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Reviews are in, and critics and fans alike have applauded the vivid detail of life as a drug dealing gang member in Los Angeles that is ScHoolboy Q’s debut album, Oxymoron. A track titled “Hoover Street” is perhaps the most captivating display of that lifestyle, and today, the TDE rapper breaks down the lyrics on […]

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Pusha T‘s new album, My Name Is MyName, sprung a leak, and is legally streaming. You can also get more insight into the project’s opening track, “King Push” from the Clipse rapper himself. 

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Big Sean is the latest artist to appear on Life+Times’ “Decoded” series. The G.O.O.D. Music MC’s song of choice was his Hall of Fame standout “First Chain,” which features Nas and KiD CuDi.

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Always daring to be different, the remaining members of the Beastie Boys – Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz – have signed a deal to pen an off-kilter memoir for Random House’s Spiegel & Grau.

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Life + Times “Decoded” series usual’y takes a look at some of the more intricate lyrics that demand a little bit more attention paid to understand the lyrics. This isn’t one of them.

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Kendrick Lamar was the latest guest on Life + Times’ Decoded. In this episode, Kendrick breaks down one of the more emotional songs on his memorable debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city. 

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Big Boi’s newest solo album, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors is set to hit the stores this Tuesday, December 11th. 

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Continuing Jay-Z’s Life + Times series, Decoded, Mac Miller decodes his verse on “PlaneCarBoat,” with Black Hippy’s Schoolboy Q. After previously finding out the true meaning of “Fanute” with French Montana, Mac decides to kind of let you into his mind.

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French Montana was the next rapper up to bat on Life + Times: DECODED. In this episode, the Moroccan MC from the Bronx breaks down his star-making verse on the hit song, “Stay Schemin” off of Rick Ross’ Rich Forever mixtape. 

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Over the weekend, Jay-Z helped close out the 2012 London Paralympic by joining Coldplay and Rihanna on stage in East London. During the performance, the Brooklyn rapper, mogul and father tagged on an all new verse to Coldplay’s “Paradise” that referred to Serena Williams, Ryan Lochte and named checked gymnast Gabby Douglas. Wasting no time, Jigga went […]

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One of the spotlight moments on Maybach Music Group’s Self Made Vol. 2 was Gunplay’s opening verse on the album’s introduction, “Power Circle.” Have you ever wondered where was your seabass? Gunplay breaks down his oft-quoted lyrics on the group album’s opening number for Jay-Z’s LIFE + TIMES website. Gunplay has been making a name for himself with a […]


Jay-Z is in legal trouble over his Decoded book, reports All Hip Hop. According to the site, Hov has been named in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Patrick White, last Wednesday (June 13). In his hand-written suit, filed in the United States District Court, Central District, White accuses Jay of unlawfully obtaining work published in […]