5 Great Lil Wayne Features From The Last Year
Lil Wayne's guest appearance on Chance The Rapper's "No Problem" reminded us of everything we love about Weezy, and inspired us to go back through some of his more recent features. While some flew under the radar more than others, Wayne has had a solid run of guest appearances over the last year, so we assembled a few of our favorite 16s (and beyond) from the last 12 months.
Puff Daddy Leads An All-Star Lineup For Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Show
Perhaps it has to do with the name change, but Puff Daddy has been teasing a reunion tour on radio shows recently. Now that tour is coming to fruition and will kick off with an incredible lineup of artists at a show in Brooklyn on May 20 – one day before Christopher Wallace would have turned 44.
Fabolous & Jadakiss Announce "Freddy Vs. Jason"
Jadakiss and Fabolous are two of the more reliable New York vets, and they tend to deliver any time they get on a track together. Therefore, the suggestion that the two could have more new music in the works is cause for celebration, and from our perspective, it seems like it could be a joint project."Freddy Vs. Jason coming soon," wrote Fab on Instagram, captioning a photo of himself and Jada. While the title could signify anything from a song to an album, we have a feeling it'll be a mixtape -- at least that's what we're hoping at this point.
French Montana Reveals He Has A Collaboration With Nas & Kanye West, Updates Fans On "Mac & Cheese"
It seems as though French Montana has been prepping his album Mac & Cheese forever.
Charts Don't Lie: December 2nd
While we had debuts from Jadakiss, Tech N9ne and the Empire soundtrack, this was Adele's week. The UK songwriter moved 3.48 million equivalent units of her third album 25, making it simultaneously the biggest sales week of the year, the biggest selling album of the year, and the biggest sales week of ALL TIME. It replaces N'SYNC's previous record, in which they sold 2.416 million of their sophomore LP Bye Bye Bye in 2000.
First Week Sales For Jadakiss’ “Top 5 Dead Or Alive”
After a five year break, Jadakiss finally released his fourth solo album last week (11/20) called Top 5 Dead Or Alive. Released on the same day as Adele’s 25, it was safe to say that Jadakiss wasn’t going to be bringing home a #1 album in the opening week which he can’t blame him for, but he did move a pretty good amount.
Review: Jadakiss' "Top 5 Dead Or Alive"
People have really been into ranking their all-time top MCs lately. About a year ago, Chris Rock revealed his in the trailer for his film "Top Five": "Jay, Nas, Scarface, Rakim... and then I might let Biggie get in there.
First Week Sales Projections For Jadakiss' "Top 5 Dead Or Alive"
Jadakiss' new album, Top 5 Dead Or Alive, dropped on Friday last week and boasts quite the selection of features. It included OGs like Nas, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Styles P, Jeezy and Sheek Louch, as well as a more recent generation of rappers like Future, Wiz Khalifa and Nipsey Hussle. The album isn't expected to move massive units (like Adele), however it should still sell between 48-53k, or 53-58k if we're including streams.
Jadakiss Covers The Source Magazine's Holiday Issue
Following behind the likes of Jeezy, Jadakiss is the now latest rapper to grace the cover of Source Magazine.
Stream Jadakiss' New Album "Top 5 Dead Or Alive"
Six years after hitting us with The Last Kiss, Jadakiss returns with his fourth studio album called Top 5 Dead Or Alive., which was finally made available for purchase on iTunes tonight at midnight.
Jadakiss Reveals "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" Tracklist
Jadakiss warmed fans up for his new album, the ambitiously-titled Top 5 Dead Or Alive (is it ambitious or is it just Jadakiss?), with his mixtape T5DOA: Freestyle Edition.
Listen To Tsu Surf's "Newark" Mixtape
Tsu Surf comes through with his new mixtape, Newark, dedicated to his hometown. Surf earned his stripes as an elite battle rapper, but he's quickly proving himself as a conceptually-minded urban storyteller, and Newark is his most anticipated release yet.
Jadakiss Shares "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" Release Date & Album Cover
We knew Top 5 Dead or Alive was on the way, and Jadakiss has just confirmed that we'll be getting his fourth studio album in three weeks, on November 20. He also shared the album's cover, which shows a bronze bust of Jada himself. It seems the cover is a photo of the same bust that Jada unveiled at a recent Def Jam event in honor of T5DOA.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 9)
It's that time of the week again. The weather might be crap, but work's over, school's out, and that should be enough to get your mind in the right place. If not, then we've got your musical medication, which will, no doubt, pair nicely with whatever other treats, medical-grade or otherwise, you've got on deck.
Juelz Santana & Jadakiss Suggest Benefit Concert For Chinx's Family
Chinx's funeral takes place today in Queens, and while donations toward his family will be accepted at the service, a few fellow New York rappers are hoping to organize an event that can raise some more money for the cause. Juelz Santana, who's been active in the city's rap scene since Chinx first set foot in the game, suggested on Instagram that the local artist come together to throw a show, sending all proceeds toward the grieving family.
Stream DJ Clue's "Banned From CD 2015" Mixtape
We've hear DJ Clue in the booth every Friday night spinning for Fabolous during his Friday Night Freestyles. Now the renowned NYC DJ is back with his own project, Banned From CD 2015, and it's stacked with features Clue has earned from years in the industry.
Review: Curren$y "Pilot Talk III"
After a near-decade of hustling, Curren$y has finally landed his prominent role in the rap scene. It wasn’t easy work, but anyone who has watched the New Orleans-native go from Lil Wayne’s sidekick to stoner rap’s most consistent contributor will tell you that much. For his third Pilot Talk album, Curren$y didn’t reinvent the wheel, but he definitely refined it. His vision is clearer now more than ever: funny rhymes + some swaggy braggadocio + luxurious production = success. It also equates to a pleasant listen each time.
Ticket Giveaway: See The LOX Live In Brooklyn
Next Thursday, April 2nd, The LOX will be hitting Brooklyn venue The Wick for a show with Skyzoo, DARK, Chris Rivers & Nino Man, and we're hosting a ticket giveaway so you can go for free. Tickets can be purchased here, but follow the instructions below for the chance for free admission.