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

Amber Rose on ex Wiz Khalifa: ‘If God wants us together, we will be together’

Amber Rose‘s split from Wiz Khalifa is more than your average amicable Hollywood divorce. (Even consciously uncoupled Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin didn’t blow “30 Gs” on strippers together as the soon-to-be talk show host and rapper just did.) “It’s so … Continued

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Amber Rose on ex Wiz Khalifa: ‘If God wants us together, we will be together’

Amber Rose‘s split from Wiz Khalifa is more than your average amicable Hollywood divorce. (Even consciously uncoupled Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin didn’t blow “30 Gs” on strippers together as the soon-to-be talk show host and rapper just did.) “It’s so … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, The Game, and Chance The Rapper (6/20/16)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo, The Game’s Streets of Compton, and Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book. Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, The Game, and Chance The Rapper (6/20/16)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo, The Game’s Streets of Compton, and Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book. Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Fat Joe tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (6/20/2016)

The Shade 45 10.5 Countdown has moved to a new time. You can now catch the week’s hottest songs Mondays at 7 pm ET! This week Fat Joe/Remy Ma/Jay Z’s All The Way Up Remix takes the number one spot followed by … Continued

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Fat Joe tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (6/20/2016)

The Shade 45 10.5 Countdown has moved to a new time. You can now catch the week’s hottest songs Mondays at 7 pm ET! This week Fat Joe/Remy Ma/Jay Z’s All The Way Up Remix takes the number one spot followed by … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Fat Joe tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (6/18/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Fat Joe’s All The Way Up Remix takes the top spot followed by Desiigner’s Panda at number two. Yo Gotti and E-40’s Law comes in at number three with A$AP … Continued

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Fat Joe tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (6/18/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Fat Joe’s All The Way Up Remix takes the top spot followed by Desiigner’s Panda at number two. Yo Gotti and E-40’s Law comes in at number three with A$AP … Continued

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Sway’s got Blake Lively’s back after Instagram controversy: ‘If I say you have an Oakland booty, then you have an Oakland booty!’

Blake Lively quoted Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back in an Instagram post demonstrating her derriere in a tight, glittery gold gown, captioning the pic from the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, “L.A. face with an Oakland booty.” But haters smelled blood in the water, … Continued

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Sway’s got Blake Lively’s back after Instagram controversy: ‘If I say you have an Oakland booty, then you have an Oakland booty!’

Blake Lively quoted Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back in an Instagram post demonstrating her derriere in a tight, glittery gold gown, captioning the pic from the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, “L.A. face with an Oakland booty.” But haters smelled blood in the water, … Continued

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Bobby Brown opens up about Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and the trauma of almost being molested

Bobby Brown isn’t holding back. The R&B singer chronicles the ups and downs of his life in his new memoir, Every Little Step, and he was just as candid Wednesday on The Jenny McCarthy Show, discussing his tumultuous marriage with Whitney … Continued

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Bobby Brown opens up about Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and the trauma of almost being molested

Bobby Brown isn’t holding back. The R&B singer chronicles the ups and downs of his life in his new memoir, Every Little Step, and he was just as candid Wednesday on The Jenny McCarthy Show, discussing his tumultuous marriage with Whitney … Continued

Alternative, Dance/Electronic, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

12 artists to hear at EDC Las Vegas based on your music preferences

From June 17 to 19, more than 300,000 fans and 200+ artists will head to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 2016 edition of Electric Daisy Carnival, airing on Electric Area (Ch. 52). As the biggest electronic music festival in the … Continued

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12 artists to hear at EDC Las Vegas based on your music preferences

From June 17 to 19, more than 300,000 fans and 200+ artists will head to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 2016 edition of Electric Daisy Carnival, airing on Electric Area (Ch. 52). As the biggest electronic music festival in the … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Drake, Usher, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, A$AP Ferg + more (6/13/16)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Drake’s Views, Usher’s Flawed, Maybach Music Group’s Self Made Vol. 4, A$AP Ferg’s Always Strive and Prosper and more! Take them for a spin, and let … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Drake, Usher, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, A$AP Ferg + more (6/13/16)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Drake’s Views, Usher’s Flawed, Maybach Music Group’s Self Made Vol. 4, A$AP Ferg’s Always Strive and Prosper and more! Take them for a spin, and let … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Fat Joe tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (6/11/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Fat Joe’s All The Way Up Remix takes the top spot followed by Yo Gotti and E-40’s Law at number two. Desiigner’s Panda comes in at number three with A$AP … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Fat Joe tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (6/11/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Fat Joe’s All The Way Up Remix takes the top spot followed by Yo Gotti and E-40’s Law at number two. Desiigner’s Panda comes in at number three with A$AP … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Fat Joe tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (6/13/2016)

The Shade 45 10.5 Countdown has moved to a new time. You can now catch the week’s hottest songs Mondays at 7 pm ET! This week Fat Joe/Remy Ma/Jay Z’s All The Way Up Remix takes the number one spot followed by … Continued

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Fat Joe tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (6/13/2016)

The Shade 45 10.5 Countdown has moved to a new time. You can now catch the week’s hottest songs Mondays at 7 pm ET! This week Fat Joe/Remy Ma/Jay Z’s All The Way Up Remix takes the number one spot followed by … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Happy Birthday, Ice Cube! Relive our favorite moments with him at the SiriusXM studios!

O’Shea Jackson, better known as rapper and actor Ice Cube, turns 47 today (6/15). One of the best lyricists of all time known for his aggressive and brutally honest style of rapping, Ice Cube rose to fame as a member … Continued

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Happy Birthday, Ice Cube! Relive our favorite moments with him at the SiriusXM studios!

O’Shea Jackson, better known as rapper and actor Ice Cube, turns 47 today (6/15). One of the best lyricists of all time known for his aggressive and brutally honest style of rapping, Ice Cube rose to fame as a member … Continued

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Our must-see acts from Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Once again, SiriusXM is stationed down in Manchester, Tennessee for Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The four-day music extravaganza is teeming with talent across several different genres, and sorting through the sheer number of names on the lineup can be slightly overwhelming. … Continued

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Our must-see acts from Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Once again, SiriusXM is stationed down in Manchester, Tennessee for Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The four-day music extravaganza is teeming with talent across several different genres, and sorting through the sheer number of names on the lineup can be slightly overwhelming. … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled, Drake, Kanye West, Rihanna, Migos + more (6/6/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from DJ Khaled’s Major Key, Kanye West’s Cruel Winter, Pusha T’s King Push, Migos’ No Label III and more! Take them for a spin, and let … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled, Drake, Kanye West, Rihanna, Migos + more (6/6/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from DJ Khaled’s Major Key, Kanye West’s Cruel Winter, Pusha T’s King Push, Migos’ No Label III and more! Take them for a spin, and let … Continued

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Fat Joe tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (6/4/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Fat Joe’s All The Way Up Remix takes the top spot followed by A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level at number two. O.T. Genasis’ Cut It Remix comes in … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Fat Joe tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (6/4/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Fat Joe’s All The Way Up Remix takes the top spot followed by A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level at number two. O.T. Genasis’ Cut It Remix comes in … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Fat Joe tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (6/6/2016)

The Shade 45 10.5 Countdown has moved to a new time. You can now catch the week’s hottest songs Mondays at 7 pm ET! This week Fat Joe/Remy Ma/Jay Z’s All The Way Up Remix takes the number one spot followed by … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Fat Joe tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (6/6/2016)

The Shade 45 10.5 Countdown has moved to a new time. You can now catch the week’s hottest songs Mondays at 7 pm ET! This week Fat Joe/Remy Ma/Jay Z’s All The Way Up Remix takes the number one spot followed by … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Rock

Music-versary: Prince was born on June 7, 1958

We can’t believe he’s gone because we adored so much about him. The way he couldn’t care less about what anyone thought. The way he broke and remade the rules. The way he pushed the envelope until he got bored … Continued

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Music-versary: Prince was born on June 7, 1958

We can’t believe he’s gone because we adored so much about him. The way he couldn’t care less about what anyone thought. The way he broke and remade the rules. The way he pushed the envelope until he got bored … Continued

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

Black Music Month: Meet 11 unsung heroes of the music industry

Since 1979, June has been designated as Black Music Month. Black musicians, composers, singers and songwriters have contributed immensely to American music despite many of them never receiving the mainstream shine and acclaim their talents and influence warranted. Many of … Continued

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Black Music Month: Meet 11 unsung heroes of the music industry

