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The Social Experiment’s ‘Surf’ Is An iTunes First In Free Album Releases

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Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment's 'Surf' billed as the first album released free on iTunes.

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How Killer Mike Taught Me To Pledge Allegiance To The Grind

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Looking back on Killer Mike's 2011 album, 'PL3DGE.'

Terrace Martin

Coming Attractions: Block Party LA


Check out Block Party LA, coming in early May.


Here’s The Tracklist For Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Album (Update)

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Take a look at the tracklist for Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly.'


On Charles Hamilton’s Resurgence And Second Chances In Hip-Hop

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Charles Hamilton talks mental illness, going to jail and his rebirth on 'Ebro in the Morning' with Peter Rosenberg.

Willie B.

Raven Sorvino Discusses The ‘Internet Mentality’ And Creating An Organic Fan Base On ‘Talking Points’

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Cali's Raven Sorvino talks her career thus far, the role of the 'net and more for the 'Talking Points' podcast.

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Listen To Damani Nkosi’s ‘Stay Black’ Ft. iLL Camille, Preston Harris, And Aneesa Strings

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Damani Nkosi drops the deeply-rooted track "Stay Black" featuring iLL Camille, Preston Harris, And Aneesa Strings.

Terrace Martin

Terrace Martin Speaks On How TDE Changed The Game, Iggy Azalea And Producing On The ‘Talking Points’ Podcast

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Terrace Martin shares insights on TDE's success, Iggy Azalea and what it takes to be a producer on the 'Talking Points' podcast.

Top Dawg Entertainment

Terrace Martin: ‘Kendrick Lamar Was Signed To Interscope Before ‘Section.80”

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Terrace Martin talks Kendrick Lamar's new LP plus dishes info on the rapper's early relationship with Interscope.

Nez & Rio

A$AP Rocky Drops ‘Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2′ Video And Announces New Album Title

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Watch A$AP Rocky's new video for "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2."


Waka Flocka Shares ‘Flockaveli 2′ Release Date And Top Tier List Of Features

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Waka Flocka shares 'Flockaveli 2' features and release date.

Talking Points Podcast

Singer Sid Sriram Explains How To Separate The Music From The Business

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Sid Sriaram is the latest guest for the Talking Points podcast.

#Jay Z

What If Jay Z Really Does Buy Hot 97 And Becomes Funk Flex’s Boss?

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Could Jay Z really be in talks to buy Hot 97 and make himself Funk Flex's boss?

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Listen To Jarell Perry’s ‘Quiet Life’


Jarell Perry and APSPDR+ release poignant new track 'Quiet Life'


Spotify Hits 15 Million Paying Subscribers

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Spotify boasts a record 15 million paid subscribers.

#music videos

Guilt-Free Listening: Gee Watts’ ‘Kansas City State Of Mind’ Album Stream


Listen to Gee Watts' new album, 'Kansas City State Of Mind.'

Isaiah Rashad

The 10 Best Albums Of 2014: No. 3 – Isaiah Rashad’s ‘Cilvia Demo’

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Isaiah Rashad's 'Cilvia Demo' lands at no. 3 on our favorite albums of 2014 countdown.


Gee Watts – ‘Symptoms’

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Listen to Gee Watts' 'Symptoms,' the first cut from Gee's new project 'Kansas City State of Mind'.

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