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44 Issue 75 / 2015 HIPHOP / RNB Kanye tweeted the news that he has decided to change his album name from So Help Me God to SWISH. However he also tweeted "I might change it again but that's the name now", so perhaps its best to take this with a pinch of salt. Avid followers will remember that he used his new fave catchphrase back in March when he shared photos of Kim Kardashian, so maybe it is here to stay. No word on the artwork, or on the release date as yet, so this may all turn out to be one big joke. A few months back we brought you details on Ye's new album. Forget them all Ice cube We give it up for O'Shea Jackson aka Ice Cube, the founding father of gangsta rap For a generation Ice Cube is famous for his appearances in films like Friday, Barbershop, 21 Jump Street and Ride Along, but for hip-hop heads, he will always be known as the most dangerous rapper in the game. Respected for his socio-political lyricism and hard-hitting delivery, fellow Cali rapper Snoop Dogg has called him the greatest MC of all time. Part of seminal hip-hop crew N.W.A, Cube wrote the rhymes for the classic album Straight Outta Compton. It's almost impossible to overstate the impact that this record has had on the genre – the groundbreaking release fuelled the flames of West Coast hip-hop and consistently places high on best album lists. After splitting with N.W.A Cube delivered his debut solo album Amerikkka's Most Wanted in 1990, which in his trademark style addressed ghetto life, racism, poverty and drug addiction. An instant hit at the time, the record has become a genre-defining release, and it celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. His third album The Predator was the first ever to debut at number one on both the pop and R&B charts. Cube's commitment to reflecting his environment and fearless lyricism has influenced the likes of Tupac, Biggie, Nas, Young Jeezy and Kendrick Lamar, and his prolific work rate has cemented his position as legend in the game. With the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton finally hitting screens this summer, people will be rushing to his back catalogue and discovering his genius all over again. More @ Bonkaz's bold decision to keep his new single offline for as long as possible, limiting the track to live performances and exclusive radio play led to #WeRunTheBlock going viral across social media. Produced by the biggest hit-makers of the moment, The Heavytrackerz, 'We Run The Block' is a fiery, grime-influenced track that has received massive support from BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Bonkaz has become one of the ambassadors for the "new generation" due to his forward thinking and love for the craft. The future definitely holds big things for this man. Track of The MonTh bonkaz - We run The block Bonkaz's anthem, out June 8th, finally hits the Internet Soundboi Killa Newham Generals Big Things OD Hunte Art Of War Constant Deviants Shut Down The Dance Milli Major Here's the hip hop on our playlist this month: our PlaYlIST neWS kanYe changeS albuM naMe

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