Future, Wiz Khalifa & Young Thug's First Week Sales Projections Are In
Future proved that he could drop an album like a mixtape and still sell upwards of 100,000 copies first week with DS2, and he's now continued that trend with EVOL. The rapper's latest project, released shortly after his free Purple Reign mixtape is projected to sell 110-115,00 copies, (145-150k with streams). It will definitely put him in the running for the #1 spot next week.
Top Tracks: February 1 - February 7
Constant new music from the game's biggest stars has become the norm. And while it's almost too much to digest, we're not complaining. This week's Top Tracks is dominated by Future, Drake, and Rihanna, and it's likely those names aren't going anywhere -- Future, especially, who's already dropped two projects this year, adding to the four he put out in 2015. And don't let me forget about Meek. Drizzy stans aren't gonna let him live any time soon, though most everything he's dropped this year has cracked the Top 10. He's finally using all the controversy to his advantage.
Future's New Album "EVOL" Has Arrived
The man just doesn't stop working. Fresh off the release of his Purple Reign project, Future continues his rap dominance by sharing yet another new album for us tonight called EVOL.
Future's "EVOL" Album Art Has Been Identified, And It's Not Stock Photography This Time
Future announced his new album EVOL last night, sharing the album artwork and track list. The cover features a smoldering image of roses cover in ash and embers.
Young Thug Changes "Slime Season 3" To "I'm Up," Alludes To $1 Million Deal
Things got exciting towards the end of the day yesterday when, not only did Future announce the title and tracklist for a new album dropping on Apple (Evol), but he appeared to engage in sub-tweet war with Young Thug.
Tracklist Revealed For Future's "EVOL" Album
Staying true to his word, Future’s newly-announced album, EVOL, was just made available for pre-order on iTunes tonight, ultimately revealing the tracklist and features in the process.
Future Announces Album Title, New Deal With Apple
Future promised he had something big for us at midnight, and he wasn't lying. The rapper shared the artwork for his new album, EVOL on Twitter, revealing that the pre-order would be going up when the clock strikes 12.Along with the dark, floral imagery, Fewtch also shared that he has a new "deal" with Apple. As far as what that means, we can't be entirely sure, but we're guessing it'll be something like what Drake has. Future's debut of the project on DJ Khaled's new Beats Radio 1 show will be a perfect way to celebrate the news.
Young Thug Appears To Be Sub-Tweeting Future
Young Thug and Future are both putting out projects this Friday, and it seems like the spirit of competition has reared its head today. Shortly after Future shared news that he'd be dropping new music tonight, Young Thug tweeted a comment that seemed to be a response to Future's output. Boy slow down dropping all that BS music...😭😂✌🏾️
Is Future About To Lace Us With Even More New Music Tonight?
After circumstantial evidence all but guaranteed he would be premiering and/or releasing new music during DJ Khaled’s new Beats 1 Radio show, it appears Future Hendrix couldn’t wait for the radio show. Either that, or he just has so much music he doesn’t know what to do with it.
Charts Don't Lie: February 3
In case you missed it, the RIAA updated their formula for calculating Gold and Platinum Album certifications yesterday. While it helped a few artist reach Platinum, today we see if it has shaken up the charts in any significant way. We’re now counting the total combined streams, single and album sales as “total album equivalent units” (TAEU, for short), as driven by changes to Billboard’s new rating system.
Usher & Future To Headline Annual Roots Picnic 2016
The Roots Picnic happens every June, and has continued to grow in profile and popularity each year. This year is no different, as we’ve got some truly impressive artists playing the 2016 iteration.
Future Is Dropping A New Album This Friday
Holy shit. According to DJ Khaled, Future is dropping a new album this Friday by way of Khaled's brand new Beats 1 Radio Show.
The Carolina Panthers' Hip-Hop Connection
Why have old white women, from Hillary Clinton to this 95-year-old grandma, been seen hitting dabs in the past few months?
The Definitive Song On Each Future Mixtape
For a rapper who deals almost exclusively with standard trap topics-- drugs, violence, brotherhood, and sex-- Future's in his feelings a considerable amount of the time. His caterwauling, damaged voice has become one of the most emotive instruments in music today, saturating every bar with his current state of mind and often making his mixtapes feel like extended mood pieces. Triumph, struggle, regret, love... they all have their place on at least one of Future's nine solo tapes.
One Of Future’s Bodyguards Reportedly Shot & Killed In Georgia
Sadly, one of Future’s bodyguards, Michael Tanner Phillips, was shot & killed today in his own home in Jonesboro, Goergia around 1:30 p.m Fox 5 Atlanta reports. The gunman fled the scene in a vehicle, but details on who that might be or what the car looked like is unknown at the time. Lieutenant Frank Thomas of the Clayton County Police Department made the following statement, "Some of the neighbors heard some arguing and some gunshots. We're still interviewing some of them to try and piece together everything at this time."
Top Tracks: January 18 - January 24
With new projects from Future and Meek Mill -- and upcoming ones from Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, and last but not least, Kanye West, the energy coming from the hip-hop world is out of control right now. New tracks off both 4/4 and Purple Reign crashed this week's Top 10, along with predictably dominating performances from both of Kanye's SWISH singles.
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Release Stacked Album Featuring Drake, Future, & More
One of the respected names in the beat game, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League surprised fans this morning by releasing a new album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All containing 13 never-before-heard songs. The project is absolutely stacked with features; artists appearing on the album include Drake, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, T.I., Wale, R. Kelly, Jeremih, & Jeezy. Gotdamn.
Future & Jeezy Joined Cam Newton On Field Before Today's Game
Is it really any wonder Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has led his team to Super Bowl 50? He's got the best dab outside of the Migos camp, and he's earned the support of two of Atlanta's most important rappers, Jeezy and Future Hendrix, both whom joined Cam on the field before today's NFC Championship Game vs. the Arizona Cardinals.
Mike Will Made-It Shares "Ransom 2" Release Date
It looks like Mike Will Made-It will make good on his promise to drop his Ransom 2 mixtape in January, as he's just revealed he plans to release the project this upcoming Friday, January 29. Friday. #RANSOM2 pic.twitter.com/K7HEtd7j1U
Staff Picks Playlist (January 22)
Some cool shit happened this past week. That Kanye West "Black Skinhead" remix with Miley Cyrus and Travis Scott finally surfaced. Meek Mill and 50 Cent got deep into it, so deep, that Meek accepted defeat at Fif's continuous-meme-creating-hands. There was yet another new mixtape from rap MVP Future.