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Jay-Z Announces “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Album Details posted at 9:59 am

Game 5 between the Spurs and the Heat was all the talk for Sunday night - until halftime. Jay-Z, who recently teamed up with Samsung in a deal reportedly worth millions, took over the night with a simple 3-minute commercial. The video (which can be viewed below) shows Jay in the studio with...

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Governor’s Ball Concert Review: Nas Celebrates Balance posted at 6:07 pm

Photos by Julia Schur What is happening for Nasir Jones right now comes just once in a lifetime. The man known as Nasty Nas, Escobar, Nastrodamus and, most often, simply Nas is at a point on his extraordinary, fascinating timeline where he can see the entire story with utter clarity and...

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New Music: Oscar O’Malley – “PS 118″ posted at 3:53 pm

Oscar O'Malley has the rare ability to sound poised and vulnerable at the same time. The NY local raps in an equally strained and collected voice, with a sometimes-conventional and sometimes-conversationally-cluttered flow to match. The beat is murky and a good background for Oscar's wondering...

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Concert Review: Gunplay Celebrates his Acquittal at SOB’s posted at 3:08 pm

Despite Cam'ron's insistence that 50 Cent was a snitch, for the most part, rappers and the legal system have never gotten along. When a rapper is up for trial, it's almost a guaranteed fact that the penalties will rain down. In fact, the history of rappers getting the slammer is so bad that...

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Exclusive Interview: Stori: Singer, Rapper and “Bad Ass Dame” posted at 12:58 pm

Photo by Billy Fischer Few musicians can brag that their first concert occurred on a yacht. In fact, even fewer could brag that their first performance opened for soulful songstress Chrisette Michele. New Jersey singer and...

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New Music: D’Banj Feat. Big Sean & Snoop Dogg – “Blame It On The Money” posted at 11:00 am

D’Banj continues to build momentum with his new single, “Blame It On The Money,” featuring Big Sean and Snoop Dogg. On "Blame it On the Money," the G.O.O.D. Music rapper wastes no time in giving you what you want: a hot beat topped with label mate Sean’s witty flow and some classic Snoop...

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New Music: G-Eazy – “I Don’t Believe You” posted at 10:30 am

G-Eazy has had quite a lot of good fortune since we interviewed him in January. Most notably, he sold out his first headlining tour. Now, he is hitting the road again this summer for Lil Wayne's America's Most Wanted Tour, which also features 2 Chainz, T.I. and Hit-Boy. G handles the...