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Hear Jay Z’s top 10 as SiriusXM Fly takes over The Heat this weekend

Airing Friday 6/20 at 5 pm ET through Monday 6/23 at 3 am ET on SiriusXM The Heat, Ch. 47 Ladies, leave your man at home! The Heat is jumpin’ jumpin’ this weekend with hip-hop and R&B hits from the … Continued

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Hear Jay Z’s top 10 as SiriusXM Fly takes over The Heat this weekend

Airing Friday 6/20 at 5 pm ET through Monday 6/23 at 3 am ET on SiriusXM The Heat, Ch. 47 Ladies, leave your man at home! The Heat is jumpin’ jumpin’ this weekend with hip-hop and R&B hits from the … Continued

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My Presets: Jennifer Lopez’s favorite SiriusXM channels

Hits 1‘s Morning Mash Up show recently caught up with J.Lo at her SiriusXM Town Hall, where she talked about everything from working with T.I. on her upcoming album, A.K.A. to what she looks for in a potential boyfriend. Later, … Continued

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My Presets: Jennifer Lopez’s favorite SiriusXM channels

Hits 1‘s Morning Mash Up show recently caught up with J.Lo at her SiriusXM Town Hall, where she talked about everything from working with T.I. on her upcoming album, A.K.A. to what she looks for in a potential boyfriend. Later, … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (6/14/14)

This week, the Music Meeting Top 10 put out yet another countdown of the hottest hip-hop music voted by you. After his six-week reign at number one, Future’s Move That Dope is pushed back to number four. Schoolboy Q and BJ The … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (6/14/14)

This week, the Music Meeting Top 10 put out yet another countdown of the hottest hip-hop music voted by you. After his six-week reign at number one, Future’s Move That Dope is pushed back to number four. Schoolboy Q and BJ The … Continued

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Watch Trevor Jackson ‘Drop It’ on The Heat

You might recognize quadruple threat Trevor Jackson from a few different places: He played Kevin Blake on Syfy series Eureka, Kris McDuffy on Disney Channel’s Let It Shine, AND Young Simba in Broadway’s The Lion King (among many other roles … Continued

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Watch Trevor Jackson ‘Drop It’ on The Heat

You might recognize quadruple threat Trevor Jackson from a few different places: He played Kevin Blake on Syfy series Eureka, Kris McDuffy on Disney Channel’s Let It Shine, AND Young Simba in Broadway’s The Lion King (among many other roles … Continued

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Lupe Fiasco delivers sick freestyle for Sway in the Morning

Lupe Fiasco’s not only a Grammy Award winning artist and the Music Director for the US Men’s National Soccer Team, but lest we forget he also happens to be a sick rapper. Fiasco stopped by SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning to prove it with … Continued

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Lupe Fiasco delivers sick freestyle for Sway in the Morning

Lupe Fiasco’s not only a Grammy Award winning artist and the Music Director for the US Men’s National Soccer Team, but lest we forget he also happens to be a sick rapper. Fiasco stopped by SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning to prove it with … Continued

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Future’s Move That Dope is unmovable: HIP-HOP NATION Music Meeting Top 10 (5/31/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, we start out with DJ Infamous (featuring Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Juicy J, The Game, and Hitmaka) with Double Cup, debuting at number 10. This week’s top three remains the same, starting with Tech N9Ne (featuring … Continued

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Future’s Move That Dope is unmovable: HIP-HOP NATION Music Meeting Top 10 (5/31/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, we start out with DJ Infamous (featuring Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Juicy J, The Game, and Hitmaka) with Double Cup, debuting at number 10. This week’s top three remains the same, starting with Tech N9Ne (featuring … Continued

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6 things you didn’t know about Patti LaBelle

We learned so many endearing things about Patti LaBelle during her SiriusXM Town Hall, we hardly know where to begin. (Girl’s got a lot of stories!) After careful deliberation, however, we were able to boil Patti’s Town Hall with Gayle … Continued

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6 things you didn’t know about Patti LaBelle

We learned so many endearing things about Patti LaBelle during her SiriusXM Town Hall, we hardly know where to begin. (Girl’s got a lot of stories!) After careful deliberation, however, we were able to boil Patti’s Town Hall with Gayle … Continued

