When J. Cole dropped KOD on Friday (April 20), album closer “1985 (Intro To ‘The Fall Off’)” immediately stirred up some controversy with the line, “I heard one of em diss me, I’m surprised/ I ain’t trippin, listen good to my reply.” Several Twitter users scrambled to figure out who Cole was targeting and many concluded it […]

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Denmark Vessey has combined two projects into one for his Sun Go Nova collection. The Mello Music Group artist’s new release is comprised of a five-track EP and a beat tape. The EP, Volume 1, is produced by Earl Sweatshirt and Knxwledge. Vic Spencer, ADAD and DrxQuinnX make guest appearances on this portion of the collection. […]

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Curren$y has released his Air Freshna EP, a surprise project in celebration of 4/20. Air Freshna continues the veteran rapper’s annual tradition of dropping a project on “Weed Day,” a ritual that dates back to 2015 when he released Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes. The three-track EP features no listed guest appearances. Cool & Dre, Smitty Beatz and 808 Ray handle duties behind […]

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J. Cole released his highly anticipated fifth studio album KOD on Friday (April 20), and fans online are already singling out the LP’s closing track — “1985 (Intro to ‘The Fall Off’)” — for its subliminal shots. While the song serves as a lecture of sorts for today’s new generation of so-called “mumble rappers,” many fans and […]

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It’s been 24 years since Nas released his classic debut, Illmatic. Now, fans can enjoy it in a completely new way as the legendary MC has dropped a live version of the LP backed by the National Symphony Orchestra. Nas performed this rendition of Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center in […]

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Havoc, the surviving member of the legendary Mobb Deep, isn’t taking too kindly to a lawsuit filed against the group, seeing that his late brother-in-rhyme, Prodigy, hasn’t even been dead a full year. “About the manager suing Mobb Deep … I mean, what kinda sicko sues his artist after he dies knowing that man got […]

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A little over a week after releasing the Ringside 6 EP, Smoke DZA has returned with a new studio album titled Not For Sale. “It’s a personal project to me,” DZA told RealStreetRadio in a recent interview. “It’s a new bookmark in the chapter of Smoke … It’s new experiences, a new vibe and a […]

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Killer Mike has been heavily criticized on social media after participating in an interview with the National Rifle Association’s 24-hour network. The backlash turned the Run The Jewels MC into a trending topic on Twitter on Saturday (March 24) and prompted him to address his critics. The interview became a lightning rod for controversy after […]

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Radio host Charlamagne Tha God is now one of the elite few who have heard new tunes from Kanye West. According to TMZ, while hanging with ‘Ye in Calabasas, California to interview the rapper, Charlamagne was able to preview new music. Kanye confirmed the news himself, telling a TMZ reporter Charlamagne “heard some shit” as they […]

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Windy City rapper Lupe Fiasco managed to drop Drogas Light last year, but he was still two albums short of his goal to release three albums in 2017 (or 2016). While chopping it up with Billboard about gaming, Lupe took time to speak on what exactly happened with the other two albums. He said it was essentially sample […]

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After releasing two mixtapes and scoring a hit with “iSpy” featuring Lil Yachty, California native KYLE has announced the release date for his Light Of Mine debut album will be May 18. The California native dropped a single from the project with Kehlani called “Playinwitime” back in March and he also confirmed Grammy Award-nominated artist Khalid […]

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Post Malone has shared more info about his upcoming Beerbongs & Bentleys album. Along with the album’s pre-order information comes a tracklist with some big features, including Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy, Swae Lee and YG. Guest spots from 21 Savage and Ty Dolla $ign had already been revealed through previous singles “rockstar” and “Psycho,” respectively. The 18-track […]

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Seemingly out of nowhere, J. Cole announced this week he was dropping a new studio album titled KOD on Friday (April 20). Now, the Dreamville founder has shared the cover art and tracklist for the project. The cover art features the words “This album is in no way intended to glorify addiction” and drawings of several children […]

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As part of the promotional run for his recently released Wasted Talent album, Jim Jones stopped by ItsTheReal’s A Waste of Time podcast to chop it up about a number topics with hosts Eric and Jeff Rosenthal. This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome East Harlem's own @jimjonescapo to the Upper West Side […]

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Less than a year ago, Snoop Dogg was one of Hip Hop’s most prominent critics of President Donald Trump. But in a new interview for TV One’s Uncensored, Tha Doggfather explained why he’s stopped antagonizing the commander-in-chief. “You don’t answer to politics with negativity and the same energy that they have, because you’ll never win,” […]

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