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!!!"
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (February 27)
Rap and R&B stars were flexing as much as ever this week, and while we usually see a beef or two spring up on Instagram, this cycle (for the most part) kept things pretty positive. Despited the fact he still hasn't made an account (that we know about, at least) Kanye West was all over the 'Gram over the last few days, taking som pics with 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Pusha T, and French Montana.
Clams Casino Accuses Jhene Aiko Of Stealing His Beat On "B's & H's"
Jhené Aiko returned last month with a new single, "B's & H's," that was premiered on Soulection's show on Beats 1 radio.
Top Tracks: January 25 - January 31
One month into 2016, and a whole lot of crazy shit has taken place in the hip-hop world.
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
Omarion On Grammy Snub: "'Post To Be' Is One Of The Greatest R&B Collaborations Ever"
MMG hasn't had the best morning. Following the release of the Grammy nominations, Wale logged on to twitter to reflect on his lack of nominations, and it looks like the label's resident R&B singer Omarion has done the same.
R. Kelly, Jhene Aiko, Tink Appear On Spike Lee's Chi-Raq Soundtrack
Spike Lee's Chi-Raq has already ignited a lot of conversation based on its trailer alone, and while advance screenings have already taken place, the world won't have an opinion until this Friday when it gets a wide release.At one point it was rumored that Kanye West would be involved in the soundtrack of the film, and while it's still possible he had a hand in it somewhere, his name is not among the artists featured on the tracklist.
Top Tracks: November 16 - November 22
There weren't too many big releases this past week, unless you're an Adele fan, but we've got heat coming in December from guys like Curren$y and G-Eazy, who both shared new singles off their upcoming albums. This week's Top 10 also includes two tracks off the soundtrack to "Creed," which will hit theaters on November 25, and three new tracks from Thugger, who is currently prepping his fourth project of the year, Hi-Tunes, his debut album.
10 Essential Jaden Smith Tracks
Jaden Smith, Will Smith's seventeen year old son, has a very impressive resume for someone his age. The Pursuit of Happyness co-star has kept busy in both the movie and music industries over the years, opting to take full advantage of his genetics and connections as opposed to fitting with with 'normal' kids.
Review: Vince Staples' "Summertime '06"
I first saw Vince Staples through his baby picture, the artwork to his breakout mixtape, Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1, was floating down my Tumblr feed in 2011. However, it wasn’t until I was listening to Earl Sweatshirt’s Doris, that I was blown away listening to Vince completely slaughter the outro of “Hive,” and from there on anything else I heard him on. In 2014 after releasing his second installment of Shyne Coldchain Vol.