September 23, 2017

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Here’s Your Full List Of 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Winners

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The 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired Tuesday night (October 14), are often buzzed about for their performances and cyphers. And rightfully so. The annual event bring some of the game’s hottest MCs to the stage, and give fresh faces and veterans alike a chance to show off their skills on the mic.

But let’s not forget: There are winners who walk away with trophies for their accomplishments over the last year.

Many of the usual suspects took home awards this year, though there were a few surprises. Check out the full list of winners below.

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Album of the Year
Drake, Nothing Was the Same

Best Club Banger
Future, “Move That Dope”

Best Collab, Duo or Group
YG featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan “My N—a”

Best Hip Hop Video
Drake, “Worst Behavior”

Best Live Performer
Kanye West

Best Mixtape
Wiz Khalifa, 28 Grams

DJ of the Year
DJ Mustard

Hustler of the Year
Dr. Dre

Impact Track
Common featuring Vince Staples, “Kingdom”

Lyricist of the Year
Kendrick Lamar

Made You Look Award
Nicki Minaj

MVP of the Year
DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year
DJ Mustard

Sweet 16: Best Feature Verse
Kendrick Lamar, “Control”

Track of the Year
YG featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan “My N—a”

Video Director of the Year
Hype Williams

Who Blew Up Award
Iggy Azalea

Best Hip Hop Online
WorldStarHipHop

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Wiz And Future’s New Song Is So Explicit They Needed An Emoji For The Cover Art

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Wiz Khalifa and Future have each been involved in splits from their significant others in recent months. And their new collaboration with Mike Will Made It sure sounds like they’re not thrilled with a female in their lives.

But “P—y Overrated” comes off less about their women — Amber Rose and Ciara, respectively — than the kind of antics that may have gotten them each in trouble. Oh, and that cover art is just priceless.

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“Why you keep asking when you can hit the weed when you know you should have on already rolled?/ And why every time I get done doing my thing I gotta see you backstage at my show?” Wiz wonders, sounding like he’s adressing an attached groupie, and not his soon to be ex-wife.

“After you strip naked, you’re supposed to f–k me like a star, girl you know you’re faking,” Future sings on the hook.

The track will be featured on Mike Will’s upcoming Ransom mixtape.

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Snoop Dogg And Iggy Azalea’s Online Battle Continues

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Snoop Dogg is a jokester. Anyone who has watched him throughout his career, seen his interviews, caught his “GGN” web series, or paid attention to his Instagram knows this. But that doesn’t mean that the butt of his jokes always thinks his antics are particularly funny.

And that’s exactly what’s going on this week, as Iggy Azalea is none too please with Tha Doggfather’s calling her out on social media.

Snoop often takes memes and posts them on his Instagram account. Here’s one he uploaded on Sunday.

The Australian rapper responded in some since-deleted tweets:

“@SnoopDogg why would you post such a mean pic on insta when you send your body guards to ask me for pictures every time we are at shows together?,” she wrote. “My bodyguard stopped the fire truck that saved your friends life in canada when he almost burnt down the hotel. and every time I’ve ever spoken to you you’ve always been nice as hell, I’m disappointed you’d be such an ass for no reason.”

Snoop caught wind of her reaction, but didn’t seem too concerned. Monday night, he posted the following photo, along with the caption, “This is news to me. I wish a bitch would !! Hahahahahahahah.”

Early Tuesday (October 14), Iggy responded to the media’s response of her response to Snoop’s initial post.

It looked like this intense online war had settled, but Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles rapper was back at it, with three more pictures.

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These 4 Tracks From Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf Prove That Game Is Still West Coast Royalty

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Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf has been described as a compilation album from Game and his Blood Money Entertainment imprint. But fans who have simply been itching for a new Game album since his 2012 Jesus Piece will be pleased.

The disc, which dropped on Tuesday (October 14), is 15 tracks of the Los Angeles rapper delivering the kind of hard-hitting yet catchy rhymes he’s made a career of. To be clear, he brings along plenty of guests — Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, T.I. and plenty more appear on the album — but there’s also a healthy dose of Jayceon here.

As he prepares to release his upcoming album The Documentary 2, which is set to drop in January, on the 10-year anniversary of his debut opus, Game reminds why he’s West Coast Royalty on his latest. Here are four tracks to check out.

1. “Bigger Than Me”

Released as the lead single to Blood Moon: Year of the Wold, this is Game doing what he’s done time and again throughout his career: Taking no B.S.

The album’s opening track, it’s a fitting introduction. More than anything, it’s a reminder — of the Compton native’s past successes, approach to making music, and fearless attitude. “These n—as ain’t bigger than me,” he repeats often (which, given the albums and singles on his resume, is probably true about most rappers), adding, “N—as talking that shit ’bout the new generation, man/ Fuck these niggas, I’ll slash your fucking faces.”

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We Knew Amber Rose Was Single, But This Picture Proves It

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As we know, Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are dealing with their impending divorce differently. And it looks like Amber now has a new approach: Teasing us.

On Monday (October 13), the model posted a sexy picture on Instagram with a caption that suggests she’s getting closer to being ready to once again play the field.

