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  • Mike Stud Stresses The Importance Of ‘Dreamin’ On Scott Storch Track

    Mike Stud Stresses The Importance Of ‘Dreamin’ On Scott Storch Track | ARTICLE

    Rappers are so fixated on the cars, the strip clubs and the clothes that they sometimes forget about their pre-fame days. Mike Stud, an up-and-coming MC from Rhode Island, remembers the hard times on “Dreamin’,”...

    February 27, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • Edo.G Says Stop Complaining On ‘Change’

    Edo.G Says Stop Complaining On ‘Change’ | ARTICLE

    An optimistic, get-over-it and pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps anthem probably isn’t what rap fans want to hear during tough economic times, but it’s what veteran Boston MC Edo.G offers on “Change” from his 10th studio album,...

    February 21, 2013 3:57 PM ET
  • 2 Chainz Arrested For Possession Of Marijuana And Paraphernalia, Instagram Photo Being Investigated

    2 Chainz Arrested For Possession Of Marijuana And Paraphernalia, Instagram Photo Being Investigated | ARTICLE

    Grammy nominated rapper 2 Chainz was arrested on Valentine’s Day for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, Maryland State Police Sgt. Marc Black confirmed to Yahoo! The “I’m Different” rapper was en route to a performance at the University...

    February 19, 2013 2:20 PM ET
  • J. Cole's 'Tears For ODB': Anthem For 'Forgotten Souls'

    J. Cole's 'Tears For ODB': Anthem For 'Forgotten Souls' | ARTICLE

    J. Cole’s “Tears For ODB” from his new Truly Yours mixtape is more than just a tribute to the late Wu-Tang Clan member who died of a drug overdose in 2004. “Tears” is...

    February 14, 2013 9:55 AM ET
  • Joe Budden Explains Why He’s Mad On ‘Castles’

    Joe Budden Explains Why He’s Mad On ‘Castles’ | ARTICLE

    Joe Budden has earned a rep as a hot head, always at odds with someone whether video vixen Tahiry, members of the Wu Tang Clan, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Consequence, etc. But the New Jersey rapper offers some insight...

    February 6, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • Xzibit Talks ‘Napalm,’ Song Featuring Late Mother And Exiting MTV

    Xzibit Talks ‘Napalm,’ Song Featuring Late Mother And Exiting MTV | ARTICLE

    Veteran hip-hop artist Xzibit discussed his latest album, Napalm, during a recent appearance on Yahoo! Music’s The Aftermath series, the best music discussion on the ‘net. Keeping true to the Napalm title, X-to-the-Z actually shot ta music video...

    January 31, 2013 2:30 PM ET
  • 50 Cent Premieres 'Major Distribution'

    50 Cent Premieres 'Major Distribution' | VIDEO

    50 Cent just released the video for his Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy collab “Major Distribution.” Reminiscent of classic G-Unit tracks, “Major” boasts a buzzing baseline and narrative synths produced by Marvin “Soul Professa” Coady. [Related: See...

    January 23, 2013 5:44 PM ET
  • Keri Hilson Conducts Shaving Experiment For Gillette’s ‘Kiss And Tell’

    Keri Hilson Conducts Shaving Experiment For Gillette’s ‘Kiss And Tell’ | ARTICLE

    R&B vocalist and songwriter Keri Hilson prefers men who are clean-shaven. The “Pretty Girl Rock” singer spent Wednesday on the pier in Santa Monica conducting the “Kiss & Tell” experiment with Gillette. Women were asked to kiss their...

    January 18, 2013 6:12 PM ET
  • A$AP Rocky Admits Having Thoughts Of Suicide On ‘Phoenix’

    A$AP Rocky Admits Having Thoughts Of Suicide On ‘Phoenix’ | ARTICLE

    A$AP Rocky, the hip-hop young gun who grabbed Rihanna’s backside when joining her on stage at the Video Music Awards last September, transcends his Pretty Flacko persona on his highly-anticipated debut album, Long.Live.A$AP. While most rappers have used...

