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.
Stream Dej Loaf's #AndSeeThatsTheThing EP
With the worldwide album release date moving to Friday just recently, our end of the week is quickly becoming inundated with streams of new projects.
Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Fetty Wap & More Nominated For VMAs
This year's MTV VMA award show is going down on Sunday, AUgust 30th, and today, the full list of nominees has been announced. View that below. Video Of The Year Beyoncé, “7/11” Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Eminem Says Hip Hop "In A Good Place Right Now"
In a new interview with the New York Times, Eminem stated his belief that hip hop is in a good place in 2015. The interview mostly addressed Eminem's role and experience working on the soundtrack for the upcoming 50 Cent-produced film Southpaw, but also took the time to share his opinion on the state of the genre. Here's what he had to say:
Big Sean Records Original Track For "Terminator Genisys" Soundtrack
Big Sean is being tapped for the upcoming film "Terminator Genisys," a continuation in the sci-fi series that stars Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sean Don is creating an original record for the movie's soundtrack, with assistance from Chinese pop star Jane Zhang. The collaboration, titled "Fighting Shadows," is set to be available for download on iTunes on June 30th, and will mark Big Sean's first contribution to a movie on the big screen.
Big Sean Opens A Recording Studio At His Old High School
A while back, Big Sean promised his alma mater, Detroit's Cass Technical High School, its very own recording studio if students raised their ACT scores. Having completed the goal set by Sean Don, the school will now be home to "The Sean Anderson Studio of Infinite Possibilities." Below, check out Sean's Instagram post about the studio and watch a local news report about his generous gift.
Summer Jam 2015 Recap
Summer's here, and festival season has arrived. Unfortunately, for hip-hop heads, most of the summer's premier music destinations are filled with laptop DJs or bands that introduced your parents to LSD 40 years ago. Luckily, for all of us on the East Coast, there's Summer Jam. Though it's just one day, the HOT 97-curated concert features over 10 hours of straight hip-hop in Giants' stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Watch HOT 97 Summer Jam Performances From Meek Mill, Big Sean, Travis Scott & More
This year's Summer Jam was one of the more stacked lineups in recent memory. The festival and main stage lineups seemed interchangeable at times, which is a testament to how strong the bill was throughout. The show was full of surprises, with Fabolous bringing out a who's-who of New York icons, including Remy Ma, Fat Joe, The LOX, Raekwon, Mase, and many more. Meanwhile, Chris Brown brought out French Montana and G-Unit (on stage at once!), and Meek Mill closed things out with Future and Nicki Minaj.
Top 5 Lil Wayne Verses Of 2015
Lil Wayne has had a tougher year than anyone. Carter V has officially reached Detox status, and though he's promised the Free Weezy Album, we're not waiting up at night for that either. The sad part is, none of it seems to be his fault. Today, however, we got "Glory," a brand new Weezy single, premiered exclusively on TIDAL.