Forbes' 2015 "Hip-Hop Cash Princes" Include Migos, Young Thug, YG & More
Since 2007, Forbes has been profiling young rappers who are making major cash money. Each year, the magazine chooses a list of "Cash Princes" who they think could eventually become "Cash Kings", a more exclusive list that includes industry moguls like Diddy, Jay Z, and Dr. Dre. This year's Cash Princes are: Mike Will Made-It, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Mustard, Young Thug, Nipsey Hussle, Iggy Azalea, Ty Dolla $ign, Hit-Boy, YG, PartyNextDoor, and Kid Ink.
Curren$y To Release "Pilot Talk III" Via $100 USB Package
Taking a page out of Nipsey Hussle's very successful book, Curren$y is planning an unorthodox release strategy for his upcoming mixtape Pilot Talk III. In addition to releasing the tape for free online, the New Orleans rapper has made a $100 package (which includes the tape on a custom USB drive, an exclusive shirt and a look book) available for pre-order.
Nipsey Hussle & Yo Gotti Cover RESPECT Magazine
RESPECT magazine just unveiled their new cover for their 21st issue, and they've tapped two of hip-hop's street hustlers-turned-business men, Nipsey Hussle and Yo Gotti. The magazine will focus on how they turned their street savvyness into an CEO position. The issue will also feature content from Drake, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Nas and more.
Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Sold 60 Copies Of His $1000 Mixtape, "Mailbox Money"
Nipsey Hussle, we have to hand it to you, you're a marketing genius. After the L.A.
Samples Of The Week: January 15
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".
Samples Of The Week: January 8
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". This week, see who Nipsey Hussle, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
Nipsey Hussle Announces Official Release Date For "Mailbox Money" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
With a December release date previously announced for his next project, Mailbox Money, Nipsey took to twitter to announce the official release date for his upcomihng project, December 31st, making it possibly the last release of 2014.
Nipsey Hussle Explains Idea Behind "Mailbox Money"
Nipsey Hussle announced last week, to our surprise, that he has a new album in the works, "the album before the album." Mailbox Money would warm-up the fans for the long-awaited Victory Lap album from Nipsey.
Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Flatbush Zombies & More Share "Rap Monument" Verses [Update: YG & More Added]
A couple weeks back, "The Rap Monument" -- a project which recruited 30 rappers for one epic track -- was revealed. While we're still not sure when the NOISEY and Hennessey-sanctioned song will arrive, we do know that the record is produced by Hudson Mohawke and S-Type, engineered by Nick Hook, and will feature verses from the likes of Pusha T, Danny Brown, Raekown, Action Bronson, and many more.
Nipsey Hussle Reveals Art For New Album "Mailbox Money" [Update: Hard Copies Will Be Sold For $1000]
Although we haven't received an update on the long-awaited/long-delayed Victory Lap album from Nipsey Hussle, it is supposed to arrive in 2015. Whatever the case may be with that album, Nipsey is prepping another album to drop before Victory Lap, called Mailbox Money. The rapper revealed the artwork today.
Nipsey Hussle Arrested For "Obstructing A Peace Officer"
Nipsey Hussle was scheduled to play at the first Los Angeles version of Jay Z's "Made In America" festival today, but now his performance is in question. Last night, the rapper was arrested in a clothing store for obstructing a policeman who was trying to arrest another man who was suspected of a probation violation.
Nipsey Hussle Hits Studio With Big K.R.I.T.
While it remains unclear just how far away (or how close) Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap is, we at least know that he's in the studio putting in work for it. Today Nip took to his Facebook page to share a photo of a studio session with fellow rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T.
Nipsey Hussle Compares "Victory Lap" To "Bullets Ain't Got No Names Vol. 2" & "The Marathon"
Nipsey Hussle made his way from the West Coast to New Jersey last weekend in order to grace the Summer Jam Festival Village stage. Although the rapper is by no means a newcomer at this point, we've still yet to receive a debut album from Nip. Victory Lap has been in the works for some time, and now the "Crenshaw" tour is out of the way it sounds like Nipsey is going full force with Victory Lap.
Nipsey Hussle Discusses NFL "N-Word" Ban With Larry King
Nipsey Hussle stopped by Larry King Now to discuss an NFL rule banning the use of the N-Word from the league. Joined by Ryan Ford (Cashmere Agency's Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer), Jimmie Lee Solomon (former MLB executive), Chester Pitts (former NFL player) and, of course, host Larry King, the west coast rapper expressed his feelings on the word's usage, if anyone has a right to use it and when the usage is appropriate.
Nipsey Hussle Speaks On Upcoming Debut Album, Calls It "Epic"
After releasing his highly successful Crenshaw mixtape for $100 a pop, Nipsey Hussle is gearing up for Victory Lap, his debut album that will most likely be sold for a more reasonable price. In a new interview with XXL, Hussle spoke on the new project:
15 Of The Best Rapper Capsule Collections
Theres no way to deny it, we are currently living in a time in which streetwear reigns supreme. Through recent years streetwear has evolved, not only taking a more fashion-forward approach but opening up doors for musicians, especially rappers, to slide through, leaving an imprint not only musically but aesthetically.
Nipsey Hussle Creates Custom "Crenshaw" Uniforms For Fatburger
Nipsey Hussle's Crenshaw movement was definitely a successful one, he sold plenty of copies of his $100 album, which was also available for free download, and continued the movement with a "Crenshaw" tour.
Arrest Warrant Issued For Nipsey Hussle
Nipsey Hussle skipped out on a court date which stemmed from a 2012 arrest for driving with a suspended license, and now an arrest warrant has been issued for the West Coast rapper. Nipsey has been staying out of trouble with the law in recent times, promoting his "Crenshaw" tour leaks and creating anticipation for Victory Lap, so let's hope he resolves this issue quickly.
Samples Of The Week: January 30
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."
Shots Fired During Nipsey Hussle Concert [Update: Nipsey Releases Official Statement Denying Involvement]
As broken by AllHipHop, the Chicago stop on Nipsey Hussle's ongoing "Proud 2 Pay" tour took a violent turn when shots were fired near his tour bus. It's also been reported that Nipsey's friend and collaborator Rimpau was stabbed in the chest and taken to hospital with a punctured lung. Six shots were fired in total. So far, there've been no arrests. That's all the information we have for now. Stay tuned for updates.