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.
Top Tracks: February 29 - March 6
We got an extra day of February this year, and while there aren't quite as many brand new tracks on that week's top ten list as the one that preceded it, we still got over 50% turnover.
Rick Ross Calls Chris Rock "Cornball" Over Oscars Monologue
Rick Ross is in between albums since signing to Epic at the beginning of the new year, however he's still did some press during a recent stop in Washington, D.C., where he visited the radio show 93.9 Fam in the Morning.
Rick Ross Reportedly Indicted For Pistol-Whipping His Groundskeeper
Rick Ross has reportedly been indicted on several charges, including kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm while committing a crime. The indictment stems from a June 2015 incident in which he allegedly ushered Jonathan Zamudio, one of his groundskeepers, into a guesthouse at gunpoint and pistol-whipped him twice with a 9mm Glock.
Top Tracks: February 22 - February 28
Other than some resurfacing beefs (between Young Thug and The Game, and Rick Ross and Birdman, respectively) and the beginning of what is sure to be another drawn-out, highly-publicized Kanye West album rollout, it was a relatively quiet week, especially as far as full-length releases went.
Rick Ross' House Is Ridiculous
Rick Ross is a big man. It’s no surprise someone of his stature needs a very big house. The MMG head recently invited The Coveteur into his Atlanta house to explore his cavernous abode, and they took tons of pictures for us to drool over. The house includes 109 rooms and some truly massive closet space. The double doors to his home are emblazoned with large ‘R R’ lettering.
Top Tracks: January 25 - January 31
One month into 2016, and a whole lot of crazy shit has taken place in the hip-hop world.
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Release Stacked Album Featuring Drake, Future, & More
One of the respected names in the beat game, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League surprised fans this morning by releasing a new album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All containing 13 never-before-heard songs. The project is absolutely stacked with features; artists appearing on the album include Drake, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, T.I., Wale, R. Kelly, Jeremih, & Jeezy. Gotdamn.
Rick Ross Throws Shade At Birdman & Lil Wayne On Snapchat
Yesterday, news broke that the long-standing feud between father and son aka Birdman and Lil Wayne finally came to an agreeable ending.
Birdman On Lil Wayne: "This My Son, And I'mma Die For Him"
The Birdman v. Lil Wayne beef appears all but over. The duo appeared on stage last night at Club LIV in Miami, where Birdman attempted to pour his drink on Weezy less than six months ago. This time around, Birdman stood on stage and spoke to the crowd, brandishing a red solo cup with Wayne at his side.
Tony Yayo Jumps In On The Meek Mill/50 Cent Beef
Meek Mill dissed 50 Cent on his new 4/4 track "Gave Em Hope," and 50 clapped back quickly today by sharing several of the Internet's pettiest memes clowning the Philly rapper.
Meek Mill Disses 50 Cent On "Gave 'Em Hope"
Meek Mill finally dropped some new music tonight, and it came in the form of a 4-track EP titled 4/4.
Rick Ross Signs With Epic Records
Rick Ross is no longer a member of the Def Jam family. Earlier today, it was revealed that the MMG boss has signed a new deal with L.A. Reid and Epic Records.
50 Cent Takes Apparent Shot At Rick Ross: "I Will Have His HEAD"
50 Cent likes to have the final word. Just ask Vivica A. Fox, The Game, French Montana, Diddy, or anyone who's ever taken shots at the Queens rapper-turned-mogul -- it's not a question of if he'll clap back, but when.
Rick Ross Says He's "The Biggest L" 50 Cent Ever Took
Rick Ross recently sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone, where he touched on his reignited beef with 50 Cent, as well as his recent album Black Market (which he largely recorded while on house arrest last year), DJ Khaled's lost-at-sea excursion and more.
Rockie Fresh Shares "The Night I Went To..." Cover Art & Tracklist
Since announcing The Night I Went To... in November, MMG's Rockie Fresh has let loose a barrage of, each one hotttter than the next. Today, The Chicago rapper gets even closer to the project's release as he unveils the cover art and tracklist.
50 Cent Doesn't Want To Pay Rick Ross' Baby Mama $7 Million
50 Cent, who recently filed a lawsuit against Rick Ross for his use of "In Da Club," is now returning to another lawsuit in which Rozay is also entangled. As you're undoubtedly aware, 50 Cent was sued by Ross' baby mama Lastonia Leviston for releasing her sex tape online. A judge ruled that 50 had to pay up $7 million to Leviston, which is around the same time Fif filed for bankruptcy.
Lira Galore Confirms Split With Rick Ross
Rick Ross' and Lira Galore got engaged early in their relationship, but it didn't take long for things to get rocky.
Hottest Mixtapes Of 2015
This year, it became increasingly difficult to discern the difference between mixtapes and albums. When the year's bestselling rap release (Drake's If You're Reading This, It's Too Late) was announced as a "mixtape" but was immediately sold on iTunes, the waters become a little murky for everyone.
50 Cent Reportedly Suing Rick Ross Over "In Da Club" Sample
The 50 Cent/Rick Ross beef has produced numerous entertaining moments over the course of the last few months.