Ange News

  • Cover of #TBT: MF DOOM
    MF DOOM is one of the most interesting figures in rap music. The metal-masked villain has remained prominent in the underground rap world for over 20 years now, and his unique brand of flavor is enjoyed by critics, MCs and fans alike.
  • Cover of A Tale Of Two Kendricks: "i" Vs. "The Blacker The Berry"
    On paper, the two new Kendrick Lamar songs we've received in the past six months couldn't be more different.
  • Cover of FKA Twigs May Have To Change Her Name... Again
    FKA Twigs made her major breakthrough last year, which means a good chunk of her fanbase never knew her under her original pseudonym, Twigs.
  • Cover of Jay Z And Beyonce Are Moving To Los Angeles
    The Carters are moving out West, and relocating their family to the sunny skies of Los Angeles.
  • Cover of D'Angelo Takes "Really Love" & "The Charade" To Saturday Night Live
    D'Angelo snuck into the end of 2014 with his first album in 15 years. While the record was universally acclaimed, fans have been patiently awaiting the live debut of the Black Messiah material, which came last night on Saturday Night Live.
  • Cover of D'angelo To Perform On Saturday Night Live
    D'angelo dropped his first album in 15 years in December, and since then the world has been waiting to hear the new material in a live setting. Thankfully, the Voodoo mastermind is heading out on tour in February, but not before he stops by SNL for a televised performance.
  • Cover of Tech N9ne Announces Release Date For New Album "Special Effects"
    Tech N9ne has been having a successful run the past few years, and keeping the momentum going, he'll be back in 2015 with yet another album under his belt.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks Calls Action Bronson A Coward, He Responds
    Azealia Banks has always been ready to go at it on Twitter, but now she's getting support for her opinions. Both Solange and Q-Tip took her side after a recent tiff with Action Bronson on Twitter.
  • Cover of Review: D'Angelo's "Black Messiah"
    After 14 years of waiting, D’Angelo’s surprise album Black Messiah had every right to be the R&B/Soul equivalent of Guns & Roses' Chinese Democracy - a creaky mess that was done no favors by the weight of fan expectations. But that’s not what happened.
  • Cover of Stream D'Angelo & The Vanguard's "Black Messiah"
    After Beyonce dropped her self-titled album unannounced last December, ironically enough, a "surprise" album was pretty much expected for 2014's fourth quarter. Bets were on Rihanna, Madonna, and Kanye West, but the ever-elusive D'Angelo was never in the running.
  • Cover of D'Angelo Reveals "Black Messiah" Tracklist [Update: Album Stream Now Available]
    Well, that happened fast. After more than a decade of waiting on the follow-up to his undisputed-classic Voodoo album, D'Angelo fans are getting hit left-and-right with new material from the R&B legend.
  • Cover of D'Angelo Announces "Black Messiah" Album, Possibly Coming Next Week [Update: New Single Dropping Tonight]
    D'angelo's last release was his 2000 record Voodoo. The album has been widely agreed upon as a masterpiece in subsequent years, putting extensive pressure on the singer for his long-awaited follow up.
  • Cover of Gunplay Says He's Officially Changing His Name On January 1st
    Gunplay has been a member of the MMG camp for a years, but yet he’s still one of the remaining few to not release his solo album. With his name having partial reason for this, it looks like the MMG artist is also taking the appropriate step in taking his talent to the next level.
  • Cover of L.A. Rapper Earl Hayes And Wife Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide
    Sad news from Los Angeles today. Rapper Earl Hayes, a close friend of Floyd Mayweather's, and his wife were found dead yesterday morning in their Hollywood apartment.
  • Cover of Heat In These Streets: Los Angeles
    The City of Angels is now home to some of the biggest names in Rap. West Coast emcees like YG, Problem, Kendrick Lamar, and Nipsey Hussle have been holding the streets down for a minute. Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and the incomparable Dr. Dre are legends.
  • Cover of Snoop Dogg To Recruit West Coast's Finest For "Los Angeles Vs. Everybody"
    Earlier this week, Eminem had the internet going nuts when he released his hometown anthem, “Detroit Vs Everybody” featuring fellow D-town artists Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, Royce Da 5’9”, and Trick Trick.
  • Cover of D'Angelo Announces "Second Coming" European Tour
    News of a new tour from notoriously hermetic R&B genius D'angelo is rare, but not quite as rare as news about his long delayed third album.
  • Cover of Frank Ocean Denied Legal Name Change
    Frank Ocean has taken a back seat when it comes to social media and all the drama it entails. He's also been low-key when it comes to music. Today the singer pops up in the news not because of any new music (although we hope that's on the way), but because he wants to legally change his name to Frank Ocean.
  • Cover of Tech N9ne Announces "Tech N9ne Live 2014 Tour"
    It seems like every other day we get a new tour announcement from Tech N9ne. Dude never stops touring, which is one of the main reasons he landed so high on Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings list this year (#16).
  • Cover of Murs & ¡Mayday! Announce "¡MURSDAY!" Tour
    Veteran rapper Murs and Strange Music group ¡Mayday! teamed up earlier this year for an album entitled ¡MURSDAY!, and now it looks as if they'll be taking that show on the road.
  • Cover of Soulja Boy Charged With Gun, Weed Possession Stemming From January Arrest
    By now, this may have slipped off your radars, but Soulja Boy was arrested in January for carrying a loaded gun, and the LAPD isn't as forgetful. Months after the arrest, King Soulja has been charged with "unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm" and marijuana possession, reports TMZ.
  • Cover of Tank Arrested For Failing To Obey Police Officer
    Is Tank embarrassed by his driver's license photo? Considering the awe his body inspires in his many female fans, that seems unlikely, but the R&B singer did just refuse to give his license to a police officer -- an offense for which he was arrested.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Solange Elevator Incident Partially Inspires "Law & Order: SVU" Episode
    In the past, "Law & Order: SVU" hasn't been shy about incorporating real life news stories into its fictitious plots, adapting the Chris Brown/Rihanna saga into an episode last year, and it seems like this season will be no different.
  • Cover of Jay Rock & Kutt Calhoun Leave Strange Music
    Years after the release of his debut album Follow Me Home, TDE's Jay Rock has officially parted ways with Tech N9ne's Strange Music label.
  • Cover of Tech N9ne Announces "Band Of Psychos" Tour
    Tech N9ne found himself amid mainstream rap stars today on Forbes' annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. The decidedly underground rapper pops up on their list at #16, earning $8 million. Considering how much this guy tours, it's kind of unsurprising.
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