J. Cole’s First Two Albums Have Officially Went Platinum!

Congrats to Cole. Well deserved…his first two albums Cole World: A Sideline Story and his sophomore set Born Sinner have both been officially declared platinum status after the RIAA changed it’s rules. Hit the jump.

#DJFunkFlexApp NEW MUSIC: Skillz – 2014 Rapup

Skillz raps up the year like he always does around this time with his annual “2014 RapUp” available below & on iTunes.

2014 XXL Freshman Jarren Benton Reveals Tracklist For “Slow Motion” EP

2014 XXL Freshman Jarren Benton has been quiet since the magazine’s cover and cypher release, but he’s back with a vengeance. The Funk Volume member has released the first single “W.H.W.,” featuring Sy Ari Da Kid off of his upcoming Slow Motion EP. We can expect to hear guest appearances from Dizzy Wright, SwizZz and the newly retired and flown to Australia rapper, Hopsin. Hit the jump for the eight-track listing and more.

YG & DJ Mustard Say They Were “Robbed” By The Grammys!

  YG and DJ Mustard took to Twitter yesterday to share their disappointment after having such high hopes for the “My Krazy Life” album. “I don’t get it me and got robbed !”DJ Mustard tweeted in disbelief. After ranting YG released ‘2015 Flow’ after ‘My Krazy Life’ is left off the list of Grammy nominations.“I got album of the year still,” YG rhymes on the song despite the project being left off the Grammy nom list. Do you think the Grammys got it wrong? Did YG deserve to be nominated for Album of the Year?

(Video) Sam Smith And A$AP Rocky Performs “Not The Only One” At The AMA’s!

Sam Smith’s song “Not The Only One” has been taking over the airwaves, so it’s only right that he won an award tonight for Pop/Rock male! He brought out A$AP Rocky and they blessed the stage with a performance of the remix. Watch “Not The Only One” remix live right after the jump…

(Video) Alicia Keys Hosts The 11th Annual KCA GALA 2014!

Last night the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball 2014 was hosted by Alicia Keys honoring Riccardo Tisci, the artistic director of Givenchy. Legendary artists and entrepreneurs such as Madonna, P Diddy, Nas, Russell Simmons and more came to support the “power and potential of a generation of young people living with HIV.” Along with awesome performances, and heartfelt speeches, a SILENT AUCTION took place in which all proceeds will go toward providing life-saving HIV treatment, care, nutritious food, support services, and love to children and families affected by HIV in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, and India. Check out the video below for a recap of the KCA 2014 Black Ball!

(Photos) Revisit Your Drunken Pitfalls With This App!

Have you heard of Timehop, the app that allows you to revisit your past mistakestatuses? If not, head over to iTunes or the Google Play Store and download it now. Not only will you make your friends laugh uncomfortably, you can also indulge in your masochistic side in the process!

Taylor Swift Is The 2014 Billboard Woman Of The Year!

Taylor Swift, 24 is named the 2014 Billboard Woman of the Year. Just last month, Swift who is a seven-time Grammy winner, earned a No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her song “Shake It Off.” She is the first artist to win the honor more than once. Read more on the story after the jump!

(Video) SZA Debuts New Track During Afropunk Performance In Atlanta!!!

This past Sunday, Oct. 5, SZA had the crowd of the Wicked Afropunk Festival going wild. After Atlanta residents enjoyed the soulful sounds of SZA’s “Babylon,” “Ice Moon” and more, she previewed a new hit off of her upcoming album, A. Have a listen after the jump for more.

Youngest Players Participate In The Ryder Cup [Spieth, 21, and Reed, 24]

The Ryder Cup has made its way back around. Its one of the most competitive gold tournemanets between Europe and America, contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the USA and Europe. Spieth and Reed are the two youngest players to participate but they’ve been playing like one of the Vets!

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