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Shaquille O’Neal names his emcee starting 5

The Big Aristotle, aka The Big Cactus, aka Shaq Daddy, aka Shaq Fu, aka Superman, Shaquille “Diesel” O’Neal, knows hip-hop. And this week on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning, Shaq shared with Sway his five favorite emcees … with … Continued

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Shaquille O’Neal names his emcee starting 5

The Big Aristotle, aka The Big Cactus, aka Shaq Daddy, aka Shaq Fu, aka Superman, Shaquille “Diesel” O’Neal, knows hip-hop. And this week on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning, Shaq shared with Sway his five favorite emcees … with … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (8/9/2014)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Schoolboy Q takes the top spot with Studio, sending Lil Wayne and Drake down to number two with Believe Me. T.I. and Iggy Azalea move down to round out the top three with … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (8/9/2014)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Schoolboy Q takes the top spot with Studio, sending Lil Wayne and Drake down to number two with Believe Me. T.I. and Iggy Azalea move down to round out the top three with … Continued

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PROGRESS THIS WEEK: BOMBS CONTINUE TO DROP

As the week ended we unfortunately saw a resurgence of violence in Israel, Gaza and now in Iraq. While these are truly complex and difficult issues to understand, controversial activist and Media critic M.J. Rosenberg told Make It Plain’s Mark … Continued

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PROGRESS THIS WEEK: BOMBS CONTINUE TO DROP

As the week ended we unfortunately saw a resurgence of violence in Israel, Gaza and now in Iraq. While these are truly complex and difficult issues to understand, controversial activist and Media critic M.J. Rosenberg told Make It Plain’s Mark … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (8/2/2014)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Lil Wayne and Drake continue at number one with Believe Me. T.I. and Iggy Azalea are certainly not mediocre with No Mediocre at number two, while Drake rises from number four to round out … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (8/2/2014)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Lil Wayne and Drake continue at number one with Believe Me. T.I. and Iggy Azalea are certainly not mediocre with No Mediocre at number two, while Drake rises from number four to round out … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (7/25/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Lil Wayne and Drake take number one with Believe Me, shifting Schoolboy Q and BJ The Chicago Kid down to number two. T.I. and Young Thug’s About The Money rises from number four to … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (7/25/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Lil Wayne and Drake take number one with Believe Me, shifting Schoolboy Q and BJ The Chicago Kid down to number two. T.I. and Young Thug’s About The Money rises from number four to … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (7/19/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Schoolboy Q and BJ The Chicago Kid’s Studio takes number one as Lil Wayne and Drake fall to number two with Believe Me. Future, Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino are movin’ on up with Move … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (7/19/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Schoolboy Q and BJ The Chicago Kid’s Studio takes number one as Lil Wayne and Drake fall to number two with Believe Me. Future, Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino are movin’ on up with Move … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Memphis –> St. Louis: Soul Town playlist from DJ Fred Buggs

If you ask Soul Town DJ Fred Buggs about taking a road trip, he’ll light up a room with personal anecdotes from the latter part of the 20th century. In fact, Buggs spent much of those years on the road: … Continued

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Memphis –> St. Louis: Soul Town playlist from DJ Fred Buggs

If you ask Soul Town DJ Fred Buggs about taking a road trip, he’ll light up a room with personal anecdotes from the latter part of the 20th century. In fact, Buggs spent much of those years on the road: … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (7/10/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Lil Wayne and Drake are still at the top with Believe Me. Schoolboy Q/BJ The Chicago Kid’s Studio takes second place after their victory in third last week. Drake climbs from number five to … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (7/10/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Lil Wayne and Drake are still at the top with Believe Me. Schoolboy Q/BJ The Chicago Kid’s Studio takes second place after their victory in third last week. Drake climbs from number five to … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (7/2/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Drake moves up in the lineup from number five to number three with 0-100. Future, Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino are still at number two with Move That Dope and Lil Wayne and Drake … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (7/2/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Drake moves up in the lineup from number five to number three with 0-100. Future, Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino are still at number two with Move That Dope and Lil Wayne and Drake … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (6/28/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Lil Wayne and Drake continue their domination at the top with Believe Me. Future, Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino remain solid and unmoved at number two with Move That Dope, while Drake finds himself … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (6/28/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Lil Wayne and Drake continue their domination at the top with Believe Me. Future, Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino remain solid and unmoved at number two with Move That Dope, while Drake finds himself … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (6/21/14)

