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10 Album Cover Cliches to Avoid Like the Plague

Wednesday April 23, 2014


It's the first thing that greets your eye when you're shopping for music. It sums up in one image an album's content, message, or theme. Time and time again, rappers miss an opportunity to make a great first impression. Here are 10 rap album cover clichés we could do without.


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This Week's New Hip-Hop Releases

Tuesday April 22, 2014


If you like your hip-hop blunt, blonde or robo-voiced, you're in for a beautiful week. This week's lineup includes Asher Roth, Iggy Azalea and Future.

Here's what's available at your favorite digital stores right now: Read More...

What Happened to Chance the Rapper?

Monday April 21, 2014

Chance the Rapper and Justin Bieber

Pictures of Chance the Rapper lying in a hospital bed has been circulating on the Internet. What happened to the Chicago rapper?

Chance canceled his Coachella set for the closing evening and was hospitalized for an undisclosed illness. A rep for Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, says he was feeling sick and was unable to perform.

His management posted a series of messages on his Twitter page: Read More...

Jay Z and Beyonce Are Going on Tour Together?

Sunday April 20, 2014

Are you ready for the Mr. and Mrs. Carter World Tour? OK, I'm not sure they're actually going to call it that, but they should. Anywho, word on the street is that hip-hop's royal couple is about to embark on a 20-stadium U.S. tour.

A US Weekly source says that rehearsals could start as early as May. Blue Ivy's parents have made songs together but they've never toured together. This would be their first.


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