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Celebrate Black Music Month on The Heat, Heart & Soul, Soul Town, SiriusXM Fly + more

SiriusXM celebrates Black Music Month all through June with tons of programming featuring the best in hip-hop, soul, gospel, classic hip-hop, r&b, funk, reggae, and more. See what’s in store below! Heart & Soul, Ch. 48 Off the Record: A … Continued

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Celebrate Black Music Month on The Heat, Heart & Soul, Soul Town, SiriusXM Fly + more

SiriusXM celebrates Black Music Month all through June with tons of programming featuring the best in hip-hop, soul, gospel, classic hip-hop, r&b, funk, reggae, and more. See what’s in store below! Heart & Soul, Ch. 48 Off the Record: A … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Future, Drake + Schoolboy Q run the Music Meeting Top 10 (5/24/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, Future’s Move That Dope (featuring Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino) holds tight at number one, followed by a Drake swap out. Last week, Drake was featured at number two on YG’s remix of Who … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Future, Drake + Schoolboy Q run the Music Meeting Top 10 (5/24/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, Future’s Move That Dope (featuring Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino) holds tight at number one, followed by a Drake swap out. Last week, Drake was featured at number two on YG’s remix of Who … Continued

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Love, Need and Want Her: See pics from Patti LaBelle’s Town Hall + listen this weekend on Heart & Soul

Airs Saturday 5/24 at 6 pm ET on Heart & Soul, Ch. 48 Rebroadcasts Tuesday 5/27 at 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm ET, Thursday 5/29 at 7 am, 12 pm, and 4 pm ET, and Saturday 5/31 at … Continued

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Love, Need and Want Her: See pics from Patti LaBelle’s Town Hall + listen this weekend on Heart & Soul

Airs Saturday 5/24 at 6 pm ET on Heart & Soul, Ch. 48 Rebroadcasts Tuesday 5/27 at 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm ET, Thursday 5/29 at 7 am, 12 pm, and 4 pm ET, and Saturday 5/31 at … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Future tops the Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (5/17/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, new dad Future’s Move That Dope (featuring Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino) continues its run at number one, followed by YG’s remix of Who Do You Love featuring Drake and The Game. Tech N9Ne’s … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Future tops the Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (5/17/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, new dad Future’s Move That Dope (featuring Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino) continues its run at number one, followed by YG’s remix of Who Do You Love featuring Drake and The Game. Tech N9Ne’s … Continued

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Celebrate The Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday with Backspin

Biggie’s Born Day Celebration airs all day Wednesday 5/21 on Backspin, Ch. 46 As part of Hip-Hop Appreciation Week, SiriusXM’s own classic hip-hop channel, Backspin, will observe The Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday all day (Wednesday 5/21) in a segment called Biggie’s Born … Continued

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Celebrate The Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday with Backspin

Biggie’s Born Day Celebration airs all day Wednesday 5/21 on Backspin, Ch. 46 As part of Hip-Hop Appreciation Week, SiriusXM’s own classic hip-hop channel, Backspin, will observe The Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday all day (Wednesday 5/21) in a segment called Biggie’s Born … Continued

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2 major reasons why hip-hop is important, according to KRS-One

In honor of Hip-Hop Appreciation Month, KRS-One (formerly of Boogie Down Productions) is here to school us on why hip-hop is important. I mean, we’re sure you never doubted hip-hop’s importance and/or place in music history, but it really helps to … Continued

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2 major reasons why hip-hop is important, according to KRS-One

In honor of Hip-Hop Appreciation Month, KRS-One (formerly of Boogie Down Productions) is here to school us on why hip-hop is important. I mean, we’re sure you never doubted hip-hop’s importance and/or place in music history, but it really helps to … Continued

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Hear ?uestlove and Black Thought of The Roots LIVE on Hip-Hop Nation

Airing Monday 5/12 at 10 pm ET on Hip-Hop Nation, Ch. 44 Replays Thursday 5/15 at 9 pm ET, Saturday 5/17 at 8 pm ET, Sunday 5/18 at 2 am & 8 pm ET, Monday 5/19 at 12 am ET … Continued

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Hear ?uestlove and Black Thought of The Roots LIVE on Hip-Hop Nation

