1. A$AP Rocky Reveals 'LongLiveA$AP' Release Date, Album Art

    December 03, 2012 8:26 PM EST A$AP Rocky 's "LongLiveA$AP" will be released Jan. 15, the rapper revealed on Monday's episode of BET's "106 & Park." The much-delayed sequel to the breakthrough MC's "LiveLoveA$AP" mixtape also showcased its cover art on Monday, a black…

  2. The Economy of Mixtapes: How Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T. Figured It Out

    September 16, 2011 5:45 PM EDT On Feb. 13, 2009, the mixtape paradigm shifted. Aligned with Lil Wayne , the then-unsigned Drake , who'd spent the few years before releasing buzzy mixtapes (rapping over hits), unleashed his almost entirely original mixtape "So Far Gone." He did so on his website, October'…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

  7. Ima Robot Eyes Duran Duran Gigs, Studio Return

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite being offered a chance to tour with Duran Duran through April, Ima Robot will instead play a handful of dates with the reunited new wave act before returning to the studio to record its sophom Despite being offered a chance to tour with Duran Duran through April, Ima Robot will…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with the E Street Band since 1987. 2002 - Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2001 - Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2000 -…