Future is pretty busy as of late between being one of rap's next big things and fathering a child with the wonderful Ciara. However, he still found time to sit down with the British DJ, Westwood, to spare some words about some of the exciting artists he has had the chance to work with as of late.
Kanye West is in the middle of the second leg of his ambitious Yeezus tour, but he's apparently not ready to wrap it up just yet. Once Yeezy is through with his current string of dates, he'll be heading down under for five more shows.
Pitchfork's annual festival is usually more on the indie side than the rap side, but nonetheless they tend to incorporate a bit of hip-hop into the line-up. This year the festival has announced that Kendrick Lamar is headlining, as are Beck and Neutral Milk Hotel.
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
Future is set to reveal the artwork and release date for his sophomore effort, Honest this week, and it looks like he'll be pairing the announcement with a new street single. Revealing the artwork on Instagram, Future Hendrix has got a pretty star-studded crew track on its way.
When used properly, ad-libs can really accelerate the popularity of an artist. Just ask Big Sean or 2 Chainz. These between-the-lines phrases are designed to hype up listeners, adding extra energy to their verses. Ad-libs tend to be funny, serious, or flat-out ridiculous.
Many emcees (especially those in the limelight) display an appreciation for the finer things in life, and art is no exception. Although a less common source of inspiration, you will catch the occasional fine art reference in rap music, Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" being only the most recent example.
After much back and forth speculation, we finally have official and decisive word that a Clipse reunion is NOT happening. No Malice spoke with FADER today, clearing the air on any rumors concerning a new album from the Virginia duo.
The other week Pusha T announced some Canadian tour dates, but he hasn't forgotten about his American and European fans either. Today we receive tour dates for both, which will pick up where the Canadian tour dates left off.
There's been much confusion over whether or not Clipse are currently working on a new project. A rumor began circulating last week that Pusha T and No Malice were hitting the studio with The Neptunes, but there have been mixed reports from the rapping brothers themselves.
Pusha T has written some classic material with the Neptunes in the past, but while Pharrell has been putting in work this year (including some stuff on Pusha's MNIMN), Chad Hugo was nowhere to be found.
2 Chainz is still working on pushing his sophomore album, B.O.A.T.S. II: #METime, and in an effort to give it an extra push he's announced a new solo tour, the "2 Good 2 Be T.R.U." tour, for which he'll bring along Pusha T, August Alsina and Cap 1.
Pusha T finally released his debut album this year, but it hasn't stopped people asking about another Clipse project. In a new interview with Zane Lowe, the GOOD music rapper spoke of the current status of the duo, his brother's hesitations, and Kanye West and Pharell's offers to craft the album.
Kanye West has been known to go on a rant from time to time, and it isn't only when he has a large audience. Pusha T was asked about 'Ye's rants and says the G.O.O.D. Music honcho will often go on rants behind closed doors.
Pusha T has always valued his street cred. From the early days of Clipse, Malice and Push's primary topic was always their drug-dealing pasts, and unlike his brother, Pusha has maintained that approach.
Nothing too big transpired on the charts this week when it comes to hip-hop. That's not to say there weren't hip-hop releases-- there most definitely were, however, none could top Drake's Nothing Was The Same at #4 on the Billboard 200.
This week everyone's favorite dope boy Pusha T finally made his Charts debut, with My Name Is My Name. The album, which has been praised highly by most, managed a #4 debut, selling on the lower-end of the projected amount, with 75k.
This week's numbers are in, some more impressive than others. Pusha T's long-awaited debut, My Name Is My Name came in just under expectations, but still managed to put some "Numbers On The Boards" with 74,610 units, though unfortunately not enough to edge Drake out of the number 3 spot.
Pusha T said in an interview that he had the best album of the year. On top of that he said that he had the best production. The audience rating on our site's review of this album at an outstanding 93%.
The projections have arrived for Pusha T's new album My Name Is My Name. Pusha estimated in a previous interview he'd do 100k, although he said he wouldn't be disappointed if he did less-- which is a good thing 'cause it looks like he won't quite reach 100,000.
With Pusha T's new album My Name Is My Name finally on shelves and the internet, the rapper visited the Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 to continue promoting the LP. Pusha has been saying for awhile now that he has the best album of the year, and during his interview he talks about the bold claim.
Pusha T is gearing up for a big week, with the official release of My Name Is My Name tomorrow. The rapper's debut solo effort has been a long time in the making, from the first announcement that the album was coming, to the many delays that the fans experienced.