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N.E.R.D Unveil New Album Featuring Kendrick, André 3000, M.I.A., More: Watch | Pitchfork

Last night at ComplexCon—their first show in three years—N.E.R.D debuted their new album, which is reportedly called <i>No_One Ever Really Dies</i>. In addition to their recently released Rihanna-featuring single “Lemon,” the album features guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, M.I.A., Gucci Mane, …

André 3000

Wyclef Jean Explains Why It's Important to Protect Hip-Hop Culture

On the latest edition of SiriusXM’s “Artist Confidential” series, rapper, musician, and producer Wyclef Jean spoke about the importance of protecting …

Wyclef Jean

Is N.E.R.D Getting Ready To Release Their First New Album In Seven Years?

Source: TheNeptunes.orgLooks like <b>N.E.R.D</b>, the funk-rock group featuring <b>Pharrell Williams</b>, <b>Chad Hugo</b>, and <b>Shae Haley</b> is getting ready to make its …

Pharrell Williams

'We’re Not Afraid of Trump.' Watch the Eminem Freestyle Everyone's Talking About

Eminem took aim at President Donald Trump in a freestyle released during the BET Hip Hop Awards Tuesday night.<p>“It’s the calm before the storm right …

Donald Trump

Listen: Mýa – Ready For Whatever | Stream

The beautiful and incredibly talented, Mýa is back! After snatching a Grammy nomination for last year’s Smoove Jones album, Mýa is back today with a …

Jesse James

Wu-Tang Clan Releases the Video for Their Redman Collabo “People Say”

Source: YouTubeBack in August, seemingly out of nowhere, a new <b>Wu-Tang Clan</b> collaboration with <b>Redman</b> just popped up. It turns out that the song, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

P. Diddy’s Son Delivered A ‘Paid In Full’ Freestyle So Fire That Even 50 Cent Can’t Deny It

In case you haven’t heard, P. Diddy’s son Christian Casey Combs is following in his dad’s footsteps as rapper calling himself King Combs, and he’s actually pretty good at it. So good, in fact, that even 50 Cent is finding his style undeniable. The normally grinch-like “Piggy Bank” rapper apparently …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Record boss Suge Knight makes shock claim that Tupac Shakur IS still alive

Rap record label CEO Suge Knight believes what many other conspiracy theorists have been saying for decades - Tupac Shakur is alive.<p>The 52-year-old …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Xscape Slays With Blazing Performance Of ‘Just Kick It’ At VH1’s ‘Hip Hop Honors’

It’s a good thing Xscape got back together in 2017 because it was just in time for VH1’s ‘Hip Hop Honors.’ The theme of the night was the ’90s — when …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Listen: Yelawolf – PUNK ft. Travis Barker & Juicy J | Stream

Alabama’s very own, Yelawolf is back. Today the wordsmith returns with a brand new track for our listening enjoyment entitled “PUNK.” The track finds …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Master P: 5 Things To Know About Rapper Accused Of Cheating With T.I.’s Wife Tiny

You may have heard some rumors about T.I.’s wife Tiny stepping out with rapper Master P — allegations he’s totally shutting down. But who is this hip …

Remy Ma Just Brought 'Miley What's Good' Back With a Nicki Minaj Twist

If you thought the now-famous Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj feud had burned itself out, think again. During Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, Remy Ma …

Jay-Z Paid Tribute To Chester Bennington With A Rare Performance Of ‘Numb/Encore’

#JAYZ that was special! Only European show of 2017 and it didn't disappoint… #VWeston<br>📸: @samneill_photo pic.twitter.com/54YWkV7rhz— V FESTIVAL (@vfestival) August 19, 2017<p>Jay-Z’s heavy festival schedule this summer was the first sign for many that he had a new album on the way, and that came to …

Chester Bennington

JAY-Z Addresses Kanye West Feud: 'What Really Hurt Me, You Can't Bring My Kid or My Wife Into It'

JAY-Z has opened up about his tumultuous relationship and alleged feud with Kanye West.<p>The rapper, 47, recently chatted with Rap Radar hosts Elliott …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Eminem’s greatest pre-fame rap battles

