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In a recent interview with French media outlet Clique TV, Kanye West discussed many of his usual talking points; race, class, fashion, corporations, Drake, the state of pop and rap music, the quality of North West’s toys, etc. As usual, it’s worth a listen. It’s over a half hour, so go make yourself a sandwich and sit back comfortably. Check out the full interview after the jump.

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Notorious Houston producer and legendary chopped DJ OG Ron C is currently in the process of working on a forthcoming chopped-and-screwed remix project of Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, fittingly titled If You’re Choppin This It’s Too Late. OG Ron C has gone on to share the chopped version of “Madonna” which in addition features second verse from Drake, which you can check out after the jump.

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Kanye West stopped by Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club for an hour long interview. During his hour long sit down with the Breakfast Club crew Kanye discussed his Grammy incident and divulged some pretty juicy details regarding his currently untitled Yeezus followup. According to Kanye himself, the album is about 80% complete and will comprise of “bars, songs, [and] cookout music that just feels good”. He explained, “My last album was a protest to music, I was like ‘I’m gonna take my ball and go home’…This album is embracing the music, joy. Being of service to the people. I just hope people like it and enjoy it.”

But, in typical Kanye fashion, he didn’t confirm a release date. In fact, ‘Ye is completely over release dates and plans to drop the album as a surprise a la Beyonce and Drake. While discussing the forthcoming album, Kanye also touched on the track “Wolves” featuring Vic Mensa and Sia, which he premiered during his adidas fashion show. Apparently the track came from a Drake collaboration which, sadly, fell through. “The song came from a conversation me and Drake had where we were supposed to do an album together—it was supposed to be called Wolves…we said we was gonna do it, he was sending beats back and forth,” said ‘Ye of “Wolves.” “I got this one record with Young Thug that I’m gonna put on the Rihanna album…It might happen because I threw that out there, but he [Young Thug] probably be mad that I mention it on your show because he dislike y’all so much.”

Check out the full Kanye West interview after the jump!

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Fans are brutal and the internet has allowed for anonymous sh*t-talking to take place on an almost obsessive basis. But don’t fret, nerds, as your favorite artist actually does care about your opinion. Cue evidence: this video where rappers like Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Childish Gambino, and more read incredibly mean tweets. Enjoy after the jump!

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Big Sean is sharing “Blessings” a collaborative track with Toronto’s all-star Drake that will appear on his forthcoming album Dark Sky Paradise, which is due out February 24. The track was produced by frequent Drake collaborators Boi-1da & Vinylz. In addition to a Drake feature, Big Sean has uploaded extended audio of the song to his Soundcloud. The full version features an uncredited verse from Kanye West. Check it out after the jump.

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Lil Wayne preps the release of his forthcoming Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape amidst the battle over the release of his (currently) pending Tha Carter V album. And to tease the forthcoming Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape he is sharing a freestyle over Future’s Mike WiLL Made It-produced “Sh!t” instrumental. Listen after the jump.

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Drake’s recent signee iLoveMakonnen (whom he collaborated with on “Tuesday”) is set to release his forthcoming project Drink More Water 5 any day now and to tease the release he is sharing “Super Clean.” “Super Clean” is co-produced by Phantom Power. Listen after the jump.

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Action Bronson’s forthcoming debut album Mr. Wonderful officially drops March 24th and after sharing its tracklist as well as the features/production credits he is now dropping “Actin’ Crazy,” a track produced by Drake’s frequent collaborator Noah “40” Shebib. Listen to Bronson’s “Actin’ Crazy” after the jump.

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G-Unit’s Young Buck is looking to make the most out of the new year as he releases a new loosie with “New Year’s Cake.” The track, which borrows the awesome “Pound Cake” beat, finds Buck reveling in the misery before celebrating his triumphs. Listen to Young Buck’s “New Year’s Cake” after the jump.

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Nicki Minaj has shared the official music video to her “Only” single featuring Lil Wayne, Drake, and Chris Brown. The official visuals for “Only” arrives a month after the controversial lyrical video which the Anti-Defamation League accused of promoting Nazi imagery. Naturally Nicki denied the allegations, citing that she would never condone Nazism in her art. Regardless the new visuals showcase all four stars in a relatively ominous setting. Peep the video for “Only” after the jump.

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Throwback Thursday is back with 25 more old school hip-hop pics. This time we’ve got some goodies you may have never seen before. Take a look after the jump! Read More

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