iLoveMakonnen's Twitter Hacked, Drake & Rihanna Dissed
Since some old Makonnen tweets came out of the woodwork a couple months back, it hasn't been clear whether or not the Atlanta newcomer and Drake are on good terms. Some speculated that Drizzy was distancing himself from Makonnen following some lines on IYRTITL that seemed to be directed toward a disloyal co-sign.
Met Gala 2015: Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna & More On The Red Carpet
Last night the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City hosted their annual Met Gala, inviting the wealthiest of people to converge on their red carpet in all sorts of haute couture.
Rap Industry Recap: April
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
Kanye West, Rihanna, Jack Sparrow & A Snake Showed Up To Travi$ Scott's Birthday
After doing a lot of production work for artists likes Kanye West and Jay Z, Travi$ Scott is very much establishing himself as a solo artist. The Houston rapper has earned a strong fanbase through his ad-lib heavy style, but much of his appeal also comes from his live show -- which is pretty much just one big party.
Rihanna Stars In First Ad Campaign For Puma
Moreso than ever, brands are looking for ambassadors that have a large reach on social media, and if you're looking for Instagram followings, you could do a hell of a lot worse than Rihanna. RiRi was named creative director of the clothing brand last year, but hadn't actually appeared in an official advertisement for the company until today. Decked out in all Puma everything, from her visor to her shoes, Rihanna should help Puma in its quest to compete in the recent resurgence of athletic leisure gear.
Top Tracks: April 20- April 26
Last week was a game changer at the top of the Top 100. After a few weeks of relative consistency, the Top Ten was washed out in a wave of new music. Keep track of how those songs are doing below. 10) The Game ft. Dej Loaf – Ryda
Rihanna Announced As Musical Guest For SNL Finale
Rihanna has released some new songs over the last few months, but each feels a bit like a false start to her album roll out. Of course, the LP is expected to be a surprise release, but the singles floating around have only made fans more anxious for any news on the tentatively titled R8.
Rihanna Shares New Song "James Joint" On Her Website
Better late than never! Rihanna invited us to stream a track called "James Joint" (which will be an interlude on her upcoming album) on her website, and although she says it's "in celebration of 420," it arrives on 4/21. A brief track, it's nevertheless intriguing, especially because it sounds much more organic and jazzy than most Rihanna songs. This is definitely a change of pace from "Bitch Better Have My Money" and "American Oxygen," and acts to further amp us up for #R8.
Rihanna Covers V Magazine
Another day, another Rihanna magazine cover. The pop singer just added yet another V Magazine cover to her endless array of fashion magazine covers (and non-fashion magazines alike). This one finds Rih Rih in familiar territory, meaning, topless and showing off her tanned physique.
Top Tracks: April 6- April 12
After a relatively stagnant few weeks, we’ve finally seen a shake-up at the top of our Top 100. Keep reading to see which tracks made it into the Top 10 of our Top 100 this past week. 10) Migos ft. Trinidad James – Stankin
Rihanna Shuts Down Claims She's Snorting Cocaine In Viral Video
Rihanna is a rock star, so news that she had partaken in cocaine use wouldn't exactly be surprising information, but what would be surprising is if she let herself be captured on camera in the act. A clip of RiRi partying with her friends made its way onto Instagram today, with many users jumping to the conclusion that Rihanna was snorting coke in the background.
10 Songs You Didn't Know The-Dream Wrote
More than perhaps anyone else this decade, Terius Nash (AKA The-Dream) has been R&B's go-to behind-the-scenes man. Although his solo career has attracted a ravenous, cultish following, The-Dream's biggest smash hits (and paychecks) have come courtesy of his songwriting. He's penned tracks for Rihanna, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige-- basically all of the most prominent female R&B singers since the '90s-- and even seen a few of them hit number one.
Top Tracks: March 30 - April 5
Our Top 100 updates every week with the newest and most-listened to tracks on HotNewHipHop. As of the charts closing this week, here's what readers were listening to. 10) T-Pain ft. Yo Gotti and Snootie Wild - Represent
Rihanna Shares New Single, "American Oxygen," Exclusively On TIDAL
The TIDAL exclusives continue to pour in, and Rihanna may have the biggest one yet. After performing her brand new single, "American Oxygen," last night at the March Madness festival, Rih has shared the studio version of teh song on Jay Z and company's new streaming service.Unlike the previous material we've seen from the TIDAL-affiliated artists, this a bonafide single premiere, rather than an intimate performance or piece of rare footage.
Houston Rapper Claims Rihanna "Jacked" "Bitch Better Have My Money" From Her
In an age when musicians can copyright phrases as commonplace as "this sick beat," we're bound to see an increase in the number of copyright infringement allegations levied against lyrics.
5 Things You Should Know About TIDAL
This TIDAL “hi-fidelity music streaming” thing is actually happening. Not formally acquainted? Well, allow me to introduce you. A group of 16 mega-star musicians and/or musically-inclined entertainers united in a noble effort this past Monday to launch a music streaming service that offers audiences music with CD-quality sound, videos and other "exclusive" content the way artists like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna originally intended to--for a fee of $19.99 a month, of course.
Jay Z Wants TIDAL To "Extend The Album Cycle" & Restore "Fair Trade" In Music
There was no way the announcement of TIDAL was going to go down without a surprise, but while plenty of people thought they had it figured out (an album drop from Rihanna or Kanye West), no one predicted the actual unveiling -- the huge cast of musicians who co-own the service.
Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole & More Announced As Owners Of TIDAL
While we didn't get any surprise releases, the TIDAL launch was not without its curveballs. They came out early as well, when the owner of the company was announced not just as Jay Z, but a huge collection of well known musicians from all different genres.Kanye, Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Jack White, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Rihanna, Usher, Alicia Keys, J. Cole, and Win and Regine from Arcade Fire were among the many announced, and after arranging themselves in a line across the stage, the musicians each signed a contract with the company.
Rihanna's 10 Hardest Hip Hop Tracks
The latest single off Rihanna’s upcoming album, “Bitch Better Have My Money” has jacked anticipation up to another level. The track is a hit that has been making noise through social media posts, tweets and conversations since she dropped a snippet just last week. Although it's performed by the Barbadian pop princess, it's heavily inspired by the hip hop tracks we all know and love. Along with acts like Omarion, Trey Songz and Chris Brown, Rihanna's music has helped the smooth sound of R&B/Pop grow to incorporate a substantial hip hop edge.
Top Tracks Of The Week: March 25 - March 30
Our Top 100 updates every week with the newest and most-listened to tracks on HotNewHipHop. As of the charts closing this week, here's what perked up enough ears to land in the Top 10. 10) Kirko Bangz ft. Ty Dolla Sign - In Her Lane