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Kanye Mad At 40 For “Borrowing” Sound

Rae and Ghost aren’t the only ones that don’t like a shark biter. Drake’s producer, Noah “40” Shebib tells VIBE in the Aug/Sept. issue that Ye cursed him out for “borrowing” his sound. “I can’t even be mad at him,” says 40 [short for working 40 Days and 40 Nights…Noah’s ark, get it?) “Because the last CD I listened to before I started working on So Far Gone was 808s & Heartbreak.” Ah, that explains it. But Yeezy doesn’t have […]

Swizz Beatz Creates YRB Cover

No one man should have all that power. The man who wifed up A Keys created one of the three unique covers of YRB’s Art Issue. Big party in NYC next Monday to celebrate with Mr. Dean as the host. You better ask somebody for a hook-up. Issue on newsstands next week. Alternative front page status for Shepard Fairey and Mr. Cartoon after the jump.

Eminem On Retiring From Rap

Rappers never retire—or do they? In an excerpt from VIBE‘s Juice issue, Eminem speaks on the day he gracefully bows out the game. Hopefully, it’s no time soon. Issue on newsstands now. …Honestly, I don’t know how much longer I have in this game. I’m always going to love hip-hop. But how much longer am I going to still do it? I couldn’t give you an answer. But the day that this is not better than the last will probably […]

Ralph’s Rehearsal (Highline Ballroom, NYC)

[sparkart-clique site=”rap_radar” video=”ralphsoup”] What does it takes to pull off a great performance? Practice, pratice, practice. Sorry, A.I. Anywho, before Wale did his 1-2 for the crowd on Monday, I caught some rehearsal of the big show. I like this footage a lot. Maybe it’s the sepia tone. Ha! “Soup” up top. “Friends N Strangers” and “MC” on the other side.

New Video: The Roots x John Legend Ft. Melanie Fiona x Common “Wake Up Everybody”

[vodpod id=Video.4263150&w=425&h=350&] Rise and shine, sleepy heads. Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ hit serves as the lead single for The Roots and John Legend’s collaborative album. And for the video, the tandem feature Common and the lovely Melanie Fiona. Don’t get caught sleepin’.