On this week’s SiriusXM Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Lil Wayne and Drake remain at the top with Believe Me. Future, Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino make their way up from No. 4 and move Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Mayday, and … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (6/21/14)

On this week’s SiriusXM Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10, Lil Wayne and Drake remain at the top with Believe Me. Future, Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino make their way up from No. 4 and move Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Mayday, and … 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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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

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

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

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

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

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

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

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

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

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

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

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

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

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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

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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

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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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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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Best of 2013: Hip Hop Nation’s top 50 hits countdown

Was 2013 the year of Kanye, Jay-Z, or Drake? Check out Hip Hop Nation‘s Top 50 to find out if some of the usual suspects rose to the top, or if a few underdogs growled their way into the top … Continued

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Best of 2013: Hip Hop Nation’s top 50 hits countdown

Was 2013 the year of Kanye, Jay-Z, or Drake? Check out Hip Hop Nation‘s Top 50 to find out if some of the usual suspects rose to the top, or if a few underdogs growled their way into the top … Continued

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Best of 2013: ‘The Hotness’ from The Heat

If you’ve been tuning in to the hottest R&B on The Heat this year, then you know there definitely wasn’t a shortage of amazing collaborations on the airwaves. Whoever your favorites, they were undoubtedly featured by one of those musical … Continued

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Best of 2013: ‘The Hotness’ from The Heat

If you’ve been tuning in to the hottest R&B on The Heat this year, then you know there definitely wasn’t a shortage of amazing collaborations on the airwaves. Whoever your favorites, they were undoubtedly featured by one of those musical … Continued

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Shaheem Reid, DJ Wonder, Tracy G pick their favorite songs of 2013

Hip-hop historian Shaheem Reid, DJ Wonder and Tracy G took part in a special year-end edition of The A&R Room recently on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning. Reid, Wonder and Tracy G picked their favorite hip-hop songs of 2013. … Continued

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Shaheem Reid, DJ Wonder, Tracy G pick their favorite songs of 2013

Hip-hop historian Shaheem Reid, DJ Wonder and Tracy G took part in a special year-end edition of The A&R Room recently on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning. Reid, Wonder and Tracy G picked their favorite hip-hop songs of 2013. … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (12/21/13)

The Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10 has served up another countdown of the game’s hottest tracks voted by you! This week, Jay-Z and Rick Ross make their way up to number one, claiming the title from Drake, 2 Chainz and Big … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (12/21/13)

The Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10 has served up another countdown of the game’s hottest tracks voted by you! This week, Jay-Z and Rick Ross make their way up to number one, claiming the title from Drake, 2 Chainz and Big … Continued

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SiriusXM’s best of 2013 countdowns

This year has been busy for everyone here at SiriusXM. Full of many memorable moments, big hits, and hot new artists. SiriusXM’s programmers have been hard at work recapping the past year and putting together their best of 2013 lists … Continued

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SiriusXM’s best of 2013 countdowns

This year has been busy for everyone here at SiriusXM. Full of many memorable moments, big hits, and hot new artists. SiriusXM’s programmers have been hard at work recapping the past year and putting together their best of 2013 lists … Continued

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Allen Iverson answers: Who is the Kobe Bryant of rap?

Recently at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Shade 45 Sway in the Morning host Sway Calloway sat down with NBA legend Allen Iverson. After dishing on NBA culture, Iverson’s basketball shoes, tattoos and The Answer’s relationship with his kids, … Continued

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Allen Iverson answers: Who is the Kobe Bryant of rap?

Recently at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Shade 45 Sway in the Morning host Sway Calloway sat down with NBA legend Allen Iverson. After dishing on NBA culture, Iverson’s basketball shoes, tattoos and The Answer’s relationship with his kids, … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (12/14/13)

The Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10 has served up another countdown of the game’s hottest tracks voted by you! This week on the countdown, there’s new kings of Hip-Hop as Drake, 2 Chainz  and Big Sean take over the top spot … Continued

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HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (12/14/13)

The Hip-Hop Nation Music Meeting Top 10 has served up another countdown of the game’s hottest tracks voted by you! This week on the countdown, there’s new kings of Hip-Hop as Drake, 2 Chainz  and Big Sean take over the top spot … Continued

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What’s On: CHVRCHES private performance for SiriusXM listeners

