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• Timbaland Talks 'Opera Noir' Album and Movie
Timbaland is all about the future of sound
• Drake and Rick Ross Team Up For 'Empire'
While we wait for Drake to put the finishing touches on the highly-anticipated project Views From the 6
• B.o.B Believes the World is Flat
Atlanta rapper B.o.B caused a stir on Twitter when he declared the earth was flat instead of round.
• 2 Chainz Releases 'Watch Out' Video
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz finally gave listeners a music video for the fan-favorite song 'Watch Out.'
• LL Cool J Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
'From Hollis to Hollywood, but is he good?' LL Cool J dropped that rhyme in 'Hollis to Hollywood' from his 1995 album Mr. Smith.
• Kanye West Reveals Behind the Scenes 'Swish' Photos
Now that Kanye West has announced his new album SWISH will drop Feb. 11 that means everything is good to go, right? Wrong.
• Meek Mill Challenges 50 Cent To Match $50k Flint Donation
Is Meek Mill engaging in beef for a good cause? 'I got 50k to donate to waters ...'
• Snoop Dogg in Lalah Hathaway's 'Ghetto Boy' Video
Snoop Dogg appears in Lalah Hathaway's latest video, 'Ghetto Boy.'
• Kanye West Releases Mos Def Message Over Airport Detention
After news broke of Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) being detained in South Africa for violating local immigration laws, the artist has broken his silence.
• Major Lazer Releases Video For 'Be Together' With Wild Belle
Major Lazer released a new video for their 'Be Together' track, which features Wild Belle
• DJ Drama Talks Leaked Drake Tracks
DJ Drama and Don Cannon stopped by the Rap Radar Podcast with their Philadelphia rap upstart, Lil Uzi Vert.
• Meek Mill Releases 'The Trillest' Video Featuring Nicki Minaj
Meek Mill released a music video for 'The Trillest' on Jan. 17.
• Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar Release 'No More Parties in L.A.'
It's a few days later than we thought we'd be getting new music from Kanye West
• Degrassi Producer Would Welcome Drake Back Anytime
Degrassi, the Canadian teen soap phenomenon, has been going strong since 1987 with legions of loyal fans through multiple generations
• Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopic Might Be Coming
RZA acknowledges that a movie about Wu-Tang Clan's Ol' Dirty Bastard, who passed away in 2004, may be heading to the big screen
• ASAP Ferg and Future Release 'New Level' Video
A$AP Ferg and Future have released the music video for their November collaboration 'New Level.'
• Lil Wayne and Birdman End Their Beef
With all the hip-hop beefs going on these days, it's good to see that at least one has officially ended!
• The Game Talks Rap Feuds
'What's Beef?' That's the question The Game posed on his Instagram account Monday evening (Jan. 18)
• Mos Def Arrested Attempting To Leave South Africa
Yasiin Bey AKA Mos Def, was detained for producing an unrecognized 'world passport'
• Meek Mill and 50 Cent Feud Erupts Online
It seems like Meek Mill has recovered from his recent beef with Drake enough to step into the ring again
• Drake Set To Coach Canada's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
Drake will be bringing his coaching talent to NBA All-Star Weekend
• Kendrick Lamar To Receive The Key To Compton
Kendrick Lamar will receive the key to city of his hometown, Compton, California next month
• 14 Music Videos Now Have Over One Billion YouTube Views
A billion views on YouTube used to mean something. Now 14 music videos have hit the mark
• The Walking Dead Star Added To The Cast of Tupac Movie
Danai Gurira, best known for her role as Michonne on the series The Walking Dead, will be playing the role of Afeni Shakur
• Lil Wayne, Juvenile & Mannie Fresh Collaboration In The Works
Fans of former Cash Money Records stars Juvenile, Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne have been asking for a new collaboration
• C-Murder Slams 2 Chainz With Diss Track '2 Stainz'
New Orleans rapper C-Murder is not a fan of Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz. C-Murder made it abundantly clear on his new song
• Fetty Wap Streams New Track 'Make You Smile'
Fetty Wap is looking to keep the momentum going with his latest offering called 'Make You Smile,'
• Major Lazer To Play Free Show In Havana
Major Lazer will be the first major American act to perform in Cuba since the United States restored diplomatic relations
• Rihanna and Drake Collaboration News Leaked?
