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Angie Martinez and DJ Enuff got an inside look at The Barclays Center before the doors opened for Jay-Z's first concert on Firday night. The venue boasts over 100 suites, VIP luxuries, clubs, restaurants, clothing stores and more. Watch as our native Brooklyn DJs stake the place...
A$AP Rocky is blazing an incredible trail of success. He rose to fame with the release of his "Deep Purple" mixtape and has since kept up an incredible momentum. His style, fashion sense and way with the ladies has garnered him attention across all platforms and most recently on...
Lupe Fiasco is one of Chicago's more conscious rappers. His new album "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part I" hit stores yesterday. The title is crazy long and it only makes sense because Lupe is such a complex rapper. He's taken on the gruesome...
Juicy J is one of those rappers we never really got enough of. It seems like it was lightyears ago when he DJ Paul, Lord Infamous,Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black and Koopsta Knicca hit the scene as the group Three 6 Mafia and blessed rap fans with a large does of "different" southern...
"Love & Hip Hop" kicked off two seasons ago with Chrissy as the breakout star of the show. While the entire cast was entertaining, most people gravitated towards Chrissy because of her endearing personality and of course her ability to keep it real. Most fans expected a...
Terrence J has been one of the co-hosts on 106 & Park for the last seven years and in 2012 he made the deicision to take his talents to E! News as their new anchor. While congratulations are in order, we wanted to get to the bottom of why Terrence J decided to make the move...
This morning Rosenberg kicked The Realness in Big Sean's direction. Sean Micheal Anderson has been going by the nickname Big Sean since way before his rap career began. In this interview he states he was 12 when people began calling him Big. Fastforward to 2012 and Big Sean is...
CLICK HERE FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD OF NEW ALBUM "GOOD KID M.A.A.D. CITY" If you had any doubts about new comer Kendrick Lamar, you can lay them to rest. Last night the young emcee issued an ear-catching, bell-ringing freestyle while in the booth with Funkmaster Flex. He ripped the...
According to Cipha Sounds, "Jamaicans don't care about much." So, to prove or disprove this theory, we brought in the expert in all things Jamaican, Sean Paul. He's got a new album coming out called "Tomahawk Technique" so we figured who better to settle this debate that him,...