MTV2 Announces New Show, “Off the Bat From the MLB Fan Cave”

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MTV2 has just announced that they will be releasing a new show titled, Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave and it will focus on everything baseball! The show is executively produced by David Ortiz and will be hosted by Fat Joe, Sway, Chris Distefano and the very beautiful, Melanie Iglesias. The hosts will […]

Rick Ross Addresses Job As Correctional Officer

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Back in 2008, pictures surfaced of Rick Ross working as a correctional officer. Ross denied that he used to be a c.o., but later recanted his statements by admitting that did work as a correctional officer. On “Rich Is Gangsta,” a song off Rozay’s Mastermind album, the Maybach boss address his past 9-5 when he raps, “The […]

Yeezus Tour Returns With All New Enemies, Wassup Sway

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Kanye West is back on the road again, so you know what that means: new secret tracks, more masks, crazy mountains, and rants—oh the glorious rants. Yeezus has been Ye’s platform to air out everything that has been bothering him over the past few years, and he hasn’t held anything back. Attacking the fashion industry for […]

Wiz Khalifa “Got Me Some More” On Sway In The Morning

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Wiz Khalifa has been keeping updates on his upcoming Blacc Hollywood on the low recently. Last time we heard of it, Wiz mentioned that The Weeknd would be one of the many popular acts featured on his fifth studio album.  However, during his visit to the Shade 45 office this morning, DJ Bonics, Wiz’s official […]

The Soundtrack Series Goes Hip-Hop This Thursday

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The Soundtrack Series is a monthly reading series and podcast in New York City that has gained national popularity via it’s animated, emotional and often hilarious true-life stories about music.  Similar to the popular MOTH series, The Soundtrack Series features personal storytelling performances with each story centered around a particular song and the role the […]

Bun B, A$AP Rocky & Vic Mensa ‘MTV RapFix Live’ Cypher


This is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration. On yesterday’s segment of MTV RapFix Live, Houston rapper Bun B, New York’s own A$AP Rocky and the newest act out of Chicago Vic Mensa appeared and threw down some bars with veteran DJ Red Alert holding down the beat. Vic stepped up first to drop his verse before the […]

Eminem: “Pharoahe Monch Is Incredible, He’s Been Ahead Of His Time”

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Eminem sat down with Sway on Shade 45 yesterday for a special Q&A along with fans and several members of the press. The recently named Youtube Artist of The Year goes in depth with Sway for more than an hour on music, life experiences, and of course, Em’s new project, MMLP2. In a highlight moment […]

Eminem Talks Rihanna Collaboration With Sway


Yesterday, Shade 45’s founder Eminem chopped it up with Sway on the Sirius XM radio station. The town-hall style interview went in depth behind Eminem’s sequel to his most revered album. Along with several other topics, the Shady Records CEO spoke up about his collaboration with RocNation bombshell Rihanna on “Monster”. “As soon as I […]

Rick Ross Recruiting Bobby Womack For New ‘Mastermind’ LP

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Rozay takes the soul sound very seriously. Rick Ross is prepping his sixth album, all of which have been released on Def Jam Records, for December 17th, and every day it seems as if captivating new details about the album are released. While “Box Chevy” and “No Games” are the current street singles getting fans […]

Sway & ScHoolboy Q Talk TDE, BET Cyphers & Calls On Kendrick Lamar

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Sway brought TDE’s own ScHoolboy Q to catch up on what’s really good with the rising West coast label. Q talked about their latest addition to the team, Isaiah Rashad, and the highly-discussed BET Cypher that aired Tuesday night. The LA rapper touched on how the crew felt when they first heard the verse and […]

The Global Spin Awards Announce This Year’s Nominees & Honorary DJs


Last night at NYC’s Yotel Hotel, a press conference for the 2nd annual Global Spin Awards took place. The evening was hosted by founder of the Global Spin Awards, Shawn Prez and featured a powerful group of individuals in the Hip-Hop industry on the panel. Executive Vice President of Def Jam, Shawn Pecas, DJ Drama, […]

Stalley Talks Conversations With Curren$y & Hanging Out With Drake

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The honest cowboy shared a couple interesting stories with Sway Stalley‘s Honest Cowboy mixtape was released yesterday, after a couple solid leaks in past weeks, and this morning he sat down with Sway to touch on a couple experiences with people that have had an influence on him in the industry. Despite doing away with […]

Pusha T, Sway and More Party With Hennessy VS at Lollapalooza

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Last night Hennessy VS took over Chicago during the Lollapalooza Music Festival. The evening started with an intimate gathering at RSVP gallery followed by Hennessy’s Never Stop. Never Settle celebration at Untitled. Guests enjoyed eclectic bites paired with Hennessy artisan cocktails, tunes by DJ Mick Boogie and an hour long performance by special guest Pusha T.