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Wu-Tang Clan have a characteristically bonkers way of releasing their other new album this summer, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Via AV Club.
...The sole copy of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin will be encased inside an engraved silver-and-nickel box designed by British-Moroccan artist Yahya, then taken on a tour through museums, art galleries, and festivals. There—and only there—visitors will be able to listen to all 128 minutes of its 31 songs on headphones, and only after enduring a rigorous security check to eliminate the risk of any recording devices.
Blake Solomon on 03/26/14 - 01:04 PM
Today marks ten years since Madvillainy, the classic collaboration between MF Doom and Madlib was released.
Chris Collum on 03/25/14 - 07:53 PM
FiveThirtyEight crunched the data to find the "fastest rapper in the game" -- the results?
Joey Bada$$, who manages 180 wpm, is the best amateur of the bunch, followed by DyMe-A-DuZiN (179.7 wpm) and Shawn Chrystopher (174.2), but none comes close to Twista’s 280 wpm.
Jason Tate on 03/24/14 - 11:37 PM
Head to the replies to stream Wu-Tang Clan's new song, "Keep Watch." You can also pre-order the collective's new album, A Better Tomorrow.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/21/14 - 07:09 AM
Wu-Tang Clan have dropped a comeback single called "Keep Watch." Listen here.
Chris Collum on 03/18/14 - 09:06 PM
In a new interview with MTV, Lil Wayne confirmed that Tha Carter V will be his last solo LP.
Jake Jenkins on 03/13/14 - 10:03 AM
Childish Gambino will be releasing his latest album, Because The Internet, on vinyl for Record Store Day (April 19th). Modern Vinyl has more details.
After its limited bootleg pressing and copies available on his current Deep Web Tour, Childish Gambino’s Because The Internet will finally get a larger vinyl release, as part of Record Store Day 2014. The new run is limited to 5,000 copies, includes the original artwork and is packaged along with a metallic o-card (sleeve), printed inner sleeves and a 72-page booklet (12″ by 12″). That booklet may be why it’s priced at $40 for the event.
Drew Beringer on 03/10/14 - 06:44 PM
Head to the replies to check out Atmosphere's new music video for "Bitter."
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/10/14 - 09:59 AM
T-Pain, the much maligned auto-tune singer who had so many massive hits in the mid 00s, has a new profile in the New Yorker that takes a look at how he felt when everyone started to treat him as a joke. The nastiest bit is that Kanye West, who had called T-Pain in to consult on 808s and Heartbreak, wrote a song during those sessions essentially calling every idea T-Pain had garbage. It's an interesting, short piece, and one that I highly recommend.
But what has made T-Pain most resentful since his fall from the top was seeing certain artists use Auto-Tune and not get criticized; rather, they were celebrated as innovators in a way that T-Pain never was. Chief among these were Kanye West,...
Ryan Dennehy on 03/07/14 - 05:59 AM
You can watch Schoolboy Q's new video for "What They Want" in the replies. It comes from his new album Oxymoron, out now.
Zac Djamoos on 03/06/14 - 07:01 PM
Jump to the replies to stream Lupe Fiasco's new song called "Thorns & Horns" featuring Ab-Soul.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 03/05/14 - 10:18 PM
Earlier this week we told you about some insane collaborations that will be featured on the upcoming Divergent soundtrack, out March 11th. The first song from the OST has surfaced: a collaboration between Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky and French producer Gesaffelstein, who produced "Send It Up" from Yeezus. Listen to the track here.
Chris Collum on 02/28/14 - 10:50 AM
Asher Roth will release his new album, RetroHash, on April 22. You can check out the album's first single, "Tangerine Girl," over at Billboard. Head to the replies for tour dates and more info.
Blake Solomon on 02/26/14 - 01:15 PM
You can stream Rick Ross's new album, Mastermind, on iTunes. The album will be available next Monday, March 3rd.
Drew Beringer on 02/25/14 - 09:19 PM
You can stream Pharrell's new album, G I R L, on iTunes. The album will be available next Monday, March 3rd.
Drew Beringer on 02/25/14 - 06:27 PM
Kid Cudi released his album Satellite Flight to iTunes by surprise last night. The album art is in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/25/14 - 06:26 AM
Following his unlikely performance/collaboration with Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar is going to be working with psych-rock act Tame Impala on a remix their song of "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" for the upcoming Divergent soundtrack out March 11th. The OST will also feature a collaboration between A$AP Rocky and French producer Gesaffelstein, who helped produce Yeezus track "Send It Up"; Clams Casino will also produce a track featuring Chance The Rapper as well as new music from M83, Ellie Goulding, Skrillex, and more. Check out the art and full tracklisting in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/24/14 - 11:40 AM
You can stream Schoolboy Q's major-label debut Oxymoron right now on iTunes Radio. The album drops February 25th via Interscope.
