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The Drake Effect: 10 Times A Drake Co-Sign Introduced Budding Stars To The Mainstream

The Drake effect is set to strike again with Fetty Wap's "My Way," but here we take a look at ten other artists that have benefited from this generations top co-sign.

Rap & Basketball: Glasses Malone Matches Hip Hop Icons With NBA Greats

Glasses Malone explains the NBA counterparts to Hip Hop legends, Tupac Shakur, LL Cool J, Lil Wayne, Biggie and Jay Z.

Bone Thugs N’ Harmony’s Bizzy Bone Explains How Chaos & Eazy E’s AIDS Related Absence Inspired “E.1999 Eternal”

Bone Thugs N’ Harmony member remembers Eazy E’s lack of communication after his AIDS diagnoses during the making of their classic album.

Jay Z vs. Nas: Which Emcee Has The Better Post-"Ether" Discography?

Here we face off, fight club style, the albums of both of these legends after "Ether" changed their lives for the better.

Waka Flocka Flame's Excellent Presidential Adventure

We imagine exactly what Waka Flocka Flame's future cabinet may look like if he can just convince America Brick Squad is the future.

Update! Tweets Is Watching: Kanye West Changes The Name Of His Album To "Swish," At Least For Now

Jay Z creates hashtag #TidalFacts movement, and Kendrick Lamar plays pitcher at LA Dodgers game.

All Eyez On Memes: Things More Interesting Than The Mayweather Fight & Baltimore Riots Won’t Knock The Hustle

Fetty Wap’s dog wants food and Ciara gets her upgrade from Future.

Instagram Flexin': Joey Bada$$ Marches With Protesters; Rihanna Gorgeous In Hawaii

13 Things We Learned About Snoop Dogg & Pharrell's Album "Bush"

HipHopDX was on hand for Snoop Dogg's preview of his album with Pharrell, "Bush."

Stray Shots: 7 Ways Hip Hop Has Changed For The Better Since 1995

On this week's "Stray Shots," we list seven ways Hip Hop has changed for the better since its golden age.

Hustle Hard: We Interviewed The Infamous Baltimore Riots Mixtape Promoter

Blue Benjamin Murdock of local rap group Blue Benjamin Bois talks the viral CNN interview, and how the riots messed up their mixtape rollout.

The Beauty Of Independence: Michael Tolle Shares The History & Success Behind Mello Music Group

Mello Music Group founder Michael Tolle explains what sets his label apart from the rest and how it's become a home for your favorite artist's favorite artists.

The 25 Most Important Mixtapes Of The Decade So Far

The 2010's don't even have a proper name yet, but these 25 mixtapes are what we feel have defined the decade five years in.

Amp Live, Locksmith & Sol's Tips To Crafting The Perfect Collaboration

Amp Live enlists Locksmith & Sol's advice on the art of collaboration.

Combat Jack Recounts The Infinite Sadness Of Biggie's Death, His Reinvention & Hip Hop In 80s New York

Many of Combat Jack's adventures come to life here, as he picks through the memories of a life he continues to live very well.

Tweets Is Watching: Pusha T Says Mobb Deep’s “The Infamous” “Changed His Life”

Vic Mensa joins Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint, and Kanye West covers Time Magazine.