BTS Photos: Rick Ross And K. Michelle's "If They Knew" Video
The day before Halloween, Rick Ross let loose a track from his forthcoming album Hood Billionaire called "If They Knew." Also featuring K. Michelle, the song saw Rozay slowing things down for a bit of relationship talk. Now, a video's on the way. Take a look at BTS pictures, shared on both artists' Instagrams, above.
Rick Ross Reveals Cover Art For "Hood Billionaire" [Update: Tracklist With Features Revealed]
Rick Ross has wasted no time in getting into the Hood Billionaire promo, and really, he doesn't have any time to waste considering it drops on November 24th.
Review: Stalley's "Ohio"
Rick Ross and the Maybach Music Group have taken their time with Stalley. Signed in 2011, the same year as Meek Mill and Wale (who were almost immediately launched in to mainstream eyes), the MC is just getting a proper debut album released.
Rick Ross Covers Urban Ink Magazine
Rick Ross is one of the many heavily-tatted rappers in the game, it seems to be a right of passage when it comes to rapping. The MMG boss connected with Urban Ink once again to put all his tattoos on display, and discuss some of them in detail. His go-to tattoo artist Lordgyn “Gino” Belizaire is also interviewed for their Holiday issue. For the cover of Urban Ink magazine, we see a close-up shot of Ross as he's blowing smoke out of his mouth. Peep the cover above, as well as another shot from the Urban Ink shoot.
Samples Of The Week: October 2
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 Ab-Soul, OnCue and Rick Ross & Stalley sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
BTS Photos: Rick Ross & R. Kelly's "Keep Doing That (Rich Chick)" Video Shoot
With the announcement of Rick Ross' new album, Hood Billionaire, also came the news of a single set to feature R. Kelly. We don't know when "Keep Doing That (Rich Chick)" will be released, but today we got some behind the scenes photos from the video shoot, which you can view in the gallery above.
Rick Ross Shares Pictures Of Meek Mill In Jail
Right now, we don't know exactly when Meek Mill will be freed from jail (where he's serving time for a probation violation), but at least the MMG rapper looks happy in new pictures shared on Twitter by Rick Ross. Yesterday, Meek's label boss posted two photos of Meek in the clink, adding that the Philly MC was "almost at the Door." View both tweets below, and photos in the gallery above.
Rick Ross Announces "Hood Billionaire" Release Date, New Single With R. Kelly
Rick Ross has wasted no time in getting back into the studio following the release of Mastermind, he's already got an entire album complete and he's starting to promote it hard. Today Rozay reveals he's locked down a release date of November 24th for Hood Billionaire, choosing the same day as Eminem's SHADY XV compilation.
Stream Luke James' Self-Titled Album
On September 23rd, relative newcomer Luke James will release his self-titled debut album, and a week ahead of time, he's made the whole project available for streaming on his YouTube channel. Featuring an assist from Rick Ross on the single "Options," the tracklist is below.
Rick Ross To Drop First Single Off New Album "Hood Billionaire" Today
While his MMG label mate Meek Mill is currently locked up and thus, has suffered an album pushback, Rick Ross is readying his own album roll out. The MMG bawse took to Twitter to tease fans that the first single off his upcoming new album would arrive today. Ricky Rozay used the hastag #HOODBILLIONAIRE, which could very well be the single title, the album title, or just a hashtag he felt like using.
Rick Ross Confirms Meek Mill Album Delay
Although we all could've guessed that Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money wasn't going to drop anytime near its scheduled September 2nd release date after he went to prison, Rick Ross has come forward to confirm that, albeit nearly one week after the previously-scheduled date. In a statement released to MTV, Rozay wrote the following concerning his MMG comrade:
Top Tracks Of The Week: August 11-17
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. Once again, this particular feature is cataloging the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
Meek Mill Likely To Remain In Jail Until September [Update: Meek Mill Denied Parole, Will Remain In Jail Until October]
Earlier this month, it was reported that Meek Mill had been sentenced to 3 to 6 months in county jail, following a probation violation. Rick Ross, the head of Meek Mill's label, Maybach Music Group, cleared things up shortly thereafter, suggesting that the jail time would likely consist of only a few weeks.
French Montana, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross Have Recorded A Song Called "Gucci Mane"
French Montana is currently preparing his sophomore album, Mac & Cheese, and in a new interview with Billboard, he's explained what we can expect from the new record. According to French, he's very much taking the direction of the album into his own hands this time around.
T.I. Says Jeezy, Rick Ross, Pharrell, The-Dream, Lil Boosie And More Are On "Paperwork"
Though T.I.'s been in the news more this year for his disagreements with Floyd Mayweather than his actual music, the release of his next album, Paperwork, will surely change that. In a new interview with Bootleg Kev, T.I. speaks on the upcoming project and reveals a star-studded guest list.
Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, DMX And More To Play Def Jam 30th Anniversary Concert
Earlier this summer, The Source announced a huge hip-hop concert, set to hit Brooklyn's Barclay's Center on September 20th, and now Def Jam has one occurring less than a month later at the same venue.
Rick Ross Recruits Fabolous, Big K.R.I.T. & Mase For "Supreme" Remix
At the beginning of August Rick Ross let go the official music video for "Supreme", the Scott Storch-produced record off Ross' last album Mastermind. Although Mastermind hasn't performed as well as some of his other releases on the Billboard 200 (at the end of June total sales for the LP had reached 362,000 units), Ross is about to give it another push with an upcoming remix of "Supreme."
Pharrell, Tyler, The Creator, Mac Miller, Rick Ross & More To Perform At Camp Flog Gnaw
In a press release from today, Odd Future has announced the line up for their upcoming annual Camp Flog Gnaw carnival. Of course you can expect some of the OFWGKTA members to be performing, as well as some of their friends. One such friend happens to be Pharrell Williams, who will headline the event.
Rick Ross Speaks On Meek Mill/Wale Conflict
The other week things seemed precarious within Maybach Music Group, as Meek Mill publicly outed Wale for what he saw as a lack of support on his upcoming LP Dreams Worth More Than Money. Of course, Wale had his own side of the story to share, which he did via Instagram later that same day.
Top 10: Rappers Bodied On Their Own Shit
Guest features have been an important part of hip hop throughout its history, and have become increasingly popular in recent years. It's a great way for artists to cross promote between each other's fan bases, as well as give each track a signature shakeup for a verse or two. The only problem with letting other rappers spit, is once in a while they body you on your own shit. See what I did there? Here's 10 of the best times it happened, with a few that just missed the cut.