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Slaughterhouse Take Over Highline Ballroom in NYC
Earlier this year, the hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse declared themselves "The Illest," dropping a so-titled track previewing their upcoming sophomore album. Tuesday night (Dec. 20) at New York City's Highline Ballroom, the four MCs backed up their studio swagger, performin…
Crooked I Sheds Light on ‘Million Dollar Story’
By the age of 17, Long Beach, Calif., native Crooked I had a record deal with Noo Trybe/Virgin Records and was a burgeoning figure in the rap community. After his first two albums were shelved due to multiple complications with several labels, the rapper is back with his 'Million Dollar EP,' a precu…
Joe Budden Preps Lyric Book
Jay-Z is prepping the release of a book dubbed 'Decoded' that breaks down his lyrics, and his former Def Jam label mate, Joe Budden, is attempting a similar feat. The rapper is set to release a limited edition run of 'Enter the Mind of Joe Budden,' a collection of handwritten lyr…
Charles Hamilton Claims He Was Supposed to Be in Slaughterhouse
In the span of two years, former Interscope artist Charles Hamilton went from unknown to infamous.
Re-emerging from a self-imposed exile after a controversial feud with the legendary producer J Dilla's family, Hamilton now claims to have been a founding member of soon-to-be Shady/Aftermath grou…
Kool G Rap, PE and More Discuss Hip-Hop 101 in New Book
As we mark the 13th anniversary of the death of the Notorious B.I.G, one of the most influential rappers in hip-hop history, the Chicago Review Press announces the release of 'How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC.' Authored by Paul Edwards, with foreword from the legendary Koo…
Crooked I Launches Entertainment Company
California rapper Crooked I has announced plans to launch an entertainment company called the Nothing But Music Entertainment Group, that will specialize in management, marketing, image consulting and digital video/film/music distribution. NBM will be a joint venture between Crooked, the CEO, Kim &a…
Best Songs of 2009
Unfortunately, sometimes our favorite songs don't become instant hits. They're not thrown in heavy rotation on the radio and the DJ won't play them in the club. Don't fear. We feel your pain. Here are our picks for the best songs of 2009.


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Joe Budden Punched in the Face by Member of Raekwon’s Entourage
The simmering beef between rapper Joe Budden and the Wu-Tang Clan finally boiled over at the Los Angeles stop on the Rock the Bells tour, when a member of Raekwon's crew punched Budden in the face. Budden was streaming live from backstage at the event with Bronx rapper Mickey Factz, when Rae and sev…

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