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J. Cole's 'Forest Hills Drive' & Nicki Minaj's 'Pinkprint' Tours Lead In Ticket Sales

The summer of 2015 has been a bit quieter on the rap front as a bigger artists have opted to stay off the road. Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint" tour and J. Cole's "Forest Hills Drive" tour have been the leading hip-hop tours with the highest demand on ...

6 Lopsided Hip-Hop Beefs: Eminem, Cassidy, El-P Eviscerate Foes

Meek Mill is trying to put this whole Drake beef behind him, as the latter emcee has won on every front—from diss tracks to social media—since the former decided it would be wise to accuse him of ghostwriting. We always here about the great rap ...

Big Pimpin' Finally Gets Trial Date

Jay Z, Timbaland and other representatives of various music agencies will finally come to court to comment on one of the longest-running lawsuits in the United States, questioning the use of a sample in the single "Big Pimpin'." The emcee and the ...

Prince Compares Record Contracts To Slavery, Defends TIDAL

In a private meeting with 10 journalists at his Minneapolis studio on Saturday night, Prince discussed some of the hot topics on his mind in the music industry. No phones or recording devices where allowed in the studio at all, so only a few quotes ...

Biggest Contracts in Music History: Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Michael Jackson and More

Stevie Wonder struck it rich 40 years ago on this day when he signed what was, at that point in history, the most lucrative music contract ever: $13 million for seven years and seven albums for Motown/Tamla Records. Granted, things have gotten bigger ...

Jay Z Made Taylor Swift and Kanye West Become Friends

Taylor Swift has gone from calling Kanye West "Mean" to being buddies with the big-name rapper and producer. And six years after their big VMAs controversy, the world has Jay Z to thank for this new friendship.

Jay Z 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Rereleased with Hidden Track Thanks to Jack White

Jay Z's elaborate vinyl release of his 2013 album Magna Carta Holy Grail is finally seeing its release via Jack White's Third Man Records. In addition to the complex two-LP gatefold packaging, it's been revealed that the new version of Hova's 12th ...

Jay Z/Nas, Tupac / Notorious B.I.G.: The Best Hip-Hop Diss Tracks Ever

The hottest story in hip-hop for the last week has been Meek Mill's allegations that Drake uses a ghostwriter, and the Toronto rapper turned up the heat by releasing "Charged Up," a perceived diss track aimed at his accuser. Responses to Drake's ...

Soundcloud Could Be in Financial Trouble as Major Label Deals Loom

SoundCloud could be facing some dire financial consequences, including being "dangerously low on cash," according to reports from Digital Music News. although the company is valued at more than $700 million, two sources indicated to the publication ...

Will Smith, Jay Z Executive Team Up To Produce Emmett Till HBO Miniseries

Will Smith and Tidal owner Jay-Z have decided to collaborate once more for an HBO miniseries documenting the life and story surrounded Emmett Till, a teenager who died in 1955, sparking the civil rights movement. Writers are being sought out for the ...

Eminem, Jay Z Have Larger Vocabulary Than Bob Dylan According to Study

Rappers are known to be wordy individuals. In the past, studies have been done on rap lyrics, but now a new study has been released by lyric site Musixmatch about which artists, across all genres, have the largest vocabularies. The study concluded ...

'See You Again' Gains AC Airplay; More Charlie Puth, No Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" may be done at the top of the Hot 100, but it's just now picking up steam on the Adult Contemporary charts. ...

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Land Emmy Nomination for "On The Run"

Jay-Z and Beyonce might just be adding another win to their long list of accomplishments. The multi-millionaire couple was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Special Class Program for their "On the Run" Tour special that aired on ...

Wilco Drops Free, New Album 'Star Wars' by Surprise [LISTEN HERE]

Wilco went more than four years without a releasing a new studio album, and then promptly dropped 'Star Wars' on Thursday, creating a sensation for alt-rock fans similar to what Drake did with 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' for hip-hop fans. ...

Birdman Sues TIDAL for $50 Million Over Lil Wayne's 'Free Weezy Album'

Though Birdman was just named in an indictment that alleges he was involved in a plot to kill Lil Wayne, he's showing no attempt to make amends with his former "son," who's still fighting to free himself from Cash Money Records. If that lawsuit ...

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