Wale & Azealia Banks Clash On Twitter
It almost seems overdue that two of the most outspoken artists on Twitter hadn't yet come into an all-out face-off, but today, Wale and Azealia Banks made eye contact on the platform, and it wasn't pretty.It all started with a tweet Azealia sent out suggesting that she doesn't feel protected by the black men and black media around her, at which point Wale decided to weigh in, saying "we are all terrified of you . Public embarrassment is a real fear . U prolly have thousands of ppl scared to say anything 2u"
I Got You, Fam: 10 Rapper-Athlete Bromances
The elite class of athletes and musicians share much in common -- wealth, fame, a central role in popular culture. So it should not come as a surprise that there is, generally speaking, a great mutual respect between rappers and athletes. Sometimes this respect engenders friendship. Sometimes it engenders rappers and athletes throwing each other alley-oops... on and off the court.
20 Hip Hop Artists Who Threw Out The Ceremonial First Pitch
The pitcher's mound is a stage, a very different stage from the one rappers and singers are accustomed to standing upon. The ceremonial first pitch is ostensibly a celebration, and throwing the ball 60 feet in a particular direction may not seem like much of a challenge. But much can go wrong. From Kendrick Lamar to Snoop Dogg to MC Hammer to 50 Cent (!), here are 20 hip hop artists who took the mound for the ceremonial first pitch.
Wale Plans To Release Two Albums In 2016
Back in January, Wale announced a new album by the name of Shine, giving us the name only and no other details, and now we've got a slight update.
The "Internet Rapper" Phenomenon
Since debuting in 2008, XXL's annual Freshman Class feature has had its fair share of questionable choices (such as Kidd Kidd appearing a full eight years after we first heard him on "Mrs. Officer") and flops, not to mention numerous omissions of rappers who've gone onto stardom. It's never exactly been considered a finger-on-the-pulse-type source for new talent, but rather a conversation starter and surface-level barometer for casual hip-hop hobbyists.
Wale Has Spent An Insane Amount Of Money On Uber
We've seen some scary Uber bills before, but Wale may have just taken the cake. According to the DC rapper's tweets, he spent $1.1 million dollars on the service back in 2014. You may be wondering how that's possible, and his explanation doesn't explain all that much, indicating that a couple of trips to French Montana's place where he left the meter running contributed to the cost (did he go from DC to New York?).
Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean Go Platinum After RIAA Incorporates Streaming
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is mostly known for two things: suing the hell out of everyone for downloading music and giving out gold and platinum awards for best-selling records. Thankfully the news today only involves the latter.
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Release Stacked Album Featuring Drake, Future, & More
One of the respected names in the beat game, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League surprised fans this morning by releasing a new album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All containing 13 never-before-heard songs. The project is absolutely stacked with features; artists appearing on the album include Drake, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, T.I., Wale, R. Kelly, Jeremih, & Jeezy. Gotdamn.
Wale Announces New Album "Shine"
As you might have seen, Wale made headlines when he became the first rapper to open up the President's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. The rapper performed "Chillin" and "LoveHate Thing" before President Obama took the reigns.
10 Other Rappers Who've Visited The White House
Yesterday, we learned that Kendrick Lamar fulfilled a wish he's had ever since the "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" remix ("In the White House with a mink/Running through that bitch like it's my house," although he didn't seem to be wearing any fur at the time), paying a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave as a guest of one of his biggest fans, President Obama. He and his crew were given a tour, hitting a rap squat along the way, and making for a pretty historic moment.
Biggest Beefs Of 2015
What's beef? Well, whatever it is, it sure has changed over the years. Beef is what ultimately lead to the murders of two contenders for 'best rapper ever.' In 2015, beef consists mostly of Twitter smack-talk and occasionally a diss track or two.
Jay Rock Responds To Wale's Kendrick Lamar Call-Out
Wale was up to his usual ways this morning, responding to his lack of Grammy nominations on Twitter. While he had a lot to say about being unappreciated, it was actually a comment about Kendrick Lamar that got the most attention.
Wale Says Kendrick Lamar Won't Pick Up His Phone
Wale has never been one to take a lack of recognition well. With his infamous phonecall to Complex being the prime example, the MMG rapper has always been vocal when he feels he's been overlooked. The Grammy nominations were announced today, and once again, Wale's name was not among those honored. Rather than calling up the decision makers, Folarin has instead taken to Twitter to muse on being unappreciated, responding to fans and haters alike with sarcastic comments about how he doesn't deserve an award.
How Meek Mill Can Bounce Back From His Summer Slump
At the end of June, things were looking better for Meek Mill than they had in a while. Having just been released from prison six months prior, he was dating the hottest and most talented female rapper in the game, and saw the long-delayed Dreams Worth More Than Money receive rave reviews and the number one spot on the Billboard 100.
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Meek Mill Is Going At Wale On Instagram Again
Despite Rick Ross' insistence that things were all good in the MMG camp, Meek Mill has decided to target Wale once again in his latest Instagram post.
Rick Ross Says Meek Mill & Wale's Beef Is Over
Things weren't looking good for the untouchable Maybach empire last night. After Wale spoke about Meek Mill's beef with Drake on a recent Breakfast Club interview, Meek attempted to revoke the D.C. rapper's membership from MMG, writing, "He not MMG I'M MAKING THAT CALL," on Instagram.
Rick Ross Supports Wale Following Meek Mill's Instagram Tirade
Yesterday (Oct. 21), Meek Mill's Instagram fingers got the best of him, as he went on an extended tirade against Wale, in which he attempted to cut the D.C. rapper from the MMG roster: "He not MMG IM MAKING THAT CALL," wrote Meek in the since-deleted post (which you can still see here).
Rick Ross Says "Self Made 4" Is Coming "Sooner Than You Think"
It's been two years since the MMG crew came together for an instalment in their Self Made series, and although they announced the fourth instalment, Self Made 4, in April, it's looking like now they're finally ready to begin the rollout.