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Source Exclusive: Casanova 2x Speaks On His Recording Process

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[jwplayer Tle878fb]   One of Brooklyn’s hottest emerging artist, Roc Nation signee Casanova 2x, reminds fans and aspiring rappers the value of authenticity in the studio. Fans have been patiently waiting for new hood bangers from the rapper, and he’s giving them what they want with his nine-track EP Commissary.  Casanova sat down with The […]

Listen To Kanye’s New Album On the Stationhead App Tonight

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In case you’re not excited enough for Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight, Stationhead might just be able to salvage your night. At midnight, they’ll exclusively be streaming Kanye West’s new album on their G.O.O.D Music station.   Tune into G.O.O.D. Music Radio for a communal listening session and discussion -12am ET- download STATIONHEAD to […]

Childish Gambino Scores First Number 1 Single

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If the “Awaken, My Love!” album is really going to be his last, Childish Gambino is truly making it his best. “This Is America” has officially reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, giving Gambino his first career number one single. The thought-provoking visual for the song wasn’t a bad push either, helping the song  set a […]

Mother’s Day Special: 10 Flyest Hip-Hop Moms

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Happy Mother’s Day, everybody! We’re sending a special shoutout to all the mothers out there, especially those that exist in our Hip-Hop family. Without them — the women who gave birth to rap icons, the ladies who gave rap icons an heir (or Heiress!) to the throne and mothers who stepped up to love children from […]

J. Cole Is Being the Bigger Man In His Ongoing Mumble Rap Feuds

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J. Cole’s single “1985 (Intro to the Fall Off)” from his new KOD album set a lot of rappers off, mainly those that we’ve come to know as the “Mumble Rap” generation. However, it was during the Dreamville MC’s set at JMBLYA Festival this past weekend where we really got to see who’s the bigger […]

A-Lex Releases Layers, Vol. 1. Debuts ‘Goals’ ft. Musiq Soulchild

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Layers Vol. 1 is a collaborative album that resembles the format of projects by DJ Khaled with feature-based content. Here A-Lex showcases his talents as both an artist and a producer. Layers represents the power that’s created when people come together. You might be strong alone but you’re still just one person. When you come […]

The Resurgence: The Last Poets ‘Understand What Black Is’

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Even while on a 20-year hiatus, their influence could still be felt. The likes of Notorious B.I.G., NWA, A Tribe Called Quest, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and countless others have sampled their timeless sound. A sound crafted in East Harlem in the 1970s that shaped hip-hop during it’s earliest stages. The Last Poets, comprised of Abiodun […]

Where Does Hip-Hop Stand on Gun Laws Following the Parkland Shooting?

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R&B Singer Rico Love once said that contradiction is “a part of human nature” and everybody has “a little bit of hypocrisy in them.” This sentiment could not be more true when it comes to Hip-Hop’s relationship with guns. Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students […]

Lonzo Ball And DJ Drama Due For A Studio Session?

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When you talk about the mixtape game, a conversation cannot take place without mentioning DJ Drama. All things considered, when Drama gives his opinion or hints at working with an artist–its big news. TMZ caught up with the infamous DJ at an airport in Los Angeles. In light of the All-Star festivities and a recent musical […]

Rakim Sets The World on Fire With Tweets About Today’s Rap Music

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Rakim is not rocking with today’s hip-hop scene. The Goat emcee and one half of the legendary DJ/Rapper duo Eric B & Rakim, took to Twitter on Tuesday to – with as much detail as possible and taking full advantage of the extended character count– make his opinion on the rap scene today known. “You […]

Omeeezy Chappo Releases New Visuals For ‘Chilling’

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There’s a lot in store for Omeeezy Chappo in 2018. One month in, and he’s already heating it up with new music. ‘Chilling’ is the first single he has released from his highly anticipated mixtape ‘Street Pharmacist’. The Chicago native who is known for his bass-bumpin’ rhymes, has performed with the likes of 2 Chainz, […]

The Top Spot: Eminem Announces 4th Headlining Festival This Year

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To say Eminem is making a strong comeback would be an understatement. The rapper whose anti-Trump free-stlye recently went viral, announced today that he will be the headliner of the famous Tennessee based festival, Bonnaroo. Bonnaroo is set to go down June 7-10th in Manchester, TN and Eminem will be in great company as Anderson […]

Philly’s Chill Moody Gets Sentimental With ‘Hey Momma’

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There’s always a place for a little sentimental hip-hop in today’s music space. Today, Chill Moody is providing us with those vibes that makes you want to call your mom up just to say hey. The Philadelphia-based recording artist celebrated his mother’s birthday on his latest offering, “Hey Momma.” With jazzy production, courtesy of Secret […]

Chief Keef Drops ‘Dedication’ EP

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Chief Keef has a new feature-packed EP titled, ‘Dedication’. The rapper who has been laying low since the end of 2015, is ready to reclaim his place in music, however, he hasn’t been completely out of the limelight since then. Recently he had a one on one with Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh for an […]

Is Ma$e Open to Battling On URLtv?

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Ayo Beasley… holla at Smack and set this jawn up! From Harlem USA to Anytown, East Jablip, the streets are talking about the beef between Ma$e and Cam’ron.   And while we NEVER want anything to trickle over into real rap rumble, we must admit hearing rap battles on “wax” gives us a bit of nostalgia. […]

Husser Puts Montreal On The Map With ‘Geto Rock For The Youth’

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Hip-hop’s influence has stretched far beyond the hot-spot destinations we’ve come to know. Also, it’s no secret that you can feel the influence of the genre anywhere in the world. In this case, north of the border in Toronto’s neighboring city, Montreal, resides Husser. A rapper whose unique approach to the genre is delightfully hard […]

August Alsina Calls Out Def Jam Over Album Woes

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August Alsina has a lot on his mind, allegedly. Today on Twitter, the singer let off some steam after calling out Def Jam for postponing his album’s release. “I would love to put my album out but Def Jam is holding it/me hostage because the system is not up & running until next year so […]