Rap Industry Recap: October
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.
Stream Chief Keef & Gucci Mane's Collaborative "Big Gucci Sosa" Project
After teaming up together for a new track off Chief Keef's upcoming Back From The Dead 2 earlier today, Chief Keef and Gucci Mane return once more with a full stream for their joint effort, Big Gucci Sosa.
Stream Young Chop's Album "Still"
Last night we highlighted one cut off Young Chop's new album Still, the Ty Dolla $ign and Cap 1-featured "Ain't Fuckin With Her." If that record peaked your interest as to what else Chop has in store, we've got you covered as Spotify has released an official album stream for the producer's project.
Chief Keef's Glo Gang Artist Yae Yae Charged With Homicide
According to the Detroit Free Press, Chief Keef's Glo Gang aritst Yae Yae Jordan has been charged with a September murder that occurred at DejaVu, a Motor City nightclub. The incident left one person dead and several others injured. Yae Yae, born Cordell Jones, turned himself in after several months on the run.
Chief Keef Reportedly Dropped From Interscope [Update: Keef Confirms Via Twitter]
Since Chief Keef signed with Interscope in Summer 2012, he's given them his debut album, Finally Rich, and... not much else. Since dropping that project in Decemeber 2012, Keef has not only failed to put out a follow-up, but his already-lengthy rap sheet has gotten longer -- and now Interscope has reportedly dropped him from their roster.
Stream Gucci Mane's "Trap God 3"
After momentarily hitting a stumbling block with Big Gucci Sosa, the collaborative tape with Chief Keef that was never released, Gucci Mane returns to his impeccably on-time release schedule for 2014. After already releasing 10 projects this year, big GuWop is prepared to drop Trap God 3, predictably, on 10/17.
Young Chop Reveals "Still" Album Artwork & Tracklist
Young Chop has let loose the official tracklist and cover art for his upcoming sophomore LP Still. Ten tracks deep and including contributions from Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Fat Trel, Ty Dolla $ign, Cap 1, Lil Herb, and more, the project is slated to hit stores on October 28th.
Chief Keef Shares Tracklist For The Largely Self-Produced "Back From The Dead 2" Mixtape
While dropping loose tracks sporadically throughout the last year, it's been a while since we've been given a new project from Chief Keef, and even longer still, one that felt complete. Back From The Dead 2, the sequel to his breakthrough mixtape, has promise to be a rewarding set of songs from the Chicago rapper. With the Halloween release date fast approaching, Sosa has now delivered the full tracklist from the project.
Top 10 Chicago Drill Songs
King Louie speaks the truth: “They say you can make it anywhere, if you make it in Chicago.” The city notoriously known as Chiraq has been long overshadowed by gang violence, and those fortunate enough to make it out the trap are considered heroes.
Chief Keef Reveals Artwork And Release Date For "Back From The Dead 2" Mixtape
While he released a couple of mixtapes last year, Chief Keef has yet to deliver a truly complete-sounding project since his 2012 debut, Finally Rich. He has, however been dropping sporadic singles that range from decent to pretty great. His pair of releases from last night gravitate closer to the latter half of that scale, which is a good sign for the rapper's just-announced follow up to his breakthrough mixtape, Back From The Dead 2.
Artwork Revealed For Chief Keef & Kanye West's Upcoming Collab "Nobody"
After a few setbacks, Chief Keef is finally getting ready to release his long overdue project Bang 3. A couple weeks ago, Sosa gave fans a taste of what's to come on the album when he previewed his highly anticipated collab with Kanye West titled “Nobody”, and left everyone eagerly awaiting the final outcome. Well luckily for us, time has flown by and it looks like that record may be arriving sooner than later now.
Arrest Warrant Out For Chief Keef Following Missed Court Date
Last March, Chief Keef was brought in for a DUI, after he was pulled over in Highland Park, IL, and cops discovered he'd been smoking weed while operating the vehicle. Today, Keef was supposed to appear in court for the charges, but he was nowhere to be found.
Gucci Mane Announces Eight More 2014 Releases
Whatever your opinion of Gucci Mane's music is, you have to consider his output in 2014 (the first seven months of it, that is) remarkable. Even from behind bars, GuWop has dropped enough material to warrant an in-depth guide to all of them, and now he's announced that we've only seen the tip of the iceberg in 2014.
BTS Photos: Chief Keef & A$AP Rocky's Upcoming "Superheroes" Video
Chief Keef's long awaited Bang 3 album is finally getting ready to drop soon, and tonight we've got a sneak peek at the upcoming video from one of the biggest collaborative tracks on the project with “SuperHeroes” featuring A$AP Rocky. With Sosa rockin some red overalls, and Rocky keeping his all black streetwear intact, the pair can be seen stuntin’ hard for the cameras with a Lambo as the set's main prop. No word as for when we will see the final outcome from this, but atleast we now know it’s already been shot and coming soon.
Chief Keef Reveals Tentative Tracklist For "Bang 3"
We’ve been hearing about Chief Keef’s Bang 3 project since last November, but after several setbacks, it finally looks like it’ll be here sooner than later. Earlier today, Chief Keef took to his Instagram account and revealed what appears to be the tentative tracklisting for his Bang 3 album. His caption read,
Warrant Issued For Chief Keef In Child Support Case
It looks like Chief Keef is getting himself into trouble once again. This time it’s for a no show in court. According to the Chicago Tribune, a warrant for the arrest of Chief Keef was issued on Monday by a Cook County judge after the Chicago rapper failed to appear in court on a child support case.
Fredo Santana Reveals Tracklist And Cover Art For "Walking Legend"
Back in May, we learned of Fredo Santana's upcoming album Walking Legend when he released the track "Coming Up." "That's A No No," which featured Lil Reese, followed, and now we've got the full tracklist from the project. The artwork is in the gallery above, and check out the tracklist below.
Chief Keef Reportedly Evicted From Highland Park Mansion [Update: Keef Responds]
A daily dose of Chief Keef drama is in order. Chief Keef has reportedly ran into some trouble and once again the police are involved.
Lil Durk Plans Game Response, Says Chief Keef Disrespected Chicago By Co-Signing Tyga
The Lil Durk and Tyga beef continues to snowball, with new rappers getting involved almost every day. So far both Game and Compton Menace have contributed to the beef, and according to Durk, it's not quite over yet. In an interview with Chicago's DJ Moondawg, Durk said that while it would be his last response, he will be recording another diss track aimed at Tyga and Game.
Lil TerRio And King Keraun Discuss Celebrity, Rap, New Music And More
Believe it or not, there's more to life than being Vine, Instagram or Facebook famous, folks, a fact Internet sensation Lil TerRio has set out to prove in a big way. For those unacquainted, he's the star of the viral "Ooh, Kill 'Em" Vine clips that took the online world by storm in 2013.