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Beast Mode: 6 Crazy Mixtape & Album Runs
Beast Mode: 6 Crazy Mixtape & Album Runs May 24, 2016 at 03:10pm
These days, the line between mixtape and album is thinner than ever, and fans are fairly entitled when it comes to new music. As a result, we're seeing more and more projects being released in a shorter time frame, but there are only a select few who can impress both in terms of quantity and quality. The "run" is something a few artists have been praised for. It's generally a series of projects that mark an important creative spurt for an artist, and one that often creates something of a spectacle. With that being said, some "runs" get a lot of publicity, while some fly under the radar.
Top Tracks: May 16 - May 22
Top Tracks: May 16 - May 22 May 23, 2016 at 02:18pm
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.
Drake & Future Performed For Floyd Mayweather's Daughter At Her Sweet 16
Drake & Future Performed For Floyd Mayweather's Daughter At Her Sweet 16 May 22, 2016 at 03:55pm
Seeing that Mayweather made over $200 million on his last fight, it's no surprise that his daughter's sweet 16 party was quite the spectacle. Iyanna Mayweather, who brought in her 16th this weekend, probably had the opportunity to get almost anyone to perform at her party, but she chose Future and Drake.
Drake & Future Add More "Summer Sixteen" Tour Dates
Drake & Future Add More "Summer Sixteen" Tour Dates May 20, 2016 at 05:56pm
While executing his masterful VIEWS album rollout, Drake announced that he and his What a Time to Be Alive collaborator Future would be heading out on a joint "Summer Sixteen" tour beginning in July. The tour initially included a ton of shows -- over 30 -- and now, Drake has announced 15 additional "Summer Sixteen" dates. 
BET Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
BET Awards Announce 2016 Nominees May 20, 2016 at 10:58am
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.
Future Reportedly Wins Custody Battle Against Ciara
Future Reportedly Wins Custody Battle Against Ciara May 17, 2016 at 11:44am
Future scored a major legal victory Monday morning in California custody court. According to TMZ, the judge ruled against Ciara's appeal to secure sole custody of Future Zahir Wilburn, her son with Future. Future will now have joint custody of Zahir. (his fourth child, Ciara's first.) 
Top Tracks: May 9 - May 15
Top Tracks: May 9 - May 15 May 16, 2016 at 04:13pm
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. 
15 Mixtapes That Deserve Grammys
15 Mixtapes That Deserve Grammys May 9, 2016 at 04:58pm
Over the weekend, a petition surfaced that called for Grammy policy changes. The Change.org item argued retail albums should not be the only projects considered for awards, as there have been many important projects released for free over the last few years that were not eligible due to way they were released.
Desiigner's New "Moon People" Track Sounds Just Like You Know Who
Desiigner's New "Moon People" Track Sounds Just Like You Know Who May 9, 2016 at 01:11am
As his one and only release, "Panda," is currently the No. 1 song in the country, a new Desiigner track has surfaced titled "Moon People." The GOOD Music-signed rapper was seen turning up to a recording of the song on his Snapchat, and the song has now leaked online. Desiigner's meteoric rise to fame has not been without controversy, as many consider him to be little more than a Future impersonator. These rampant allegations of biting have likely only contributed to the ubiquitous buzz around the Atlanta-sounding Brooklyn rapper.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (May 7)
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (May 7) May 7, 2016 at 10:47am
The Met Gala took place on Monday, and there seemed to be more rap and R&B artists in attendance than ever, even despite Rihanna's notable absence. Of course, both Future and Ciara were in attendance (but seemingly were able to avoid one another), while Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and Kanye West all came through with memorable looks (Ye decided to go all out with the contacts).
Future Summoned For Deposition By Ciara
Future Summoned For Deposition By Ciara May 6, 2016 at 12:36pm
In February, it was reported that Ciara sued her ex and baby daddy Future to the tune of $15 million. TMZ was even able to get footage of the Freebandz rapper getting served legal documents outside of LAX. Soon after, rumors that Future was planning to clap back with a countersuit of his own began to surface, and last month, he did just that.
Who's Going On Tour? Spring/Summer Tour Round-Up
Who's Going On Tour? Spring/Summer Tour Round-Up May 4, 2016 at 04:13pm
A lot of big artists are going on tour this spring and summer. You have mega-stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Drake. You have rising stars Anderson .Paak and Bas. You have established vets like Snoop Dogg, Maxwell, and Cam'Ron. And everybody in between. It looks like some legendary tours are going down towards the end of the calendar year. Gucci Mane & Friends tour is scheduled to go down when La Flare gets released from prison in September and Kanye West is also shooting to kick off his The Life of Pablo tour in September as well.
Drake Reveals "VIEWS" Features Using His Own Memes
Drake Reveals "VIEWS" Features Using His Own Memes Apr 28, 2016 at 07:37pm
Of course Drake was gonna do something sneaky with the VIEWS album artwork, which has already been meme'd more than any record cover in recent memory. There's a tool online that even lets fans take the Little Drake who originally appeared atop the CN Tower and make a new album cover using any photo of one's choosing (see our best efforts here).
Drake & Future Add 8 Shows To "Summer Sixteen" Tour
Drake & Future Add 8 Shows To "Summer Sixteen" Tour Apr 27, 2016 at 09:35am
After announcing their Summer Sixteen tour on Monday, Drake and Future have already added eight more shows to meet what is surely sky-high demand. The tour now includes second dates in New York, Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Oakland, and Vancouver, as well as a third date in L.A. date.
Future Teases New Zaytoven Collaboration
Future Teases New Zaytoven Collaboration Apr 26, 2016 at 01:33pm
It's safe to say, Future's always working. The Atlanta rapper is often seen in the studio with fellow ATL beatsmiths, and after giving Metro Boomin a next-level push, his most recent studio session finds him connecting with mainstay, Zaytoven, or as he refers to him on the Snap, "Zaytiggy."