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The odd, acrimonious situation in Wu-Tang Clan over their 20th anniversary album A Better Tomorrow continues to escalate. This time, Raekwon took long winded, angry shots at RZA over the situation in a Rolling Stone interview. He says he's "on strike" from Wu-Tang, and says RZA's "like being a coach and you won rings back in the day, but now your team is in ninth place. It’s time for a new fucking game plan." The interview is chock full of insight from Rae on a number of topics and is well worth the read.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/17/14 - 11:47 AM
Rumor has it that Beyoncé and Jay Z are planning a national tour as co-headliners this summer. Supposedly called "The Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour," it will run from June 13 through August 6, with eventual European dates planned as well.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/17/14 - 07:41 AM
Check the replies for a video interview with Nas discussing his doubts about how his classic, Illmatic, would be received.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:44 AM
Childish Gambino would like out of his record contract.
Glover went on to say that he wants another company—“Def Jam, Atlantic, whatever”—to buy him out of his contract, noting that Glassnote must not care about him because he’s “not loud, or outrageous, or a white girl with a big ass.” (Not that most of Glassnote’s other acts—Mumford & Sons, Chvrches, Little Green Cars, Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, etc.—are any of those things either.) Glover also maintains that the label has been lying to him, claiming that after he said, “I know how the Internet works,” to his label, they “laughed on the phone and said, ‘oh really?’”
Jason Tate on 04/15/14 - 04:42 PM
Prodigy of Mobb Deep was not happy about getting a perfect score from Pitchfork for the re-release of Da Infamous. Dylan McCarthy at ToneDeaf takes a look at the entire situation:
He raises the question: should privileged middle-class white guys be commenting on rap music when they have no firsthand experience of the culture and the struggles and oppression that come with it – in other words, no credibility on the matter?

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Jason Tate on 04/15/14 - 11:48 AM
Future's highly anticipated sophomore album, Honest, is now available for stream over on MTV.
Jake Jenkins on 04/15/14 - 08:23 AM
Head to the replies to see Atmosphere's video for their song "Kanye West."
Blake Solomon on 04/14/14 - 09:17 AM
Killer Mike and The Alchemist have teamed up on a new track called "The Boonies" from the forthcoming The Boondocks mixtape. Head to the replies to give it a listen and check out the lineup for the rest of the mixtape.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/12/14 - 09:51 AM
Evian Christ recently spoke to self-titled magazine for a cover story. In it, the producer talks a little bit about working on the new Kanye West album.
“I’ve got to get home and write an Otis Redding–style beat for him,” explains Leary. “He e-mailed last night. He wants something that sounds a bit like Otis Redding, a bit like Mobb Deep.”
Jake Jenkins on 04/10/14 - 09:10 AM
Broken Ankles, the collaborative EP between Girl Talk and Freeway, can now be downloaded for free via DatPiff.
Jake Jenkins on 04/09/14 - 01:51 PM
Chuck Inglish held a listening party for his new solo album, Convertibles, on Friday at Red Bull Studios with producer Mike Einziger (Avicii "Don't Wake Me Up") detailing the production process behind each track. You can check out some photos from the event here. And if you haven't already, you can stream Convertibles on Rdio.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/08/14 - 10:20 PM
Atmosphere have released a new song called "Kanye West" -- you can hear it in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/08/14 - 10:44 AM
An upcoming Pusha T concert at North Carolina State has been cancelled, supposedly due to unfounded rumors about the Virginia rapper's possible gang affiliation.
Chris Collum on 04/03/14 - 03:22 PM
Drake has released yet another new song titled "Days In The East." You can check it out in the replies.
Jake Jenkins on 04/03/14 - 08:17 AM
Known for his fusion of boom bap and blues, Jared Evan is taking his signature style and using it to craft a series of cover songs. Hit the replies to hear his take on Lorde's "Team."
Jake Jenkins on 04/02/14 - 09:29 AM
Stream and download a new Drake track titled "Draft Day" in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/01/14 - 08:13 PM
Wu-Tang Clan have a characteristically bonkers way of releasing their other new album this summer, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Via AV Club.
