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Pleasure Principle: 30 Years Of Loving Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ Album

Here's to saluting the anniversary of Janet Jackson's classic career defining set.


Janet Taught Us: Favorite Janet Jackson Dance Videos

Janet Jackson is the complete package. If she wasn't topping the charts with her slow jams, she was burning the stage up. She's the…


Papoose Agrees Kendrick Lamar’s BET Cypher Diss Was Directed at Him, Not Drake

It was going on a month since the last Papoose diss track made its way online. As Papoose quietly bathed in his summer's post-diss track…


Opinion: Why Drake Needs To Respond To Kendrick Lamar’s BET Cypher Diss

Hey, Drake and Kendrick. Don’t stop now. It’s come down to this: You must deliver on what would undoubtedly be the most intriguing rap battle…


Exclusive Stream: Rain City Riot ‘Control’ EP

Producer-on-the-rise, Rain City Riot takes the house and garage music of Berlin's bustling underground techno scene and puts it all on display with his two-track…


Listen: Did Ab-Soul Inspire Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Verse?

Kendrick Lamar's chest-beating verse on Big Sean's "Control" rattled the hip-hop world and seized RSS feeds, rap conversations and even TMZ cameras. It was an…


No Kendrick Lamar For Kanye West’s New York City Yeezus Tour Dates?

The self-proclaimed "King of New York" -- aka Kendrick Lamar -- is heading out on tour with Kanye West this fall, but don't expect to…


Kendrick Lamar Explains: What We Learned From His Interviews This Week

In the wake of his rap-earth-shattering verse on Big Sean's "Control," Kendrick Lamar made the interview rounds this week, appearing on Power 106's Big Boy’s…


Q&A: Fabolous Talks Allen Iverson’s Retirement And The Real ‘King Of New York’

Despite postponing the release of his sixth studio album, Fabolous receives a warm welcoming upon arriving to the summer's final EBC game at Harlem's Rucker…


In “Control” – Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ Goes Platinum

Maybe Kendrick Lamar had a point when he anointed himself king.


Joe Budden Drops ‘Control’ Response

Warning: This Joe Budden "Control" response "ain't for the self-proclaimed legends that nobody wants to hear from." The Love & Hip Hop 3 star slaughters…


Opinion: Papoose’s Kendrick Lamar Diss Shows Hip-Hop Still Has Some Growing Up To Do

We can now all come out of the shadows. The sun is once again shining, the children of the world are safe to come out…


Photos: Big Sean Throws Block Party in Los Angeles

Big Sean's upcoming second studio Hall of Fame got a major push this week after the Detroit rapper released the album outtake "Control" with a…


Clap Back: Ranking The Best (And Worst) Responses To Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Verse

Since Kendrick Lamar's atrocious and vicious delivery on Big Sean's "Control" hit the world on Monday (Aug. 12), a myriad of responses have come out…


7 Unanswered Questions Following Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Verse

Are you over Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control" yet? Yeah, us neither. In the less-than-72-hour fallout since the verse hijacked rap heads, there have been…
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