Juicy J Announces "Rubba Band Business: The Tour" With Belly
Starting in January 2017, Juicy J will set out on tour in support of Rubba Band Business: The Album, which will be the follow-up to 2013's Stay Trippy. Opening for the Juice Man on "Rubba Band Business: The Tour" will be another man who likes to stay trippy, the XO and Roc Nation rapper/singer known as Belly, who hails from Ottawa. The tour is confined to the U.S., though it covers most of the country. Beginning in Phoenix on Jan. 26 and ending in Milwaukee on Mar.
Stream Berner's Album "Hempire"
Bay Area resident, Taylor Gang repper/rapper, and #CookiesKing Berner finally comes through today with his anticipated album Hempire. The album's singles have been top-notch, and we expect nothing less than greatness from the entire thing. Hempire is 18 tracks long with an impressive list of features: Snoop Dogg, B-Real, Wiz Khalifa, Mistah FAB, Cozmo, Smiggz, K. Camp. Lil' Kim, Quez, Atmosphere, Young Dolph, Project Pat, Maejor, Strap, and Freeze.
Staff Picks Playlist (March 11)
When it's been an extra long week, chances are you haven't been able to peep all the new music that has dropped over the past seven days. A few months into 2016, and the ever-fruitful genre of hip-hop continues to supply the goods, week after week. Lucky for you, keeping track of the constant flood of all that's hot and new is our job, and we've rounded up the best tunes of last week in an easy, cohesive playlist that's available to stream below.
Behind The Beat: Ricky Racks
Ricky Racks is still new to the game, though he's made a big impact with a few of his recent productions, most notably "Best Friend," the only single taken off Young Thug's already beloved Slime Season mixtape series. It's often said about many Thug tracks, but "Best Friend" really doesn't sound like anything else out there.
Stream King Chip's New "CleveLAfornia" Album
A couple of days ago, we shared King Chip's "Fat Raps 3," featuring Big Sean, Curren$y, Chuck Inglish, and Earlly Mac. The same lineup, minus Mac, appeared on the original "Fat Raps," which dropped six years ago. "Fat Raps 3" appears on Chip's new album, CleveLAfornia, which was originally only available on Amazon but can now be streamed below, via Spotify.
Project Pat Reveals Why Juicy J Is No Longer Working With Three 6 Mafia [Update: DJ Paul Responds]
Fans of Memphis' Three 6 Mafia were undoubtedly excited back in 2013 when DJ Paul announced that five of the original six members would be reuniting for a series of new releases. Rebranded as Da Mafia 6ix, the group's mixtape 6IX Commandments--and the more recent Hear Some Evil--featured a return to their horrorcore roots. Despite this back to basics approach, many fans were disappointed to hear that Juicy J would no longer be appearing as an official member of the crew.