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Nipsey Hussle’s Latest Album Sells 60 Copies… at $1,000 Each

When you first hear that Nipsey Hussle has sold 60 copies of his album, it seems like the perfect preface to a doomsday treatise on the state of the music industry. But when you find out how much he’s... Read more »

Listen to the First Snippets of “Meow The Jewels”

It’s official: Meow The Jewels, the all-cat Run The Jewels remix album that began as a joke pre-order option for last year’s RTJ2 is on its way. Producer El-P leaked his first takes of a cat-tastic “Jeopardy”... Read more »

Jay Z Responds to New York Governor’s Police Relations Plans

New York governor Andrew Cuomo detailed his plan to improve police and community relations on Wednesday during his annual State of the State address, and Jay Z is more than keen to show his support for... Read more »

Lil Wayne is Reportedly Suing Birdman for $8 Million

Lil Wayne’s issues involving the release of Tha Carter V seemingly never end, but it looks like he’s hoping to change that very soon. After ranting about constant delays in a series of tweets in which he said “I... Read more »

YouTube Will Remove Any Artist That Refuses to Sign Licensing Agreement

Last year, YouTube threatened that they would start pulling videos from independent artists and labels due to a licensing dispute. The heart of the dispute lied within disagreements over royalties, of course. Towards the end of... Read more »

Watch Lupe Fiasco’s Last Radio Freestyle

Lupe Fiasco has vowed to withdraw from the public eye. He’s doing it in stages—first on Twitter, now on radio. So when Lupe visited Sway In The Morning this week it was, supposedly, for the last... Read more »

Kanye West Asked Paul McCartney What Pu**y Was Like in the ’60s

With the release of the Paul McCartney-assisted “Only One” earlier this month, we know that Kanye West’s seventh studio album is close. And on Wednesday, during a speech at the iHeartMedia Music Summit in Burbank, California,... Read more »

Joey Bada$$ Says the Malia Obama Selfie Got His Phone Tapped

Joey Bada$$ went on Sway In The Morning this week to promote his new album B4.DA.$$. Over the course of the interview, Joey spoke about the recent dust-up over Malia Obama’s Pro Era selfie. The conversation... Read more »

A New Way to Submit Music to Pigeons & Planes

For years, we’ve been trying to figure out a solution to the increasingly difficult problem of an overwhelming amount of submissions. There aren’t as many small, influential blogs anymore, and most of the bigger music websites... Read more »

Download a New Aphex Twin Song

Aphex Twin has a new EP coming out this week. It’s called “Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2.” Surprised? Maybe you shouldn’t be. True, this is the same evil genius that made us wait ten years between... Read more »

Kid Cudi Gives Fans an Exciting Update About “MOTM3″

Fans of Kid Cudi have been hoping for the final installment of the Man on the Moon series for quite some time now. And although the wait is not completely over just yet, Kid Cudi gave fans... Read more »

Will Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” Be Worth the Wait?

The sound is familiar. It’s not very unique or very loud, and it doesn’t last long. In fact, if you aren’t paying close attention, you might miss it. But to fans, there was a time when... Read more »

The Vinyl Comeback Is Not As Big As You Think

As tangible items continue to become a thing of the past in this digital age, many people are growing fond of nostalgic memorabilia that can one day be passed on to the next generation. Though each... Read more »

Disclosure Respond to Stolen Lyrics Allegation, Provide Update on New Album

Recently some of England’s most popular acts like Disclosure, Sam Smith and AlunaGeorge have been in the hot seat due to allegations of stolen lyrics. French songwriter Katie Farrah Sopher filed a suit claiming ownership of... Read more »

Cannibal Ox Announce New Album “Blade Of Ronin”

Cannibal Ox, the underground NYC rap duo whose 2001 debut The Cold Vein was the inspiration for this blog’s very name, have announced the details of their long-awaited sophomore effort. Blade Of The Ronin will be released... Read more »