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  • Cover of Big Pun's Widow Sues Fat Joe
    Fans of Big Pun probably know that the emcee's entire mainstream career was kickstarted by Fat Joe.
  • Cover of Review: Chris Brown's  "X" Album
    Sometimes one song can set the precedence for an album’s entirety and Chris Brown’s opening title-track, X does just that.
  • Cover of Snippets Of Three Tracks From Lil Durk's "Remember My Name" Surface Online
    Back in May, we learned of Remember My Name, the debut album that Lil Durk announced via his Twitter.
  • Cover of LeBron James Debuts Luxury-Inspired Lifestyle Collection
    The Nike LeBron 12 was officially revealed at the Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, and LeBron James himself was on hand for the official unveiling. LeBron didn't give us an on-foot look at his 12th signature, but he did show up rocking the lifestyle version of the LeBron 12 which features a studded upper.
  • Cover of Rap By Numbers: A Break Down Of Hip-Hop Sales & More
    Since it's evolution from the late 1980s, hip-hop music has gone from strength to strength. Nothing tells the story of this success better than seeing the facts by numbers.
  • Cover of Jeremih Teases New Single Featuring J. Cole "Planes"
    Jeremih is on a roll. After "Don't Tell 'Em" hit gold, the r'n'b singer dropped off an official remix of the record enlisting Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana for additional verses. Now he's teasing the artwork for the next single we can expect off of his upcoming album Late Nights: The Album.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: September 18
    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 Big Sean Speaks On Chemistry With Ariana Grande
    Rumors of a romance have been swirling around Big Sean and Ariana Grande, mainly stemming from when they were caught holding hands backstage at the MTV VMAs. Nonetheless, neither artist has confirmed (nor denied) that there is anything more than a working relationship between the two, yet.
  • Cover of Jay Electronica, YG, DJ Mustard, Young Thug & More To Perform At BET Hip-Hop Awards [Update: Cypher Artists Revealed]
    Earlier in the month we received the full list of nominations for this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards, which will be airing on TV on October 14th at 8 PM. Today Billboard has announced some of the performers we can expect to see at this year's event.
  • Cover of Aaliyah Biopic To Premiere In November
    After a bit of backlash and a change of actress, the Aaliyah biopic is finally being readied for November, to air on Lifetime TV.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Sues Ex-Boyfriend For Allegedly Stealing Her Computer Data & Forgery
    Iggy Azalea's at-first-mythical sex tape has turned into a real sex tape, and with that, Iggy's got some legal battles to pursue. As we've reported on, Iggy's ex-boyfriend is attempting to sell their sex tape to Vivid Entertainment.
  • Cover of Chris Brown, The Game Headline Power 106's Celebrity Basketball Game
    Los Angeles radio station, Power 106, is recruiting the top celebrity basketball players to participate in an All-Star celebrity game which will be used to benefit Homeboy Industries. The non profit organization's goal is to get gang members off the street, and into real-life jobs.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre's "Detox" May Not Actually Be Titled "Detox"
    Well, it looks like Detox isn't coming after all -- at least not with the title.
  • Cover of Lil B Creates "Basedmoji" iPhone Application
    Lil B has struck gold once again with his brand new "Basedmoji" app. Now available in the iTunes store, the free download allows users to select from a wide variety of Based God-based animations for their personal text messages.
  • Cover of Fergie Is Working On A New Album With Mike WiLL Made It
    Fergie's first and (to date) only solo album, The Duchess, just celebrated its eighth anniversary yesterday, and right on the heels of that comes news of a follow-up. Rap-Up reports that the female quarter of the Black Eyed Peas is "working on a new album," and Mike WiLL Made It is involved.
  • Cover of Hip-Hop Vs. Everybody: 10 Rap/Non-Rap Feuds
    When hip-hop first started, beef was a reflection of the boxer-like competitive drive to establish yourself as the best in the business. Then came the advent of social media.
  • Cover of Drake Rocks Unreleased '3M' Jordan 13 On Stage
    The Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour has provided sneakerheads with a hoard of new-look Js, including an all-gold Air Jordan 3, and some special edition 'Drake vs. Lil Wayne' 3s as well. Recently, Drake took the stage in the yet-to-be-released '3M' Air Jordan 13, which should be available next month.
  • Cover of Flatbush Zombies And The Underachievers Announce "Electric Koolaide Experience" Tour
    After sharing their first track under the "Clockwork Indigo" moniker earlier today, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers have announced a fall tour called the "Electric Koolaide Experience." All the dates are below, and you can cop tickets here.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Announces "Hood Billionaire" Release Date, New Single With R. Kelly
    Rick Ross has wasted no time in getting back into the studio following the release of Mastermind, he's already got an entire album complete and he's starting to promote it hard.
  • Cover of Nike Suspends Endorsement Contract With Adrian Peterson
    After Nike was forced to terminate it's contract with Ray Rice, another Swoosh-sponsored NFL star has run into legal trouble. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested on charges that he abused his 4-year old son, and has since been linked to another incident of child abuse.
  • Cover of G-Eazy, E-40, IAMSU! & Jay Ant Announce "From The Bay To The Universe" Tour
    G-Eazy won big this year with his album These Things Happen, and now he's taking his show on the road in a 31-date tour called "From The Bay To The Universe." Accompanied by E-40, IAMSU!
  • Cover of Black Milk "If There's A Hell Below" Release Date & Cover Art [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Detroit's Black Milk is coming back to the scene with his sixth studio album If There's A Hell Below. The release follows last year's critically acclaimed No Poison No Paradise, which included guest appearances from the likes of Black Thought and Dwele among others.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: J $tash
    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine.
  • Cover of 50 Cent's Grandmother Passes Away
    If you're a fan of 50 Cent, you know what an important role his grandmother played in his life. 50 has previously spoken on how his grandmother, Beulah Jackson, was the person that cared for him the most.
  • Cover of Waka Flocka Will Pay You $50,000 A Year To Roll His Blunts
    Calling all blunt masters. If you consider yourself proficient at rolling up L's, Waka Flocka Flame may have an employment opportunity for you.
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