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Kendrick Lamar Samples Isley Brothers On New Track, 'I' [Listen]

By Michael West | 23rd September 2014

Kendrick Lamar has returned with his first single since 2012. Entitled 'i', the song samples The Isley Brothers' song 'That Lady', previously used in tracks by The Beastie Boys and Charles Hamilton. The song premiered...

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Why Did Drake Dis Macklemore Whilst Hosting The 2014 Espy Awards?

By Elinor Cosgrave | 17th July 2014

Seven months has not been long enough for Drake's wounds, inflicted at the Grammy Awards, to heal. The 27-year-old rapper hosted the ESPY Awards (Excellent in Sports Performance Yearly Awards) on Wednesday (16th July) and...

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Dancing In Denver! Budweiser Made In America Explore Colorado's Exciting Music Scene

By Holly Williams | 17th July 2014

Budweiser Made in AmericaWe explore the diverse Denver music scene as Budweiser unveil the latest in their series of documentaries ahead of the fast-approaching Budweiser Made in America festival.When Jay-Z embarked on his Budweiser Made...

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Made In Minnesota: Budweiser Made In America Documents The Best City Music Of The States

By Holly Williams | 15th July 2014

Budweiser Made In America Press Conference at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California - Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for BudweiserBudweiser Made in America festival is on its way...

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With That Grammy Nonsense In The Past, Kendrick Lamar Is Focussing On 2014'S New Album

By Jack de Aguilar | 1st March 2014

The last few years have been somewhat of a ride for Kendrick Lamar, who received critical acclaim with Section.80, then matched that critical acclaim with Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, added fiscal success to the mix.Kendrick...

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Does Schoolboy Q's New Album 'Oxymoron' Live Up To Its Hip Hop Buzz? [Video]

By Lauren James | 26th February 2014

Schoolboy Q's long-awaited third studio album Oxymoron has been released this week and as fans all over the world are loading up their mp3 players and stereos to get acquainted with the hip hop star's...

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Feud Fallout: Macklemore Needs Damage Control, Drake Needs Free Publicity

By Victoria Pavlova | 13th February 2014

Despite the success of his debut album The Heist, it’s safe to say that Ben Haggarty, aka Macklemore isn’t really the most beloved rapper out there. His Grammy win over the Kanye West, Drake and...

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Imagine Dragons And Kendrick Lamar Stole The Grammys With 'Maad City/ Radioactive' Show? [Video]

By Lauren James | 28th January 2014

The aftermath of this year's Grammy Awards on Sunday was filled with talk about Beyoncé and Jay Z's sexually-charged 'Drunk In Love' performance, Madonna's mass marriage, Taylor Swift's surprised face and the rock-tastic finale show....

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Grammys 2014 Predictions: Who Will Sweep The Major Awards?

By Victoria Pavlova | 25th January 2014

The Grammy Awards are known as the biggest night in music, the music industry equivalent to the Oscars. Unlike the Oscars, however, the Grammys are much more accepting of newcommers and in fact, the award...

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Paul Mccartney & Ringo Starr Confirmed For Grammy Awards Performance. Does This Spell A Beatles Showcase?

By Joe Wilde | 15th January 2014

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to perform at this years 56th Grammy Awards, with their inclusion to the Grammys set list being announced this week by the music awards showcase. Although the organisers...

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Kendrick Lamar And Imagine Dragons Will Perform Together At Grammy Awards

By Jaclyn Brandt | 20th December 2013

The Grammy Awards are the biggest night in music — but it looks like they may be even bigger this year. Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons have announced they will be performing together at the...

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Unsurprisingly, Kanye West Isn't Happy With Yeezus' Album Of The Year Snub At The Grammys

By Joe Wilde | 12th December 2013

Kanye West isn't afraid to make his feelings be known and as you may expect, the rapper had plenty to say after the nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards were revealed last week, with his...

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Grammy Awards 2014 Nominations: Who Are The Notable Absentees On The Nominee's List

By Joe Wilde | 9th December 2013

The 2014 Grammy Awards will take place in January 2014, with the full list of nominees being revealed over the weekend. Jay-Z was the most capped nominee, with nine nods in total, whilst Macklemore &...

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Hip Hop Returns In A Big Way To This Year's Grammys, With Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar And Macklemore Topping The Nominees List

By Victoria Pavlova | 8th December 2013

Hip hop artists don’t tend to have a great relationship with the Grammys, with people like Jay Z and Kanye West having openly boycotted the ceremony after being snubbed for awards. This year, however, is...

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Jay Z And Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead The Grammy Nominations, But There's Little Love For Justin Timberlake And Kanye West

By Joe Wilde | 7th December 2013

The nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards have been announced and after a year when hip-hop comebacks and newcomers have dominated the music scene, it is rap that leads the way in the Grammy nominations...

