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Rick Ross Releases His Black Dollar Mixtape (Stream & Download)

Just three days ago, Rick Ross announced he was releasing a new project today (September 3). Since then, Ross has been on a tear, leaking new music and videos--sometimes both--each day. Now, Ross makes good on his word and drops the entire Black Dollar project for free. The mixtape showcases... Read more

Curren$y Keeps It All in the NOLA Family With Lil Wayne & August Alsina (Audio)

New Orleans' own Spitta Andretti released a surprise E.P. titled Cathedral earlier this month, and the rapper better known as Curren$y has now released another single in the form of "Bottom of the Bottle." Featuring assistance from fellow NOLA representatives August Alsina and Lil Wayne, the track is produced by... Read more

August Alsina Looks At What Hip-Hop Is Really About At Its Core (Video)

Even though August Alsina is not a traditional MC, Hip-Hop is a big part of his music. The Def Jam Records-backed singer follows up 2014's Testimony with "Hip-Hop," a single focused on the way things were when they were at their best. Nostalgic, intimate, and easy to relate to, the... Read more

Stalley Slows It Down for One More Shot With Rick Ross & August Alsina (Audio)

Stalley previews another track from his forthcoming album, Ohio. After releasing two West Coast-flavored bangers with "Always Into Something" and "Jackin' Chevys," "One More Shot" represents a new direction for Stalley. He slows down the tempo and gets in a meditative mood with August Alsina on the hook and MMG... Read more

August Alsina & Pusha T Have A Flare For The Dramatic In FML (Video)

Those familiar with his personal life know that August Alsina lacks the background of an insular Pop star. Instead, the R&B/Hip-Hop emerging voice has wisdom, pain, and strength beyond his years. That experience plays out throughout Testimony, the breakthrough Def Jam Records release. Within, the Pusha T-assisted single "FML" tells... Read more

Jon Conner, Isaiah Rashad, Vic Mensa & More Link With DJ Drama For 2014 XXL Freshmen (Mixtape)

In XXL magazine's ultra-expanded Freshmen roll-out, so comes the DJ Drama-helmed mixtape. While Chance The Rapper notably sat out the tape, other high-profile 2014 Freshmen including Isaiah Rashad (who is the only freshman this year who can claim a Top 40 album under his belt), Vic Mensa, and Jon Connor... Read more

Chance The Rapper, Isaiah Rashad, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates & August Alsina Rock A XXL Cypher (Video)

Five of 2014's highest profile XXL Freshmen kick off this week's recurring series of cyphers featuring the magazine's upcoming cover stars. Two Chicago luminaries, Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa unite, joined by Southern guttural spitter Kevin Gates, TDE's Tennessee delegate Isaiah Rashad, and Interscope's breakthrough singer/rapper double-threat, August Alsina.... Read more