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Fredo Santana Dead At 27: Drake, Travis Scott & More Mourn Loss Of Chicago Rapper

This is so upsetting. Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has sadly passed away at the age of 27. Friends and fans alike have taken to social media to mourn …

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How Hip-Hop’s Generation Gap Became a War for Its Soul

Times change and sounds change. Genres and cultures change. But the constant sniping between old heads and younger hip-hop fans is only selling the …

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Chicago rapper Fredo Santana dead, worked with Kendrick Lamar

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana, who like his cousin Chief Keef performed in the "drill" style, died Friday in Los Angeles at age 27. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the death Saturday but would provide no further details.<p>Like his elder cousin, Chicago rapper Chief Keef, …

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M-M-M-Maybach Messy!! Rick Ross Lemon Pepper Frys Baby Mama After She Accuses Him Of Being Neglectful

Getty ImageRick Ross Vs. Tia Kemp: Round 4543Rick Ross and his baby mama Tia Kemp are fighting on social media, AGAIN. Tia went in on Ross, telling …

Drake Gets Us Ready For ‘Scary Hours’ With ‘God’s Plan’ And ‘Diplomatic Immunity’

It sounds like 2018 is in full swing hip-hop wise. Drake has been teasing new music for about a month, with snippets and incomplete songs leaking all over the place. Now, it’s finally time for some full-length offerings. Drake hit us with a double play tonight, dropping both “God’s Plan” and …

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New Music: Fat Joe Dre – 'Pick It Up'

After getting “So Excited” last year, Fat Joe and Dre head to the strip club on “Pick It Up.”<p>Inspired by Tupac Shakur’s “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” from …

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Kanye West Held a Special Screening of Dame Dash's 'Honor Up'

The reconciliation of Kanye West and Damon Dash continued Friday night as West held a private viewing of Dash’s upcoming film <i>Honor Up</i> in Los Angeles. …

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Hip-Hop Reacts to Death of Fredo Santana - XXL

A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Jan 20, 2018 at 1:35am PST<p>A post shared by Maxo C (@maxokream) on Jan 20, 2018 at 12:21am PST<p>A …

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New EP: Drake ‘Scary Hours’

The Drake<p>Drizzy is full of surprises. At the stroke of midnight, Aubrey released two new tracks for his EP, <i>Scary Hours</i>. Stream “God’s Plan” and …

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Drake Mourns Losing ‘ My JLo’ To Alex Rodriguez In New Banger ‘Diplomatic Immunity’

Drake shockingly expressed his sadness about losing Jennifer Lopez to Alex Rodriguez in the lyrics to his new tell-all song ‘Diplomatic Immunity.’ …

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Hoodrich Pablo Juan : Rich Hood Album Review

If you were making a random stage name generator for Atlanta rappers, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, with its suggestions of street bona fides and kingpins past, might sound like the type of output you design backwards from. But Hoodrich Pablo is a real guy—late 20s, born in New Jersey and raised in …

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Raekwon on His Love for New Balance's 574 Sneaker & His Upcoming Album

Clocking in over 25 years in the game as a member of the formidable rap force Wu-Tang Clan -- delivering slick rhymes throughout the group's storied …

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Hip-Hop Stars Mourns the Death of Fredo Santana

Hip-hop stars are mourning the death of Chicago rapper Fredo Santana, who reportedly died Friday night (Jan. 19) as the result of a seizure. He was …

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Drake Just Surprise-Released a Couple of Bangers

Drake has just released a couple of new joints. On Friday night, the Toronto rapper unleashed his surprise EP, <i>Scary Hours</i>, comprising two tracks, …

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50 Cent Thinks His 'Street King Immortal' Album Will Be Thrilling - XXL

Fifteen years ago, 50 Cent dropped off his landmark <i>Get Rich or Die Tryin'</i> album, a debut effort that immediately solidified his status among the rap …

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Amina Buddafly & Peter Gunz File For Divorce: ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Stars Spar Back & Forth On Instagram

‘Love & Hip Hop’ stars Amina Buddafly and Peter Gunz are finally going through with their divorce and it’s not looking pretty! Get the details they …

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Tuff Crew "My Part Of Town" (1988)

“My Part Of Town” is a track from Tuff Crew’s first full-length album <i>Danger Zone</i>, released in 1988. This video was recorded on December 25, 1988 in …

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DJ Khaled to Perform at 2018 Grammy Awards - XXL

After a year that saw him appear in a Spider-Man movie commercial, drop a platinum-selling album (<i>Grateful</i>) and a barrage of hit singles , the …

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Camila Cabello's Debut Album Starts At No. 2 In The U.K.

Pop singer Camila Cabello has found success in the U.K. with her debut self-titled album on her own (though probably not the kind of success she was hoping for), as the record has kicked off in the runner-up slot across the pond. <i>Camila</i> comes in just behind the soundtrack that accompanies the film</i> …

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6 God Returns: Drake Drops New ‘Scary Hours’ EP And Twitter Is Owling Out

1 of 12<p>❯<p>❮<p><i>Image via Jason Kempin/Getty</i><p>Drake Drops ‘Scary Hours EP’<p>“Scary hours” has become a mantra that makes Drake fans owl-y senses tingle. In the …

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XXXTentacion Blames Biggie and Tupac for Hip-Hop’s Love of Affair with Guns

YouTubeIt’s not every day that you hear the new generation of rappers break down music from the ’90s, but it’s something that the Florida native …

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Drake Shares 2 New Songs "God’s Plan" & "Diplomatic Immunity" (LISTEN)

Just before midnight on January 19th, <b>Drake</b> revealed via Instagram that two new songs would be coming from him called "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic …

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2 New Drake Songs Dropping At Midnight

Word is there will be 2 new <b>Drake</b> songs dropping at midnight (Jan. 20). You care.<p>Per Drake’s Instagram, the songs are called “Gods Plan” and …

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Yams Day 2018 Proved That A$AP's Reach Extends Far Beyond Harlem

A star-studded day at the New York Expo Center showed just how deep A$AP Yams' legacy still runs.<p>A$AP Rocky had a question for the crowd: "Where the mosh pit at, nigga?" The crowd rippled like a tidal wave at Rocky’s request, breaking off into different scenes. The guy in front of me moshed for his …

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Vinyl Junkie, #1

<i>‘What goes around come around; what’s good enough’ll always be ruff’</i><p>Some wise words that apply to Weldon Irvine Jnr: composer, lyricist, musical …

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Return Of The Ghetto Fly (feat. J Dilla, T3 & Neco Redd) by Amp Fiddler - Listen to music

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Scary Hours

Canadian songwriter, producer, rapper, and singer Drake sustained a high-level commercial presence shortly after he turned to rapping in 2006, …

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Fat Joe Goes at President Trump in ''Pick It Up'' Video With Dre - XXL

Almost 13 years ago, Kanye West famously used a Hurricane Katrina telethon event to proclaim that then-President George W. Bush "Doesn't care about …

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St. Vincent, SZA, more playing free Grammy Week shows in NYC

With the Grammys return to NYC just over a week away, we’re seeing some last-minute show announcements from big artists playing smaller venues than …

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Drake surprise drops two new tracks [Stream]

Drake surprise drops new EP ‘Scary Hours’ [Stream]<p>The expression “expect the unexpected” bears a certain relevance this weekend as Drake surprises …

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