Rihanna and Drake have long been involved in a 'Will they or won't they?' relationship
• Eminem Turned Down 'See You Again' Says 50 Cent
One man's trash is another man's treasure. Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's massive hit 'See You Again' was one of the biggest records in 2015
• Miguel Is Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend Nazanin Mandi
Congratulations are in order for R&B superstar Miguel. E! News recently confirmed he and longtime love Nazanin Mandi
• The Game Announces 'The Documentary 2/2.5 Collector's Edition'
It's been over ten years since The Game dropped his massive hit album The Documentary
• DJ Mustard and Travis Scott's Release 'Whole Lotta Lovin' Video
DJ Mustard has released a music video for his first single of the year 'Whole Lotta Lovin'' with an assist from Travis $cott
• Kanye West Previews New Tracks Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Kanye West has shared a preview of two new tracks 'Real Friends' and 'No More Parties in LA' featuring Kendrick Lamar
• Kendrick Lamar Takes The Austin City Limits Stage
Kendrick Lamar graced the small screen this past Saturday night (Jan 10) as he performed an hour-long set for PBS' long-running Austin City Limits TV series
• BANKS Teases New Album
BANKS took to her official Facebook page to tease her sophomore album. The posted was simply titled 'B2'
• New York Giants's Odell Beckham Jr. Raps In Online Video
Everything knows that Odell Beckham Jr. is an impressive wide receiver, routinely making acrobatic catches on the field
• 50 Cent Teases 'Kanan Reloaded' And Slams 'Power' Award Snubs
50 Cent is doubling down with his Kanan Reloaded mixtape, which he says should be out soon. But, based on a recent Instagram message, the rapper is not happy about with his awards haul
• Drake's Studio Breaks Getting Serious
As we wait patiently for Drake's new album Views From the 6, we acknowledge that everyone needs to take a break from the studio sometimes
• Andre 3000 Talks 'Fiending To Do Music'
Rapper Andre 3000 is stepping back into the spotlight with a starring role on the second season of the drama American Crime
• Missy Elliott Makes Surprise Visit To Fan's House
Not only doctors make house calls. Missy Elliot surprised a fan by appearing at her home in Atlanta over the weekend
• Kanye West's Full 'American Idol' Audition Goes Online
Since its debut in 2003, American Idol has prompted plenty of viewers to wonder: Could some of today's biggest stars make it on the show?
• Naughty By Nature's Treach Slams Kanye West Over Fake Quote
Kanye West doesn't have a friend in Naughty By Nature's lead man, Treach. But, as it turns out, it's through no fault of his own
• Chris Brown Denies Latest Assault Allegation
Chris Brown's team has fired back at claims he assaulted a woman in Las Vegas last month. A statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter states that the alleged victim's accusations are 'unequivocally untrue.'
• Meek Mill Remixes Drake's 'Back to Back'
Now that Meek Mill isn't able to go anywhere until his next court appearance on Feb. 5, the rapper appears to be focusing on finalizing his new mixtape, Dreamchasers 4
• Drake Made 2015 The Year Of 'Hotline Bling'
2015 was the year when Drake transitioned from a major player on the rap scene to the man who unilaterally runs the game
• Nicki Minaj Posts Family Selfie Including Brother Accused Of Rape
When Nicki Minaj shared a photo of her family on a holiday bowling excursion, many fans noticed a certain inclusion: her brother Jelani Maraj, who was charged in December with sexual abuse against a minor
• Meek Mill Ordered To Sit Out New Year's Eve Show With Nicki Minaj
Meek Mill won't be joining Nicki Minaj for the couple's scheduled Las Vegas New Year's Eve show. Instead, he will be spending his New Year's Eve in Philadelphia
• Kendrick Lamar Discusses Dark Themes On To Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar has flown to new heights as an artist in 2015, releasing the critically acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly
• 2 Chainz Makes Millions From Dabbin' Santa Ugly Christmas
2 Chainz scored a massive hit this Christmas season but it wasn't with a hit song, video or remix. He made a massive splash with his 'Dabbin' Santa' Ugly Christmas sweaters
• Wiz Khalifa Releasing New Project Next Month
Wiz Khalifa posted a video online announcing he would be releasing another project in January
• 50 Cent Launches Legal Battle Against Rick Ross
Rick Ross may soon find himself 'In Da Court' as he has been accused of unauthorized use of 50 Cent's 'In Da Club' beat
• The-Dream Streaming His Surprise Sam Cooke Tribute Album
The-Dream surprised fans with an eight-track tribute album to Sam Cooke Tuesday (Dec. 22). IAMSAM includes such Cooke hits as 'Bring It On Home,' 'Everybody Loves to Cha Cha' and 'You Send Me.'
