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Is 2013 Hip-Hop’s Biggest Year?

Jay-Z and Kanye continue to push the genre’s boundaries once again, and a group of young, talented and eager artists are looking to claim legendary status. 2013 is shaping up to be hip-hop’s biggest year … and it’s only summer.

08/08/2013

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J. Cole, Drake Apologize For ‘Embarrassing’ Autism Lyric: ‘[We] Should Have Known Better’

The offending lyric generated a petition from the Anti-Bullying League asking for an apology and for the line to be removed from the song.

07/23/2013

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Rapper J. Cole Apologizes for Autism Lyric

Rapper J. Cole is apologizing to those with autism and their families for an offensive lyric.

07/22/2013

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On The Charts: Rap Reigns for Second Straight Week As Wale Nabs First No. 1

For the second straight week, rap not only tops the U.S. album charts, but also makes a hat-trick of the top three spots, continuing a solid few weeks for the genre after a quiet start.

07/03/2013

BET Awards 2013: Big Duets & Bigger Star Power From Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Nicki Minaj & More

Performers outnumbered awards at Sunday’s BET Awards, which was jam-packed with everyone from Mariah Carey to Chris Brown with Nicki Minaj to R. Kelly to JT and many more.

07/01/2013

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On The Charts: Kanye’s Worst Opening Sales Week Still Leads ‘Yeezus’ To No. 1

In the battle of ‘Yeezus’ versus ‘Born Sinner’, ‘Yeezus’ has emerged the winner.

06/26/2013

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Drake Reveals Album Release Date, Drops Four New Tracks

“It’s so weird, you know,” said Drake, “you say you’re gonna do something and then it actually happens.”

06/25/2013

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J. Cole Brings ‘Born Sinner,’ Deep Cuts & Jay-Z To NYC ‘Dollar & A Dream’ Show

J. Cole addressed his eager and ecstatic audience at New York City’s Irving Plaza last night (June 19) with mild, playful caution: “If you came to hear the hits, this is not your night.”

06/20/2013

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From Nas To TLC, J. Cole Breaks Down His Favorite ‘Born Sinner’ Songs

The rapper sat down to provide the breakdown behind his self-produced second LP and give insight on the inspiration behind a few of his favorite songs.

06/19/2013

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