Future News

  • Future Explains Why He Nixed His BET Awards Performance
    Future Explains Why He Nixed His BET Awards Performance
    Jul 2, 2015 at 02:32pm
    During his Monday performance at an L.A. club called Supper Club, Future explained his absence from the BET Awards stage the night before.  The Shade Room documented his explanation in a pair of videos on their Instagram account. Here's what Future had to say: "You see what happened... BET, they had a nigga about to perform up there or whatever, but under the circumstances of me performing. I can't fuck with that shit, you know what I'm saying, because they tried to get a nigga to do some off-brand corny shit.
  • Staff Picks Playlist (June 26)
    Staff Picks Playlist (June 26)
    Jun 26, 2015 at 12:47pm
    This week proved to be a big one for albums, with Vince Staples and Miguel letting us hear their respective albums early (and early listens are giving positive reviews), plus Tyga's surprise drop of The Gold Album, as well as a big mixtape drop from Boogie with The Reach, not to mention Tory Lanez's (brand new)
  • 10 Songs Created By Hip-Hop Couples
    10 Songs Created By Hip-Hop Couples
    Jun 24, 2015 at 06:13pm
    Couples making songs together is a natural thing. From the Sonny & Cher days to present-day power couple Beyonce and Jay Z, it only makes sense for a couple talented people to create music together, especially when they're in love.
  • 10 Collaborations We Need
    10 Collaborations We Need
    Jun 19, 2015 at 08:53am
    Advancements of the infinite tool that is the Internet have made collaborating among musicians exponentially easier. Gone are the days where it was nearly impossible to create music without musicians being in the same studio at the same time. Now artists and producers are able to collaborate despite being in different parts of the country, or even across the globe. One can simply email over a verse or an instrumental that can be worked with, and tweaked, into a musical masterpiece. This makes any collaboration possible and has resulted in some incredible creations recently.
  • Everything We Know About Travi$ Scott's "Rodeo"
    Everything We Know About Travi$ Scott's "Rodeo"
    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:09am
    Travi$ Scott's last mixtape, one of the most talked about of last year, as well as his nationwide tour with Young Thug, which, too, has created quite a stir, were both preludes to Rodeo, the long-awaited debut album.
  • Summer Jam 2015 Recap
    Summer Jam 2015 Recap
    Jun 8, 2015 at 07:24pm
    Summer's here, and festival season has arrived. Unfortunately, for hip-hop heads, most of the summer's premier music destinations are filled with laptop DJs or bands that introduced your parents to LSD 40 years ago. Luckily, for all of us on the East Coast, there's Summer Jam. Though it's just one day, the HOT 97-curated concert features over 10 hours of straight hip-hop in Giants' stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 
  • OG Maco Sends Shots At Travi$ Scott Over "3500"
    OG Maco Sends Shots At Travi$ Scott Over "3500"
    Jun 8, 2015 at 03:00pm
    Over the course of his career, Travi$ Scott has often been accused of copying others' styles, whether those of Kid Cudi or his mentor, Kanye West, or more recently, Atlanta's trap rappers. The latest to call him out is OG Maco, who has a problem with Scott (a Houston native) putting Future, 2 Chainz, Metro Boomin and Zaytoven (all ATLiens) on his new single "3500." Read his tweets below. 
  • Meek Mill Says His Album Is Dropping This Month
    Meek Mill Says His Album Is Dropping This Month
    Jun 7, 2015 at 11:30pm
    Meek Mill just closed out Hot 97 Summer Jam, and he made sure to make his performance something special. The Philly rapper brought out both Future and his girlfriend Nicki Minaj, and while the set was filled with incredible music, we also got some pretty great news.
  • Travi$ Scott, Future & 2 Chainz Come Together For First "Rodeo" Single
    Travi$ Scott, Future & 2 Chainz Come Together For First "Rodeo" Single
    Jun 5, 2015 at 02:55pm
    Travis Scott's debut album, Rodeo, seems like it could be arriving as soon as a few days (as Mike dean hinted), and just now, Scott has revealed the details of the first single, which involves a whole lot of talented people.
