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Method Man Reminds That He Does Not Lose, In His New Video

Method Man is gearing up for his next project release Meth Lab II: The Lithium. He previously dropped the audio version of "Grand Prix" and now the visual form is available. In the Last American B-Boy-directed video, Meth blazes a few among his Meth Lab crew. He also dons a Wu mask... Read more

Method Man Is Back In The Lab & His New Song Goes At Full Speed (Audio)

Method Man has been working on music lately and announced that he's dropping his next project Meth Lab II: The Lithium soon. During an interview with Billboard's Kathy Iandoli, the Wu-Tang Clan MC recalled some of the backlash that he received on the first edition of the release series, which mostly... Read more

Drake’s New Album Breaks Records Held By The Beatles, Michael Jackson & More

Drake's Scorpion is currently the talk of the music space. As many anticipated, the charts felt the sting most as the OVO founder's fifth album breaks new records and put the 31-year-old in a class of his own while besting some truly iconic musical peers. While Michael Jackson's posthumous vocal... Read more

Cardi B Is The First Woman Rapper In Hip-Hop History To Have Two #1 Singles

Even as she awaits her first child, Cardi B is steadily making moves that haven’t been made before in Rap. Her latest single, “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin has climbed to the #1 slot on the Billboard "Hot 100" chart. This second hit comes after, “Bodak... Read more

Cardi B Finesses The Charts & Breaks 2 New Guinness Records

Cardi B’s music may not be polarizing in the eyes of some Hip-Hop Heads, but the numbers do not lie. The Bronx, New York rapper has an unabashed energy that has attracted a wide fan-base, and her numbers reflect her rapid rise in popularity. She is literally on top of... Read more

Cardi B Is The 1st Solo Woman Rapper In 19 Years To Have A #1 Record

Cardi B has made history yet again with the summer banger, "Bodak Yellow." This time around, the Bronx rapstress obtained her most monstrous accolade yet. Cardi's "Bodak Yellow" has moved from #2 to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Cardi the first female rapper in almost 19 years... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Is Now A Part Owner Of His Record Company

Kendrick Lamar and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith have a different relationship than most label founders and artists. That was clear to any listeners of 2017's "DUCKWORTH.," a spellbinding revelation that these two had intertwining paths even ahead of Lamar's 1987 birth. For the last 14 years, these two men from... Read more

A New Study Suggests Record Labels Are Ignoring The Popularity Of Pro-Social Hip-Hop

A new study out of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is turning a common misconception about what fans of Rap want to hear on its head. Generally speaking, the radio and the industry at large are often criticized for promoting music with negative messages, ones drenched in... Read more

Cole World: In A Historic Week, His Eyez Have Views Even Drake Can’t See

It has been 12 days since J. Cole released his fourth album, 4 Your Eyez Only. In that time since the Dreamville/Roc Nation released, it has topped the charts for the fourth consecutive time for the Fayetteville, North Carolina MC/producer. This feat also joined an exclusive, three-artist club in Hip-Hop.... Read more

Vic Mensa Pens a Powerful Essay on Trump & Why Race Is a Distraction From the Real Problem

Vic Mensa has been one of the most outspoken artists of his generation, with 2016 being his biggest year yet. The Chicago MC's "16 Shots" is a prime example of his using music to bring attention to social and political issues of the day, but it's not just as a... Read more

Chance The Rapper Makes History “Coloring” His Way Onto The Charts

Two Thursdays ago (May 12), Chance The Rapper released his third official mixtape, Coloring Book. Featuring Kanye West, Jay Electronica, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, and a host of others, the project was not available for sale. Instead, it was licensed to Apple Music for streaming, with promises for... Read more

The Notorious B.I.G.’s Hologram Is Coming Soon, With The Blessing Of His Family & Friends

Last month, Faith Evans announced that she was working on a duets album of music with The Notorious B.I.G. The revelation was shocking, in that it was believed that there were not many remaining unused vocals of B.I.G., after the posthumous releases of Born Again and Duets: The Final Chapter.... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Reflects on Past Grammy Losses While Looking Forward to Domination (Video)

Monday, February 15 may promise to be an indispensably important night for Hip-Hop. With 11 nominations, Kendrick Lamar is poised to be this year's biggest winner, only two years after losing to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for Best Hip-Hop Album of the Year and Best New Artist. This time around,... Read more

