9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
Chris Brown’s Las Vegas Residency On Hold Following Racist Comments About Nightclub
It appears Chris Brown’s current residency at Drai’s nightclub in Las Vegas is on hold at the moment following a recent rant he had on Instagram about the alleged “racist” employees at the club. According to TMZ, who obtained a letter from Breezy’s attorney, Chris allegedly refused to apologize to the club's owner after calling it a "racist" venue.
Top Tracks: July 4 - July 10
Even on the very rare occasion that Drake doesn't show up in our top ten tracks of the week, his presence is still felt. In this case, he's directly responsible for three separate tracks in the top ten, whether that entails remixes or disses aimed at him.
Hip Hop Reacts To The Philando Castile Killing
Less than 24 hours after police officers shot and killed 37-year-old black man Alton Sterling on Baton Rouge, LA, a Minnesota cop fatally shot 32-year-old Phlando Castile, also a black man, at at traffic stop on Wednesday night.
Chris Brown Disputes Reports He Trashed His Villa In Ibiza
On Friday, a report that Chris Brown and his entourage had done extensive damage to a Villa they had rented in Ibiza came through TMZ, and Chris is now disputing the reports with video evidence. Seemingly expecting false claims from the landlord, the singer has shared footage he took of the space just before he left, claiming that absolutely no damage was done while he and his crew were present. "If y’all see some bullshit on TMZ -- them saying 'Chris Brown and them trashed the house,' or whatever, that’s he landlords trying to get money," he said.
Staff Picks (July 1)
A tornado is planning to attack NYC upon this Friday night. The best way to fight it is by eliciting a whirlwind of intoxicating substances in your own system. If the turn-up is forced to move indoors, don't worry about a playlist -- we've got you covered with a party pack full of the freshest heat that the summer has to offer.
We Never Gonna Die: Kanye West & The Celebrities Of The "Famous" Video
Kanye West's "Famous" video is being hailed as a master class in the art of provocation by some and derided as "dumpster juice" by others. Inspired by "Sleep," a painting by American realist Vincent Desiderio, the video depicts a bed in which wax statues of 12 celebrities doze peacefully in the nude: George W.
Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown For Lack Of Security At 2014 Club Shooting
Summer is off to a rough start for Chris Brown.
Chris Brown Accused Of Threatening His Tour Manager
More troubling allegations have been brought forth against Chris Brown. Just days after his former manager, Mike G, filed a lawsuit against Brown for allegedly beating him and sending him to the hospital, Brown has been accused of threatening his former tour manager, a woman named Nancy Ghosh, who has worked with stars like Kanye West, J. Lo, and Justin Bieber.
Chris Brown Responds To Kanye West's "Famous" Video
Last night, Kanye West shared the video to his Life of Pablo single "Famous," and it's about as shocking as any video he's ever put out. There may not be any verifiable cameos in the video, though it's filled with a number of wax figures that strikingly resemble some of the more famous persons in entertainment and in politics as well.
Chris Brown Responds To Manager Suing Him For Brutal Assault
UPDATE: Chris Brown saw the headlines at the same time as the rest of us, and he has already offered two humorous video responses to his former manager, Mike G, who has reportedly just filed a lawsuit that alleges that Brown recently attacked him and put him in the hospital. In his Instagram video, Brown laughs off the allegations and explains that he had fired Mike G, aka "Mr. Petty Pants himself," for stealing money. He implies that the lawsuit must be Mike's way of retaliation.
Kevin McCall Dedicates New Song To "Baerucche" Amid Chris Brown Beef
The conflict between Chris Brown and Kevin McCall has been brewing for months, and it doesn't look as though things will simmer down anytime soon. McCall's latest song is called "Baerucche."
Chris Brown Avoids DUI Charges In Amsterdam
It appears Chris Brown just dodged a massive bullet the other day across the pond. According to TMZ, Chris was high as a kite when he was stopped by police in Amsterdam for riding a dirt bike without license plates, and somehow he was able to talk his way out of some super serious charges.
Chris Brown Addresses Report He Injured A "Fan" At A Club Appearance
Chris Brown is a fixture on TMZ at this point, and today, he's challenging yet another report from the site, addressing a man by the name of Malek Mokrani's claim that the singer injured him at a recent club appearance.
ASAP Ferg Speaks On His Uncle "Psycho" & Working At Ben & Jerry's
ASAP Ferg has been busy touring with Tory Lanez for their joint "Level Up" tour, and during a recent pit stop in D.C., he took the time to sit down with Baker for an interview about the album that preceded the tour, Always Strive and Prosper. The album found Ferg opening up and trying a variety of musical styles; the latter of which earned him some mixed reviews, but nonetheless it proved he's not a one-trick pony.
Fan Sues Chris Brown For "Stealing" His Hat
Chris Brown is being sued by a fan who says the singer and his security are to blame for the loss of his hat. According to TMZ, Brown fan Marq Stevenson attempted to get his cap signed by the entertainer at his show in Dallas last year, but after passing it to a member of Chris' team, the piece was never returned. It's unclear if the hat ever made its way to Brown.
Behind The Beat: Bobby Brackins
"I definitely contribute to pop culture every year, whether people know it or not."
Chris Brown Wins Custody Battle Against Nia Guzman
Chris Brown scored a legal victory against his baby mama Nia Guzman on Tuesday. According to TMZ, a judge denied Guzman's request to restrict Brown's custody of their 1-year-old daughter Royalty. This is not the first time such a decision has been handed down; Guzman attempted and failed to secure sole custody of Royalty last summer.
Top Tracks: May 16 - May 22
This past week, we were finally able to take a deep breath and reflect on all of the major projects we've heard in the past month -- A$AP Ferg, Bankroll Mafia, Beyoncé, Drake, Skepta, Rittz, Chance The Rapper, and Post Malone have all dropped full-lengths in that relatively brief timespan. It would appear that the summer's first burst of high-profile albums has subsided, but as we await projects from Travi$ Scott, YG, ScHoolboy Q, and others, at least guys like The Underachievers and Casey Veggies have given us something new to chew on.
Photographer Claims He Was Shoved By Chris Brown's Crew At A Yacht Party
Photographers and artists tend to have turbulent relationships, and a police report from a photographer in Florida further suggests this dynamic. According to Mychal Watts, his coverage of Chris Brown's WizPak Launch Party, which was hosted on a yacht in Fort Lauderdale, ended with some conflict between himself and Chris' entourage.