Airing Monday 5/12 at 10 pm ET on Hip-Hop Nation, Ch. 44 Replays Thursday 5/15 at 9 pm ET, Saturday 5/17 at 8 pm ET, Sunday 5/18 at 2 am & 8 pm ET, Monday 5/19 at 12 am ET … Continued

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Hip-Hop 101: KRS-One names 3 essential albums for the hip-hop newbie in your life

Let’s say you had a friend who’d literally never listened to hip-hop. Sure, that’s basically impossible, but say they existed. Maybe they’ve been living on Mars for their entire lives. What would you instruct them to listen to first? Backspin‘s … Continued

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Hip-Hop 101: KRS-One names 3 essential albums for the hip-hop newbie in your life

Let’s say you had a friend who’d literally never listened to hip-hop. Sure, that’s basically impossible, but say they existed. Maybe they’ve been living on Mars for their entire lives. What would you instruct them to listen to first? Backspin‘s … Continued

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Future, Drake + Rich Homie Quan back for more in Hip-Hop Nation’s Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (5/3/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, Future/Pharrell/Pusha T/Casino’s Move That Dope is still running things at number one. Drake’s Trophies hangs tight at number two, and Rich Homie Quan/Problem’s Walk Thru follows suit at number three. YG/Drake/The Game’s Who … Continued

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Future, Drake + Rich Homie Quan back for more in Hip-Hop Nation’s Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (5/3/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, Future/Pharrell/Pusha T/Casino’s Move That Dope is still running things at number one. Drake’s Trophies hangs tight at number two, and Rich Homie Quan/Problem’s Walk Thru follows suit at number three. YG/Drake/The Game’s Who … Continued

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Future talks musical influences + new single Benz Friendz on Hip-Hop Nation

Rapper Future stopped by SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation for his Honest album release party to chat with DJ Scream about his musical influences, his affiliation with Atlanta production team the Dungeon Family, and sharing the stage with OutKast during Coachella. On … Continued

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Future talks musical influences + new single Benz Friendz on Hip-Hop Nation

Rapper Future stopped by SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation for his Honest album release party to chat with DJ Scream about his musical influences, his affiliation with Atlanta production team the Dungeon Family, and sharing the stage with OutKast during Coachella. On … Continued

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Future, Drake + Rich Homie Quan top Hip-Hop Nation’s Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (4/26/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown, Future/Pharrell/Pusha T/Casino’s Move That Dope goes for the gold at number one. Drake’s Trophies grabs silver at number two, and Rich Homie Quan/Problem’s Walk Thru makes an impressive jump for bronze at … Continued

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Future, Drake + Rich Homie Quan top Hip-Hop Nation’s Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (4/26/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown, Future/Pharrell/Pusha T/Casino’s Move That Dope goes for the gold at number one. Drake’s Trophies grabs silver at number two, and Rich Homie Quan/Problem’s Walk Thru makes an impressive jump for bronze at … Continued

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Did Juicy J try to work his magic on Katy Perry while recording Dark Horse?

Juicy J recently stopped by Hip-Hop Nation for a sit down with DJ Envy to discuss everything from his solo project Pure THC: The Hustle Continues — which he hopes to release this year — to his more recent work … Continued

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Did Juicy J try to work his magic on Katy Perry while recording Dark Horse?

Juicy J recently stopped by Hip-Hop Nation for a sit down with DJ Envy to discuss everything from his solo project Pure THC: The Hustle Continues — which he hopes to release this year — to his more recent work … Continued

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‘Once I execute what I got to do, I’m cool.’: Rick Ross makes going platinum a priority post-Mastermind

Hip-hop legend Rick Ross’ album release party seems like it was just yesterday, doesn’t it? Since that day, Mastermind has gone number one on the Billboard charts, making it the Bawse’s sixth gold studio album to date. Now, Ross has … Continued

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‘Once I execute what I got to do, I’m cool.’: Rick Ross makes going platinum a priority post-Mastermind

Hip-hop legend Rick Ross’ album release party seems like it was just yesterday, doesn’t it? Since that day, Mastermind has gone number one on the Billboard charts, making it the Bawse’s sixth gold studio album to date. Now, Ross has … Continued

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Drake, Tech N9ne + Future top Hip-Hop Nation’s Music Meeting Countdown (4/19/14)

