June 2015 Blog Posts (127)

"52 Best Albums By XXL Freshmen" Listed by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

"52 Best Albums By XXL Freshmen" Listed

Kendrick Lamar, Iggy Azalea, Troy Ave and others featured on the list.

This year's XXL 2015 Freshmen list features Vince Staples and Fetty Wap, among others.

The magazine reflected on eight years of the series and chose …

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Added by bkaezown718 on June 25, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

YG: “I’m Hard To Kill" by SOREN BAKER

YG: “I’m Hard To Kill"

YG’s song “Twist Your Fingers” discusses the June 12 incident in which he was shot in the Studio City section of Los Angeles.

YG says that he does not know who shot him June 12

"I don’t know, and it don’t matter,” the Compton,…

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David Banner: Integration Worse Than Slavery by MITCHELL STEINFELD

David Banner: Integration Worse Than Slavery

The “Suicide Doors” rapper also responds to Chet Hanx's use of racially-charged language.

David Banner says that he takes issue with certain people using the n-word around him.

“They should watch saying the word nigga around me,” David Banner says in an interview with …

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Drake Says New York Is Irrelevant To Music Industry Success by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

Drake Says New York Is Irrelevant To Music Industry Success

The Toronto rapper explains how he represents his hometown.

Drake was featured in the first installment ofFader's "Obey Your Thirst" documentary series sponsored by…

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Hip Hop Album Sales: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole by DANIELLE HARLING

Hip Hop Album Sales: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole

A$AP Rocky drops out of the top 10, Kendrick Lamar climbs the charts for yet another week.

For the first time in several weeks, there are no Hip Hop albums with top 10 positioning on the Billboard Hot 200. Up until this week, A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP album, which was…

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Added by bkaezown718 on June 25, 2015 at 12:32pm — No Comments

50 Cent Mocks Rick Ross & Puff Daddy Regarding Arrests by SOREN BAKER

50 Cent Mocks Rick Ross & Puff Daddy Regarding Arrests

"I just realized why I don’t like that nigga Puff,” 50 Cent says in a video. "He gonna go bail that fat nigga out.”

50 Cent posted a clip on Instagram today (June 24) mocking Rick Ross and Puff Daddy regarding their respective recent arrests.  …

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Fox News Guest Speaker Calls Barack Obama “Rapper-In-Chief” For Using N-Word by HENRY MANSELL

Fox News Guest Speaker Calls Barack Obama “Rapper-In-Chief” For Using N-Word

Deneen Borelli, the Chief Political Correspondent at Conservative Review, calls Barack Obama’s use of the N-word “outrageous.”

Deneen Borelli, Fox News contributor and Chief Political Correspondent at Conservative Review, called Barack Obamathe…

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Amber Rose Covers Wiz Khalifa Tattoo by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

Amber Rose Covers Wiz Khalifa Tattoo

An image of the rapper's face appears to be gone from his ex-wife's arm.

Amber Rose has covered her tattoo of Wiz Khalifa, according to TMZ.

Rose used to have a likeness of the face of the…

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Added by bkaezown718 on June 24, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Black Spider-Man Officially Joins Marvel Comics Universe; Childish Gambino Voices Character by JIMARAL MARSHALL

Black Spider-Man Officially Joins Marvel Comics Universe; Childish Gambino Voices Character

Childish Gambino is set to voice first Black animated Spider-Man series.

The half African-American and half Puetro-Rican incarnation of Spider-Man has been promoted to be an official member of the Marvel Comics universe, according to theDaily News.

Last year, it…

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50 Cent Clowns Puff Daddy UCLA Arrest; Removes Posts, Adds Another by DANIELLE HARLING

50 Cent Clowns Puff Daddy UCLA Arrest; Removes Posts, Adds Another

UPDATE: 50 Cent says he said nothing about Puff Daddy.

