Phife Dawg’s Cause Of Death Revealed
Hip-Hop/R&B

Today we lost one of the greats in Hip-Hop; Phife Dawg of the legendary group A Tribe Called Quest. Rolling Stone has confirmed that he passed away due to complications from diabetes. He was only 45 years old. In 2008, Malik Taylor also known as Phife Dawg had a kidney transplant. In a documentary called “Beats, Rhymes, & Life” Phife talked about his battle with diabetes. He said “It’s really a sickness. Like straight-up drugs. I’m just addicted to sugar.”...

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Thursday, 24 March 2016
Royce Da 5’9: How Is Drake The Best If He Has Ghostwriters?
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Drake has had a pretty good run so far with his rapping career. Most are blaming this success on the fact that he might actually have someone else writing his rhymes for him. Royce da 5’9, among a few other rappers recently spoke out about the rapper and his possible team of ghostwriters. In addition to Royce speaking out, Toronto rapper Mo-G, was the first to give his opinion last week. He called Drizzy out for not paying him on...

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016
AUDIO: NEW SMACK JOINT ALERT ‘Think Twice by Migos’
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Migos brought us the hit song “Dab” and now they’ve dropped a new single called “Think Twice.” So #SmackTalkers : Are you feelin’ it?  DOPE or NOPE?! Like...

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Sunday, 20 March 2016
Cops Shut Down Block Of Kanye West Pop-Up Shop
Hip-Hop/R&B

Kanye West is always finding ways to get his product in our hands. This time he launched a pop-up shop in New York City just yesterday to introduce The Life of Pablo clothing collection. The purpose of a pop-up shop or “flash retailing,” is to make a short-term sales space available for customers to purchase your items.  It gives the consumer, in a specific city or area, the chance to see your products in person other than online.  Or it...

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Saturday, 19 March 2016
AUDIO:NEW SMACK JOINT ALERT ‘Work by Beniton’
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Dancehall Artist, Beniton, who is known for remixing a few popular hip-hop songs, drops his own version of  Rihanna & Drake’s “Work!”  So #SmackTalkers: Are you feelin’ it? DOPE OR NOPE?! We like it, ALOT!    Remember when he remixed OT Genasis’ “I’m In Love With The Coco” to “I’m In Love With The Ganja”?  Take a listen below:   Like...

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Saturday, 19 March 2016
AUDIO: NEW SMACK JOINT ALERT ‘Heart Away by Musiq Soulchild’
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Musiq Soulchild is scheduled to drop a brand new album very soon called “Life on Earth!”  He dropped the new single, “Heart Away,” which will be featured on this upcoming album. The Philly artist warns us through this tune that “You just can’t give your heart away. Be careful what you get into.”  Listen to it below:   He dropped “Heart Away” only days after releasing the video for the single “I Do.” Check out the video for “I Do” below: We really...

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Saturday, 19 March 2016
The Game Takes To IG Begs Jay Z For A Feature
Hip-Hop/R&B

The Game is in the news yet again. This time it’s because he drunkenly begged Jay-Z for a collabo and also ranted about how great 50 Cent’s Effen Vodka was.  Reports are being made that The Game may have had way too many drinks and got caught up in his feelings. The reason being is because he took to Instgram to vent but later deleted the exact post we’re talking about. But we caught it. Check it out below:  ...

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Friday, 18 March 2016
VIDEO: NEW SMACK JOINT ALERT ‘ Today by J.R. ‘
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A new St. Louis rapper has hit the scenes and he goes by the name of J.R.  The Midwest rapper seems to be on his A Game and is definitely representing for his hometown.  We are familiar with his single featuring Nelly called “I’m Just Sayin’.” Well, he just dropped a brand new video for his single “Today.”  Check it out below:    Check Out This Rapper’s Interview With Gorilla Convict   Like...

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Thursday, 17 March 2016
AUDIO: NEW SMACK JOINT ALERT ‘Home by Tink’
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Trinity Home, better known to the hip-hop community as ‘Tink,’ is a singer/rapper from Chi-town.  She is one the youngest female rappers in the game.  She actually just celebrated her 21st birthday a few days ago.  Tink started singing as a child and grew up on the church choir. Tink just stepped on the scene in 2012 and introduced Winter’s Diary to us, which she later followed up with Winter’s Diary 2.   The Chi-town rapper just released her new...

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Thursday, 17 March 2016
NEW VIDEO: ‘This One’s For Me & You by Johnny Gill ft. New Edition
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Johnny Gill is back and better than ever. He just dropped the long awaited video for his single “This One’s For Me and You” and it features his brothers, New Edition. While we are only 3 and a half months into 2016, we consider this video comeback of the year already.  This single is off of Gill’s latest album, ‘Game Change,’ which is in stores now. Like...

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Wednesday, 16 March 2016
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