• Kendrick Lamar Joined By Big Sean and More At Holiday Concert
The rapper leading the 2016 Grammy nominations isn't slowing down anytime soon, not even for the holidays.
• Kanye West American Idol Audition Clip Goes Online
American Idol will be entering its final season in the New Year, so apparently Kanye West decided to finally take the opportunity to fulfill a life-long dream
• Pusha T Releases M.F.T.R. Video
Pusha T goes to church in his new music video for 'M.F.T.R.' off his second studio album, King Push: Darkest Before Dawn - The Prelude.
• G-Eazy Gets Animated For 'Sad Boy' Video
Hip hop star G-Eazy has given fans an early holiday treat with the release of a new animated video for the track 'Sad Boy',
• G-Eazy Gets Animated For 'Sad Boy' Video
Hip hop star G-Eazy has given fans an early holiday treat with the release of a new animated video for the track 'Sad Boy',
• Rapper Saint West Announces Retirement, Shouts Out Kanye and Kim
Canadian rapper Saint West, the birth of Kanye West's second child--with whom he shares a name--was a moment to fold 'em
• Meek Mill Found Guilty Of Violating Probation
Meek Mill is facing more possible jail time in 2016 after a judge found him guilty of violating his probation
• Ariana Neal Cast To Play Nicki Minaj In Television Series
Actress Ariana Neal has been cast to play a young Nicki Minaj in an upcoming television series based on the rapper's formative years in Queens, New York
• Future Celebrates 2015 In New 'Moments' Video
Future must be feeling #Blessed these year between his hit album DS2, his mixtapes Beast Mode and 56 Nights and of course his mixtape with Drake, What a Time To Be Alive
• Kendrick Lamar Inspired Puff Daddy's 'MMM' Re-Release
After seeing how well Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly did when Interscope made a clean version available to stream and download one week prior to the explicit version's release
• Azealia Banks Arrested In New York City
Rapper Azealia Banks was reportedly arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning for an alleged assault that took place outside of a club in New York City
• Pusha T Announces 'Darkest Before Dawn' Tour Dates
Pusha T is gearing up for a tour for his Darkest Before Dawn tour, to support his new G.O.O.D. Music album, King Push-Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude
• Fetty Wap and Remy Boyz Release New Track 'Handgun'
Fetty Wap and Remy Boyz partnered up once again for 'Handgun.'
• Drake's Father Collaborating With Justin Bieber?
With 125,000 Instagram followers and counting, Drake's dad has cultivated a fan base in his own right
• Rita Ora Launches Lawsuit to Be Released From Roc Nation Label
Singer Rita Ora has had enough of jumping over hurdles to get her album released in America. She has filed a lawsuit against label Roc Nation and Jay Z to liberate herself from her contract
• Ice Cube Suggests Snoop As "Honorary Eazy-E" For Rock Hall Tribute
Ice Cube is already thinking ahead, after receiving news that N.W.A will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
• Matt Bomer Dances to 'Hotline Bling' On American Horror Story
The world just can't seem to get enough of Drake's 'Hotline Bling.' After the countless covers from every artists under the sun to the many memes generated from the video
• The Game Reacts To Stitches Boxing Challange
The Game appeared to accept Stitches' challenge of a one-on-one boxing match in a now deleted social media post, but with some strange conditions attached
• Controversial CEO Wants To Bail Bobby Shmurda Out Of Jail
Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has been at the center of a few controversies. Now, Shkreli is making headlines because he plans to bail imprisoned rapper Bobby Shmurda out of prison
• Busta Rhymes Releasing Abstract Mixtape On Christmas
Busta Rhymes will be celebrating Christmas this year with the release of his new mixtape, The Abstract Went on Vacation, which he previewed in the social media announcement
• Timbaland Plans Christmas Release Of King Stays King Mixtape
Timbaland will be releasing a mixtape titled King Stays King on Christmas Day
• Stitches Challenges The Game To Celebrity Boxing Match
The odd saga of beef between Stitches and The Game continued on Tuesday, with the Stitches trying to set up a celebrity boxing match
• Wiz Khalifa Releases Cabin Fever 3 Mixtape
It's been three years since Wiz Khalifa gifted the world with Cabin Fever 2, and now the wait for a new mixtape is over
• Kendrick Lamar Believes He Has Been Chosen
Kendrick Lamar appears on XXL Magazine's December cover, where he ruminates on fame and being cast as a role model when he's still trying to figure out life
• Chris Brown Releases 'Wrist' Video
In anticipation of his new album Royalty dropping Friday, Chris Brown has been busy releasing new videos this week. And Tuesday marked the arrival of the promo clip for 'Wrist.'