Order in the Music Meeting! In this week’s Hip-Hop Nation Top 10 Countdown, Drake takes first place with Trophies, knocking Schoolboy Q’s Man Of The Year all the way down to the seventh slot! Tech N9ne/Kendrick Lamar/Mayday/Kendall Morgan’s Fragile makes … Continued

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Drake, Tech N9ne + Future top Hip-Hop Nation’s Music Meeting Countdown (4/19/14)

Order in the Music Meeting! In this week’s Hip-Hop Nation Top 10 Countdown, Drake takes first place with Trophies, knocking Schoolboy Q’s Man Of The Year all the way down to the seventh slot! Tech N9ne/Kendrick Lamar/Mayday/Kendall Morgan’s Fragile makes … Continued

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Watch as rapper G Mims kills the Friday Fire Cypher on Sway in the Morning

Check out the video below as Harlem-based rapper G Mims dropped by Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning to drop a crazy freestyle for the latest Friday Fire Cypher!

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Watch as rapper G Mims kills the Friday Fire Cypher on Sway in the Morning

Check out the video below as Harlem-based rapper G Mims dropped by Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning to drop a crazy freestyle for the latest Friday Fire Cypher!

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Heating up: See pics of emerging R&B singer August Alsina discussing his new album, Testimony

Airs Friday, 4/25 at 11 am ET on The Heat, Ch. 47 April 15 might be known as Tax Day to some, but it holds another type of significance for New Orleans R&B singer August Alsina. Not only was this … Continued

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Heating up: See pics of emerging R&B singer August Alsina discussing his new album, Testimony

Airs Friday, 4/25 at 11 am ET on The Heat, Ch. 47 April 15 might be known as Tax Day to some, but it holds another type of significance for New Orleans R&B singer August Alsina. Not only was this … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (4/12/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, Schoolboy Q is still running things at number one with Man of the Year. At number two is DJ Infamous with Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Juicy J. The Game, and Hitmaka with Double Cup, … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (4/12/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, Schoolboy Q is still running things at number one with Man of the Year. At number two is DJ Infamous with Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Juicy J. The Game, and Hitmaka with Double Cup, … Continued

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I’mma let you finish, but the Groove’s B.K. Kirkland is one of the best urban radio personalities of all time!

We love all of our SiriusXM jocks equally around here, but it’s always exciting to see one called out in an industry top ten list. We’re of course referring to The Groove‘s B.K. Kirkland, who recently earned the number three … Continued

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I’mma let you finish, but the Groove’s B.K. Kirkland is one of the best urban radio personalities of all time!

We love all of our SiriusXM jocks equally around here, but it’s always exciting to see one called out in an industry top ten list. We’re of course referring to The Groove‘s B.K. Kirkland, who recently earned the number three … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (4/5/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, Schoolboy Q is still running things at number one with Man of the Year. Drake’s Trophies hangs tight at number two, and DJ Infamous/Young Jeezy/Ludacris/Juicy J/The Game/Hitmaka follow suit, staying at number three … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (4/5/14)

In this week’s Music Meeting Top 10, Schoolboy Q is still running things at number one with Man of the Year. Drake’s Trophies hangs tight at number two, and DJ Infamous/Young Jeezy/Ludacris/Juicy J/The Game/Hitmaka follow suit, staying at number three … Continued

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Where there’s Smoke, there’s fire: 50 Cent talks power, Animal Ambition, and pressuring Dr. Dre

Widely known, revered, and feared, hip-hop staple 50 Cent is perhaps best known for his debut and sophomore albums, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and The Massacre, both of which are rap enthusiast essentials that propelled Fiddy to the top … Continued

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Where there’s Smoke, there’s fire: 50 Cent talks power, Animal Ambition, and pressuring Dr. Dre

Widely known, revered, and feared, hip-hop staple 50 Cent is perhaps best known for his debut and sophomore albums, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and The Massacre, both of which are rap enthusiast essentials that propelled Fiddy to the top … Continued

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Blind Fury + J Pressure cypher on Sway in the Morning

Watch below as rappers Blind Fury and J Pressure stopped into to Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning to discuss the release of their debut albums and to participate in a Friday Fire cypher.

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Blind Fury + J Pressure cypher on Sway in the Morning

Watch below as rappers Blind Fury and J Pressure stopped into to Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning to discuss the release of their debut albums and to participate in a Friday Fire cypher.

