Kanye West has always been well aware that the press is a necessary evil when it comes to gaining success. But as his presence in music and his other ventures have grown (his affiliation with Kim Kardashian not withstanding), so has the demand for pictures and coverage of him.
Beyonce channels Marilyn Monroe with short blonde hair for her new cover of OUT magazine. The Queen Bey shot a bunch of black and white photographs with OUT for their latest issue, and this makes for her first cover since she dropped her surprise self-titled album.
ScHoolboy Q is popping off, and we know this not only because of his sales for Oxymoron which landed him his very first (and TDE's first) #1 Billboard debut, but because he's getting magazine covers solo dolo, without the 'Black Hippy' affiliation/crew.
Kanye West is bigger than ever but even he must find his most recent legal problems a bit deflating...or dare we say, humbling. When he bashed up a paparazzo at LAX a little while back, Yeezy was sentenced to two years probation and a total of 24 mandatory anger management sessions.
Tory Lanez definitely has some buzz behind his name at the moment. Following the release of his r'n'b flavored Chixtape 2, the rapper-slash-singer appeared as a featured artist on YG's debut album My Krazy Life, plus he's been busy touring with G-Eazy & Rockie Fresh.
YG had a pretty strong debut album, which dropped a week ago today, My Krazy Life. The album brought that new West Coast sound to the masses, with plenty of DJ Mustard production and a cohesive theme tying it all together.
YG's My Krazy Life came out last week, and it's already received plenty of acclaim from critics. The term classic gets thrown around a lot these days, but it has definitely been used a little more than usual with this project.
YG has been enjoying decent reception for his album My Krazy Life since it was released a few days ago. It has a dirty, thorough sound that the recalls the echoes of previous recent masterpieces, like Kendrick's "GOOD Kid" record.
YG just released his debut album today, and the sales projections for the project are already in. My Krazy Life, which was released on Def Jam, is expected to do reasonable numbers this week, predicted to move about 45-55,000 units.
YG first popped up on the radar with the 2009 song "Toot It And Boot It" featuring Ty Dolla $ign. While he was locked up serving a six-month sentence for a parole violation stemming from a home invasion, the Compton native saw the song steadily climb the Billboard charts.
Remember back in July when Kanye West “attacked” a photographer at LAX and was later charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft? Well, it looks like Yeezus can finally put those charges behind him, but not before he first pays for his so-called “crime”.
Female rapper of former White Girl Mob fame, Lil Debbie sat down with Bossip to discuss her latest EP, California Sweetheart and her opinions and experiences with some other famed artists. On the subject of similar artist, Iggy Azalea, Lil Debbie had this to say:
Kendrick Lamar just contributed a song to the Divergent soundtrack, and it looks like he's not done making music for films just yet. The upcoming superhero flick, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", will feature a new song from Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar titled "It's On Again".
Yesterday the latest issue of Complex magazine was revealed, and the cover went to Cam'ron and A-Trak, both of whom are currently working on a joint EP Federal Reserve. The second cover for the magazine was revealed today, and it's gone to buzzing singer Jhene Aiko.
Cam'ron and A-Trak announced mid-January that they were pairing up for a joint EP titled Federal Reserve for A-Trak's Fool's Gold label. The effort has already produced one track, "Humphrey" which had a classic Cam feel.
The New Classic has been troubled by production delays, but the young female Australian rapper and model has persevered and her new album marches forth. And now, we have the tracklisting for the album. While the back cover art has not yet been revealed, the tracklisting will be as follows: