Charts Don't Lie: July 4th
The only true debut in this week's charts came from King Los' God Money War. While the pre-cursor to Los' upcoming official debut managed to move 7,357 units (8,331 with streams), it only came in at number 67. Another notable debut was Tyga's Gold Album, though it actually failed to crack the Billboard 200. Released on Spotify on a Tuesday and later as an iTunes Download on a Friday, T-Raww's new album had a near full-week of streams and a few days of purchases to accumulate under 5,000 sales.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 27 - July 3)
Whew! We got a lot of great music in the past week. Miguel's WILDHEART, Vince Staples' Summertime '06, King Los' God, Money, War, Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money, Tory Lanez's Cruel Intentions, Gucci Mane's Trapology, a pair of dope tapes from Problem, and too many dope tracks to count.
10 Luxury Raps Found On Tyga's "The Gold Album"
Ex-Cash Money rapper, Tyga, is not one to shy away from the glitz and glam of the good life, and his latest effort, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, is chock-full of bourgeois bars.
Tyga's "The Gold Album" Sold 2,200 Copies Its Opening Week
The numbers are in for The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty and they do not look good; T-Raww's latest album garnered a paltry 2,200 sales in its first week.
Review: Tyga's "The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty"
Visibility is the number one law of rap-- if they can’t see/hear/feel you, you don’t actually exist for a lot of people. But the main concern is how do you keep them interested? Tyga is one of those artists who has been cursed with a struggle between visibility and interest. He was one of the first of the Young Money crew, with both Wayne and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz heralding his future. Unfortunately, he failed to surpass the overpowering rises of fellow artists Drake and Nicki Minaj.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 20 - 26)
This week was wild. We got to hear new albums by Miguel, Vince Staples, King Los and Tyga, great new tapes from Boogie and Tory Lanez, and some true heat in the form of singles from Future, Meek Mil and The Game. What's more, we got the stacked tracklists for Meek's Dreams Worth More Than Money and Migos' YRN Tha Album, and quite a few crazy news stories to boot. As always, things were popping on on Twitter, too. Read on to get a selection of the craziest, funniest and/or most noteworthy tweets of the week.
Tyga & Crew Fight With Club Owner Following Short Performance
Tyga surprised fans with the release of his Gold Album exclusively through Spotify-- there's no iTunes available as of yet and no physical copies either. It's definitely a different way of doing things. The rapper, who expressed frustrations with his label in the past, still links up with Lil Wayne on the LP, but says on twitter that the album is "all independent."
The Top 10 Beefs Of 2015 (So Far)
Last year, we examined the ever-changing definition of "beef" in hip hop, observing how inter-artist disputes have increasingly unfolded online and perhaps become more petty since the term was coined in the '90s. That's held true in 2015, as we've seen more than a few Twitter or Instagram-based disputes play out in the year's first six months.
Stream Tyga's "The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty"
Tyga submits his answer to the Jay-Z's The Black Album and Game's The R.E.D. Album: The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.
Who Had The Better Verse: Chris Brown Vs. Tyga ("Fan Of A Fan 2" Edition)
It’s always a joyous occasion when Chris Brown and Tyga link up. The two party boys aren't here to strain your mind necessarily, rather, they're here to ensure you have a good time with easy-listening, pop-leaning music. When they first teamed up back in 2010 with their mixtape Fan of a Fan, we were unsure what to expect. After managing to deliver a strong project laced with infectious party starters, the two friends decided to re-up for their sophomore endeavor Fan of a Fan 2.
Tyga Allegedly Owes "Make It Nasty" Video Model $25,000
Tyga's "Make It Nasty" video produced many lawsuits from the women who starred in it, and one of the models, Allison Brown, claims she still hasn't been paid her settlement in full.
Rumors Say Kylie Jenner Is Working On Album With Tyga
There are reports rumors circulating today that Kylie Jenner is working on a "secret" album with the assistance of not-so-secret boyfriend Tyga. The fact that Kylie is attempting a singing career is more than likely true-- in the past she's showed off her vocal chops on Snapchat with Pia Mia after apparently hitting the studio, and she's also been taking vocal lessons. Thus, it's really not too far off that Tyga would be helping the process. Whether or not Kylie can actually sing, remains to be seen.
Tyga Allegedly Racked Up $10,000 In Fines For Excessive Parties
The Calabasas adventures of Tyga continue today, with more house trouble rearing its head. It's been an extremely slow news day here, as you can tell, so no need to shout it out in the comments. We are aware.
Street Artist Posts Neighborhood Watch Signs With Tyga's Face On Them
Tyga had to know that he'd cause a stir by dating one of the most high-profile 17-year-olds in the country. He's already faced scorn from his ex, Blac Chyna, as well as Amber Rose and various OVO members, and now he's being publicly shamed for his relationship by California street artist.
Blac Chyna Reportedly Asking For Full Custody Of Her & Tyga's Son
Yesterday, we saw Blac Chyna's mother enter the fray that's been ongoing between her, Tyga and the Kardashian clan ever since T-Raww ditched her and began dating Kylie Jenner. Today, it's reported that Chyna's echoing her mother's belief that Jenner and the rapper are unfit parents.
Tyga & Blac Chyna's Mom Go At It On Instagram
Even when we leave out the fact that Tyga and Kylie Jenner's relationship is borderline illegal, this whole thing is a mess. Combined with the whole Amber Rose/Kardashian feud, T-Raww's new relationship has obviously affected Blac Chyna, the mother of his son, and now her mother's joined the fray.
Tyga Brings Underage Kylie Jenner To An 18+ Concert
This past Saturday, Tyga performed a show at Cal State Fullerton, and despite the fact that it was an 18-and-up show and organizers told T-Raww that the 17-year-old Kylie Jenner couldn't attend, her brought her along anyway. The show was the university's annual Spring Concert, and beforehand, the college specifically requested that he not bring his girlfriend, but that didn't seem to matter to T-Raww.
Tyga Blasts TMZ For "Fabricated" Story
"Hanging out" with a Jenner has its perks when it comes to publicity, but it also means being a constant target of gossip blogs. Tyga has found himself in that position recently, and judging by his comments on Twitter today, he's pretty fed up with it.
Tyga Reportedly Owes Ex-Landlord Over $120K
A month ago, a man handed Tyga a summons after posing as a fan at Tyga's LA Gear sneaker launch party in Hollywood. TMZ caught the incredibly awkward footage of Tyga getting served (see below), but, originally, we didn't know why the rapper was wanted in court.
Tyga Got A Kylie Jenner Tattoo
Tyga has done as much to confirm his relationship with Kylie Jenner as he has to deny it. When asked straight up if the two are dating, he'll generally dodge the question and maintain that the two are "just friends". However, loving Instagram posts have made that claim hard to believe, and his new tattoo is his biggest proclamation yet.