Recap Monday night football with Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller then get your daily metal fix with Jack Osbourne, who takes over dad’s channel, Ozzy’s Boneyard. If that’s not your speed, hang in there to hear CHVRCHES’ private performance at … Continued

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What’s On: CHVRCHES private performance for SiriusXM listeners

Recap Monday night football with Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller then get your daily metal fix with Jack Osbourne, who takes over dad’s channel, Ozzy’s Boneyard. If that’s not your speed, hang in there to hear CHVRCHES’ private performance at … Continued

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R. Kelly performs Your Body’s Callin’ and I’m a Flirt

Rebroadcasts Saturday 12/14 12 pm ET; Sunday 12/15 6 pm ET on Heart & Soul. R. Kelly may have raised an eyebrow or two during his performance with Lady Gaga on SNL, but his performance at SiriusXM Heart & Soul’s … Continued

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R. Kelly performs Your Body’s Callin’ and I’m a Flirt

Rebroadcasts Saturday 12/14 12 pm ET; Sunday 12/15 6 pm ET on Heart & Soul. R. Kelly may have raised an eyebrow or two during his performance with Lady Gaga on SNL, but his performance at SiriusXM Heart & Soul’s … Continued

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R. Kelly: ‘I felt like Peter Parker who just got bit by the spider’

Airing Thursday, December 12 at 6 pm ET on SiriusXM Heart & Soul. Rebroadcast: Sat 12/14 12 pm ET; Sun 12/15 6 pm ET By now R. Kelly must be well accustomed to the reaction he gets from the ladies when he … Continued

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R. Kelly: ‘I felt like Peter Parker who just got bit by the spider’

Airing Thursday, December 12 at 6 pm ET on SiriusXM Heart & Soul. Rebroadcast: Sat 12/14 12 pm ET; Sun 12/15 6 pm ET By now R. Kelly must be well accustomed to the reaction he gets from the ladies when he … Continued

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Sway on interview with Kanye: ‘In the end, there was love’

Two weeks ago, on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning, Sway and Kanye West had it out in a high-intensity interview. Howard Stern praised Sway for how he responded to Kanye, calling the appearance an “excellent interview.” “First of all, … Continued

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Sway on interview with Kanye: ‘In the end, there was love’

Two weeks ago, on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning, Sway and Kanye West had it out in a high-intensity interview. Howard Stern praised Sway for how he responded to Kanye, calling the appearance an “excellent interview.” “First of all, … Continued

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The time DJ Whoo Kid called Kanye West ‘wack’

My pal and sometimes co-host DJ Whoo Kid stopped by After O&A Live with Sam Roberts recently. Whoo Kid has been in hip-hop for 20 years, and every now and then, he has a gem of a story. For instance, … Continued

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The time DJ Whoo Kid called Kanye West ‘wack’

My pal and sometimes co-host DJ Whoo Kid stopped by After O&A Live with Sam Roberts recently. Whoo Kid has been in hip-hop for 20 years, and every now and then, he has a gem of a story. For instance, … Continued

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Best of 2013 Listener Poll

SiriusXM listeners were invited to vote for their favorite new and established artists, songs and albums across our commercial-free music platform. And today we announced the results of the first ever Best of 2013 Listener Poll! You voted, now see … Continued

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Best of 2013 Listener Poll

SiriusXM listeners were invited to vote for their favorite new and established artists, songs and albums across our commercial-free music platform. And today we announced the results of the first ever Best of 2013 Listener Poll! You voted, now see … Continued

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Bun B: “You need that high skill level to stay in the game.”

How does the hip-hop music scene nowadays compare to back in the day? According to Bun B, quite a lot has changed over time. The legendary member of UGK recently stopped by The Ed Lover Show on Backspin to discuss … Continued

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Bun B: “You need that high skill level to stay in the game.”