Since 1979, June has been designated as Black Music Month. Black musicians, composers, singers and songwriters have contributed immensely to American music despite many of them never receiving the mainstream shine and acclaim their talents and influence warranted. Many of … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Chance The Rapper, Future, Wale, Mistah F.A.B. + more (5/30/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book, Future’s Purple Reign, Wale’s S.H.I.N.E., Mistah F.A.B.’s Son Of A Pimp Part 2 and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Chance The Rapper, Future, Wale, Mistah F.A.B. + more (5/30/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book, Future’s Purple Reign, Wale’s S.H.I.N.E., Mistah F.A.B.’s Son Of A Pimp Part 2 and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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Common on the T.I. concert shooting: Violence isn’t ‘a problem created by hip-hop culture’

Hip-hop artists aren’t “thugs.” That’s the message Common hopes to impart in the wake of a fatal shooting backstage before T.I.’s concert at New York City’s Irving Plaza last week. Authorities have charged rapper Troy Ave with attempted murder and criminal possession of a … Continued

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Common on the T.I. concert shooting: Violence isn’t ‘a problem created by hip-hop culture’

Hip-hop artists aren’t “thugs.” That’s the message Common hopes to impart in the wake of a fatal shooting backstage before T.I.’s concert at New York City’s Irving Plaza last week. Authorities have charged rapper Troy Ave with attempted murder and criminal possession of a … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Royce da 5’9″ top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (5/30/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Royce da 5’9″‘s Tabernacle takes the number one spot followed by 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix while Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s All The Way Up closes out the top three. Take … Continued

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Royce da 5’9″ top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (5/30/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Royce da 5’9″‘s Tabernacle takes the number one spot followed by 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix while Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s All The Way Up closes out the top three. Take … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Future tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (5/28/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and The Weeknd’s Low Life takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s Love Yourz at number two. Fat Joe’s All The Way Up comes in at … Continued

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Future tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (5/28/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and The Weeknd’s Low Life takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s Love Yourz at number two. Fat Joe’s All The Way Up comes in at … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Drake, Chance The Rapper, Wale, T.I., Kevin Gates + more (5/23/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Drake’s Views, Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book, Wale’s S.H.I.N.E., T.I.’s The Dime Trap, Kevin Gates’ Isiah and more! Take them for a spin, and let … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Drake, Chance The Rapper, Wale, T.I., Kevin Gates + more (5/23/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Drake’s Views, Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book, Wale’s S.H.I.N.E., T.I.’s The Dime Trap, Kevin Gates’ Isiah and more! Take them for a spin, and let … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (5/21/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s Love Yourz at number two. Future and The Weeknd’s Low Life comes in at … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (5/21/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s Love Yourz at number two. Future and The Weeknd’s Low Life comes in at … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Royce da 5’9″ top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (5/23/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Royce da 5’9″‘s Tabernacle takes the number one spot followed by 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix while Desiigner’s Panda closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Royce da 5’9″ top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (5/23/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Royce da 5’9″‘s Tabernacle takes the number one spot followed by 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix while Desiigner’s Panda closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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

Sips & Sounds: Cocktails paired with your favorite summer tunes

There’s no denying it — summer is in full swing, and Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day are the season’s main events. Many classic songs pay homage to these long-awaited few months – some are nostalgic, some eager, while … Continued

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Sips & Sounds: Cocktails paired with your favorite summer tunes

There’s no denying it — summer is in full swing, and Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day are the season’s main events. Many classic songs pay homage to these long-awaited few months – some are nostalgic, some eager, while … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Patti LaBelle was born on May 24, 1944

For more than five decades, Patti LaBelle has been wowing audiences with her extraordinary voice (her signature range is guaranteed to produce goose bumps), and most recently pleasing our palates with her delicious Patti’s Good Life pies and other confections. … Continued

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Music-versary: Patti LaBelle was born on May 24, 1944

For more than five decades, Patti LaBelle has been wowing audiences with her extraordinary voice (her signature range is guaranteed to produce goose bumps), and most recently pleasing our palates with her delicious Patti’s Good Life pies and other confections. … Continued

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

Kelly Rowland on staying close with Destiny’s Child: Our friendship is ‘super precious’

Since pursuing solo careers, the ladies of Destiny’s Child have gone on to greatness: Kelly Rowland is an R&B star paying it forward by assembling her own girl group, Michelle Williams is a successful gospel singer and Beyonce Knowles is … well, … Continued

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Kelly Rowland on staying close with Destiny’s Child: Our friendship is ‘super precious’

Since pursuing solo careers, the ladies of Destiny’s Child have gone on to greatness: Kelly Rowland is an R&B star paying it forward by assembling her own girl group, Michelle Williams is a successful gospel singer and Beyonce Knowles is … well, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP on May 23, 2000

Release date: May 23, 2000 Backstory: Shocking, harrowing, offensive, complex, emotional, captivating.  Those are just a few words to describe The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem’s third studio album released in the spring of 2000 and titled after his birth name. … Continued

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Music-versary: Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP on May 23, 2000

Release date: May 23, 2000 Backstory: Shocking, harrowing, offensive, complex, emotional, captivating.  Those are just a few words to describe The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem’s third studio album released in the spring of 2000 and titled after his birth name. … Continued

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Music-versary: Notorious B.I.G. was born on May 21, 1972

Ask anyone to name the five greatest rappers of all time and the Notorious B.I.G. is always near the top of the list. That’s because he was larger that life, not only in stature and name, but also in overall … Continued

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Music-versary: Notorious B.I.G. was born on May 21, 1972

Ask anyone to name the five greatest rappers of all time and the Notorious B.I.G. is always near the top of the list. That’s because he was larger that life, not only in stature and name, but also in overall … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Chance The Rapper, ScHoolboy Q, Young Thug, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa + more (5/16/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels Hip-Hop Nation, Shade 45 and The Heat. Check out material from Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book, Young Thug’s Slime Season 3, 50 Cent’s Kanan: Reloaded, T.I.’s The Dime Trap and more! Take them for a … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Chance The Rapper, ScHoolboy Q, Young Thug, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa + more (5/16/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels Hip-Hop Nation, Shade 45 and The Heat. Check out material from Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book, Young Thug’s Slime Season 3, 50 Cent’s Kanan: Reloaded, T.I.’s The Dime Trap and more! Take them for a … Continued

Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

What the Hamilton cast hopes audiences take away from the hit musical

Alexander Hamilton became the coolest founding father thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s hip-hop musical. Hamilton is the hottest ticket on Broadway, but for fans still obsessively entering the lottery every day, SiriusXM brings you a Town Hall event hosted by Anderson … Continued

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What the Hamilton cast hopes audiences take away from the hit musical

Alexander Hamilton became the coolest founding father thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s hip-hop musical. Hamilton is the hottest ticket on Broadway, but for fans still obsessively entering the lottery every day, SiriusXM brings you a Town Hall event hosted by Anderson … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (5/14/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s Love Yourz takes the top spot followed by A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level at number two. Drake’s Summer Sixteen comes in at number three with … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (5/14/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s Love Yourz takes the top spot followed by A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level at number two. Drake’s Summer Sixteen comes in at number three with … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Royce da 5’9″ top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (5/16/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Royce da 5’9″‘s Tabernacle takes the number one spot followed by 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix while Desiigner’s Panda closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Royce da 5’9″ top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (5/16/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Royce da 5’9″‘s Tabernacle takes the number one spot followed by 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix while Desiigner’s Panda closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Lionel Richie & Dave Grohl talk Motown, Glastonbury, retirement + more during Vegas Town Hall

Lionel Richie, one of the world’s all-time best-selling artists, invited an intimate group of SiriusXM subscribers and celebrity guests (including Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn, Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz, and Joel and Benji Madden) to sit around his piano while he … Continued

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Lionel Richie & Dave Grohl talk Motown, Glastonbury, retirement + more during Vegas Town Hall

Lionel Richie, one of the world’s all-time best-selling artists, invited an intimate group of SiriusXM subscribers and celebrity guests (including Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn, Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz, and Joel and Benji Madden) to sit around his piano while he … Continued

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Music-Versary: Stevie Wonder was born on May 13, 1950

Stevie Wonder has been blessing the world with his divine voice, joyful up-tempo jams and exquisite ballads since he was a preteen. There are very few artists who have had such a long, illustrious and successful career. Wonder is a … Continued