“Single but not quite mingling….. Yet. Thx for the beautiful pic @brendanforbes @officiallyryanbanthony,” she wrote.

It feels like there’s some promise in that caption — like she can see herself getting back out there before long. And if that’s the case, it’s a positive turn of events from just a week ago, when she tweeted about her continued struggles dealing with the split from the rapper.

Wiz, meanwhile, died his hair purple and has been hanging out with his dog.

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Kid Ink, Usher And Tinashe Take You Behind-The-Scenes Of ‘Body Language’ Video

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There’s no slowing down for Kid Ink.

The Los Angeles native released his debut album, My Own Lane, earlier this year, and he’s already back in the studio at work on the follow up. Last month, he released “Body Language,” the lead single to that sophomore project — which follows up the two-times platinum “Show Me” and gold-certified “Main Chick” from his first disc — and it’s showing signs of similar success, already sitting as the #22 record on Rhythmic radio.

In these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the upcoming video, Ink is joined by Usher and Tinashe — both of whom are featured on the song — for what looks to be a pretty sexy visual. The clip, shot in Atlanta, was directed by Darren Craig, who has also directed videos for Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha and more.

Look out for the “Body Language” video to drop later this month.

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Here’s Proof That Suge Knight Is A Kid At Heart

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Sure, Suge Knight is a rap mogul and former NFL player, but in some ways, he’s just like you.

The proof? The Death Row Records founder stopped by Disneyland over the weekend to soak up some fun in the sun. He even rocked a Disneyland t-shirt with Mickey Mouse on the chest (in red, of course), because he must have been feeling particularly festive.

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In less upbeat Suge Knight news, a suspect has been identified in an incident from August where the Los Angeles native was shot multiple times, according to TMZ. However, they’re still looking to gather enough evidence to arrest the alleged perp.

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Could Listening To Hip-Hop Help Treat Mental Illness?

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Hip-hop has long been a therapeutic outlet for artists, allowing them to express themselves and voice issues, and work through those issues in the music. Now, scientists at Cambridge University in England are looking to prove that hip-hop — both listening to it and writing raps — can actually help treat mental illness.

“There is so much more to hip-hop than the public realizes,” Becky Inkster, a neuroscientist in the university’s department of psychiatry, told The Guardian. She and consultant psychiatrist Akeem Sule have teamed up to form Hip Hop Psych.

“I grew up in the ’90s during the golden era of hip-hop, when it exploded into mainstream culture. It is rich in references to psychiatric illnesses that have not been properly explored and which could be of enormous benefit to patients. We want to work with rappers, charities, medical groups and others to promote its real potential.”

Of course, hip-hop has been used as a teaching tool a number of times in the past. Bun B taught Religious Studies 331: Religion and Hip-Hop Culture at Rice University, The Textual Appeal of Tupac Shakur was offered at the University of Washington, and Georgia Regents University launched a class based on the work of Kendrick Lamar and his debut album this year.

But Hip Hop Psych believes that the music can not only be studied, but also used as an actual treatment for patients dealing with psychiatric problems.

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Wiz Khalifa Teams Up With ILOVEMAKONNEN For ‘I Don’t Sell Molly No More’ Remix

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Wiz Khalifa may be dealing with the fallout from his wife, Amber Rose, recently filing for divorce, but if his new track is any indication, he’s still sounding like the same old Wiz.

The Pittsburgh rapper remixed ILOVEMAKONNEN’s bubbling single “I Don’t Sell Molly No More” over the weekend, and got back to doing what he does best: “I turned gin and juice dreams to the big screen/ The kid from the Burgh doing big things/ Not to mention, all of my n—as on, on they own buzz/ Smokin’ to the head, we all fed, everybody growin’ dreads,” he raps.

Related: Wiz Khalifa And Amber Rose Are Dealing With Divorce Differently: See The Proof

Last month, Amber filed for divorce from her husband of one year, citing irreconcilable differences.

For Makonnen, meanwhile, this is the second major remix he’s scored, coming on the heels of Drake putting his stamp of approval on “Tuesday.”

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Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Heart-Filled ‘i’ Lyric Video

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Forget gang signs. Kendrick Lamar is getting people to throw up hearts with their hands.

The cover art for K. Dot’s most recent single, “i,” depicted two men — one wearing red, the other in blue, symbolizing Bloods and Crips — standing next to one another and making hearts with their hands. The chorus of the song repeats the refrain “I love myself.” And love was again the message in the lyric video for the song, which dropped on Friday (October 10).

As the Compton native’s upbeat lyrics scroll across the bottom of the screen, an array of images rotate to populate the main frame of the video: Mothers, children, teens; people in business attire, wearing bandannas, and rocking t-shirts — really, all walks of life are represented. And they’re all throwing hearts up.

The video is directed by Christian San Jose.

Though there’s no official date for Kendrick’s sophomore major label album, the rapper said he’s aiming to drop it before the year is over.

“I’m hoping to push it out before 2015,” he said in an interview last month. “I’m gonna say that. I’m working hard in the studio.”

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