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  • Cover of 10 References To "The Wire" In Hip-Hop
    We both hope and assume y'all have seen or are at least familiar with HBO's "The Wire" at this point - if not, it's due time you did your homework.
  • Cover of Common Is No Longer On G.O.O.D. Music
    Common's new album Nobody's Smiling was a joint effort with producer No I.D., but it seems their relationship has gone even further than that, and in the process, G.O.O.D. Music was sidetracked. Common revealed to MTV News that he's no longer officially on the G.O.O.D.
  • Cover of Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
    Few rappers are as well-equipped to talk about classic albums than Nasir Jones. With almost twenty years of experience in the game and at least four generally-regarded "classic" albums, the Queensbridge emcee is just about the best mentor an up-and-comer could ask for.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Launching Sports Agency, Cristiano Ronaldo To Be First Client
    According to a new report by TMZ, known sports fanatic Lil Wayne is well on the way to starting his own sports agency, already securing a potential first client in Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Cover of Lord Jamar Discusses Jay Z, Five Percent Nation & White Man Being The Devil
    During a newly-published interview with Vlad TV, Brand Nubian rapper--and 30-year member of the Five-Percent Nation--Lord Jamar shared his thoughts on Jay Z's affiliation with the Nation.
  • Cover of Reek Da Villain Leaves Busta Rhymes' Imprint To Sign With Birdman
    Reek Da Villain's video for "Go Off" seemed like it could be a big break for Reek Da Villain, until it magically vanished off the internet.
  • Cover of Coolio Teams Up With PornHub For New Music Video [Update: Coolio Denies Any Partnership]
    For readers who have been craving some new Coolio music in their life, today is your lucky day. Along with a new music video, the "Gangsta's Paradise" emcee is promising fans that new music is on its way.
  • Cover of A Contract Michael Jordan Signed In 1997 Is Selling For Over $30K
    The largest single-season contract in NBA history is going up for auction. The original copy of Michael Jordan's $33 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, which he signed for the 1997-98 season, has already received $28,000 in bids.
  • Cover of Jeremih Announces New Mixtape "Not On My Album"
    Although Jeremih just surprised fans a week ago with the release of his long-awaited No More EP with producer Shlohmo, he's got more tricks up his sleeve. After dropping off a new visual today for a record with fellow Chi-town artist Chi Hoover, "She Know It", he's announced a new project on the way.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea To Host Return Of MTV Show "House Of Style"
    Australian rap beauty Iggy Azalea is blowing up, and there's no stopping it. MTV is keeping the momentum going, but tapping the chart-topping rapper to host the re-launch of their TV show "House of Style."
  • Cover of 'Liquid Metal' Air Jordan 4 Surfaces
    A crazy looking Air Jordan 4 has surfaced, styled similarly to the liquid metal pack that Nike released not long ago. The shiny, gaudy material covers the upper, with black lending to the mesh on the mid panel and base of the tongue.
  • Cover of The G-Unit Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
    For the past two weeks, we've been polling you on your favorite versions of popular tracks. Last week Kevin Gates (somewhat surprisingly) took the cake in the "Cut Her Off" battle, and the week prior, G-Unit won the "0 To 100" contest by a landslide.
  • Cover of Future Announces European "Honest" Tour Dates
    Future is bringing his new album Honest overseas for the fans with an announcement of European tour dates.
  • Cover of Drake Calls Himself & J. Cole The "Two Kings" Of The Rap Game During L.A. Show
    Earlier today we posted footage from J. Cole's "Dollar And A Dream" tour finale in Los Angeles last night. The ColeWorld MC went out with a bang, performing two shows in one night, with each show seeing a different surprise guest: Kendrick Lamar and Drake. We saw brief footage from K.
  • Cover of Samples Of the Week: July 24
    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 Real vs. Fake: 'Legend Blue' Air Jordan 11
    The 'Legend Blue' Air Jordan 11 will officially be releasing on December 20th. The highly coveted sneakers are already producing a mass hysteria though the release is still months away.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Reveals Sexy Single Art For "Anaconda"
    Nicki Minaj dropped off some new single artwork for a song called "Anaconda" that is sure to make waves on the internet for the art alone. The YMCMB first lady bares her backside on the art, wearing nothing but a pink thong, a pink bra and blue kicks.
  • Cover of Memphis Bleek Confirms Jay Z Ghostwrote Lyrics For Him
    One of the more notable guest appearances on Jay Z's classic debut album Reasonable Doubt was from a 15-year-old emcee by the name of Memphis Bleek.
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Reveals Five Beats That He Wishes He Had Produced
    It's always interesting to see where producers draw inspiration from when crafting their original instrumentals. For DJ Mustard, current "it" producer on the West Coast, inspiration comes from a wide variety of genres--at least according to a new interview with XXL.
  • Cover of Questlove Defends Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," Says Hip-Hop Has "Spread Its Wings"
    Questlove is a man who knows hip-hop music (he even published a book on the subject), so when the legendary Roots drummer speaks, his opinions tend to be held in the highest regard--even when they're not the most popular.
  • Cover of Rich Homie Quan Slaps Fan At Show In Wisconsin [Update: Quan Claims Fan Tried To Steal His Watch]
    Rich Homie Quan generally seems like a pretty reasonable dude, but some inappropriate fan behavior definitely had him feeling some type of way at his show in Wisconsin last night. While performing a song, Quan put his hand out to the crowd, giving some love to the fans.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Announces "The Oddfather" Album & Release Date [Update: Album Cover Revealed]
    Gucci Mane hit us with his collaborative album with Young Dolph and PeeWee Longway the other week, Felix Brothers, and as he is warrant to do, he hasn't remained silent for too long on his next planned release. 
  • Cover of Ice Cube On "Drop Girl" Criticism: "When You See Your Girl Dance To This, You'll Love Me Again"
    It's clear that Ice Cube's lifestyle has changed quite a bit from his days in NWA.
  • Cover of Boldy James Talks Signing With Nas, Authenticity, & Detroit
    It’s been a great year so far for Detroit’s Boldy James, not to be confused with saxophonist and jazz musician Boney James. The Midwest rapper, born James Clay Jones III was one of the first three artists signed to Nas’ new imprint, Mass Appeal Records.
  • Cover of Bishop Nehru Announces Release Date For MF DOOM Collaborative Album
    Bishop Nehru is a relatively new rapper, but he's already been able to make an impact on the NY rap scene, since dropping his debut project Nehruvia in May of 2013. The tape was a good indication of the young MC, with his beat selection decidedly old school; production ranges from MF Doom to Madlib to J Dilla.
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