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.
Amber Rose & Blac Chyna Reportedly Getting MTV Reality TV Show
MTV snagged Tyga for his own reality TV show, with the recently debuted show "Kingin with Tyga," and now it appears as though the platform is eyeing his former lover, Blac Chyna, for her own reality gig.
Tyga Reveals "Fuk What They Talkin Bout" Tracklist
After dropping The Gold Album on Spotify to Birdman's great displeasure, Tyga is full-speed ahead gearing up for his forthcoming mixtape Fuk What They Talkin Bout.
Tyga Reveals "Fuk What They Talkin Bout" Mixtape Art & Release Date
Tyga's been teasing fans with a few recent visuals, he even dropped one this morning for "BuSSin Out Da Bag." If you're feeling his recent outpouring of videos, then we have some good news, there's more where that came from.
Tyga Buys Kylie Jenner A Ferrari For Her 18th Birthday
Who do you think was happier on Kylie Jenner's 18th birthday, her or Tyga? The couple, who have been linked since as early as December 2013, can finally have a legal relationship devoid of statutory contact, and they kicked off this new chapter of their romance with a bang. T-Raww surprised Ms. Jenner with a 458 Ferrari convertible, estimated to cost around $260K.
Tyga Loses Passport, Misses Movie Shoot
Tyga was scheduled to appear in indie movie "Sleight," but he missed his shoot this week after reportedly losing his passport and consequently getting stranded in St. Tropez.
Tyga Sued For $100K By Las Vegas Promoter
As of right now, there are a lot of people demanding cash from Tyga.
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.
Tyga Says Eviction Lawsuit Is Fraudulent
Tyga's landlord recently filed a lawsuit and threatened eviction if he doesn't pay two months of back rent for his Calabasas, CA mansion. But Tyga is saying he is not a renter, but an owner of the house in question.
Tyga Sued By Landlord For Unpaid Rent, Threatened With Eviction
Tyga is being sued by his landlord for failing to pay to rent for his Calabasas, CA home. He used to share the home with Blac Chyna; she is also being named as a defendant. The swanky pad goes for $25 thousand per month. The landlord is claiming he owes two months worth of rent. If he doesn't repay the debt by Saturday, the landlord will proceed with eviction and charge him $833.33 per day in rent.
The 10 Best Diss Tracks Of The 2010s
Of the many things that old heads will insist "were better back in the day," diss tracks are among the few that most younger rap fans can also agree upon. Even if you didn't live through them, the 2Pac / Biggie, Eazy-E / Dr. Dre and Jay Z / Nas beefs all produced shot-firing tracks that still loom large today-- Notorious' "Who Shot Ya" is still referenced by rappers all of the time, and Nas' "Ether" is now so baked into the foundation of rap that its title is now synonymous with a devastating diss.
A Complete Timeline Of Lil Wayne & Birdman's Beef
Even as little as nine months ago, no one would have really expected Birdman and Lil Wayne to beef. The two Cash Money titans had a bond that seemed more powerful than your run-of-the-mill rapper/CEO relationship, with their father/son dynamic even birthing an album of its own earlier in the 2000s, and a sense of loyalty that seemed out-of-character for Birdman, at least when you considered his relationships with other Cash Money artists.
Tyga Is Co-Starring In An Action Comedy With Bruce Willis
While his music may not being purchased in high volumes, Tyga's celebrity has never been stronger. The Gold Album rapper had a cameo in this summer's coming-of-age film, Dope, but he'll have a much larger role in an upcoming Action Comedy-- which will star one of the genre's heroes, Bruce Willis.
Tyga Is Being Sued By Former Last Kings Collaborator
Tyga is in the news once more today, and once again, it's not on a positive note. The rapper, who recently dropped The Gold Album for free on Spotify enraging Birdman, is now being sued by his former business partner.
6 Ls Birdman Took In 2015
Since the defection and lawsuit of former right-hand man Lil Wayne at the top of 2015, Birdman has been taking one L after another. He has few if any reputed allies left, and evidence strongly suggests that neither Nicki Minaj nor Drake will be returning to Cash Money once their contracts expire. Let's look back at the first half of 2015 through the lens of Birdman-related fiascos.
Birdman Reportedly Pissed That Tyga Dropped His Album On Spotify
Tyga dropped his latest album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty out of nowhere, opting to first make it available via a free Spotify stream. Later that same week the album became available on iTunes, but the first week sales failed to really impress, at a reported 2,200 copies.
140 Bars: Top Tweets Of the Week (July 4 - 10)
Does social media inherently make everyone more petty? That's the question that this edition of "140 Bars" begs, what with "beef" translating to snarky subs more and more these days. With a few exceptions-- all coming from the more successful artists on this list-- this week's tweets are salty, so better hope you're hydrated.
Tyga's Alleged Transgender Mistress Releases Statement
The alleged recipient of the alleged Tyga dick pics, 29-year-old transgender model Mia Isabella, released a statement this afternoon to VH1 regarding her stance in the controversy. She neither confirmed nor denied any intimate involvement with the rapper, rather speaking generally on transgender discrimination:
Tyga Enlists FBI To Find Dick Pic Hacker
This morning we received news from Tyga's lawyer, Lee Hutton, about Tyga's leaked sext that hit the interwebs yesterday. Hutton said that the leaked photo was the work of someone trying to "maliciously shame" Tyga and conspire against him; in addition, Hutton stated that the photo was authentic however was never sent to transgender actress Mia Isabella as gossip sites reported.
Tyga's Lawyer Speaks On Leaked Dick Pic
Yesterday, Tyga was once again the fodder of gossip sites around the web with an alleged sex-text interaction with a transgender surfaced on B. Scott's website, purportedly showing a dick picture sent by Tyga. The photograph appeared to be real, as T-Raww's stomach tattoos were visible. Now Tyga's lawyer, Lee Hutton, has gotten involved, and responded to the rumors.