Future Being Sued By Promoter For Reportedly A No-Show At Concert
In cases we wear quite often, Future is being sued by a promoter for reportedly bailing on a show, but there’s always two sides to every story he says. According to TMZ, promoter Robert Caillier filed a lawsuit against Future claiming he gave Future’s camp an advance of $15,000 for a show back in August of 2014, but Future never showed up, causing him to lose an anticipated $150K profit, plus the 15K advance.
Top Tracks: November 23 - November 29
No one was more thankful last week than hip-hop fans.
Chris Brown Shares "Royalty" Album Tracklist
Chris Brown just dropped a 34-track mixtape this weekend, so it's hard to believe he still has a studio album coming in just a few weeks. Like clockwork, just after the mixtape impacted, we've now got a look at the tracklist for Brown's new album Royalty.Those looking for a large selection of features may be left a bit disappointed, as the only two guests on the album are Future (who shows up on a bonus track) and surprisingly, Atlanta up-an-comer Solo Lucci (the fact that -- like Chris -- he's an RCA signee, makes things a little more clear).
Future's Tour Rider Reveals He Makes $150K For 45-Minute Show
Undoubtedly one of the best parts of being a successful rapper is that you can request literally anything on your tour rider and the show promoters will do its best to deliver.
Lil Wayne's "No Ceilings 2" Tracklist Revealed
After hitting us with a trailer to increase the anticipation and excitement for No Ceilings 2 last night, Weezy F returns this afternoon with a tracklist, so we know it's real. The highly anticipated mixtape will serve as a follow-up to the much-beloved first No Ceilings, and thus it's got quite a reputation to live up too. The tracklist is stacked though, so let's hope Weezy didn't spare quality for quantity.
A HotNewHipHop Thanksgiving: 10 Things We're Thankful For
Thanksgiving is here, and while we gather with our families to reflect on what we are thankful for this year, we here at HotNewHipHop can’t help but reminisce on the year thus far with gratitude. We’ve been spoiled with albums and mixtapes, as well as a healthy amount of "comebacks." As analysts of the genre, we’ve been overwhelmed with remarkable material from artists upcoming and legendary alike. As fans, our excitement has us feeling young again.
ASAP Ferg Talks "Huge Smash Song" With Future, Recording For A Week With 40
ASAP Ferg is getting ready to drop his sophomore album at the top of 2016, and from the sounds of his new interview with MTV, it's bound to be something special. "Early January you're gonna get a HUGE smash song called 'New Levels' with Future," said Ferg, promising the song will drop after we get to see the "Thought It Was A Drought" video he directed.
Big Sean Previews New Music With Future, Metro Boomin & Mike WiLL Made-It
Big Sean scored the biggest album of his career with 2015's Dark Sky Paradise, but from the sounds of his upcoming material, he's only just getting started. Sean was in L.A. last night for Red Bull Sound Select, and made sure to treat the audience to some samples of his new music. First up, he shared a preview of a track with Future and his go-to producer Metro Boomin, a recipe for success on paper, and judging by the video clip, also in practice.
Future On WATTBA: "It Never Happened"
Anyone who follows Future on Twitter knows that the man loves to remain cryptic, constantly tweeting vague phrases, any of which could probably be read as either a subtweet or a mixtape title under a magnifying glass. In a recent interview with Mass Appeal, Fewtch continued in that tradition of puzzling but highly hashtag-able phrases when asked about one of his projects, and it has the Future Hive in a frenzy.
Stream The Soundtrack For "Creed" Featuring Joey Bada$$, Future, Nas & More
The "Creed" movie, which stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, hits movie theatres in five days. The official soundtrack for the film arrives a few days prior to the movie premiere, with a stream available via Spotify today. We've had a lot of album streams hit the web today already, so adding to that list, you'll find new (and old) music from the likes of Meek Mill, Future, Joey Bada$$, Nas, Childish Gambino, Jhene Aiko, Vince Staples, Krept & Konan and others.
Future Covers Mass Appeal, Talks Post-Breakup Comeback
It's hard to say anyone had a bigger 2015 than Future. His only competitor when it came to hitmaking was Drake, and by the end of the year, even he was knocking on Future's door. The Atlanta MVP is the star of the new Mass Appeal cover story, where he muses on his enviable mixtape run, rising out of a difficult breakup with Ciara, and throwing away his crossover dreams to return to his original gritty sound.
Charts Don't Lie: November 18
We just experienced our second week in a row with no notable rap and R&B debuts, but it's all leading up to the huge sales week that will include Jeezy, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and Justin Bieber. In the meantime, the same major players have been keeping the charts populated, with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Drake, and Future making up a big chunk of sales, while Bryson Tiller continues to surprise with consistent numbers.Check out the full breakdown below.
Are Future & Mike WiLL Made-It Dropping "Ape Sh!t" On Thanksgiving?
Mike WiLL Made-It and Future have been prepping their joint mixtape Ape Sh!t since last December at least.
Top Tracks: November 9 - November 15
Last week saw a few highly anticipated releases, including new albums from Ty Dolla $ign, Jeezy, and Logic. Surprisingly, none of those guys made it into Top Tracks -- well, except Logic, who somehow ended up on a Juicy J track. Instead, Pusha T, the new prez of GOOD Music, came out of hiding and hit us with two top 10's. The other winner of the week has to be the astoundingly prolific Metro Boomin, who has three new productions in this week's list.
2 Chainz Speaks On Future's Current Hot Streak
One of the top stories this year has been Future's incredible string of releases. He's put out two stellar mixtapes and two No. 1 albums, including a joint effort with Drake. And he put out Monster, the tape that started it all in late October of 2014. Is his run historic? Well, some people have been saying that 2 Chainz had a period of similar productivity in 2012 and 2013.
Metro Boomin Confirms Young Thug Beef Is Squashed
Upon the release of the brand new Metro Thuggin collab, "Hercules," all is well between Young Thug and Metro Boomin. Of course, this wasn't the case a few hours before the release, but when Thug announced a Metro Thuggin collab on Instagram, it was assumed the whole thing had been a publicity stunt.
Did Young Thug & Metro Boomin Troll Us All? A Metro Thuggin Collab Is Coming Tonight
Well, damn. Young Thug may have just surpassed 50 Cent in the running for biggest troll of 2015. Fans really thought that Metro Thuggin was gone forever. But now, it seems, the whole beef might have been a means of promoting Thugger's new song, "Hercules," which drops tonight...produced by none other than Metro Boomin.
Metro Boomin's 20 Best Beats
Metro Boomin just turned 22 in September, and he's already racked up one of the most enviable discographies in modern hip hop. Everyone from Gucci Mane to Drake to Nicki Minaj has called upon the St. Louis-via-Atlanta beatsmith for some work, and it's no surprise that he's been able to find success with such a wide range of artists.
Charts Don't Lie: November 11
This was a bit of a dry week for rap and R&B releases. While we await projects from Ty Dolla $ign, Jeezy, and Logic next week, things are pretty quiet, with no big debuts this cycle. The good news is, there are still quite a few rap albums occupying the top ten, with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, and Drake & Future's WATTBA continuing to do numbers. Meanwhile, Bryson Tiller continues his low-key but impressive presence within the top 30.Check out the full breakdown below.
Future Reportedly Has Six Albums And Three Mixtapes "Ready Right Now"
Future is white-hot at the moment, coming off a 12-month stretch that produced Monster, Beast Mode,