9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
Here Are The Samples ScHoolboy Q Used On "Blank Face LP"
ScHoolboy Q might be a synesthetic -- he sees sounds in color. Kendrick Lamar's GKMC is purple and yellow, he's said. His own albums have been black and grey, as reflected in their cover art.
Check Out The Full Tracklist For Snoop Dogg's Upcoming "Cool Aid" Album
One week ago Snoop Dogg shared the cover art to his upcoming album Cool Aid. It hearkens back to the artwork for his earlier releases, using an illustrated style and featuring the Doggfather himself in canine form. Now we have the full 20-song tracklist to share.
Kanye West & Dr. Dre To Appear On DMX's Next Album
It seems that there has been a renewed interest in the career of DMX after two of his classic songs were sampled on Drake's "U With Me?", a standout track off VIEWS. X released a new track last month, so it was thought that he might be prepping a full project.
Swizz Beatz' 5-Year Old Son Produced On Kendrick Lamar's "Untitled Unmastered" Project
Kendrick Lamar surprised fans late Thursday night when he dropped off those “untitled” tracks from the late night appearances in the form of an album via iTunes dubbed untitled unmastered. However, what might be more of a bigger surprise is the news that surfaced following the album drop of one the track’s producers…Swizz Beatz’ 5-year old son Egypt.
Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" Features Are Incredible
Last night, Kanye West revealed the final The Life of Pablo tracklist. Now, we have the features. They are: Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Travi$ Scott, Rihanna, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, Post Malone, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, Frank Ocean, Desiigner. Relive the madness that was Yeezy Season 3 here and checkout the tracklist below.
Swizz Beatz Says "WAVES" Is One Of The Best Kanye West Albums He's Heard
In 2007, Kanye West has went so far as to call Swizz Beatz "the best producer of all time." So it was no surprise when he hit the studio with Swizz last week to put the finishing touches on WAVES.
Kanye West Hits Studio With Swizz Beatz & Kendrick Lamar
Last week we received our G.O.O.D. Friday release a tad late, because Kanye West jetted off to Italy for a Yeezy Season 3 fitting. This Friday, though, all signs are pointing to the fact that we should receive our G.O.O.D. Friday record on time, if only because Kanye was hard at work in the studio last night.
Jadakiss Shares "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" Release Date & Album Cover
We knew Top 5 Dead or Alive was on the way, and Jadakiss has just confirmed that we'll be getting his fourth studio album in three weeks, on November 20. He also shared the album's cover, which shows a bronze bust of Jada himself. It seems the cover is a photo of the same bust that Jada unveiled at a recent Def Jam event in honor of T5DOA.
#TBT: Swizz Beatz-Produced Bangers
When you think of club-ready hip hop music that was bumpin' from 2000-2010, Swizz Beatz is one of the elite names that should come to mind. The Bronx producer-DJ-rapper-fashionista-artist can virtually do anything under the sun, but he was at his most potent through the aforementioned years when he was producing rap bangers for the likes of Jay Z, T.I., DMX, and many more.
10 Songs Created By Hip-Hop Couples
Couples making songs together is a natural thing. From the Sonny & Cher days to present-day power couple Beyonce and Jay Z, it only makes sense for a couple talented people to create music together, especially when they're in love.
Jay Z Ordered To Pay Up For Uncleared "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Sample
If you're as big as Jay Z, you can't get away with uncredited samples, even if they appear on very brief interlude tracks. On Magna Carta Holy Grail's "Versus," which lasts for all of 51 seconds, producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz sampled Swiss musician Bruno Spoerri without giving him credit, and now them and Hov are going to have to pay up.
DMX Is Pursuing Legal Action Over "Redemption Of The Beast"
After a new DMX album, Redemption Of The Beast, was announced last week, DMX and Swizz Beatz quickly came forward to say that the album ws being released without their permission. Now, HipHopDX informs us that DMX and his team plan to take legal action against Seven Arts Entertainment, the label that put the project out.
DMX Is Dropping An Album Next Week [Update: DMX & Swizz Beatz Say It's Unauthorized]
Hints that DMX and Swizz Beatz were recording a new album have been floating around over the last year or so, but the lack of concrete information led us to believe that it wouldn't be coming anytime soon. Little did we know, X's eighth studio album was quietly nearing completion, and is now set to be released next week.
Swizz Beatz And Alicia Keys Welcome Their Second Child
Grammy Award winning singer Alicia Keys and super producer Swizz Beatz welcomed their second child, Genesis Ali Dean, into the world early yesterday morning. "The joy of joy is joy!! It's a boy!!🌟🌟🌟🌟 we are so grateful!! #blessings!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️" Keys wrote on her Instagram this afternoon. Genesis Ali Dean was born 1:52 AM on the morning of December 27th. This is their second child together, following their first son, Egypt, who was born in October of 2010.
DMX In The Studio With Swizz Beatz & araabMUZIK
We caught wind of a reunion of former-Ruff Ryders DMX and Swizz Beatz earlier in the year, but -- with the exception of a hilarious roller coaster video -- news of any new content from X quickly faded away.
Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Expecting Second Child
It looks like Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz will be adding another member to their family. The power couple announced early Thursday morning that they are expecting their second child together. Taking to Instagram on their wedding anniversary, an ecstatic Alicia Keys posted a photo showing off her new baby bump, and officially announcing her pregnancy. Her caption read,
Kanye West And Swizz Beatz Once Planned A Joint Album
With Hot 97's Summer Jam taking place in two days, the radio station's staff have been busy giving interviews about their favorite moments at past years of the concert. Just days after sitting down with HNHH for an interview, the station's Miss Info revealed some previously-unknown details about a classic Summer Jam moment: Kanye West and Swizz Beatz' onstage "beat battle" in 2007.
Swizz Beatz Is Executive Producing DMX's New Album
Finally, we hear some good news concerning DMX. After plenty of legal troubles, and even a judge denying DMX's filing bankruptcy, things may start looking up for the rapper, as he's working on a new album, to be executive produced by a familiar face, Swizz Beatz.
DMX & Swizz Beatz Have Reunited [Update: Swizz Will Appear On The New DMX Album]
DMX hasn't been having the best year, but recently took part in a Dr. Phil interview which gave us a little more insight into his story. The rapper seems to be coming into a better place, and a new photo on Swizz Beatz' Instagram has further assured us that we'll be hearing some new music from X in the near future.