1. Governors Ball 2014: Outkast Corrects Course With Energetic Outing in NYC

    June 07, 2014 9:48 AM EDT In April, when Outkast set off their 2014 reunion tour with a problematic, unfocused set at Coachella's first weekend, critics suggested many different scapegoats: a flawed setlist, a disengaged Andre 3000, overlong solo sets from he and Big Boi, a festival crowd that was too young…

  2. 15 Hot Governors Ball Moments: Outkast Owns, Damon Albarn & De La Soul Team Up Day 1

    June 07, 2014 6:07 AM EDT Far from the mud-splattered ethos of last year's Governors Ball, the 2014 edition took over New York's Randall's Island Friday (June 6) in bright sunshine and ideal temps in 70s, perfect weather for the long-awaited NYC live return of Outkast, Britpop icon Damon Albarn (with…

  3. RZA & Raekwon End Beef Over Wu-Tang Clan's 'A Better Tomorrow' Album

    May 12, 2014 6:06 PM EDT It looks as if RZA and Raekwon have reconciled. After going back and forth for the past month over the recording of their upcoming album, "A Better Tomorrow," "Raekwon scheduled to hit studio to complete verses for album," reads a statement on the Wu-Tang Clan's…

  4. The Beef: RZA & Raekwon Bicker Over Wu-Tang Clan's 'A Better Tomorrow' Album

    April 22, 2014 2:35 PM EDT In the past month, RZA and Raekwon have expressed their frustration against one another and on the Wu-Tang Clan's upcoming release, "A Better Tomorrow." The album is the group's first release since their 2007 "8 Diagrams," and will accompany the one copy of the…

  5. Coachella 2014: Nas Celebrates 'Illmatic' 20th Anniversary with Lauryn Hill, Damian Marley

    April 20, 2014 1:41 PM EDT Legendary hip-hop artist Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, "Illmatic," at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Saturday (April 19) with a memorable second-week set featuring cameos by Lauryn Hill and Damian Marley. Nas Photographer Danny Clinch…

  6. Wale, Raekwon Heap Praise on Nas at 'Illmatic' Tribeca Premiere: 'My Hat Tips Off to Him'

    April 17, 2014 7:43 PM EDT "Time Is Illmatic" opened the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night, just days before the twentieth anniversary of Nas' breakthrough album, Illmatic. While the ten-track 1994 release has been lauded as one of the most influential and important albums of hip hop -…

  7. Big Boi Signs New Management Deal: 'We Have a Lot of New Material Coming' (Exclusive)

    March 21, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Big Boi, the rap artist best known as half of hip-hop duo Outkast, has signed a management deal with Jordan Feldstein's Career Artist Management, whose clients include Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke. The news comes as Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton) is reuniting for the first time since…

  8. Wu-Tang Clan Release New Track 'Keep Watch': Listen

    March 19, 2014 6:57 AM EDT The wait for new Wu-Tang Clan music is over. The influential New York-based rap collective has dropped “Keep Watch,” the first track lifted from the long-overdue new album “A Better Tomorrow”. Singer Nathaniel provides vocals in the chorus and long-time Wu-Tang collaborator DJ Mathematics…

  9. ScHoolboy Q, 'Oxymoron': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 12:13 PM EST On his 2012 independent release "Habits & Contradictions," ScHoolboy Q was dangerous -- and not in the boasting-about-your-guns type of way, but in the I-love-drunk-driving type of way. He was fiendish and self-sabotaging, sinking into the simple indulgences of sex, money…

  10. Mobb Deep Reveals 'The Infamous Mobb Deep' Album Cover: Exclusive

    February 18, 2014 11:53 AM EST Two months before its release, Mobb Deep reveals the album cover for "The Infamous Mobb Deep." Check it out above, premiered here on The Juice. Mobb Deep is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of their "The Infamous" album (April, 1995) a year early, with the double disc…

  11. ScHoolboy Q Unveils 'Oxymoron' Album Covers, Debuts New Song

    January 21, 2014 12:48 PM EST Yesterday (Jan. 20), ScHoolboy Q unveiled the album covers for the standard and deluxe edition of his upcoming album, "Oxymoron." The standard edition features his daughter, Joy, before a black backdrop, while the deluxe edition features ScHoolboy Q in his signature bucket hat over…

  12. RZA on Wu-Tang Clan: 'We Can't Wait Seven Years for Another Album'

    November 21, 2013 7:37 PM EST RZA sees the latest Wu-Tang Clan endeavor as the end of the influential rap group as we know it. The 44-year-old Wu-Tang leader and producer says he's still six weeks or so away from finishing the Clan's overdue new album "A Better Tomorrow." The process has made him…

  13. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 2004 compilation album, "Legend of the Wu…

  14. Rock The Bells 2013: Ol' Dirty Bastard's Hologram Performs with Son On Day 2

    September 09, 2013 11:09 AM EDT Method Man threatens to leave due to technical difficulties. Rock the Bells successfully pulled off a second hologram performance on night two of the double-date festival in San Bernardino, CA, but not without technical glitches. Photos: Rock the Bells 2013 | Eazy-E's Hologram Takes…

  15. Rapsody's Wale-Assisted, 'Dark Knights': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 15, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Rapsody's 'She Got Game' mixtape will drop on August 20. Close to a year after releasing her debut album, "The Idea of Beautiful," Rapsody readies her fifth mixtape, "She Got Game," due August 20. In anticipation for her Gangsta Grillz mixtape, hosted by…

  16. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey & More Surprise At Summer Jam XX

    June 03, 2013 7:55 AM EDT Rap's new class dominates: Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz New York City radio station Hot 97 celebrated its 20th annual Summer Jam concert with young rappers who are dominating the charts, a respected veteran hip-hop group and a slew of surprises. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nicki…

  17. Danny Brown, Juelz Santana and Ghostface Killah Hit SXSW Vice House Show, Then 'Peace' Out

    March 16, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Several New York rhymers and a Detroit rap kook rocked the party last night. Friday (March 15) was a hell of a night for hip-hop. Just as people began heading over to the Vice House party around 7 p.m., news was breaking across Twitter (originally from a TMZ report) that Lil Wayne was in…

  18. Coachella 2013: 10 Non-Headliners To Watch

    January 25, 2013 3:51 PM EST The full lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was unveiled on Thursday night (Jan. 24), and this year's six-day, two-weekend extravaganza features some heavy-hitting performers. Aside from top-line artists like Blur, Phoenix, the Stone Roses and Red Hot Chili…

  19. Get On Down Records Releases Nas 'Illmatic' 'Gold Edition' Deluxe Box Set

    December 10, 2012 2:25 PM EST Get On Down is releasing a limited "Gold Edition" deluxe box set of Nas ' "Illmatic" in time for the holidays. There are two packages that became available to all fans on Get On Down's site today (Dec. 10): a CD & LP deluxe bundle ($ 49.94 ) and CD-only…

  20. Cannibal Ox Returns: Inside The 'Cold Vein' Follow-Up

    November 29, 2012 1:40 PM EST Acclaimed rap duo reconnects 11 years after their debut album. In 2001, Cannibal Ox -- the Harlem hip-hop duo of Vast Aire and Vordul Mega -- released "The Cold Vein," a sinewy space odyssey of a rap LP that was hailed by underground fans and critics alike for its gritty depiction…

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