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“Struggle rapper” has become an internet epithet in the past few years, an easy shorthand term for the hordes of no-names who are in constant irritating self-promotional mode. But there are struggle rappers, and then there are rappers who struggle. Consider Boosie Badazz, the former Lil Boosie. Boosie’s struggles aren’t typically of the label-pushed-back-my-album variety,… More »

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit Louie, three of which are still embedded in his body today — two in his chest and the one in his head. Miraculously, he only spent five days in the… More »

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected consequences. Benjamin Franklin taught us that time is money — therefore, time is Benjamins? — and with billions of social media profiles vying for the public’s attention, the people who… More »

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Dr. Dre – Back To Business (Feat. T.I., Justus, Victoria Monét, & Sly Piper)

Dr. Dre's Beats 1 show The Pharmacy returned for its episode of 2016 today. Dre has used the show to debut unreleased material before, and…
Peter Helman | January 9, 2016 - 7:56 pm

Trae Tha Truth – “All Good” (Feat. T.I., Rick Ross, & Audio Push)

Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth is gearing up to drop his latest full-length offering Tha Truth Pt. 2. The lead single "Takers" featured Meek Mill…
Collin Robinson | January 7, 2016 - 4:57 pm

Bankroll Mafia (T.I. & Young Thug) – “Out My Face” (Feat. Shad Da God & London Jae)

T.I. and Young Thug teamed up last year on "Off-Set," a song from the Furious 7 soundtrack, and the two Atlanta rappers came together again…
Peter Helman | January 3, 2016 - 11:09 am
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Killer Mike, Big Boi, & T.I. Brief Supreme Court On Rap Lyrics

Today, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear an appeal from Taylor Bell, a Mississippi high school student who was disciplined in 2011 for…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2015 - 11:23 am
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After Empire: What’s The Future Of Hip-Hop On Scripted Television?

The recent announcement that Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson would be developing a single camera comedy called My Friend 50 for FOX was surprising for a…
Stereogum | December 14, 2015 - 2:38 pm
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Ty Dolla $ign – “Blasé” Remixes (Feat. T.I., French Montana, A$AP Ferg, Jeezy, Juicy J, Diddy)

The R&B maestro Ty Dolla $ign released his official debut album Free TC a few weeks ago, and now he suddenly has two all-star remixes…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2015 - 11:58 am

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am
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T.I. Cast in Roots Remake

T.I. has joined the cast of A&E's Roots remake, as Variety (via Pitchfork) reports. He'll appear in the final part of four two-hour installments as…
James Rettig | December 4, 2015 - 12:41 pm

25 Great EPs From 2015

There are a couple of reasons this year has seen the release of so many great EPs: cheaper recording technology, easier distribution methods, the death…
James Rettig | December 2, 2015 - 11:00 am
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Watch Future, T.I., Young Dro, & Rich Homie Quan Perform At The BET Hip-Hop Awards

Last night, BET broadcasted the BET Hip-Hop Awards, the network's second annual awards show. This one was notably low on both star power and drama;…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 10:05 am
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T.I. Won’t Support Hillary Clinton Because “I Can’t Vote For The Leader Of The Free World To Be A Woman”

T.I. is a very good rapper who occasionally says dumb things. And now he's said something really, really dumb. As Vibe reports, T.I. had some…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2015 - 11:36 am
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The Week In Pop: Please Welcome To The Stage Taylor Swift And Father John Misty

A brief timeline of the past week inside the bizarre media Bermuda Triangle that is Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, and Father John Misty: …
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2015 - 5:42 pm
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Watch Run The Jewels Perform With Big Boi, T.I., Bun B, Gangsta Boo In Atlanta

Run The Jewels brought out a bunch of guests during their Music Midtown festival in Killer Mike's native Atlanta yesterday. Fellow ATLien Big Boi came…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2015 - 6:09 pm

The Week In Pop: The 18 Most Anticipated Pop Albums Of The Fall

We've been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music's biggest names, and it's looking like many of them will finally arrive…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2015 - 4:06 pm
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Status Ain’t Hood: Jay Rock Stands In The Shadows Of Giants

It's ridiculous to talk about Black Hippy, the California rap supergroup, as if they were the Who, but let's do it anyway. If Black Hippy…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2015 - 11:55 am
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Stream T.I.’s Surprise EP Da’ Nic

For the past few weeks, T.I. has been teasing his Instagram followers by posting the number "911" over and over. It all leads up to…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2015 - 10:07 am
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Status Ain’t Hood: Rick Ross’ Quiet Comeback

Rick Ross never really seemed hungry; it was part of his appeal. When we met him, he was pushing an overblown comic-book kingpin character, talking…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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