Rick Ross Sues LMFAO Over Copyright Infringement
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, it seems Ricky Rozay & Jermaine "Mayne Zayne" Jackson (half of the producer duo The Runners) are suing Pop/EDM duo LMFAO for copyright infringement concerning their 2010 single "Party Rock Anthem." A lawsuit filed in a Florida federal court states that the chorus of the track includes "a direct interpolation" of the hook from Ross' 2006 single "Hustlin'", that being the lyric "every day I'm shufflin'".
Hip-Hop's New Year's Eve: Rappers Celebrate 2014
As we continue to recover from New Year's Eve festivities, memories from the evening are slowly coming back to us. Despite how hype you believe your night was, it probably can't compare to the level at which the rap game's elite partied. From Rihanna's elaborate New York City penthouse bash to Diddy's star-studded party at the Versace mansion in Miami, no one turns up quite like the urban community. Click through the galleries to see how some of your favorite artists rang in the near year.
Hottest Singles Of 2013
Another stellar year for hip-hop. As the digital market continued to flourish, singles did accordingly. From Chicago trap to New York boom-bap to Houston trill, it’s all here. Not only were the year’s top singles diverse, but their marketing tactics were unique as well (take Kanye’s “New Slaves”, for example).
Rick Ross Reveals Artwork For Jay Z-Featured Single "The Devil Is A Lie" [Update: Track Drops Today, New Art Revealed]
After announcing the delay of his new album Mastermind few weeks ago, Rick Ross decided to tease fans Tuesday night by revealing the artwork for his highly anticipated first single “The Devil Is A Lie” featuring Jay Z. Taking to Instagram/Twitter, Rozay retweeted the single’s artwork along with the caption: “Biggest record you'll ever hear in your life. Stay tuned.” Lets just hope that by “stay tuned”, Rozay means any day now. Artwork done by DJ Sean Mac. Check out the artwork in the gallery above. Thoughts on it?
Lupe Fiasco Reveals Features For "Tetsuo & Youth," Praises Joey Bada$$
Lupe Fiasco has been in the news for some bizarre reasons this year-- from getting a tomato thrown at him, to writing a mystery novel on Twitter, so it's always good to hear some updates about his music.
16 People Rick Ross Thinks He Is
Rick Ross has a well-documented case of multiple personality disorder. Sure, plenty of rappers compare themselves to athletes, characters, and mobsters, but Rozay takes it to a whole new level. From his rap name, to his song titles, to his recurring "I think I'm..." punchlines, Ross is always looking for new personas to take on.
Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec. 2-8
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 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Rick Ross, Jay Z, Future, and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
Rick Ross Speaks On Delay Of "Mastermind"
Rick Ross' Mastermind album has received a push-back, which may not come as a surprise as the MMG rapper is often in the habit of delaying his projects. That being said, he did deliver a nice little compilation, MMG Priorities Vol. 1, for fans at the beginning of the week, along with a "No Games" remix.
Wale Tells Us How To Reject Women Like Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo has been a mainstay reference for rappers since the 90s. Usually rappers are talking about how big they are, on the block, or how their money is "long like Mutombo." The NBA legend has seen a post-playing career resurgence of late as his trademark blocking prowess followed by his signature finger waving were used in a viral GEIKO commercial.
Rick Ross Reveals Art For "No Games" Remix, It Features Meek Mill & Wale
Rick Ross has been consistently tweeting about a "No Games" remix for several days now. He finally dropped the single art, revealing that fellow MMG rappers Meek Mill and Wale will be on the remix. He also revealed the remix is dropping tomorrow. Peep the single art above, and check back tomorrow for the remix. Mastermind coming December 17th.
Rick Ross Will Appear On Lady Gaga & R. Kelly's "Do What U Want" Remix
Lady Gaga has been invading the hip hop world lately. Between featuring Too Short, Twista, and T.I. on her new album, and her recent flirtations with Chief Keef, she's just about pulled a Miley.
Meek Mill To Hold "Dreamchasers Thanksgiving" In Philadelphia
Meek Mill has much to be thankful for. The MMG rapper just released one of the biggest mixtapes of the year, as well as contributing a number of verses to his crew's successful Self Made Vol. 3 compilation. Meek has thus taken the opportunity to help out those less fortunate than him this week, holding a turkey giveaway in his hometown of Philly.
Rick Ross Covers The Source Magazine [Update: Pusha T Covers The Source]
Rick Ross nabs yet another cover, following that of RESPECT magazine, Rozay also pops up on The Source magazine's new issue. For The Source's October/November issue, Ross rocks a blue fur coat and gets interviewed by Shaheem Reid. Rozay discusses his success in the game, you can check out a quote from the interview below.
Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz & More Discuss The Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers"
It's hard to believe, but the Wu-Tang Clan's classic debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers dropped 20 years ago today, on November 9th, 1993. It reached platinum status in 1995, and in 2003, was ranked #386 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. As a means of commemorating the project, MTV spoke with multiple artists about the influence it had on them.
Rick Ross Hits The Studio With Bobby Womack For "Maybach Music 5"
Rick Ross has been all over the place promoting his upcoming December release, Mastermind. He's already revealed a Jay Z collaboration is on the LP, and now he's been in the studio with another legend, singer Bobby Womack.
Rick Ross Covers RESPECT Magazine
Rick Ross has been popping up just about everywhere lately, with his "Mastermind" tour kicking off in a week's time. We see him once more on the cover of RESPECT. Rozay lands the front cover of RESPECT magazine's upcoming issue, which hits news stands on November 19th. Peep the cover in the gallery above. [via RapRadar]
Rick Ross Calls "Mastermind" A "Masterpiece," Details Jay Z Collaborations
Rick Ross is getting ready to release his new album, Mastermind, on December 17th, and he's certainly confident in the project. The MMG leader had some big statements about the upcoming project, as well as his single with Jay Z, which is set to drop any day now, in his interview with The Breakfast Club.
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Rick Ross Samples Biggie, Recalls Attempted Shooting On Track From "Mastermind"
Rick Ross is feelin' like Biggie. The MMG bawse recently held a small listening session for a couple of tracks from his upcoming LP, Mastermind, which revealed some interesting details about the project. Rozay previewed songs such as “Ultimate Price,” and “Francis Ford Coppola,” but the most notable track played was one that channelled the spirit of the late Notorious B.I.G.
Rick Ross Clarifies Reebok Situation
Everyone remembers the controversy that surrounded one particular lyrics in Rick Ross' "U.O.E.N.O," which resulted in the MMG rapper being dropped from his sponsorship for Reebok. The talk has finally calmed down, and we've actually seen Ross sporting Reebok gear in his videos, which had many wondering if he's in the process of working things out with the company. Rozay sat down with MTV to speak on the situation with himself and the shoe company.