Artists React To Possibility Of Lil Wayne's Retirement
Earlier today, the rap world awoke to some potentially devastating news, as everyone got word of Lil Wayne venting his excruciating frustrations on Twitter and suggesting his retirement. "I AM NOW DEFENSELESS and mentally DEFEATED," he wrote at around 4 AM this morning, seemingly in response to his futile attempts to escape his contract with Cash Money Records.
Listen To A Preview Of A$AP Ferg & Missy Elliot's "Strive"
Judging by what the rapper's been saying about it in interviews, we knew ASAP Ferg's upcoming album, Always Strive and Prosper, was going to be an ambitious move, and the varied list of contributors seemed to suggest it would be an eclectic batch, but the more we hear from it, the more it's clear that it's going to be even weirder than expected (in a good way, of course).
T-Pain, DeJ Loaf, Metro Boomin & Missy Elliott Have Been In The Studio Together
T-Pain's Stoicville: The Phoenix album has been long in the making, but from the looks of it, the project will be worth the wait. Pain did some flexing on Twitter and Instagram yesterday, revealing that he'd just wrapped a studio session with the powerful team of Metro Boomin, DeJ Loaf, and Missy Elliott.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton passed away on August 25, 2001, and her legacy still lives on a decade and a half later. She has influenced countless artists, from Drake to Rihanna, with her fantastic body of work. Championed by the likes of Timbaland and Missy Elliott, she had a couple of R&B chart-topping singles before scoring her first #1 album with Aaliyah, released just a month before her tragic death.
ASAP Ferg Has Some Exciting Features On His Upcoming Album
ASAP Ferg is in the midst of preparing his sophomore album, Always Strive And Prosper, and from what we've heard so far, it should be something special. A few months back, Fergenstein revealed that he spent a week recording with 40, as well as enlisting DJ Khalil as something an executive producer, but in a new interview with Bootleg Kev, he shared a couple more tidbits about specific songs on the LP.
A$AP Ferg Reveals Missy Elliott, ScHoolboy Q, Rick Ross & More Will Be On "Always Strive & Prosper"
Ferg had been off the map for most of this year, but he's recently come back into the spotlight in a big way.
Missy Elliott's Dopest Music Videos
If you’re reading this, it means hip hop plays a big part in your life. You’ve got memories from years ago that helped to cement your fandom of the genre. For me, one of those nostalgic checkpoints is making sure I’d get home from school in time to catch Missy Elliott’s music videos playing on MTV TRL and BET’s 106 & Park. Her songs were catchy as hell, but they were made even more noteworthy once the always imaginative accompanying music video dropped for the public to savor.
A HotNewHipHop Thanksgiving: 10 Things We're Thankful For
Thanksgiving is here, and while we gather with our families to reflect on what we are thankful for this year, we here at HotNewHipHop can’t help but reminisce on the year thus far with gratitude. We’ve been spoiled with albums and mixtapes, as well as a healthy amount of "comebacks." As analysts of the genre, we’ve been overwhelmed with remarkable material from artists upcoming and legendary alike. As fans, our excitement has us feeling young again.
Missy Elliott Covers Billboard Magazine
We've gotten our hopes up for the return of Missy Elliott a few times over the past several years, but all too often the hope has fizzled out, before the buzz had even started. Remember when she dropped "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat" back in 2012?
Missy Elliott's Single With Pharrell Is Dropping Sooner Than We Thought
Since she made a surprise appearance during Katy Perry's 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, the world has made it clear that they need more Missy Elliott music in their life. The legendary rapper showed up on Ciara and Janet Jackson's 2015 efforts, but so far, we're yet to hear a new solo record. Luckily, Missy has decided to bless us with that song next week.We knew Missy had been in the lab with fellow Virginia native Pharrell, and yesterday, Elliott announced that their collaborative single "WTF (Where They From)" would be available on November 12th.
Marvel Remixes 8 More Album Covers: Future, Clipse, Curren$y, Drake, & More
Marvel has been repeatedly endearing itself to hip hop fans the last few months with their impossibly cool remixes of well-known hip hop album art as comic book covers. Their last batch tackled the likes of 2Pac, Jay Z, Mos Def -- this time, they rework covers from such hip hop veterans as Missy Elliott, Geto Boys, and Redman along with a few newer faces.
Janet Jackson Reveals "Unbreakable" Cover Art, Tracklist & Release Date
Recently Janet Jackson debuted a few new records while on her "Unbreakable" world tour, one of which featured Missy Elliott. Today the singer has released the complete tracklist for her upcoming album, as well as a release date and pre-order link.
Missy Elliott's New Single Will Be Produced By Pharrell
We've been waiting on a new Missy Elliott album ever since she heralded her comeback by crashing Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show earlier this year, and despite no official news of a release date or title, it would appear that we're getting closer. Last night at the ASCAP awards, Timbaland announced that her first single will be arriving shortly, and will be produced by none other than Pharrell.
Stream Ciara's New Album "Jackie"
It's been about two years since Ciara dropped her last album, Ciara. A largely lovestruck album that featured several Future collaborations, including the Mike Will-produced hit "Body Party," the project drastically differs from her new one, entitled Jackie. Led by bittersweet breakup anthem "I Bet," the full project arrives on Spotify today.
10 Essential Diplo Productions
Diplo is a great collaborator. He's collaborated with Switch on Major Lazer before that turned in to a project with Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. He's collaborated with Skrillex most recently on the Jack Ü project. He's collaborated with tons of artists in the hip hop world, along with pop and rock worlds too. He's done work with Justin Bieber, Die Antwoord, Beyonce and Iggy Azealia, and that just shows off his ranger. His best work has been with the likes of M.I.A., 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, among others.
Missy Elliott & Pharrell Spotted In The Studio
Missy Elliott’s new comeback album must be coming further along than we know. A couple weeks ago, we caught Missy and her longtime partner, Timbaland, cooking up new material in the studio, and now today another photo has surfaced online, and this time its with Missy and Pharrell.
Remix Fix: Team Supreme Takes On Tweet & Missy Elliott's "Oops"
In 2002, one-hit-wonder Tweet, dropped that one hit that jumped to number one on Billboard' hip hop chart and all the way to lucky number seven on the hot 100 chart. "Oops" featuring the Queen of the millennium, Missy Elliot, and produced by Timbaland, was played more on the radio than any other hit that year (if my memory serves me correctly), as it was remixed by several star rappers like Fabulous and Bubba Sparx.
Charts Don’t Lie: February 15
Kid Ink's sophomore effort hit the Billboard 200 this week, although it didn't perform quite as well as his debut My Own Lane. My Own Lane pushed 50,000 copies out opening week, which was deemed a strong release, especially for an independently-signed rapper's debut. However, Full Speed moved less than 40k opening week. The album itself is exactly what you expect to hear from Ink, with a lot of radio potential, and top tier features. So what's lacking here? Perhaps once one of his many singles takes off it'll translate into a sales boost.
Missy Elliott & Timbaland Spotted In The Studio
While we’ve been hearing about a comeback album from Missy Elliott for months, it now appears to be official in the works. Just a week after making her surprise appearance at the Super Bowl halftime performance, Missy Elliott decided to reunite with her longtime partner Timbaland, and hit the studio to cook up some new heat.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 6)
This week has been a mixed bag, which is unfortunate since it started off good. Missy Elliott came back, messed around and stole Iggy Azalea's Super Bowl performance. Will this put impetus on Missy E to put out a new album soon? One can hope.