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J. Cole has been the talk on social media the past 24 hours. On Thursday (Dec. 1) it leaked that the North Carolina MC will be dropping a new album titled 4 Your Eyez Only on December 9. The excitement only continued to grow shortly after midnight on Friday (Dec. 2), when Cole World released a new 40-minute documentary Eyez, revolving around the making of 4 Your Eyez Only before it arrives next week.

At the 30:40 mark of the documentary released exclusively on TIDAL, a music video for a song called “False Prophets” plays, where in the first verse J. Cole appears to take aim at Kanye West.

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Kanye West’s “Saint Pablo” tour pulled into Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center on Saturday night (Nov. 20). Sadly for fans who paid their hard earned money, the show ended as quickly as it began. Only after performing three songs, the rapper/designer went into a 15-minute rant, and abruptly ended the concert to a sold-out crowd of booing fans.

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Frank Ocean recently opened up to John Caramanica of The New York Times for his first major interview in years, a story that was published by the NYT on Tuesday night (Nov. 15). Over the course of two days, the singer/songwriter spoke with Caramanica on the recording process of his No. 1 album Blonde, his personal life, the long and strenuous process of leaving Def Jam Records via buying himself out, his exile to London in 2013, and protesting the 2017 GRAMMYs by choosing not to submit his latest album for consideration.

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Vic Mensa has emerged as one of the loudest — and most important — voices in hip-hop this year. From protesting Laquan McDonald’s murder to tackling police brutality in his “16 Shots” video, the Roc Nation rapper is more than just talk when it comes to fighting the power. In a new guest essay for Billboard, Vic reacts to Donald Trump winning last week’s Presidential election.

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Gucci Mane and Future have combined forces for a short new mixtape that is causing a major stir online. Prior to the release, Guwop and Fewtch made no mention of the collaborative project, but Atlanta rap fans are loving every moment of this.

Future was recently a special guest at Wop’s homecoming concert, but they have not released an official collaboration since 2013’s “Confused.” They also released a Free Bricks mixtape in 2011.

Free Bricks 2K16 features production from Metro Boomin, Southside and Zaytoven.

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The world is in a state of shock as Donald Trump is will become the 45th president of the United States, winning the 2016 U.S. Election over Hillary Clinton. Soon after the historic victory, people took to social media to voice their thoughts on the billionaire real estate magnate and former reality star moving into the White House following current president Barack Obama’s 8-year run.

Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg, Macklemore, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Tinashe, Azealia Banks, T.I. and expressed their disappointment, shock, and in some cases happiness over Donald Trump’s stunning win early Wednesday morning (Nov. 9).

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ABC’s Nightline followed Lil’ Wayne across the world the past three years for a profile feature that aired late Tuesday night. From 2013, ABC’s Linsey Davis caught up with Weezy F. Baby backstage at a concert in Amsterdam, inside his private Miami skatepark, and during a recent book signing of the rapper’s Gone ‘Til November memoir. Throughout the segment, the Young Money CEO is asked about his time in Rikers Island, love for marijuana and criticism surrounding his misogynistic lyrics.

The two also touched on the Black Lives Matter movement, a subject Weezy made headlines on after stating racism doesn’t exit in his eyes during an appearance on FS1’s UNDISPUTED last month.

Update: Weezy sent out a tweet that serves as his temporary response to the controversy, and gave a short response to TMZ: “Apologies to anyone who was offended.”

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Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to perform the U.S. National Anthem before tip-off of the Philadelphia 76ers home opener on Wednesday night (Oct. 26) vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder. Sadly, the moment was taken away from the 30-year-old singer, as she was informed by the NBA organization that they scrapped the performance due to her wearing a “We Matter” jersey. “I’m at the 76ers game singing the National Anthem and the organization is telling me I can’t because I’m wearing a ‘We Matter’ jersey,” said Sevyn in a video posted on Twitter.

“The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change,” said the 76ers organization in a statement released to Philadelphia’s ABC 6 Action News. “We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community.”

In a video posted online, Sevyn is seen and heard practicing “The Star-Spangled Banner” hours before tip-off as Action News reporter Jeff Skversky gives a preview of the NBA matchup.

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There’s never a dull moment at a Kanye West show, but his recent Saint Pablo concerts have been even more eventful than usual. Last week in Seattle, Ye called out the Apple Music vs. Tidal streaming war, leading to all kinds of wild reports claiming that Jay Z hasn’t liked Kanye for years. Then, during his stop at Oakland’s Oracle Arena last night, Yeezy turned his attention to the Grammys after hearing about Frank Ocean missing out on nominations next year.

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After numerous delays and an early leak, French Montana has been forced to scrap his MC4 album altogether.

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