Editorial

Noah “40″ Shebib Reflects on Success and Technology in New Blog Post. Read It Here:
By June 16, 2014
Noah “40″ Shebib Reflects on Success and Technology in New Blog Post. Read It Here:

40 took an opportunity to write a rare blog post on the official OVO blog. Read it here: “After H.A.W. I started to do a lot of thinking about those early days in Drake’s career. “So Far Gone” specifically and how we got here today. One of the things that will always stand out to […]

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GQ Spent a Month with 50 Cent. Check Out What They Experienced Here:
By May 27, 2014
GQ Spent a Month with 50 Cent. Check Out What They Experienced Here:

For years now, the man who wrote Get Rich or Die Tryin‘ has been getting very rich indeed—off record sales, energy drinks, self-help books, exercise routines, headphones, you name it. His newest product? A comeback record, Animal Ambition. You see, 50 Cent is healthier than you and wealthier than you, but he also believes you […]

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Go Behind the Scenes of ‘This Is Hot 97′ With Grantland:
By May 26, 2014
Go Behind the Scenes of ‘This Is Hot 97′ With Grantland:

Grantland spends time with the infamous Hot 97 crew as they film their show, This Is Hot 97. You can read the interesting piece here.

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Read Questlove’s New Essay: “When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America”
By April 22, 2014
Read Questlove’s New Essay: “When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America”

This is the first in a weekly series of six essays looking at hip-hop’s recent past, thinking about its distant past, and wondering about the possibility of a future. Check it out on Vulture now and decipher it for yourselves.

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Read Lil B’s Very Rare Opinion Piece On Womens Rights He Wrote for Rolling Stone
By June 29, 2013
Read Lil B’s Very Rare Opinion Piece On Womens Rights He Wrote for Rolling Stone

On Tuesday night, as the world tuned in to Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’ epic abortion-rights filibuster, Bay Area rapper Lil B was on tour in the Netherlands. After hearing what was happening in Texas, he sent out a message in solidarity to his 700,000 Twitter followers: “SHOUT OUT TO WENDY DAVIS STAY #BASED AND […]

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My Top 10 Music Moments from NYC’s Governors Ball (@GovBallNYC)
By June 4, 2013
My Top 10 Music Moments from NYC’s Governors Ball (@GovBallNYC)

Over the past few years, Governors Ball has become THE go-to music festival in the Northeast and has grown exponentially. I’m extremely happy to be heading back for the third year in a row, so I wanted to present my 10 favorite music moments from the past two years. Click below:

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Hip Hop Update’s 2012 Top 50 Music Producer Year End List
By December 28, 2012
Hip Hop Update’s 2012 Top 50 Music Producer Year End List

With every year end list, we review which producers stood out head and shoulders above the crowd. Whether it be gauged in the club, on the radio, through sales or on your favorite digital delivery service, these producers made their marks and then some. The criteria for selection and ranking is not so simple (I […]

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Read Saigon’s Huffington Post Editorial, “Why I Care About Hip Hop”
By November 28, 2012
Read Saigon’s Huffington Post Editorial, “Why I Care About Hip Hop”

Here’s a nice piece that Saigon put together for the Huffington Post. He used to write these types of editorials on his MySpace blog back in the day. Click below to read:

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By November 10, 2012
The Rules, by Bob Lefsetz

The Rules by Bob Lefsetz…genius. — Drizzy (@Drake) November 8, 2012 Just read Drake’s blog where he posted up a letter that former entertainment lawyer and music enthusiast Bob Lefsetz wrote about him in regards to the tweet above. Good read. Click below to check out the letter and read “The Rules.”

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2 Chainz (But Really, His Publicist) Pens an Editorial for Rolling Stone on Voting
By November 9, 2012
2 Chainz (But Really, His Publicist) Pens an Editorial for Rolling Stone on Voting

2 Chainz took the time to write out his thoughts on the election and the right to vote for Rolling Stone. Here’s what he had to say: As the national spokesperson for the Respect My Vote! campaign this year, I wanted to share my thoughts about the election, and talk about some of the things […]

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Frank Ocean Publishes New Blog Entry to His Fans
By October 16, 2012
Frank Ocean Publishes New Blog Entry to His Fans

Frank Ocean has taken to his personal blog to pen a new letter to his fans that describes where he’s at in life at this very moment. Click below to enlarge and read the piece.

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Pretty Cool Piece About the Kid Who Currently Lives at Jay-Z’s Old Stash Spot, 560 State Street
By October 10, 2012
Pretty Cool Piece About the Kid Who Currently Lives at Jay-Z’s Old Stash Spot, 560 State Street

This is an awesome human interest story on the current person who lives at 560 State Street in Brooklyn – Jay-Z’s alleged old “stash spot” from his hustling days. This kid, Amit Wehle, penned a piece for FUSE about how Jay-Z used his Menorah and visited his spot during his Barclays concerts. Click here to […]

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The Weeknd Pens Letter to His Fans
By October 4, 2012
The Weeknd Pens Letter to His Fans

Pretty much explaining the concept behind his video for “Rolling Stone” and telling the fans he won’t sell out.

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The Sexual Education of Pharrell Williams
By September 6, 2012
The Sexual Education of Pharrell Williams

Another great magazine profile piece on the creative mind of Pharrell Williams. The musician, producer, artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur, Pharrell Williams chops it up with Jada Yuan of BULLETT magazine. The pale pink cream liqueur Pharrell Williams pours into a tumbler of ice isn’t just for me, but for all womankind. He urges me […]

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