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (4/2/14)

This Music Meeting is called to order! Schoolboy Q is the Man of the Year, or at least the number one spot holder supreme yet again in this week’s Top 10 Countdown. Drake’s Trophies makes an impressive leap to number … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (4/2/14)

This Music Meeting is called to order! Schoolboy Q is the Man of the Year, or at least the number one spot holder supreme yet again in this week’s Top 10 Countdown. Drake’s Trophies makes an impressive leap to number … Continued

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Get the Backspin back story on classic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep

Airing Tuesday 4/1 at 6 pm ET on Backspin, Ch. 46 Replaying Thursday 4/3 at 8 pm ET, Saturday 4/5 at 4 pm ET, and Sunday 4/6 at 1 pm ET Classic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep have been performing together … Continued

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Get the Backspin back story on classic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep

Airing Tuesday 4/1 at 6 pm ET on Backspin, Ch. 46 Replaying Thursday 4/3 at 8 pm ET, Saturday 4/5 at 4 pm ET, and Sunday 4/6 at 1 pm ET Classic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep have been performing together … Continued

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King Los’ crazy freestyle reminds Sway of the hip-hop greats

Baltimore-based rapper King Los slays the ‘5 Fingers of Death’ on Shade 45’s Sway In the Morning. After it was over, Sway couldn’t help but give King Los high praise, as he compared his flow to that of Biggie, Tupac, … Continued

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King Los’ crazy freestyle reminds Sway of the hip-hop greats

Baltimore-based rapper King Los slays the ‘5 Fingers of Death’ on Shade 45’s Sway In the Morning. After it was over, Sway couldn’t help but give King Los high praise, as he compared his flow to that of Biggie, Tupac, … Continued

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Listen to Matisyahu’s soulful new single, Watch the Walls Melt Down

We’ve got something to smile about today: Sirius XM’s Jam ON has the web exclusive of Matisyahu’s brand new single “Watch the Walls Melt Down”, the first song from his forthcoming album Akeda, due out later this year.

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Listen to Matisyahu’s soulful new single, Watch the Walls Melt Down

We’ve got something to smile about today: Sirius XM’s Jam ON has the web exclusive of Matisyahu’s brand new single “Watch the Walls Melt Down”, the first song from his forthcoming album Akeda, due out later this year.

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (3/10/14)

Order in the music meeting! On today’s agenda, Schoolboy Q IS the Man of the Year, or at least of the week, grabbing the number one spot after being last week’s number nine! The ultimate hip-hop artist mix comes close … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (3/10/14)

Order in the music meeting! On today’s agenda, Schoolboy Q IS the Man of the Year, or at least of the week, grabbing the number one spot after being last week’s number nine! The ultimate hip-hop artist mix comes close … Continued

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Rick Ross: ‘I feel like bosses lead by example, ya undadig?’ The Bawse talks Mastermind + remaking The Notorious B.I.G.’s Nobody

After nearly a decade on the hip-hop scene, Maybach Music Group chief Rick Ross has staked his claim as THE Bawse (and if you don’t believe us, just ask GQ). After releasing a couple of singles late last year (No … Continued

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Rick Ross: ‘I feel like bosses lead by example, ya undadig?’ The Bawse talks Mastermind + remaking The Notorious B.I.G.’s Nobody

After nearly a decade on the hip-hop scene, Maybach Music Group chief Rick Ross has staked his claim as THE Bawse (and if you don’t believe us, just ask GQ). After releasing a couple of singles late last year (No … Continued

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Work Hard, Play Hard: Wiz Khalifa talks tight-knit music teams and Blacc Hollywood

Known for his signature hip-hop singles like Black and Yellow and Work Hard, Play Hard, Wiz Khalifa recently stopped by at SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation to talk with Torae about everything from his old friend Mac Miller leaving Rostrum Records to … Continued

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Work Hard, Play Hard: Wiz Khalifa talks tight-knit music teams and Blacc Hollywood

Known for his signature hip-hop singles like Black and Yellow and Work Hard, Play Hard, Wiz Khalifa recently stopped by at SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation to talk with Torae about everything from his old friend Mac Miller leaving Rostrum Records to … Continued

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Meet the Heat’s Dion Summers: music lover, radio nerd, and die-hard Whitney Houston fan

Dion Summers says “blessed” a lot. He’s “blessed” to work in radio, “blessed” to have met the very hip-hop, pop, and R&B personalities he grew up admiring, and “blessed” to program The Heat, SiriusXM’s premier urban station. Most of all, however, … Continued

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Meet the Heat’s Dion Summers: music lover, radio nerd, and die-hard Whitney Houston fan

Dion Summers says “blessed” a lot. He’s “blessed” to work in radio, “blessed” to have met the very hip-hop, pop, and R&B personalities he grew up admiring, and “blessed” to program The Heat, SiriusXM’s premier urban station. Most of all, however, … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (2/22/14)

Order in the Hip-Hop Nation music meeting! On today’s agenda, we’ll discuss Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock’s Money Trees, which is at number one for the third week running! Drake’s The Language stays strong in the second spot once again, … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (2/22/14)

Order in the Hip-Hop Nation music meeting! On today’s agenda, we’ll discuss Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock’s Money Trees, which is at number one for the third week running! Drake’s The Language stays strong in the second spot once again, … Continued

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Classic Hip-Hop collective Bone Thugs-N-Harmony take over Backspin on Tuesday, Feb. 18

Airing Tuesday 2/18 at 2 pm ET on Backspin, Ch. 46 Replaying Tuesday 2/18 at 2 pm ET, Thursday 2/20 at 9 pm ET, Saturday 2/22 at 4 pm ET, and Sunday 2/23 at 8 pm ET Classic ’90s hip-hop … Continued

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Classic Hip-Hop collective Bone Thugs-N-Harmony take over Backspin on Tuesday, Feb. 18

Airing Tuesday 2/18 at 2 pm ET on Backspin, Ch. 46 Replaying Tuesday 2/18 at 2 pm ET, Thursday 2/20 at 9 pm ET, Saturday 2/22 at 4 pm ET, and Sunday 2/23 at 8 pm ET Classic ’90s hip-hop … Continued

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Sway, Spike Lee, Foxxhole and more in New Orleans for NBA All-Star Weekend

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and the rest of the NBA’s elite head to the Big Easy in the coming days for the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend. Joining King James, Melo and the Durantula? A host of SiriusXM talent, … Continued

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Sway, Spike Lee, Foxxhole and more in New Orleans for NBA All-Star Weekend

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and the rest of the NBA’s elite head to the Big Easy in the coming days for the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend. Joining King James, Melo and the Durantula? A host of SiriusXM talent, … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (2/8/14)

Order in the Hip-Hop Nation music meeting! On today’s agenda, we’ll discuss Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock’s Money Trees, which is at number one for the second week in a row. At number two is Drake’s The Language, followed by … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (2/8/14)

Order in the Hip-Hop Nation music meeting! On today’s agenda, we’ll discuss Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock’s Money Trees, which is at number one for the second week in a row. At number two is Drake’s The Language, followed by … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Listen: Macklemore’s top three things to do in Seattle

If you were visiting Seattle, what would you do first? Maybe visit the Space Needle? Or Pike Place Market? How about the Experience Music Project? Or get a cup of coffee at the first-ever Starbucks? Well, whatever you would do, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Listen: Macklemore’s top three things to do in Seattle

If you were visiting Seattle, what would you do first? Maybe visit the Space Needle? Or Pike Place Market? How about the Experience Music Project? Or get a cup of coffee at the first-ever Starbucks? Well, whatever you would do, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Schoolboy Q talks Black Hippy + what fans can expect from Oxymoron on Hip-Hop Nation

ICYMI: If you’ve never heard a Schoolboy Q interview before, then do yourself a giant favor and click “play” on the Soundcloud below. Giving a no-holds-barred, DGAF interview on Hip-Hop Nation, Schoolboy Q sat down with Torae to discuss the … Continued

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Schoolboy Q talks Black Hippy + what fans can expect from Oxymoron on Hip-Hop Nation

ICYMI: If you’ve never heard a Schoolboy Q interview before, then do yourself a giant favor and click “play” on the Soundcloud below. Giving a no-holds-barred, DGAF interview on Hip-Hop Nation, Schoolboy Q sat down with Torae to discuss the … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, NFL