...The sole copy of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin will be encased inside an engraved silver-and-nickel box designed by British-Moroccan artist Yahya, then taken on a tour through museums, art galleries, and festivals. There—and only there—visitors will be able to listen to all 128 minutes of its 31 songs on headphones, and only after enduring a rigorous security check to eliminate the risk of any recording devices.
Blake Solomon on 03/26/14 - 01:04 PM
Today marks ten years since Madvillainy, the classic collaboration between MF Doom and Madlib was released.
Chris Collum on 03/25/14 - 07:53 PM
FiveThirtyEight crunched the data to find the "fastest rapper in the game" -- the results?
Joey Bada$$, who manages 180 wpm, is the best amateur of the bunch, followed by DyMe-A-DuZiN (179.7 wpm) and Shawn Chrystopher (174.2), but none comes close to Twista’s 280 wpm.
Jason Tate on 03/24/14 - 11:37 PM
Head to the replies to stream Wu-Tang Clan's new song, "Keep Watch." You can also pre-order the collective's new album, A Better Tomorrow.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/21/14 - 07:09 AM
Wu-Tang Clan have dropped a comeback single called "Keep Watch." Listen here.
Chris Collum on 03/18/14 - 09:06 PM
In a new interview with MTV, Lil Wayne confirmed that Tha Carter V will be his last solo LP.
Jake Jenkins on 03/13/14 - 10:03 AM
Childish Gambino will be releasing his latest album, Because The Internet, on vinyl for Record Store Day (April 19th). Modern Vinyl has more details.
After its limited bootleg pressing and copies available on his current Deep Web Tour, Childish Gambino’s Because The Internet will finally get a larger vinyl release, as part of Record Store Day 2014. The new run is limited to 5,000 copies, includes the original artwork and is packaged along with a metallic o-card (sleeve), printed inner sleeves and a 72-page booklet (12″ by 12″). That booklet may be why it’s priced at $40 for the event.
Drew Beringer on 03/10/14 - 06:44 PM
Head to the replies to check out Atmosphere's new music video for "Bitter."
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/10/14 - 09:59 AM
T-Pain, the much maligned auto-tune singer who had so many massive hits in the mid 00s, has a new profile in the New Yorker that takes a look at how he felt when everyone started to treat him as a joke. The nastiest bit is that Kanye West, who had called T-Pain in to consult on 808s and Heartbreak, wrote a song during those sessions essentially calling every idea T-Pain had garbage. It's an interesting, short piece, and one that I highly recommend.
But what has made T-Pain most resentful since his fall from the top was seeing certain artists use Auto-Tune and not get criticized; rather, they were celebrated as innovators in a way that T-Pain never was. Chief among these were Kanye West,...
Ryan Dennehy on 03/07/14 - 05:59 AM
You can watch Schoolboy Q's new video for "What They Want" in the replies. It comes from his new album Oxymoron, out now.
Zac Djamoos on 03/06/14 - 07:01 PM
Jump to the replies to stream Lupe Fiasco's new song called "Thorns & Horns" featuring Ab-Soul.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 03/05/14 - 10:18 PM
Earlier this week we told you about some insane collaborations that will be featured on the upcoming Divergent soundtrack, out March 11th. The first song from the OST has surfaced: a collaboration between Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky and French producer Gesaffelstein, who produced "Send It Up" from Yeezus. Listen to the track here.
Chris Collum on 02/28/14 - 10:50 AM
Asher Roth will release his new album, RetroHash, on April 22. You can check out the album's first single, "Tangerine Girl," over at Billboard. Head to the replies for tour dates and more info.
Blake Solomon on 02/26/14 - 01:15 PM
You can stream Rick Ross's new album, Mastermind, on iTunes. The album will be available next Monday, March 3rd.
Drew Beringer on 02/25/14 - 09:19 PM
You can stream Pharrell's new album, G I R L, on iTunes. The album will be available next Monday, March 3rd.