Chris Collum on 02/22/14 - 01:23 PM
Le1f has signed to Terrible Records/XL Recordings and will be releasing a new EP on March 11th titled Hey. You can stream a new song titled "Boom" in the replies.
Jake Jenkins on 02/21/14 - 09:52 AM
In an interview with Revolt TV, OutKast member Big Boi singelhandedly ruined my life by denying plans for a new album from the duo. He does, however, have a third solo album in the works and you can still catch the legendary pair live on their massive festival run throughout the rest of the year.
“No, no, no. We’re just doing the tour only, just for the fans,” he recently told Revolt. “That’s all it is, just the tour.” "It's just the OutKast 20th year anniversary," he continued. "Just a way for us to celebrate with our fans, but there's no album in the works."
Ryan Dennehy on 02/21/14 - 08:49 AM
Pharrell has released the tracklisting for his upcoming album Girl. It's due out on March 3rd and will feature Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys. Check out the full list, artwork, and album trailer in the replies. Somehow, Girl is only Pharrell's second solo record and his first in eight years.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/21/14 - 08:20 AM
If you're looking for something to pass the time this afternoon, Noisey has been posting webisodes about the Chicago rap scene, titled "Welcome To Chiraq." Part 5 of the 8 part series features the SaveMoney crew (Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa). Check out all of the episodes on Noisey, or head to the replies. Fair warning: there is language and some drug use, so be cautious if you work for, like, an accounting firm or something.
Blake Solomon on 02/20/14 - 12:39 PM
Watch Grieves' new video for “Shreds” in the replies. Winter & The Wolves releases on March 25th via Rhymesayers Entertainment. European and US tour dates for the album support tour are in the replies, with more to be announced soon.
Ryan Gardner on 02/19/14 - 10:18 AM
The fifth annual OVO Fest, taking place in Toronto and put on by the city's own Drake, is the latest festival to announce Outkast as headliners. The recently reunited duo will headline the August 3rd date at Molson Ampitheatre. Special guests are yet to be announced, but when I attended last year Kanye West, TLC, A$AP Rocky, and Lil Wayne (among many many others) performed unannounced. I'm sure the milestone fifth year will be even more jampacked and thrilling. Tickets are on sale February 21st.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/18/14 - 10:31 AM
Diplo and The Weeknd both took the time to remix Beyoncé's hit "Drunk In Love" this weekend. They're both streaming in the replies. These come on the heels of the Kanye and Detail remixes from earlier this weekend.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/16/14 - 01:12 PM
The pioneering hip-hop group De La Soul recently offered their entire discography for free - the interesting bit is that it seems that the move wasn't cleared with their label, Warner Music Group. ReCode has an interesting look at how the albums aren't available for digital purchase anywhere and were made available through a Russian piracy site.

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Ryan Dennehy on 02/16/14 - 12:54 PM
Atmosphere's new music video for "Bob Seger" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/15/14 - 07:40 AM
Beyoncé saw the release of two remixes to her single "Drunk In Love" today. One was by Detail, who released a seven minute version of unused vocals and production from when he worked on the original version called "Drunken Love;" the other was by Kanye West, who extends the track and throws in a verse of his own. Hear the Detail remix in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/14/14 - 06:17 PM
De La Soul have made their entire catalog available for free download for 25 hours on their website.
Jason Tate on 02/14/14 - 10:02 AM
Drake has taken to his blog to apologize for his comments regarding Rolling Stone's decision to replace him on cover with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
After dwelling on it for a few hours or days you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time. So here I am having that moment. I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way. I respect Rolling Stone for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover. I guess this is a day to learn and grow.
Drew Beringer on 02/14/14 - 12:19 AM
Drake was due to appear on the cover of the newest issue of Rolling Stone (the magazine teased its interview with him yesterday), but RS ended up using the cover to pay tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Drake isn't happy about that, tweeting that not only were his comments about Yeezus not intended for print, but the following as well:
They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue. .... I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/13/14 - 08:14 AM
Hit the replies to watch Nicki Minaj's new video for her song "Lookin Ass N****" which is featured on the upcoming Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire, out March 11th.