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Music-Versary: Stevie Wonder was born on May 13, 1950

Stevie Wonder has been blessing the world with his divine voice, joyful up-tempo jams and exquisite ballads since he was a preteen. There are very few artists who have had such a long, illustrious and successful career. Wonder is a … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Drake, Alicia Keys, YFC Lucci, Migos + more (5/9/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels Hip-Hop Nation, Shade 45 and Heart & Soul. Check out material from Drake’s Views, YFN Lucci’s Wish Me Well 2 and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which ones you’re … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Drake, Alicia Keys, YFC Lucci, Migos + more (5/9/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels Hip-Hop Nation, Shade 45 and Heart & Soul. Check out material from Drake’s Views, YFN Lucci’s Wish Me Well 2 and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which ones you’re … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (5/7/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s Love Yourz takes the top spot followed by Future and The Weeknd’s Low Life at number two. Drake’s Summer Sixteen comes in at number three with A$AP … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (5/7/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s Love Yourz takes the top spot followed by Future and The Weeknd’s Low Life at number two. Drake’s Summer Sixteen comes in at number three with A$AP … Continued

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Michael Brown’s mom Lezley McSpadden ‘cried’ when Beyonce asked her to be in Lemonade: ‘I appreciate her for being bold’

Though Lemonade has made tabloid headlines for its theme of infidelity, Beyonce’s visual album is largely a reflection on the struggles and strength of black women in America. Alongside celeb cameos by tennis star Serena Williams and actress/singer Zendaya are … Continued

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Michael Brown’s mom Lezley McSpadden ‘cried’ when Beyonce asked her to be in Lemonade: ‘I appreciate her for being bold’

Though Lemonade has made tabloid headlines for its theme of infidelity, Beyonce’s visual album is largely a reflection on the struggles and strength of black women in America. Alongside celeb cameos by tennis star Serena Williams and actress/singer Zendaya are … Continued

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SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap: Legendary rappers + hip-hop artists to embark on nationwide tour

Last year, hip-hop veteran Ice-T put together the inaugural Art of Rap Festival — billed as “the post prolific and essential hip-hop festival ever” — to massive crowds in Orange County, California and the Bay Area. Taking its name from … Continued

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SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap: Legendary rappers + hip-hop artists to embark on nationwide tour

Last year, hip-hop veteran Ice-T put together the inaugural Art of Rap Festival — billed as “the post prolific and essential hip-hop festival ever” — to massive crowds in Orange County, California and the Bay Area. Taking its name from … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Anderson Cooper to host Town Hall with ‘HAMILTON’ cast and creative team

Since opening on Broadway last summer, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s buzzed-about musical HAMILTON has scored a record 16 Tony Award® nominations, including Best Musical, and has earned Miranda the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Celebrities, politicians, and let’s face it, pretty much anyone who … Continued

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Anderson Cooper to host Town Hall with ‘HAMILTON’ cast and creative team

Since opening on Broadway last summer, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s buzzed-about musical HAMILTON has scored a record 16 Tony Award® nominations, including Best Musical, and has earned Miranda the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Celebrities, politicians, and let’s face it, pretty much anyone who … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Drake, Nas, Fetty Wap, A$AP Ferg, 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne + more (5/2/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Drake’s Views From The Six, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne’s Collegrove, A$AP Ferg’s Always Strive And Prosper, J DIlla’s The Diary, and more! Take them … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Drake, Nas, Fetty Wap, A$AP Ferg, 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne + more (5/2/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Drake’s Views From The Six, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne’s Collegrove, A$AP Ferg’s Always Strive And Prosper, J DIlla’s The Diary, and more! Take them … Continued

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50 Cent and Chris Brown top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (5/2/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix takes the number one spot followed by Wiz Khalifa and Travi$ Scott’s Bake Sale while Kevin Gates’ 2 Phones closes out the top three. Take a look … Continued

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50 Cent and Chris Brown top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (5/2/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix takes the number one spot followed by Wiz Khalifa and Travi$ Scott’s Bake Sale while Kevin Gates’ 2 Phones closes out the top three. Take a look … Continued

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Kendrick Lamar tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (4/30/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled 07/Levitate takes the top spot followed by Desiigner’s Panda at number two. Drake’s Summer Sixteen comes in at number three with J. Cole’s Love Yourz taking … Continued

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Kendrick Lamar tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (4/30/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled 07/Levitate takes the top spot followed by Desiigner’s Panda at number two. Drake’s Summer Sixteen comes in at number three with J. Cole’s Love Yourz taking … Continued

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Who’s Becky with the good hair? Mathew Knowles reveals who he thinks Beyoncé’s Lemonade is about

Beyoncé’s father has a theory about Lemonade: It’s not about him, or Jay Z. It’s about all of us.  The Beyhive has been buzzing about the identity of “Becky with the good hair,” a side-piece the pop star name-drops in Sorry. … Continued

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Who’s Becky with the good hair? Mathew Knowles reveals who he thinks Beyoncé’s Lemonade is about

Beyoncé’s father has a theory about Lemonade: It’s not about him, or Jay Z. It’s about all of us.  The Beyhive has been buzzing about the identity of “Becky with the good hair,” a side-piece the pop star name-drops in Sorry. … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Fetty Wap, Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy, Chris Brown, Jeremih + more (4/25/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from G-Eazy’s When It’s Dark Out, Jeremih’s Late Nights, Big Sean & Jhene Aiko’s TWENTY88 and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Fetty Wap, Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy, Chris Brown, Jeremih + more (4/25/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from G-Eazy’s When It’s Dark Out, Jeremih’s Late Nights, Big Sean & Jhene Aiko’s TWENTY88 and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (4/25/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot followed by Wiz Khalifa and Travi$ Scott’s Bake Sale while Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s All The Way Up closes out the top three. Take a look at who … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (4/25/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot followed by Wiz Khalifa and Travi$ Scott’s Bake Sale while Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s All The Way Up closes out the top three. Take a look at who … Continued

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Kendrick Lamar tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (4/23/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled 07/Levitate takes the top spot followed by Drake’s Summer Sixteen at number two. 2 Chainz and :il Wayne’s Gotta Lotta comes in at number three with … Continued

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Kendrick Lamar tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (4/23/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled 07/Levitate takes the top spot followed by Drake’s Summer Sixteen at number two. 2 Chainz and :il Wayne’s Gotta Lotta comes in at number three with … Continued

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Beyonce’s ‘proud’ dad Mathew Knowles on ‘Lemonade’ lyrics: ‘I’ve never in my life hit my daughter’

The Internet is bowing down to Beyonce after she debuted her stunningly raw new visual album Lemonade — and speculating whether its theme of infidelity really references husband Jay Z and dad Mathew Knowles. The superstar has had a complicated relationship with her father, … Continued

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Beyonce’s ‘proud’ dad Mathew Knowles on ‘Lemonade’ lyrics: ‘I’ve never in my life hit my daughter’

The Internet is bowing down to Beyonce after she debuted her stunningly raw new visual album Lemonade — and speculating whether its theme of infidelity really references husband Jay Z and dad Mathew Knowles. The superstar has had a complicated relationship with her father, … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: A$AP Ferg, Missy Elliot, The Weeknd, OT Genasis + more (4/18/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from A$AP Ferg’s Always Strive And Prosper, OT Genasis’ Rhythm & Bricks, Belly’s Up For Days and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: A$AP Ferg, Missy Elliot, The Weeknd, OT Genasis + more (4/18/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from A$AP Ferg’s Always Strive And Prosper, OT Genasis’ Rhythm & Bricks, Belly’s Up For Days and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (4/16/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s Love Yourz takes the top spot followed by A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level at number two. Drake’s Summer Sixteen comes in at number three with … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (4/16/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s Love Yourz takes the top spot followed by A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level at number two. Drake’s Summer Sixteen comes in at number three with … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (4/18/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot followed by 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix while Kanye West’s No More Parties In L.A. closes out the top three. Take a look … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (4/18/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot followed by 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix while Kanye West’s No More Parties In L.A. closes out the top three. Take a look … Continued

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Salt-N-Pepa ‘respect’ Nicki Minaj, say ‘there’s still room’ for more female rappers

Salt-N-Pepa were trailblazers in hip-hop as the first all-female rap group, turning the male-dominated genre on its head with their sex-positive tracks. But during Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy interview on Tuesday, Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton said … Continued

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Salt-N-Pepa ‘respect’ Nicki Minaj, say ‘there’s still room’ for more female rappers

