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Back in 2004, hip-hop music experienced its own ‘War Of The Worlds’ saga. During Jay-Z’s and R.Kelly’s Best of Both Worlds tour, Kelly, alarmed by concert goers allegedly ‘waving guns in his direction,’ abandoned a Madison Square Garden stage in fear for his safety – leaving a confused Jay-Z to close out the concert on […]

Rick Ross undoubtedly has a knack for dropping the right record at the right time. Just when it gets all G.O.O.D. with the music, MMG comes back with another smash that shuts sh*t down. Peep this new “Diced Pineapples” record off the new God Forgives, I Don’t LP. Remember a few years ago when Rick re-did […]

Everyone enjoys going to concerts. However, no one enjoys the process of actually buying tickets. Purchasing tickets for your favorite summer concerts can be a tricky, tricky thing. Where should we sit? How much should we pay? Can we get it cheaper somewhere else?Ugh, the process of buying tickets can be annoying. That’s why we […]

2 Chainz is probably your favorite artist’s favorite artist, but he may not share the same admiration for other artists. NEW MUSIC: 2 Chainz & Kanye West “Birthday Song!” We’re talking specifically artists who hop on his beat and try to make it their own, like Chamillionaire with “Tellaheaux Goodbye” and Wiz Khalifa with “Don’t Lie.” […]

The good folks in Australia have been waiting 20 years for Madonna to perform on their soil again. Keep waiting, mates. VIDEO: Madonna “Turn Up the Radio”  LiveNation, Madonna’s promoter, confirmed that the legendary singer has canceled the Australian leg of her MDNA tour. No reason has been given, but there were rumors that it […]

Brooklyn emcee Joey Bada$$ released his 1999 mixtape earlier this year, and since then, he’s been on the radar of all the hottest hip-hop heads. DETAILS: Rapper Joey Bada$$ Puts Brooklyn On His Back! The “Waves” rapper caught the attention of many when he released his video “Survival Tactics” in February. Joey Bada$$, who happens […]

As we all already know, Republicans and Democrats are split on almost all topics — including music. EXCLUSIVE: Streaming Is The Future Of Music! Brian Whitman, the CTO of a music analysis firm called Echo Nest, recently did a study looking at the musical tastes of Republicans and Democrats. His results are interesting, though, when […]

Madonna is heading to court.   A company out of Delaware called VMG just filed a lawsuit against Madonna and her record company, WB Records. VIDEO: OOPS, SHE DID IT AGAIN! Madonna Busts It Wide Open For Fans In Florence!   VMG claims that Madonna’s 1990 hit “Vogue,” sampled portions of a composition called “Love Break,” a track […]


“Right now, hip-hop is in a phase where people want to see it experimented with.” Those are the words of Detroit-native and 2012 XXL Freshman Cover emcee Danny Brown. And the animated rapper couldn’t be more precise. VIDEOS: PURE COMEDY! A$AP Rocky & Danny Brown Talk Sex, Drugs, Twitter Hoes, & ODB  The nasal-toned emcee […]

South Central L.A. rap crew Overdoz has come out with a video named for one of hip-pop’s most beautiful ladies, “Lauren London.” The track’s silly visuals by Calmatic show that the collective has their own distinct lane in their music and style. The video also features plenty of the group hijinks, beautiful women and weed smoke […]

Electro indie duo MGMT honor the legendary Fleetwood Mac the only way they know how: with a weird electronic take on the classic “Future Games.” NEW MUSIC: Childish Gambino “One Up”  They join Lykke Li, Antony Hegarty, Best Coast, and many other artists contributing to Randall Poster’s Fleetwood Mac tribute album. Just Tell Me That You Want Me […]

I’m Back! And so is the summer heat wave. No I’m not even Wade or LeBron. This week, whether you were at the beach or in the club, the constant blast of fresh heat was in the air. Just in time for the world champion NBA team based in South Florida, Flo Rida drops a […]