Hustle Gang Rapper Doe B Shot and Killed

Doe B

The hip-hop community is mourning the loss of one of its rising stars. Hustle Gang rapper Doe B was shot and killed in Alabama on Saturday.

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New Music: Slaughterhouse – ‘Party’


Slaughterhouse is back and they still don’t give a f**k. The Shady Records crew—Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz, and Crooked I—give the middle finger to the competition on their teaser track “Party,” spitting menacing rhymes over the Cardiak and Just Blaze production.

The group is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2012′s Welcome to: Our House.

“I think the guys just dug a lot deeper, it’s a very introspective album, very melancholy,” said Budden. “The lyricism is there, of course, the passion is there, all the things that this group was built on are still present.”

They have also announced dates for their “Glasshouse” North American tour, which kicks off in March.

Listen to them “Party” and see a tour itinerary below.

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ScHoolboy Q Announces ‘Oxymoron’ Release Date

ScHoolboy Q

Kendrick Lamar ruled 2013, and ScHoolboy Q plans to carry the torch in 2014. The TDE rapper has announced a release date for his major label debut.

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TIME, Entertainment Weekly, & Rolling Stone Name Best Music of 2013


Kanye West declared his godliness, Lorde ruled the charts, and Miley Cyrus twerked her way into living rooms in 2013. As the year comes to a close, the critics once again reveal their choices for the best in pop music. TIME, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone comb through their playlists and pick the top albums and singles of the year.

Kanye West’s Yeezus may not have been nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys, but it was ranked No. 1 by TIME and EW. “Has there ever been another great album this bitter, this entitled, this abrasively unsatisfied—or this self-aware about it?” asked TIME‘s Douglas Wolk.

On the singles front, Daft Punk and Pharrell’s “Get Lucky” topped all three singles lists, while Big Sean’s “Control” scored TIME‘s No. 3 spot thanks to Kendrick Lamar’s explosive verse.

From Doris to Yeezus, see the critics’ selections below.

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2 Chainz Announces ‘2 Good to Be T.R.U. Tour’ with Pusha T, August Alsina

2 Good to Be T.R.U. Tour

2 Chainz has toured with Drake, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj, and now he’s set to kick off 2014 with his own headlining tour.

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Celebrities Remember Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

One of the world’s greatest leaders and humanitarians, Nelson Mandela, passed away today at the age of 95. Politicians and celebrities alike took to social media to express their sympathy and remember the first black South African president for his courage, compassion, and everlasting legacy.

John Legend and Ludacris recalled meeting the anti-Apartheid icon, Beyoncé and Jay Z thanked him for his sacrifices, and Rihanna declared him “one of the greatest men who’s ever lived.”

Read some of their reactions below.

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Lady Gaga Announces ‘artRave: The ARTPOP Ball’ Tour

Lady Gaga's artRave: The ARTPOP Ball

Lady Gaga will soon live for the “Applause” once again. After three successful tours and nearly 4 million tickets sold, the pop superstar has announced the first dates for her 2014 tour, “Lady Gaga’s artRave: The ARTPOP Ball.”

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