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  • Cover of Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" Will Reportedly Count Towards His Cash Money Album Requirements
    Last week, Drake sent shock waves throughout the internet when he came out of nowhere and released his surprise project, If You’re Reading This Its Too Late. While he dubbed it a mixtape, the project was technically more along the lines of album, being available for purchase only via iTunes.
  • Cover of 50 Cent On Lil Wayne & Birdman Beef: "It’ll Work Itself Out”
    50 Cent has an opinion on just about everything, and usually it's as controversial and troll-like as humanly possible, however, his thoughts on Lil Wayne and Birdman's current issues were uncharacteristically level-headed for Fif.
  • Cover of PartyNextDoor Confirms That He'll Drop A New EP Before Summer
    PartyNextDoor has quickly become a fan favorite r'n'b singer, thanks to an OVO deal and solid stream of releases behind him. In December, the singer hit fans with four new records as part of a quick Colors EP, which also came with a world tour announcement.
  • Cover of Vanilla Ice Arrested For Robbery & Grand Theft [Update: New Details Emerge]
    More strange news involving washed up rappers this afternoon. You might have seen that Afroman was arrested yesterday for knocking out a female fan on stage, and now apparently Vanilla Ice has been arrested as well, although he's facing a more serious charge.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: February 19
    With an unexpectedly sample-heavy release from Drake blowing up your newsfeeds all week, we have a wealth of tracks to pick from for Samples Of The Week. We could've easily devoted this entire thing to If You're Reading This It's Too Late, but we thought we'd spare you another feature article on Drake.
  • Cover of The Evolution Of Chief Keef
    This week, Chief Keef caused a stir by releasing two tracks with Andy Milonakis, a comedian who'd formerly rapped alongside RiFF RAFF and Dirt Nasty in the group Three Loco.
  • Cover of Kevin Garnett Has Been Traded Back To The Minnesota Timberwolves
    Kevin Garnett has waived his no-trade clause and will be returning to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Will Be The Regular Co-Host Of Comedy Bang! Bang! This Summer
    Kid Cudi is certainly broadening his horizons on 2015. The rapper has already locked in a couple of movie roles for the new year (one of which he's also supplying the soundtrack for), and has announced today that he'll be joining the cast of IFC improv show, Comedy Bang! Bang! 
  • Cover of TBT: Talib Kweli
    Talib Kweli is one of Brooklyn's many great MCs. In 1998 he linked up with fellow Brooklynite Mos Def for the lone Black Star LP, a record that is still influencing rappers today.
  • Cover of Jay Z Sued By Alleged Son Who Wants Him To Take A Paternity Test
    Jay Z tends to avoid drama, whether it be baby mama drama or legal drama. Today though his name is in the news for both, at least, allegedly.
  • Cover of Adidas Announces Worldwide Release For The Yeezy 750 Boost
    Some lucky New York 'sneakerheads', and opportunistic re-sellers, were able to pick up the Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost during the initial launch last weekend.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Is Quitting Twitter
    We've seen Iggy Azalea get herself riled up on twitter a lot lately. She responds to almost every gossip-y headline that surfaces about her with a twitter rant, often times just making things worse for herself.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne's "The Free Weezy Album" Due Out In March
    Lil Wayne hasn't revealed much on the going-ons between him and Birdman, save for a few tweets and the legal documents that surfaced after he filed his $51 million-lawsuit against Cash Money.
  • Cover of 'Double Nickel' Air Jordan 10 Returns Next Month
    As part of Jordan Brand's 'remastered' lineup, the Chicago Bulls styled Air Jordan 10 is set to retro, yet again, with a bit of a twist.
  • Cover of Tyler, The Creator Is Getting His Own Internet TV Channel
    The New York Times is reporting that Santa Monica tech company, Whalerock Industries, is working on creating internet TV channels for a bunch of celebrities and artists, including Howard Stern, Kardashian sisters, and of course, Tyler The Creator.
  • Cover of Afroman Arrested For Punching Woman On Stage
    Afroman still exists, and apparently he's relegated to performing shows in Biloxi, Misssissippi. Little did you know, he's also been releasing albums basically every year since 2004.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & Mary J. Blige To Headline Essence Festival 2015
    It's no accident that most festival lineups are announced in the dead of winter. The thought of seeing your favorite artists performing on a beautiful summer day seems so unattainable during the miserably cold season that buying tickets to an event 6 months away seems like your only escape. 
  • Cover of Drake's Sneakiest Sneak Disses
    On 2009's "Successful," a young Drake rapped, "Diss me, you’ll never hear a reply for it," creating somewhat of a mission statement for his career from there on out.
  • Cover of Two Members Of Nicki Minaj's Tour Team Stabbed In Philadelphia, One Killed
    Nicki Minaj delivered some sad news to her fans this afternoon. De'Von Pickett and Eric Parker, who had flown to Philadelphia to assist Nicki Minaj with her tour rehearsals, were both stabbed outside of a bar in the city last night. Pickett died from his wounds, while Parker is still in critical condition. 
  • Cover of Artists With A Dope Aesthetic
    The rap game is all about your aesthetic. What you do, how you do it, how you look and how you market yourself are all a massive factor in a successful career. Some rappers take their aesthetic to the next level, creating something completely unique out of their brand.
  • Cover of Charles Hamilton Signs With Republic Records, New Single With Rita Ora To Debut On "Empire"
    Few artists have managed to disappear off of the face of the earth quite like Charles Hamilton. After a series of unfortunate events that led to his falling out with the music industry, Hamilton has been quiet for a good 5 years.
  • Cover of Carmelo Anthony To Undergo Surgery, Will Miss Remainder Of The Season
    According to reports, Carmelo Anthony has played in his last game of the season. As expected, Melo will undergo knee surgery and will be leaving the Knicks in a perfect position to land the #1 overall pick in the 2015 draft. Here's looking at you, Jahlil Okafor. 
  • Cover of Stream Gucci Mane's New EP "Views From Zone 6"
    Gucci Mane keeps his finger on the pulse of the rap game, even while locked up. We know the rapper has no trouble releasing heat from jail, and after serving us a few loose leaks (including a reunion Waka Flocka on "Against All Odds") the rapper returns today with a complete EP.
  • Cover of Kanye's Adidas Yeezy Boost Already Selling For $1,500+
    Kanye's Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost, which released last weekend with a $350 price tag, is already on the secondary market for more than 4x the retail price.
  • Cover of Jas Prince Seeking Further Compensation From Cash Money For Discovering Drake
    Jas Prince is still trying to get money off Drake's career, a feat he attempted back in 2012 when he sued Drake's management. Now he's coming after Cash Money and Birdman directly. More legal trouble involving unpaid dues for the Cash Money label.
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