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Kendrick Lamar and Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith on How They Built Hip-Hop’s Greatest Indie Label

Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, an imposing figure at 6 foot 1, tends to wear a stern look under his ­signature red ­baseball cap. It’s a face sculpted on the streets of…

Interview: Common Is Rewriting The ‘Black American Story’

Common is no stranger to controversy. Dubbed a “conscious” rapper early in his career, the Southside Chicago native has used his hip-hop platform to discuss meaty issues…

Dame Dash Prepares ‘Roc-A-Fella’ Story For Television Series

Damon Dash and producer Lemuel Plummer have announced that they are developing a drama series for television based on the Roc-A-Fella Records story. According to both…

Digital Cover: Fetty Wap ‘From My Trap To Yours’

New Jersey is hot again. Not just because it’s June, but Paterson’s own native son, Fetty Wap, currently has multiple singles blasting through speakers in every corner…

Photos: Drake Celebrates Birthday In Miami With Lil Wayne, Fabolous, The Game And More

OVO’s head huncho Drake recently celebrated his 28th birthday (Oct. 24). That same night, the award-winning rapper was seen trying to push his way into a D.C club to alle…

A Comprehensive Timeline Of Drake’s Entire Life

Drake’s life story has always been a debated topic of discussion when it comes to the rapper’s music. Some argue that he grew up a “rich” kid but the truth is that…

Spin Cover Story: Future Is Now

From the streets of Atlanta to ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ the OutKast-educated rap-and-R&B innovator has spent the past few years building an arsenal of hits. But now, wi…

TDE Vs. GQ: Hip-Hop Tastemakers And Journalists Weigh In

TDE’s disapproval of GQ‘s Kendrick Lamar cover story and their boycott of the magazine’s 2013 Man Of The Year party remains as a hot topic in the hip-hop community…

‘Fabric 71’ Mixed By Cassy Review: Techno Tastemaker Never Skips A Beat

As can be gleaned from the title, “Fabric 71” mixed by Cassy is the latest installment in one of the longest running DJ anthologies. A spin-off of London’s super club of…