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  • Rick Ross Features Trayvon Martin Witness on ‘I Wonder Why’

    Rick Ross Features Trayvon Martin Witness on ‘I Wonder Why’ | ARTICLE

    Trayvon Martin witness and friend Rachel Jeantel receives another flash of the limelight Monday, appearing on Rick Ross's new single "I Wonder Why." An audio clip of Jeantel saying "creepy ass cracker" during the trial plays as the...

    July 31, 2013 5:05 PM ET
  • The Aftermath: Gangsta Boo Talks ‘It’s Game Involved’ Collabs With 8Ball, Maino and Young Buck

    The Aftermath: Gangsta Boo Talks ‘It’s Game Involved’ Collabs With 8Ball, Maino and Young Buck | ARTICLE

    Gangsta Boo dedicates her latest mixtape, It’s Game Involved, to her hardcore fans. "I really don’t like doing mixtapes, I just like feeding my fans new Boo music, so whether I release it on a mixtape...

    July 19, 2013 5:55 PM ET
  • Iggy Azalea Says T.I. Gives Great Advice

    Iggy Azalea Says T.I. Gives Great Advice | VIDEO

    Island Def Jam recording artists Iggy Azalea was undoubtedly one of The Aftermath’s favorite guests thus far. During her recent stop at the Yahoo! offices, the femcee explained the rationale behind her controversial, 2011 breakthrough song “P---y,” the...

    July 12, 2013 6:20 PM ET
  • Holy Grail! Did Jay-Z Just Perform in an Art Gallery?

    Holy Grail! Did Jay-Z Just Perform in an Art Gallery? | ARTICLE

    Wouldn't it be clever if Jay-Z performed his new song "Picasso Baby" at an art museum? Done. The hip-hop mogul, who just released his album Magna Carta Holy Grail,reportedly rapped the song over and over for six hours at...

    July 11, 2013 7:50 PM ET
  • Wale’s 'The Gifted'

    Wale’s 'The Gifted' | VIDEO

    Jerry Seinfeld, the actor, is actually even cooler than the namesake of his popular, long-running sitcom. This week, the Emmy Award-winning comedian makes his hip-hop debut, appearing on a skit on Wale’s The Gifted that is expected to...

    June 27, 2013 2:05 PM ET
  • Watch Sister Act The Sledge Grits Band Rock Out at Yahoo!

    Watch Sister Act The Sledge Grits Band Rock Out at Yahoo! | ARTICLE

    The music business is desperately in need of more teen acts that can actually play and write their own music, and the sister quartet The Sledge Grits Band perfectly fits the bill. The pop rock group from Littlerock,...

    June 20, 2013 12:45 PM ET
  • Mali Music's 'Ready Aim' Video

    Mali Music's 'Ready Aim' Video | VIDEO

    Expect 2011 BET Music Matters artist Mali Music to make waves in 2013. He’s been around on the gospel circuit for years but is taking his music to the masses with this new record deal with Bystorm...

    June 13, 2013 4:50 PM ET
  • J Cole Compares 'Crooked Smile' to Tupac's 'Keep Ya Head Up'

    J Cole Compares 'Crooked Smile' to Tupac's 'Keep Ya Head Up' | ARTICLE

    Mean-spirited online commenters, negative people and unsolicited advice givers, J. Cole has a song for you. Actually, the North Carolina MC’s new record “Crooked Smile” is actually a word of support to the recipients of your unconstructive criticisms. On...

    June 6, 2013 11:03 AM ET
  • Gangsta Boo, 8 Ball and Maino Offer Advice on How to Avoid a Setup on ‘Pillow Talk’

    Gangsta Boo, 8 Ball and Maino Offer Advice on How to Avoid a Setup on ‘Pillow Talk’ | ARTICLE

    It’s been said that a woman can’t teach a boy how to be a man, but Memphis legend Gangsta Boo refutes that claim with her song “Pillow Talk” from her new mixtape, “It’s Game Involved.” Gangsta...

    May 27, 2013 2:20 PM ET
  • 'The Smalls Family' Web Sensation

    'The Smalls Family' Web Sensation | VIDEO

    It's too bad Notorious B.I.G. isn't alive to watch the web series "The Smalls Family" that is based on lyrics from his songs. On Tuesday, the late rapper's 41st birthday, show creator David Catalano released two...

