Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest has reportedly passed away

According to reports from various outlets such as XXL, The Source, and Billboard, Phife Dawg, hip-hop pioneer and MC of A Tribe Called Quest, has passed away at the age of 45. The reports, which broke overnight, all seemingly trace back to a single tweet from DJ Chuck Chillout, a longtime New York radio broadcaster […]

Kanye Shortens ‘Yeezus’ Follow-Up To Just Eight Songs

According to NME.com, self-proclaimed rap genius Kanye West plans to shorten the follow-up to 2013’s Yeezus to just eight songs. “I think my next album is going to be eight songs,” he said during an interview with architect James Herzog at Art Basel Miami. “It’s just reducing down the amount of information that you need. People […]


Does Common Think ‘Cruel Winter’ Is Happening? “Oh, Yeah, Nah, Nah.”

Common, why you gotta be such a downer? The literate rapper recently spoke with Vulture in an interview that focused primarily on his actorly pursuits. Did you know that Common is starring in an indie movie that was described by its director as, “Pursuit of Happyness punched in the face with Training Day”? I wish […]

Kendrick Lamar Reveals Album Release Date

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has revealed that his debut LP Good Kid In A Mad City will be officially released on October 2. The new album will be released on TDE and Aftermath/Interscope Records and will be the rapper’s first release on a major record label. The new record also has confirmed guest appearances by Dr. […]

G.O.O.D. Music Signs Q-Tip

It has been revealed that Kanye West’s label G.O.O.D. Music has signed Q-Tip. Congratulations to both parties on this deal. Be on the lookout for Q-Tip’s next album, tentatively named The Last Zulu, that is expected to drop early 2013. Watch out here for current streams, tour updates and much more. Please check out the […]

Patrick Stump reveals band members

Patrick has revealed the entire ensemble for his solo project’s live band. New members include former Taking Back Sunday bassist Matt Rubano, guitarist Michael Day, keyboardist/saxophonist Casey Benjamin and drummer Skoota Warner (ex. Ra).

Death of Gang Starr Rapper Guru Inspires Controversy and Tributes

R.I.P. Gang Starr

Q-Tip talks Kamaal The Abstract

Look below for a video of Q-Tip discussing his new album: Q-Tip: Kamaal The Abstract (Out Sept. 15th 2009) from By Any Means T.V. on Vimeo.