10 Essential RL Grime Tracks
For the better part of the past three years, "trap" has referred to much more than the music of Young Jeezy, T.I., Gucci Mane, etc. Beats like Baauer's "Harlem Shake" and RL Grime's remix to Kanye West's "Mercy" have ignited dance-floors and festivals using the same label to describe their sound.
50 Cent Is Dropping "Get Low" Feat. Jeremih, 2 Chainz & T.I. Tomorrow
Last week, 50 Cent gave his fans something to look forward to, announcing that the first Street King Immortal single would be dropping on June 2nd. Now it looks like they won't have to wait nearly as long. In a new Instagram post (below), Fif says the new track will be premiered tomorrow on Power 105.1's Breakfast Club.
Top 10 Features On Tech N9ne's "Special Effects"
Even though Tech N9ne has spent years cranking out a series of collaboration albums, he couldn’t resist inviting his (wildly talented) rapping friends to join in on the fun on his latest album, Special Effects. Most of the album's 25 tracks include features from some very familiar faces. The biggest surprises, though, come from those you don't know, who compete with industry veterans on an album full of quotable verses. This is ripe territory to rank the best features on the album and include some of our favorite bars.
Top 10 Amber Rose Name-Drops
By now, you all don't need an introduction to Amber Rose. Like it or not, she's a big deal in hip-hop. The former stripper turned video girl first caught the eye of Kanye West in Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like" video, and the two soon began a relationship that lasted almost two years. After 'Ye, she moved on to Wiz Khalifa, whom she married two years later. Somehow between marriage and a kid, Rose continued to cement herself as one of the baddest bitches in hip-hop.
2 Chainz Sued $1.5 Million For Alleged Contract Breach
Somebody's been getting salty while watching episodes of 2 Chainz's "World's Most Expensivest Shit." The rapper's just been accused of breaching a contract with an Atlanta entertainment company, Rockmo Entertainment, and is being sued to the tune of $1.5 million.
10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
De La Soul Launch Kickstarter For First Album In A Decade
De La Soul hasn't put out a proper studio album since 2004's The Grind Date. Today, they've announced that they're ready to record their first LP in 11 years, but they'll need your help to put it out. Launching a kickstarter today, the iconic trio are looking to raise $110,000 for their new album, and have offered a few enticing offers to those who donate. For $7,500, you can actually get to appear on a skit for the album, but those who aren't ready to drop that kind of cash, there are plenty of more options to cop autographed vinyl and the like.
Top Tracks of The Week: March 17 - March 24
Here it is, the once-a-week look at the tracks toward the top of our charts that you need to know about. Keep in mind that these tracks are culled from the very top of our Top 100 and, by their very nature, lean toward more popular artists. This week's selection finds recent cuts from Wale, Ludacris, Kirko Bangz, T-Pain and more. Be sure to tell us how you feel and post your own top tracks in the comments.
Nancy Grace On 2 Chainz Smoking Expensive Weed: "$800 For An Ounce Of Loud? That Alone Should Be A Felony"
When it was announced that 2 Chainz would appear in a TV interview with Nancy Grace concerning marijuana legalization, it was already confirmed classic. In fact, the actual broadcast surpassed our expectations, with Chainz son-ing Grace on the topic, as well as providing some incredible comedic timing.
Rise & Grind: 15 Songs To Start Your Day
Waking up isn't always easy. Why would anyone want to leave the comfort of their warm bed to enter out in to the world? It almost doesn't make sense when you think about it. But we all have responsibilities, and we can't waste our entire lives away sleeping!
Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Kid Ink & More Make Super Bowl XLIX Predictions
The Super Bowl is imminent. With the 49th annual Super Bowl going down this Sunday, February 1st, we decided to get word from various hip-hop artists on who they think will take the cake at the championship game.
2 Chainz Wants To Run For Mayor Of College Park, Georgia
By now, it's a well-known fact that 2 Chainz, despite whatever personality comes across in his music, is a very smart dude. He graduated Alabama State University with a 4.0 GPA, and just last week was seen schooling Nancy Grace in a debate on marijuana. Now, the rapper has revealed that he has political aspirations, namely a desire to be the mayor of his hometown.
A Complete List Of Kanye West's DONDA-Designed Music Artwork
While little is really known about the movements of DONDA and their relationship to hip-hop, it is apparent that through a recent string of album art designs that they are fixed on bringing 'art' back to hip-hop music.
Holiday wRap Up
Christmas might be over, but the holiday spirit is still alive and well, and let's hope it stay that way for a bit. We've seen rappers give to those who are less fortunate over the holidays, but yesterday, it was all about family and friends. Some of our favorite artists gave us a peak inside their home and their celebrations on Christmas day by sharing photos and video on Instagram. We've rounded it all up for a holiday (w)rap-up, so click through to see photos from Diddy, Tyga, 2 Chainz, The Game, The-Dream, The Weeknd, Drake. Chris Brown, Chief Keef and more.
2 Chainz Dishes On "Tru Jack City" Mixtape
Since releasing his debut solo album, Based On A T.R.U Story in 2012, 2 Chainz has been pumping out new music on the regular. While 2014 was the first year since his debut not to feature a full length studio album, Tity 2 Necklace did make sure to provide us with an experimental new EP called Freebase. Of course, Chainz has big plans for 2015, getting the ball rolling in the first quarter. "Top of the year is the rollout of the whole campaign with my third album," he said, before revealing the concept for a new mixtape as well.
10 Fashion-Conscious Rappers
Fashion has always been a very big part of the hip hop and it is only getting bigger. Today we are witnessing a number of rappers who treat style as an important part of their career and lifestyle. Not only are they wearing the latest collections, they are also being invited into the fashion world. Many of these rappers are frequents guests of Fashion Week whether in New York or Paris.
Drake Announces Australian Tour Dates With 2 Chainz
Drake will be heading to Australia for the very first time, and he'll be bringing special guest 2 Chainz along for the ride. After wrapping up his street fighter themed "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" tour, he'll take a bit of a break before heading to Australia in February. The self-proclaimed 6 God will be visiting four spots in Australia, kicking things off in Sydney on February 25th. He'll head to Melbourne on the 27th, and then Perth on March 3rd, before ending the short jaunt in Brisbane on March 5th.
Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz & DJ Mustard Sued For "Party Ain't A Party"
Just a week ago, Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz and DJ Mustard linked up on a song called "Party Ain't A Party" that, in addition to sharing a name with a '90s hit, may be a complete rip off.
A3C Festival Line-Up Includes 2 Chainz, The LOX, B.o.B & More
The A3C Festival is going all out this year, celebrating their 10-year anniversary with five days worth of rap music from all kinds of hip-hop artists, from mainstream to underground. The annual Atlanta festival has announced its full line-up today, which includes headliners 2 Chainz, Black Thought, The LOX and B.o.B.