How does the hip-hop music scene nowadays compare to back in the day? According to Bun B, quite a lot has changed over time. The legendary member of UGK recently stopped by The Ed Lover Show on Backspin to discuss … Continued

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Kanye West: ‘I don’t care about nobody’s opinions’

When it comes down to it, aside from his fame and talent, there’s one thing that can be said about hip-hop mogul Kanye West: He’s always got something to say. Staying true to form, the fearless creator held nothing back … Continued

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Kanye West: ‘I don’t care about nobody’s opinions’

When it comes down to it, aside from his fame and talent, there’s one thing that can be said about hip-hop mogul Kanye West: He’s always got something to say. Staying true to form, the fearless creator held nothing back … Continued

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Bone Thugs-n-Harmony on SiriusXM Backspin

The legendary Bone Thugs‐n‐Harmony stopped by the SiriusXM studio for an exclusive Q&A and performance with Backspin host, Ed Lover and an audience of super-fans. The group performed some of their hits including 1st of Tha Month and Grammy-award winning Crossroads. … Continued

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Bone Thugs-n-Harmony on SiriusXM Backspin

The legendary Bone Thugs‐n‐Harmony stopped by the SiriusXM studio for an exclusive Q&A and performance with Backspin host, Ed Lover and an audience of super-fans. The group performed some of their hits including 1st of Tha Month and Grammy-award winning Crossroads. … Continued

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Berry Gordy talks Motown and Michael Jackson

Airing Saturday 11/23 at 5 pm ET on SiriusXM Stars, Ch. 106 Rebroadcasting 11/23 at 11 pm ET; Sunday 11/24 at 10 am and 1 pm ET Berry Gordy: factory worker, turned songwriter, turned record producer, turned founder of Motown. … Continued

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Berry Gordy talks Motown and Michael Jackson

Airing Saturday 11/23 at 5 pm ET on SiriusXM Stars, Ch. 106 Rebroadcasting 11/23 at 11 pm ET; Sunday 11/24 at 10 am and 1 pm ET Berry Gordy: factory worker, turned songwriter, turned record producer, turned founder of Motown. … Continued

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HIP HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (11/16/2013)

The Music Meeting Top 10 put out another countdown of the hottest and best tracks in hip-hop-voted by you. This week, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock are the kings of Hip-Hop Nation with Money Trees, followed by Jay-Z’s colab with … Continued

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HIP HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (11/16/2013)

The Music Meeting Top 10 put out another countdown of the hottest and best tracks in hip-hop-voted by you. This week, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock are the kings of Hip-Hop Nation with Money Trees, followed by Jay-Z’s colab with … Continued

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What’s On: Hip Hop Pioneer Melle Mel with Ed Lover on Backspin

The Limousines interview on Alt Nation 10 am & 5 pm ET on Alt Nation The Limousines have finally arrived for their long overdue visit to the Alt Nation studios! After putting out their latest album Hush on their own, … Continued

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What’s On: Hip Hop Pioneer Melle Mel with Ed Lover on Backspin

The Limousines interview on Alt Nation 10 am & 5 pm ET on Alt Nation The Limousines have finally arrived for their long overdue visit to the Alt Nation studios! After putting out their latest album Hush on their own, … Continued

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RZA Remembers Ol’ Dirty Bastard on his 45th Born Day

Airing Friday 11/15 from 5 – 9 pm ET.  The Ed Lover Show celebrates the life, legacy and born day of Ol’ Dirty Bastard on what would have been his 45th birthday! Backspin will highlight his classic solo tracks, Wu-Tang joints … Continued

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RZA Remembers Ol’ Dirty Bastard on his 45th Born Day

Airing Friday 11/15 from 5 – 9 pm ET.  The Ed Lover Show celebrates the life, legacy and born day of Ol’ Dirty Bastard on what would have been his 45th birthday! Backspin will highlight his classic solo tracks, Wu-Tang joints … Continued

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HIP HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (11/9/2013)

The Music Meeting Top 10 put out another countdown of the hottest and best tracks in hip-hop-voted by you. This week, Drake, 2 Chainz and Big Sean reign supreme with their hit single All Me, while last week’s chart toppers … Continued

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HIP HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (11/9/2013)

The Music Meeting Top 10 put out another countdown of the hottest and best tracks in hip-hop-voted by you. This week, Drake, 2 Chainz and Big Sean reign supreme with their hit single All Me, while last week’s chart toppers … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Eminem: ‘I’m in this game to press buttons’

The Rap God is back – and possibly better than ever. With the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 yesterday it looks like Eminem is on his way to reclaiming his seat at the top of the charts. It’s … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Eminem: ‘I’m in this game to press buttons’

The Rap God is back – and possibly better than ever. With the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 yesterday it looks like Eminem is on his way to reclaiming his seat at the top of the charts. It’s … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (11/2/2013)

