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,
Metro Boomin Says Twitter Rant Had Nothing To Do With Young Thug
Metro Boomin inadvertently sparked a Twitter spat between Young Thug and Future earlier this week when he discouraged rappers from trying to keep up with Future's rate and quality of musical output. But as it turns out, his comments had nothing to do with Young Thug at all. "You gotta be crazy if you think I subtweeted Thug," he tweeted Tuesday night. "That's corny. People are allowed to believe what they want though. True or not."
Ranking Future's Mixtapes From Worst To Best
Releasing three mixtapes over the course of six months is no easy task; dropping three that are celebrated by critics and fans alike is almost unthinkable.
Young Thug Responds To Metro Boomin's Future-Inspired Twitter Rant
Yesterday, Metro Boomin' went on a little twitter rant. The producer was basically venting about rappers hopping on the Future trend-- aka dropping new mixtapes at a lightening speed rate, whereas before, said artists might have been holding all their music close to their chest.
Top Tracks: November 2 - November 8
10. Fetty Wap - Jimmy Choo It's been less than two months since Fetty Wap's debut self-titled album, which went No. 1, and he's already dropped a joint tape with French Montana and has another EP in the works. "Jimmy Choo," dedicated to the Malaysian fashion designer, would sound nicely on the upcoming release. It's softer than most of Fetty's radio anthems, as Zoovier channels the sound of his new life of luxury.
Metro Boomin Discourages Rappers From Trying To Keep Up With Future
Future is one of the hottest rappers out, and part of that has to do with the sheer volume of music he's released in the last year -- but it wouldn't mean anything if the quality wasn't there too. Metro Boomin, one of Future's closest collaborators, feels his boy Hendrix has encouraged rappers to flood the streets with mixtapes, but he has some advice -- if you're not Future (or Wayne or Gucci), it's probably not for you.
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.