Future's Yams-Dedicated "Thought It Was A Drought" Video Is Directed By A$AP Ferg
Future seems content to give a video to every track off DS2, and the next one to get a visual will be the album's opener, "Thought It Was a Drought." Future has shared a few snapshots from the video shoot, revealing that the video will be directed by A$AP Ferg and dedicated to the late A$AP Yams.
Lil Bibby Shares "Free Crack 3" Release Date & Previews Collab With Future
Lil Bibby's long-awaited mixtape, Free Crack 3, will be released on November 27. If he stays true to his promise, Bibby will have dropped a Free Crack mixtape in each of the past few years, the first in late November 2013. Free Crack 2 dropped in August 2014 and included features from Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Kevin Gates.
Charts Don't Lie: November 4
This week wasn't all that exciting for debuts, as the biggest new album came from DJ Khaled, and didn't manage to crack the top 10. This week we did see a lot of albums continue to hold on to high chart positions with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, and Drake and Future's project all proving they have some longevity on the charts. Bryson Tiller is also hanging on with his debut, while Game's two albums have slipped considerably.Check out the breakdown below.
Future Responds To Funk Flex Rant With "Monster 2" Boasts
Funk Flex is known to go use his Hot 97 show to voice some very strong opinions (amidst many bomb sound effects). Last night, he reportedly went on a tear about how New York radio should support local artists before those from outside the region. Future, who hails from Atlanta, and is no stranger to being played on the station, apparently caught wind of his remarks, and took the speech as a challenge.
Top Tracks: October 26 - November 1
10. Kanye West - When I See It (Tell Your Friends Alternate Mix)
5 Beats Lil Wayne Needs On "No Ceilings 2"
It's Weezy season, y'all. Late last night, Wayne announced that his fans shall have to much to be grateful about on this coming Thanksgiving, as he plans to serve up No Ceilings 2, the sequel to his beloved mixtape from 2009, on a platinum platter.
Is Lil Wayne Planning "No Ceilings 2"?
Two days ago, Lil Wayne set the Internet ablaze with a 7 second recording of him rapping over Drake's "Back to Back." Obviously a remix is in the works -- hopefully on the way soon -- but the snippet could be a preview of an even bigger release: a sequel to his 2009 mixtape No Ceilings.
Jadakiss Shares "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" Release Date & Album Cover
We knew Top 5 Dead or Alive was on the way, and Jadakiss has just confirmed that we'll be getting his fourth studio album in three weeks, on November 20. He also shared the album's cover, which shows a bronze bust of Jada himself. It seems the cover is a photo of the same bust that Jada unveiled at a recent Def Jam event in honor of T5DOA.
I Think 12 Months Crazy: Future's Best Year Yet
"Dis for the ones that abandoned me," Future wrote on Instagram one year ago today, hours after releasing his mixtape Monster. Three days prior, on Ciara's birthday, he posted one reading "I was there but mentally I was somewhere else." At first glance, both of these moody captions seemed d
Future Shuts Down Blac Chyna Dating Rumors
Hopefully Blac Chyna got that tattoo just to pay tribute to her favorite rapper, because according to Future the two are not dating.
Top Tracks: October 19 - October 25
10. Lil Wayne - Pour Up This Weezy leak continues to amass more hype, even though we can't find it anywhere on the web -- back into Birdman's vault, I suppose. Now in its fourth week, the lean-inspired zero-fucks-given anthem managed to grab the final spot in the top 10. Weezy would be wise to have "Pour Up" as his next single, though that's easier said than done.
Future Teases "Monster 2" Mixtape
Last year, a few days prior to Halloween, Future delivered one of of what would end being three mixtape projects, all of which contributed to a resurgence in his energy and his career. That particular mixtape was appropriately themed and titled for the holiday, Monster.
Blac Chyna Got A "Future" Tattoo
Blac Chyna wants you to know it's real. Rumors were circulating that Future and Chyna were an item a few weeks back, but just as talk had died down, Chyna took to her Instagram to reveal a brand new tattoo on her hand that reads "FUTURE". Of course, the word future is pretty vague and doesn't necessarily have to relate to everyone's favorite Gucci flip-flop-wearer, but just to make things clear, she captioned the photo "thought it was a drought".
Metro Boomin On The Sound Drake & Future Created For "WATTBA": "It's Their Own World"
What A Time To Be Alive is billed as a Drake and Future album, but it could just as easily be credited to Drake, Future and Metro Boomin. The Atlanta producer executive-produced the project, as well as providing 7 of its 11 instrumentals, largely shaping the overall sound of the project. As Complex points out, Metro talked a bit about the genesis of WATTBA on Rap Radar's latest podcast.
Charts Don't Lie: October 21st
Last week belonged to The Game, who released The Documentary 2, the long-awaited sequel to his beloved debut, and the first of two new projects. Game's numbers weren't big enough to surpass Selena Gomez' Revival, but with The Documentary 2.5 releasing on Friday, he's doing alright for himself. Elsewhere on the charts, The Weeknd has continued to pull in big numbers, while J. Cole has proven his longevity, outlasting competitors like Nicki Minaj to be the only 2014 release within the top 40.Check out the full stats below.
Top Tracks: October 13 - October 18
10. Ty Dolla $ign - Violent (Prod. by DJ Spinz & Southside)
Meek Mill References "WATTBA" On Instagram
Meek Mill just posted an Instagram that's got us like...huh?? The Dreamchasers rapper posted a picture of two new sparkling diamond rings on adjacent fingers and wrote, "What a time...."
Kendrick Lamar, Future, Fetty Wap, & More To Headline Okeechobee Fest
If you'd never heard of Okeechobee Music Festival, you have now. It's in Florida, and it's first ever weekend is going down next year March 4-6. In terms of hip hop, the festival will feature performances from Kendrick Lamar, Big Grams, Fetty Wap, Miguel, Future, Skrillex, Michael Christmas, & Shabazz Palaces. Others of possible interest to hip hop heads include Gramatik, Flying Lotus/Thundercat affiliate Kamasi Washington, and WeDidIt member RL Grime.
Charts Don't Lie: October 14
The biggest story in this week's charts is the triumphant return of Janet Jackson, who -- as she should -- takes the top spot this week, making her one of three artists who has scored number one albums over the last four decades. It kicked off a very rap and R&B-heavy top 5, followed by The Weekend, Drake & Future, and Fetty Wap. Take a look at the full breakdown below.
Future Buys Drake Diamond-Encrusted FBGOVO Ring
Diamonds were a major theme of Drake and Future's recent joint album, What a Time to Be Alive. Diamonds adorned the Shutterstock cover art and were the subject of the tape's second biggest hit (currently at No. 53).