HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC

‘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

COUNTDOWNS, HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC

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

HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC

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!

HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC

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

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC

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

HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC, POP

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

COUNTDOWNS, HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC

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

HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC

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

HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC

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.

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC

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