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Snoop Dogg To Honor Tupac Shakur With Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Tupac‘s legendary career will be celebrated next month with the late rapper’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Pac’s former label mate and contemporary, Snoop Dogg, is also set to oversee the installation– making the honorary ceremony nothing but a

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The Cool Kids Reunite In Psychedelic New Video “TV Dinner”

Crispy Chi-Town rap greats, The Cool Kids, went their separate ways an odd number of years ago–but the duo, comprised of Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks, are back and seemingly here to stay. The eclectic lyricists recently blessed fans with

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Remy Ma vs. Nicki Minaj Is Exactly What Hip-Hop Needs Right Now

In the days of “mumble rap” and “Twitter fingers,” hip-hop shares the likeness of an amateur at the balance beam– unstable and unsure of its next step. This past week, however, hip-hop purists and others alike were treated to not

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DJ Premier Taps Miguel For Funky New Single “2 Lovin U”

It’s been nearly two years since Miguel’s Wildheart came and went off of our radar. Since then, the songwriter has gone on to bless us with SoundCloud loosies and a rolodex of bold features. Fortunately for fans, however, Miguel is revisiting

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J. Cole Reveals ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ Tour Dates

Last October, hip-hop fans everywhere collectively sighed in disbelief after J. Cole announced his performance at The Meadows Festival would be his “last show, for a very long time.” Thankfully, the Fayetteville rapper was only bluffing. In support of his

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Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q Score Their First Platinum Solo Singles

Congratulations are in order for TDE’s Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q. The TDE label mates have earned their first solo certified platinum singles for “Alright”and “Studio,” respectively. As two of hip-hop’s most promising stars, it’s a bit surprising that K.

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Migos Dish On Their Favorite Eats, Time Travel & Their Versace Habit

How did Vogue manage to keep up with the runaway success that is Migos? Hop in a sprinter van and ask the biggest rap group in the world a succession of “rapper-fire” questions, of course. In the midst of NYFW

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Troi Irons Blazes Towards Paradise In “Today” Video

At first glance Troi Irons could easily be labeled as R&B’s newest spawn of neo-soul, but her undercurrent of rock and rebellion is completely undeniable. Born Troi Alexandria Irons in honor of the twin forces of the Ancient Greek city,

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Joey Bada$$ Proves He’s Destined For “Victory” With Mountain Dew Collaboration

2017 is sizing up to be a major year for Joey Bada$$. As the Brooklyn emcee gears up to release his sophomore project ‘AABA’, fans have been gifted with SoundCloud loosies left and right. Fresh off the heels of the

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Notorious B.I.G. ‘One More Chance’ Documentary In Production

As the 20th anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.‘s tragic death draws near, a biographical documentary is officially underway. Under the direction of the Malloy Brothers, the life and times of the legendary rapper will be brought to the small screen. The

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DJ Khaled Taps Beyoncé and Jay Z For New Single “Shining”

While the Grammys may have overlooked the tremendous year DJ Khaled has had, that isn’t putting a halt on the producer’s winning streak. As the biggest night in music wrapped up on Sunday, Khaled gifted fans with a star powered

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24hrs Lights Up SOBs And Leaves His Mark On New York

Atlanta enigma, 24hrs, is a rarity in the music landscape of today. While he offers a sound that is polished, precise, and a progressive alternative to the trap wave subduing ATL, Twenty isn’t a fan of the limelight. Often times

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Rapsody Shares ‘Crown’ EP Featuring Anderson .Paak, Ab-Soul, & More

Rapsody isn’t losing steam anytime soon. Following a tremendous break-out year, the North Carolina lyricist is back to deliver a new project that boasts production from 9th Wonder and includes guest spots from Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, and more. The opening

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If You Don’t Know Now You Know: Five Facts About Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’

Today in 1988, Michael Jackson released “Smooth Criminal.” The up-beat track intertwined with the King of Pop’s piercing vocals told the story of a woman named Annie who was violently attacked by a smooth assailant. The single was featured on

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Hip-Hop Horror-ay: 13 Essential Rap Songs For Your Halloween Playlist

As Halloween nears closer let the last of you worries be what’s on your playlist. From Kanye West to Biggie to Method Man, these tracks will bring out the monster, ghoul, and goblin in all of us. Check out our

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Kareem “Biggs” Burke Brings Hip-Hop History To NYC With ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Pop Up Shop

Kareem “Biggs” Burke is a mythical legend of sorts. While he was at the helm of one of the most iconic rap labels to date, Biggs’ was as much of a mystery as the origin of Roc-a-Fella’s namesake. His influence,

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Get Your Life With Yaya Bey’s New ‘The Many Alter-Egos Of Trill’eta Brown’ EP

Politically aware singer and poet Yaya Bey has blessed the internet with her debut EP, The Many Alter–Egos Of Trill’etta Brown. Throughout the 10-track project, the New York native embraces the fullness and multi-faceted aspects of black womanhood. On featured cut “Get $ Trixie,”

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Bryson Tiller Seeks Forgiveness on New Single “Let Me Explain”

Bryson Tiller has finally blessed our ears with new music since his 2016 debut full-length release that set the industry ablaze, TRAPSOUL. Over the course of this year, the 23-year-old has racked up an impressive list of collaborations including Travis Scott’s “First Take”

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Nas Addresses Police Brutality On New Robin Thicke Single “Deep”

It’s been quite some time since we’ve last heard the melodious harmonies of Robin Thicke. But R&B purists and others alike need not fret for the singer has been busy at work prepping his new solo album, a follow up

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A$AP Rocky Taps Lil Uzi Vert Up For New MTV Labs’ Teaser

Grammy nominations and platinum-selling albums aside, A$AP Rocky can now officially add creative director to his impressive resume. The Harlem rapper will be at the helm of MTV Lab‘s programming, a channel that is ushering in hip-hop’s newest generation. While

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The Complete H&M x Kenzo Lookbook Is Finally Here

Back in July, fashion enthusiasts and others alike got a taste of the forthcoming Kenzo x H&M collection as Chance the Rapper, Iman, and Suboi sported the eclectic designs for a Jean-Paul Goude ad campaign. But for those of us

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Ben & Jerry’s Announces Support For #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Ben & Jerry’s is declaring their support for the Black Lives Matter movement one scoop at a time. The ice cream maker’s recent statement supporting BLM is so real you’ll want to go out and cheat on your diet. On

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