Let's all recall how Em made his name(s)<p>Look who’s back – back again. Eminem, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady – whatever you want to call him, the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch JAY-Z’s ‘Bam’ Video Feat. Damian Marley

JAY-Z travels to Jamaica in the video for his Damian Marley-assisted single, “Bam.”<p>The documentary-like visual shows Marley giving Hov a tour of his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Most-Viewed YouTube Video of All Time

<b>Today’s Stories</b><p>Elon Musk confirms that he just bought back X.com, the domain he owned in 1999<br>• Wiz Khalifa overtakes Psy to claim the most-watched YouTube video of all time<br>• Toyota launches venture capital fund targeting artificial intelligence startups<br>• Facebook Messenger globally tests injecting …

See Eric B & Rakim Reunite for 'Paid in Full' Anniversary Concert

EPMD, Main Source, Flavor Flav and more on hand as rap duo performs together for first time in 20 years<p>Legendary rap duo Eric B & Rakim reunited …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Jay Z has used his latest albums as corporate bargaining chips

In the last four years, Jay Z has released two albums, both through non-traditional means. While most artists would sign with a record label to release their album, the most successful hip-hop artist of all time, a man worth $810 million, has made deals with a smartphone maker and carrier to cover …

Prodigy's Funeral East Coast Hip-Hop Legends Expected

<b>Prodigy</b>'s funeral should bring together some huge names -- his fellow legends of hip-hop ... especially from the East Coast scene.<p>Sources connected …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Sony to start spinning vinyl after 30-year hiatus

Three decades after it abandoned vinyl production, Sony says it will start making records again on the back of surging demand for the retro music …

Vinyl Records

BET Awards: Show Highlights — The 2017 Hip Hop Awards’ Best Moments

Is it just us, or does the BET Awards just get better and better every year?! The 2017 show on June 25 was chock full of fun, with Leslie Jones …

Kendrick Lamar

Chance The Rapper’s Passionate BET Awards Speech Will Inspire You

During the 2017 BET Awards, Grammy winner Chance The Rapper was honored with the network’s Humanitarian Award. All eyes have been on Chance since he started his SocialWorks youth empowerment organization and launched his New Chance <i></i>arts and literature fund for youth in Chicago, and it’s clear from …

Michelle Obama

Prodigy: 10 Essential Tracks From the Mobb Deep MC

Rapper Prodigy died at the age of 42, but his legacy of mixing street-level grit with emotional heft lives on<p>Albert "Prodigy" Johnson, one of the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

‘All Eyez On Me’: Jada Pinkett Smith & 50 Cent Slam Tupac Movie | Deadline

Jada Pinkett Smith (<i>Gotham</i>) and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (<i>Power</i>), are not happy with the new film about the life of slain rapper Tupac Shakur, that …

Jada Pinkett Smith

Salesforce Is Most Used Email Service Provider For Marketers, Report Says

Salesforce is the most used email service provider, according to new data from Litmus.<p>In Litmus’ 2017 State of Email Workflows report, the email …

OvenFresh! "Lehitimo" by Konflick - Rapista.PH | Respeto Bago Mikropono | UNDRGRND since 2007

Konflick of Death Threat just dropped the track “Lehitimo” marking the “Di baleng konti basta tunay” mantra. “Lehitimo” was produced by DJ …

Warner Bros. Promotes Digital Exec JP Richards to Chief Data Strategist

Warner Bros. has promoted its lead digital strategist, JP Richards, to the post of executive vice president, worldwide marketing and chief data …

Time Warner

Classic Hip Hop: Nas' Illmatic

<i>Tracklist Nas – Illmatic</i><p><i>The Genesis</i>• <i><br>N.Y.</i> State Of Mind• <i><br>Life’s A Bitch</i>• <i><br>The World Is Yours</i>• <i><br>Halftime</i>• <i><br>Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)</i>• <i><br>One Love</i>• <i><br>One Time 4 Ya</i> …