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Kanye West "The Life Of Pablo" Album Stream, Cover Art & Tracklist

UPDATE #5: Kanye West releases "The Life of Pablo" to TIDAL.

All 3 Of J. Cole's Albums Are Now Certified Platinum

Nicki Minaj, Future and Kid Ink are among those newly awarded with Gold or Platinum certifications.

Tory Lanez Addresses Drake's "Summer Sixteen" Diss

"I don't know what that man has against me," Tory Lanez says of Drake.

Snoop Dogg Endorses Burger King's New Grilled Dogs

A.K.A. the "Whopper of hot dogs."

Kendrick Lamar Receives Key To The City Of Compton, California

UPDATE: Kendrick Lamar is given the honor from mayor Aja Brown.

SoundCloud's Future Uncertain After $70 Million Loss

The company’s board of directors admit to "material uncertainties facing the business."

Hip Hop Single Sales: Drake, Rihanna & G-Eazy

Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” debuts at #1, leaving the competition for dust.

Drake Receives Key To City Of Toronto & Wins Celebrity All-Star Game

UPDATE: The Toronto rapper beats Kevin Hart to win the Celebrity All-Star Game.

The Top 10 Hip Hop Singles Of The Week: Lil Eazy-E, Uncle Murda & Joell Ortiz

Lil Eazy-E talks Suge Knight during an interview with Steve Lobel while Uncle Murda sends shots at Young Thug in a new freestyle.

RZA Responds To Artist's "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" Copyright Infringement Claims

RZA and Martin Shkreli are being sued for copyright infringement for use of a fan's artwork.

Hip Hop Week In Review: Kanye West, Ab-Soul & Ebro

Kanye West’s “T.L.O.P.” takes center stage while Ab-Soul expresses his frustrations with the current situation at Top Dawg Entertainment.

Kanye West Blames Chance The Rapper For Delay Of "The Life Of Pablo" Release

Chance The Rapper takes responsibility for the delay in the album's release.

The Game Files New Court Documents In $10 Million Lawsuit

UPDATE #2: The Game was sued for $10 million by a woman who claimed he sexually assaulted her on his reality dating show.

Martin Shkreli Increases Offer To Buy Kanye West’s “The Life Of Pablo” To $15 Million

UPDATE: "Your work will be treasured for decades," Shkreli writes to Kanye West, "or even centuries, if you proceed with my alternative."

Tupac's Stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, Not Released From Prison

Various reports said Mutulu Shakur was released from his 60-year sentence.

G-Eazy Explains How He Made Forbes List

G-Eazy shares the details of his first acting gig.

Kanye West Needs Counseling, Rhymefest Claims

"I pray for his health not our entertainment," Rhymefest says of Kanye West.

Dr. Dre Starring In “Vital Signs” Scripted Drama From Apple

There’s reportedly an orgy scene in one episode.

How GRAMMYs Avoided Backlash In The Rap Categories

Bill Freimuth, The Recording Academy's SVP of Awards details how "Music's Biggest Night" avoided controversy over its rap category nominations.

DMX Performs After Being Hospitalized For Asthma Attack

DMX was hospitalized this week after suffering an asthma attack.

Talib Kweli Rips University Of Utah Regarding Payment For Keynote Address At Martin Luther King Celebration

"[I]f there were any issues, they should have been addressed to me while I was at the school, not a week later with this bullshit letter," Kweli wrote.

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne To Preview "ColleGrove" On "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

The duo is expected to perform a new single.

Statik Selektah & KXNG Crooked a.k.a. "Statik KXNG" Album Stream, Cover Art & Tracklist

UPDATE: The 10-track album from Penalty Ent/Showoff Records is now available.

Joey Bada$$ Punches Cameraman Outside Kanye West’s “Yeezy Season 3”; Footage Surfaces

Police quickly broke up the fracas.