Salt-N-Pepa were trailblazers in hip-hop as the first all-female rap group, turning the male-dominated genre on its head with their sex-positive tracks. But during Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy interview on Tuesday, Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton said … Continued

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Lionel Richie celebrates Las Vegas residency with Dave Grohl-hosted Town Hall

Lionel Richie fans, get ready to dance all night long. To celebrate his Las Vegas residency presented by SiriusXM, the Grammy-winning R&B and pop icon will perform live and answer burning questions about his decades-long career during a Town Hall hosted by … Continued

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Lionel Richie celebrates Las Vegas residency with Dave Grohl-hosted Town Hall

Lionel Richie fans, get ready to dance all night long. To celebrate his Las Vegas residency presented by SiriusXM, the Grammy-winning R&B and pop icon will perform live and answer burning questions about his decades-long career during a Town Hall hosted by … Continued

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Ice Cube says Gene Simmons slamming rap is ‘wack’: Rock and roll ‘is a spirit, it’s not a guitar’

Ice Cube just gave KISS frontman Gene Simmons a rock history lesson. The stars have been feuding on Twitter ever since Simmons told Rolling Stone he “is looking forward to the death of rap,” prompting Cube to give a fiery acceptance speech … Continued

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Ice Cube says Gene Simmons slamming rap is ‘wack’: Rock and roll ‘is a spirit, it’s not a guitar’

Ice Cube just gave KISS frontman Gene Simmons a rock history lesson. The stars have been feuding on Twitter ever since Simmons told Rolling Stone he “is looking forward to the death of rap,” prompting Cube to give a fiery acceptance speech … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Drake, Kanye West, Rihanna, Kevin Gates, Yo Gotti + more (4/11/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Drake’s Views From The Six, Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo, Rihanna’s ANTI, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Drake, Kanye West, Rihanna, Kevin Gates, Yo Gotti + more (4/11/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Drake’s Views From The Six, Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo, Rihanna’s ANTI, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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Drake tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (4/9/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Drake’s Summer Sixteen takes the top spot followed by A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level at number two. J. Cole’s Love Yourz comes in at number three with DJ Luke … Continued

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Drake tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (4/9/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Drake’s Summer Sixteen takes the top spot followed by A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level at number two. J. Cole’s Love Yourz comes in at number three with DJ Luke … Continued

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50 Cent and Chris Brown top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (4/11/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix takes the number one spot followed by A$AP Ferg’s New Level while Pusha T and Kanye West’s M.P.A. closes out the top three. Take a look … Continued

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50 Cent and Chris Brown top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (4/11/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, 50 Cent and Chris Brown’s I’m The Man Remix takes the number one spot followed by A$AP Ferg’s New Level while Pusha T and Kanye West’s M.P.A. closes out the top three. Take a look … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Drake, Big Sean & Jhene Aiko, Future, ScHoolboy Q + more (4/4/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Drake’s Views From The Six, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko’s TWENTY88, Future’s Evol, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Drake, Big Sean & Jhene Aiko, Future, ScHoolboy Q + more (4/4/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Drake’s Views From The Six, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko’s TWENTY88, Future’s Evol, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (4/2/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level takes the top spot followed by Drake’s Summer Sixteen at number two. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Cities comes in at … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (4/2/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level takes the top spot followed by Drake’s Summer Sixteen at number two. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Cities comes in at … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (4/4/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot followed by Kanye West’s No More Parties In L.A. while 50 Cent’s I’m The Man closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (4/4/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot followed by Kanye West’s No More Parties In L.A. while 50 Cent’s I’m The Man closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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SiriusXM FLY’s nightly show ‘The Happy Hour with Heather B.’ mixes up the perfect concoction of hip-hop and R&B from the ‘90s and ‘00s

You first saw her on MTV’s The Real World: New York and you hear her every morning as co-host on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning. But Heather B. is now more fly than ever — literally! Your favorite cocktail-creating hip-hop personality is … Continued

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SiriusXM FLY’s nightly show ‘The Happy Hour with Heather B.’ mixes up the perfect concoction of hip-hop and R&B from the ‘90s and ‘00s

You first saw her on MTV’s The Real World: New York and you hear her every morning as co-host on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning. But Heather B. is now more fly than ever — literally! Your favorite cocktail-creating hip-hop personality is … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, A$AP Ferg, Young Thug, E-40 + more (3/28/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo, A$AP Ferg’s Always Strive And Prosper, E-40’s The D-Boy Diary 1 & 2, Young Thug’s Metro Thuggin’ … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, A$AP Ferg, Young Thug, E-40 + more (3/28/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo, A$AP Ferg’s Always Strive And Prosper, E-40’s The D-Boy Diary 1 & 2, Young Thug’s Metro Thuggin’ … Continued

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Calvin Harris, Sia, Chris Stapleton, Flume, Miike Snow, Chvrches, M83, Run the Jewels, The Arcs and more

Do you prefer your Coachella to be more of a Couch-ella? Well, you won’t have to leave your home to experience all the great music this year’s festival has to offer! Once again, SiriusXM will be broadcasting live performances and … Continued

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Calvin Harris, Sia, Chris Stapleton, Flume, Miike Snow, Chvrches, M83, Run the Jewels, The Arcs and more

Do you prefer your Coachella to be more of a Couch-ella? Well, you won’t have to leave your home to experience all the great music this year’s festival has to offer! Once again, SiriusXM will be broadcasting live performances and … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/28/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot followed by 50 Cent’s I’m The Man while Kanye West’s No More Parties In L.A. closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/28/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot followed by 50 Cent’s I’m The Man while Kanye West’s No More Parties In L.A. closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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Music-versary: Prince & The Revolution released ‘Parade’ on March 31, 1986

Release date: March 31, 1986 Backstory: Coming off the critical disappointment of the psychedelic-tinged album Around the World in a Day, Prince released Parade in the spring of 1986 and was suddenly back in the good graces of music critics … Continued

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Music-versary: Prince & The Revolution released ‘Parade’ on March 31, 1986

Release date: March 31, 1986 Backstory: Coming off the critical disappointment of the psychedelic-tinged album Around the World in a Day, Prince released Parade in the spring of 1986 and was suddenly back in the good graces of music critics … Continued

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Music-versary: Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944

If the word “diva” stands for a woman who has fearlessly pursued her dreams, unapologetically built a successful career, and brilliantly reinvented herself again and again, then by all means call Diana Ross a diva. But you must also call … Continued

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Music-versary: Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944

If the word “diva” stands for a woman who has fearlessly pursued her dreams, unapologetically built a successful career, and brilliantly reinvented herself again and again, then by all means call Diana Ross a diva. But you must also call … Continued

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Backspin honors Phife Dawg with tribute specials all weekend

Following A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Phife Dawg’s passing earlier this week, we’ve been walking down memory lane with old audio from our archives. Over the years, Phife Dawg has come through our studios to talk about his music, life and … Continued

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Backspin honors Phife Dawg with tribute specials all weekend

Following A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Phife Dawg’s passing earlier this week, we’ve been walking down memory lane with old audio from our archives. Over the years, Phife Dawg has come through our studios to talk about his music, life and … Continued

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Music-versary: Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting…it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening,” Aretha Franklin said during a 2014 CBC News interview. For anyone who has listened to the Queen of Soul’s music, this is … Continued

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Music-versary: Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting…it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening,” Aretha Franklin said during a 2014 CBC News interview. For anyone who has listened to the Queen of Soul’s music, this is … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar, Future, French Montana, 2 Chainz & Lil’ Wayne + more (3/21/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, 2 Chainz and Lil’ Wayne’s ColleGrove, Royce da 5’9″‘s Layers, French Montana’s Wave Gods and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar, Future, French Montana, 2 Chainz & Lil’ Wayne + more (3/21/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, 2 Chainz and Lil’ Wayne’s ColleGrove, Royce da 5’9″‘s Layers, French Montana’s Wave Gods and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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RIP Phife Dawg: Remembering the co-founder of A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest co-founder and a founding father of hip-hop, Phife Dawg, died last night at the age of 45, leaving fans of hip-hop’s golden age with a heavy heart. His cause of death has not yet been revealed, … Continued

