Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
10 Raunchiest Rap Music Videos Of All Time
In the world of rap, “raunchy music video” is almost always code for “ass-shaking fiesta.” Thus, when narrowing down this list from 30+ videos to 10, I was forced to take multiple criteria into consideration. Is the song any good? Was it popular?
Listen To A Snippet Of Kanye West's Upcoming Single, "All Day" [Update: Long Snippet Surfaces]
In a recent interview with GQ, Kanye revealed that "All Day" would serve as the lead single from his upcoming seventh studio album. Later we learned that French Montana would appear on the record, and that it was produced by Coke Boy affiliate, Velous.
Chinx Murdered In Queens
Today, May 17, Queens rapper Lionel "Chinx" Pickens has been declared dead. Chinx was reportedly shot at 4am in the passenger's seat of his car while driving in Briarwood, Queens. The management companies associated with the Coke Boys' rapper have released a statement on his death: "It is with a heavy heart that The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel 'Chinx' Pickens this morning. He was 31.
One Man Dead After Drive-By Shooting Outside French Montana's Tour Bus [Update: More Details Emerge, French Responds]
We've heard about a few drive-by shootings lately involving aspiring rappers. Yet another story of a drive-by shooting has surfaced, this time involving Bad Boy's French Montana.
Lil Durk Denies "Sneak Dissing" Chief Keef, Says He Could "Help" French Montana
Lil Durk was just recently released from jail, and it seems as if he's once again hard at work on his upcoming mixtape, Signed To The Streets.
Hip-Hop Reacts To Chinx's Murder
Today, May 17, Chinx was shot and killed while driving on Queens Boulevard. A member of French Montana's Coke Boys crew and label, Chinx, age 31, was preparing to release his debut album, Welcome to JFK, later this year. No suspect nor motive has yet been identified. As news of Chinx's tragic murder continues to spread, many hip-hop artists have taken to social media to express their regret and condolences to Chinx and his family.
Danny Brown Addresses French Montana's Claim That Lyrical Rappers Are "Broke"
Rap continues to change and grow, coming to a point where songwriting isn't necessarily all about lyrics anymore. French Montana addressed the current state of rap in a recent interview, arguing that lyric-driven rap is not necessarily what people want to hear, saying "All lyrical rappers I know are broke... I just feel like you gotta make people enjoy the music." (Though it should be noted that he was mainly referring to New York rappers who constantly criticize current trends, and pointed toward Jay Z as a good example of someone with a range).
French Montana, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross Have Recorded A Song Called "Gucci Mane"
French Montana is currently preparing his sophomore album, Mac & Cheese, and in a new interview with Billboard, he's explained what we can expect from the new record. According to French, he's very much taking the direction of the album into his own hands this time around.
French Montana Enters Fray In 50 Cent Vs. Diddy Vodka War
Followers of 50 Cent and Diddy on Instagram know that they are currently embroiled in a bitter vodka war, with 50's Effen vodka dueling it out against Diddy's Ciroc. Recently things have escalated, with 50 using the hashtag #nopuffyjuice to encourage his fans to boycott Ciroc. Now French Montana has entered the fray and aligned himself firmly in the camp of Puff "Ciroc Obama" Daddy.
French Montana, Jadakiss, & Chinx Drugz Arrested In NYC [Update: Smoke DZA & Buckshot Also Arrested]
Coke Boys got the feds watchin'. One of many pre-Super Bowl parties was going down last night in New York City, and while the details are scarce, it seems as though it may have got a bit out of hand. An event at Club Lust in Brooklyn ended in French Montana, Chinx Drugz, and Jadakiss cuffed by the end of the night. No word on whether any other rappers were in attendance, but apparently Jada was actually HOSTING the festivities before getting booked. Whatever it was, it can't be all that serious, as French was all smiles in a photo of him being taken into custody.
Kanye West, Rick Ross & Diddy Accused Of Stealing French Montana Song "Gucci Mane"
French Montana has been teasing fans about a track titled "Gucci Mane", which is slated to be his next single, as he recently told MTV News. The record has an all-star cast, both Rick Ross and Lil Wayne are featured on it while Kanye West helped produce it. However, a record label is attempting to stop the single's release as they claim it was stolen.
Diddy Gave French Montana $1 Million For Christmas
For those of you lucky to score a Christmas bonus, odds are your Christmas bonus was not as lucrative as French Montana's Christmas bonus. French scored a Christmas check for $1 million from Diddy, his boss at Bad Boy Records. "Shout out to @iamdiddy for that million dollar gift bonus 🙏 🙌" French wrote on Instagram.
50 Cent & French Montana Clown Each Other On Instagram
In 2015, it's common knowledge that beefs between rappers spill over onto social media more often than not, bot in the most recent case of this, branded alcohols got dragged into the mix as well. What began with 50 Cent using the hashtag #noPuffyjuice in a post promoting his new vodka, Effen, soon attracted the attention of Bad Boy signee French Montana, and then shots were traded between the two NYC rappers.
Live Stream The TIDAL Concert With Jay Z, Beyonce, Lil Wayne & More
TIDAL is celebrating their 1 million subscribers by putting on a concert with a host of a big names at the Barclays Center in NYC. Their big "10/20" concert goes down this evening, and there will be a live stream documenting all the fun.
Khloe Kardashian's Family Reportedly Wants Her To Break Up With French Montana
Khloe Kardashian and French Montana have had their ups and downs in their relatively new relationship. After appearing to break up at the end of the summer (their adventures from the summer are currently being aired on "Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons"), French remained vague as to whether or not they were still together, just friends, or done for good.
Chris Brown Does A Front Flip To Win $5,000 Bet With French Montana
Though French Montana's pockets aren't hurting too badly, Chris Brown nabbed what was likely the easiest $5,000 of his life off the Coke Boys boss. French, Breezy, and their good friend Scott Disick, who appeared next to both artists in Breezy's recent "Picture Me Rollin" video, were at a house party, and French was feeling in the gambling mood, as he decided to bet Brown $5,000 that he couldn't do a front flip on the spot.
French Montana Decries "Hateful Speech" Surrounding Chinx's Death
Since Chinx was tragically gunned down in Queens last weekend, most of the rap world has shown their support for the Coke Boy, his family and friends in some way or another. However, not everyone's as respectful and mature.
Chris Brown Painted A Portrait Of Chinx For French Montana's Birthday
French Montana's 31st birthday went down earlier this week, and while the Coke Boy has a lot to celebrate, the death of his friend and collaborator Chinx this spring still feels pretty fresh. Chris Brown came through with a fitting gift for the occassion, painting a portrait (along with artist Dee Cosey) of French Montana and Chinx -- the latter with angel wings and a halo.
More Details Emerge On Kanye West's New, Less "Abrasive" Album
The latest clue we got about Kanye West's upcoming album came courtesy of a Florence, Italy newspaper, in which West was interviewed saying that the album was "made in Florence." Yesterday, Billboard pulled together some new sources to give us a better idea of what to expec