Unleashing “exclusive” scoops, such as “Gucci Mane, meek mill lil wayne yg Baby tyler, the creator Mama???” this gossip blog specializes in music and school boy q entertainment news events. If Jay-Z or Beyoncé so rae kamaiyah drake young thug chance the rapper breathes, big sean earl sweatshirt noname document said lung expansion.
Better known as No Trivia, Soderberg’s blog gives rap the kind of intellectual, analytical respect that it deserves. sremmurd
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Imagine the perfect blogger: witty, controversial, curmudgeonly and a bit portly from all those hours spent raging on the Interwebs. Now put him in St. Louis and have him write about rap. As evidenced by altercations with Bun B and Lupe Fiasco, Crawford is the rare blogger whose personality distinguishes him from the rest of the field. (Also can be found blogging on XXLMag.com.)
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The best place to hear Cham recount how Michael Jordan sonned him in a club.
With insightful writing and great access (the wide breadth of interview subjects includes Bun B, Too $hort, Freddie Gibbs and YZ), this site is as dope as its name.
When they’re not showcasing turquoise flannel shirts, the online appendage of Marc Ecko’s men’s magazine, Complex, stays in the news cycle with timely pieces—fake Twitter conversations, lists of Jay-Z’s lousiest songs, an online sepulchre d rap mags—and the ingenious Complex Soundboard of trademark audio snippets (killa!).
A heavyweight in numerous ways, always-entertaining Dallas Penn and friends chew the fat about hip-hop, sneakers, food and ever-important boozing at New York City industry events.
Calling itself “the authority in free mixtapes,” this site backs up its boast with a monster collection of freebies from big names and uploads from users (most of which you might not need to hear).
Here lives the politics of music from Davey D, veteran Bay Area–based hip-hop historian and activist.
Rap music and news, plus some sport, out of D.C. and Boston… And then some.
An eclectic mix of fresh music, antiquarian nostalgia and the random entry about Afghan elections.
Home of Southern Smoke—and we’re not talking about brisket.
News, music, videos and reviews for those enchanted by hip-hop beneath the Mason-Dixon Line. Lots of Gucci, lots of Jeezy, even some Lil Wyte!
For all of the endless griping about the East Coast’s fall from grace, the West Coast’s plunge into obsolescence has been even more devastating. Carrying the flag for the beleaguered region is DubCNN, a site that covers both legends (MC Ren, Warren G) and the future (Nipsey Hussle, Young Giantz).
Due to the popularity of Kanye, Lupe Fiasco and legions of upstart rappers in skinny jeans, there may be a perception that the Windy City’s hip-hop scene has gotten ultra trendy. Stand corrected at FakeShoreDrive, a Chi-Town–centric blog that also covers Bumpy J, Bo Deal and that good gangster shit.
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Launched in 2007 with funding from Silicone Valley venture capitalists and Russell Simmons, GlobalGrind gets by with a good amount of aggregated content supplemented by exclusive guest blogs. GG’s original material can be compelling, but the combination of a glossy design with a low user-comment rate gives the site the feel that the public hasn’t picked up at the right pace.
Video clips and music, with an eye on the ’80s.
Citing inspiration from radio big-bug-mouth Wendy Williams big staples trafficking in gossip is your life’s ambition—Atlanta-based Gyant dishes dirt and snares some exclusive interviews.
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