Drew Beringer on 02/25/14 - 06:27 PM
Kid Cudi released his album Satellite Flight to iTunes by surprise last night. The album art is in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/25/14 - 06:26 AM
Following his unlikely performance/collaboration with Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar is going to be working with psych-rock act Tame Impala on a remix their song of "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" for the upcoming Divergent soundtrack out March 11th. The OST will also feature a collaboration between A$AP Rocky and French producer Gesaffelstein, who helped produce Yeezus track "Send It Up"; Clams Casino will also produce a track featuring Chance The Rapper as well as new music from M83, Ellie Goulding, Skrillex, and more. Check out the art and full tracklisting in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/24/14 - 11:40 AM
You can stream Schoolboy Q's major-label debut Oxymoron right now on iTunes Radio. The album drops February 25th via Interscope.
Chris Collum on 02/22/14 - 01:23 PM
Le1f has signed to Terrible Records/XL Recordings and will be releasing a new EP on March 11th titled Hey. You can stream a new song titled "Boom" in the replies.
Jake Jenkins on 02/21/14 - 09:52 AM
In an interview with Revolt TV, OutKast member Big Boi singelhandedly ruined my life by denying plans for a new album from the duo. He does, however, have a third solo album in the works and you can still catch the legendary pair live on their massive festival run throughout the rest of the year.
“No, no, no. We’re just doing the tour only, just for the fans,” he recently told Revolt. “That’s all it is, just the tour.” "It's just the OutKast 20th year anniversary," he continued. "Just a way for us to celebrate with our fans, but there's no album in the works."
Ryan Dennehy on 02/21/14 - 08:49 AM
Pharrell has released the tracklisting for his upcoming album Girl. It's due out on March 3rd and will feature Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys. Check out the full list, artwork, and album trailer in the replies. Somehow, Girl is only Pharrell's second solo record and his first in eight years.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/21/14 - 08:20 AM
If you're looking for something to pass the time this afternoon, Noisey has been posting webisodes about the Chicago rap scene, titled "Welcome To Chiraq." Part 5 of the 8 part series features the SaveMoney crew (Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa). Check out all of the episodes on Noisey, or head to the replies. Fair warning: there is language and some drug use, so be cautious if you work for, like, an accounting firm or something.
Blake Solomon on 02/20/14 - 12:39 PM
Watch Grieves' new video for “Shreds” in the replies. Winter & The Wolves releases on March 25th via Rhymesayers Entertainment. European and US tour dates for the album support tour are in the replies, with more to be announced soon.
Ryan Gardner on 02/19/14 - 10:18 AM
The fifth annual OVO Fest, taking place in Toronto and put on by the city's own Drake, is the latest festival to announce Outkast as headliners. The recently reunited duo will headline the August 3rd date at Molson Ampitheatre. Special guests are yet to be announced, but when I attended last year Kanye West, TLC, A$AP Rocky, and Lil Wayne (among many many others) performed unannounced. I'm sure the milestone fifth year will be even more jampacked and thrilling. Tickets are on sale February 21st.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/18/14 - 10:31 AM
Diplo and The Weeknd both took the time to remix Beyoncé's hit "Drunk In Love" this weekend. They're both streaming in the replies. These come on the heels of the Kanye and Detail remixes from earlier this weekend.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/16/14 - 01:12 PM
The pioneering hip-hop group De La Soul recently offered their entire discography for free - the interesting bit is that it seems that the move wasn't cleared with their label, Warner Music Group. ReCode has an interesting look at how the albums aren't available for digital purchase anywhere and were made available through a Russian piracy site.

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Ryan Dennehy on 02/16/14 - 12:54 PM
Atmosphere's new music video for "Bob Seger" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/15/14 - 07:40 AM
Beyoncé saw the release of two remixes to her single "Drunk In Love" today. One was by Detail, who released a seven minute version of unused vocals and production from when he worked on the original version called "Drunken Love;" the other was by Kanye West, who extends the track and throws in a verse of his own. Hear the Detail remix in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/14/14 - 06:17 PM
De La Soul have made their entire catalog available for free download for 25 hours on their website.
Jason Tate on 02/14/14 - 10:02 AM
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