    May 22, 2013 11:05 AM ET
  • Tyga Revisits 2009′s ‘Dad’s Letter’ After Birth of His Son

    Tyga Revisits 2009′s ‘Dad’s Letter’ After Birth of His Son | ARTICLE

    When Tyga was a teenager, he vowed to be a better father to his unborn children than his absentee father was to him. The Compton rapper on Lil Wayne’s Young Money, Cash Money label penned his frustrations about...

    May 16, 2013 5:15 PM ET
  • Ms. Lauryn Hill Goes H.A.M. on ‘Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)’

    Ms. Lauryn Hill Goes H.A.M. on ‘Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)’ | ARTICLE

    I never thought I’d say this, but, Thank You IRS. While Lauryn Hill has downplayed the role her recent tax debt has in her grudged decision to release new music, her fans couldn’t be happier to...

    May 10, 2013 11:05 AM ET
  • Rihanna 777 Tour Documentary: 5 Moments Missed

    Rihanna 777 Tour Documentary: 5 Moments Missed | ARTICLE

    I enjoyed watching Rihanna’s 777 Tour documentary on Fox Monday. But it could not have been an easy feat cramming footage from her travels to seven countries in seven days with 250 passengers into a one hour...

    May 8, 2013 5:10 PM ET
  • Lyric Michelle Complains About Blah, Blah, Blah Raps on ‘This and That’

    Lyric Michelle Complains About Blah, Blah, Blah Raps on ‘This and That’ | ARTICLE

    Don’t let Lyric Michelle’s cute face and thin waist fool you. She’s not the type to dedicate all of her rhymes to Christian Louboutin shoes and Hermes bags. Her message is so important that she...

    April 25, 2013 9:45 AM ET
  • Demrick Asks Fans to ‘Pray for Me,’ Doesn’t Take Success for Granted

    Demrick Asks Fans to ‘Pray for Me,’ Doesn’t Take Success for Granted | ARTICLE

    Demrick describes the state of mind behind his song “Pray for Me” as the halfway house for success. He’s accomplished many of the things on his wish list, but he is keeping his...

    April 19, 2013 4:26 PM ET
  • Dizzy Wright Manages To ‘Killem Wit Kindness’ In New Video

    Dizzy Wright Manages To ‘Killem Wit Kindness’ In New Video | ARTICLE

    Dizzy Wright is going through something and he puts it all on display on "Killem Wit Kindness." He recently released the music video. On the song that rides over that easy, Judy Clay and William Bell soul sample...

    April 10, 2013 5:35 PM ET
  •  Tyler, The Creator Imagines Phone Call With Deadbeat Dad On ‘Answer’

    Tyler, The Creator Imagines Phone Call With Deadbeat Dad On ‘Answer’ | ARTICLE

    Tyler, The Creator breaks out the eerie, gospel organ, simple electric guitar scales, and comforting, moody bass for “Answer,” his latest ode to his absentee father. The song from his recently released Wolf album mixes disappointment,...

    April 5, 2013 10:01 AM ET
  • Big Daddy Kane Vents On ‘I Can’t Believe’ With New Group Las Supper

    Big Daddy Kane Vents On ‘I Can’t Believe’ With New Group Las Supper | ARTICLE

    Few MCs have earned the elite distinction of the legendary Big Daddy Kane, who receives props whether he's spewing fire lyricism on classics like "Raw" or laid-back R&B offerings including "Smooth Operator." Add spoken word to his...

    March 27, 2013 9:20 AM ET
  • Snoop Lion Explains Anti-Violence Song ‘No Guns Allowed’

    Snoop Lion Explains Anti-Violence Song ‘No Guns Allowed’ | ARTICLE

    In many ways, Snoop Lion is the antithesis to Snoop Dogg. The Reincarnated rapper’s new song “No Guns Allowed” featuring his daughter Cori B and Drake counters his 1992 debut on Dr. Dre’s “Deep Cover”...

    March 25, 2013 10:35 AM ET
  • Mali Music Confronts Opposition Head-On On ‘Ready Aim’

    Mali Music Confronts Opposition Head-On On ‘Ready Aim’ | ARTICLE

    Mali Music could have given his new song “Ready Aim” a happy ending. But he seemed to feel a sense of urgency to emphasize the struggle that sometimes comes with transition. On the soulful, rock-tinged song...

    March 8, 2013 10:21 AM ET
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