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!

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