MC Lyte & Rapsody Recount Racist Assaults & Open Up About Being Women in Hip-Hop

February 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month, a yearly occasion during which African-American stories, issues, art, and conversations are shared with more visibility than perhaps the rest of the year. In today's atmosphere - where "Black lives matter" is not just an aside in a casual conversation and... Read more

This Interactive Audio Chart Allows You To Play Every #1 Rap Song Since 1989

Billboard - the world's premier source for the ranking of music sales - has teamed up with Polygraph.co to create an incredibly dope interactive audio chart which allows Heads to not only listen to every top-ranking Hip-Hop track since 1989, but also provides extensive history for each song, the extended... Read more

Nicki Minaj Sees Herself in Victims of Police Brutality & Says Sandra Bland “Could Have Been Me”

This year has been another history-making chapter of Nicki Minaj's career. Back in March, she became a Billboard chart darling, becoming the first female artist to land four simultaneously charting songs in the top ten positions of R&B/Hip-Hop. Several months later, she had a watershed night at the BET Awards,... Read more

Rick Ross Gets Livid About Billboard’s Disrespect of Tupac (Video)

Rick Ross joined The Breakfast Club for one of his rawest and most spirited interviews in years. Ross was so forthright that, by the end of the conversation, Charlemagne The God referred to him as "fearless." The MMG boss discussed a number of topics and did not mince words. Not... Read more

The Decade Missy Elliott Waited to Release a New Album May Have Saved Her Career

It's been ten years since Missy Elliott released an album, and in the years since, many Heads have argued that her absence was noticeable. The endlessly creative MC, producer, and visual artist has always been the front-runner when it comes to game-changing music videos, and her unabashedly brave sense of... Read more

“Straight Outta Compton” Lands N.W.A. On Top 40 Charts…27 Years Later

Both of N.W.A.'s two studio full-length albums carry platinum plaques. 1988's Straight Outta Compton and 1991's Ni**az4Life have this distinction, as does 1990 EP 100 Miles & Runnin', while 1987's N.W.A. & The Posse, and two separate greatest hits volumes are gold. With their sophomore LP boasting a #1 on... Read more

Friday Is The New Tuesday…Albums Will Now Drop In Time For The Weekend

An age-old tradition for music consumers is about to change. For Heads who waited outside record stores on Tuesday mornings, or stay up way too late waiting to buy from digital retailers on a work/school-night for a particular anticipated release, times, they are a changin'. Billboard has reported that effective... Read more

Killer Mike Speaks Directly To Americans About The Problems In Ferguson (Video)

In a recent op-ed piece Billboard, MC Killer Mike pens a warning to Americans and gives his thoughts on the recent murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and the subsequent violent reaction by our nation's government to the protestors and activists in the streets Ferguson, Missouri. "I have searched... Read more

YG Has A Krazy Life, But Today He’s Bicken Back Being Bool (Video)

YG's music is representative of that bump you feel in the bass when your speakers are on full blast and the young artist's West Coast sounds continue that trend by taking over the club scene with hit makers like the Billboard charting monster cut, "My Nigga," and the piano spotted,... Read more

TDE Plans to Release New Albums From Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Black Hippy & Kendrick Lamar in 2014

Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar cover this week's issue of Billboard Magazine, but the story is a full report on the rise of their label, Top Dog Entertainment. After releasing albums from both Isaiah Rashad and Schoolboy Q already, TDE also plans to release new LPs from Jay Rock, Ab-Soul,... Read more

Drake Speaks on Kendrick Lamar’s Control Verse (Food for Thought)

Drake broke his silence on Kendrick Lamar's Control verse and has provided the best response yet (IMHO), calm, to the point and brimming with confidence.  The way it should be. Check out what he had to say to Billboard below. “I didn’t really have anything to say about it,” Drake... Read more

Kanye West Tops the Billboard Album Chart for the 6th Time

As expected, Kanye West took the sales crown for last week's hip-hop super tuesday, moving nearly 329K units of Yeezus (followed by J. Cole's nearly 298K units). The conversation about the album continues though. Here are 2 articles that perfectly reflect the debate. The first is a hilarious and deceptively... Read more