Jay Rock Hits Up Sway In The Morning For Some "Redemption" Talk

Have you been bumping that new Jay Rock Redemption album? If not, perhaps consider loading it up; the project is a refreshing addition to the already-impressive TDE catalog. As it happens, Rock has been keeping busy hitting the press circuit, rolling through to chop it up with the legendary Sway, Heather B, and the rest the Sway In […]

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Report: Cops Use Tear Gas on Crowd at XXXTentacion Memorial

A memorial service in Los Angeles held on Tuesday night for rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot to death in Florida on Monday, erupted in a scene chaos. The Los Angeles Times reports that a crowd 1,000 people descended on the Fairfax area, without a permit, to pay tribute to the rapper, blocking traffic and eventually […]

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Travis Scott, DJ Khaled & Others Announced For NBA Awards

The second annual NBA Awards, airing on TNT, will take place at 9pm ET next Monday, June 25 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, featuring host Anthony Anderson and a special performance by Travis Scott. Additionally, Turner and the NBA have today announced presenters for the show, including DJ Khaled, Snoop Dogg Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Jesse Williams, […]

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The New Wave of Rap Violence Shouldn’t Be Ignored

This piece was originally published on August 31, 2017. We’re re-publishing it in light XXXTentacion’s death. There’s a song near the end rising South Florida rapper XXXTentacion’s just-released 17 called “Carry On,” where the 11-track mini-album — a ramshackle mix half-conceived folk musings and confessional depression raps — drops both its amateurish singer-songwriter contrivances and […]

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The Complete History of XXXTentacion’s Controversial Career

Over the past two years, the late rapper XXXTentacion (real name Jahseh Onfroy) had experienced a tumultuous but relatively rapid rise to success, punctuated by serious legal issues and disturbing acts violence. He signed a record deal rumored to be worth a whopping $6 million despite a video that surfaced showing XXX hitting a fan […]

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