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Ice Cube Says Mister Rogers Once Sued Him For His 1990 Song 'A Gangsta's Fairytale'

Over the weekend, Ice Cube celebrated the 30th anniversary of his seminal album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted with a digital listening party. During the track-by-track playback, Cube unearthed a fascinating gem about his song “A Gangsta’s Fairytale,” which once sampled the theme song from Mister Rogers’ self-titled children show. According to the West Coast legend, the track written initially […]

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The Weekend and Doja Cat Might Have a Quarantine Remix in the Works

We all have to keep busy during the COVID-19 lockdown and Doja Cat and The Weeknd appear to be biding their time by working on a special quarantine remix. On Tuesday (May 19), Doja put up a cheeky Twitter poll with The Weeknd listed as one of the possible collaborators on phony songs with titles […]

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Tyler, the Creator Releases "BOYFRIEND": Stream Here

Tyler, the Creator has officially delivered the digital version of “BOYFRIEND,” an extended track from the physical release of IGOR. “BOYFRIEND” is an extension of IGOR track number four, an interlude titled “EXACTLY WHAT YOU RUN FROM YOU END UP CHASING,” featuring Charlie Wilson and Santigold, as well as a voiceover from comedian and actor […]

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Kid Cudi & Virgil Abloh Release New Limited Edition Collab

Kid Cudi is celebrating his first solo track since December of 2016, “Leader of the Delinquents,” by releasing a new limited edition T-shirt designed by Virgil Abloh. The front of the shirt features a sketch by Abloh, inspired by an iconic Cudi moment. The title of the song is then applied to the back, also […]

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Gucci Mane Teases New Video With 21 Savage: Watch

Gucci Mane isn’t slowing down. Even with the world continuing on a downward spiral due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he’s maintaining his status as one of rap’s most prolific stars after he teased an upcoming video with 21 Savage on Monday (May 18).  The forthcoming collaboration is an ode to Gucci’s storied trap ways with […]

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G-Eazy Returns With Covers of Bob Dylan & The xx During Quarantine: Listen

G-Eazy continues to use his downtime during the quarantine to explore the music of other artists. On Saturday (May 16), the Oakland rapper shared another pair of unique covers, this time taking on Bob Dylan‘s 1963 classic “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” and The xx‘s 2009 song “VCR.” Listen to his dreamy renditions of the […]

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J. Cole's Dreamville Festival 2020 Canceled Over Coronavirus Pandemic

J. Cole‘s upcoming Dreamville Festival in Raleigh, N.C., has been canceled over health concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The second annual Dreamville, originally slated for April 4, was previously rescheduled for Aug. 29. But “after much deliberation and careful monitoring of the current situation, we have decided to cancel,” the festival announced on its website […]

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Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé Could Make Grammy History With 'Savage'

This would be Beyoncé's first nomination for best rap performance. With Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” (featuring Beyoncé) jumping from No. 4 to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, the track is a serious contender for a Grammy nomination for best rap performance. This would be the first time in 23 years that […]

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Travis Scott & LeBron James Release Class of 2020 T-Shirt

The worlds of hip-hop and pro sports collide as Travis Scott and LeBron James have teamed up for a special collaboration celebrating the 2020 high school graduating class. The result of the joint effort is a limited edition T-shirt designed by Scott, available for the next 72 hours only. “Class of 2020, I told you […]

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Nelly v. Ludacris: Before the #Verzuz Battle, Check Their Chart Battle

Ahead of tomorrow’s (May 16) #Verzuz Instagram Live battle between hip-hop heavyweights Nelly and Ludacris, Billboard revisits the pair’s chart careers to pinpoint some likely candidates to make each act’s showdown set list. On one side of your screen, Nelly, who established St. Louis’ commercial viability in hip-hop with an impressive streak of hit albums […]