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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
Hit the replies to see the album art for the standard and deluxe editions of Schoolboy Q's forthcoming Oxymoron. You can pre-order the album via iTunes, and there's a new song up for immediate download there called "Break the Bank," produced by The Alchemist. Still no complete track listing as of yet though. The record drops February 25th through Interscope Records / Top Dawg Entertainment.
Chris Collum on 01/20/14 - 09:54 PM
Hit the replies to watch Schoolboy Q's new video for the track "Man of the Year." #Oxymoron drops February 25th and if you aren't excited you probably haven't been paying attention.
Chris Collum on 01/17/14 - 11:47 AM
Chuck Inglish will release his solo debut album, Convertibles on April 8th via Federal Prism/Sounds Like Fun. You can stream his new track called "Legs" featuring Chromeo in the replies.

Track Listing
01) Elevators (Feat. Buddy & Polyvester The Saint)
02) Swervin (Feat. Sir Michael Rocks & Polyvester The Saint)
03) Legs (Feat. Chromeo)
04) Came Thru/Easily (Feat. Mac Miller & Ab-Soul)
05) Attitude (Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)
06) Mas O Menos
07) Money Clip (Feat. Vic Mensa, Retch, Hassani Kwess, Sulaiman)
08) Prism (Feat. Jade)
09) Game Time (Feat. Action Bronson)
10) Hurt You Back (Feat. Benny Cassette & Sabi)
11) Dreamy
12) Glam (Feat. Chance the Rapper)
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/16/14 - 05:19 PM
Run the Jewels will be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on January 22nd, backed by The Roots. Get hyped in the replies!
Chris Collum on 01/16/14 - 11:14 AM
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis recently performed "Can't Hold Us" on a NYC bus. Check out the video in the replies - it's pretty cool.
Ryan Gardner on 01/15/14 - 11:07 AM
Rick Ross will release his new album, Mastermind, on March 4th. You can also stream his latest (awesome) single, "Devil Is A Lie (feat. Jay Z)," in the replies. RUH!
Drew Beringer on 01/14/14 - 01:16 PM
Erik Nielson and Charis E. Kubrin, writing for The New York Times, have published an article that looks at a New Jersey Supreme Court case that will determine if rap lyrics can be used as evidence of a crime.
More than a decade later, this bias appears to persist, leaving rap music as vulnerable as ever to judicial abuse. Although appellate courts in Massachusetts and Maryland have recently reversed convictions after citing prosecutors for their improper use of rap lyrics or videos as evidence, most similar appeals are unsuccessful. Just this summer the Supreme Court of Nevada upheld the admissibility of rap lyrics as evidence in a first-degree murder case. A definitive ruling by the...
Jason Tate on 01/14/14 - 01:06 PM
After both pursuing solo projects, Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish will come back this year to release another album as The Cool Kids, titled Shark Week.
Jake Denning on 01/11/14 - 10:55 AM
This article on The Daily Beast, by Rawiya Kameir, discusses how Jay Z's business side has led to him appearing not trustworthy.
Last fall, critics and fans wanted to see Jay Z take a principled stance by publicly condemning Barney's for its proven track record of racially profiling black customers; instead, he moved to donate 100 percent, rather than the original 25 percent, of his capsule line's revenue to charity. No doubt contracts and other constraints limited his choices, but it further entrenched the perception that he is actively retreating deeper into strictly self-serving territory. The same applies to his involvement with the Brooklyn Nets, whose Barclays Center eyesore is a...
Jason Tate on 01/10/14 - 11:47 AM
Here's some exciting news to brighten up your day: Chance The Rapper says he's going to be moving in with James Blake and that the two will be working on music together.
Jake Jenkins on 01/09/14 - 12:53 PM
In addition to Coachella, OutKast will also be headlining the Governor's Ball Music Festival in New York City.

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Blake Solomon on 01/09/14 - 12:01 PM
Following the news that Common would be releasing his new album, Nobody Smiling later this year, he's gone and dropped a new track called "War." Jump to the replies to give it a listen.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/06/14 - 09:32 PM
Common has announced that he will be releasing a new album this year called Nobody Smiling, which will be entirely produced by No I.D. Check out a video in the replies of Common giving more details about the record in a recent interview.
Jake Jenkins on 01/06/14 - 06:16 PM
Fact is reporting on rumors that Pusha T's recently begun 20-day studio session with The Neptunes is actually for a Clipse reunion album, lord willin'.
Ryan Dennehy on 01/06/14 - 03:41 PM
According to The Source, Pusha T has begun a 20 day recording session with production duo The Neptunes to begin recording his sophomore album King Push.
Jake Jenkins on 01/02/14 - 07:08 PM
Vampire Weekend have welcomed us into the new year with a remix of their excellent song "Step," featuring the likes of Danny Brown, Despot, and Heems. Download the track here.
Jake Jenkins on 01/02/14 - 11:21 AM
Head here to stream/download a new Drake track titled "Trophies," which you may recognize from the Nothing Was The Same trailer.
Jake Jenkins on 12/29/13 - 09:44 AM
Hit the replies to stream and download a new Drake track featuring Soulja Boy called "We Made It Freestyle."
Ryan Dennehy on 12/28/13 - 08:53 AM
Main Attrakionz have shared a video for their new song "G.O. All I Know," which you can check out in the replies. The Friendzone-produced 808's & Dark Grapes III is due out in January.
Jake Jenkins on 12/26/13 - 09:26 PM
Ryan Hemsworth, who released one of our favorite dance records of the year, has posted a 10-song remix pack on twitter for free download. It includes unreleased remixes for Future, Disclosure, Chief Keef, and Beyonce among others. Full tracklisting is in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 12/26/13 - 08:51 AM
Lil' B has released a new 101 song mixtape for Christmas.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/25/13 - 10:02 PM
Kendrick Lamar has released the first part for his new music video for "Sing About Me", which is in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/20/13 - 05:15 PM
Shad's video for "Remember to Remember" ft. Lights can be seen over at Complex Mag.
Deborah Remus on 12/10/13 - 08:20 AM
While in Portland, OR tuesday evening, Drake donated a "substantial cash donation" to help Union Gospel Mission buy more blankets to serve the local homeless community.
Jake Denning on 12/06/13 - 10:15 AM
It looks like Chance The Rapper will be featured on Justin Bieber's next #MusicMondays release. The track is titled "Confident" and will be available at midnight on Monday.
Jake Jenkins on 12/05/13 - 05:14 PM
Jay Z ranked his own albums on his blog this morning. Ranking of albums? Kinda feels like an AP.net thread. Anyway, his annotated list is below ... agree? Disagree? He definitely got Kingdom Come right.

1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album... fuck... Streets, Where I'm from, You Must Love Me...)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it's good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone...)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone... oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many...
Jason Tate on 12/05/13 - 11:28 AM
Jay-Z and Beyonce are going to go vegan for 22 days.
Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way. On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!! This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a “plant-based breakfast” everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought…

Why now? There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas...
Jason Tate on 12/04/13 - 12:10 PM
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