• Juicy J Releases New Mixtape 'O's to Oscars'
Memphis rapper Juicy J is constantly feeding his hunger to record new music. After releasing a project called 100% Juice back in September, Juicy J is back with another new mixtape called O's to Oscars
• Fetty Wap Releases Christmas Track 'Merry Xmas'
Fetty Wap has not only given fans an early gift with the announcement that he will soon be launching a U.S. tour, he has also delivered a brand new Christmas track called 'Merry Xmas'.
• Nicki Minaj's Unreleased 'Anaconda' Verse Goes Online
Earlier this year, Nicki Minaj released 'Anaconda' and made more than a hit: she created a bona fide cultural moment.
• Chris Brown Releases 'Back to Sleep' Video
If you watched Chris Brown's 'Fine By Me' music video and desperately wondered what happens next, here's your answer
• Kanye West Wants To Be Left Alone To Complete 'SWISH' Album
Kanye West has asked for your cooperation while he puts the finishing touches on his forthcoming SWISH album.
• The Game Reenacts Fight with Stitches During Concert
During a show in San Bernardino, California, The Game reenacted the fight Stitches tried to start with him on December 3 in South Beach
• Beanie Sigel Says Accident Changed His Voice
Beanie Sigel has a new voice to go with his new focus. The Broad Street Bully stopped by the Rap Radar Podcast to talk Roc-A-Fella
• Nicki Minaj Testifies For Meek Mill
Nicki Minaj testified on Thursday (Dec.10) in Philadelphia, in hopes of keeping her boyfriend Meek Mill out of the slammer.
• Video Of Stitches Getting Jumped Posted Online
After Stitches was allegedly punched by The Game's manager, the Florida rapper received a second pounding by three assailants driving a Mini Cooper. New video of the incident has been posted online
• Fetty Wap and Masika Kalysha Disagree Over Baby News?
Fetty Wap and Love and Hip Hop star Masika Kalysha are having a baby. Or are they?
• RZA Getting The Urge To Call Bill Murray Over Wu-Tang Album
When news broke that pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli exclusively bought Wu-Tang Clan's new album for $2 million, you might have thought: 'This is preposterous.' Then things got stranger.
• Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Donate 1,000 Pairs of Shoes
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have two careers, two children (including newborn Saint West) and countless enterprises between them.
• The Game's Manager Speaks Out About Stitches Beef
The Game's manager Wack 100, who landed the punch that knocked out Stitches, recently spoke about the ongoing beef.
• Nicki Minaj's Brother Makes Court Appearance For Child Rape Charges
Nicki Minaj's brother appeared at the New York's Nassau County courthouse on Wednesday (Dec. 9) to set a trial date for sexual assault charges involving a 12-year-old
• The Weeknd Facing Copyright Lawsuit Over 'The Hills'
The Weeknd is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over the hit song 'The Hills,' for which he is being accused of using a sample from a psy-fi film score
• Meek Mill Asks For Prayers Over Alleged Probation Violations
Meek Mill posted a picture on Instagram asking for prayers regarding his alleged probation violation. The image he shared reads: 'Prayers Go Up/Blessings Come Down.'
• DJ Khaled Greatest Hilarious SnapChats Hits Compilation Revealed
When you surf the internet, you're sure to find things that will make you laugh. DJ Khaled's snap videos fall into that category
• Nicki Minaj Teases Meek Mill Engagement
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill have been sparking engagement rumors for some time now
• Goodwill Employees Asked Not To Use 'Resting Kanye Face'
Illinois Goodwill stores are taking 'service with a smile' to a whole new level. In order to boost how approachable their employees are, store executives circulated a newsletter that discouraged 'resting Kanye face.'
• Stitches Releases The Game Diss Track
The beef between rappers The Game and Stitches resulted in Stitches getting attacked and beaten up in Miami
• Controversial Drug Exec Reportedly Paid $2 Million For Wu-Tang Album
Earlier this year, RZA of Wu-Tang Clan announced that the group's next album would be a 'single-sale collector's item,' a lone copy produced and released to the individual highest bidder