Marvel Reveals 5 More Variant Covers: Future, Masta Ace, & More
It's a good day when Marvel releases a new batch of their hip hop variant album covers. After releasing five covers two weeks ago, they released five more today, including one for one of the best underground rap albums ever, Blackalicious' Blazing Arrow.
Top Tracks: October 17 - October 24
Well clearly the big news today is the announcement of Drake's new project More Life, and the ensuing tracks that the 6 God dropped on OVO Sound last night. Dude can still easily dominate the conversation whenever he wants to.
Scottie Pippen Files For Divorce After Wife Reportedly Sleeps With Future
Scottie Pippen has filed for divorce from his wife, Larsa Pippen. They have been married since 1997 and have four kids together. According to TMZ, Larsa has spent a significant portion of the last month traveling around the country on Future's private jet. They met at a Haute Living Color Reveal Party in Miami in August and were recently spotted at a Miami nightclub getting "cozy." Sources describe their relationship as "casual."
Ciara Dropped Her Defamation Suit Against Future Because She's Making Too Much Money
Ciara is dropping her defamation lawsuit against Future under the best circumstances possible. According to TMZ, Ciara is actually making more money than she was back when Future, the singer's ex and father of her child, made detrimental comments about her, including tweeting "This bitch got control problems." Of course, the lack of damages means she doesn't have a case for defamation.
Top Tracks: October 10 - October 16
Last week gave us Gucci Mane's second album of the year, Woptober, The Game's 1992, and Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge (aka NxWorries)' Yes Lawd!, and we've still got projects from D.R.A.M., Joe Budden, Common, and Jeezy dropping soon, but it feels like it's been a while since any major releases have arrived.
Reebok VP Says Future Will Have His Own Signature Shoe Next Year
Earlier this week, Reebok hosted a two-day pop up shop in New York City, in celebration of the "Overbranded" InstaPump Fury- the shoe that Future has been rocking throughout the Summer Sixteen Tour. The event was highlighted by a full lineage of InstaPump Fury collabs, live InstaPump sketch drawings by illustrator Steph Morris, and other Freebandz merchandise featured during the tour.
Future Makes An Appearance At The Reebok Fury Pop Up Shop In NYC
Earlier this week, Reebok hosted a pop-up shop in New York City in celebration of the release of the "Overbranded" Reebok InstaPump Fury, the kicks that Future has been rocking on stage throughout The Summer Sixteen Tour.
Judge Doesn't Have A Problem With Future's Ciara-Bashing Tweets
Court proceedings for Ciara's $15 million lawsuit against Future are underway, and Future has already scored a significant victory. According to TMZ, the judge has ruled that Future's string of tweets bashing Ciara that incited the lawsuit do not correlate to the $15 million she is asking for.
Drake Postpones Remainder Of "Summer Sixteen" Tour Due To Ankle Injury
One week after postponing shows in Toronto, Philadelphia, & Newark due to an ankle injury, Drake has been forced to postpone the remainder of his Summer Sixteen tour "on doctor's orders." This update affects two shows scheduled this week in Brooklyn and a third date in Newark this weekend. Here is the statement from a Drake rep:
Top Tracks: October 3 - October 9
Barring The Weeknd's Starboy and any late-year surprises, we don't seem to have a whole lot coming on the release calendar as fall settles in. Gucci Mane's Woptober, Anderson .Paak and Knxledge's Yes Lawd! under their Nxworries title, and D.R.A.M.'s debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. are all coming later this month, but compared to the summer we just had, that's small potatoes.
From the moment he stepped onto the scene in 2010, Future captivated Atlanta with his seemingly unlimited supply of charismatic street and strip club anthems. In retrospect, his ascent seems preordained, but at the outset of his career, he was just another young rapper trying to make a name for himself in the crowded and fickle hip hop universe.
Drake's Ankle Injury Forces Him To Postpone Summer Sixteen Shows
Drake's Summer Sixteen has had him doing shows on an almost nightly basis since July, and while he's been getting through his recent schedule despite an ankle injury, a physician has instructed the rapper to postpone a few of his remaining shows.
Reebok InstaPump Fury "Overload" Launches On October 12th
On the heels of the recently launched "FreeBandz" apparel collection, Reebok will be releasing the "Overbranded" Reebok InstaPump Fury that Future has been rocking on stage throughout The Summer Sixteen Tour. Additionally, in celebration of the eye-catching InstaPump Fury, Reebok will be hosting a two-day pop up shop in NYC for the chance to purchase the kicks.
Top Tracks: September 26 - October 2
Abel Tesfaye, AKA The Weeknd, has had one of the most unexpected career paths of any R&B artist in the new millennium. Basically paving the way for every ensuing singer/rapper who's warranted the "mysterious" tag when first emerging, his early tracks paired The-Dream's Lothario musings with an indie-influenced, lo-fi sound, and druggy themes. After major label move Kiss Land flopped commercially and critically, he went back to the drawing board and returned with a pop sheen courtesy of superproducer Max Martin.
Big Sean Spotted In Studio With Future & 2 Chainz
From the looks of things, Big Sean will soon release his fourth studio album. At the end of August, he revealed that he had enlisted the ears of Rick Rubin as well as Jay Z to get an early listen of the album, which he said was "almost ready." This weekend, he allowed the project to be heard by two more A-listers, Future and 2 Chainz.
Ty Dolla $ign's "Campaign" (Review)
For as many amazing concept and/or narrative-driven albums hip hop has produced, there are just as many that boldly proclaim ambitious themes but find it hard to stay on-topic.
Top Tracks: September 19 - September 25
Last week's biggest news story continued to be The Game and Meek Mill's beef, which has now spiraled out to include accusations of ratting, an alleged brawl with Beanie Sigel, and
Reebok And Future Launch New Freebandz Apparel Collection
Reebok and Future announced a new partnership back in July, and today we finally have a look at what to expect from the upcoming Freebandz apparel capsule Collection.
Young Thug Apologizes To Future For "Internet Arguments"
Atlanta's two leading men are back on good terms, and the city is thriving because of it. Tensions between Future and Young Thug flared -- perhaps a natural result of healthy competition -- about a year ago. The feud first caught the public's eye after Thug took issue with a tweet of Metro Boomin's that warned other rappers not to attempt to emulate Future's work ethic. A few days later, Metro confirmed that the squabble had been put to rest, and indeed, this year Thug and Future have proven not only to make amends but also to develop a strong rapport both in and out of the studio.
Future & Young Thug Cook Up Some Fire In The Studio
About a year ago, there existed some tension between Future and Young Thug. The feud was thankfully short-lived and, in reality, not too surprising considering that they stood as the top two artists in Atlanta at the time. Luckily, healthy competition seemed to be the diagnosis, and this year, Thug and Future -- still No. 1 and 2 in Atlanta (the order is very much up for dispute) -- have made amends and, as proven by a couple of new Instagram videos, reinvigorated their collaborative partnership.