Queens, New York rapper 50 Cent made light of Puff Daddy’s recent arrest in a series of video and photo uploads to Instagram yesterday (June 22). Puff is alleged to have assaulted a football coach at UCLA, where his son attends school and plays…

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Benzino’s Alleged Gang Ties Detailed In Boston Globe Report by DANIELLE HARLING

Benzino’s Alleged Gang Ties Detailed In Boston Globe Report

The Boston Globe reports that Benzino had “artistic connections” to those arrested in gang sweep.

Days after a massive gang sweep took place in Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Globehas released a…

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Inspectah Deck Says He Places J. Cole Above Kendrick Lamar by HENRY MANSELL

Inspectah Deck Says He Places J. Cole Above Kendrick Lamar

“I put [J. Cole] a little over Kendrick because he’s been doing it for a little longer,” Inspectah Deck says.

Inspectah Deck says that among some of the newer artists he listens to are …

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Jidenna Speaks On Being Dubbed “The Millennial Version Of Andre 3000” by DANIELLE HARLING

Jidenna Speaks On Being Dubbed “The Millennial Version Of Andre 3000”

Jidenna hoping to make music that listeners can “party and ponder to.”

When asked about his goals in Hip Hop, during a newly-published interview with XXLmagazine, Wisconsin-born rapper …

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Vince Staples Explains Why J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar & Drake Sell So Well by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

Vince Staples Explains Why J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar & Drake Sell So Well

The Def Jam rapper also says that physical sales are important to an artist's success.

Vince Staples says that the state of Hip Hop reflects the state of humanity.

"Of course when us as people, we're not doing that well, everything that's a medium or a way that we express ourselves isn't going to be doing well," he says on …

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Dr. Boyce Watkins Responds To Tyler, The Creator by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

Dr. Boyce Watkins Responds To Tyler, The Creator

On Hot 97, the Odd Future rapper called Watkins a "bitch."

Dr. Boyce Watkins has responded to a Tyler, The Creator diss. On Hot 97, the Odd Future rapper called Watkins a "bitch" and said the professor never reached out to him personally regarding a 2013 Mountain Dew ad. The beverage company pulled the advertisement that …

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Added by bkaezown718 on June 18, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Nas Partners With NYC Chicken & Waffles Restaurant by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

Nas Partners With NYC Chicken & Waffles Restaurant

The Queens rapper celebrated the one-year anniversary with the restaurant.

Nas is partnering with Sweet Chick, a New York City restaurant that specializes in chicken and waffles and Southern cuisine.The Queens, New York rapper attended the chain's one-year anniversary of the Lower East Side…

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Kanye West’s adidas yeezy 350 boost Release Date & Image by SOREN BAKER

Kanye West’s adidas yeezy 350 boost Release Date & Image

adidas has released images and the release date of its yeezy 350 boost Kanye West collaboration.

Kanye West’s adidas yeezy 350 boost is slated to be released June 27, according to…

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Rick Ross’ Baby Mother Destroyed Emotionally By 50 Cent’s Alleged Leak Of Sex Tape by DANIELLE HARLING

Rick Ross’ Baby Mother Destroyed Emotionally By 50 Cent’s Alleged Leak Of Sex Tape

50 Cent’s lawyer claims Lastonia Leviston’s “life is better” because she filed a lawsuit against the rapper.

Rick Ross’ baby mother, Lastonia Leviston appeared in a New York City court earlier this week to speak on the personal damage, which resulted from rapper 50 Cent allegedly putting a sex tape featuring…

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Wiz Khalifa Pleads Guilty To Marijuana Possession In “Jail Selfie” Case by HENRY MANSELL

Wiz Khalifa Pleads Guilty To Marijuana Possession In “Jail Selfie” Case

The rapper will pay a $500 fine.

Wiz Khalifa has agreed to pay a $500 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia stemming from an arrest in El Paso, Texas last May, according to …

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Eminem To Serve As Executive Producer & Music Supervisor For “Narc” Series by DANIELLE HARLING

Eminem To Serve As Executive Producer & Music Supervisor For “Narc” Series

Eminem’s hometown of Detroit to serve as the backdrop for new Paramount TV series.

Well over a decade after its release in theaters, the film Narc will reportedly be turned into a new television series, which will be executive produced by Detroit, Michigan rapper …

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