Big Sean Brought Jay Z & Rick Rubin In For Feedback On His New Album
We know that Rick Rubin was brought in at the 11th hour of Kanye West's Yeezus sessions, and it looks like Big Sean has taken a tip from his GOOD Music mentor, requesting the ear of both Rubin and Jay Z while putting the finishing touches on his fourth studio album.
Jhene Aiko Responds To Rumors Of Cheating On Dot Da Genius
A couple of days ago, it was revealed that Jhene Aiko filed for divorce from producer Dot Da Genius after 11 months of marriage and just a few months after the pair had been publicly outed as a couple. News of the divorce led to sensationalist reactions across the Internet, as it was speculated that Aiko has been involved in an affair with Big Sean, with whom she released a joint EP, TWENTY88, in April.
Did Kid Cudi Take A Subtle Shot At Jhene Aiko & Big Sean?
It looks like Kid Cudi is coming to the defense of his good friend & producer Dot Da Genius following the news that surfaced yesterday that he & former wife, Jhene Aiko, filed for divorce recently. Taking to Twitter Friday afternoon, Cudi decided to send a little jab at the Twenty88 duo & subtweet the following.. “The funny thing is, we aint sweatin these bum bitches and these corn ball ass niggas,” Kid Cudi said. “We too busy makin better music.”
Jhene Aiko Officially Files For Divorce From Dot Da Genius
Well, it looks like Jhene Aiko and Dot Da Genius were really married after all, for whatever it's worth now.
Top Tracks: July 25 - July 31
It's officially August, which means there's pretty much only one month of summer left. It's been a busy season for hip hop, as usual, with big projects from top-tier talents like Chance The Rapper, YG, ScHoolboy Q, and Gucci Mane dropping left and right, and plenty of additional tracks hitting the web as well. That being said, August is poised to be huge.
Top Tracks: July 18 - July 24
Last week, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, Future, and Mike Will Made It all found themselves victims of unauthorized leaks, and subsequently spoke out about the all-too-common occurrence in the music industry.
Big Sean, Chance The Rapper Express Disappointment Over "Living Single" Leak
Leaks suck for artists, and when they're unfinished leaks, they suck for everybody. It seems "Living Single," a new song with Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, Jeremih, and Smino that surfaced online this week, is in the latter category. Both Chance The Rapper and Big Sean expressed their disappointment over the track's unofficial release.
DJ Khaled Reveals "Holy Key" Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean & Betty Wright Will Drop Friday
Shortly after touting that Kendrick Lamar's verse would be the highlight of his album Major Key, DJ Khaled is back today with a release date for the song said Kendrick verse is attached too. The song is titled "Holy Key" and it also features Big Sean and Betty Wright-- in that same Snapchat where he big upped his K. Dot verse, Khaled also teased, "I got this Big Sean verse. Aw man, it’s so crazy."
10 Rappers Turned Social Activists
Materialism and humanitarianism are often at odds in hip hop. Actavis and activism do not always go hand-in-hand. But hip hop is a world unto itself, and countless rappers have used their platform to fight for the underprivileged.
Big Sean Donates $25,000 To Wayne State University Homelessness Program
As he's settled into superstardom, Big Sean has made a constant effort to give back to his hometown of Detroit. Last year, he founded his Detroit-based nonprofit, the Sean Anderson Foundation, designed to help the disadvantaged youth of his city with initiatives in the realms of education, healthcare, and the arts. Through his foundation, he was recently able to donate a sum of $25,000 to Wayne State University, located in the Midtown district, for its Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) program, which is devoted to eliminating college student homelessness.
Top Tracks: June 6 - June 12
Let's face it, as far as high-profile tracks go, there's no way this week (or any week really) could have lived up to the seven days that preceded it. Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, and Pusha T all joined forces with some combination of one another to make for the craziest batch of tracks we've seen in such a short span this year.
Kanye West's "Champions" To Hit iTunes Tonight As 1st "Cruel Winter" Single
UPDATE: Kanye West's "Champions" single has arrived in the US iTunes store. Find it here.
Top Tracks: May 30 - June 5
Do you ever get the feeling that hip hop's current class of elites is more of a group of superfriends than ever before? Let's play six degrees of separation with this week's top ten tracks-- the most momentous batch in recent memory. At the top we've got DJ Khaled, who's collaborated with more of rap's A- B- and C-listers in his career than arguably anyone else, and who's accompanied by Drake.
Summer Jam 2016 Recap
“SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: A storm is expected to hit between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. For your safety, please seek shelter in your vehicles.” Thus began Summer Jam 2016.
Summer Jam Festival Village Stage Cancelled Due To Weather, Main Stage Performances Still Happening
It seems like there couldn't be a worse weekend for Governors Ball and Summer Jam to take place, as storm warnings has forced organizers of both festivals to cancel portions of their events. While Gov Ball's Sunday performances have been cancelled entirely, HOT 97's annual show will go on as planned, though the outdoor Festival Village stage that was to host performances prior to the main event will no longer be taking place.
Kanye West Joins Big Sean At Powerhouse 2016, Performs "Champions" For The First Time
If you're looking to make an impression at the always-stacked Powerhouse festival, you should have a big surprise planned. Big Sean definitely came out with the most memorable set at Friday night's show, bringing out his GOOD Music mentor, Kanye West, to do a medley of hits.
Top 5 G.O.O.D. Music Posse Cuts
Today has proved to be VERY HOTTTTT across the board, but at the top of the list, (if you checked our -definitive- ranking on the homepage) is Kanye West's new single for Cruel Winter, which just so happens to be a posse cut featuring G.O.O.D. Music artists and beyond.
DJ Khaled Says "Major Key" Will Feature Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay Z & Many More
As the rap world was still processing the surprise Cruel Winter super-collab from Kanye West, six of the game's top emcees, and Desiigner, DJ Khaled went live on Beats 1 to remind fans that summer's here and that the season is his for the taking. With the help of Zane Lowe, Khaled just shared the first single off his upcoming album, Major Key. It's titled "F*ck Me For Free," or "for radio purposes, "For Free." The song is a loose, breezy party anthem from Drake and is produced by the OVO team of Nineteen85 and Jordan Ullman.
Snippet Of A New Kanye West Verse Surfaces From Big Sean Studio Session
It looks like Pusha T isn’t the only G.O.O.D Music member working on new music at the moment. On Tuesday night, Kanye West & Big Sean were spotted in the studio together cooking up some new heat. Footage first surfaced of the two in the lab through Sean’s snapchat story, and thankfully that footage has since been ripped for our online viewing (See below).
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 30)
Though Beyonce's LEMONADE had the internet coming for Jay Z, he still has enough clout for everyone who showed up to DJ Khaled's opening slot on the FORMATION tour to pose for a photo with the New York legend, including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Khaled himself (who's now being managed by the mogul). Outside of that, we saw Drake nimbly avoid an out of bounds ball at a recent NBA game, which promptly turned into its very own meme, as well as a series of selfies with the 6 Mom, Sandy Graham.