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Kendrick Lamar Unveils New Album Release Date

With the last quarter of this year marking three years since dropping the Billboard-charting sophomore album, Good Kid, m.A.A.d city, fans having been growing more and more curious as to when Kendrick Lamar will reveal his follow-up. His first surprise single entitled “I” was released in November with no other information whatsoever accompanying it. This was then followed by “The Blacker The Berry” in February, still with the Grammy award winner remaining silent about his plans.

Today, the California hip-hop artist gave us a hint on Twitter that contained a direct link to his new …

Chief Keef

Chief Keef Dropped From Interscope Records

Just two months after Trinidad James was reportedly dropped by the folks at Def Jam, another hot name from the 2012 rap game has been released from his major label contract.

News is breaking this afternoon that Chief Keef has been dropped from Interscope Records. The label, which initially gave Keef a deal worth $3 million, have yet to comment on the news. The rapper, on the other hand, was quick to confirm the rumors by uploading a screenshot of a text conversation with a friend he had shortly after the news broke. You can view that image at the …

Maroon 5 2012

Maroon 5 Reveal New Album’s Track List & Cover Art

Three time Grammy winning pop-rock band Maroon 5 have signed over to Interscope Records earlier this year and have been set to release their fifth studio album, V, in early September.

Maroon 5 are one of the few solid acts nowadays who very capably maintain and gain a larger fan base continuously despite the differences in sound and appeal of their last couple records. Notably a very pop-infused collection, the band shares that V will not be as poppy as Overexposed was, indicating a more personal touch from Adam Levine and the rest of the band, both lyrically and …


Azealia Banks Parts Ways With Interscope Records

A few months back, Azealia Banks made headlines for publicly voicing her dissatisfaction with Interscope Records via a series of nasty tweets. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, late yesterday, the 23-year-old rapper returned to Twitter to announce that she has parted ways with the Universal offshoot, and is apparently really freakin’ jacked about it. See what she had to say by following the jump below.

Banks’ excitement shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, as in the past she has made a point to outwardly blame the label for delaying her forthcoming album, Broke With Expensive Taste

ScHoolboy Q

ScHoolBoy Q Shares “Hoover Street” Music Video

ScHoolboy Q has refused to slow his roll since the release of his stellar full-length, Oxymoron, which dropped this past February via Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Records. Earlier today, the 27-year-old rapper continued to showcase his cutting-edge wordplay by sharing a new music video for his track, “Hoover Street,” which details his harsh upbringing on the streets of Los Angeles. Check it out below.

In the coming weeks, ScHoolboy Q will return stateside following a string of European performances, so keep your eyes peeled for more in the months ahead. Follow us on Twitter to stay in the loop, and …

Maroon 5 2012

Maroon 5 To Release ‘V’ On September 2

Maroon 5 have been producing massive pop rock hits for over a decade, and this year will likely see another chart topping tune from Adam Levine and company. The Los Angeles, California band announced today that they will release their fifth album, simply titled V, on September 2, with a single due out in the next couple months.

V will be Maroon 5’s first album with Interscope Records, and it features production work from big names like Max Martin and Benny Blanco, the latter of whom produced the band’s 2011 hit, “Moves Like Jagger.” The album also marks Maroon …


Chicago Rapper Big Glo, AKA Blood Money, Shot To Death In Englewood

Chicago is not messing around right now. The songs and so-called anthems you hear coming out of the trap movement are no joke. Kids are dying over this stuff, and it’s getting worse by the week. This is the second story like this I have written in two weeks and I wish I could tell myself it would be the last. Please, Chicago. Stay safe.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that rapper Big Glo, real name Mario Hess, was shot dead last night in Englewood, IL. He was 33.

Glo, who happened to be a cousin to Chicago rapper Chief …

50 cent 2014

50 Cent Parts Ways With Interscope, Becomes Independent Artist

Yesterday, rap mogul 50 Cent made it known that he has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG, making him an independent artist for the first time in his career.

The 38-year-old has spent the last 12 years operating under Shady Records/Aftermath and Interscope, where he sold over 30 million albums, and garnered an impressive 13 Billboard Music Awards, 6 World Music Awards, 4 BET Awards, and 3 American Music Awards.

Dominic Pandiscia, President of Caroline, commented:

“We are thrilled to welcome 50 Cent and G-Unit to our family. 50 is simply one of the most accomplished


Lady Gaga Denies Reports That ‘ARTPOP’ Lost Her Label Millions

Contrary to rumors, Lady Gaga has denied that her new album ARTPOP and its surrounding ad campaign lost Interscope Records over $25 million.

Shortly after the release of the record, an Examiner article appeared online claiming that ARTPOP underperformed to Interscope’s expectations, selling 258,000 copies in its first week in comparison to 2011’s Born This Way selling 1.108 million copies in the same timeframe. According to the article, which has since disappeared, the record’s underwhelming sales led directly to layoffs in the corporation.

However, in a recent post on her LittleMonsters website, Mother Monster herself shut down the reports, claiming …

Frank Turner 2013

WATCH: Frank Turner Debuts Video For “Polaroid Picture”

Frank Turner has released a video for the eighth track off his newest album Tape Deck Heart, titled “Polaroid Picture.”

The video is a collection of shots from Turner’s most recent tour, with lots of behind the scenes goodies. Turner will embark on a US tour starting October 4 in Cleveland, Ohio, with support from Smith Street Band and Koo Koo Kanga Roo. For more dates look here.

For our review of the record (which we loved), look no further. Take a look at Turner’s new video after the jump.

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Brand New

Music On Vinyl To Repress Brand New’s ‘The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me’

Earlier in the day, Music On Vinyl confirmed that on November 4 they will release a vinyl repress of Brand New’s third full-length studio album The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me.

According to sources, the first 666 copies to be sold will be on red marbled vinyl, while all remaining copies will be on 180-gram black.

The album itself, which was released in the fall of 2006 via Interscope Records, marked a distinctive change in the group’s creative direction, and debuted at number 31 on the Billboard 200.

Several Amazon listings have already sprang up across …

Rise Against 2013

Rise Against Reveal ‘Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013’

Rise Against revealed today that they will be putting out a new album, called Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013, in September. This release will hit shelves on September 10 through Interscope Records.

A special message from the band and the cover artwork for RA’s forthcoming effort can be seen below!

?In the last thirteen or so years Rise Against has put out six records, each one we are proud to put our name on,? says lead singer Tim McIlrath. ?But we are just as proud of these 26 songs that slipped through the cracks and never ended