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RIP Phife Dawg: Remembering the co-founder of A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest co-founder and a founding father of hip-hop, Phife Dawg, died last night at the age of 45, leaving fans of hip-hop’s golden age with a heavy heart. His cause of death has not yet been revealed, … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/19/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level takes the top spot followed by Drake’s Summer Sixteen at number two. Future’s Stick Talk comes in at number three with To Gotti … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/19/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level takes the top spot followed by Drake’s Summer Sixteen at number two. Future’s Stick Talk comes in at number three with To Gotti … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/21/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Pusha T and Kanye West’s M.P.A. while A$AP Ferg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/21/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Pusha T and Kanye West’s M.P.A. while A$AP Ferg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Best moments from Sway in the Morning’s two-day broadcast in Austin

Last week, Shade 45‘s Sway in the Morning took on Austin with a special two-day broadcast airing LIVE from YouTube Music at Coppertank. Sway and his crew hosted performances and interviews with artists such as Andy Mineo, Talib Kewli, Wyclef Jean, and Kevin … Continued

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Best moments from Sway in the Morning’s two-day broadcast in Austin

Last week, Shade 45‘s Sway in the Morning took on Austin with a special two-day broadcast airing LIVE from YouTube Music at Coppertank. Sway and his crew hosted performances and interviews with artists such as Andy Mineo, Talib Kewli, Wyclef Jean, and Kevin … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar, K. Michelle, Fetty Wap + more (3/14/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, K. Michelle’s More Issues Than Vogue, Monty’s Monty Zoo and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar, K. Michelle, Fetty Wap + more (3/14/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, K. Michelle’s More Issues Than Vogue, Monty’s Monty Zoo and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/12/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Drake and Future’s Big Rings at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/12/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Drake and Future’s Big Rings at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/14/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Meyhem Lauren’s Money In My Pocket while Drake and Future’s Big Rings closes out the top three. Take a look at who else … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/14/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Meyhem Lauren’s Money In My Pocket while Drake and Future’s Big Rings closes out the top three. Take a look at who else … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/7/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Drake and Future’s Jumpman while 50 Cent’s Too Rich closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s cut, … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/7/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Drake and Future’s Jumpman while 50 Cent’s Too Rich closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s cut, … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Tinashe, Post Malone, Ro James + more (3/7/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Tinashe’s Joyride, Ro James’ El Dorado, Kodak Black’s Heart Of The Projects, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Tinashe, Post Malone, Ro James + more (3/7/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Tinashe’s Joyride, Ro James’ El Dorado, Kodak Black’s Heart Of The Projects, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/5/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez at No. 2. Drake and Future’s Big Rings comes in at number … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/5/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez at No. 2. Drake and Future’s Big Rings comes in at number … Continued

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Music-versary: Whitney Houston’s eponymous debut began No. 1 run on March 8, 1986

Music industry executives who are obsessed with first week sales numbers could take a patience lesson from Whitney Houston. The star’s self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts on March 8, 1986 — more than a year after … Continued

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Music-versary: Whitney Houston’s eponymous debut began No. 1 run on March 8, 1986

Music industry executives who are obsessed with first week sales numbers could take a patience lesson from Whitney Houston. The star’s self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts on March 8, 1986 — more than a year after … Continued

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Yo Gotti tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/27/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM takes the top spot followed by Kevin Gates’ Really Really at No. 2. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with … Continued

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Yo Gotti tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/27/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM takes the top spot followed by Kevin Gates’ Really Really at No. 2. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Rae Sremmurd, Yo Gotti + more (2/29/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, Yo Gotti’s The Art of Hustle, Fool Boy Marley’s Success Story and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Rae Sremmurd, Yo Gotti + more (2/29/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, Yo Gotti’s The Art of Hustle, Fool Boy Marley’s Success Story and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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Kanye West tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/29/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Kanye West’s No More Parties In LA takes the number one spot followed by Kevin Gates’ 2 Phones while ASAP Ferg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s cut, and … Continued

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Kanye West tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/29/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Kanye West’s No More Parties In LA takes the number one spot followed by Kevin Gates’ 2 Phones while ASAP Ferg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s cut, and … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/20/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote at number two. Kevin Gates’ Really Really comes in at number three with Yo … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/20/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote at number two. Kevin Gates’ Really Really comes in at number three with Yo … Continued

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Kanye West tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/22/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Kanye West’s No More Parties In LA takes the number one spot followed by Pusha T and Kanye West’s M.P.A. while Drake and Future’s Jumpman closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Kanye West tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/22/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Kanye West’s No More Parties In LA takes the number one spot followed by Pusha T and Kanye West’s M.P.A. while Drake and Future’s Jumpman closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Black History Month: Woke lyrics by black artists

Black History Month is about celebrating the achievements of African Americans and recognizing the central role black people and black culture has played in the history of the United States. It is also a time for reflection and enlightenment, no matter your … Continued

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Black History Month: Woke lyrics by black artists

Black History Month is about celebrating the achievements of African Americans and recognizing the central role black people and black culture has played in the history of the United States. It is also a time for reflection and enlightenment, no matter your … Continued

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Music-versary: Happy birthday Dr. Dre!

Eminem’s Shade 45 celebrates hip-hop icon Dr. Dre with special mixes by DJ Wonder, Lord Sear, and Statik Selektah on their shows plus Dre’s biggest hits every hour throughout the day on Feb. 18. In a moving speech at ASCAP’s 23rd annual … Continued

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Music-versary: Happy birthday Dr. Dre!

Eminem’s Shade 45 celebrates hip-hop icon Dr. Dre with special mixes by DJ Wonder, Lord Sear, and Statik Selektah on their shows plus Dre’s biggest hits every hour throughout the day on Feb. 18. In a moving speech at ASCAP’s 23rd annual … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, Drake + more (2/15/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from G-Eazy’s When It’s Dark Out, Kent Jone’s Tours mixtape, Kevin Gates’ Isah, 2 Chainz’ Felt Like Cappin, Drake’s Views From The 6, Future’s Purple … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, Drake + more (2/15/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from G-Eazy’s When It’s Dark Out, Kent Jone’s Tours mixtape, Kevin Gates’ Isah, 2 Chainz’ Felt Like Cappin, Drake’s Views From The 6, Future’s Purple … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/15/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot follow by 50 Cent’s I’m The Man while A$AP Freg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/15/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot follow by 50 Cent’s I’m The Man while A$AP Freg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/13/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz takes the top spot followed by Kevin Gates’ Really Really at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with Yo Gotti and … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/13/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz takes the top spot followed by Kevin Gates’ Really Really at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with Yo Gotti and … Continued

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Music-versary: 2Pac released All Eyez on Me on February 13, 1996

Release date: February 13, 1996 Credits: Suge Knight (executive producer), DJ Quick, Johnny J, Dat Nigga Daz, DeVante, DJ Pooh, Dr. Dre, Lawlay, Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin, Dave Aron, Johnny J, Mike Mosley, Doug Rasheed, Rick Rock, QD3, 2Pac Backstory: Immediately … Continued

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Music-versary: 2Pac released All Eyez on Me on February 13, 1996

Release date: February 13, 1996 Credits: Suge Knight (executive producer), DJ Quick, Johnny J, Dat Nigga Daz, DeVante, DJ Pooh, Dr. Dre, Lawlay, Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin, Dave Aron, Johnny J, Mike Mosley, Doug Rasheed, Rick Rock, QD3, 2Pac Backstory: Immediately … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/6/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/6/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Beyonce, Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez + more (2/8/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul, Audio Push’s The Stone Junction, Young Greatness’s I Tried To Tell, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Beyonce, Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez + more (2/8/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul, Audio Push’s The Stone Junction, Young Greatness’s I Tried To Tell, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/8/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot follow by 50 Cent’s I’m The Man while Jadakiss and Swizz Beatz’s Jason closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/8/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot follow by 50 Cent’s I’m The Man while Jadakiss and Swizz Beatz’s Jason closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s … Continued

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6 essential music icons to celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, so while just the tip of the iceberg, we asked some or our programmers to name just one of the most influential black musicians on their channels. Here’s what they picked. Backspin (Ch. 43) : Grandmaster … Continued

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6 essential music icons to celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, so while just the tip of the iceberg, we asked some or our programmers to name just one of the most influential black musicians on their channels. Here’s what they picked. Backspin (Ch. 43) : Grandmaster … Continued

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Wiz Khalifa clears air on Kanye beef: ‘I would never go out of my way to disrespect anyone’

