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.
Swizz Beatz And Fabolous Drop In At Ruckers Park
Both Swiszz Beatz and Fabolous dropped in at Rucker's Park to show off Reebok's #1 Draft Pick Question Mid. The impromptu appearance was most likely a PR stunt by Reebok to boost sales of their latest Reebok Question colorway, which released today. Fans of the colorway can pick there's up online from Reebok today for $120 here.
Cappadonna Wants Swizz Beatz, Diddy Production On New Wu-Tang Album
Cappadonna has been a close affiliate of Wu-Tang since early on, and while he's never been officially inducted to the clan, he's apparently close enough that (like many of the other members lately) he'd like to have a bigger role in the decision making.
Birdman Donates Generously To The Swizz Beatz Annual Bronx Charter School For The Arts Fundraiser
Birdman is well-known as one of the wealthier rappers in the game. With the Cash Money empire in tow, Baby placed within the top 5 hip hop earners on Forbes list earlier this year.
Swizz Beatz Talks On Creating "Open Letter" With Jay-Z & Timbaland
Jay-Z's new song "Open Letter" only dropped this morning, but it's already received a response from both Chief Keef and the White House. One of the two producers on the track, Swizz Beatz, spoke on how the song came to fr