Behind The Beat: London On Da Track
Young Thug has built intriguing partnerships with a handful of Atlanta's top producers, but soon after he first came onto the scene, his main guy behind the boards has been London on da Track. One need not hear "we got London on da Track" (which is actually said by Skooly, not Thug) to know it's a London track. His brand is a smooth and immersive sound, one that uses careful patterns to achieve a subtle hypnosis.
Lil Wayne & Birdman Reportedly Attempting To Reconcile
On New Year's Eve, Lil Wayne and Birdman were spotted partying together (in the same photo no less) at Drake's NYE bash. The photo prompted rumors that the two sparring partners might be reconciling, rumors which persist today thanks to a report from TMZ.
Lil Wayne & Birdman Spotted Together At Drake’s NYE Party
Could Lil Wayne & Birdman be cool with each other again? According to a couple photos that surfaced online tonight it looks that way. On Thursday night, Weezy & Baby were spotted together at Drake’s NYE party at Miami’s E11even. Young Money’s President, Mack Maine, decided to take to IG and post a couple photos of the two, along with 2 Chainz, and Drake hanging out together in the club.
#TBT: Birdman's Early Singles
Before all of the bad press, the head tattoos, and the kiss with Lil Wayne, Birdman was just Bryan Williams. Born in New Orleans in 1969, the rapper first made waves in the mainstream with Mannie Fresh as the duo Big Tymers.
Biggest Beefs Of 2015
What's beef? Well, whatever it is, it sure has changed over the years. Beef is what ultimately lead to the murders of two contenders for 'best rapper ever.' In 2015, beef consists mostly of Twitter smack-talk and occasionally a diss track or two.
Lil Wayne Is Apparently Being Sued By His Lawyers For "Birdman-Like" Conduct
Like father, like son, as they say. Lil Wayne is being sued by the lawyers he enlisted to help him sue Birdman-- for allegedly conducting himself in a manner similar to Birdman-- aka not paying up what he owes them.
Pusha T Calls Birdman "The Lowest Form Of A Thief"
For much of the year, the biggest names in rap chose to stay quiet on the unfolding drama between Lil Wayne and Birdman. Last week, Rick Ross revealed his discontent at the way Birdman has been treating Weezy on The Breakfast Club, and now Pusha T has confirmed that he, too, doesn't respect the Cash Money boss.
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.