Behind The Beat: Mr. 2-17
Mr. 2-17 is Atlanta through-and-through, but despite being only 21 years old, he's not all that concerned with the music coming out of the region today. Hailing from the Eastside of the city known as Zone 6, the young artist grew up in the same area as rap icons like Future and Gucci Mane, but his obsession with ATL rap dates a little further back.
Staff Picks Playlist (August 28)
It's that time of the week again. As we make our way into the weekend hours, literally, it's almost 5 PM here on the East Coast, we've readied a new Staff Picks playlist to jam. Today saw a notable album release from The Weeknd, while earlier in the week we got big singles from August Alsina, Curren$y with August Alsina (and Lil Wayne, who also appeared on Alsina's track...New Orleaneans teaming up), Jay Rock and a few others.
Diplo Announces New EP, With Features From RiFF RAFF, Action Bronson [Update: Full EP Stream]
Diplo has announced his follow-up to last year's Express Yourself EP, which will be titled Revolution. The project will nbaturally see release through Mad Deecent, and will feature quite a few notable appearances from rap acts like Action Bronson, Mr MFN eXquire, RiFF RAFF, Travis Porter and more. View the full tracklist below, and the official arwork in the gallery above.
Gun Shots Break Out At Travis Porter's Texas Concert
Over the year, we have reported on our fair share of shootings taking place at rap shows.