Young Thug Appears To Be Sub-Tweeting Future
Young Thug and Future are both putting out projects this Friday, and it seems like the spirit of competition has reared its head today. Shortly after Future shared news that he'd be dropping new music tonight, Young Thug tweeted a comment that seemed to be a response to Future's output. Boy slow down dropping all that BS music...😭😂✌🏾️
Is Future About To Lace Us With Even More New Music Tonight?
After circumstantial evidence all but guaranteed he would be premiering and/or releasing new music during DJ Khaled’s new Beats 1 Radio show, it appears Future Hendrix couldn’t wait for the radio show. Either that, or he just has so much music he doesn’t know what to do with it.
Charts Don't Lie: February 3
In case you missed it, the RIAA updated their formula for calculating Gold and Platinum Album certifications yesterday. While it helped a few artist reach Platinum, today we see if it has shaken up the charts in any significant way. We’re now counting the total combined streams, single and album sales as “total album equivalent units” (TAEU, for short), as driven by changes to Billboard’s new rating system.
Usher & Future To Headline Annual Roots Picnic 2016
The Roots Picnic happens every June, and has continued to grow in profile and popularity each year. This year is no different, as we’ve got some truly impressive artists playing the 2016 iteration.
Future Is Dropping A New Album This Friday
Holy shit. According to DJ Khaled, Future is dropping a new album this Friday by way of Khaled's brand new Beats 1 Radio Show.
The Carolina Panthers' Hip-Hop Connection
Why have old white women, from Hillary Clinton to this 95-year-old grandma, been seen hitting dabs in the past few months?
The Definitive Song On Each Future Mixtape
For a rapper who deals almost exclusively with standard trap topics-- drugs, violence, brotherhood, and sex-- Future's in his feelings a considerable amount of the time. His caterwauling, damaged voice has become one of the most emotive instruments in music today, saturating every bar with his current state of mind and often making his mixtapes feel like extended mood pieces. Triumph, struggle, regret, love... they all have their place on at least one of Future's nine solo tapes.
One Of Future’s Bodyguards Reportedly Shot & Killed In Georgia
Sadly, one of Future’s bodyguards, Michael Tanner Phillips, was shot & killed today in his own home in Jonesboro, Goergia around 1:30 p.m Fox 5 Atlanta reports. The gunman fled the scene in a vehicle, but details on who that might be or what the car looked like is unknown at the time. Lieutenant Frank Thomas of the Clayton County Police Department made the following statement, "Some of the neighbors heard some arguing and some gunshots. We're still interviewing some of them to try and piece together everything at this time."
Top Tracks: January 18 - January 24
With new projects from Future and Meek Mill -- and upcoming ones from Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, and last but not least, Kanye West, the energy coming from the hip-hop world is out of control right now. New tracks off both 4/4 and Purple Reign crashed this week's Top 10, along with predictably dominating performances from both of Kanye's SWISH singles.
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Release Stacked Album Featuring Drake, Future, & More
One of the respected names in the beat game, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League surprised fans this morning by releasing a new album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All containing 13 never-before-heard songs. The project is absolutely stacked with features; artists appearing on the album include Drake, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, T.I., Wale, R. Kelly, Jeremih, & Jeezy. Gotdamn.
Future & Jeezy Joined Cam Newton On Field Before Today's Game
Is it really any wonder Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has led his team to Super Bowl 50? He's got the best dab outside of the Migos camp, and he's earned the support of two of Atlanta's most important rappers, Jeezy and Future Hendrix, both whom joined Cam on the field before today's NFC Championship Game vs. the Arizona Cardinals.
Mike Will Made-It Shares "Ransom 2" Release Date
It looks like Mike Will Made-It will make good on his promise to drop his Ransom 2 mixtape in January, as he's just revealed he plans to release the project this upcoming Friday, January 29. Friday. #RANSOM2 pic.twitter.com/K7HEtd7j1U
Staff Picks Playlist (January 22)
Some cool shit happened this past week. That Kanye West "Black Skinhead" remix with Miley Cyrus and Travis Scott finally surfaced. Meek Mill and 50 Cent got deep into it, so deep, that Meek accepted defeat at Fif's continuous-meme-creating-hands. There was yet another new mixtape from rap MVP Future.
A$AP Ferg's Album Will Drop In February
A$AP Ferg has had a busy week. After absolutely killing it at Yams Day, the A$AP Mob rapper and producer sat down with Revolt TV to discuss his new album and Adidas collection.
Future Says He “Aint Done Yet”; Purple Reign Just A “Pre-Warm Up”
With Purple Reign still fresh in rotation, it looks like Future may have more music in stored for us. Taking to twitter Tuesday night, the ATL rapper says he’s “not done yet,” and that “Purple Reign” (which he substituted with the great umbrella emoji) is just a “pre warm up….get ready.” While we know nothing of this next project, it appears Future is looking to carry over his unstoppable run from 2015 into 2016.
Top Tracks: January 11 - January 17
Another week, and the rap game ain't slowing down. TDE proved its youngest member is one of its most prized assets, Tyga finally dropped his mixtape, Mike Will seriously upped the expectations for Ransom 2, and a random Thugger leak managed to crack the Top 5. And that was before the weekend...
Top 5 Beats From Future's "Purple Reign"
As if you needed one more reason to go see Future live on his "Purple Reign" tour with Ty Dolla $ign, the rapper decided to come through with a Purple Reign mixtape early Sunday morning. The ATL crooner already has enough material for any one fan to want to see him perform live, but Purple Reign just gave fans thirteen more reasons (maybe ten or eleven depending on if you fucked with the entire mixtape or not-- I've seen some division amongst fans in terms of how hard this project goes).
Future Hive Goes In On Russell Wilson With Memes
In case you aren’t a football fan, the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Carolina Panthers in a game that was a lot less close than the score appeared. That’s not (really) what this story is about though.
Future Is About To Drop "Purple Reign" Mixtape
Update: Download the tape at the bottom of the page!Tonight was full of surprises -- from the return of Meek Mill to a bundle of exclusives on OVO Sound Radio -- but the rap game recently came to a complete standstill when Future tweeted, "11:56 LiveMixtapes.com." He soon shared the cover art to Purple Reign, his latest mixtape, executive produced by DJ Esco and Metro Boomin. 11:56pm https://t.co/wCpoL82Mcf
Behind The Beat: DJ Spinz
Atlanta has a rich history of rap, but in recent years it's become known for producing a large number of stars and hits through its very supportive, collaborative and creative music scene. While vocalists remain the face of music from the region, its success depends greatly on a network of producers and DJs, many of whom help in the process of finding and developing new talent, and ultimately breaking records and artists.