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Usher’s ‘All Falls Down’ Featuring Chris Brown Leaks

Last year, Usher and Chris Brown’s budding friendship resulted in the Grammy-nominated single, “New Flame.” The dynamic duo teamed up once again for the slow burner “All Falls Down,” which hit the internet on Sunday (March 22).

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Future
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Future Drops Surprise Mixtape ’56 Nights’

After dropping his 2014 mixtape Monster and his Beast Mode project in January, Future is back with another surprise mixtape titled 56 Nights. The title is in reference to DJ Esco’s time spent in a Dubai prison last year after he got arrested for marijuana possession.

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YouTube

A$AP Yams’ Cause of Death Revealed

As the hip-hop world continues to mourn the loss of A$AP Yams, who passed away in January, we finally get some more answers behind the cause of the A$AP Mob founder's sudden death.

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Noam Galai, Getty Images

Five Best Songs From Salt-N-Pepa’s ‘Blacks’ Magic’ Album

Now that 25 years have passed since the release of Salt-N-Pepa's 'Blacks' Magic,' we choose the best tracks from the album.

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Rihanna
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Rihanna Throws Subtle Jab at Chris Brown When Discussing Dating Record [VIDEO]

Did Rihanna throw a subtle jab at her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Well, maybe. While promoting her upcoming animated flick 'Home,' the R&B superstar discussed briefly her past relationship in reference to her favorite animated movie.

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Beyonce + Giuseppe Zanotti Collaborate on New Shoe

If you ever wanted to walk in Beyonce's shoes, now you can .... kind of. The singer is teaming up with iconic shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti on an upcoming project.

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Ludacris and Big K.R.I.T. Compare Fly Vehicles on ‘Come and See Me’

Rapper Ludacris clearly has another banger on his hands, which shouldn’t be surprising since he’s already dropped some strong material for his new album 'Ludaversal.' Luda’s new single, “Come and See Me,” features fellow southern rhymer Big K.R.I.T. from Mississippi.

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Pharrell Williams
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Pharrell Speaks Out on ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict: ‘It Kills Creativity’

A week after being found guilty in the “Blurred Lines” trial, Pharrell Williams finally speaks out about the jury’s $7.4 million verdict that he, along with Robin Thicke, must pay to the Marvin Gaye estate.

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50 Cent Calls Joe Budden a ‘Bitch’ on Twitter, Apologizes

50 Cent and Joe Budden almost found themselves involved in a heated Twitter spat over Power's marketing tactics.

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Gucci Mane Releases ‘Breakfast,’ ‘Lunch’ and ‘Dinner’ Albums in Prison

Gucci Mane's music may be polarizing from a critical perspective, but he's still a legend regardless. That's because there's no artists who have released more projects behind bars. Out of nowhere, Gucci decided to drop three albums -- ingeniously titled Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -- on Tuesday (March 17).

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Nicki Minaj Becomes First Woman to Have Four Songs Simultaneously on Billboard Top 10

Nicki Minaj has just made history. The rap superstar has become the first female to have four songs land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart.

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Kendrick Lamar Trumps Drake’s Spotify First Day Streaming Record

With his sophomore effort, 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' Kendrick Lamar sets a new Spotify global streaming record with 9.6 million album streams on the first day.

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Lil Wayne Announces Cities and Dates for Release Partiez Club Tour

Lil Wayne is still sorry for the wait. With 'Tha Carter V' album on hold, the Young Money leader is still attempted to please his dedicated fans with a party in a city near you.

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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

Raekwon Releases ‘F.I.L.A.’ Album Cover and Track List

Now that Wu-Tang Clan's 'A Better Tomorrow' has dropped, Raekwon is preparing to drop his long-awaited sixth studio album, 'Fly International Luxurious Art (F.I.L.A.).' The rapper releases the cover art and track list for the project.

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Beyonce’s Beyhive Sting Raven-Symone Over Lil Kim ‘Queen Bee’ Comments

Beyonce‘s Beyhive can’t seem to stop swarming. The R&B superstar's die-hard fans threw high levels of shade towards actress Raven-Symone after she posted a picture with Lil Kim on Instagram.