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Big Bet Winner Kendrick Lemar Places Drake In His Crosshairs

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th October 2013

Well this was always going to happen wasn’t it? Kendrick Lemar – or K.Dot as he was previously known – has been slowly swelling his stock until it exploded on the hip hop stock market...

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Kendrick Lamar Spits Fire At Drake (And Every Other Rapper) In Bet Hip-hop Awards Cypher [Listen]

By Joe Wilde | 16th October 2013

Kendrick Lamar was always going to walk away from the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards as one of the main talking points. Up for 11 awards and eventually leaving with four wins, not to mention the...

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The Tracklist Form Eminem's Upcoming "Marshall Mathers Lp 2" Boasts Collaborations Gallore

By Victoria Pavlova | 11th October 2013

Tis the season for album promotion and Eminem is the latest to join the hype team. The rapper teased his upcoming “Marshall Mathers LP 2” be releasing the much anticipated (hey, someone must have anticipated...

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Eminem Reveals The Tracklist For 'The Marshal Mathers Lp 2'

By Joe Wilde | 11th October 2013

Eminem released the full details of his 16-track line-up for his upcoming album, The Marshal Mathers LP 2. The follow-up to 2010's chart-topping Recovery will be released next month, and in a bid to produce...

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Breakaway Comes To Dallas Tomorrow With The Return Of Empire Of The Sun

By Holly Williams | 20th September 2013

Breakaway Festival will very soon arrive in Texas bringing music of all genres to the 21,000 capacity FC Dallas Stadium this weekend (September 21st 2013).Aussie glam-pop twosome Empire of the Sun will headline the event...

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Get Ready For The Second Half Of London's 2013 Star-filled Itunes Festival

By Holly Williams | 11th September 2013

We're almost halfway through an incredible 30-day iTunes Festival with some legendary shows still to come from the likes of Elton John, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry.One of London's most fabulous concert venues, The Roundhouse,...

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Kanye West Takes "Yeezus" To The People With 23 North American Tour Dates

By Victoria Pavlova | 6th September 2013

With all of Kanye West’s recent success around the release of Yeezus, there was one thing conspicuously missing – an album tour. Of course, West is a new dad, having welcomed baby North with Kim...

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Kanye West Announces First Solo Tour In 5 Years, And He's Taking Kendrick Lamar Along For The Ride

By Joe Wilde | 6th September 2013

Kanye West is hitting the road, and he's bringing hip-hop's brightest new thing Kendrick Lamar with him, later this year; the first time he's been out on tour to support his solo material since 2008....

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Music Midtown Festival Continues To Grow After Successful Rebirth

By Holly Williams | 5th September 2013

It looks like Atlanta's Music Midtown festival is on its way back up as 2013 brings us the biggest line-up since its return from a six year hiatus.We are back to where we started with...

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Kendrick Lamar Was Surprised At Control Verse Impact - Rapper Speaks Out

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th August 2013

Kendrick Lamar got exactly what he wanted when he spat the now-infamous incendiary verse on Big Sean’s ‘Control.’ He told his fellow rappers – some of which he works with – that he’s out to...

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Austin City Limits 2013 Set To Return With A Stunningly Diverse New Line-up

By Holly Williams | 30th August 2013

Austin City Limits Music Festival is set to hit Texas for its twelfth year, bringing with it two weekends of fabulous live music and family fun.The festival organisers first decided to spread the fun out...

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Kendrick Lamar Contemplates 'Dumbing Down' Lyrics Following 'Control' Fallout

By Joe Wilde | 30th August 2013

When Kendrick Lamar spat fire on his guest spot for the Big Sean track 'Control,' his challenge to today's hip-hop heavy-weights to up their game and try and keep up with him was taken the...

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Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse Wasn't A Jab At The Kings Of New York

By Victoria Pavlova | 29th August 2013

Kendrick Lamar has no beef with any of the “kings of New York” and that wasn’t even what his somewhat controversial verse on Big Sean’s Control was even about, the rapper himself says in an...

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Kendrick Lamar 'Control' Rap: The Best Responses From The Hip-hop World

By Lauren James | 15th August 2013

Big Sean's new track 'Control' was only released on Tuesday but already the rap world is up in arms over guest rapper Kendrick Lamar's 3 minute verse in which he boasts, disses and namechecks other...

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Hip-hop's Sleeping Giant Awoken By Kendrick Lamar. What Took You So Long?

By Michael West | 15th August 2013

Kendrick Lamar turned heads in the hip-hop world this week following the premiere of a new track by Big Sean - Control - featuring the Compton rapper.It was the instant classic verse from Lamar that...

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