MTV VMAs: Top Hip-Hop Moments
The MTV Video Music Awards are upon us. The popular cable network has definitely changed drastically over the years - putting its once eponymous ‘Music’ on the backburner. Their flagship award ceremony acts a nice bit of nostalgic entertainment for the channel, still a celebration of the year in music.
Universal Denies Rumors Of Snoop Dogg & Tupac-centric Sequel To "Straight Outta Compton"
With the introduction of a few familiar faces in the film's final third, it seemed inevitable that Straight Outta Compton would spawn some sort of spin-off that followed the likes of Snoop Dogg and Tupac.
Daz Dillinger Says There Will Be A "Straight Outta Compton" Sequel Focusing On Tupac & Snoop Dogg
Very soon after a huge weekend for "Straight Outta Compton," it's become apparent that the film will set off a wave of additional rap biopics in Hollywood. The film has proven to studio executives that the genre can in fact be more profitable than, say, the movie "Notorious" was, and now rappers seem to be clamoring to get their stories told on the big screen.
The Best Food-Related Rap Lyrics Of All Time
Rap has an long-running obsession with food. Even "Rapper's Delight' couldn't resist speaking about grub, and when Wonder Mike dropped these words on the eighth verse of the pinnacle track, it opened up a lane that hasn't shut down since... "I mean the macaroni's soggy, the peas are mushed, and the chicken tastes like wood" While this plate doesn't sound entirely appetizing, sometimes rappers describe five-star culinary experiences. Like when Biggie introduced us to his favorite breakfast: "a t-bone steak, cheese, eggs, and Welch's grape."
8 Rappers Who Had Their Careers Ruined By Diss Tracks
Some of the more brutal memes that sprung up in the wake of Drake's Meek Mill diss tracks were the ones shouting "R.I.P." or insinuating that Meek's career was dead. With a recent number one album, a good record deal and (most importantly) a ton of talent, Meek doesn't seem like he's going anywhere anytime soon, but people claiming that "diss songs can't ruin careers" in the wake of "Back To Back" are somewhat off the mark.
Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
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.
Snoop Dogg's Money Seized After Attempting To Travel With $400k In Cash
Snoop Dogg hasn't had the best luck with the law recently. The rapper was briefly brought into police custody in Sweden, before being released last week, and now he's had some trouble at Italian customs.
Snoop Dogg Arrested In Sweden, Suspects Racial Profiling
Snoop Dogg just had a terrible time in Sweden, enough that he claims he'll never be back in the country again. After performing a show, Snoop was apparently pulled over by police, later being brought into custody where he was drug tested.According to Snoop, he came out clean, and was arrested for no reason whatsoever. The rapper was able to record a series of Instagram videos throughout the process, blasting the Swedish police for racial profiling.
10 Rappers Who Have Used Ghostwriters
Early yesterday morning, Meek Mill revealed to the world that Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O." was co-written by a guy named Quentin Miller.
How Hip Hop Has Reacted To The Bill Cosby Scandal
The Bill Cosby saga continued over the weekend when the New York Times uncovered additional deposition transcripts in which the comedian presented himself as an "unapologetic, cavalier playboy, someone who used a combination of fame, apparent concern and powerful sedatives in a calculated pursuit of young women." Since Barbara Bowman's November 2014
What’s New In Battle Rap (July 10)
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the case, we’re here to keep you updated on all things battle rap. Now is a great time to join the culture.
Daz Dillinger Hints At Tha Dogg Pound Sequel To N.W.A. Movie
Upcoming N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" will have a sequel based on Tha Dogg Pound, said Daz Dillinger in a recent interview with VladTV. Daz said the sequel is tentatively called "DPG For Life."
Natural Born Hustlers: Top 5 Rapper CEOs
The rap game is filled with natural born hustlers, that much is undeniable. It is truly astonishing, looking at how so many MCs, since the inception of the genre itself, have successfully used hip-hop as a platform to become titans of multiple industries. Even though Jay Z (spoiler alert: he’s on this list) was the one who coined the phrase “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man,” he has not been the only rapper to make it a reality.
Snoop Dogg Back In The Studio With Dr. Dre
Snoop Dogg posted an Instagram picture Wednesday of him and Dr. Dre in the studio, confirming that the rapper-producer duo that made Doggystyle, "Nuthin But A G Thang," and "Still D.R.E." is once again in business. “Guess who bAcc,” wrote Tha Doggfather, followed by shining stars, a microphone, explosions, a gun, and a stack of cash in emoji form.
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
Snoop Dogg Wants To Be Twitter's New CEO
Yesterday Twitter's CEO, Dick Costolo, announced that he'd be stepping down from his position at the company. In the interim, Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chairman, will take the role of CEO, however they are in need of a permanent replacement.
Snoop Dogg Is Suing To Get A Piece Of Colt 45's Brand Value
You may remember Snoop Dogg's endorsement of Colt 45's fruit flavored beverage, Blast, but according to the rapper, the deal went a little further than advertising. Snoop is now suing Pabst Brewing Co., arguing that his deal entitled him to 10% of Colt 45's net value upon selling. Pabst was sold for $700 million dollars in November 2014, but apparently, Snoop never got a check.
N.W.A To Reunite For Performance In L.A.
The story of one of rap's most important crews, N.W.A, will be told on the big screen this summer. To celebrate the biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," the veteran rap group will reunite on stage for the first time in 26 years.