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mcfields, Thinkstock

20 Words That Mean Something Completely Different in Hip-Hop

In response to all of the gripes we've heard from bewildered squares, we bring you 20 Words That Mean Something Completely Different in Hip-Hop. Check it out and consider it a starter kit for your introduction into our complex lexicon.

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Nike Roshe Run NM ‘Woven’

The Nike Roshe has been running things for a while now and it shows no signs of slowing down. The shoe that set a new precedent in easy comfort is back with a style that is a step above it’s last release.

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Kanye West
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Kanye West to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Art Institute of Chicago

In a couple of months, Kanye West won’t be considered a college dropout. The rapper-producer is scheduled to receive an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Jermaine Dupri Ciara
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Jermaine Dupri Says Ciara’s ‘I Bet’ Is a Rip-Off of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad’

After a California federal jury found Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams guilty of infringing on Marvin Gaye’s song “Got to Give It Up” with their hit “Blurred Lines,” songwriters and producers are worried about blurring the lines between “influence” and infringement. Veteran hitmaker Jermaine Dupri feels he’s in the same position with one of today’s hottest R&B songbirds.

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ Track List Revealed

After unveiling the cover art of his highly anticipated album, 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' we now get the track list for the project.

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Adidas Y-3 Zip

Kanye West shouldn't be the only name you think of when imagining the high-fashion side of Adidas. Yohji Yamamoto has been putting it down for a while and in case you forgot just what he brings to the table, check out his latest release.

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Jamie Foxx Taps Chris Brown for Ballad ‘You Changed Me’

Jamie Foxx has been fairly quiet on the music front. His last album, Best Night of My Life, debuted in 2010, and since then, he's focused on acting and dropped a few songs here and there. However, the singer offers a new track today, “You Changed Me" featuring Chris Brown.

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Rihanna’s ‘Unfiltered’ Life to Be Highlighted in New Documentary

Rihanna is almost a decade into her music career. The singer's debut album, 'Music of the Sun,' turns 10 years old this summer. With all of the hit singles, entrepreneurial endeavors and awards, it's not too surprising that a documentary will be created about her life.

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Kanye West
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Kanye West’s ‘Awesome’ Love Letter to Kim Kardashian Arrives

Kanye West might be enjoying his time at Paris Fashion Week with wifey Kim Kardashian, but a new song from Yeezus is making its rounds around the 'net and it's one you have to hear.

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Pregnant Woman Gets Carjacked On Her Way To Give Birth [VIDEO]

In today's #BLANKSTARENEWS: a pregnant woman got carjacked on her way to give birth to her child.

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‘Rap Albums That Caused Slavery’ Hashtag Erupts on Twitter

The hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery erupted on Twitter today after MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' host Joe Scarborough offered his thoughts on the S.A.E. fraternity's racist chant video.

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Rolling Stone

Kendrick Lamar Graces Rolling Stone March 2015 Cover

After three long years, K. Dot's fans can finally rejoice. The "i" rhymer revealed the release date, cover art and title of his highly anticipated sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly. The Top Dawg Entertainment official promo takeover begins with the release of Kendric

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Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams Found Guilty of Copying Marvin Gaye Song for ‘Blurred Lines’

After a lengthy legal battle, the Marvin Gaye family has come out victorious in their copyright-infringement case against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. On Tuesday (March 10), a California federal jury found Thicke and Williams guilty of copying Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up” for their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.”

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Snoop Dogg
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Snoop Dogg Debuts ‘Peaches N Cream,’ Confirmed as SXSW 2015 Keynote Speaker

Snoop Dogg is back with "Peaches N Cream," a new song that will make you feel like it's already the weekend. The rapper is also confirmed as the keynote speaker at SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas.

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Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

Game’s ‘The Documentary 2′ Will Arrive This Summer

Game will celebrate 10 years in the music industry with his upcoming release, 'The Documentary 2,' the sequel to his classic 2005 debut.

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