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Jeezy Cleared Of All Charges
UPDATE: A reliable source close to the situation has told XXL that the police had absolutely no hard evidence that Jeezy had any role whatsoever in either the shooting or any other illegal activity. The source says that the guns seized by police at the time of arrest had been inspected, cleared, and…
8 Rappers Kicking It In The Hood
When rappers hit super stardom they seldom come back to the hood, to hang out at least. They don't visit not because they don't want to, it's just in most cases they would cause mass pandemonium. Check out a list we've compiled of rappers who still go back to their hoods and kick…
Nicki Minaj’s Album ‘The Pinkprint’ Leaks
Looks like Nicki Minaj's fans have an early Christmas present. Nicki Minaj's latest album, The Pinkprint, has leaked. The album, which features music heavyweights such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Beyoncé, and Ariana Grande, just to name a few, can be heard by checking out some o…
Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘A Better Tomorrow’ Review
The iconic W distress symbol had been flickering in the sky of a city no longer the undisputed center of the hip-hop universe. But often times, heroes reemerge only to thicken the plot. Though it was rough—the group’s past two years have been dominated by infighting (Raekwon equated his odds of appe…
J. Cole ‘2014 Forest Hill Drive’ Review
2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole has finally shored up those tiny but aggravating cracks, and crafted both his most compelling and consistent studio album to date. He boldly refrains from overarching radio bids and features. As Kendrick Lamar proved with good kid, m...
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Cornell University To Get A Digital Hip-Hop Archive

Thanks to Bill Adler's extensive collection of hip-hop history and music, Cornell University will soon be the proud owner of a digitize hip-hop archive. Adler, Def Jam Records' founding publicity director, impressive selection will include 500 vinyl recordings, books about rap in several different l…
Shoe Designer Ronnie Fieg Teams Up With Pony On The M-110
With the all-red everything sneaker trend still going strong in 2014, Ronnie Fieg connects with Pony for a special collaboration with the Product of New York. The popular shoe designer and owner of Kith once again brings his innovative touch and knowledge in footwear to the brand that relaunched ear…

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