Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, DMX And More To Play Def Jam 30th Anniversary Concert
Earlier this summer, The Source announced a huge hip-hop concert, set to hit Brooklyn's Barclay's Center on September 20th, and now Def Jam has one occurring less than a month later at the same venue.
Migos Respond To 2 Chainz Saying They Took Their Flow From Three 6 Mafia
It's pretty common knowledge that Migos became widely popular after Drake hopped on their "Versace" record, and borrowed what many now pinpoint as the Migos flow. It's a choppy flow that we've seen take on different shapes and forms over the past year depending on who borrows it.
Cam'ron Reveals Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa & More Featured On "First Of The Month" Series
Cam'ron recently spoke with MTV News about his upcoming First Of The Month series which is finally receiving a roll out this summer. The extended series will see Killa Cam dropping new music on, you guessed it, the first of the month, along with visuals as well.
Top Tracks Of The Week: May 5-11
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
Review: 2 Chainz's "Freebase" EP
I don’t believe there’s a single person on Earth who saw Tity Boi becoming a national superstar. From background appearances in old Ludacris music videos to becoming a one hit wonder as a part of Playaz Circle to having the number one hip-hop album in the country, the rapper formerly known as Tauheed Epps is an incredible example of what hard work and dedication can do.
Lil Reese Accuses 2 Chainz Of Stealing Hook For "Wuda Shuda Cuda"
The phrase "Shoulda Coulda Woulda" has been around for quite some time, with variations on it popping up everywhere from a song title on Chief Keef's 2013 tape Almighty So to a title of an episode of "Sex In The City." Most recently, 2 Chainz borrowed a variant of the phrase ("Wuda Cuda Shuda") for the name of a track on his recently-rel
2 Chainz Says New Album Will Not Be Called "B.O.A.T.S. III"
2 Chainz took to Twitter awhile back to announce that he'd begun working on a third instalment within his B.O.A.T.S. series- B.O.A.T.S. III. Following that brief announcement, Tity Boi released a few random tracks, and announced his Freebase EP.
2 Chainz Must Stay Sober For 18 Months To Avoid Charges
2 Chainz was arrested at an L.A. airport last June when ingredients to make codeine-based drug concoction, 'lean' were found in his bag. The rapper has since copped a plea deal over the charges, but he'll have to lay off the syrup for a while.
2 Chainz Speaks On Donald Sterling Controversy
2 Chainz just delivered his new Freebase EP last night, and he stopped by Chelsea Lately last night to promote the project. The hot topic however, was not Tity 2 Necklace's new music, but former-Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments from last week. When asked about the controversy, Chainz offered a more sympathetic opinion than we've heard from the likes of Snoop Dogg and Meek Mill.
2 Chainz Calls Out Funkmaster Flex For Saying He Had Worst Freestyle Ever
The beef between rappers and Funkmaster Flex of Hot 97 continues. After Iggy Azalea got on Hot 97 and cleared up her issues with the veteran New York DJ just the other week, it seems Funk has made himself another foe, this time Atlanta's 2 Chainz.
Chance The Rapper, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown And More React To DJ Rashad's Death
Though DJ Rashad was a more well-known figure in the dance music world, he had his fair share of friends and admirers in the hip-hop sphere. Yesterday, the 35-year-old DJ was found dead in his apartment, with narcotics and drug paraphernalia allegedly found near his body. Many rappers and producers, including Rashad's onetime tour-mate Chance The Rapper, took to Twitter to remember the music legend. Read tweets from Chance, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Jay Electronica, A-Trak, Lee Bannon, Jeremiah Jae and Sasha Go Hard below.
2 Chainz Reveals Tracklist For "Freebase" EP
Last week 2 Chainz announced that he'd be hitting us with a new EP on May 5th, while revealing the cover artwork for the EP. His Freebase EP will do the trick of holding all Tity Boi fans over while the rapper works on the third instalment in his B.O.A.T. series. Today, Chainz has let go the back cover artwork for the EP which contains the tracklisting.
Funkmaster Flex Says That 2 Chainz Had The Worst Freestyle Ever On His Show
On Friday, Funkmaster Flex appeared on the ESPN show "Highly Questionable" with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones to answer questions about partying with J.R. Smith, wanting to meet Kirstie Alley, and the worst freestyles that have ever been featured on his show. After being asked that last question, Flex took a long pause and said, "it'd have to be 2 Chainz." It's clear that the show's hosts were egging Flex on to answer a question he didn't seem entirely comfortable with, and thusly he clarified his answer:
2 Chainz Announces New EP "Freebase" With Cover Art & Release Date
2 Chainz already told us he was working on his next album, which continues the B.O.A.T. theme with a title of B.O.A.T.S. 3. However, before that time comes (we've yet to receive any concrete updates on it), we'll be receiving an EP to hold us over.
DJ Mustard Talks On His Single With Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Collaboration In The Works
DJ Mustard is undeniably on top of his producer game right now, having multiple hits on the Top 100 for various artists. His sound is definitely in demand, and for an in-depth interview with Hardknock TV the producer breaks down how he created one of his chart-topping hits, Kid Ink's "Show Me" with Chris Brown.
2 Chainz Charged With Felony For Codeine Possession [Update: 2 Chainz Pleads Not Guilty]
Last June, we reported that 2 Chainz was nabbed by L.A.X. security for having marijuana and promethazine in his checked baggage. Now, TMZ reports that the Atlanta rapper has been charged with one count of codeine possession, an offense punishable by up to three years in prison.
Damn Son, Where'd You Find This: 10 Unexpected Samples In Hip-Hop
When sampling, producers usually try to find obscure and/or rare source material to draw from, both because they don't want listeners to associate their final product with a song they already know, and because they'd likely to avoid copyright issues. But sometimes, out-of-the-box ideas will come to fruition, and lead producers to sample from well-known, but unexpected places.
Review: Kevin Gates' "By Any Means"
March has been a damn good month for Baton Rouge hip-hop, and for fans of the genre as a whole. The release of Kevin Gates' highly anticipated mixtape By Any Means comes just weeks after southern icon and fellow Louisiana native Boosie was released from prison. It seems fitting that what could serve as a breakthrough project for Gates drops right around the time that Boosie, who helped school Gates to the game back in '07, is finally free.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 15-21)
Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.
Lil Boosie Has Collaborations With T.I., 2 Chainz & Justin Bieber On Deck
Lil Boosie isn't wasting any time since being release from prison. The Baton Rouge rapper has already released a couple of tracks, and apparently he's a good chunk of the way through his new album.