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XXL Freshman 2014 Cypher – Part 3 | Video

Following part 1 and part 2 of the 2014 Freshman cypher series, XXL is keeping things moving releasing the third installment led by DJ Drama on the boards. Over the last two weeks the publication has treated listeners with verses from Vic Mensa, Isaiah Rashad, Chance The … READ MORE

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A$AP Mob – “Hella Hoes” Featuring A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg

  “Hella Hoes” is the new single from the A$AP Mob featuring the usual suspects A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, and A$AP Twelvy and it’s pretty much everything you’d expect from the New York collective. The track is slated to appear on the forthcoming L.O.R.D. compilation, … READ MORE

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LRG – “Brilliant Youth” EP with Dizzy Wright, Bishop Nehru & 9th Wonder

The Lifted Research Group (LRG) courted two of hip hop’s rising stars, Dizzy Wright and Bishop Nehru, for their Summer 14 lookbook, and when you have that kind of talent in house you don’t let them leave without throwing down a few tracks. With 9th Wonder, of … READ MORE

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XXL Freshman 2014 Cypher – Part 2 | Video

After Part 1 earlier this week featuring Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates and August Alsina, XXL released part 2 of their cypher series from its 2014 Freshman cover shoot. On deck for the second round are Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign and … READ MORE

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50 Cent Reunites With G-Unit at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2014

The sun had already set on Sunday night when 50 Cent took the stage at Summer Jam 2014, an event hosted by your favorite rapper’s favorite radio station, New York’s HOT 97. Every June, the biggest names in hip hop, past and present, trek out to the … READ MORE

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XXL Freshman 2014 Cypher – Part 1 | Video

XXL publication is slowly releasing content from their 2014 Freshman cover shoot and if the first cypher featuring Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates and August Alsina is any indication of what will flow from the shoot in the coming weeks, it’s going to … READ MORE

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La Dispute Covers Nirvana’s “Polly” – A.V. Club: Pioneering Sessions | Video

Covering tracks is a rite of passage for most bands and every few years, in an attempt to bring some unknowns into the spotlight, an influential body (label, soda brand, clothing line, etc.) will throw their own “spin” on the recurring narrative — this go round it’s … READ MORE

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Kanye West to Headline 2014 Budweiser Made in America Festival in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia portion of the 2014 Budwesier Made In America Festival lineup was announced today by the way of social media scavenger hunt. Luckily, a few dedicated souls have compiled the complete lineup, thus saving you the trouble of scouring your Facebook and Twitter feeds for the … READ MORE

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King Krule – “Neptune Estate” Remix Featuring Lucki Eck$ and Wiki

King Krule’s “Neptune Estate” received the remix treatment earlier this year from Travi$ Scott; and now the track’s been graced with the lyrical wordplay of Lucki Eck$ and Rat King’s Wiki. Since 6 Feet Beneath The Moon dropped in late August the British-born phenom has been making … READ MORE

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Kendrick Lamar – “California Love” at 2014 iHeart Music Awards

At age 8, a young Kendrick Lamar was shuttled to the Compton swap meet for the filming of 2Pac and Dre’s iconic “California Love”. On that day 18 years ago the stars must have aligned — a little boy sitting on his father’s shoulders would one day … READ MORE

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Travi$ Scott – “Don’t Play” Featuring Big Sean

Back in March, Travi$Scott was joined on stage by Big Sean during the G.O.O.D. Music Showcase at SXSW, where they dropped, what at the time was thought to be, a new track titled “1975.” For two months fans eagerly awaited an official release – a remastered studio … READ MORE