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Head to the replies to see Atmosphere's video for their song "Kanye West."
Blake Solomon on 04/14/14 - 09:17 AM
Ok, not really ... but Drake did appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live for a special segment of "I Witness News." He dons a beard and wig before taking to the street to talk to people about, you guessed it, Drake. He accuses himself of peeing in Baby Gap and refusing to acknowledge white sports players at the Espys, which he's hosting later this year. Full video is in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/11/14 - 10:44 AM
An upcoming Pusha T concert at North Carolina State has been cancelled, supposedly due to unfounded rumors about the Virginia rapper's possible gang affiliation.
Chris Collum on 04/03/14 - 03:22 PM
Stream and download a new Drake track titled "Draft Day" in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/01/14 - 08:13 PM
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
In a commercial that aired on NBA TV today, Lil B called out long-time foe Kevin Durant. This comes after Based God reignited their beef with a diss track called "Fuck KD", and which previously included him laying a curse on Durant after KD insulted the rapper. Check out the commercial in the replies (it's towards the end of the video).
Ryan Dennehy on 03/21/14 - 04:58 PM
Wu-Tang Clan have dropped a comeback single called "Keep Watch." Listen here.
Chris Collum on 03/18/14 - 09:06 PM
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
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$AP Rocky and French producer Gesaffelstein, who produced "Send It Up" from Yeezus. Listen to the track here.
Chris Collum on 02/28/14 - 10:50 AM
Kid Cudi released his album Satellite Flight to iTunes by surprise last night. The album art is in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/25/14 - 06:26 AM
Following his unlikely performance/collaboration with Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar is going to be working with psych-rock act Tame Impala on a remix their song of "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" for the upcoming Divergent soundtrack out March 11th. The OST will also feature a collaboration between A$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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jason Tate on 01/15/14 - 12:58 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
We don't have any specific dates yet besides the already-announced Coachella and Governor's Ball gigs, but it appears that OutKast will be headlining over forty different festivals throughout this year.
Chris Collum on 01/13/14 - 08:10 AM
Ronnie Radke's new aptly titled rap song, "Stupid Boy," is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/09/14 - 12:04 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
Ronnie Radke has decided he's going to make a rap mixtape.
Well, I'm doing a mix tape right now with everybody on the scene that's doing well. Danny [Worsnop] from Asking Alexandria, Andy [Biersack] from Black Veil Brides is singing on it. It's all rap, but they're singing all the choruses on it. There's Jacoby [Shaddix] from Papa Roach. There's Deuce, and we've got Craig Mabbitt [from Escape the Fate] singing on it. There's more too, but every track is going to be someone.
Jason Tate on 11/21/13 - 11:54 AM
You can watch the TDE (Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad and Kendrick Lamar) cypher from the BET Hip-Hop Awards here.
Jake Denning on 10/15/13 - 06:50 PM
In the replies you can check out a video for a new song from Chimurenga Renaissance, a side-project from Baba Maraire of Shabazz Palaces. It's taken from the album Pungwe.
Chris Collum on 09/18/13 - 02:25 PM
Check out a new song from The Weeknd featuring Drake called "Live For" over on Soundcloud.
Blake Solomon on 08/19/13 - 08:47 AM
On Drake's "Jodeci Freestyle," J. Cole rapped "I’m artistic, you ****** is autistic, retarded." Following some outcry, he has issued an apology. Drake has since joined Cole with his own apology via his website, claiming responsibility for the lyric as it was on his song.
Ryan Dennehy on 07/25/13 - 08:49 AM
The RIAA has changed it's rules regarding digital sales and platinum eligibility, meaning that once Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail is released to Samsung Galaxy users, it will essentially have gone platinum.
Going forward, sales of albums in digital format will become eligible on the release date, while sales of albums in physical format will still become eligible for certification 30 days after the release date.

Not only do we believe it’s sensible and logical to align digital album rules with those we have maintained for digital singles since the program’s inception, we also consider today’s move in line with our larger efforts to modernize the G&P Program to reflect the new music...
Ryan Dennehy on 07/02/13 - 06:27 AM
Hit the replies to see Kendrick Lamar's new music video for "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe".
Jake Jenkins on 05/13/13 - 10:54 AM
XXL Freshman 2013 has been revealed. Check the replies to see which rap artists are on this year's list, which include Joey Badass, Logic, Angel Haze, and Action Bronson.
Dre Okorley on 04/08/13 - 07:49 AM
It looks like Duality, the debut from Captain Murphy (aka the hip-hop project of Flying Lotus), will soon be available on vinyl.
Chris Collum on 03/17/13 - 11:26 PM
Is there any reason you wouldn't want to listen to a Juicy J remix of a Passion Pit song? The answer, of course, is "no." You can stream the official remix of "Constant Conversations" from last year's Gossamer in the replies.
Chris Collum on 02/28/13 - 09:49 AM
Head to the replies to hear a new Juicy J song, "One of Those Nights," featuring The Weeknd.
Jake Jenkins on 02/20/13 - 04:03 PM
Joey Bada$$ recently announced a tour that will also feature his Pro Era crew as well as support from Flatbush Zombies. Dates are in the replies.
Chris Collum on 02/20/13 - 10:15 AM
XXL is now letting people vote for 2013's Top 10 Freshman. Choose from Joey Badass, Action Bronson, Logic, Schoolboy Q, and more. You only get one vote!
Dre Okorley on 01/22/13 - 03:53 PM
Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd will be performing this year's 106FM Cali Christmas show.
Dre Okorley on 10/30/12 - 08:16 AM
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