10 Rappers' Myspace Pages Before The Fame
If you were in your teens between the years 2003 and 2009, having a Myspace was a must. The predecessor to Facebook was a major step up from instant messaging platforms like AIM, the only form of social network any of us really had until the mid-2000s, and it also had a big impact on the music industry. For the first time, undiscovered artists had a means of sharing their music with millions of people across the globe (YouTube would come into the picture two years later), and the personal touch of a Myspace page gave eventual fans something more to latch onto.
Jhene Aiko Responds To Rumors Of Cheating On Dot Da Genius
A couple of days ago, it was revealed that Jhene Aiko filed for divorce from producer Dot Da Genius after 11 months of marriage and just a few months after the pair had been publicly outed as a couple. News of the divorce led to sensationalist reactions across the Internet, as it was speculated that Aiko has been involved in an affair with Big Sean, with whom she released a joint EP, TWENTY88, in April.
Did Kid Cudi Take A Subtle Shot At Jhene Aiko & Big Sean?
It looks like Kid Cudi is coming to the defense of his good friend & producer Dot Da Genius following the news that surfaced yesterday that he & former wife, Jhene Aiko, filed for divorce recently. Taking to Twitter Friday afternoon, Cudi decided to send a little jab at the Twenty88 duo & subtweet the following.. “The funny thing is, we aint sweatin these bum bitches and these corn ball ass niggas,” Kid Cudi said. “We too busy makin better music.”
Jhene Aiko Officially Files For Divorce From Dot Da Genius
Well, it looks like Jhene Aiko and Dot Da Genius were really married after all, for whatever it's worth now.
Meet Mila J: Chill Los Angelena Carrying The Torch Of Prince
Mila J is one of those people who's been in the music industry forever. She starred in Prince's video "Diamonds & Pearls" before she turned 10. In the '90s, she was a member of an R&B trio that included her younger sister, Jhene Aiko, called Gyrl. Later, she would front another girl group called Dame Four.
Top 5 Childish Gambino Collaborations
Childish Gambino isn't someone who often loads his projects with features, but over the course of his career he has made some special bonds with a couple of artists, as well as experimenting with other rappers' sounds on his ROYALTY mixtape. With news that his PHAROS album is on the way in September, we've decided to revisit some of the best work Gambino has done with other artists.
Jhene Aiko Speaks On "Special Project" That Will Feature John Mayer
It's been the better part of two years since Jhene Aiko's last solo album, her Souled Out debut, but the singer made an unexpected return earlier this year alongside Big Sean as part of the duo TWENTY88.
35 Artists To Follow On Snapchat
Snapchat is bigger than ever, and if you haven't been keeping up with it, you may not know just how many artists have hopped on board and created accounts. Of course, not everyone is as much of a natural as DJ Khaled, but there is a wide selection of musicians now active on Snap, and since they're still not that easily searchable within the app, we've decided to round up a few of the people we've been following.
Who's Going On Tour? Spring/Summer Tour Round-Up
A lot of big artists are going on tour this spring and summer. You have mega-stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Drake. You have rising stars Anderson .Paak and Bas. You have established vets like Snoop Dogg, Maxwell, and Cam'Ron. And everybody in between. It looks like some legendary tours are going down towards the end of the calendar year. Gucci Mane & Friends tour is scheduled to go down when La Flare gets released from prison in September and Kanye West is also shooting to kick off his The Life of Pablo tour in September as well.
Charts Don't Lie: April 13
With four new albums in the top 5, the Billboard 200 shifted considerably this week. Kanye West takes the #1 spot as Billboard finally tallies up his streams and sales, after the rapper made the The Life of Pablo available on all streaming platforms, meanwhile, Big Sean & Jhene Aiko's Twenty88 project lands impressively at the #5 spot. Albums by Lukas Graham and Weezer also infiltrate into the top 10, but that's for another website.
Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Release TWENTY88 Short Film "Out Of Love"
A week after Big Sean & Jhene Aiko dropped off their joint effort TWENTY88, the two decide follow it up with a 15-minute short film today called “Out Of Love,” which is comprised of several records off the album. Released exclusively on TIDAL, the Lawrence Lamont-directed clip finds the two showing off their chemistry while portraying adult film stars of the future. They attend the XXX adult film awards and hit the bedroom for some intimate scenes while the camera rolls.
Review: Big Sean & Jhené Aiko's "TWENTY88"
Last year's Dark Sky Paradise was a big step up for Big Sean. He culled his finest crop of beats yet, finessed natural-sounding collabs out of some of the biggest artists around, and most importantly, finally let go of his goofiest lyrical impulses in favor of more mature songwriting that still didn't sacrifice any of his characteristic charm. It was a promising first step on the path to becoming a true "album artist"-- not just a motormouthed guest verse wild card-- and one that made an even better follow-up seem inevitable.
Jhene Aiko May Not Be Married To Dot Da Genius After All
Last month, Jhene Aiko celebrated her 28th birthday by confirming to the public that she and producer Dot Da Genius were secretly married, but is it really true? Some of you might’ve been just as confused as we were when you saw the chemistry between Jhene & Big Sean lately for their joint effort TWENTY88.
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Announce "The High Road" Summer Tour
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, two of hip hop's most prolific smokers and marijuana advocates, are teaming up for "The High Road" tour that will take them across North America this summer. Joining them for the journey will be Kevin Gates, Jhené Aiko, Casey Veggies, and DJ Drama.
Here Are The First Week Sales Projections For Big Sean & Jhene Aiko's "TWENTY88"
Big Sean and Jhene Aiko recently revealed that they've been working on a collaborative project together, and on Friday, TWENTY88, the final product of their sessions was officially released. While it's currently exclusive to Tidal in terms of streaming, the album is also available for purchase, and we now have the initial sales projections for the effort.
Big Sean & Jhene Aiko's New Joint Project "TWENTY88" Has Arrived
With the clock striking midnight, Big Sean & Jhene Aiko’s newly-announced self-titled joint effort, TWENTY88, was just made available for purchase on iTunes.
Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Reveal "Twenty88" Tracklist
After coming in hot with the steamy photoshoot for Flaunt magazine earlier this week, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko reveal the tracklist for Twenty88, their joint project due out tomorrow.
Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Cover Flaunt Magazine
Big Sean and Jhene Aiko appeared together on the latest cover of Flaunt Magazine to promote their joint project Twenty88, which will hit digital retailers (along with the accompanying short film) on April 1st. Click through the image gallery to check out pictures from the photoshoot. For the cover story they delved into the genesis of Twenty88, and their vision for the project. Here are a few excerpts: On why they wanted to make a joint project:
Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Form Duo TWENTY88, Project Dropping This Week
Big Sean and Jhene Aiko both retweeted videos posted by a brand new Twitter account called TWENTY88 tonight. The first clip shows both Sean and Aiko sitting in the backseat of a car, and the second shows Aiko being filmed by a robot while she's likely in the middle of intercourse (perhaps with Sean). pic.twitter.com/kcuIZD1unu
Jhene Aiko & Dot Da Genius Are Secretly Married
Well here’s something many of us didn’t see coming. Jhene Aiko & producer Dot Da Genius are secretly married! On Wednesday, the producer confirmed the news by wishing his “wife” a very happy 28th birthday on Instagram. "Happy Birthday to my gorgeous wife," the music producer shared. "Happy to be on this quest w/ you!!!"