Just in case you were living under a rock last week – or on vacation smoking dubes on a tropical island away from all mass communication – Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa got into a Twitter war. Then, Kanye and Wiz’s … Continued

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Wiz Khalifa clears air on Kanye beef: ‘I would never go out of my way to disrespect anyone’

Just in case you were living under a rock last week – or on vacation smoking dubes on a tropical island away from all mass communication – Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa got into a Twitter war. Then, Kanye and Wiz’s … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Rihanna, Drake, Wiz Khalifa + more (2/1/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Rihanna’s ANTI, Drake’s Views from the 6, Wiz Khalifa’s KHALIFA, 2 Chainz’s Felt Like Cappin and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Rihanna, Drake, Wiz Khalifa + more (2/1/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Rihanna’s ANTI, Drake’s Views from the 6, Wiz Khalifa’s KHALIFA, 2 Chainz’s Felt Like Cappin and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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Future & Drake once again top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/30/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot again followed by Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM at number two. Kevin Gate’s Really Really comes in at number three with 2 … Continued

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Future & Drake once again top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/30/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot again followed by Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM at number two. Kevin Gate’s Really Really comes in at number three with 2 … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/1/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot follow by Kendrick Lamar, Bilal and Anna Wise’s These Walls while 50 Cent’s I’m The Man closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/1/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot follow by Kendrick Lamar, Bilal and Anna Wise’s These Walls while 50 Cent’s I’m The Man closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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Super Bowl cocktails: Watch the big game with drinks inspired by your favorite halftime acts

Super Bowl 50 is upon us. Of course, not everyone’s team made it to the final game, and let’s be honest, not everyone really cares about football. However, it’s pretty likely you’ll be tuned to NFL Radio (or CBS TV) come … Continued

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Super Bowl cocktails: Watch the big game with drinks inspired by your favorite halftime acts

Super Bowl 50 is upon us. Of course, not everyone’s team made it to the final game, and let’s be honest, not everyone really cares about football. However, it’s pretty likely you’ll be tuned to NFL Radio (or CBS TV) come … Continued

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We will rock you: Listen to 24/7 pump up the jams for Super Bowl weekend

Airing Friday 2/5 at 5 pm ET through Sunday 2/7 on Hair Nation, Ch. 39. We Will Rock You. We Are the Champions. Start Me Up. All I Do is Win … the Super Bowl is all about tough competition, … Continued

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We will rock you: Listen to 24/7 pump up the jams for Super Bowl weekend

Airing Friday 2/5 at 5 pm ET through Sunday 2/7 on Hair Nation, Ch. 39. We Will Rock You. We Are the Champions. Start Me Up. All I Do is Win … the Super Bowl is all about tough competition, … Continued

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Redman ‘Rocks Da Spot’ on Backspin with the soundtrack to his life

Legendary rapper/DJ/producer/actor Redman recently took over Backspin (Ch. 43) to share the classic tracks that soundtracked his life — from David Bowie to Wu-Tang Clan. Ahead of each song, he gave commentary about how it related to his life. Hear … Continued

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Redman ‘Rocks Da Spot’ on Backspin with the soundtrack to his life

Legendary rapper/DJ/producer/actor Redman recently took over Backspin (Ch. 43) to share the classic tracks that soundtracked his life — from David Bowie to Wu-Tang Clan. Ahead of each song, he gave commentary about how it related to his life. Hear … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/23/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s No Role Modelz at number two. Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM comes in at number three with … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/23/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s No Role Modelz at number two. Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM comes in at number three with … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Meek Mill, DJ Mustard, Dreezy + more (1/25/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from DJ Mustard’s Burn In The Truth, Dreezy’s From Now On EP, Meek Mill’s 4/4 EP and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Meek Mill, DJ Mustard, Dreezy + more (1/25/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from DJ Mustard’s Burn In The Truth, Dreezy’s From Now On EP, Meek Mill’s 4/4 EP and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/25/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the number one spot follow by Kendrick Lamar, Bilal and Anna Wise’s These Walls while Colonel Loud, Young Dolph and T.I.’s California (Remix) closes out the top three. Take a look at who … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/25/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the number one spot follow by Kendrick Lamar, Bilal and Anna Wise’s These Walls while Colonel Loud, Young Dolph and T.I.’s California (Remix) closes out the top three. Take a look at who … Continued

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Tyrese calls for Chris Rock to step down as Oscars host following #OscarsSoWhite controversy

Tyrese Gibson is calling for Chris Rock to step down as this year’s Oscars host following the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity among nominees. Speaking to Sway Calloway on Shade 45, he said that although he understands Rock needs … Continued

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Tyrese calls for Chris Rock to step down as Oscars host following #OscarsSoWhite controversy

Tyrese Gibson is calling for Chris Rock to step down as this year’s Oscars host following the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity among nominees. Speaking to Sway Calloway on Shade 45, he said that although he understands Rock needs … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Brandy, Dave East + more (1/18/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s Swish, Puff Daddy’s MMM, 2 Chainz’s Trap-A-Velli Tre, Dave East’s Hate Me Now and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Brandy, Dave East + more (1/18/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s Swish, Puff Daddy’s MMM, 2 Chainz’s Trap-A-Velli Tre, Dave East’s Hate Me Now and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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Colonel Loud + Young Dolph top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/18/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Colonel Loud and Young Dolph’s California takes the number one spot follow by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote while Jeezy and Janelle Monae’s Sweet Life closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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Colonel Loud + Young Dolph top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/18/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Colonel Loud and Young Dolph’s California takes the number one spot follow by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote while Jeezy and Janelle Monae’s Sweet Life closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/16/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s No Role Modelz at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with The Game and … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/16/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s No Role Modelz at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with The Game and … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Kid Ink, Pusha T + more (1/11/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s Swish, Pusha T’s Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, Kid Ink’s Summer in the Winter, E-40’s Poverty and Prosperity, A$AP Ferg’s Always … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Kid Ink, Pusha T + more (1/11/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s Swish, Pusha T’s Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, Kid Ink’s Summer in the Winter, E-40’s Poverty and Prosperity, A$AP Ferg’s Always … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/09/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Where Ya At takes the top spot followed by Dej Loaf & Big Sean’s Back Up at number two. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz comes … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/09/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Where Ya At takes the top spot followed by Dej Loaf & Big Sean’s Back Up at number two. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz comes … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/11/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the number one spot followed by Colonel Loud’s California feat. Young Dolph while Kendrick Lamar’s These Walls feat. Bilal and Anna Wise closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/11/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the number one spot followed by Colonel Loud’s California feat. Young Dolph while Kendrick Lamar’s These Walls feat. Bilal and Anna Wise closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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Eminem & Gwen Stefani reign on Shade 45’s Top 45 of 2015 list

On Shade 45′s Top 45 of 2015 countdown, Eminem and Gwen Stefani’s Kings Never Die takes the number one spot followed by Statik Selektah’s Beautiful Life while Future’s Commas closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made the best of … Continued

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Eminem & Gwen Stefani reign on Shade 45’s Top 45 of 2015 list

On Shade 45′s Top 45 of 2015 countdown, Eminem and Gwen Stefani’s Kings Never Die takes the number one spot followed by Statik Selektah’s Beautiful Life while Future’s Commas closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made the best of … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/02/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz takes the top spot followed by Curren$y/August Alsina/Lil’ Wayne’s Bottom of the Bottle with Dej Loaf/Big Sean’s Back Up in at number three. Travi$ … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/02/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz takes the top spot followed by Curren$y/August Alsina/Lil’ Wayne’s Bottom of the Bottle with Dej Loaf/Big Sean’s Back Up in at number three. Travi$ … Continued

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Future and Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week with Jumpman (12/26/15)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future & Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot followed by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote with J. Cole’s No Role Modelz in at number three. Future & Drake’s Big Rings takes fourth place with … Continued

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Future and Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week with Jumpman (12/26/15)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future & Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot followed by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote with J. Cole’s No Role Modelz in at number three. Future & Drake’s Big Rings takes fourth place with … Continued

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Colonel Loud’s California ft. Young Dolph tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (12/28/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Colonel Loud’s California feat. Young Dolph takes the number one spot followed by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote while Kendrick Lamar’s These Walls feat. Bilal and Anna Wise closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Colonel Loud’s California ft. Young Dolph tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (12/28/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Colonel Loud’s California feat. Young Dolph takes the number one spot followed by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote while Kendrick Lamar’s These Walls feat. Bilal and Anna Wise closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Quiz: What’s your song of the year for 2015?

