2 Chainz Praises Bankroll Fresh, Calls Lil Wayne His "Favorite Rapper" On Wendy Williams
2 Chainz just dropped his collaborative album with Lil Wayne, Collegrove, last week, and today he stopped by Wendy Williams show to talk about the project, the definition of trap music, and of course, the heartbreaking passing of his friend and Street Execs associate, Bankroll Fresh.
Top Tracks: February 29 - March 6
We got an extra day of February this year, and while there aren't quite as many brand new tracks on that week's top ten list as the one that preceded it, we still got over 50% turnover.
First-Week Sales Projections For Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
We just reported on the first-week album sales for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' This Unruly Mess I've Made, and we've now got the initial projections, courtesy of HDD, for the batch of albums that will hit next week's chart (for the week beginning on March 21).
Top 5 Verses On 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne's "ColleGrove"
Last night was a memorable one for hip-hop heads. Thanks to LeBron, TDE let loose a project of Kendrick Lamar album throwaways, which is sounding better than just about any album since the one they didn't make it onto. Hopefully untitled unmastered. didn't steal too much of the spotlight away from the album that came soon afterwards, a joint release between two legends -- the worlds of College Park and Hollygrove, both neighborhoods essential to the hip-hop landscape, joined together for a triumph the whole south can get behind.
Stream Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz' "Collegrove" Project
As if Kendrick Lamar’s surprise untitled unmastered project wasn’t enough for you, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz’ new joint effort, Collegrove, was also just made available for purchase on iTunes as well.
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne's "ColleGrove" To Drop At Midnight
Kanye shared the album artwork yesterday, and today, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne dropped the first single off their joint album, ColleGrove.
Lil Wayne Reveals New Song With Chance The Rapper In The Works
While we excitedly wait for Lil Wayne's collaborative project with 2 Chainz, Collegrove, for which Kanye West announced the release date and cover art earlier today, we've just received word of some more Lil Wayne music to get excited about.
Kanye Tweets Album Art & Release Date For 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne's "ColleGrove"
Apparently Turbo Grafx 16 isn’t the only project Kanye West had in the works. He just tweeted a photo of 2 Chainz with Lil Wayne’s tattoos, and captioned it with, “New Project with 2 Chainz & Wayne dropping this Friday.”
Top Tracks: February 22 - February 28
Other than some resurfacing beefs (between Young Thug and The Game, and Rick Ross and Birdman, respectively) and the beginning of what is sure to be another drawn-out, highly-publicized Kanye West album rollout, it was a relatively quiet week, especially as far as full-length releases went.
Quiz: Which Cash Money Member Are You?
Remember, as recently as a few months ago, when we all were all speculating on the inevitable decline of Cash Money? Then, Wayne and Birdman partied together on New Year's, and earlier today, Mannie Fresh put out a collab between himself, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and even Baby, and damn, that 9th ward sound is alive and hot as ever.
Top Tracks: February 15 - February 21
After the Kanye-inspired chaos of last week, the past seven days have been relatively tame in the rap world, with the twin titans of last weekend (TLOP and the substantially less interesting Grammy awards) still dominating the conversation. Spillover aside, we got solid new projects from French Montana, Kirko Bangz, Yo Gotti, Young Dolph, TM88, and Gucci Mane/Honorable C-Note, but no Slime Season 3 just yet.
Mannie Fresh Has Been Dropping Hints About Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz' "ColleGrove" Project
It's no secret that Mannie Fresh is partially responsible for some of Lil Wayne's most classic material, and from the looks of it, we should be getting some more collabs from the Cash Money all-stars in the near future.Wayne and 2 Chainz are getting ready to drop their own collaborative project, ColleGrove in the very near future, and looking at Fresh's Instagram, he seems to be involved in the project in some way or another.
10 Rappers Who Sound Like Other Rappers
As soon as the "If Young Metro don't trust you, I'ma shoot you" drop appeared in the middle of Kanye's MSG performance last week, an audible "Damn..." came from the crowd seated in the theater with me. 'A Ye and Future song?!', we all asked ourselves, struggling to calculate just how many flame emojis we'd have to use when describing the track to those who missed the listening session. That little soundbite was indeed Nayvadius Wilburn's voice, but the verse that followed was not, though it might not have been until after the show concluded that you realized it.
Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz To Perform First Single Off "Collegrove" Next Week On Jimmy Fallon
A couple months ago, 2 Chainz gave fans something to get excited about when he announced that he’s working on a joint project with Lil Wayne called Collegrove, which obviously is a combination of both the rappers' hometowns of College Park, Atlanta & Hollygrove, New Orleans.
Curren$y Reveals "The Carrollton Heist" Tracklist
Curren$y and producer Alchemist are readying a Valentine's Day release, The Carrollton Heist. The joint effort was only announced a month ago, quickly followed by artwork and release date.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Hit With $900,000 Tax Lien
Back in 2014, it was reported that Lil Wayne owed over $12 million in back-taxes, and sources are now claiming that the rapper owes another $900,000 to the IRS.
Young Thug Elaborates On His Appreciation For Lil Wayne
Young Thug is quite interview-shy, as is music industry executive Lyor Cohen, so to get them both together for one interview is a feat. Ebro pulled it off for his Apple Beats 1 radio show, and a stream of their conversation has been made available. Thugger isn't the most loquacious either, but Lyor seems to encourage him to expand a bit on his answers, right off the bat. They start with Thugger's past, being signed to Gucci Mane before linking with 300. As Thug explains, he met GuWop through a friend and a fellow rapper, PeeWee Longway.
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.
Mike Will Made-It Confirms Big Sean & Lil Wayne Are On "Ransom 2"
Mike Will's debut mixtape as boss of Ear Drummers Records, Ransom, released in late 2014, boasted a crazy range of features from the biggest names in the industry. Fans can expect Ransom 2, which is out this Friday, to be the same in that regard.
Lil Wayne Is Reportedly Drinking Lean Again
The seizures and subsequent hospitalization Lil Wayne experienced in 2013 caused the rapper to rethink his health choices, telling Katie Couric that he would refrain from drinking the codeine and promethazine-fuelled cocktail known as lean following the scare.