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7 July, 2014 2:46 pm

Meek Mill unveils the trailer for his upcoming album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, due 9/9/14.

2 July, 2014 10:51 pm

DJ QBert returns with a bang by releasing 2 extraordinary albums on July 1, 2014 and breaking new ground with the World’s First interactive album packaging. Extraterrestria is DJ QBert’s much-anticipated follow up to his groundbreaking debut album and feature film, Wave Twisters. His follow up, Extraterrestria is a collection of “alien-like” music from space [cont.]

30 June, 2014 8:42 pm

Alas, we have cover artwork and a street date – August 19th – for Wiz’s Blacc Hollywood. Have to say, this cover beats his last one…

27 June, 2014 3:50 pm

On July 1st, Eminem will reunite with Busta Rhymes for the first time since their 2006 Scott Storch produced collab “I’ll Hurt You”, and just missed by Busta’s deleted verse on Biggie’s “Dead Wrong” way back in 1999.

26 June, 2014 5:37 pm

Hip-hop fans of all ages and eras, rejoice! Details have just been announced regarding the release of the book Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies (Wax Facts Press), by veteran Boston-based music journalist Brian Coleman. It is the follow-up to 2007’s acclaimed Check the Technique (Villard / Random House), which [cont.]

26 June, 2014 3:55 am

Last week, legendary emcee and lyrical genius, Cormega (Mega), premiered “Rap Basquiat” the third song released from his long anticipated LP, Mega Philosophy. The disc produced entirely by Large Professor (Main Source) is a must-have for any fan of east coast hip-hop boasting emcee collaborations with heavyweights such as Raekwon, AZ, Nature, Black Rob, Styles [cont.]

26 June, 2014 2:13 am

Common reveals and explains the concept behind the cover art for his highly anticipated album, Nobody’s Smiling, due July 22nd on No I.D.’s Atrium imprint via Def Jam. Check out the video about the creation of the cover art, as well as standard and deluxe editions below.

26 June, 2014 12:27 am

Cam’Ron will deliver the first volume of his 1st Of The Month EP series on July 1st. Check out the artwork and tracklist down below. 1. Other Side (feat. Sen City) 2. Talk About It 3. Funeral 4. Put It In The Sky (feat. UN KASA) 5. Homicide

23 June, 2014 6:34 pm

Las Vegas’ highly anticipated second annual Life Is Beautiful festival will happen October 24-26, with the official line-up revealed today. Headlined by Kanye West, The Foo Fighters, Outkast, Artic Monkeys, and Skrillex, the complete line-up is as follows: Kanye West, Foo Fighters, OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Lionel Richie, The Flaming Lips, The Roots, Girl Talk, [cont.]

23 June, 2014 6:22 pm

Killer Mike and El-P will form as Run The Jewels for a 13 city North american tour, throughout the U.S. and Canada. They are currently working on their second album, which will include collaborations with Zach De La Rocha and Travis Barker. Dates below: 07-31 Salt Lake City, UT – Pioneer Park * 08-02 Chicago, [cont.]

21 June, 2014 4:43 am

Police are in search of a suspect who fired several shots at an SUV with Schoolboy Q riding inside, after his show at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO on Thursday. Three men in the car were wounded, although Schoolboy Q remained unscathed. The injuries were not life threatening. After the shooting, the SUV [cont.]

18 June, 2014 12:36 pm

Universal has released the first photo of the cast of F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton, featuring the film’s Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube. It was news broke earlier in the week that Dr. Dre would be played by Marcus Callender, however this has turned out to be incorrect, as the role will go [cont.]

17 June, 2014 2:40 am

Double-dose of news today regarding Game’s next two albums. His previously announced Blood Money: Year Of The Wolf for Ca$h Money Records is slated for release September 16th. Not one to be outdone, 50 Cent, has announced on Hartford, CT’s Hot 93.7 Morning Show that his next album, Street King Immortal, will see release on [cont.]

17 June, 2014 2:14 am

Jeru The Damaja has returned with The Hammer EP, an eight song release that was first previewed with last year’s “Solar Flares”, produced by Large Professor. Additional production by P.F. Cuttin’, JuJu Of The Beatnuts, The Polish Kid, and Engineer Lou Sabor. Check out the cover art and tracklist for the project below, as well [cont.]

16 June, 2014 4:27 pm

It was revealed last week that Ice Cube cast his son, OMG, to play him in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, directed by F. Gary Gray. Today, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Dr. Dre will be played by Marcus Callender (Dinner At 40), while Eazy-E will be helmed by Jason Mitchell (Contraband, Broken [cont.]

16 June, 2014 2:38 pm

Legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief announce that they’re releasing a conceptual collaboration with renowned producer and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge entitled There Is Only Now on Adrian’s newly launched record label, Linear Labs on August 26th, 2014. Inspired by a near-fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers, the [cont.]

14 June, 2014 4:42 pm

Statik Selektah reveals the cover art to his August 19th Showoff / Duck Down Records release, What Goes Around. I dig my man @StatikSelekt new LP cover, but all I can think about is the tonearm bouncing & the needle breaking ;) — DJ Pizzo (@djpizzoHHS) June 13, 2014

12 June, 2014 3:23 pm

Modelled after the classic Street Fighter II artwork, video game giant Capcom will sponsor the upcoming Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour. Who knows if that will extend to character merchandise or add on DLC for Drake and Wayne modelled in the same fashion, but the 30 date tour kicks off September 27th.

11 June, 2014 3:12 pm

Eminem is the first artist to receive two Diamond certified singles – that is, singles that have sold and streamed over 10 million. Both “Not Afraid” and “Love The Way You Lie” (feat. Rhianna), both from his 2010 LP, Recovery, have been awarded the prestigious Diamond plaques from the RIAA. “We are delighted to recognize [cont.]

11 June, 2014 12:18 am

Madlib took to Twitter to announce his next project, Rock Konducta, will drop on July 15th, with a shot of the cover artwork. Rock Konducta. July 15. — Madlib (@madlib) June 10, 2014

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