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Drake's reign is collapsing. Let's get to it. 10) Omelly - Back To Back Freestyle (AR-AB Diss) The Meek-Drake beef has already cooled into near non-existence, but that hasn’t stopped the foot soldiers of OVO and Dreamchasers from joining in.
A$AP Rocky Is Being Sued By Fan Who Was Injured At A$AP Ferg Show
Everybody's looking for a piece of the A$AP Mob wealth. A new lawsuit has surfaced against A$AP Rocky, it seems mainly because he's the richest member of the Mob. Krystina Clowes attended an A$AP Ferg show in 2013, where she was seriously injured by the mobbing crowd. She claims in her new lawsuit that A$AP Mob's Young Shabba crowd surfed that night, landing atop an unsuspecting fan (Clowes). She suffered a fractured vertebra, and says she's never fully recovered since.
Rita Ora Responds To A$AP Rocky's Diss On "A.L.L.A."
A$AP Rocky has spoken out about his Rita Ora lyrics on the track "Better Things," off his new album A.L.L.A., however we'd yet to hear from Rita herself on the diss, until today.
ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Announce Co-Headlining Tour
The co-headlining tour is a more popular option than ever, and we're now starting to see some strange combinations of artists. Today, ASAP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator have announced some shows together on the aptly titled "Rocky & Tyler" tour.If the two headliners haven't convinced you to grab tickets, perhaps the openers -- Danny Brown and Vince Staples -- will. The tour will be heading through the U.S. on 9 dates starting in September. Tickets are on sale this Friday.Check out dates and tucket info below. Will you be attending?
Who Had The Better Verse: A$AP Rocky Vs. ScHoolboy Q
You gotta love A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q. Despite having contrasting styles, they also share a few similarities. While ScHoolboy possesses a rugged in-your-face demeanor, Rocky is more fluid and flashy in terms of delivery. ScHoolboy loves bathing in women, weed, and alcohol, while Rocky is a fashion savant who loves Bathing Apes. One calls Cali his humble abode, while the other resides in the city of big dreams. So that’s why when these two alpha dogs join forces, it’s a beautiful sight to see.
A$AP Rocky Says Meek Mill Lost His Feud With Drake
About two weeks after it first began with a late-night Twitter rant by Meek Mill, the Philly rapper's ghostwriting beef with Drake finally seems to be seeing its dust settling. Over the weekend, Drake taunted a little more, saying that he hadn't "taken a loss" all week while playing at OVO's annual kickball game, but that was really the biggest recent story that came from the beef.
Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings to movie deals to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
7 Times Rappers Trolled The World
Trolling is an art form as much as rapping, and some rappers are better at it than others. It has nothing to do with rapping proficiency. When Meek Mill tweeted out a fake Drake diss track last night, he exposed himself as someone for whom trolling does not come naturally. The best trolls go big or go home. In the words of Bunk Moreland, "The bigger the lie, the more they believe."
Album Covers From ASAP Rocky, Biggie & More Reinterpreted By Marvel
Marvel has already incorporated rap acts into their covers, working with Rae Sremmurd and Run The Jewels last year, but now they've given a couple of "classic" album covers the comic book treatment. Cover such as De La Soul's 3 Feet High And Rising, Ol' Dirty Bastard's 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready To Die, 50 Cent's Get Rich Or Die Tryin', and A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.ASAP have now been reworked with classic Marvel characters, and there are plenty more to come.
Susan Sarandon Thanks ASAP Rocky & Action Bronson For "1 Train" Shout Out
Susan Sarandon may be 68 years old, but she's still got her ear to the streets-- it just takes her a couple of years to hear things. Apparently, Sarandon just took in ASAP Rocky's "1 Train," and one line in particular caught her attention; "You see us scramblin', sellin' Susan Sarandon/ The cloud of smoke like the Phantom."