The past 300-plus days have been filled with great new music, but if you’re anything like us, you’re probably still deciding on 2015’s “song of year.” Need a little help figuring it out? Just tell us a little bit about … Continued

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Quiz: What’s your song of the year for 2015?

The past 300-plus days have been filled with great new music, but if you’re anything like us, you’re probably still deciding on 2015’s “song of year.” Need a little help figuring it out? Just tell us a little bit about … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Lil Durk, 50 Cent + more (12/14/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Lil Durk’s 300 Days 300 Nights, DJ Drama and Young Greatness’ Gangsta Grillz mixtape I Tried To Tell Em, and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Lil Durk, 50 Cent + more (12/14/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Lil Durk’s 300 Days 300 Nights, DJ Drama and Young Greatness’ Gangsta Grillz mixtape I Tried To Tell Em, and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (12/12/15)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz takes the top spot followed by White Iverson’s Post Malone with Meek Mill and Tory Lane’s Lord Knows coming in at number three. Future … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (12/12/15)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz takes the top spot followed by White Iverson’s Post Malone with Meek Mill and Tory Lane’s Lord Knows coming in at number three. Future … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (12/14/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Travi$ Scott takes the number one spot with Antidote followed by Eminem’s Remix of The Weeknd’s The Hills while Dej Loaf & Big Sean’s Back Up closes out the top three. Take a look at who … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (12/14/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Travi$ Scott takes the number one spot with Antidote followed by Eminem’s Remix of The Weeknd’s The Hills while Dej Loaf & Big Sean’s Back Up closes out the top three. Take a look at who … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Yo Gotti, Fabolous, Pusha T, 50 Cent + more (12/7/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Yo Gotti’s The Return, Watch The Duck’s The Trojan Horse EP, Fabolous’ Summertime Shootout, Pusha T’s King Push, 50 Cent’s The Kanan Tapes … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Yo Gotti, Fabolous, Pusha T, 50 Cent + more (12/7/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Yo Gotti’s The Return, Watch The Duck’s The Trojan Horse EP, Fabolous’ Summertime Shootout, Pusha T’s King Push, 50 Cent’s The Kanan Tapes … Continued

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Music-versary: The Supremes released ‘Meet The Supremes’ on Dec. 9, 1962

Release date: December 9, 1962 Credits: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, Barbara Martin: vocals; Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson: production Backstory: The Supremes would become the most popular girl group of the 1960s, and Diana Ross, the group’s controversial breakout … Continued

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Music-versary: The Supremes released ‘Meet The Supremes’ on Dec. 9, 1962

Release date: December 9, 1962 Credits: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, Barbara Martin: vocals; Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson: production Backstory: The Supremes would become the most popular girl group of the 1960s, and Diana Ross, the group’s controversial breakout … Continued

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The Weeknd and Eminem top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (12/07/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, The Weeknd and Eminem keep the number one spot with The Hills followed by Travi$ Scott with Antidote at number two. Dej Loaf and Big Sean close out the top three with Back Up. Take a … Continued

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The Weeknd and Eminem top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (12/07/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, The Weeknd and Eminem keep the number one spot with The Hills followed by Travi$ Scott with Antidote at number two. Dej Loaf and Big Sean close out the top three with Back Up. Take a … Continued

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Meek Mills and Tory Lanez top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (12/05/15)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Meek Mills and Tory Lane take the top spot with Lord Knows. Curren$y, August Alsina, and Lil’ Wayne’s Bottom Of The Bottle takes second followed by J. Cole’s No … Continued

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Meek Mills and Tory Lanez top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (12/05/15)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Meek Mills and Tory Lane take the top spot with Lord Knows. Curren$y, August Alsina, and Lil’ Wayne’s Bottom Of The Bottle takes second followed by J. Cole’s No … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kevin Gates, Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign and more (11/30/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Ty Dolla $ign’s Free TC, Migos’ Back to the Bando, Kevin Gates’ Islah and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which ones you’re … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kevin Gates, Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign and more (11/30/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Ty Dolla $ign’s Free TC, Migos’ Back to the Bando, Kevin Gates’ Islah and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which ones you’re … Continued

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The Weeknd and Eminem top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (11/30/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, The Weeknd and Eminem keep the number one spot with The Hills followed by 2 Chainz with Watch Out at number two. Dej Loaf and Big Sean close out the top three with Back Up. Take … Continued

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The Weeknd and Eminem top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (11/30/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, The Weeknd and Eminem keep the number one spot with The Hills followed by 2 Chainz with Watch Out at number two. Dej Loaf and Big Sean close out the top three with Back Up. Take … Continued

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Future and Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (11/28/15)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Drake & Future take the top spot with Jumpman. Travis Scott’s Antidote takes second followed by Dej Loaf and Big Sean’s Back Up at number three. Kendrick Lamar claims the … Continued

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Future and Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (11/28/15)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Drake & Future take the top spot with Jumpman. Travis Scott’s Antidote takes second followed by Dej Loaf and Big Sean’s Back Up at number three. Kendrick Lamar claims the … Continued

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The Weeknd and Eminem top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (11/23/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, The Weeknd and Eminem take the number one spot with The Hills followed by 2 Chainz with Watch Out at number two. Travi$ Scott closes out the top three with Antidote. Take a look at who … Continued

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The Weeknd and Eminem top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (11/23/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, The Weeknd and Eminem take the number one spot with The Hills followed by 2 Chainz with Watch Out at number two. Travi$ Scott closes out the top three with Antidote. Take a look at who … Continued

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Ty Dolla $ign reveals his ‘Top 5 Dead or Alive’ list on Sway in the Morning

While in New York promoting his new album Free TC, which includes features from Kendrick Lamar, E-40, Babyface, Kanye West, Diddy, R. Kelly and more, Ty Dolla $ign delivered his Top 5 Dead or Alive list during his interview with Sway on … Continued

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Ty Dolla $ign reveals his ‘Top 5 Dead or Alive’ list on Sway in the Morning

While in New York promoting his new album Free TC, which includes features from Kendrick Lamar, E-40, Babyface, Kanye West, Diddy, R. Kelly and more, Ty Dolla $ign delivered his Top 5 Dead or Alive list during his interview with Sway on … Continued

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Re-Match! Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (and Seth Rogen) freestyle on Sway in the Morning

Joseph Gordon-Levitt may have owned the stage on Lip Sync Battle with his performance of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation, but can he bring the same force to his freestyle on Sway in the Morning on Shade45? Well, he seems to … Continued

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Re-Match! Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (and Seth Rogen) freestyle on Sway in the Morning

Joseph Gordon-Levitt may have owned the stage on Lip Sync Battle with his performance of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation, but can he bring the same force to his freestyle on Sway in the Morning on Shade45? Well, he seems to … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Missy Elliot, Uncle Murda, Tate Kobang and more (11/16/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from Missy Elliott’s upcoming new album, The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which ones you’re … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Missy Elliot, Uncle Murda, Tate Kobang and more (11/16/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from Missy Elliott’s upcoming new album, The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which ones you’re … Continued

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2 Chainz tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (11/16/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, 2 Chainz takes the number one spot with Watch Out followed by Dej Loaf and Big Sean with Back Up at number two. The Weeknd and Eminem close out the top three with The Hills … Continued

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2 Chainz tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (11/16/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, 2 Chainz takes the number one spot with Watch Out followed by Dej Loaf and Big Sean with Back Up at number two. The Weeknd and Eminem close out the top three with The Hills … Continued

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Music-versary: Jay Z released ‘The Black Album’ on Nov. 14, 2003

Release date: November 14, 2003 Credits: Jay Z; various producers Backstory: Jay Z wanted to go out in style. Coming up in Brooklyn, he’d been the best to take on the drug-dealer-turned-rap mogul since NWA’s Easy E. But he’d put … Continued

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Music-versary: Jay Z released ‘The Black Album’ on Nov. 14, 2003

Release date: November 14, 2003 Credits: Jay Z; various producers Backstory: Jay Z wanted to go out in style. Coming up in Brooklyn, he’d been the best to take on the drug-dealer-turned-rap mogul since NWA’s Easy E. But he’d put … Continued

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Music-versary: Beastie Boys released their debut album, ‘Licensed to Ill,’ on Nov. 15, 1986

