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Rae Sremmurd have dropped "Throw Sum Mo," featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug. The song is slated to appear on the duo's debut SremmLife, out January 6th. Stream it here.
Ryan Dennehy on 12/08/14 - 09:59 PM
Lil Wayne has taken to twitter to announce yet another delay of Tha Carter V. This time though, he lays the blame squarely at the feet of his label and long time mentor/benefactor Birdman, claiming he and his creativity are prisoners. Pusha T (in a Suge Knight voice) chimed in telling Wayne to move to G.O.O.D. Music if he "wants to drop albums & don't want ur CEO rubbing they hands all in your videos."
Ryan Dennehy on 12/04/14 - 01:35 PM
Ty Dolla $ign has dropped "Stand For," the first single from his upcoming album Free TC. The track was produced by DJ Dahi (of "Worst Behavior" fame) and Diplo. Stream it in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 11/18/14 - 11:42 AM
Pusha T just dropped a new song, "Lunch Money," that was produced by Kanye West. Pusha is currently recording his sophomore solo album King Push, with no word if this song will appear on the LP.
Ryan Dennehy on 11/18/14 - 11:18 AM
Rustie and Kevin Gates have teamed up with Converse to drop the collaborative track "Wait in Line," which you can stream in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 11/12/14 - 11:01 AM
T-Pain has released the title track from his upcoming album Stoicville, which doesn't have a release date yet. No, he doesn't use autotune on it. Stream it in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 11/12/14 - 09:42 AM
Run the Jewels' sophomore album RTJ2 came with a preorder package that promised the album would be remixed entirely with cat noises if it was reached. A fan started a kickstarter to reach the $40,000 price tage, and El-P promised to follow through with the project if it was reached, with the proceeds going to charity. Now, Zola Jesus, Danny Brown's in-house producer Skywlkr, and Just Blaze have all promised to contribute production as well. Additionally, Just Blaze will release all the drum kits he used between 2001 and 2005 for free if the goal is reached.
Ryan Dennehy on 10/08/14 - 10:45 AM
Hit the replies to watch the incredible video for "Never Catch Me," Flying Lotus' equally incredible collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. FlyLo's new album You're Dead! is out October 7th via Warp, and you can catch him on one of the tour dates in the replies..
Ryan Dennehy on 10/01/14 - 09:30 PM
Remember how Kanye got sentenced to 250 hours of community service a while back and it was reported he'd be teaching a fashion class? Looks like that's come to fruition: head to Complex to read a students account of Professor Yeezy's first class.

A highlight? "He did not mention the word Addidas at all."

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Ryan Dennehy on 09/24/14 - 12:31 PM
Future has announced Monster, a new mixtape that's out October 28th. The follow up to this years Honest will be executive produced by Metro Boomin. Check out the title track and the art in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 09/24/14 - 11:49 AM
After more than a decade of false starts and teases, Dr. Dre's perpetually delayed Detox has apparently been renamed. The news comes from an Aftermath producer who says it was changed about two years ago, but declines to actually disclose the new title.
Ryan Dennehy on 09/19/14 - 07:44 AM
Happy Wednesday, the Based God has blessed us with an app centered around emojis of himself.
Ryan Dennehy on 09/17/14 - 03:29 PM
Killer Mike has spoken at length about the appalling situation in Ferguson, MO and was invited to be interviewed on CNN with Brooke Baldwin. Hit the replies to watch the full, insightful interview on militarized police and the injustice in Ferguson.
Ryan Dennehy on 08/20/14 - 05:43 PM
Lil Wayne announced yesterday on SportsCenter of all places that Tha Carter V will be released on October 28th. Weezy has said this is the final installment in the long-running Carter series. Check out the album art in the replies, which continues tha Carter tradition of featuring a tatted-up Wayne in his youth.
Ryan Dennehy on 08/15/14 - 04:11 PM
Drake just released his remix of iLoveMakonnen's song "Club Goin Up On A Tuesday," shortening the title to just "Tuesday." You can stream and download it in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 08/12/14 - 05:53 AM
Following their announcement of some cool tour tricks, Lil Wayne has dropped the second collaboration with Drake that's set to feature on Tha Carter V. Listen to "Grindin" in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 08/08/14 - 01:05 PM
You can watch T.I. and Young Thug perform their song "About the Money" on Jimmy Fallon with the Roots. You can watch the songs music video in the replies, and hey, why not stream the songs remix with fellow Atlanta vet Killer Mike while you're at it?
Ryan Dennehy on 08/08/14 - 10:53 AM
Hype Williams was slated to direct a video for "Robocop" off Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreaks, but it never came out. Now, a CG model named Shihan Barbee has posted a clip of the video to his Instagram. You can watch a previously unearthed behind the scenes of the video in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 08/08/14 - 10:45 AM
In what might be my favorite piece of tour novelties ever, Drake and Lil Wayne have released a Capcom-developed app based on Street Fighter called "DvsLW" to accompany their upcoming "Drake VS. Lil Wayne Tour." The app will apparently allow the crowd at the tour to "power up" the rappers during a rap battle portion of the concert by button mashing. They're also including trading cards featuring the rappers in the tours VIP packages.
Ryan Dennehy on 08/07/14 - 10:15 AM
In the grand tradition of Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber's snarky and confrontational depositions -- TMZ has acquired a transcript of Kanye West's deposition during the court proceedings over his assault of a paparazzi last summer. It includes Ye telling the photog's lawyer that he "represents scum," "needs a hall pass" to use the n-word, compares celebrities to pre-Civil Rights Movement black Americans, and that he's "the smartest fucking celebrity you'll ever meet. I'm not Britney Spears." No, no you are not, Kanye, and we love you for it.
Ryan Dennehy on 08/06/14 - 01:12 PM
Run the Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, have posted a snippet of a new track called "Blockbuster Night Part 1." The preview comes as they prepare to embark on their North American tour starting this week. Stream the snippet and check the tour dates in the replies. Also, their follow-up to last years Run the Jewels is also being mixed tomorrow, so expect the record soon.
Ryan Dennehy on 07/29/14 - 02:33 PM
Lil Wayne has dropped another track from Tha Carter V called "Krazy." Check it out below.
Chris Collum on 06/27/14 - 11:37 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 - 10:13 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 - 10:06 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 - 02:59 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 - 08:11 AM
Stream The Roots' new allbum ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin in full over at Pitchfork Advance.
Chris Collum on 05/13/14 - 02:04 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 - 11:54 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 - 05:37 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 - 12:26 PM
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 - 12:16 PM
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 - 07:32 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 - 12:48 PM
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 - 12:02 PM
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 - 08:33 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 - 10:22 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 - 12:17 PM
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 - 07:05 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 - 12:47 PM
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 - 08:41 AM
Head to the replies to see Atmosphere's video for their song "Kanye West."
Blake Solomon on 04/14/14 - 10:17 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 - 11:44 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 - 04:22 PM
Stream and download a new Drake track titled "Draft Day" in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/01/14 - 09:13 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 - 02:04 PM
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