The Hip Hop Dating Map
The law of six degrees of separation applies to the hip hop dating circuit -- a land where fast money, fast women, and horny men collide, resulting often in fireworks. As you can see in the dating map we have assembled below, there isn't much distance separating stars like Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, Future, Lil Wayne, & A$AP Rocky. Ray J even has his own dating wheel, which gives credence to Vince Staples' mind-blowing Theory of Ray J.
Stream "The Land" Soundtrack, Featuring Nas, Kanye West, Pusha T, & More
Nas' Mass Appeal has teamed up with IFC films to produce a film called "The Land," a tale of a gang of Cleveland skateboarders who enter the high-stakes molly game to pay tournament fees. Nas & co have already released a few songs from the soundtrack; now they release the full stream by way of NPR. The soundtrack features music from Nas, Kanye West Erykah Badu, Pusha T, Jeremih, French Montana, Fashawn, Stalley, Machine Gun Kelly, Dave East, Nosaj Thing, Jerreau, Ezzy and more. Check out the tracklist and stream it in full below.
Nas, Kanye West, Pusha T, & Jeremih To Appear On "The Land" Soundtrack
On July 29th, Mass Appeal and IFC Films will debut their new film "The Land," a tale of a gang of Cleveland skateboarders who enter the high-stakes molly game to pay tournament fees. The 14-track. OST will be made available on the same day. The tracklist was announced Tuesday -- appearances from Kanye West, Pusha T, Jeremih, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Nas, who executive produced the film, and many more. Check it out below.
Nas' Film "The Land" Will Feature New Music From Kanye West, Pusha T & More
Nas has been expanding his creative efforts recently, although he still makes time for the occasional guest verse. Next on his ever expanding list of creative accomplishments is executive producing a full-length movie, titled “The Land.”
Machine Gun Kelly: "Race Is An Issue For People Like Macklemore"
Everyone seems to have an opinion on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's new nine-minute single "White Privilege II." Machine Gun Kelly offered his two cents on the song when TMZ accosted him as he walked through the airport Tuesday morning. "Race is not an issue," MGK said. "Race is an issue for people like Macklemore and shit."
Nas To Executive Produce Erykah Badu’s Indie Film "The Land"
Executive producing television and film is a natural evolution for veteran rappers, it seems.
Adele Goes Hip-Hop: 10 Tracks That Sample Her Music
With her new album slated for release later this month, Adele's name is on the tip of everybody's tongue. 25, the third and final album of the singer-songwriter's 'age' series, will be released on November 20th via XL Recordings (and Columbia in the United States). The record will follow up 2011's 21.
Charts Don't Lie: October 28th
Last week was all about The Game, and one would have assumed this week would be a similar story, but despite neck-and-neck projections, Machine Gun Kelly's General Admission pulled ahead of the Documentary 2.5, giving MGK the number one rap album this cycle. Still neither artist could get ahead of The Weeknd, who is pretty unstoppable right now, securing the number 3 spot on the Billboard 200 after 8 weeks.Check the full breakdown below.
The Game's "Documentary 2.5" & MGK's "General Admission" First Week Sales
Looking at the projections, The Game and Machine Gun Kelly were neck-and-neck for sales last week, but someone had to pull ahead in the end, and that person was MGK.
The Game's "Documentary 2.5" & MGK's "General Admission" First Week Sales Projections
The Game went back to back with his latest album, The Documentary 2, releasing second disc Documentary 2.5 as a separate album one week later. While the rapper arguably came harder on the second installment, its no surprised that the sales count is looking to be a LITTLE lower this time around. While D2 just debuted at number 2 on the charts with 95k sold, D2.5 is looking to move somewhere around 40-45,000 copies traditionally, and 45-50,000 including streams.
Stream Machine Gun Kelly's New Album "General Admission"
It's been a relatively quick and quiet roll out for Machine Gun Kelly's new album, General Admission. Revealing the album cover and tracklist near the beginning of September, he's released just two leaks since.
Machine Gun Kelly Reveals Album Cover & Tracklist For "General Admission"
With his surprise mixtape, Fuck It, still heavy in rotation, Machine Gun Kelly is already shifting his focus onto his sophomore album General Admission. Tonight, the Cleveland Bad Boy decided to make the album available for preorder on iTunes, ultimately revealing the tracklist & artwork in the process.
Amber Rose & Machine Gun Kelly Split Up
Amber Rose and Machine Gun Kelly are dunzo. During a podcast with Perez Hilton, Rose said that the couple had amicably split. “No, we’re not dating anymore,” she said. “I think it was just a mutual agreement. We’re still really good friends.”
Machine Gun Kelly Announces His Sophomore Album Title
MGK, apart from cuffing Amber Rose, has remained relatively low-key. Last night he took to Instagram to announce the title of his second major label album, sharing a teaser image with fans, not to be confused for the official album art as it clearly states across the image "THIS IS NOT THE ALBUM COVER." (That made me Lol for som
Machine Gun Kelly Speaks On Relationship With Amber Rose
Last month, paparazzi caught some pictures of Machine Gun Kelly and Amber Rose hanging out together, which led to inevitable dating rumors, and now MGK's spoken on the matter on Hot 97. Read an excerpt of his interview belwo, and watch the full thing at the bottom of the page.
Is Amber Rose Dating Machine Gun Kelly?
Last we heard, Amber Rose seemed like she was leaning toward working things out with Wiz Khalifa, but some new photos of Rose getting pretty close with Machine Gun Kelly have Twitter going up. We can't confirm whether or not the two are actually an item, but the pics being passed around seem to indicate something's going down.
Samples Of The Week: April 24
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".
Photographer Sues Over Machine Gun Kelly Mugshot T-Shirt
Back in 2012, Machine Gun Kelly posed for a mock-mugshot photo, which was to be used on a limited pressing of t-shirts for clothing brand Black Apple. Everything went according to plan, until the photo started showing up on cheap knock offs without the photographers permission.
Machine Gun Kelly Kicks Off “Raging With Reindeer II” Tour
Machine Gun Kelly is tearing across Canada once again. The second annual "Raging With Reindeer" tour kicked off yesterday in Kelowna, British Columbia, and will make its way through 6 continents before wrapping up in Hamilton, ON December 23rd.
Machine Gun Kelly Discusses Soundtracking "Mandela" Trailer & Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance
Machine Gun Kelly wouldn't be the first person you'd expect to soundtrack the trailer of a Nelson Mandela biopic, so it came as a surprise when the instrumental for his track "Runnin'" showed up in the latest preview for the new film, "Mandela". In an interview with Complex, MGK spoke of hearing the song in trailer for the first time, his respect for the political figure, race issues in today's society, and the infamous Miley Cyrus VMA performance.