Top Tracks: September 19 - September 25
Last week's biggest news story continued to be The Game and Meek Mill's beef, which has now spiraled out to include accusations of ratting, an alleged brawl with Beanie Sigel, and
Chris Brown Reportedly Being Investigated By Child Services Following Alleged Gun Charges
It looks like Chris Brown’s pending gun charges are hurting more than just his chances of entering Japan next week for his show.
Chris Brown Denied Entry From Japan Over Pending Gun Charges
Chris Brown's shows in Tokyo next week are in jeopardy after Japanese officials denied Brown's application to enter the country on a working visa.
Top Tracks: September 12 - September 18
Summer '16 seemed to come and go without a good, entertaining beef, but in the week before the official Fall equinox, one has emerged. You could definitely deem the new Meek Mill Vs. The Game beef as a spinoff of Meek and Drake's last summer, but when it comes to bars, this beef's picking up the long-dormant one's slack. We've already got a diss apiece from both parities involved, and although Meek's came in too late on Sunday night to be counted in Top Tracks this week, Game's is in here, and you can be sure Meek's will be next week.
Top Tracks: September 5 - September 11
We finally got to breathe a sigh of relief last week after the absolute onslaught of must-listen projects that arrived in the month prior. This calm will be short-lived, though, as we get Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine on Friday, Ty Dolla $ign's Campaign and Mick Jenkins' The Healing Component just a week later, Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition on the 30, and The Game's 1992 to kick off October.
Chris Brown Addresses Claims That He Refused To Stand For National Anthem
Chris Brown, like many other artists, athletes and celebrities, has shown support for Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem protest and applauded him for standing up for what he believes in. Yesterday afternoon, Brown himself was in a situation where he could either sit or stand for the anthem, and he chose the former. Footage captured at the Power 106 Celebrity basketball game at USC shows Brown sitting during a rendition of the National Anthem, despite the MC urging everyone to stand in honor of 9/11.
Top Tracks: August 29 - September 4
The week before Labor Day brought us some nice late summer treats in the form of Travis Scott's Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, Isaiah Rashad's The Sun's Tirade, and Fabolous' Summertime Shootout 2. Of those, Scott's album was definitely the most feverishly anticipated, thanks to some delays as well as his substantial fanbase, and that popularity shows in this week's edition of Top Tracks. Scott leads the pack with three appearances, but oddly enough, none as a lead artist.
Staff Picks Playlist (September 3)
The end of this past work week unfortunately brought us into September, but with it came a couple of hotly anticipated releases we can't complain about, even if the months are getting colder. The two big releases of this past week belonged to Isaiah Rashad, with The Sun's Tirade, and Travis Scott's Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. The two projects differ greatly in sound and style, with Travis being a more experimental rapper and Isaiah keeping that true hip-hop feel alive and well. They both have that Kendrick Lamar feature on deck, though.
Chris Brown's Lawyer: LAPD Didn't Find Any Guns In Brown's House
Chris Brown is currently under investigation for allegedly pointing a gun at a woman's head after she examined a diamond necklace at his home earlier this week. According to a new report from the Los Angeles Times, his attorney Mark Geragos claims he LAPD's search of his Los Angeles mansion yielded the discovery of neither firearms nor the crucial piece of jewelry described in the accuser's report.
Ray J Says Chris Brown's Arrest Is "Wrong And Sad"
On Tuesday, a long police standoff at Chris Brown's L.A. home following reports that he had pulled a gun on a woman ended with the singer being arrested.
Chris Brown Released On $250,000 Bail
After a long day of drama, which included an initial report of a woman claiming that Chris Brown threatened her with a gun, and following which, the police hounding down Chris Brown's door for the majority of the day, the singer was finally arrested towards the end of the day
Chris Brown Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon
In the least shocking news of the day, Chris Brown was arrested Tuesday night for assault with a deadly weapon following the fiasco that went down at his Los Angeles home.
Chris Brown Reportedly Under Investigation For Threatening Woman With Gun [UPDATE: Police Obtain Search Warrant, Enter Brown's Home]
UPDATE 2: According to the latest TMZ update, police reportedly recovered at least one gun and unidentified drugs from a duffel bag Chris Brown threw from the window of his home. Still, no arrests have been made and Chris looks to be cooperating with officials. We'll continue to update you with more info as it becomes available.
Top Tracks: August 21 - August 28
Can we finally breathe a sign of relief after what's proven to be a crazy August?
Top Tracks: August 15 - August 21
Last week was a funny one for album delays. On one hand, Frank Ocean delivered not only his first, but also his second album since 2012's Channel Orange, but on the other, we didn't get the projects that we'd been expecting from French Montana, Young Thug, and Travis Scott.
Top Tracks: August 8 - August 14
In terms of the calendar, summer is winding down, but someone forgot to tell that to the rap game. We've only seen things heat up in the past week, with SremmLife 2 providing more than enough turn up fuel for the next few weeks, and P3 reminding us to squeeze every last bit of fun out of summer flings before cuffing season arrives.
Chris Brown Wins Another Custody Decision Against Nia Guzman
Chris Brown's custody battle with Nia Guzman, the mother of his 2-year-old daughter Royalty, has been ongoing since summer 2015. Brown was awarded joint custody last September, a decision that was confirmed by another judge this May.
Top Tracks: August 1 - August 7
The next two weeks will see new albums from two guys vying to be the third most popular rap/R&B artist out of Toronto, PartyNextDoor and Tory Lanez (Drake and The Weeknd are one and two, respectively). Only time will tell how P3 and I Told You will stack up against each other, but over the last few weeks, we've gotten a few previews in the form of singles and other assorted loosies. Both Party and Tory pop up in our Top Ten, although here it's obvious which one is dominant.
Chris Brown Sued By Another Victim From 2014’s 1Oak Shooting
It appears Chris Brown is facing another lawsuit. According to TMZ, Chris is getting sued by Ginja Elms, a victim who was shot during Chris’ performance at 1Oak nightclub back in 2014 that also left Suge Knight shot.
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.