Top Tracks: July 11 - July 17
I'm not going to take the time to crunch all of the numbers for the 28 weeks of 2016 we've experienced thus far, but in terms of artists who show up most often in our weekly top ten tracks list, it's not even close. Drake is the clear victor, seeming to find a way on here every week. Second place is a little more murky.
Meek Mill Pledges To Stop Rapping About "Extreme Violence" After "DC4"
The recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have prompted many hip-hop artists to reflect on the platforms they have and how they can use their music to help their communities fight against the oppressive powers that be. Earlier today, Meek Mill went on Instagram to provide words of support to the Black Lives Matter movement, telling his followers to keep pressuring their favorite artists to speak up against institutional racism, and he then addressed the violent content of his own music.
Meek Mill And PUMA Officially Unveil The New 'Dreamchasers' Collection
Get your wallets ready, Meek Mill has another collab with PUMA dropping this week! That's right, Rihanna isn't the only artist that PUMA is working with at the moment. The Philly rapper posted two teaser images of his upcoming "Dreamchasers" PUMA collab not long ago and today we learned that the two pair collection, a PUMA Basket and a PUMA Blaze Of Glory, will be releasing this Friday, July 15th.
Ty Dolla $ign's "Campaign" To Feature Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Migos, Wiz Khalifa & More
Since releasing his excellent debut album, Free TC, in November of last year, Ty Dolla $ign has appeared on a number of features but hasn't yet given fans a project in 2016. Last month, however, Ty announced two upcoming mixtapes: Beach House 3 and Campaign. Earlier today, he premiered the title track of the latter project. "Campaign" is a heavy club anthem featuring Future that finds each of the melodic hitmen at his most ratchet.
Joe Budden To Meek Mill: "Watch A Real MC Do What You Couldn't"
After he criticized Drake's VIEWS and caught what he perceived to be a subliminal diss on "4pm In Calabasas," Joe Budden decided to go after Drizzy on his diss track, "Making A Mur
Meek Mill Responds To Joe Budden Diss: "He’s Been Dead Since 2003"
Joe Budden's “Making A Murderer” may have been meant primarily as a Drake diss track, but so far, it's Meek Mill who has been the most responsive to Budden's jabs.
Meek Mill Reveals Majority Of "Dreamchasers 4" Tracklist
Meek Mill's Dreamchasers 4 is poised to set the streets on fire this summer if he drops it soon enough. A recent Instagram post from Meek suggests the that mixtape is in its final stages. The post revealed the majority of the tracklist; of note, DC4 will include "Tony Story 3" and feature Lil Uzi Vert, Nicki Minaj, Akon, Pusha T, and presumably a few other big names. Check out the tracklist below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5) Froze (feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Nicki Minaj) 6) Let Us Die 7) Bust Down (feat. Thug)
Meek Mill Denies Plans To Drop Diss Track About "Crackhead" Joe Budden
A new beef between Meek Mill & Joe Budden is good ammo for those who lament that rap beefs only take place on social media. Here's what happened. Last year, Budden criticized Meek's music on his podcast last year. "Meek's music is too hard for me to look at him with this fucking sappy fuck shit" he said.
Meek Mill, The Game & More React To Murder Of Lor Scoota
Yet another inspiring young artist has been taken too soon. Yesterday (June 25) at around 7PM, 23-year-old Tyriece Watson, aka Lor Scoota, was fatally shot while driving in his hometown of Baltimore. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:30PM. Just minutes before the shooting, Scoota had been at Morgan State University, where he hosted a charity basketball event called "Touch the People: Pray for Peace In These Streets."
Hear A Snippet Of Meek Mill's "Froze," With Nicki Minaj & Lil Uzi Vert
Meek Mill has finally been let out of the house, and it's now time for him to start flooding the streets. It's not that his name has been absent from the game; he's managed to stay in the rotation with his "All the Way Up" remix with Fab and Jada, and earlier this month, he teamed with labelmates Wale and Rozay for "Make It Work," the latest single off MMG's upcoming Self Made 4 compilation.
Meek Mill Celebrates Getting Off House Arrest, Says "DC4" Is Coming Soon
UPDATE: Footage of Meek performing at his homecoming club night in LA has now surfaced. Watch him rap "Pray For Em," the C-Sick produced anthem from his 4/4 EP, below. Meek Mill performing "Pray For Em" in LA last night w/ Nicki by his side . pic.twitter.com/Iliqyfrfom
Top Tracks: June 6 - June 12
Let's face it, as far as high-profile tracks go, there's no way this week (or any week really) could have lived up to the seven days that preceded it. Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, and Pusha T all joined forces with some combination of one another to make for the craziest batch of tracks we've seen in such a short span this year.
10 Infamous Hacking Moments In Rap History
A hacking spree took the internet by storm this past weekend. Industrious hackers seeking revenge, entertainment, or some other perverse pleasure hacked into several prominent social media accounts, including those of Kylie Jenner, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, Keith Richards, Mark Zuckerberg, Drake, and the NFL
Meek Mill, Rick Ross & Wale Are Dropping A Single Today
MMG's Self Made series was on an annual release schedule for its first three installments, but with Self Made 3 dropping in 2013, it's been a while since we've received a group project from the label. That should be changing soon, as Rick Ross has announced that a new single from the upcoming Self Made Vol. 4 is arriving later today, and will feature the label's three biggest stars; Meek Mill, Wale, and Ross himself.
Meek Mill Performs For The First Time In Months At Beyonce's "Formation" Show In Philly
Summer Jam wasn't the only big show that went down last night. Not too far away, Beyonce's "Formation" tour touched down in Philadelphia, and her official opener, DJ Khaled, had a few surprises in store, as he brought out Rick Ross as well as the hometown hero Meek Mill, performing for the first time since he was put on house arrest in early February.
#TBT: Mixtape Meek Mill
It's difficult now to believe that not long ago, Meek Mil was one of the most respected emcees in the game. His bravado and unrelenting ferocity on the mic have been evident since the mid-aughts, when he was a raw talent rapping and selling drugs at the same time in North Philly (see below). Meek earned his stripes with vaunted Flamers mixtape series and shaved his braids around the time he signed his deal with Maybach Music Group in 2011. It wasn't a Samson scenario; he didn't lose his powers. If anything, he was better than ever.
Meek Mill's House Arrest Extended
Back in February, Meek Mill was sentenced to serve 3-months on house arrest after violating his parole last year. That sentence would start on March 1 and was supposed to end yesterday (June 1), but unfortunately for the MMG rapper that wouldn't be the case.
50 Cent To Troy Ave Following Attempted Murder Charge: "Hold Ya Head"
Troy Ave has been denied bail for his attempted murder and weapon charges, and some fellow artists have been showing the rapper support on social media. Following Meek Mill's words on the subject, 50 Cent has also offered some advice to Troy, posting a photo of the New York emcee being
Top Tracks: May 23 - May 29
Happy Memorial Day. The past week has been a wild one, what with the chaos at T.I.’s NYC show, Gucci Mane’s release from prison, and a new Kevin Gates tape. Summer’s officially here, so expect things to keep picking up in the rap game— we’ve got a ScHoolboy Q album, SremmLife 2, and a bunch of other heat on the way. On the top tracks side of things, there was quite a bit of turnover in our list this week, with only the bottom and top tracks from the last edition making return appearances.
Meek Mill Shows Support For Troy Ave: "#FreeTroy"
Troy Ave needs a friend right now, and he's got one in Meek Mill.