Drake's "Hotline Bling" Reportedly Ineligible For Grammys Due To Cash Money Error
The 2016 GRAMMYs nominations were announced yesterday. Kendrick Lamar reigned supreme with 11 noms. Despite Drake's success this year, he garnered four noms, with his smash hit "Hotline Bling" coming up empty-handed. According to Hits Daily Double, the record was not submitted for nomination due to a clerical error in the office of Cash Money Records.
Birdman's Phone Call To Allegedly Sign Slim Jesus Has Surfaced
Birdman has proved himself to be one of the best A&Rs in the rap game, and even at this point in his career, he's still scouting young talent. A new video has surfaced that suggests Slim Jesus could be Birdman's next pursuit -- as we hear what sounds to be a conversation between the rapper and Baby. King Yella, who's been working with Slim, recorded his side of the call, and while it's hard to make out exactly what's being said, it certainly sounds like the unmistakable voice of Birdman.
Rich Homie Quan Says Rich Gang Is Back, "Tha Tour: Pt. 2" On The Way
A few days ago, we were worried that we would never see another Metro Thuggin collaboration. Luckily, Young Thug and Metro Boomin quickly made peace and dropped a banger on us.
Mack Maine & Birdman Sued For Erroneous "Ethan Couch" Cover Art
Last year, Young Money President Mack Maine released a track called "Ethan Couch," named after the Texas teen who, in summer 2013, killed 4 people and injured 2 others while drunk driving. Couch did not go to prison following the incident; instead, he was sentenced to 10 years probation as well as rehabilitation therapy because he suffered from "affluenza," or the inability to understand the consequences of one's actions due to one's financial privilege.
Jas Prince Settles With Cash Money Over Drake Royalties
Earlier this month, it was reported that Jas Prince, the son of Rap-A-Lot CEO James Prince, and the man who introduced Drake to Lil Wayne, was demanding that Cash Money Records pay him $11 million in royalties earned off the "Hotline Bling" star.
Birdman Wishes Drake Happy Birthday
Yesterday (Oct. 24) was Drake's birthday, and he was spotted partying in Vegas with Big Sean and rising Chicago rapper 600Breezy. He also happened to receive a birthday wish from one of his early career mentors, Birdman, with whom his relationship has perhaps since soured.
Jas Prince Requests $11 Million In Drake Royalties From Cash Money
You may remember that Jas Prince, a.k.a. the man who discovered Drake, filed legal documents against Cash Money earlier this year, demanding that they open their books and reveal the dollar amount they made off of Champagne Papi.
Lil Wayne Blames Birdman/Cash Money For Ripping Off Young Money Artists
More details have arrived concerning the legal battle between former father-son duo, Lil Wayne and Birdman. Last night legal documents revealed how Birdman prevented Weezy from actually signing Chanel West Coast, despite the general public's assumption that she was signed to Young Money.
New Docs Say Birdman Stopped Lil Wayne From Signing Chanel West Coast
Certain legal documents from the increasingly convoluted lawsuit between Lil Wayne and Birdman continue to surface. TMZ claims to have received documents from Weezy's side that accuse Birdman of preventing Wayne from signing Chanel West Coast, who first came to fame as the receptionist on "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasty Factory."
Young Thug's Quirkiest Video Moments
It's obvious at this point that Young Thug is rap's most eccentric character. He sounds like no one else, flows like no one else, and dresses like no one else. But the allure of Thug's weirdness isn't simply that he's different. It's that he's creating a world that's impossible to resist. Every one of his quirks makes up the alien being that is Young Thug. And it's becoming more apparent that every one of his new turns of phrase, or strange outfits, isn't created for the sake of being contrarian; rather, they're an extension of his wild imagination.
Birdman Wishes Lil Wayne Happy Birthday
Today, (Sept. 27) Lil Wayne turned 33, and as a good father should, Birdman wished his son a happy birthday. We expect that he wasn't able to do so in person, though, as the two are still in the middle of a $51 million lawsuit that Wayne first brought against Stunna in January. Though Birdman is content to continue calling Wayne his son, maintaining that nothing can bring them apart, Wayne is yet to say anything that would imply his feelings have changed since he first called himself a "prisoner" of Cash Money.
In the world of southern hip-hop, there's only so many artists that have sold 10 million or more records. Juvenile is a part of that class. With eleven (solo) albums in total, Juvenile is also one of the more consistent MCs of the past 25 years.
7 Hip-Hop Biopics We Want to See
With a box office record to its name thanks to millions and millions earned, "Straight Out of Compton" -- the NWA biopic -- has set Hollywood on fire. It comes as no surprise that the film industry is now looking in to the history of hip-hop to tell more stories on the silver screen.
A Brief History Of Birdman Ripping People Off
Cash Money don Birdman was recently hit with a $200,000 lawsuit by producer DVLP, who claims he was never paid for his work on Lil Wayne's music and music by other Cash Money artists. Despite assurances of "I'm getting yu paid" and "I'm working with yu fam," Birdman never delivered the goods.
Producer Sues Birdman For Stiffing Him $200,000
It's a story as old as time: artist links with Cash Money, artist creates music for Cash Money, artist is never paid for said work, artist sues Birdman/Cash Money. That's exactly what's going down in the latest Birdman-targeted lawsuit, filed by producer DVLP, who worked with Lil Wayne.
Tour Bus Shooting Suspect Allegedly Told Lil Wayne He'd "Spray His Bus"
Although we still have no idea when Jimmy Winfrey, the man accused of shooting up Lil Wayne's tour bus earlier this year, will be going to trial, new details continue to emerge in the case. The latest development involves the prosecution adding a charge of domestic terrorism to Winfrey's indictment, thanks to some new evidence of threat he made to Wayne before the shooting.
Birdman Debuts "CMRG" Logo, Seemingly Replacing "YMCMB"
Over the last few months, Lil Wayne has been desperately trying to get out of his deal with Cash Money, taking his own Young Money imprint with him. Whether he's succeeded or not, it looks like Birdman is ready to let go of the iconic YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires) logo, now switching it out for CMRG (Cash Money Rich Gang). Baby debuted the new acronym on his Instagram today, modelling a brand new sweatshirt/sweatpants combo.
Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooter Says Birdman "Should Be Held Liable"
Jimmy Winfrey, Young Thug's former tour manager and the man arrested for shooting up Lil Wayne's tour bus in April, believes that Birdman "should be held liable as a party to the crime," reports TMZ.
Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings to movie deals to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
Birdman's Instagram Hacked
Birdman's Instagram was hacked Thursday afternoon, his phone numbers and personal email addresses made bare for his 1.6 million followers and the whole world to see. Birdman has since deleted the images. The hacker posted a mysterious message that ended with Birdman's contact info three times with the caption "Kallme pls." He then posted a photo reading only "the best is yet to come," captioned "lol." After Birdman deleted these images, the hacker returned, posting "Don't be shy, just call me. I love attention."