Artwork & Tracklist: Junglepussy – Satisfaction Guaranteed

Junglepussy wants to connect. She cares deeply about how listeners receive her music, and that is certainly the case for her upcoming debut album, Satisfaction Guaranteed,  due out next Tuesday. At first glance, Junglepussy's music might, for a second, seem very light. But there's a degree of...

G-Eazy Releases Entire Catalog For Free Via BitTorrent

In the same vein as De La Soul, G-Eazy was in the giving mood. The Bay Area rapper has released his entire body of work for free, in conjunction with BitTorrent. Fans will get both his Endless Summer andMust Be Nice projects, as well as mixtape tracks, art, and a sampler of These Things Happen....

Photo Recap: Summer Jam 2014, The Super Bowl Of Hip-Hop

Welcome to our very own virtual tour of Summer Jam 2014. We sent Trevor Sage-El to get the low on the action-packed day's events, and what he came back with were stories and images to last much longer. Without further ado, here's a photo recap of Summer Jam, along with some quotes from Trevor...

Lupe Fiasco’s Groovy Freestyle For Sway In The Morning

Lupe Fiasco recently swung by Sway In The Morning to kick a fresh freestyle, but only on the request that DJ Wonder give him a real groovy beat. Heather B jokingly asked if he would spit on the show since he didn't perform for Obama's inauguration. Afterwards, he gave an update on his next album,...

News: Common Reunites with No I.D. and inks Def Jam Deal

Welcome back the days of Can I Borrow A Dollar, Resurrection and One Day It'll All Make Sense. Common and producer No I.D. have rejoined forces to bring us that classic feeling from Common Sense's earlier days on Nobody's Smiling, due out July 22. The album will be released via Def...

News: The Message, 4 Part Documentary, Premiers Tonight on BET

Tonight,  BET Networks presents a 4-part hip-hop documentary, THE MESSAGE, which is centered around the music's influence on American culture. The documentary features Ice Cube, who recounts his first memory of hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar, speaking on West Coast hip-hop, as well as Nas, Russell...

XXL Cyphers Pt. 2 Featuring Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla Sign and Lil Durk

After the 1st round of group cyphers, the XXL 2014 Freshmen are back for part 2 featuring Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign and Lil Durk. DJ Drama holds down the turntables while Rich Homie Quan reminisces on when listeners slept on him. Ty Dolla $ign sings his way through the freestyle and Lil Durk...

New Music: Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire feat. RAW DON, Kool A.D. & Michael Christmas – “Life Of Pi[e]“

Three of the funniest MCs in the world come together here over a dramatic little string loop, sounding like a drunken, stumbled-through ending to a three-hour drama. Kool A.D. represents that drunkenness most of all, descending into word-salad madness near the song's halfway point. Michael...

Lil Wayne Premiers “Tina Turn Up Needs A Tune Up” on Weezy Wednesdays

On episode 13 of Weezy Wednesdays, Lil Wayne gives us a preview of "Tina Turn Up Needs A Tune Up," a song that was possibly recorded for Tha Carter V. Along with this track, Wayne has premiered "Believe Me" featuring Drake and "D'usse," which speculated a reconciliation between him and Hov....

New Music: Theophilus Martins – “Show Me Around” (Prod. Thelonious Martin)

No disrespect to Theophilus Martins--he raps well here, with some wordplay, has some passion in his voice, (and for the record, sounds eerily like a mix of Fashawn and Danny!) but he's just no match for how goddamn good this Thelonious Martin beat is. The Chitown prodigy somehow warps this soul...