Top Tracks: November 2 - November 8
10. Fetty Wap - Jimmy Choo It's been less than two months since Fetty Wap's debut self-titled album, which went No. 1, and he's already dropped a joint tape with French Montana and has another EP in the works. "Jimmy Choo," dedicated to the Malaysian fashion designer, would sound nicely on the upcoming release. It's softer than most of Fetty's radio anthems, as Zoovier channels the sound of his new life of luxury.
A Travi$ Scott, Diddy & Kendrick Lamar Collaboration Is Coming Soon
Diddy (who's been gone back to Puff Daddy these days) just dropped his impressive new mixtape MMM, and while the project plays like an album, it's just the pre-cursor to his upcoming opus No Way Out 2. While we don't know very much about the album, we assume it will be similarly loaded with notable guest appearances, and a new video from Travis Scott may be a clue as to what to expect.
Kendrick Lamar Sings Travi$ Scott's "Antidote" At Columbus Concert
Here's something some of y'all never saw coming: Kendrick Lamar rapping along to a Travi$ Scott song. For some reason, La Flame die-hards on HNHH think Kendrick spreads the plague every time he spits and K-Dot stans see Travi$ Scott as the antithesis of everything hip-hop stands for. Well, said rivalry doesn't extend to the artists, as Kendrick was recorded singing along to "Antidode," and Scott posted the video on his Instagram.
Powerhouse NYC 2015 Recap
Two nights after hosting TIDAL X 1020, Barclays Center played host to Powerhouse NYC, the annual showcase concert put on by NYC radio station Power 105.1. The billing promised Jidenna, Omarion, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Fetty Wap, Big Sean, Future, Kendrick Lamar. But the true measure of such a showcase event is the surprise guests. All those who attended Powerhouse knew this, and they quivered with anticipation as they began to file into the spacious Brooklyn arena.
Kendrick Lamar Adds Dates To His "Kunta's Groove Sessions" Tour
Kendrick Lamar is finally heading out on a tour in support of his immense new album To Pimp A Butterfly, and while it started as a very short stint, he's decided to extend the tour with a few additional dates today.
Kendrick Lamar, Future, Fetty Wap, & More To Headline Okeechobee Fest
If you'd never heard of Okeechobee Music Festival, you have now. It's in Florida, and it's first ever weekend is going down next year March 4-6. In terms of hip hop, the festival will feature performances from Kendrick Lamar, Big Grams, Fetty Wap, Miguel, Future, Skrillex, Michael Christmas, & Shabazz Palaces. Others of possible interest to hip hop heads include Gramatik, Flying Lotus/Thundercat affiliate Kamasi Washington, and WeDidIt member RL Grime.
Dr. Dre Wants To Tour Europe With Snoop Dogg, Eminem & Kendrick Lamar
Snoop Dogg guested on Dr. Dre's Beats 1 radio show "The Pharmacy" last night (Oct. 10), and as the legendary duo reminisced about their classic collaborations, Dre spoke of a wild concoction that he wants to employ in the future. European hip-hop heads will be happy to know that one of Dre's future dreams is to take a full live show to Europe and bring his most renowned collaborators with him -- Snoop, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar.
J. Cole, Diddy, Jeezy & More March On 20th Anniversary Of The Million Man March
Today, October 10, thousands gathered in Washington D.C. for the Justice Or Else march, which comes on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, led by Minister Louis Farrakhan, who also led today's march. Many of hip-hop's elite, including Diddy, Jeezy, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Ty Dolla $ign, and Jay Electronica, showed up to walk and show solidarity in the fight against police violence.
Drake's "IYRTITL" Is 2015's Highest-Selling Digital Album Through Q3 By Far
The official SoundScan report for the first three quarters of 2015 is in. Taylor Swift's 1989 is the overall top selling album, Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" is by far the best-selling single of the year, and Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late is far and away the best-selling digital album in the entire music industry.
Kendrick Lamar Shares "Kunta's Groove Sessions" Tour Dates, Jay Rock To Support
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly is still among the very best rap albums released this year, but unfortunately, we still haven't seen a proper tour in support of the ambitious LP. Today, Lamar has shared dates for the "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour, which he teased as "8 cities. 8 nights, 8 intimate shows" earlier this week. The poster also promised "Music! Dance! Performance! and More!".
10 Artists That Dr. Dre Put On
Dr. Dre is one of the most legendary figures in hip hop history. From his early days with the influential N.W.A. through to his most recent release Compton, the 50-year old artist has conquered multiple industries. For us, his most important contributions have been to rap music.
Kendrick Lamar Writes Letter To Eazy-E For PAPER Magazine
While always breaking new ground with his music, Kendrick Lamar has also made sure to pay tribute to the artists who've inspired him. Tupac's presence was felt heavily on To Pimp A Butterfly, but in a new piece for Paper magazine, K.Dot has decided to write about a fellow Compton emcee, Eazy-E.
Kendrick Lamar Announces "Intimate" 8-City Tour
Not known for his social media presence, Kendrick Lamar is nevertheless sure to make his posts count. Today, he announced the first annual "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour via his third Instagram post ever. "8 cities. 8 nights, 8 intimate shows," he wrote.
Kendrick Lamar To Perform Special Concert With National Symphony Orchestra
Apparently, Kendrick Lamar is taking notes from Migos. The celebrated rapper has announced that he will be performing a very special concert with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Mike Dean Says Kanye, Kendrick, Pusha T Song Is Not Real, We're "Thirsty" To Assume It Could Be
There's a lot of thirst in the rap world -- from fans and media alike, and when it comes to Kanye West, who's been promising his new album, SWISH, all year, that thirst is particularly magnified right now.
Royce Da 5'9" Hints At "PRhyme 2," Requests Features From Kendrick Lamar & Eminem
Royce Da 5'9" has decided to conceptualize another new project with DJ Premier on Twitter today. He started out by launching the hashtag, "#PRhymeTWO," before hitting Premier with some motivation, writing "I need to let these ideas out my brain bruh." From there, he called out to Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and The Game, looking for potential collaborators -- "real lyricists" who are "ready to spar".
Mike Dean Hints At Collab From Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T & More
Mike Dean has been a busy man recently. The hall of fame producer executive produced Travi$ Scott's Rodeo and has been playing guitar for Travi$ on tour. He is also playing live guitar for Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" shows in L.A., the second of which is happening tonight (Sept. 26). Of course, Dean is friends with some of the most talented folks in the game, and he just tweeted at several of them, perhaps implying that a massive collaboration might be on the way.
Kendrick Lamar Reportedly Picks Next Single From "To Pimp A Butterfly"
A week after releasing To Pimp A Butterfly in March, Kendrick Lamar announced he would push "King Kunta" as an album single, and then in June he did the same with "Alright." In keeping with this trend of releasing singles in three month intervals, the new TPAB single will be "These Walls," reports HipHopnMore.
Review: Jay Rock's "90059"
Would you believe that Jay Rock has been signed to Top Dawg Entertainment for ten years? They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, and apparently TDE wasn’t either, because Anthony Tiffith and his group of MCs have been hacking at this hip hop thing for a while now.