9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
5 Biggest Live Hip Hop Fails
Rich Homie Quan has received considerable heat for his lyrical blunder at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors earlier this week.
Schoolboy Q Says His Label “Made Him” Put Miguel & Justin Skye Collab “Overtime” On New Album
On Wednesday night, TDE & Schoolboy Q held a private listening party in NYC for Q’s sophomore album Blank Face, which was being hosted by Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg. While running through the records, Q decided to be brutally honest about some of the song choices & collaborations, claiming the label “made him” put a couple of the features on there in hopes for another successful single like 2014’s “Studio” with BJ The Chicago Kid.
Chance The Rapper Joins Macklemore & Miguel, Covers Biggie At Bonnaroo
Chance The Rapper was THE surprise guest of Bonnaroo Day 2, making appearances during both Bryson Tiller and J. Cole's sets, but during Saturday's day 3 festivities, he did it all over again, blessing both Macklemore and Miguel with guest spots.
J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, & Ice Cube To Headline Pemberton 2016
With festival season approaching, hip hop heads should consider traveling to Pemberton Music Festival in British Columbia, Canada this year. Pemberton just announced the full 2016 lineup and it looks very promising. Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and Ice Cube are all headliners. Also of interest for hip hop enthusiasts: Tyler, the Creator, Tory Lanez, Anderson .Paak, Method Man and Redman, Rae Sremmurd, Joey Bada$$, Miguel, SZA, Mac Miller, Cypress Hill, FKA twigs, Dizzy Wright, Hudson Mohwake, & Pell.
J Cole, Future, Young Thug, & More To Perform At 2016 Wireless Festival
Festival season is approaching. Last night, Wireless Festival became the latest to announce their 2016 lineup... this one may the most hip hop-heavy yet. Here are the hip hop acts that will perform at 2016 Wireless Festival: J. Cole, Future, Bryson Tiller, A$AP Ferg, Young Thug, Jeremih, Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign, Miguel, Vic Mensa, Anderson .Paak, Yelawolf, and Skepta's Boy Better Know crew. BANG BANG.
Stream Miguel's "Rogue Waves" EP
Miguel delighted his fans in January with a surprise remix of Wildheart standout "Waves" featuring the one and only Travi$ Scott. Miguel and La Flame performed the song on The Ellen Show last week, doing their best to get the middle-aged women hyped. Today, on this glorious Friday, Miggz releases an entire EP of "Waves" remixes called Rogue Waves.
Miguel, Jeremih, Anderson .Paak To Perform At Pitchfork Music Festival 2016
It's still cold as hell outside, but festival season isn't all that far away. We've already seen the lineups for Bonnaroo and Coachella, and now it's time for the relatively modest, but always well-curated lineup for the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.This year, there's a little less rap and a lot more R&B than usual, and naturally, a lot of Chicago artists. Jeremih, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Mick Jenkins are the hometown representers, while Miguel, Anderson .Paak, FKA Twigs and Digable planets also make the bill.
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.
Staff Picks Playlist (January 29)
The week is finally, almost, over. That doesn't mean Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa's beef has subsided yet though, with Kanye attempting to clear his name in the #FingersInTheBootyAssBitch scandal, and Wiz continuing to take aim at Ye during live shows. It's amusing and entertaining, to say the least.
J Cole, Vince Staples, & Miguel To Perform At Bonnaroo 2016
Those able to endure the withering Southern heat at the annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, are richly rewarded with one of the most massive and diverse music gatherings on the planet. Bonnaroo has announced the full lineup for its 2016 festival, scheduled for the weekend of June 9-12. Hip-hop & R&B acts include J. Cole, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vince Staples, Miguel, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Tyler, the Creator, RL Grime, Post Malone, Goldlink, Allen Stone, & The Internet.
Miguel Is Engaged To Model-Singer Nazanin Mandi
Miguel found the woman of his dreams early in life. He began dating model-singer Nazanin Mandi when he was 18 years old. After 12 years of dating the lovely Nazanin, he's finally put a ring on it.
Kanye West Headlines Governers Ball Music Festival 2016, Lineup Announcement
The Governors Ball Music Festival, held each summer in New York City, is always chock full of great artist, song debuts, and wild guest appearances. It’s looking like this year will be no different, as festival organizers have just released the 2016 new lineup.
Miguel Lands Modeling Contract With IMG
Miguel has never been afraid to express his feelings and emotions through his music, but now he’s getting to do so in front of a camera. Known for his stellar style & love for fashion, the R&B crooner has reportedly just signed a new modeling deal with the popular agency IMG.
Top Tracks: October 13 - October 18
10. Ty Dolla $ign - Violent (Prod. by DJ Spinz & Southside)
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.
Charts Don't Lie: July 18
The final week of sales recorded from Tuesday happened last week, and this week's numbers are a weird transitional phase, tacking on a couple of days to bring them around to Friday, resulting in a one-time only 11-day tally. Thus, the results for this cycle are simply beefed up numbers from last week. For the most part, everyone pretty much stays in there place. Meek continued to add to his already impressive sum, while Miguel gave up his number 2 spot to Taylor Swift, putting him at 3.
Charts Don't Lie: July 11
After a few weeks of relative inactivity on the charts, this was a very exciting cycle for debuts. The biggest story, of course, is Meek Mill's miraculous 250k entry into the charts, giving him the 3rd biggest rap sales week this year (behind only Drake and Kendrick Lamar). Miguel pulled in at number two with his third studio album, WILDHEART, while Vince Staples made a more modest entry at 39. Outside of that, it was pretty much the same cast of characters shifting around in the top 50, with no one getting close to the top ten outside of the big debuts.
Vince Staples Moved Over 13k Opening Week, Miguel Debuts At #2
Vince Staples' debut album, Summertime '06, was definitely a strong piece of work from the Long Beach native, and received mostly rave reviews, including from us. However did that translate into sales for the young Def Jam signee?
Miguel Clarifies Frank Ocean Statement
Miguel made quite the noise Monday afternoon when an interview he did with Sunday Times came out and revealed a statement made by the R&B singer that said he believed his music was better than Frank Oceans.