artist. So divisive, that one radio host was compelled to express his distaste for her record, after playing it on air. That DJ was Funkmaster Flex.
  • Cover of Ex G-Unit Affiliate, Mazaradi Fox, Shot & Killed In Queens [Update: Suspect Arrested]
    Former G-Unit affiliate, Mazaradi Fox (Jamal Green), was fatally shot inside his SUV in Queens this Friday afternoon. Fox was a friend and former affiliate of 50 Cent in the early days of G-Unit.
  • Cover of Review: Gucci Mane’s "The State Vs. Radric Davis II"
    Keeping Gucci Mane out of the headlines is no easy task. Once again he’s back, although this time with the release of his digital album The State Vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings.
  • Cover of Album Stream For Gucci Mane's "The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings"
    GuWop decided to bless his fans on Christmas day with a new effort, The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings, as he'll be facing some big legal issues come 2014 with federal gun charges on the horizon.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Says New York Radio Doesn't Support NY Artists
     Weeks after Trinidad James bashed New York's radio stations for not playing enough local artists, Brooklyn rap veteran Talib Kweli decided to back James' comments and say the same thing.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Reveals New Album Title, Cover Art & Release Date [Update: Tracklist & Album Snippets Revealed]
    Gucci Mane's ongoing trouble with the law may have hit its peak this year, with the rapper currently facing 20 years in jail. Gucci has decided to release a sequel to his 2009 major label debut, The State Vs. Radric Davis, which was released while he was incarcerated.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Discusses Nelson Mandela's Legacy, Ja Rule, New Music & More
    In a Shade 45 interview with DJ Whoo Kid this morning, 50 Cent discussed Nelson Mandela's legacy, Ja Rule, his latest projects and much more. During a G-Unit tour of Africa in 2008, 50 visited Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, an experience he describes as "amazing" and enlightening. 
  • Cover of Album Stream: Trademark Da Skydiver's "Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale"
    Trademark Da Skydiver just released his new album, Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale on iTunes. The New Orleans rapper has also made the project available for free stream on YouTube. FB2 features guest appearances from the like of Bodega Bamz, Smoke DZA, Young Roddy, Dizzy Wright, Fiend, and more.
  • Cover of 9 Players Most Likely To Be Traded In 2013-14
    One of the fun subplots heading into an NBA season - particularly as the social media generation churns out ubiquitous gossip - is which players are going to be advertising their trade stock as rumors of moves to other teams loom over their season.
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