15 Must-See Hip-Hop Documentaries
For those of you late in the game, after premiering this past winter at Sundance, the documentary “Fresh Dressed” is now available to the public. Directed by Sacha Jenkins, the film is an incredibly dope example of the multifaceted culture that is, hip-hop. The film maps the history of hip-hop in connection to fashion, all within the evolving framework of the Black community.
Iggy Azalea May Have Had Her Entire "Live Love A$AP" Tattoo Removed
Iggy Azalea first got "Live Love A$AP" tattooed on her fingers when she was rumored to be dating ASAP Rocky in 2011, but soon regretted it after the two parted ways. She's since done her best to cancel out the ink, first crossing out the "A$AP" portion, then removing the exed-out name entirely in December.
Ticket Giveaway: Win Tickets To PeterPalooza Featuring A$AP Rocky & Vic Mensa
Peter Rosenberg of HOT 97 puts on a event for his birthday, dubbed the Peterpalooza, annually in NYC. This year he's celebrating with #PeterPaloozaIV, and he's tapping some special guests to help him celebrate the day of his birth. A$AP Rocky, Vic Mensa, Bodega Bamz, Remy Banks and more will perform at the Best Buy Theatre on July 23rd for the fourth instalment of PeterPalooza. We're giving away one pair of tickets to one lucky winner, and it's very easy to win.
A$AP Rocky Shot A Short Film Starring Skepta & Novelist
In a recent interview with The Guardian, A$AP Rocky revealed that he just wrapped up shooting a short film starring UK grime artists Skepta and Novelist, London rap crew Piff Gang, and A.L.L.A. producer Danger Mouse. The film is produced by Flacko's in-house creative team AWGE and Michèle Lamy, wife of fashion designer Rick Owens.
ASAP Rocky: "The Rita Ora Thing Was Tasteless Of Me"
Despite the absence of a strong single, ASAP Rocky's sophomore album is a massive success. Greeted with mostly positive reviews, initial reactions generally praised the psychedelic production from Dangermouse, and the introduction of potential star, Joe Fox. However, one moment in particular made a lot of listeners uncomfortable, as Rocky seemed to attack Rita Ora by explicitly detailing an alleged sexual encounter with the singer on "Better Things".
A$AP Rocky & Wiz Khalifa Announce European Tour
Wiz Khalifa is touring all summer long with Fall Out Boy for his "Boys of the Zummer" tour. Once that wraps up, he'll continue his life on the road with another tour overseas, accompanied by Harlemite A$AP Rocky.
Charts Don't Lie: June 27
While next week should be more exciting, the last round of rap sales were pretty lacklustre. With ASAP Rocky's album dropping to number 12, it's the first week in some time with no hip hop or R&B in the top ten. The LPs we've seen selling all year are still hanging in, with Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Kendrick Lamar all continuing to sell. Meanwhile, J. Cole has jumped up a few spots, showing that his LP, though released last year, still has some life left in it.Check out the full breakdown below.
ASAP Rocky Covers The Source
A$AP Rocky is having a big year. Not only did his sophomore album become his biggest success yet, he also landed a role in the new Sundance favorite, DOPE. The rapper will discuss both his musical endeavors and his budding acting career in the upcoming issue of The Source, covering this summer's issue.
Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2015 (So Far)
How the hell did we make it through fifty percent of 2015 already? June has seemingly crept up out of nowhere, marking the halfway checkpoint of a year that, so far, has been ripe with exceptional releases from some of hip-hop’s brightest emcees. Releases-- highly anticipated or dropped by surprise, some commercial mixtapes and some full albums -- have infused the year with some fun that surely help the time pass as we approach the new year.
Top 5 Miguel X Rapper Collabs
Miguel isn't the most prolific artist in R&B, but he's one of the most inimitable. As he's become an undeniable fashion icon and sex-symbol, he's still managed to evolve his sound with each subsequent record, sounding like the second-coming of Prince-- less dancey, but more sexy. He's an artist of his own breed, which is why we don't see him on features as much as most R&B artists, who get more hype off their guest appearances on rap albums than on their solo work.