Hip-Hop Nation is serving up yet another fierce countdown, featuring the hottest tracks of the moment… chosen by you! The Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock duo on Money Trees is a hip-hop force of nature, destroying everything in its path … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 (11/2/2013)

Hip-Hop Nation is serving up yet another fierce countdown, featuring the hottest tracks of the moment… chosen by you! The Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock duo on Money Trees is a hip-hop force of nature, destroying everything in its path … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, howard stern, Music

Flavor Flav tells the story behind 911 is a Joke

Recently on the Howard Stern Show, Howard called Public Enemy’s 911 is a Joke the greatest rap ever written. Howard 100 News reporter Lisa G spoke with Flavor Flav about the compliment, and got the story behind the song. “You … Continued

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Flavor Flav tells the story behind 911 is a Joke

Recently on the Howard Stern Show, Howard called Public Enemy’s 911 is a Joke the greatest rap ever written. Howard 100 News reporter Lisa G spoke with Flavor Flav about the compliment, and got the story behind the song. “You … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Nelly performs Hot in Herre LIVE at SiriusXM

SiriusXM The Heat is known for spinning today’s hottest R&B hits – airing 24/7 and commercial free, of course. This week, though, hip-hop superstar Nelly turned back the clock with a live performance of his 2002 chart-topper, Hot in Herre. … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Nelly performs Hot in Herre LIVE at SiriusXM

SiriusXM The Heat is known for spinning today’s hottest R&B hits – airing 24/7 and commercial free, of course. This week, though, hip-hop superstar Nelly turned back the clock with a live performance of his 2002 chart-topper, Hot in Herre. … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Watch Childish Gambino’s ridiculous freestyle on Sway in the Morning

Childish Gambino’s (aka Donald Glover) appearance on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning went viral last week after he dropped a freestyle riddled with candor. One of the more compelling moments came in the middle of Glover’s rap, when Glover transitioned from … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Watch Childish Gambino’s ridiculous freestyle on Sway in the Morning

Childish Gambino’s (aka Donald Glover) appearance on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning went viral last week after he dropped a freestyle riddled with candor. One of the more compelling moments came in the middle of Glover’s rap, when Glover transitioned from … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top Ten (10/19/13)

SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation brings you the freshest Hip-Hop songs in the country… according to you! This week on the Music Meeting Top Ten, Jay-Z and Rick Ross reign supreme, with a Drake/2 Chainz/Big Sean collaboration right behind them. And while … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top Ten (10/19/13)

SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation brings you the freshest Hip-Hop songs in the country… according to you! This week on the Music Meeting Top Ten, Jay-Z and Rick Ross reign supreme, with a Drake/2 Chainz/Big Sean collaboration right behind them. And while … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Vote: 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame 2014 nominees were released today and the list includes some of the most iconic (but diverse) music makers, including ’90s grunge rockers Nirvana,  gangster rap pioneers N.W.A., Chic, Linda Ronstadt, LL Cool J, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Vote: 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame 2014 nominees were released today and the list includes some of the most iconic (but diverse) music makers, including ’90s grunge rockers Nirvana,  gangster rap pioneers N.W.A., Chic, Linda Ronstadt, LL Cool J, … Continued

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What’s on: No Huddle, Cage the Elephant and No Age

Start your day with a future NFL Hall of Famer. In the afternoon, listen to the Mad Dog for a dose of baseball nostalgia. Hear the hysterical Amy Schumer, the talented John Legend, and an unplugged session with No Age. … Continued

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What’s on: No Huddle, Cage the Elephant and No Age

Start your day with a future NFL Hall of Famer. In the afternoon, listen to the Mad Dog for a dose of baseball nostalgia. Hear the hysterical Amy Schumer, the talented John Legend, and an unplugged session with No Age. … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (9/28/13)

Hip Hop Nation is back with this week’s Music Meeting countdown. Lots of return players including Jay-Z, Drake and the yummy Kendrick Lamar. Plus, an exciting new entry from Future. Check it out! JAY-Z/RICK ROSS | fuckwitmeyouknowigotit T.I./B.O.B./KENDRICK LAMAR_MEMORIES BACK THEN 2 … Continued

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HIP HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 10 Countdown (9/28/13)

