Apple has been at the forefront of the digital music revolution since the beginning and was rumored to be eyeing a shut down of what placed them squarely in that conversation. An earlier report that suggested the technology giant was eliminating music downloads from its popular iTunes store has been shut down.

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Kanye West and his recent Twitter exploits have been nothing short of entertaining, but he got his fair share of negative attention when it appeared he was visiting the Pirate Bay piracy site. Yeezy explained that he wasn’t stealing software on his computer, and actually expressed some unexpected love for the paparazzi. 

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Rappers, it pays to live in the studio. Just ask Gucci Mane, who despite being under the jail for gun charges that could land him a heavy prison sentence manages to co-pilot the Young Thugga Mane La Flare mixtape with Young Thug.

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Young Dro was in a blessing mood on 4/20, which is fitting considering the day’s dual connotation. The Hustle Gang rapper debuted a pair of mixtapes in Black Label and Purple Label.

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In anticipation of the final season of The Boondocks, fans receive original music on a new mixtape hosted by DJ Drama and Don Cannon. Released by Adult Swim, The Boondocks: Season 4 isn’t something Hip-Hop fans want to miss. 

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North Carolina doesn’t get the respect that it deserves in regards to the MCs the state’s produced. But King Mez, a wordsmith who’s indigenous to the Tar Heel state, pushes for prominence on his free album, Long Live The King.

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We’ve loved the material that producer Girl Talk and veteran MC Freeway released in advance of today’s release of their Broken Ankles EP. Now the full body of work is here for audible consumption.

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Last night, the greatest event in sports entertainment, better known as Wrestlemania XXX, invaded television sets across to the world. To mark the annual occasion, rapper Smoke DZA and production team 183rd debuted the Ringside 2 EP for your listening pleasure.

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Cam’ron is back with more music, but this time the veteran rapper goes the NSFW route on “Devil.” This song also marks the first time we’ve seen Killa’s significant other, JuJu, appear on wax.

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MMG recruit Fat Trel churns out more product for fans via his new mixtape, Gleesh. Before pressing play, listeners are greeted with a NSFW image of Glee actress/singer Lea Michele on the project’s artwork, so you know the bubbling rapper’s music holds no punches.


Former XXL Freshman Kirko Bangz has been relatively off the radar these past few months, but that changes today with the release of Progression 4. Following the current fad, the fourth installment of the Houston native’s mixtape series comes as a complete surprise.

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Philly’s own Asaad has an admitted chip on his shoulder, but rather than let those feelings fester, he vents on his new mixtape, Flowers II. As a result, fans receive a true life update on the rapper’s hiatus that makes for a solid listening experience.