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.
BET Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
The nominations for the 2016 BET Awards are in! Drake secured nine nominations, miles ahead of any other artist. Beyonce and Rihanna earned five each; Future and Bryson Tiller earned four apiece. Adele received her first BET nomination in the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist category.
Casey Veggies Enlists Chris Brown, Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign & More On "Customized Greatly Vol. 4"
Casey Veggies surprised fans last week when he announced the return of his career-starting Customized Greatly mixtape series, with a fourth instalment scheduled to arrive tomorrow. It's been four years since we received
Chris Brown Responds To Report That He Got Kicked Off Private Jet For "Smoking Loud"
Chris Brown was scheduled to take a private flight to the Cannes Film Festival in France yesterday. According to TMZ, police were summoned to the scene after the pilot smelled marijuana smoke seeping into the cockpit. "We got kicked off the jet for smoking loud," one member of Brown's entourage wrote on Snapchat.
Top Tracks: May 9 - May 15
In contrast with the first few months of 2015, when it seemed like our Top Tracks lists were just the same Kanye and Drake tracks rising and falling with each ensuing week, the past few editions have been utter chaos, with the #1 spot changing every week. Staying power is proving difficult to achieve in an increasingly crowded summer playing field-- Beyoncé and Birdman's chart-toppers from two and one week ago, respectively, are nowhere to be found this week, although a few of the lower-ranking tracks stuck it out.
Chris Brown & Kevin McCall Beef On Twitter & Instagram
There was drama all across the web last night. Nicki Minaj took to twitter to air out her frustrations with ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels, Azealia Banks got into it with a 14-year old Disney star, and Chris Brown and Kevin McCall had some r'n'beef of their own.
Top Tracks: May 2 - May 8
With VIEWS out in the world and disappointing the majority of those who heard it, there's now a new music void that many rushed to fill this past week as summer rapidly approaches. Desiigner's "Panda" and Drizzy's "One Dance" are still frontrunners for the "song of the summer" title, but there's plenty of time for new entries to rise and compete with them.
50 Cent Dropping New Single With Chris Brown Tomorrow
Looking to build off the success generated from his latest single “Im The Man,” which saw Chris Brown on the official remix, 50 Cent is about to reunite with the R&B singer once again for his next single called “No Romeo No Juliet,” which drops tomorrow.
Chris Brown Reveals Art For New Single "Grass Ain't Greener"
Over the weekend, Chris Brown got fans excited with the announcement of his next album and single. The singer took to Instagram to post (and then delete) about an album possibly titled Heartbreak On A Full Moon. He also teased that a single would be dropping on May 5th, but he provided little details as to the song.
Prince Had Wanted To Be A Mentor For Chris Brown
In late 2014, Rolling Stone held an in-depth interview with Prince at his Paisley Park estate that had never seen the light of day until now. In the wake of Prince's shocking death last month, that interview has inspired Rolling Stone to publish a "lost cover story" on the late musical icon.
Top Tracks: April 25 - May 1
We've officially entered the whirlwind release period of 2016, with hip hop's (arguably) biggest current male and female stars, Drake and Beyoncé, both dropping projects in the past ten days. What's more, Chance 3 should be dropping any moment now.
Chris Brown Announces New Album Title & Single
Chris Brown only just released his seventh studio album, Royalty, back in December, but it looks as though he's already warming up for another project. The singer shared the news on Instagram, suggesting the album would be titled Heartbreak On A Full Moon, and that the lead single would arrive this coming Thursday, May 5th.
Chris Brown Says Collaborative “OHB” Mixtape Drops Friday; Followed By New Solo Single
Last week, Chris Brown came out of nowhere and released a new single called “Shut Down” featuring his newly-formed OHB crew, aka Original Hood Bosses. While little is still known about this OHB crew yet, it appears we’ll find out much more about them soon when they release their collaborative mixtape with Breezy this Friday.
Meek Mill Previews Collaborations With Chris Brown & Rick Ross
Meek Mill has been hyping his Dreamchasers 4 mixtape for some time now, and while he's shared two solid EPs in the process, fans are still eagerly awaiting news of the project. Today, Meek has shared clips of two new records, the first of which being an unnamed collaboration with Rick Ross, and the second, a record called "Trust Me' with Rozay and Chris Brown.
5 Most Outrageous Hip-Hop Concert Moments
Desiigner's "Panda" is currently the No. 2 song in the country. It's a song that took him a year and a half to make, and one that he's proud of. When performing his breakout hit, the 19-year-old can be seen sweating, screaming, dabbing maniacally, and, as of last weekend, puking. Inspired by Desiigner's incredible boot 'n rally (see below), we wanted to round up a list of some particularly shocking moments of on-stage behavior.
Chris Brown Calls Tinashe “16-Year-Old Hobbit Face Ass"
A rift between Chris Brown and Tinashe began to form when Tinashe unfollowed Chris Brown on Twitter after he told Kehlani to "stop flexing for the Gram" following her apparent suicide attempt.
Street Artist Suing Chris Brown Over His Graffiti Tag
Chris Brown has documented his love for painting, and specifically, graffiti in the past year or so. The singer has been painting canvases, walls in his home and more, which he often shows off on his Instagram. It's more than just hobby, as he's been selling his work for a hefty price tag as well (i.e. upwards of $15,000).