Twenty-nine years ago, on November 15, 1986, Def Jam/Columbia Records released the Beastie Boys’ first album, Licensed to Ill. It would soon become the first rap album to top the Billboard charts, staying at No. 1 for five weeks. If … Continued

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Music-versary: Beastie Boys released their debut album, ‘Licensed to Ill,’ on Nov. 15, 1986

Twenty-nine years ago, on November 15, 1986, Def Jam/Columbia Records released the Beastie Boys’ first album, Licensed to Ill. It would soon become the first rap album to top the Billboard charts, staying at No. 1 for five weeks. If … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Chris Brown, Maino, Juicy J and more (11/9/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Shade 45. Check out material from the Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness, Chris Brown’s upcoming album Royalty, Kevin Gates’ debut album ISLAH and more! Take them for a spin, and let … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Chris Brown, Maino, Juicy J and more (11/9/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Shade 45. Check out material from the Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness, Chris Brown’s upcoming album Royalty, Kevin Gates’ debut album ISLAH and more! Take them for a spin, and let … Continued

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Dej Loaf & Big Sean top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown once again (11/9/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dej Loaf and Big Sean take the number one spot with Back Up followed by 2 Chainz with Watch Out at number two. Jeezy closes out the top three with God. Take a look at who else … Continued

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Dej Loaf & Big Sean top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown once again (11/9/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dej Loaf and Big Sean take the number one spot with Back Up followed by 2 Chainz with Watch Out at number two. Jeezy closes out the top three with God. Take a look at who else … Continued

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Hip-Hop icons Eminem + Redman show respect for one another, hint at collaboration on Shade 45

Eminem has always been a vocal fan of Redman – going as far as to shout him out as the first on his list that also included Jay Z, Tupac and Biggie on Till I Collapse – so when the … Continued

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Hip-Hop icons Eminem + Redman show respect for one another, hint at collaboration on Shade 45

Eminem has always been a vocal fan of Redman – going as far as to shout him out as the first on his list that also included Jay Z, Tupac and Biggie on Till I Collapse – so when the … Continued

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Jadakiss reveals his Top 5 favorite artists outside of hip-hop

Jadakiss stopped by Shade 45 earlier this week and sat down with DJ Enuff on his HeavyHitter DJs mixshow. During their conversation, he shared his favorite artists to listen to when he’s not locked into hip-hop. In no specific order, … Continued

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Jadakiss reveals his Top 5 favorite artists outside of hip-hop

Jadakiss stopped by Shade 45 earlier this week and sat down with DJ Enuff on his HeavyHitter DJs mixshow. During their conversation, he shared his favorite artists to listen to when he’s not locked into hip-hop. In no specific order, … Continued

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Quiz: Who’s your boy band soul mate?

Swoon! There’s nothing like a group of men dancing and singing in harmony to make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven. Especially if you’re a teen with a whole lot of wall that needs covering with heartthrobs. Yes, it’s the … Continued

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Quiz: Who’s your boy band soul mate?

Swoon! There’s nothing like a group of men dancing and singing in harmony to make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven. Especially if you’re a teen with a whole lot of wall that needs covering with heartthrobs. Yes, it’s the … Continued

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Eminem & Gwen Stefani top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown once again (11/2/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Eminem & Gwen Stefani hold onto the number one spot once again with Kings Never Die followed by Dej Loaf and Big Sean’s Back Up at number two. 2 Chainz closes out the top three … Continued

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Eminem & Gwen Stefani top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown once again (11/2/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Eminem & Gwen Stefani hold onto the number one spot once again with Kings Never Die followed by Dej Loaf and Big Sean’s Back Up at number two. 2 Chainz closes out the top three … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: August Alsina, JadaKiss, Wiz Khalifa and more (11/02/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from August Alsina’s upcoming This Thing Called Life, Jeremih’s upcoming Late Nights:The Album, JadaKiss’s #T5DOA, Machine Gun Kelly’s General Admission and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: August Alsina, JadaKiss, Wiz Khalifa and more (11/02/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from August Alsina’s upcoming This Thing Called Life, Jeremih’s upcoming Late Nights:The Album, JadaKiss’s #T5DOA, Machine Gun Kelly’s General Admission and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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Andra Day gives in-studio taste of debut album ‘Cheers to the Fall’ on Heart & Soul

Rising soul singer Andra Day is making waves with her debut studio album Cheers to the Fall. A graduate of the School of Creative and Performing Arts in San Diego, she draws comparisons to the style of Billie Holiday, the … Continued

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Andra Day gives in-studio taste of debut album ‘Cheers to the Fall’ on Heart & Soul

Rising soul singer Andra Day is making waves with her debut studio album Cheers to the Fall. A graduate of the School of Creative and Performing Arts in San Diego, she draws comparisons to the style of Billie Holiday, the … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Tinashe, Jeezy, DJ Khaled and more (10/26/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from DJ Khaled’s upcoming I Changed A lot, Jeezy’s upcoming Church In These Streets, Tinashe’s sophomore album Joyride and more! Take them for a spin, and let … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Tinashe, Jeezy, DJ Khaled and more (10/26/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from DJ Khaled’s upcoming I Changed A lot, Jeezy’s upcoming Church In These Streets, Tinashe’s sophomore album Joyride and more! Take them for a spin, and let … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Eminem & Gwen Stefani top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown once again (10/26/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Eminem & Gwen Stefani hold onto the number one spot with Kings Never Die followed by Future and Drake’s Where Ya At at number two. 2 Chainz closes out the top three with Watch Out. Take a … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Eminem & Gwen Stefani top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown once again (10/26/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Eminem & Gwen Stefani hold onto the number one spot with Kings Never Die followed by Future and Drake’s Where Ya At at number two. 2 Chainz closes out the top three with Watch Out. Take a … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ was released on Oct. 24, 1988

Release Date: October 24, 1988 Credits: Written and performed by Michael Jackson; Produced by Quincy Jones Album: Bad (Released August 31, 1987) Backstory: The lyrics to the seventh single from Michael Jackson’s 1987 hit Bad were inspired by both “Night … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ was released on Oct. 24, 1988

Release Date: October 24, 1988 Credits: Written and performed by Michael Jackson; Produced by Quincy Jones Album: Bad (Released August 31, 1987) Backstory: The lyrics to the seventh single from Michael Jackson’s 1987 hit Bad were inspired by both “Night … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: The Game, 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti and more (10/19/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from DJ Khaled’s upcoming I Changed A lot, Jeezy’s upcoming Church In These Streets, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, Kevin Gates’ upcoming album Islah, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: The Game, 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti and more (10/19/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from DJ Khaled’s upcoming I Changed A lot, Jeezy’s upcoming Church In These Streets, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, Kevin Gates’ upcoming album Islah, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Eminem & Gwen Stefani top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown again (10/19/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Eminem & Gwen Stefani hold onto the number one spot with Kings Never Die followed by Future and Drake’s Where Ya At at number two. 2 Chainz closes out the top three with Watch Out. Take a … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Eminem & Gwen Stefani top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown again (10/19/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Eminem & Gwen Stefani hold onto the number one spot with Kings Never Die followed by Future and Drake’s Where Ya At at number two. 2 Chainz closes out the top three with Watch Out. Take a … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Fetty Wap, Rick Ross, Jeezy and more (10/12/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from Fetty Wap’s debut album, Jeezy’s Politically Correct EP, Rick Ross’ Black Market and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which ones … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Fetty Wap, Rick Ross, Jeezy and more (10/12/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from Fetty Wap’s debut album, Jeezy’s Politically Correct EP, Rick Ross’ Black Market and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which ones … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Eminem & Gwen Stefani top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown again (10/12/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Eminem & Gwen Stefani hold onto the number one spot with Kings Never Die followed by Dej Loaj & Big Sean’s Back Up at number two. Future & Drake close out the top three with … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Eminem & Gwen Stefani top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown again (10/12/2015)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Eminem & Gwen Stefani hold onto the number one spot with Kings Never Die followed by Dej Loaj & Big Sean’s Back Up at number two. Future & Drake close out the top three with … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Empire Cast, Rae Sremmurd, Kendrick Lamar and more (10/5/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from the second season of Empire, Drake and Future’s collaborative What a Time To Be Alive, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, Rae Sremmurd’s … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Empire Cast, Rae Sremmurd, Kendrick Lamar and more (10/5/2015)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from the second season of Empire, Drake and Future’s collaborative What a Time To Be Alive, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, Rae Sremmurd’s … Continued

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