The most famous college drop out in the world is finally getting a degree. Yes, Mr. Kanye West is being awarded with an honorary doctorate degree from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. We’re almost positive his late mother, Donda, would be so proud today. She’s definitely up there in heaven smiling down today.

UPDATE: Missed the stream? Watch Kanye’ss full acceptance speech below

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denitia and sene debuted their new video for “The Fan” earlier this week. Director extraordinaire Shomi Patwary directed the club lust video where the duo is shown caught up in their own sounds.

Purchase a copy of their EP here.

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Forbes returns with their annual “Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists” list. The 2015 edition is lead by Diddy with $735 million, as Ciroc, his Sean John clothing line, Aquahydrate water, and Revolt network contributes to that amount. Dr. Dre is right behind the Bad Boy mogul with $700 million, as Jay Z comes in at No. 3 with $550 million. The final two spots goes to 50 Cent ($155 million) and Cash Money Records CEO Birdman ($150 million).

“In order to complete the Forbes Five list, we follow the same procedures used to calculate our list of the world’s billionaires: valuing current holdings, looking at past earnings and talking to analysts, attorneys, managers, other industry players and even some of the moguls themselves to find out as many details as possible.”

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I honestly didn’t know if this would ever even happen — but Pusha T has finally said goodbye to his beloved braids. One of the only dudes to keep the look fresh for so long, King Pusha seems to going through a transformation of sorts. For his entire career and probably as long as anyone can remember, P has kept his hair long.

It’s never easy to say goodbye…

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Lil Bibby and Lil Herb have come a long way from the cold, harsh streets of Chicago. 3 Little Digs recently caught up with the rising rookies during a studio session down in Atlanta, where they talked about their Styles/Jada-esque chemistry and the possibility of a joint project happening. The clip also includes a snippet of a new Bibby and Herb collaboration called “Ain’t Heard About You,” which they just finished the night before.

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Baltimore in 2015: get off that corner, and get into an Uber. That’s what A$AP Ant is one these days anyway. The Marino Gang/A$AP Mob rapper brings Soduh and Ice along for a new age dopeboy song about finessin’ and using the handy car service to evade the narcs.

Listen to “Uber” below…


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Pitchfork has announced the lineup for its 2015 Music Festival, which descends on Chicago’s Union Park on Friday July 17 until Sunday July 19. The three-day event will be headlined by Chance The Rapper, Sleater-Kinney and Wilco, with iLoveMakonnen, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Run The Jewels, Vince Staples and Madlib and Freddie Gibbs also on the bill. Tickets are on sale now.

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To commemorate the recent and tragic passing of their beloved founder, A$AP Mob is gearing up to release this official A$AP Yams tribute t-shirt. Available in black, the tee features a portrait of Yams with the words “Rest In Peace” in Pen & Pixel-style font. The shirt is available to pre-order now via the A$AP Mob online store.

R.I.P. A$AP Yams.

Listen to DJ Nick’s “Best of A$AP Worldwide/Yamborghini Records” tribute mix below…



Kid Ink’s major-label sophomore album Full Speed is out now. Those who head to Best Buy will receive a special edition of the album that includes three bonus songs. On Sunday afternoon leading up to the GRAMMYs, the L.A. rapper dropped one of those songs titled “Show Must Go On.”

Featuring Machine Gun Kelly and Math Allen listen below and head here to buy the Best Busy edition.

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A pair of Bronx defenders, Kumar Rao and Ryan Napoli, found themselves fighting for their jobs after appearing in Uncle Murda’s “Hands Up” video. According to the Village Voice “at least one attorney who appeared in a controversial rap video has resigned from his position with the Bronx Defenders, a legal nonprofit that represents indigent clients in New York City.”

The video depicts explicit imagery of violence between young Black men between and the NYPD. However, do you feel the defenders were wrong for appearing in the video? They claim they didn’t know there would be violent scenes, but let us know what you think in the comments section.

“Kumar Rao submitted a letter of resignation this afternoon, according to his attorney. Meanwhile, NY1 reporter Dean Meminger has reported on Twitter that another attorney who was involved with and appeared in the video, Ryan Napoli, likewise resigned from the group. NY1 also reports that the organization’s executive director, Robin Steinberg, has been suspended for 60 days without pay.”

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