Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign At TDE Holiday Concert
TDE hosted their second annual holiday concert yesterday at Nickerson Gardens, the Watts, CA housing projects where Jay Rock and TDE head honcho Anthony "Top Dog" Tiffith grew up. After giving away innumerable toys, the squad got together for a brief set, performing "Vice City" and their biggest individual hits before bringing out Big Sean for "Alright" & "Blessings" and then Ty Dolla $ign for "Blase." The overcast skies prevented TDE and its fans from enjoying some classic LA sunshine, it was an afternoon for the ages in South Central.
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
Hottest Albums Of 2015
2015 was a pretty phenomenal year for music. After the relatively dry 2014, we thought it was a drought, but the overwhelming amount of material made making our year-end list both very easy and very difficult. On one hand, there was a wealth of album to choose from, but on the other hand, a lot of great stuff had to be left on the cutting room floor.
Stream King Chip's New "CleveLAfornia" Album
A couple of days ago, we shared King Chip's "Fat Raps 3," featuring Big Sean, Curren$y, Chuck Inglish, and Earlly Mac. The same lineup, minus Mac, appeared on the original "Fat Raps," which dropped six years ago. "Fat Raps 3" appears on Chip's new album, CleveLAfornia, which was originally only available on Amazon but can now be streamed below, via Spotify.
Thieves Leave Note At Big Sean's L.A. Mansion, Case Turned Over To "Special Unit"
A week ago, it was reported that burglars broke into Big Sean's home in the Valley while the rapper was on a trip to Dubai. They apparently cracked a safe and stole around $150k in jewelry as well as some unreleased music.
Big Sean's Jewelry & Unreleased Music Stolen In Home Burglary
Big Sean took a trip to Dubai this week, but while he was globe-trotting, his home in Hollywood Hills was targeted by some determined burglars. According to TMZ, the rapper's home was broken into, and one of his safes was cracked, resulting in $150,000 in Jewelry and -- perhaps more importantly -- unreleased music being taken.
Rihanna Announces "ANTI" Tour With Travis Scott, The Weeknd, & Big Sean
With her 8th studio album ANTI reportedly scheduled to drop on Black Friday, Rihanna announced her ANTI 2016 world tour today. Travi$ Scott will be joining her for the North American leg, and The Weeknd & Big Sean will join her throughout Europe.
Big Sean Previews New Music With Future, Metro Boomin & Mike WiLL Made-It
Big Sean scored the biggest album of his career with 2015's Dark Sky Paradise, but from the sounds of his upcoming material, he's only just getting started. Sean was in L.A. last night for Red Bull Sound Select, and made sure to treat the audience to some samples of his new music. First up, he shared a preview of a track with Future and his go-to producer Metro Boomin, a recipe for success on paper, and judging by the video clip, also in practice.
G-Eazy Reveals "When It's Dark Out" Tracklist
G-Eazy is about to have a moment. He drops his sophomore albumWhen It's Dark Out on December 4th, and his world tour with A$AP Ferg and Nef the Pharaoh kicks off at the top of 2016. This afternoon, he came through with the official album tracklist, and it looks very promising indeed.
Top Tracks: November 9 - November 15
Last week saw a few highly anticipated releases, including new albums from Ty Dolla $ign, Jeezy, and Logic. Surprisingly, none of those guys made it into Top Tracks -- well, except Logic, who somehow ended up on a Juicy J track. Instead, Pusha T, the new prez of GOOD Music, came out of hiding and hit us with two top 10's. The other winner of the week has to be the astoundingly prolific Metro Boomin, who has three new productions in this week's list.
Watch Justin Bieber's "Purpose: The Movement" Videos Featuring Travis Scott & Big Sean
Justin Bieber's new album Purpose finally dropped on Friday, and it's been winning over naysayers ever since. Even if you can't find anything to like in the singer's electro-inflected R&B, as a rap fan, you probably enjoyed verses from the likes of Big Sean, Travis Scott, and Nas.
Top Tracks: November 2 - November 8
10. Fetty Wap - Jimmy Choo It's been less than two months since Fetty Wap's debut self-titled album, which went No. 1, and he's already dropped a joint tape with French Montana and has another EP in the works. "Jimmy Choo," dedicated to the Malaysian fashion designer, would sound nicely on the upcoming release. It's softer than most of Fetty's radio anthems, as Zoovier channels the sound of his new life of luxury.
Top Tracks: October 26 - November 1
10. Kanye West - When I See It (Tell Your Friends Alternate Mix)
Chris Brown & Big Sean Among Guest Features On G-Eazy's Upcoming Album
We attended a NYC listening session for G-Eazy's upcoming album When It's Dark Out. We learned a lot, including some of the featured artists and producers we didn't already know would appear.
Marvel Remixes Album Covers From Will Smith, Big Sean, & LL Cool J
Marvel has been rolling out these hip hop album cover/comic book mashups for the past few months, and they have been the pinnacle of dopeness. Their last batch is worth checking out, with remixed covers of DS2, Nothing was the Same, Lord Willin', and possibly their best yet single cover yet in Redman's Dare Iz A Darkside.
Justin Bieber's "Purpose" Includes Collabs With Nas, Travi$ Scott, Big Sean & More
About a month ahead of its November 13 release date, Justin Bieber's upcoming album, Purpose, has been made available for pre-order on iTunes. Those who pre-order the album can see the writing credits on each track, and there are more than a few notable collaborators.
Powerhouse 2015 Line-Up Includes Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Future & More
This morning, the Power 105.1 team shared the performers that'll be hitting the stage at this year's Powerhouse 2015. The annual event goes down on October 22nd, and with the first day of September arriving, the Powerhouse team is getting their promo on.
Complete List Of 2015 VMAs Winners
The ladies did very well at the VMAs this year. Though Nicki Minaj was initially pissed she didn't get nominated for Video of the Year, which ultimately Taylor Swift, she took home both Best Female Video and Best Hip-Hop Video with "Anaconda." Hip-hop had a solid night, with Big Sean winning his first VMA, taking home Video With a Social Message with "One Man Can Change the World," and Fetty Wap earning the fan's vote for Artist to Watch. Here's the complete list. Winners in bold.
J Cole Brings Out Jay-Z, Big Sean, & Drake In Fayetteville
J. Cole has single-handedly put Fayetteville, NC on the map, and his homecoming concert tonight at Crown Coliseum was always going to be a feel-good event. But Jermaine was not alone. He brought reinforcements. Jay-Z and Big Sean joined J Cole on stage to perform "IDFWU," "Clique" and more before Drake showed up to perform "Energy," "Know Yourself," and other tracks from IYRTITL. Others who made appearances to support Cole on his big night were fellow "Forest Hills Drive" tour acts Jeremih, YG, Bas, Cozz, and Omen.
CyHi The Prynce Released From Def Jam Contract, Disses Kanye West
So this afternoon, we were not only surprised by the Chance The Rapper x Lil B mixtape dropping, but by CyHi The Prynce's apparent diss track, aimed at none other than Kanye West. CyHi has been signed to G.O.O.D.