New album by DJ Khaled to feature Jay Z, Rick Ross, Future & others

DJ Khaled has released the details of his eighth studio album, I Changed A Lot, set to be released on October 23rd. This latest album features a big list of well-known names from across hip-hop and R&B. Future and Chris Brown are the prominently featured on the track list, with the former of the two having assisted on five tracks in total. Other features include Rick Ross, French Montana, Fetty Wap, and Meek Mill. Khaled released two new songs alongside the announcement including the modern ballad; "You Mine" featuring Trey Songz, Jeremih and Future, followed by the catchy "Gold Slugs" featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina and Fetty Wap. During New York City radio DJ Funkmaster Flex's radio show, Khaled also gave a preview of "I Don't Play About My Paper," featuring Rick R

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Skepta pictured working with Pharrell Williams

Skepta has hinted he's been in the studio working on music with Pharrell Williams. The grime MC made an appearance on Williams' OTHERtone Beats 1 radio show alongside Jamie Woon this past weekend. After the radio appearance, Skepta posted a photo of himself and Williams to his Instagram with the caption: "You know who's on production. Wow." Pharrell had recently confirmed that there will be another N.E.R.D. album during a Twitter Q&A session. Williams fielded questions from fans via IHeartRadio's Twitter account on September 22. During the online session, the singer was asked by one fan, "Are you going to make another N.E.R.D. album?", to which Williams replied "OF COURSE!". N.E.R.D. consists of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley. They released their last album 'Nothing'

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Chance the Rapper hints at a third mixtape coming soon

Chance the Rapper performed a new song at a show in Austin, Texas on Saturday night (October 10). The name of the song is currently unknown, but as it came to an end, Chance muttered the words “"hid mixture", suggesting that it may be part of a yet to be announced project. The past few months have been busy for the Chicago MC, 'Surf', a jazz fusion album that featured collaborations with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment was released in May. In August he released 'Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)', a joint mixtape with Lil B, as well as the song 'Israel (Sparring)' featuring Noname Gypsy. Chance was also invited to give a guest lecture at Harvard University's Hiphop Archive & Research Institute in April. He then took the opportunity to sit for a Q&A to answer questions about pr

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Janet Jackson earns seventh No.1 album on Billboard 200 chart

Janet Jackson has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with her new album Unbreakable. It's her seventh chart topping album, and just the third act to achieve No. 1 albums in each of the last four decades. Unbreakable, which was released on October 2nd arrived at the top of the chart with 116,000 equivalent album units earned in the week. The project is Jackson's first studio album since 2008's Discipline, which also debuted at No. 1. Jackson previously led the list with All For You (2001), The Velvet Rope (1997), janet. (1993), Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) and Control (1986). Unbreakable also happens to be Jackson's first independently distributed album, and it was released o

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Kendrick Lamar pays homage to Eazy-E in open letter

Kendrick Lamar has written an open letter to late rapper and N.W.A. member, Eazy-E. Kendrick was only seven years old in 1995 when Eazy-E, another Compton native, passed away. Writing in Paper Magazine, Lamar said: "I remember when I was five or six years old, waking up one morning and seeing this guy bust through the TV screen.. I remember looking at that video and just feeling like, 'Man, this dude feels like an action superhero'. Little did I know, Eazy-E came from my same neighborhood in Compton. But as a kid, I really couldn't grasp the idea that the world knew about what we're going through in my neighborhood. I didn't get that idea until my debut album, 'good kid, mAAd city', came out and that's when I truly understood how NWA felt, coming from this small neighborhood but goi

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Headnodic: The RAPstation Interview - Part One

Far too often, the producers who really deserve the attention for making incredible, mind-boogling beats don't get the shine they should. Bubbling beneath the surface is a plethora of untapped talent the entire music loving world should know about. Ethan "Headnodic" Parsonage not only has the talent, but also an established career. As a member of the Crown City Rockers hip-hop collective, he's been pumping out high quality beats since the late '90s. Along with fellow members Woodstock, Raashan Ahmad, Max MacVeety and Kat Ouano, Headnodic released three albums and several EPs. Although the group isn't active anymore, they recently reunited at Hiero Day on September 7 in Oakland. Headnodic also caught up with Raashan Ahmad and recored the second volume of Low Fidelity, High Quality, which is

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