Cam Newton AKA Ace Boogie freestyles on Sway in the Morning

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton proved during the 2013 NFL season that he’s an elite passer. Ace Boogie proved Thursday at Radio Row that he’s an elite MC. To follow along all of the action Super Bowl week, visit SiriusXM’s … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, NFL

Cam Newton AKA Ace Boogie freestyles on Sway in the Morning

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton proved during the 2013 NFL season that he’s an elite passer. Ace Boogie proved Thursday at Radio Row that he’s an elite MC. To follow along all of the action Super Bowl week, visit SiriusXM’s … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (1/25/14)

This week’s music meeting is hereby called to order! Let’s review the meeting agenda: First on the list is Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock’s Money Trees, which is number one this week’s Hip-Hop Nation Top 10 countdown. At number two is YG, … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (1/25/14)

This week’s music meeting is hereby called to order! Let’s review the meeting agenda: First on the list is Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock’s Money Trees, which is number one this week’s Hip-Hop Nation Top 10 countdown. At number two is YG, … Continued

Country, Dance/Electronic, Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Standards, Music, Pop, Pop Culture, Rock

16 things to look out for at the 2014 Grammys

At this point, you’re probably fully aware that the 2014 Grammys are happening this Sunday (Jan. 26 at 8 pm ET). There’s just soooo much to look forward to this year, what with all the high-profile nominees, the many performers, … Continued

Country, Dance/Electronic, Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Standards, Music, Pop, Pop Culture, Rock

16 things to look out for at the 2014 Grammys

At this point, you’re probably fully aware that the 2014 Grammys are happening this Sunday (Jan. 26 at 8 pm ET). There’s just soooo much to look forward to this year, what with all the high-profile nominees, the many performers, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (1/18/14)

The Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10 has served up another countdown of the game’s hottest tracks voted by you! This week, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock are still at number one with Money Trees, while Schoolboy Q and Kendrick … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (1/18/14)

The Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10 has served up another countdown of the game’s hottest tracks voted by you! This week, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock are still at number one with Money Trees, while Schoolboy Q and Kendrick … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Que talks OG Bobby Johnson and LeBron James on Hip-Hop Nation

Atlanta rapper Que recently stopped by Hip-Hop Nation to chat with Torae about everything from why he named his smash single OG Bobby Johnson to how basketball star LeBron James got to be one of his biggest fans. When asked … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Que talks OG Bobby Johnson and LeBron James on Hip-Hop Nation

Atlanta rapper Que recently stopped by Hip-Hop Nation to chat with Torae about everything from why he named his smash single OG Bobby Johnson to how basketball star LeBron James got to be one of his biggest fans. When asked … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (1/11/14)

The Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10 has served up another countdown of the game’s hottest tracks voted by you! This week, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock nabbed the top slot with Money Trees, pushing Drake and Jay-Z’s Pound Cake down to … Continued

countdowns, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (1/11/14)

The Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10 has served up another countdown of the game’s hottest tracks voted by you! This week, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock nabbed the top slot with Money Trees, pushing Drake and Jay-Z’s Pound Cake down to … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Kid Ink talks the importance of lyrics on Hip-Hop Nation

L.A. rapper Kid Ink, who just unleashed the brand-new album My Own Lane, truly believes in the power of lyrics. Sitting down with Hip-Hop Nation‘s Torae, Kid Ink delved into how his fans perceive his hooks versus his lyrics, working … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Kid Ink talks the importance of lyrics on Hip-Hop Nation

L.A. rapper Kid Ink, who just unleashed the brand-new album My Own Lane, truly believes in the power of lyrics. Sitting down with Hip-Hop Nation‘s Torae, Kid Ink delved into how his fans perceive his hooks versus his lyrics, working … Continued

countdowns, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (1/4/14)

The Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10 has served up another countdown of the game’s hottest tracks voted by you! This week, Drake dominated the charts, landing in at number one with Jay-Z and their heavy-hitter, Pound Cake, and then again at … Continued

countdowns, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (1/4/14)

The Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10 has served up another countdown of the game’s hottest tracks voted by you! This week, Drake dominated the charts, landing in at number one with Jay-Z and their heavy-hitter, Pound Cake, and then again at … Continued

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