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  • Cover of Diddy To Give Commencement Speech & Receive Degree At Howard University
     Even though Puff Daddy never officially graduated from Howard University when he was a student there back in 1989, the Revolt TV executive will be delivering the 2014 commencement speech at his alma mater this Spring.
  • Cover of Photos: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem & More Attend MTV Movie Awards 2014
    After a busy weekend full of partying for Coachella 2014, the MTV Movie Awards went down live last night, hosted by Conan O'Brien. The event isn't strictly hip-hop, but nonetheless some of our favorite rap chicks made an appearance at the awards ceremony.
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Talks On His Single With Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Collaboration In The Works
    DJ Mustard is undeniably on top of his producer game right now, having multiple hits on the Top 100 for various artists. His sound is definitely in demand, and for an in-depth interview with Hardknock TV the producer breaks down how he created one of his chart-topping hits, Kid Ink's "Show Me" with Chris Brown.
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake Lead Rap And R&B Billboard Music Award Nominations
    The nominations for the annual Billboard Music Awards have arrived today. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering these guys dominated the Billboard 200 over the last year, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are among the top contenders with eleven and ten nominations respectively.
  • Cover of Chris Brown's D.C. Assault Case Will Go To Trial, Judge Denies Dismissal Request
    So here's where we were last time we reported on Chris Brown's seemingly never-ending legal troubles: his lawyer, Mark Geragos, was proposing that the D.C.
  • Cover of Eminem & Rihanna Set To Perform At 2014 MTV Movie Awards
     Before Eminem and Rihanna embark on their three city-tour in August, they will have a little practice come this Sunday. MTV announced today that Eminem and Rihanna will be performing at this year’s MTV Movie Awards.
  • Cover of Rumors Circulate That French Montana & Khloe Kardashian Are Dating
    Here's a healthy dose of Monday afternoon gossip. After her whole debacle with NBA player Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian seems to be back on her independent woman grind.
  • Cover of Drake Puts Up "6" Billboard In Toronto [Update: Billboard Is Fake]
    Drake's newest track, "Days In The East" arrived out of the blue and in the middle of the night-- neither of which is out of character for Drizzy. What was a little more mysterious however, was the simplistic cover art, all black with a red 6 in the lower right hand corner.
  • Cover of Kanye West Buys Kim Kardashian 10 Burger King Branches As A Wedding Gift
    Call it the romantic in us, but it seems an odd gesture to buy up 10 european Burger King franchises for a wedding present. But that's just what Kanye did, according to Gawker, when he snatched up some BK branches in Italy, France, and the UK. 
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Wants To Executive Produce Justin Bieber's Next Album
    DJ Mustard has been gradually commandeering the radio waves over the last year, producing hits for the likes of YG, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Ink, Jennifer Lopez and more. His reach is only broadening with none other than Justin Bieber premiering a new song with the producer last week.
  • Cover of Leaked Images From Kanye West, Kim Kardashian & North West's Vogue Photo Shoot Surface
    The other week we got to see a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot that hip-hop power couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian did for Vogue magazine. The photo shoot included their not often seen baby North West.
  • Cover of Review: YG's "My Krazy Life"
    YG first popped up on the radar with the 2009 song "Toot It And Boot It" featuring Ty Dolla $ign. While he was locked up serving a six-month sentence for a parole violation stemming from a home invasion, the Compton native saw the song steadily climb the Billboard charts.
  • Cover of Stream YG's "My Krazy Life"
    YG's Def Jam debut, My Krazy Life hits stores today, and simultaneously, it's hit Spotify for free streaming.
  • Cover of Danny Brown Says SXSW "Lost A Little Something"
    Danny Brown was seen just before his birthday sporting his famous goofy grin and rather alarming bright green hair. However, the critically adored rapper remembers an earlier time at the most famous Austin festival and as he makes clear in his interview with Complex, he likes the old version better. 
  • Cover of mtvU Woodie Award Winners Announced, Drake Wins Woodie Of The Year
    The 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards took place last night in Austin, Texas, as part of the South by Southwest festivities. We reported on the nominees in February, and now we have the full list of winners for each award.
  • Cover of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    When Macklemore is recognized in any hip hop category, the reaction is usually nothing short of an uproar. So was the case with his Best Rap Album Grammy win over Kendrick Lamar, yet Mack continues to come out on top.
  • Cover of Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Reportedly Lock Down Wedding Date
    Mid-February we saw a glimpse at the luxurious lives of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, collectively known as KimYe, when photos from their newly-renovated mansion surfaced online. As they continue to lay down the roots for their budding family, rumors say they've locked down a wedding date.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" Debuts At No. 1, Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight" At No. 4
    The numbers are in for both ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Kid Cudi's Satellite Flight albums. Last week, according to projections, Q was on track to move 150-160k, while Cudder was looking like he'd sell 90-95k.
  • Cover of Pharrell Speaks On Oscar Loss & Competing With Rick Ross' "Mastermind"
    Pharrell had a huge 2013, but this year is shaping up to be even bigger for him. Today, he released his long-awaited follow up to In My Mind, the love-letter to women, G I R L, and with his current single "Happy" sitting at #1 on Billboard, it's likely that the album will do the same this week.
  • Cover of The Oscars 2014: Hip-Hop Reacts To Lupita's Win, Pharrell's Loss & More
    The 86th annual Oscars went down last night in Los Angeles, as happens every year, the brightest and biggest stars were out attending the event and celebrating afterwards at various different parties.
  • Cover of Juicy J Offers Some Oscar Advice
    When Three 6 Mafia won the academy award for best song for a song they did for the film "Hustle & Flow," years back, they quickly delivered what became everyone's favorite Oscar acceptance speech.
  • Cover of Does The Game Have A Hidden Verse On Ray J's Kim Kardashian Diss?
    Game has talked earlier about his friendships with the Kardashians but denied, rather angrily, to TMZ's allegations that he had an intimate relationship with Kim Kardashian, otherwise known as Kanye West's fiance.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Explains Top Dawg's Success
    We now know Kendrick Lamar is planning to release a new album in September, but Kendrick took a pause to consider his success so far.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Billboard [Update: Kendrick Planning To Drop New LP In September]
    There's no denying that Top Dawg has come up. With ScHoolboy Q's highly anticipated Oxymoron album about to take over the Billboard 200 and debut at #1, and with Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city still doing numbers on the charts, both rappers have been tapped by Billboard to cover their upcoming issue.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Previews A New Track With DJ Mustard & Ty Dolla $ign
    Meek Mill is apparently working on a new album for 2014, and while he's kept things pretty under wraps in terms of new material, he made sure to preview a new song with himself, DJ Mustard, and Ty Dolla $ign on Instagram yesterday.
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