28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (February 20)
It was another busy week on rap Instagram, as last weekend proved a big weekend for flexing, between, All-Star Weekend, both Drake and Kendrick Lamar being presented with keys to their respective cities, and of course, the Grammys. Outside of that, we were still seeing some great photos from Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 event at MSG, The Game and Lloyd Banks seemingly squashing their beef with a pic in Dubai, Teyana Taylor showing off her post-baby body, and Chance The Rapper kicking it with Future.Click through the gallery to see everything that went down in the last week.
Listen To Iman Shumpert's 911 Call While Delivering Teyana Taylor's Baby
This week, Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor got the surprise of a liftetime when they were forced to deliver their baby in the bathroom of their home. Despite being unprepared for the event, the couple's daughter was safely brought into the world, and we can now hear audio from that very strange and beautiful moment.
Teyana Taylor Gave Birth In Her Bathroom
The recently-engaged couple, Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert, unexpectedly delivered their baby girl yesterday without much in the way of medical assistance. Teyana decided to share the story with her Instagram users today, revealing their daughter was birthed yesterday in their bathroom.
Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert Get Engaged At Baby Shower
At the beginning of September, Teyana Taylor announced she was pregnant with the baby of then-boyfriend Iman Shumpert, with a due date in mid-January. Approaching the due date, Teyana held her baby shower over the weekend. They ended up having more to celebrate than just a baby, though.
Teyana Taylor is Pregnant With Iman Shumpert's Baby
Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert are expecting their first child together, and it's a girl! The 25-year old hooper and part-time rapper announced the news via Instagram this afternoon. He seemed overjoyed:
CyHi The Prynce Released From Def Jam Contract, Disses Kanye West
So this afternoon, we were not only surprised by the Chance The Rapper x Lil B mixtape dropping, but by CyHi The Prynce's apparent diss track, aimed at none other than Kanye West. CyHi has been signed to G.O.O.D.
Summer Jam 2015 Recap
Summer's here, and festival season has arrived. Unfortunately, for hip-hop heads, most of the summer's premier music destinations are filled with laptop DJs or bands that introduced your parents to LSD 40 years ago. Luckily, for all of us on the East Coast, there's Summer Jam. Though it's just one day, the HOT 97-curated concert features over 10 hours of straight hip-hop in Giants' stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Lit At LIV: 5 Altercations At The Miami Club
South Beach, Miami. A popular partying destination for anyone with money to blow, rappers included. Situated inside the famous Fontainebleau Hotel, LIV has emerged as Miami's premiere club for the rich and famous. When celebrities get together, though, it's not always fun and games, even with the paparazzi looming outside.
Travi$ Scott, Joey Bada$$, Dej Loaf & More To Perform On HOT 97 Summer Jam Festival Stage 2015
The winter is finally melting away, and HOT 97's Summer Jam is on the horizon once again. While the main stage headliners for the 2015 hip hop party of the year are still under wraps, they've announced the main acts for the festival stage.
Charts Don’t Lie: November 16
While Taylor Swift's 1989 takeover of the charts continues, many of our r'n'b and hip-hop artists have been pushed down. Teyana Taylor actually finds herself the highest-up, debuting at #19, with her G.O.O.D. album VII. The album made a solid enough debut, moving 16,000 copies opening week, while Azealia Banks followed further behind with her own debut album Broke With Expensive Taste. Although Azealia dropped the album out of nowhere, with little to no prior promotion, she managed to sell just over 11k.
Review: Teyana Taylor's "VII"
We first heard from the young Harlemite in 2008 when she released her first single, “Google Me,” from her debut project, a mixtape titled From a Planet Called Harlem. The Jazze Pha-produced single sank low on the Billboard charts and left Teyana Taylor with something to prove. Before her musical debut, Taylor was featured on MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16,” showcasing her over-the-top birthday bash, which was the start of people pegging the teenager as just another socialite without any real talent.
Stream Teyana Taylor's "VII"
Teyana Taylor's VII is now officially available for streaming via Spotify. Distributed by Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label, the project features guest appearances from Pusha T, Chris Brown, Fabolous & Yo Gotti. In an interesting marketing decision, Teyana has been slowly releasing snippets from the album in the form of short music videos. Prior to the release, only three official singles (“Maybe,” “Business,” and “Do Not Disturb”) were released in full form.
Photos: Kanye West, Chris Brown, YG & More Attend Teyana Taylor's "VII" Listening Party
It may take a little while for artists to release their debut albums on GOOD Music, but when they do, they always get a proper talking up by label head Kanye West.
Teyana Taylor Announces Debut Album "VII" [Update: Artwork & Tracklist Revealed]
G.O.O.D. Music singer Teyana Taylor is almost ready for her debut, taking to Twitter to announce the title of her upcoming debut album today. Teyana dropped off her single "Maybe" featuring Yo Gotti and labelmate Pusha T in June, which got us excited for what else she has in store.
Vince Staples Reveals "Hell Can Wait" EP Artwork, New Release Date [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
Vince Staples' Hell Can Wait EP was originally scheduled to drop on September 23rd, but on the 16th, he tweeted: Due to sample issues the Hell Can Wait EP has been prolonged but not for long you will hear it in 2014.
Vince Staples Details "Hell Can Wait" EP, With Guest Spots From A$ton Matthews & Teyana Taylor
Ever since we were introduced to him on Earl Sweatshirt's 2010 debut, Vince Staples has been making increasingly more noise in the rap game with each passing year. This year, the 21-year-old put out his mixtape Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2, got big looks on Common's new album and signed to Def Jam, and now he's ready for his first commercial release.
Teyana Taylor Dropped From Adidas Over Rihanna Beef
It was back in September when Teyana Taylor and Rihanna had an all-out Twitter war, which involved both parties changing their Twitter AVI and banners to reflect the beef (see screenshots in the gallery above), not to mention getting backed by their respective fan bases. While it seems like awhile ago, apparently the effects of it are still being felt, at least for Teyana, as the G.O.O.D singer was recently dropped from adidas reportedly because of the beef.
Hottie VS Hottie: Rihanna VS Teyana Taylor
A few weeks ago, Teyana Taylor posted an Instagram video on her account singing Anita Baker's "Caught In The Rapture". Having noticed the video a few days ago, Rihanna posted an unconventional response, that being a video of her male hair stylist singing the same song in a wig and a snapback.
Teyana Taylor Calls Rihanna A "Cyber Bully," Talks On Beef
Yesterday we saw beef between Teyana Taylor and Rihanna blow up, after Teyana caught wind of an Instagram video posted by Rih Rih which was making fun of her singing.