Surprise! Miguel Releases 3 New Songs

Surprise! Miguel Releases 3 New Songs

December continues to be popular month for unexpected releases from R&B singers. After D'Angelo dropped Black Messiah with little warning on Monday, 3 new songs popped up on Miguel's Soundcloud page today
Azealia Banks, 2014.

Azealia Banks Opens Up, Breaks Down in 45-Minute-Plus Radio Interview

If you thought Azealia Banks only speaks her mind on Twitter, you need to watch this interview. Banks sat down for a 45-minute-plus chat with Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning, and the roundtable discussion covered everything from her ongoing beef with similarly named rapper Iggy Azalea to a fable that she's been writing.
Bobby Shmurda in his "Hot N---a" music video

Bobby Shmurda Pleads Not Guilty to Gun, Drug Charges

Up-and-coming rapper Bobby Shmurda appeared in a New York City court on Thursday (Dec. 18) to face charges he moonlighted as a gun-toting member of a street gang that was behind several shootings, one fatal, during turf wars over drug trafficking.
K. Michelle Debuts at No. 1 on R&B Albums

K. Michelle Debuts at No. 1 on R&B Albums

R&B singer/songwriter K. Michelle returns to the top of R&B Albums with her sophomore studio set Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?, arriving with 84,000 sold in the week ending Dec. 14, according to Nielsen Music. It’s the best sales week ever for Michelle, and her second No. 1 following her debut album Rebellious Soul (72,000 in its opening frame, and her previous best sales week).
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Atlanta's Top 8 New Rappers

Atlanta is home to a constantly rising number of up-and-coming acts -- it's a powder keg of talent waiting to blow.
Drake at Raptors 2014 Playoff

Drake on 'Drake Night': 'My Goal Is to Stay With the Raptors as Long as They'll Have Me'

The Raptors “Drake Night” couldn’t have gone any better last night at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre when the NBA team took on the Brooklyn Nets for the first time since the U.S. team knocked them out of the first-round playoffs this spring in Game 7 by just one point. Rap superstar Drake, the Raptors’ “global ambassador” since Sept. 2013, was there courtside, jumping in excitement when the game ended in a 105-89 win.
XXL Magazine to Print Quarterly Issues

XXL Magazine to Print Quarterly Issues

Townsquare Media has signaled that XXL Magazine, which it acquired earlier this year, will now publish print editions on a quarterly basis.
My City: Atlanta, Featuring Raury, OG Maco & Father

My City: Atlanta, Featuring Raury, OG Maco & Father

In the first of a series of videos highlighting regional hip-hop scenes titled 'My City,' Billboard's senior editor Erika Ramirez explores Atlanta's new rap scene in.

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