Top Tracks: December 7 - December 13
We're quickly approaching the holidays, which means the year-end lists are in full effect. While many of us are looking back at the abundance of great music that's dropped over the past 50 weeks, some of our favorite rappers are showing no signs of showing down. Shortly after dropping his Black Friday remix package with Kendrick Lamar, J.
2 Chainz Visits Disabled Veteran, Offers To Pay Rent For A Year
If you've got a 2 Chainz fan in the family, you've probably already purchased one of his incredible "ugly Christmas sweaters," which feature weed leaves, Dabbin' santas, and of course the rapper's iconic double Cuban link logo. What you may not have known is that some of the proceeds are going to charity, the process of which the rapper began by giving some of his earnings to a family in Palmetto, Georgia this weekend. Chainz visited Dierdre Plater, a disabled veteran, in her home on Saturday, bringing a local news crew along with him.
2 Chainz Wins Lawsuit For Viral "Thot" Video
It appears the infamous "thot" woman who was suing 2 Chainz for being the subject of a viral video titled “This Yo Thot?,” has finally lost her lawsuit in trying to get $5 million dollars in reported damages.
2 Chainz Is Selling "Ugly Christmas Sweaters" Featuring Weed Leaves & Dabbin' Santas
The ugly Christmas sweater is one of the best parts of the holidays, but 2 Chainz has found a way to make the tradition even better. Tity 2 Necklace has shared a few of the designs for a line of sweaters on his Instagram, and they're as glorious as you might expect.Most of the layouts feature the rapper's iconic double cuban link, as well as a weed leaf pattern where you might usually find a Christmas tree. However, the most memorable idea might be the giant "dabbin' santa," which could be a perfect gift for pretty much anyone in your life (maybe Kendrick would like one?)
2 Chainz Speaks On Future's Current Hot Streak
One of the top stories this year has been Future's incredible string of releases. He's put out two stellar mixtapes and two No. 1 albums, including a joint effort with Drake. And he put out Monster, the tape that started it all in late October of 2014. Is his run historic? Well, some people have been saying that 2 Chainz had a period of similar productivity in 2012 and 2013.
Woman Who Sued 2 Chainz For Viral "Thot" Video Is Now Accusing Him Of Attempted Murder
In June, it was reported that a woman named Christine Chisholm was suing 2 Chainz for making her the subject of a viral video titled "Is This Yo Thot?" The original lawsuit she brought forth demanded $5 million in damages, but now, reports TMZ, Chisholm has filed an addendum to the lawsuit in which she accuses Chainz
2 Chainz Announces Next Solo Album & Joint Project With Lil Wayne
2 Chainz, two projects on the way. In the latest episode of Rap Radar’s weekly podcast, Tity Boi was the show’s special guest, where he spilled the news on two new upcoming projects. In what sounded like an accident, 2 Chainz says that his next solo album will be called B.C., an acronym for “Before Chainz.”
Tyga Shares "Rawwest Nigga Alive" Tracklist & Release Date
After sharing the video to his hot new track, "Dope'd Up," Tyga has given us the lowdown on his upcoming mixtape, Rawwest Nigga Alive. The release of T-raww's third project of the year is right around the corner, arriving on November 27, aka Black Friday. Find the mixtape's cover art in the above gallery, and check out the tracklist below.
2 Chainz Welcomes His Third Child, Halo
2 Chainz anticipated the birth of his third child on his Trapavelli Tre highlight, “Halo (Letter from My Unborn Son),” and as of today (October 14th), the rapper has finally got to meet his son. “He’s here and I’m thankful,” 2 Chainz wrote in a an Instagram post from the hospital, holding the baby in his arms.
2 Chainz, Boosie Badazz, OG Maco Announced As Performers At A3C Festival 2015
The A3C Festival in Atlanta is coming up next month, and today, organizers have announced the final wave of performers and speakers. Among the names added to the bill are 2 Chainz, Boosie Badazz, Ryan leslie, Shanti Das, Maino, members of the Dungeon Family, Crooked I, OG Maco, Key!, Sir Michael Rocks, Zaytoven, Organized Noize (Ray Murray, Rico Wade & Sleepy Brown), Kap G, Young Dolph, and Travis Porter.
Woman Suing 2 Chainz For $5 Million To Represent Herself In Court
Christine Chisholm is suing 2 Chainz for $5 million in damages for calling her a "thot" in a video that went viral, and she's doing it without the help of a lawyer.
Review: 2 Chainz' "Trapavelli Tre"
At this point in the Trap-A-Velli mixtape series (and this point in the unkillable career of 2 Chainz) we definitely know what to expect from any new releases. These are street-leaning tapes with knocking beats. 2 Chainz alternates between acting as the M.C.; keeping the procession of sub-woofer-celebrating productions rolling smooth, and the heckler; taking the air out of what could be an overly serious crackhouse odyssey with throwaway jokes as likely to make you groan as they will make you laugh.
Top Tracks: August 10 - August 16
Drake's reign is collapsing. Let's get to it. 10) Omelly - Back To Back Freestyle (AR-AB Diss) The Meek-Drake beef has already cooled into near non-existence, but that hasn’t stopped the foot soldiers of OVO and Dreamchasers from joining in.
Staff Picks Playlist (August 8)
We're almost mid-August, which basically means summer is almost over. As the summer months wind down, we're beginning to anticipate a few upcoming album releases; more than just a few actually. The Weeknd, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Travi$ Scott and Mac Miller are just some of the rappers prepping anticipated albums for early Fall/end of Summer release. While we look forward to those, we're experiencing a bit of lull with the excitement from the Meek Mill/Drake beef settling down, as well as the excitement from Dr. Dre's Compton release.
2 Chainz Reveals "Trapavelli Tre" Tracklist
Our friend Tity Boi took to Instagram today to share the tracklist for his forthcoming mixtape Trapavelli Tre in the form of a photo of an iTunes playlist. It looks very promising indeed, as the project will feature guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, The-Dream, Kevin Gates, Young Dolph, Cap 1 and more. Mike Dean, Zaytoven, TM808, Honorable C Note are among those handling the production. Also, one of the tracks is titled "Lapdance in a Trap House," should be a banger.
Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings to movie deals to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
2 Chainz Is Being Sued By A Girl He Called "Thot" On YouTube
In March 2014, a video was posted on YouTube that showed 2 Chainz backstage at a show, throwing around the word "thot" at a young lady who was invited backstage, reportedly by Chainz's affiliate Cap 1. That video is now coming back to haunt him, as the lady in it is suing Tity Boi for a cool $5 million.
Louis Farrakhan Meets With 2 Chainz, Young Thug, & Bevy Of Rappers
At 82 years of age with declining health, Louis Farrakhan has summoned his energy these past few weeks for a publicity tour as he gears up fro the 20th Anniversary Million Man March in D.C. on October 10th. As a part of his tour he's dabbled in hip hop circles, doing interviews with Sway in the Morning and meeting with Kanye West and Snoop Dogg.
Mike WiLL Made It Hints At Collaboration With Kanye West & 2 Chainz
Mike WiLL Made It's twitter timeline is just full of news today. The super-producer called out artists who are hopping on Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd's swag, and then after, hinted that Gucci Mane is coming home.
Kanye West Hangs With Outkast, 2 Chainz & More At Atlanta Waffle House
It's tough to catch Kanye West with a smile on his face these days, but when you're hanging out in a waffle house with Andre 3000, it's pretty much impossible to mean mug. Following his surprise performance at 107.9's Birthday Bash 20, Kanye joined a few of his favorite ATLiens at their favorite late night spot.