The Hip Hop Dating Map
The law of six degrees of separation applies to the hip hop dating circuit -- a land where fast money, fast women, and horny men collide, resulting often in fireworks. As you can see in the dating map we have assembled below, there isn't much distance separating stars like Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, Future, Lil Wayne, & A$AP Rocky. Ray J even has his own dating wheel, which gives credence to Vince Staples' mind-blowing Theory of Ray J.
Cops Break Up Future's Rowdy Birthday Party
Last night, Future's birthday bash got unlawfully turnt up. According to TMZ, the drank connoisseur's Beverly Hills party involved plenty of strippers and debauchery, and only lasted until 1:30AM before it all got broken up. Apparently, 5 BHPD units pulled up on the party in response to four separate noise complaints. Luckily, no one was arrested, and the cops came to help make sure the party's abrupt ending went smoothly.
Here Are The Costumes Rappers Wore For Halloween 2016
Year in and year out, Halloween never ceases to produce amazing costumes. This year witnessed some intriguing costume choices from the hip hop set. Big Sean was a storm trooper to Jhene Aiko's jedi warrior; Tyga was Juelz Santana; Beyonce was Pepa, Drake was as hip hop lawyer 2-Dollar Steve; Diddy was Thor; Chris Brown was Deadpool. But wait, there's more. Check out the embedded Instagram posts below to see how Bow Wow, Big Boi, Tech N9ne, Christina Milian, Fabolous, and a host of others did it large for Halloween 2016.
Travis Scott & Teyana Taylor Cover Paper Magazine
It may not be as controversial as Kim Kardashian’s issue, but Travis Scott is the latest artist to cover Paper Magazine. The Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight rapper threw on some Givenchy & Alexander Wang & graced October’s Living For Fashion Issue. However, Travis isn’t the only artist getting shine with Paper Magazine. Fellow G.O.O.D Music artist, Teyana Taylor, also has her own cover story as well, which finds her talking about being apart of Kanye’s “Fade” video, and working on her forthcoming sophomore album.
Teyana Taylor's Reebok Question Available Today
2016 has been a major year for the Reebok Question with releases like the Jadakiss-inspired "A5," the Rucker Park joint, and a
Travis Scott Says "Cruel Winter" Is "Very Youthful," Updates Fans On Release
Travis Scott is currently surrounded by the hype he created with the release of his new project Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, but during La Flame's live stream of the album on his Beats 1 radio platform, the G.O.O.D. Music signee also revealed some more reasons to get hype: he's executive producing Cruel Winter.
Teyana Taylor Speaks On Being In "Fade" Music Video
Kanye West shook things up on Sunday night when he debuted the music video for The Life of Pablo cut "Fade." The visual doesn't feature Kanye, Post Malone or Ty Dolla $ign, instead, it features a highly-oiled up Teyana Taylor showing off an insane body/dance moves.
Kanye West's Video Choreographer Explains The "Fade" Video
Kanye West has taken the weirdness of his music videos to a new level since he released The Life of Pablo. "Fade," which he debuted last night at the VMAs, comprises of Teyana Taylor doing a hypnotizing dance routine in a sweaty thong than turning into a naked lion alongside Iman Shumpert.
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.