Top Tracks: December 7 - December 13
We're quickly approaching the holidays, which means the year-end lists are in full effect. While many of us are looking back at the abundance of great music that's dropped over the past 50 weeks, some of our favorite rappers are showing no signs of showing down. Shortly after dropping his Black Friday remix package with Kendrick Lamar, J.
Review: Rick Ross' "Black Market"
Rick Ross has made a career off directly opposing the idea of rap as reality, painting gangster tales with strokes so broad and bold that the final product seemed exaggerated even before we learned of his past as a corrections officer. This approach was novel for a while, producing the brilliantly mafioso'd Deeper Than Rap and the unrepentant, trap-popularizing swagger of Teflon Don, but when we arrived at two more full-lengths last year, Rozay seemed winded.
First Week Sales For G-Eazy, Rick Ross, Curren$y, & Kid Cudi
G-Eazy took home the top-selling hip-hop album this week. According to HDD, his sophomore album When It's Dark Out moved 93,000 units and 97k sales-plus-streaming (SPS), well ahead of Rick Ross' Black Market, which moved 57k units SPS. Curren$y's Canal St Confidential sold 18k units SPS, narrowly ahead of Kid Cudi's Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven, which sold 15k.
50 Cent Clowns Rick Ross For "Black Market" Sales Numbers
50 Cent's trollishness is reaching dizzying heights in 2015. His most recent effort -- taking shots at his favorite target Rick Ross and clowning the Black Market album sales numbers.
The Rick Ross Holiday Gift Guide
With the release of Black Market, Rick Ross laced us with a whole new set of luxury raps over rich production. Amidst his boss-level kingpin talk, Ross peppers the tracks with material possessions that are usually reserved for the financially elite.
Top Tracks: November 30 - December 6
We got a wealth of new music last Friday, and, indeed, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and Jeremih all added tracks off their new albums to this week's Top 10. Lyrically-minded fans are still reeling from the week before, though, when Kendrick and Cole exchanged remixes. Both "Black Friday" tracks comfortably stuck around for this week's Top 10.
Rick Ross Is Waiting To See If He'll End Up On Kanye West's "SWISH"
Rick Ross released his Black Market LP this week, which is his fifth full-length project in the last two years. On top of always keeping up an enviable volume of solo material, Rozay continues to be ever-present as a featured artist. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, he shared his personal favorite guest verse that he's done, and it shouldn't surprise anyone.
Rick Ross, Kid Cudi & G-Eazy's First Week Sales Projections Are In
We're only one day into the sales week, but we already have an idea of what the final numbers will be looking like. With Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and G-Eazy going head-to-head, it was sure to be an interesting one, and looking at the estimations, it's should be a surprising turnout.
Rick Ross & Lira Galore Pose Together For Paper Magazine
For a minute there, it seemed as though Rick Ross and Lira Galore/Mercer's relationship was finished, as rumors circulated that Rozay had called off their engagement. Whatever went down there, it seems they're back on track to get married.
Listen To Rick Ross' New Album "Black Market"
Ricky Rozay has definitely been in the giving spirit this Holiday season. Last week, the MMG bawse dropped off a little warmup tape called #RenzelRemixes to get us ready for his eighth studio album Black Market, which was just made available for purchase on iTunes at midnight.
Rick Ross Doesn't Respect Birdman's Treatment Of Lil Wayne
Rick Ross returned to The Breakfast Club this morning, as a last bit of promo before his album Black Market impacts tomorrow. He also had a burst of promo this week when his "Color Money" song leaked, purveying disses to Drake and perhaps Lil Wayne or Birdman depending how you take the lyrics.
Over The Hill: Rappers Turning 40 In 2016
Rap is traditionally a young man's sport. Generally speaking, the 'greatest albums of all time' were put out by youngsters. As rappers age, their albums usually become duller than the early work they're best known for. Almost every rapper has fallen victim to this trend.
ICYMI: Rick Ross Throws Shade At Drake On "Color Money"
As you may have seen yesterday, Rick Ross released a new record off the upcoming Black Market album, "Color Money." With the album arriving in two days time, some extra hype is always nice, so it may be strategic that this latest leak takes a few shots at Drake. Then again, it was a leak that's since been taken down, so it could be inadvertent. Either way, it's got people talking.
Rick Ross' Baby Mama Upset With How Much 50 Cent's Lawyers Are Spending
Rick Ross' baby mama, Lastonia Leviston, won a $7 million judgement against Fif in court this past July, a few days prior to 50 filing for bankruptcy. The judgement came after a legal battle between the two, centering around 50's purported release of the Leviston's sex tape online.
Rick Ross Reveals Tracklist For “Renzel Remixes”
Continuing with the madness that is today’s big releases, Ricky Rozay is about to drop off his new mixtape, Renzel Remixes, in the next couple hours. But before he does so, the MMG bawse decided to share the official tracklist with us ahead of time first.
Rick Ross Covers The Source
Rick Ross just dropped off a new leak from Black Market, "Crocodile Python," which coincides with the album pre-order becoming available for Black Market, as well as his new magazine cover of The Source's holiday issue.
Rick Ross Claims To Be One Of The Biggest Ghostwriters In Rap
Rick Ross just got off house arrest, and while he's happy to be a free man, the time spent in seclusion gave him a lot of time to reflect -- ultimately inspiring the material for his upcoming studio album Black Market. In a new interview with Time magazine, the MMG bawse talked about one of the records that was inspired by this introspective time in his life, the sure-to-be informative "Ghostwriter," which will find him musing on being one of the biggest writers in the business (we knew he did some stuff for Diddy, but otherwise this is news to us).
Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 4" Is Coming At The End Of December
Yesterday, Meek Mill shared the artwork to Dreamchasers 4 and said that the mixtape was coming "very soon." Though Meek hasn't offered a release date, Rick Ross recently revealed to DJ Skee that DC4 is coming at the end of December, after Ross' own album, Black Market, which is set for release on December 4.
Rick Ross Will Release "Renzel Remixes" Tape On Thanksgiving
Today, Rick Ross dropped yet another remix, freestyling over 2Pac's "Starin Thru My Rearview." Rozay also announced that the new track will appear on an upcoming mixtape, Renzel Remixes, which will be out on Thanksgiving, joining the ranks of Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, and Ross' biggest rival, 50 Cent
Rick Ross Reveals "Black Market" Tracklist
Rick Ross' Black Dollar mixtape was a welcome return to the pop-minded elegance of Deeper Than Rap, a decided u-turn from much of the more energetic street rap Rozay had gravitated towards following "B.M.F." From the sounds of the singles, Ross' next studio album Black Market seemed like it may follow suit, and with the announcement of the tracklist today, the hunch has been all but confirmed.