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Chris Collum on 02/12/14 - 05:55 PM
Pardoning my first-ever horrible pun headline - Drake talks in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone about Macklemore's infamous Instagram of an apology he texted to Kendrick Lamar upon winning the Grammy for Best Rap Album last month. More exactly, he calls the move "wack as fuck."
I was like, 'You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn't deserve it, go get better—make better music... It felt cheap. It didn't feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won? This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. Whether...
Ryan Dennehy on 02/12/14 - 12:23 PM
In the disheartening news story of the day, T-Pain recently spoke about unnamed rappers who apparently won't work with Frank Ocean because of his sexuality.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/12/14 - 12:17 PM
July are in the semi-finals of their ongoing contest for the best cover of Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home." You can vote every 12 hours.
Ryan Gardner on 02/11/14 - 09:05 AM
Today would have been J Dilla's 40th birthday. Rest in peace wherever you are, Jay Dee. Monday will mark eight years since the incredibly influential producer died of a blood disease.
Chris Collum on 02/07/14 - 11:09 AM
Nas is going to release a twentieth anniversary edition of his epochal classic Illmatic on April 15th via Sony Legacy. He's also going to be releasing a documentary about the creation of the album called Time Is Illmatic and performing the album front to back across the US, including Coachella. The rerelease contains previously unheard demos, remixes, and freestyles. Check out the anniversary edition artwork in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 05:47 AM
Everyone pack up and go home early - Future released the banger of the year yesterday. Check out the Mike WiLL Made It-produced "Move That Dope" featuring Pharrell, Pusha-T, and Casino in the replies. It's from Future's upcoming album Honest, slated for release in the coming months.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 04:56 AM
Grieves will release his new album Winter & The Wolves on March 25th via Rhymesayers Entertainment. Hear a new song called "Shreds" and peep the album art in the replies. In support of the album, he will be doing a world tour and appearances at SXSW. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it on iTunes, Amazon, or FifthElement.

Track Listing:
1) Rain Damage
2) Whoa Is Me
3) Over You ft. B. Lewis
4) Serpents
5) Breath of Air
6) Astronauts ft. Slug
7) Autumn
8) How's it Gonna Go ft. B. Lewis
9) Recluse
10) Like Child
11) Long One
12) Kidding Me
13) Shreds
14) Smoke in the Night
Ryan Gardner on 02/05/14 - 10:57 AM
Head over to Complex to read an interview they did with Young Thug where he reveals that he has recorded some songs with Kanye West and is planning a collaborative mixtape with Chief Keef.
"I mean, I went to his house and we did a couple of songs. The fact that I was [making songs] so fast amazed him too, because he doesn’t see a lot of people who rap like that. I don’t really rap with a lot of people [because] everyone raps the same way. When I first heard he wanted to know who I was and do songs, I was smiling ear to ear like a clown."
Jake Jenkins on 01/30/14 - 10:41 AM
Nicki Minaj has jumped on Young Thug's "Danny Glover" for her best verse since "Monster." Head to the replies to hear the jaw-dropping remix.
Jake Jenkins on 01/30/14 - 09:26 AM
Hit the replies to hear "Humphrey" from Cam'ron and A-trak's upcoming collaborative Federal Reserve EP.
Jake Jenkins on 01/30/14 - 09:22 AM
In a recent XXL interview, Kendrick Lamar has addressed the Grammys' results, Macklemore winning, and hip-hop culture at the event.
"It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man... He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go." [...] “I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre,” Kendrick said when asked if he thought the Grammys undervalued hip-hop. “We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole,...
Ryan Gardner on 01/29/14 - 10:39 AM
Macklemore sent a text to Kendrick Lamar apologizing for winning best rap album at the Grammys last night.
My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album… I’m honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO. And that’s taking nothing away from The Heist. Just giving GKMC it’s proper respect.. With that being said, thank you to the fans. You’re the reason we were on that stage tonight. And to play Same Love on that platform was a career highlight. The greatest honor of all. That’s what this is about. Progress and art. Thank you. #grammys
Jason Tate on 01/27/14 - 10:54 AM
You can check out the album art for Rick Ross' upcoming new album, Mastermind, in the replies. The album hits stores on March 4th.
Drew Beringer on 01/24/14 - 12:12 PM
Andre 3000 and Big Boi will release new solo albums followed by their Outkast reunion album.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/22/14 - 10:47 AM
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