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Lil Wayne has dropped another track from Tha Carter V called "Krazy." Check it out below.
Chris Collum on 06/27/14 - 10:37 AM
Producer Mike WiLL Made It just released the second single from his upcoming Interscope debut, Est. in 1989 Pt. 3. "Buy the World" features Future, Lil Wayne, and Kendrick Lamar and can be heard at Complex.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/16/14 - 09:13 AM
S-Type will release a new EP titled Rosario on LuckyMe on June 23rd. You can check out "Lost Girls" in the replies via the Fader - the song was apparently slated to appear on Drake's Nothing Was the Same but didn't quite make the cut.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/16/14 - 09:06 AM
Somehow the Grammys had yet to allow songs featuring sampling (primarily hip hop) or interpolation to be considered for every category, including majors like Song of the Year. That changed today, with the Recording Academy announcing a number of rule and name changes that included making songs that sample valid contenders for every category.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/12/14 - 01:59 PM
Update: The whole song can be streamed via soundcloud.

Update #2: Guess no one's actually heard the whole song yet.

A portion of a new song by Kanye West appears in an Adidas ad. According to one of the songs producers, Hudson Mohawke, it's titled "God Level." Watch the ad in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/24/14 - 07:11 AM
Stream The Roots' new allbum ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin in full over at Pitchfork Advance.
Chris Collum on 05/13/14 - 01:04 PM
"The first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the motherfucking West Coast." - Dr. Dre.

Looks like Dr. Dre thinks Apple is about to buy Beats.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 10:54 AM
Future has released a video game based on his song "I Won" with Kanye West, a highlight from his new album Honest. The game is based around turning women into trophies by throwing chains at them. It is appalling.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/07/14 - 04:37 PM
Ok, not really - but the two did have some fun on twitter yesterday, with Regis poking fun at Raekwon's nickname of "the Chef" with #DownWithTheWu. Then Rae asked "Uncle Regis" for a turkey burger. I like to imagine a world where these two have the highest rated morning talk show in the country.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/07/14 - 11:26 AM
A teaser for Wu-Tang Clan's forthcoming Once Upon a Time in Shaolin has been confirmed to feature Cher's vocals. That's the "museum" album, not the commercially released A Better Tomorrow. She will be making appearances on two of the albums tracks, and recorded her pieces separately from the Clan. Check out the teaser in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/07/14 - 11:16 AM
You can now download 2 Chainz' new EP Free Base for free. It features A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, and the recently released-from-jail Lil Boosie, among others.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/05/14 - 06:32 PM
Data scientist Matt Daniels decided to take a look at the lyrics of popular hip-hop acts and analyze how diverse they are.
Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, he uses 28,829 words, suggesting he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever. I decided to compare this data point against the most famous artists in hip hop.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 11:48 AM
Last night TMZ caught up with Death Row Records' Suge Knight who claimed that Tupac is still alive and "on an island smoking a Cuban cigar." Let's just say it's been a weird week for music news.
Jason Tate on 05/02/14 - 11:02 AM
Following Drake's "incident" last week the Toronto Raptors distributed 1,200 free OVO/Drake-branded lint rollers during game five of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets last night. Life has begun to parody itself and I'm not sure how I feel about it.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/01/14 - 07:33 AM
R&B auteur The-Dream just released a lyric video for an overtly political new track titled "Black." The video includes imagery from the Donald Sterling controversy and various social movements, and concludes with this written message: "Black isn't just a color. Black isn't just a race anymore. It's a feeling and a place from which one feels isolated by the world of the governing elite. Classism is the new racism. This is what black feels like." There's no announced single or album to accompany the song, but you can watch the video in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/29/14 - 09:22 PM
Welcome to hip-hop in 2014: on the newest DJ Khaled track "They Don't Love You No More," Jay Z raps "Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my drawstring / Wrong sport boy, you know you soft as a lacrosse team," in a possible Drake diss. This didn't go over well with Major League Lacrosse, who took the opportunity to lambast Hov, claiming that he "wouldn't last one minute on a lacrosse field," and go on to say "he is more than welcome to come to any of our games and try."
Lacrosse is often called the fastest sport on two feet. Players are on the field dodging and shooting balls at over 100 miles per hour.
With that said we don’t think Jay-Z knows what he’s talking about when he calls...
Ryan Dennehy on 04/29/14 - 11:17 AM
Future has released the video for "I Won," a track featuring Kanye West about their respective fiances. The track comes from Future's new LP Honest, which is out Tuesday and can be streamed at MTV. You can watch the video in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/18/14 - 06:05 AM
The odd, acrimonious situation in Wu-Tang Clan over their 20th anniversary album A Better Tomorrow continues to escalate. This time, Raekwon took long winded, angry shots at RZA over the situation in a Rolling Stone interview. He says he's "on strike" from Wu-Tang, and says RZA's "like being a coach and you won rings back in the day, but now your team is in ninth place. It’s time for a new fucking game plan." The interview is chock full of insight from Rae on a number of topics and is well worth the read.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/17/14 - 11:47 AM
Rumor has it that Beyoncé and Jay Z are planning a national tour as co-headliners this summer. Supposedly called "The Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour," it will run from June 13 through August 6, with eventual European dates planned as well.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/17/14 - 07:41 AM
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
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