    January 16, 2013 5:32 PM ET
  • T-Boz Talks 'Totally T-Box'

    T-Boz Talks 'Totally T-Box' | VIDEO

    T-Boz said she and late TLC member Left Eye made amends before she was killed in a 2002 car accident in Honduras. T-Boz, who recently debuted her TLC network reality show Totally T-Boz, was upset with...

    January 9, 2013 5:50 PM ET
  • Game Explains ‘Jesus Piece’ Concept And ‘Marrying The Game’ Reality Show

    Game Explains ‘Jesus Piece’ Concept And ‘Marrying The Game’ Reality Show | VIDEO

    The Game's album "Jesus Piece" recently debuted in the top five on the Billboard 200 album chart and has been receiving critical praise. When the Compton rapper visited Yahoo! Music's The Aftermath webisode series, he spoke in...

    January 4, 2013 4:53 PM ET
  • T.I. Raps About Fears Of Jail On "Hallelujah'

    T.I. Raps About Fears Of Jail On "Hallelujah' | ARTICLE

    T.I. is doing a lot of testifying on his new album, "Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head." The Atlanta rapper counts his blessings on "Wonderful Life," expresses gratitude for his relationship with his wife on "Guns And...

    December 20, 2012 5:44 PM ET
  • Jay-Z Unrecognized By Subway Passenger

    Jay-Z Unrecognized By Subway Passenger | VIDEO

    Jay-Z's eight-night stand at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center in September was historic and a feat few of his contemporaries could pull off. So it was fitting that the experience would warrant its own documentary, "Where...

    December 7, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Benny Cassette Struggles To Get Over An Ex On "Empires"

    Benny Cassette Struggles To Get Over An Ex On "Empires" | ARTICLE

    If you're having a hard time getting over an ex that you thought was The One, rock and rap artist Benny Cassette has sulking music for you. "Empires," from Benny's recently released EP "Angel...

    December 5, 2012 12:06 PM ET
  • Kendrick Lamar Concert Shut Down

    Kendrick Lamar Concert Shut Down | VIDEO

    Kendrick Lamar fans didn't know what to expect when the "Swimming Pools" rapper tweeted that he would be performing a secret show on the corners of 12th and Figueroa in downtown...

    November 16, 2012 2:32 PM ET
  • Ahmad Documents Life Of Struggling Artist

    Ahmad Documents Life Of Struggling Artist | VIDEO

    I've always been intrigued by hip-hop artists who have been able to evolve and have objected to staying in the box in which their audience is most accustomed to seeing them. Ahmad has come a long way since...

    November 14, 2012 3:02 PM ET
  • 50 Cent Performs at Brooklyn Boys & Girls

    50 Cent Performs at Brooklyn Boys & Girls | VIDEO

    Rap superstar 50 Cent kicks off Yahoo!'s new Crash Concerts performance series with a surprise show at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in Brooklyn, New York. With...

    November 9, 2012 12:05 PM ET
  • "Fizzyology" MCs Lil Fame And Termanology Share Dark Childhood Memories On "Family Ties"

    "Fizzyology" MCs Lil Fame And Termanology Share Dark Childhood Memories On "Family Ties" | ARTICLE

    The energy of "Family Ties" from Lil Fame and Termanology's collab album "Lil Fame & Termanology = Fizzyology" is as feel good as William DeVaugh's "Be Thankful For What You Got" and DJ Jazzy Jeff and the...

    November 7, 2012 2:20 PM ET
  • Kendrick Lamar Celebrates Compton Heroes On "Black Boy Fly"

    Kendrick Lamar Celebrates Compton Heroes On "Black Boy Fly" | ARTICLE

    Now that Kendrick Lamar's TDE/Aftermath/Interscope debut "good kid, m.A.A.d city" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 241,000 copies, he can add an autobiographical verse to his track "Black Boy Fly" that celebrates...

    November 2, 2012 2:20 PM ET
  • Nas Releases Clip For Amy Winehouse Collab

    Nas Releases Clip For Amy Winehouse Collab | VIDEO

    Nas' video for "Cherry Wine," his Life Is Good collab with the late Amy Winehouse, turned out to be an endearing tribute to the soul pop siren. On the jazzy song produced by Saalam Remi, who has worked...

    October 2, 2012 2:10 PM ET
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