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  • 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.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: October 26- November 1
    This week we overloaded with music, thanks in most part to Halloween-- rappers love dropping their shit on a holiday of some sort or on some themed tip, and this year was no different. 
  • Cover of Tracy McGrady "Feels Sorry" For Kobe & The Lakers This Year
    Watching a Lakers pre-season game, Tracy McGrady tweets that he feels sorry for Kobe Bryant when he returns. Kobe and McGrady have both praised each other recently, saying how difficult the other was to guard as they were the two elite wing players in the early 2000s.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: October 12- October 18
    This week was a good one for hip-hop. The BET Hip-Hop Awards delivered cyphers from plenty of rappers, and Curren$y hopped on a track with his former YMCMB bosses, Lil Wayne and Birdman, which was pretty cool. DJ Khaled also leaked a bajillion tracks off Suffering From Success (well, at least four). 
  • Cover of Stream Black Milk's "No Poison, No Paradise" In Its Entirety
    We haven't heard a proper full length from Detroit rapper/producer Black Milk since 2010's Album Of The Year. While we've had some collaborative efforts with Danny Brown, Sean price, and Guilty Simpson to tide us over, Milk is now back with a brand new solo project.
  • Cover of J. Cole Explains How Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Single Helps His Own Single "Crooked Smile"
    J. Cole's Born Sinner album is doing consistently well on the charts, and he's looking to have the same success with his single "Crooked Smile." While it may not be a traditional single in terms of content for radio and pop standards, the rapper is nonetheless hoping it will get a lot of airplay at Pop radio stations.
  • Cover of Tim Westwood To Be Replaced On BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
    Tim Westwood has been providing hip-hop to Great Britain through BBC Radio 1 for almost twenty years now. He's been key in introducing UK audiences to American hip-hop stars, with a long list of 'Tim Westwood Freestyles' under his belt.
  • Cover of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" Breaks Record For Highest Radio Audience
    If you've had a hard time escaping "Blurred Lines," you're not alone-- the numbers support it. This week Robin Thicke's Pharrell and T.I.-assisted smash broke the record for the highest radio audience of all time.
  • Cover of Rapper Eldorado Red Indicted For Lil Phat's Murder [Update: More Details Emerge From Case]
    New details have emerged in Lil Phat's murder case. As reported by the Dirty Glove Bastard, it seems newly released documents reveal that Atlanta rapper Eldorado Red, one of Phat's former collaborators, was among the five men indicted in the case.
  • Cover of Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett Traded To Brooklyn Nets
    The future is now for the Brooklyn Nets.The Nets and Boston Celtics agreed Thursday to a blockbuster trade that would send future Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn.The deal can't be finalized before July 10.Trade talks heated up Thursday, but the main stumbling block late in the day was Garnett,
  • Cover of Nick Cannon Planning To Revive T.V. Show "Wild N Out"
    Nick Cannon is planning to get back to his multi-talented roots, with work on film, T.V., and an album. The T.V. work includes reviving his show "Wild N Out," but, in order to do so, Nick has to let go of his "Cannon's Countdown" radio show.
  • Cover of Rocko Clarifies That Rick Ross Is Still On "U.O.E.N.O," There Will Be Multiple Versions
    The controversy surrounding Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O." seems to be subsiding, with Rick Ross getting dropped from Reebok and Rocko releasing a new remix to the song without the MMG Bawse. Rocko had previously said in an interview with Hot 97 that he was taking Rick Ross off the song to make it more radio friendly.
  • Cover of LL Cool J Explains Lyrics In "Accidental Racist," Admits Song Is Imperfect
    LL Cool J and country star Brad Paisley have already defended their highly criticized track "Accidental Racist" once, calling the song necessary.
  • Cover of DJ Whoo Kid Speaks On Arrest
    Photos floated around the internet yesterday of radio personality DJ Whoo Kid being apprehended and put in handcuffs by police.  Freshly out of jail, the always hilarious Whoo Kid, gave an interview on Sirius XM and revealed why he was arrested.  Turns out,
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