Hip Hop Nation is back with this week’s Music Meeting countdown. Lots of return players including Jay-Z, Drake and the yummy Kendrick Lamar. Plus, an exciting new entry from Future. Check it out! JAY-Z/RICK ROSS | fuckwitmeyouknowigotit T.I./B.O.B./KENDRICK LAMAR_MEMORIES BACK THEN 2 … Continued

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What’s on: Shutdown on The Agenda, Jeselnik and the MLB playoffs

What is a government shutdown? Is John Madden really on SiriusXM? What is it like to be really offended? Answers to all those questions and more Wednesday on your airwaves. The Agenda 6 am ET on SiriusXM Progress Let Ari … Continued

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What’s on: Shutdown on The Agenda, Jeselnik and the MLB playoffs

What is a government shutdown? Is John Madden really on SiriusXM? What is it like to be really offended? Answers to all those questions and more Wednesday on your airwaves. The Agenda 6 am ET on SiriusXM Progress Let Ari … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 20 Countdown (9/21/13)

Two of Jay-Z’s tracks from the album Magna Carta Holy Grail make the countdown this week on Hip Hop Nation. The smash hits Holy Grail featuring Justin Timberlake and fuckwitmeyouknowigotit with Rick Ross have been sweeping radios across the country since their … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top 20 Countdown (9/21/13)

Two of Jay-Z’s tracks from the album Magna Carta Holy Grail make the countdown this week on Hip Hop Nation. The smash hits Holy Grail featuring Justin Timberlake and fuckwitmeyouknowigotit with Rick Ross have been sweeping radios across the country since their … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop Culture

Tweet of the week: Mikey Piff bonds with Kanye

Kanye West doesn’t open up to just anybody, but SiriusXM Hits 1 host Mikey Piff got into the circle of trust and here’s the pic to prove it. The time @KanyeWest opened up to me like we were besties. #TBT … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop Culture

Tweet of the week: Mikey Piff bonds with Kanye

Kanye West doesn’t open up to just anybody, but SiriusXM Hits 1 host Mikey Piff got into the circle of trust and here’s the pic to prove it. The time @KanyeWest opened up to me like we were besties. #TBT … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top Ten (9/7/13)

SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation brings you the freshest Hip-Hop songs in the country… according to you! In this week for the Music Meeting Top Ten Its all about Jay-Z as he not only holds the top spot with “f*ckwitmeyouknowigotit” featuring Rick … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top Ten (9/7/13)

SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation brings you the freshest Hip-Hop songs in the country… according to you! In this week for the Music Meeting Top Ten Its all about Jay-Z as he not only holds the top spot with “f*ckwitmeyouknowigotit” featuring Rick … Continued

Country, Dance/Electronic, Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, movies, Music, Rock

4 Channels 1 Question: If you could have anyone guest DJ with you…

If you could have anyone guest DJ with you, living or dead, who would it be and why?  The Heat = Diplo “I’d love to guest DJ a live festival set with Diplo. Diplo’s sets are high-energy, organized chaos, from … Continued

Country, Dance/Electronic, Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, movies, Music, Rock

4 Channels 1 Question: If you could have anyone guest DJ with you…

If you could have anyone guest DJ with you, living or dead, who would it be and why?  The Heat = Diplo “I’d love to guest DJ a live festival set with Diplo. Diplo’s sets are high-energy, organized chaos, from … Continued

Country, Dance/Electronic, Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, movies, Music, Rock

4 Channels 1 Question: If your channel was a movie soundtrack…

If your channel was a movie soundtrack, which movie would it be?  Hair Nation = Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (Yes, the sequel) “Bill and Ted play Battleship with the Grim Reaper himself! All while blasting tunes from King’s X, … Continued

Country, Dance/Electronic, Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, movies, Music, Rock

4 Channels 1 Question: If your channel was a movie soundtrack…

If your channel was a movie soundtrack, which movie would it be?  Hair Nation = Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (Yes, the sequel) “Bill and Ted play Battleship with the Grim Reaper himself! All while blasting tunes from King’s X, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, howard stern, Music

John Legend remembers his first love song

John Legend stopped by The Howard Stern Studios Tuesday and spoke with Howard Stern about his start in music. Legend said that he began playing the piano when he was four years old, and confirmed Howard’s assessment that the musician was … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, howard stern, Music

John Legend remembers his first love song

John Legend stopped by The Howard Stern Studios Tuesday and spoke with Howard Stern about his start in music. Legend said that he began playing the piano when he was four years old, and confirmed Howard’s assessment that the musician was … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top Ten (8/10/13)

SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation brings you the freshest Hip-Hop songs in the country… according to you! This week T.I., B.O.B. and Kendrick Lamar hold the top spot, but Jay-Z is right on their heels. Looks like Kendrick knows how to make … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

HIP-HOP NATION: Music Meeting Top Ten (8/10/13)

SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation brings you the freshest Hip-Hop songs in the country… according to you! This week T.I., B.O.B. and Kendrick Lamar hold the top spot, but Jay-Z is right on their heels. Looks like Kendrick knows how to make … Continued

Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, TV

Robin Thicke was a ladies’ man on the Growing Pains set

Long before Robin Thicke was dancing with half-naked women in the Blurred Lines video, he was playing the Casanova on the set of his dad’s show, Growing Pains. “I was pimpin’ it out,” he told The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM … Continued

Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, TV

Robin Thicke was a ladies’ man on the Growing Pains set

Long before Robin Thicke was dancing with half-naked women in the Blurred Lines video, he was playing the Casanova on the set of his dad’s show, Growing Pains. “I was pimpin’ it out,” he told The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, MLB, Music, Sports

Adam Jones takes over Backspin during MLB All-Star Weekend

Tune in on Saturday, July 13th at 4 pm ET as MLB All-Star center fielder Adam Jones takes over Backspin during All-Star weekend. Jones will be playing his favorite classic hip-hop tracks while sharing memories brought back to him by … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, MLB, Music, Sports

Adam Jones takes over Backspin during MLB All-Star Weekend

Tune in on Saturday, July 13th at 4 pm ET as MLB All-Star center fielder Adam Jones takes over Backspin during All-Star weekend. Jones will be playing his favorite classic hip-hop tracks while sharing memories brought back to him by … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

J. Cole performs ‘Crooked Smile’ at SiriusXM

Jermaine Cole, better known as J. Cole, stopped by SiriusXM and joined Hip-Hop Nation for an exclusive album release party. “Born Sinner” is J. Cole’s second studio album, and has a darker feel to it than his previous record. J. … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

J. Cole performs ‘Crooked Smile’ at SiriusXM

Jermaine Cole, better known as J. Cole, stopped by SiriusXM and joined Hip-Hop Nation for an exclusive album release party. “Born Sinner” is J. Cole’s second studio album, and has a darker feel to it than his previous record. J. … Continued

Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Pop Culture, TV

LISTEN: Jonathan Cheban Dispels Rumors About Kanye West

Jonathan Cheban, Kim Kardashian’s confidant, spoke to Bonnie Fuller on SiriusXM Stars about the rumors spreading that Kanye West cheated on Kardashian, his pregnant girlfriend. Listen to the clip to hear Cheban explain how he knows Kanye never cheated with … Continued

Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Pop Culture, TV

LISTEN: Jonathan Cheban Dispels Rumors About Kanye West

Jonathan Cheban, Kim Kardashian’s confidant, spoke to Bonnie Fuller on SiriusXM Stars about the rumors spreading that Kanye West cheated on Kardashian, his pregnant girlfriend. Listen to the clip to hear Cheban explain how he knows Kanye never cheated with … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: RaVaughn Rips Into Soul with “Better Be Good” Live at SiriusXM

Soul songstress RaVaughn gave us very explicit directions when she sang this passionate, live rendition of her hit “Better Be Good” at the SiriusXM studios. As her voice sails boldly through her wide range, we decide we are going to … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: RaVaughn Rips Into Soul with “Better Be Good” Live at SiriusXM

Soul songstress RaVaughn gave us very explicit directions when she sang this passionate, live rendition of her hit “Better Be Good” at the SiriusXM studios. As her voice sails boldly through her wide range, we decide we are going to … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: RaVaughn Will Be Your “Best Friend”

Ne-Yo’s frank and sophisticated discovery, the beautiful RaVaughn, showcased her natural style and talent at The Heat’s SiriusXM Studios. This intimate live performance makes us wish we could be her “Best Friend” too.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: RaVaughn Will Be Your “Best Friend”

Ne-Yo’s frank and sophisticated discovery, the beautiful RaVaughn, showcased her natural style and talent at The Heat’s SiriusXM Studios. This intimate live performance makes us wish we could be her “Best Friend” too.

Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop Culture

Sway in the Morning

Weekdays 8 am ET Best of Sway in the Morning, Sundays 8pm ET Sway welcomes special guests, including hip-hop artists, celebrities and newsmakers, for in-studio interviews, presents song premieres, reports on music news and more, hosting the show live from the … Continued

Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop Culture

Sway in the Morning

Weekdays 8 am ET Best of Sway in the Morning, Sundays 8pm ET Sway welcomes special guests, including hip-hop artists, celebrities and newsmakers, for in-studio interviews, presents song premieres, reports on music news and more, hosting the show live from the … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Boyz II Men Have Staying Power with “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”

Boyz II Men showed us that they’re not saying goodbye to anything with this soulful acoustic version of their hit “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” performed recently at the SiriusXM studios in New York. Sitting simply on … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Boyz II Men Have Staying Power with “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”

Boyz II Men showed us that they’re not saying goodbye to anything with this soulful acoustic version of their hit “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” performed recently at the SiriusXM studios in New York. Sitting simply on … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

WATCH: Q Parker Reminisces with Intimate Performances of “Only You” & “Anywhere”

The dynamic Q Parker brings home the emotion and memories with his solo performance at SiriusXM’s The Heat. Where were you when you first heard these great songs? SiriusXM wants to know!

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

WATCH: Q Parker Reminisces with Intimate Performances of “Only You” & “Anywhere”

The dynamic Q Parker brings home the emotion and memories with his solo performance at SiriusXM’s The Heat. Where were you when you first heard these great songs? SiriusXM wants to know!

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Conor Maynard Tames Nicki Minaj with Acoustic “Starships” Cover

British pop crooner Conor Maynard added his earthy, dulcet tones to the wacky world of Nicki Minaj with this cover of Minaj’s “Starships.” It was an intimate, acoustic moment at the SiriusXM studios and Hits 1 was there to record … Continued

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WATCH: Conor Maynard Tames Nicki Minaj with Acoustic “Starships” Cover

British pop crooner Conor Maynard added his earthy, dulcet tones to the wacky world of Nicki Minaj with this cover of Minaj’s “Starships.” It was an intimate, acoustic moment at the SiriusXM studios and Hits 1 was there to record … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Hip Hop Nation’s Top 50 of 2012

It was the year of Kanye West, Juicy J, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Future and more. And Hip Hop Nation, Ch. 44, had it all. Drake, Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne were on there more than once, but that doesn’t make … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Hip Hop Nation’s Top 50 of 2012

It was the year of Kanye West, Juicy J, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Future and more. And Hip Hop Nation, Ch. 44, had it all. Drake, Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne were on there more than once, but that doesn’t make … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Nelly Furtado “Feels So Close” to You in Acoustic Calvin Harris Cover

Nelly Furtado brought her sultry tones into the SiriusXM studios to perform an acoustic rendition of Calvin Harris’s “Feels So Close” on SiriusXM Hits 1. Hear Nelly’s intimate live delivery – it’s like she’s singing right in your ear!

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Nelly Furtado “Feels So Close” to You in Acoustic Calvin Harris Cover

Nelly Furtado brought her sultry tones into the SiriusXM studios to perform an acoustic rendition of Calvin Harris’s “Feels So Close” on SiriusXM Hits 1. Hear Nelly’s intimate live delivery – it’s like she’s singing right in your ear!

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Train Gives Acoustic Re-Take of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

You wouldn’t normally put ‘90s rockers Train together with Pop/R&B goddess Rihanna, but this cover of her hit “Umbrella” proves that a good voice and a good song equals a good jam, no matter who the artist is. Check it out.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Train Gives Acoustic Re-Take of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

You wouldn’t normally put ‘90s rockers Train together with Pop/R&B goddess Rihanna, but this cover of her hit “Umbrella” proves that a good voice and a good song equals a good jam, no matter who the artist is. Check it out.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Standards, Music, Pop, Rock

John Legend Does Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes’ “Wake Up”

John Legend got up close and personal for SiriusXM “Heart & Soul” when he performed this emotional cover of the Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes classic, “Wake Up.” Check out this big message delivered by a big talent of … Continued

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John Legend Does Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes’ “Wake Up”

John Legend got up close and personal for SiriusXM “Heart & Soul” when he performed this emotional cover of the Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes classic, “Wake Up.” Check out this big message delivered by a big talent of … Continued

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