  • Vince Staples Shares "Summertime '06" Tracklist
    Vince Staples Shares "Summertime '06" Tracklist
    Jun 2, 2015 at 09:55am
    At the end of the month, Vince Staples will drop his highly-anticipated debut album on Def Jam (remember, last year's Hell Can Wait was an EP), and last night, he tweeted out the tracklist, minus the features. This follows the Summertime '06 artwork, which arrived over the weekend. Check out the tracklist below, and Staples' tweet announcing the news at the bottom of the page.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: May 25- May 31
    Top Tracks Of The Week: May 25- May 31
    Jun 1, 2015 at 06:05pm
    10) 50 Cent ft. Jeremih, 2 Chainz and T.I. – Get Low Like all of 50’s recent stabs at radio play, this single fell off fast. “Get Low” dropped eight spots from its first-week appearance at number two, landing at the bottom end of our top ten. 9) Jeezy ft. Rich Homie Quan – I Might
  • A History Of Drake Showing Love On Tour
    A History Of Drake Showing Love On Tour
    Jun 1, 2015 at 05:14pm
    Drake stays true to the three words he lent to Juvenile's Rich Gang single "Show Me Love." "I Show Love" is mantra he lives by when he's in the 6 and when he's on the road. Drake rarely mentioned his Canadian identity during the beginning of his career, setting himself apart from most city-repping, street-affiliated rappers. Since, he's gone on to dedicate himself to "the 6," giving Toronto that universally-recognized nickname and anointing himself the "6 God." 
  • Tracklist Revealed For A$AP Rocky's "A.L.L.A"
    Tracklist Revealed For A$AP Rocky's "A.L.L.A"
    May 21, 2015 at 01:46pm
    A$AP Rocky's upcoming album A.L.L.A is definitely one of the most anticipated releases coming this summer. We received the album art the other week, which pays homage to Rocky's fallen friend A$AP Yams. Today that's followed up with the tracklisting. The album appears to be pretty feature-heavy, but we're sure Rocky will still come out as the star.
  • Codeine Crazy: The Top 10 Lean-Inspired Rap Songs
    Codeine Crazy: The Top 10 Lean-Inspired Rap Songs
    May 19, 2015 at 04:41pm
    Lean is by no means a new craze in hip-hop. Since the early days of DJ Screw, promethazine mixed with codeine and Sprite has been the recipe for many southern classics. Though purple drank originated in Houston, it has slurred its way into Atlanta, New Orleans, and just about every other hip-hop metropolis in the country.
  • Drake Shares Schedule For Second Annual "Houston Appreciation Weekend"
    Drake Shares Schedule For Second Annual "Houston Appreciation Weekend"
    May 19, 2015 at 10:47am
    As we learned last week, Drake and the OVO squad will be making "Houston Appreciation Weekend" an annual thing, and with the 2015 edition kicking off on Thursday, they've shared a schedule of events. 
  • Vote On The Song Of The Summer
    Vote On The Song Of The Summer
    May 13, 2015 at 10:25am
    Summer's almost here, and as the weather heats up, so does the music. More than any other season, we define summer by our favorite tunes, which usually coincide with our most memorable (or never to be remembered) moments of revelry. 
  • DJ Khaled's Top 5 Posse Anthems
    DJ Khaled's Top 5 Posse Anthems
    May 12, 2015 at 04:27pm
    As far DJs go, there's no one who sells more music than DJ Khaled. Khaled Khaled (no typo) is far from just a DJ though. The Miami hip-hop magnate is the founder and CEO of We the Best Music Group, which includes artists like Ace Hood and dancehall superstar Movado, and the President of Def Jam South, which helped revive Def Jam as a whole toward the end of the '00s. 
  • 10 Hottest Singing-Rappers Right Now
    10 Hottest Singing-Rappers Right Now
    May 7, 2015 at 04:31pm
    Nowadays the lines are becoming blurred as to who is a rapper and who is a singer. Not only are genres being bent in different directions, so that it's not uncommon to find an EDM influence (or folk, if it's Yelawolf) in a rap song and vice versa, but vocals are being bent in every which way as well. Rappers are experimenting with flows and voices, like Kendrick Lamar, and they're also pushing the boundaries when it comes to being a singer.
  • Nothing Was The Same: Ranking Drake's Remixes
    Nothing Was The Same: Ranking Drake's Remixes
    May 6, 2015 at 01:57pm
    With yesterday's remix of Fetty Wap's "My Way," we're getting that feeling that this summer's gonna be Drizzy season yet again. Drizzy had the most successful 2014 of anyone who didn't put out an album, and he did it by dropping impromptu remixes on the ever-fashionable OVO soundcloud. First, the TOPSZN boys bumped up Tinashe's "2 On" to level 6, and, then, weekdays were forever changed as he flexed his vocals to the max on iLoveMakonnen's "Tuesday."
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (April 25 - May 1)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (April 25 - May 1)
    May 1, 2015 at 06:14pm
    We seem to be hitting somewhat of a lull in the album release cycle, with some big drops coming in June and July (Lil Durk, Migos, Frank Ocean), but no huge ones coming in this week or the next (unless we actually do get Chance The Rapper's Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's SURF). Many of this week's happenings centered on the events surrounding Freddie Gray's funeral and the ensuing protests in Baltimore and NYC, and elsewhere we had basketball playoffs, relationship drama and more. 
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