Hip Hop Reacts To The Meek Mill & Drake Controversy
Where to begin? Last night saw people from nearly every corner of hip hop (and even some pop mainstays) engaging in a widespread online conflict, oddly enough kicked off by some tweets exchanged between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.
London On Da Track Responds To Gay Rumors After Video Shows "Gay Porn" In Studio
Earlier this week, producer Beatmonster Marc posted a seemingly harmless video of himself hanging out with a bunch of guys, one of whom happened to be London on da Track, while a Young Thug song plays in the background. During the clip, though, the camera passes over a TV monitor, on which there appears to be video of two men hooking up.
Kid Ink Announces New Album "Full Speed" With Cover Art & Release Date [Update: Tracklist Released]
Now that Kid Ink's new single featuring Tinashe and Usher, "Body Language," is officially off the ground and taking over the airwaves, the rapper is ready to announce a release date, title and cover art for his upcoming sophomore effort. Keeping in a similar vein as his My Own Lane debut, Ink titled his second album Full Speed. The album is expected to arrive on February 3rd 2015. Peep the cover art in the gallery above, which shows off Ink's tatted hands as he sports a red bandanna.
Forbes' 2015 "Hip-Hop Cash Princes" Include Migos, Young Thug, YG & More
Since 2007, Forbes has been profiling young rappers who are making major cash money. Each year, the magazine chooses a list of "Cash Princes" who they think could eventually become "Cash Kings", a more exclusive list that includes industry moguls like Diddy, Jay Z, and Dr. Dre. This year's Cash Princes are: Mike Will Made-It, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Mustard, Young Thug, Nipsey Hussle, Iggy Azalea, Ty Dolla $ign, Hit-Boy, YG, PartyNextDoor, and Kid Ink.
Stream Kid Ink's New Project "Summer In The Winter"
Kid Ink announced his surprise project Summer in the Winter by sharing its first official leak earlier today, a tropical banger with Fetty Wap called "Promise." Although the project isn't official available to purchase until 12/25, the stream is available early via Spotify, an early Chrimma present for the fans.
Chris Brown Announces "One Hell Of A Nite" Tour With Fetty Wap, Kid Ink, Omarion & Teyana Taylor
It looks like Chris Brown is taking his talents on the road yet once again. Coming off his "Between the Sheets" tour & yesterday’s Summer Jam performance, the “New Flame” crooner will be hitting the road late this Summer for the “One Hell Of A Nite” Tour alongside Fetty Wap, Kid Ink, Omarion, & Teyana Taylor. Kicking off August 12 in Kansas City, the tour will trek through cities like Chicago, New York, Detroit, Miami, and San Diego before wrapping up September 19 in Concord, California.
First Week Sales Projections For Kid Ink's "Full Speed" [Update: Official Numbers Are In]
Kid Ink dropped off his sophomore album yesterday, and with the album's release, Ink hit up Best Buy in NYC to say hi to a few fans and pick up a few copies of the album himself; watch us document that below.
Top 10 Amber Rose Name-Drops
By now, you all don't need an introduction to Amber Rose. Like it or not, she's a big deal in hip-hop. The former stripper turned video girl first caught the eye of Kanye West in Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like" video, and the two soon began a relationship that lasted almost two years. After 'Ye, she moved on to Wiz Khalifa, whom she married two years later. Somehow between marriage and a kid, Rose continued to cement herself as one of the baddest bitches in hip-hop.
Kid Ink Reveals Cover Art For "My Own Lane" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
Kid Ink is prepping his debut album to drop via RCA. He's still been letting go free records for fans leading up to the release, and today he decided to release the cover art for the album My Own Lane on Twitter. The artwork is black and white with Ink covering his mouth with his tatted up hands. Peep it in the gallery above. The LP drops on January 7th 2014. [UPDATE: Tracklist For "My Own Lane" Revealed]
Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Kid Ink & More Make Super Bowl XLIX Predictions
The Super Bowl is imminent. With the 49th annual Super Bowl going down this Sunday, February 1st, we decided to get word from various hip-hop artists on who they think will take the cake at the championship game.
Kid Ink Reportedly Arrested In Las Vegas
Las Vegas isn't exactly the most "peaceful" city in the States, especially in the early hours of the morning. Regardless, Kid Ink was reportedly arrested for disturbing said peace today. Details are scarce, but TMZ has revealed that Ink was taken into custody after a scuffle broke out outside of 1Oak nightclub in Sin City.
Kid Ink Is Engaged
For as long as we've known him, Kid Ink's had his girl Asiah Azante by his side, and now he's ready to make that love eternal. As told by some recent Instagram posts, the Bat Gang rapper put a (very large) ring on it recently. As early as last November, he was talking about popping the question, but told Hot 97 that he was waiting for the right moment:
Kid Ink & His Fiancée Cover Urban Ink
Kid Ink nabs the new cover of Urban Ink, and he's joined by his equally-tatted up fiancée, Asiah Azante. Ink and Asiah just recently got engaged, so this serves as a nice way of celebrating. To really make it a family affair, the couple also brought along their dog Roxie (no tattoos on her, though).
Kid Ink & Fiance Asiah Azante Welcome First Child Together
Congratulations are in order for Kid Ink and his fiancé, Asiah Azante, who welcomed their first child together last night, a baby girl named Aislin Parvaneh Collins, aka “Ace” as she’ll go by.
Kid Ink Sued After His Dog Attacks Pizza Delivery Man
According to TMZ, Kid Ink's legal problems may have just taken a turn for the worse. According the gossip reports, Ink is now being sued by a pizza delivery man named Garnik Nazarian after the man was attacked by Ink's dog at the rapper's Granada Hills home.
See The Tracklist To Jamie Foxx's "Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses"
If you didn't get enough of Jamie Foxx's chops on the national anthem before last night's #MayPac fight, the 47-year-old Renaissance man has a new album on the way: Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses."
Chris Brown Brings Out Royalty On Stage After Winning Joint Custody
Chris Brown has just been awarded joint custody of his one-year-old daughter, Royalty, and to celebrate, he brought her out on stage during a concert in Albuquerque. The touching moment happened as Brown and Kid Ink, one of his "One Hell of a Nite" tourmates, were performing their collab "Show Me." See footage below.
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3
Welcome to 2016, y'all. Did anything really change on January 1st, aside from waking up with a crippling hangover? Well, it certainly feels that way in the rap world, as some of the genre's biggest stars have made sure to come out with forceful statements that conveniently arrived in sync with the New Year.
Review: Kid Ink's "Full Speed"
Last year in March, Kid Ink reached a big milestone for a new artist: his single “Show Me” featuring Chris Brown went double Platinum.
Charts Don't Lie: January 6th
We didn't see many debuts this week, but pretty much all the big rap releases of 2015 experienced a considerable push. The most logical explanation would be that many of the most popular rap albums depend on streams to chart, and when Christmas rolled around, physical and iTunes copies were being sold a whole lot more, but it was pop releases like Adele's back catalog that saw the greatest boost. Now, that the surge is over, heavily streamed albums are now back in their rightful positions.