Michael Saponara

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Michael's from the suburbs outside NYC but currently resides in Manhattan. He got his start as an intern for Vibe Magazine during the summer of 2016 before finding a home writing for Billboard. Mike's also contributed to XXL and Genius. Kanye West is his hero.

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Kodak Black Honors PnB Rock With Chicken & Waffles: ‘Long Live PnB’

Fans were puzzled by Yak's bizarre tribute.

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California Governor Officially Signs Rap Lyrics Bill Into Law

Killer Mike, Tyga, Meek Mill and more have voiced support for the cause.

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Big Sean Donates $100K In College Scholarships To HBCU Students

It's the latest in a long line of charitable efforts from the Detroit rapper.

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Jim Jones Blasts BET For Refusing Him Access To Hip Hop Awards

The award show apparently said its decision was based on "COVID-19 protocols."

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Lil Uzi Vert Cooks Up Some Fire In The Kitchen For City Girls Boo JT — Literally

Uzi has been put his cheffing skills to the test.

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Meek Mill & Boosie Badazz Believe DaBaby Is Being Blackballed Following Low Album Sales

'Baby On Baby 2' is expected to sell 100,000 fewer copies than the rapper's previous album.

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Cardi B Announces New Reebok Collection

The second collection of 2022 arrives next month.

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Kanye West Names His Best Friends: 'I Feel God Calling Us'

Yeezy is all peace and love these days.

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DJ Drama To Produce 'White Men Can't Jump' Reboot Soundtrack

Drama's winning streak continues.

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Snoop Dogg Makes Hilarious 'Wheel Of Fortune' Appearance

What can't Snoop do at this point?

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DaBaby Reacts To Low First-Week Sales Of ‘Baby On Baby 2’ As Ebro Addresses Blackball Claims

It would be a more than 100,000 drop-off in sales from his previous album.

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FN Meka: White Music Exec Behind A.I. Rapper Repeatedly Used N-Word In Old Lyrics

Anthony Martini used the racial slur numerous times on his old band's first two albums.

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LeBron James Names JAY-Z & Nas Albums Among His Favorite Ever

New York Hip Hop is in heavy rotation in the King's house.

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Quavo & Takeoff Compare Themselves To Michael Jordan & Kobe Bryant: 'Dynamic Duo'

The duo's new album, 'Only Built For Infinity Linx,' arrives early October.

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Gunna’s Lawyers Launch Fresh Bid For Rapper’s Release Over Lack Of Evidence

If the Atlanta native's third bond attempt is denied, he will remain behind bars until next year's trial.

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50 Cent Investigates Unsolved Rap Murders In 'Hip Hop Homicides': Watch The Trailer

The eight-part series takes a deep dive into the murders of XXXTENTACION, King Von and more.

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Gucci Mane Regrets Performing 'Pookie' Diss During Jeezy Verzuz

Guwop said he was "smoking on Pookie Loc" during the tense Verzuz battle.

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PnB Rock Murder Suspect Named By Police

The suspect is still on the run and likely "armed and dangerous."

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Lil Wayne Gets Love From Drake, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj & More On His 40th Birthday

Birthday tributes have poured in for Weezy from across the rap community.

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Charlamagne Tha God Shuts Down Rumors Remy Ma Is Joining ‘The Breakfast Club’

Would the New York rapper be a good replacement for Angela Yee?

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