Ab-Soul Takes Shots At Jay Electronica In "DWTW" Opening Track
Ab-Soul's new album is not a peaceful one. On "RAW (backwards)," the opening track of his new album Do What Thou Wilt, Soulo takes shots at Jay Electronica for picking a fight with Kendrick Lamar.
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2016
Hip-hop is bigger in 2016 than ever before. Rappers are the new rockstars. The young Mississippi brothers known as Rae Sremmurd joined forces with the fresh-outta-the-feds Atlanta Trap God and super producer Mike Will Made-It and coined themselves the “Black Beatles.” Their single has been No. 1 in the country for four weeks and it even received homage from one of two living Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney, who surely found the song’s mix of creative boldness and divine pop sensibility to be rather familiar.
J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar Have Been Working On Collab Album "For A While," Ab-Soul Says
The fabled J. Cole/Kendrick Lamar album is real, according to Ab-Soul. Ab-Soul, who is on a press run to promote his new album DWTW, spoke on the collab album during an interview with The Breakfast Club. When asked by Charlamagne if he has a verse on the Kendrick/Cole album, Ab-Soul responded, "I can't speak on that. I wish I could."
Why A J. Cole-Kendrick Lamar Collab Album Is A Bad Idea
Three years ago, J.Cole's "A Dollar and a Dream" Tour touched down in Houston where a special guest, Kendrick Lamar, would make an appearance at the infamous Warehouse Live.
The Hip Hop Fan Gift Guide
If you're anything like us, scrambling for Christmas (or Hanukkah) gifts on Dec. 23 is the norm. It doesn't have to be that way though, especially if you’re shopping for hip-hop heads. We’ve got your back with some gift ideas for the hip hop fans that can’t get enough, based on their favorite artists. Feel free to send it someone as a not so subtle hint. Swipe/click through the gallery for gift inspiration for fans of Drake, Gucci Mane, Joey Bada$$, 21 Savage, Skepta and many more.
Top Tracks: November 28 - December 4
Easily the biggest story of this past week was the announcement of J. Cole's new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, the release of a "making of" documentary, and the ensuing drama. The doc contained videos for two new tracks, "False Prophets" and "Everybody Dies," which have been construed to contain disses of Kanye West and Lil Yachty, respectively. A J.
Kendrick Lamar Challenges President Obama To Game Of Basketball
President Barack Obama has made no secret of his admiration for Kendrick Lamar. They met earlier this year at the White House to film a PSA for Obama's "Pay it Forward" initiative.
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock & SZA Model New TDE Merch
The Los Angeles-based Top Dawg Entertainment label is one of the strongest imprints in the game right now. In addition to the consistently fuego music they put out, they’re releasing a new collection of TDE-branded clothing. Just in time for the hip hop head in your life (including yourself), the collection includes embroidered bombers, t-shirts, hoodies and corduroy caps.
5 Features We Want On J. Cole's "4 Your Eyez Only"
With his level of productivity this year, J. Cole could've been nearing retirement for all we knew. As we should've suspected, though, he's been busy prepping his fourth album, 4 Your Eyez Only. Out of nowhere, the album appeared on iTunes today, with a planned release date of Dec. 9. Just like that, much of the hip-hop world is now in a state of pandemonium -- realizing that one of the world's best is about to drop the follow-up to 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which most consider to be his best work.
Kendrick Lamar & Beyonce Reportedly Will Headline Coachella 2017
Kendrick Lamar and Beyonce will headline Coachella 2017, Hits Daily Double reports. Beyonce's set would be her first at Coachella. Lamar last performed a full set at Coachella in 2012. He made a surprise appearance alongside Ice Cube and Anderson .Paak earlier this year. According to HDD, Radiohead will be the third headliner, forming a potent triumvirate that easily rivals this year's headliners, LCD Soundsystem, Guns 'n' Roses, and Calvin Harris.
Top Tracks: November 21 - November 27
Since debuting last year, Drake's OVO Sound Radio installation on Apple's Beats 1 has proven a huge force in debuting music by already-established stars as well as breaking new talent like Kodak Black, dvsn, and WizKid. Obviously, it's an engine that's benefitted its creator the most, creating huge events out of the debuts of What A Time To Be Alive, "Summer Sixteen," and VIEWS, but the 6 God has spread the love too.
10 Essential Vinylz Productions
Much has been made of Drake' partnership with Noah "40" Shebib, but equally important to his success has been the quartet of producers of Boi-1da, Vinylz, Allen Ritter, Frank Dukes that often put their heads together to feed him a nearly endless supply of potential hits.
Black Friday: Where And What To Buy
Love to shop? Excited for Black Friday? Well, throw on your trample-proof vest, and head on down this article to find out where and when you can fulfill all your capitalist desires. Walmart
The Weeknd Says Kendrick Lamar Is "Really A Genius"
Sitting down with Zane Lowe for the quintessential pre-Starboy interview, The Weeknd opened up about topics ranging from working with Daft Punk to his struggles with sobriety. In one notable moment, Abel speaks on his relationship with Kendrick Lamar, and their collaboration on The Weeknd's upcoming LP. Apparently the song is called "Sidewalks," and it's a special one. Here's what The Weeknd had to say about Kendrick:
Hip Hop's Best Couples
"Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it / And I'd rather stay and play" - Sir Mix-a-Lot, "Baby Got Back" ***
Reebok And Kendrick Lamar Launch Final "Red and Blue" Capsule Collection This Week
Following the success of this Summer’s "Red & Blue" collection, Reebok Classic and Kendrick Lamar drop the final installment of their inspirational collaborative capsule.
The Weeknd's "Starboy" Features Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lana Del Rey & more
At some point tonight, The Weeknd will release two new singles, "Party Monster" and "I Feel It Coming," off his upcoming album, Starboy. As shown on the song's cover artwork, "I Feel It Coming" will feature Daft Punk, the robotic duo that also contributed to the titular single, released in September. There's still no sign of either song, and fans might have to stick it out until the midnight hour, around the time when The Weeknd usually finds his groove.
Vote: Kendrick Lamar Or J. Cole For #Bars?
It's time for another Facebook Live video poll. We're asking users today to pick one of two lyrical beasts: Kendrick Lamar or J. Cole? If you could only listen to one of these bars-heavy MCs, who would you pick? Cast your vote by using one of the appropriate reaction buttons-- meanwhile we'll be waiting for new albums from either MC.
Stream A Tribe Called Quest's "We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service"
Well this couldn't be more timely. The hip-hop world can now temper the excruciating end of election season with a brand new album from A Tribe Called Quest, the group's first in 18 years. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service is comprised of entirely new material, including recordings from the late Phife Dawg.
Common Explains Decision To Release "Black America Again" Right Before Election Day
Common's new studio album Black America Again finds the Chicago rapper addressing issues of race and injustice in America today, and the fact that it was released a week or so before election day was no accident. Common explained his decision to release this album at this point in time in an interview with Esquire.