Stream’s Rapsody Album ‘Laila’s Wisdom’

Rapsody unveils an introspective, wide-ranging effort with Laila’s Wisdom, the North Carolina rhymer’s first fering since partnering with Roc Nation. Aside from delivering the rhymes, Rapsody executive produced the album, along with Terrace Martin, Young Guru, and longtime mentor/collaborator, 9th Wonder. Plus, she brought along a slew collaborators, including Anderson .Paak, Black Thought, and Busta […]

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Happy Birthday, The-Dream!

Angela Weiss, Getty s Happy Birthday to The-Dream! The hitmaking songwriter/producer/artist turns 40 years old today (Sept. 20). The-Dream is one the more accomplished individuals in the biz. He wrote Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” and Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” then became a star in his own right with hits like “Falsetto” and “Walkin’ […]

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Beyonce Sends Prayers to Puerto Rico and Mexico After Disasters

Larry Busacca, Getty s Following the earthquake that hit Mexico and a hurricane that hit Puerto Rico, Beyoncé used her Instagram account to pay tribute to the two countries. On Tuesday, the Lemonade singer uploaded black-and-white photos the Puerto Rican and Mexican flags. Bey also uploaded a black-and-white photo with text that read, “God bless […]

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Happy Birthday, Doug E. Fresh!

Theo Wargo, Getty s Happy Birthday, Doug E. Fresh! The Human Beatbox turns 51 years old today (Sept. 17). Fresh is easily one the most recognizable beatboxers all time. What a beat machine could do with a few taps a finger, the Harlem, N.Y. native could do with his tongue and voicebox. And he’s dropped […]

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Open Mike Eagle Drops "Brick Body Kids Still Daydream" Album

Open Mike Eagle has swooped in with his latest project, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, a 12-track adventure into the mind the Los Angeles-based MC. Packed with intricate rhyme schemes and personal musings on everything from family to politics, the album comes with minimal features. Fellow underground rapper Sammus pops up on “Hymnal” and Has-Lo […]

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Nas Celebrates 44th Birthday with Nicki Minaj

Nas and Nicki Minaj continue to fuel romance rumors. The new couple stepped out to celebrate Nas’ 44th birthday with friends on Wednesday (Sept. 13). Nicki was by Esco’s side as he blew out the candles on his cake, while serenaded by Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday.” Later, while going live on Instagram, he kissed her […]

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