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Last year, Nipsey Hussle made headlines when he decided to sell his Crenshaw album for $100 a pop. (It is also available for free on DatPiff.) He named the campaign #Proud2Pay and it was a huge success, with his goal of one thousand albums sold being reached (Jay Z helped, a bit, buying 100 copies). Now, the rapper is […]

There was once upon a time where the DJ was more important than the MC. Lord knows that isn’t true anymore. In 2014, rappers are pretty much the only entity that matters when it comes to the MC/DJ dynamic. However, the case of Kanye West and DJ Million Dollar Mano teaches us a DJ is more important than […]

The next generation of hip-hop superstars is hard at work early in this 2014 summer. That “New Young Niggas” track by Young Scooter is blazing a path through the ATL right now. It features Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug. Scooter, half of The Migos rap duo, makes his solo foray in preparation for his […]

It’s been while, but Frank Ocean is starting to make waves again. According to BuzzFeed, Frank has fired both his manager (Christian and Kelly Clancy) and publicist (Life or Death PR). The singer hasn’t hired a new manager yet, but Frank’s new publicist is ID PR, which handles A-Listers like Alicia Keys and Jennifer Lawrence. It’s an […]

This Tuesday was a big day for music. Everyone from veterans like Willie Nelson and Jennifer Lopez to newbie Sam Smith dropped albums. However, it’s “West Coast” singer Lana Del Rey who will reign supreme. According to Billboard, Lana, who just dropped her sophomore project Ultraviolence, is expected to have the number one album in the […]

Twenty-one years after their debut, Wu-Tang Clan is still flipping the script. Later this year, the iconic rap group will release a new album, called A Better Tomorrow. Everyone will be able to get that album when it drops later on in the summer. However, there will be another Wu-Tang album: one more interesting, one that will be […]

Good news for students who attend Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. You can come up on some easy college credits. This summer, Skidmore is offering a college course on Miley Cyrus called “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media.” The class will be taught by Carolyn Chernoff, a visiting assistant professor of sociology. Twitter user […]

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain will never not matter. And Aberdeen, Washington, the singer’s hometown, will now celebrate the legendary rocker’s life in a special way. Yesterday, Aberdeen’s mayor Bill Simpson and the city council decided that February 20th, Kurt’s birthday, will become “Kurt Cobain Day” annually. The city’s proclamation said: “Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the […]

Are Jay Z’s business moves actually hurting his brand? Maybe. According to research done by celebrity branding expert Jeetendr Sehdev, Jay Z’s Samsung deal — in which he released his Magna Carta… Holy Grail album to Samsung users first — was the second least popular celebrity marketing deal of 2013 among 13 to 31-year-olds. Justin Bieber’s deal with OPI was actually the […]

Attention: if you are looking for a house in the Aberdeen, Washington area — and really, why wouldn’t you be — you might be interested in this story. Wendy O’Conner, the mother of legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, just put her house — the one her son grew up in — up for sale. The house is on sale for $500,000, which is […]

Get More: Pusha T, Pusha T Music Videos, Free Music Videos From Kanye West’s Yeezus to Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail to Drake’s just-released Nothing Was the Same, hip-hop has really had itself a stellar year. And yet, among all of those releases, Pusha T, who’s getting ready to drop his solo debut album, […]

  Cali’s own Audio Push has a hot new joint that got a lot of attention this week, called “Shine.” It’s off their new project dropping in September titled Come As You Are. Oktane and Price have been burning down West Coast rhyme circles for a minute. With a major Hit-Boy co-sign and a few beats of […]