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.
Meek Mill Disses Wale On Instagram: "You Not MMG No More!"
Meek Mill is still getting over his beef with Drake, but it isn't stopping him from going at Wale in a very similar fashion today.
Wale & Sway Cover RESPECT Magazine
Wale and Sway are the latest pairing to appear on the cover of quarterly hip hop magazine RESPECT.
Wale Reportedly Dating "Empire" Star Serayah McNeill
All the actors/actresses in FOX's hit drama soap opera are getting themselves a piece of the limelight, and becoming pop stars in the process-- from the raps of Hakeem (remember "Drip Drop" from season one?) to those of Lucious Lyons, to the catchy pop riffs from Rihanna-esque singer Tiana Brown.
Rick Ross Reveals "Black Dollar" Tracklist
Rick Ross is releasing a free project today, Black Dollar. In the short period of time since he's announced the album, he's rolled out quite a few leaks, including three records yesterday alone.
Wale Joins Michelle Obama For White House Education Panel
Wale appeared at the White House yesterday to speak on a panel for Michelle's Obama Beating The Odds summit, which aims to help teenagers make the transition from high school to college. Over 130 teens were in attendance to hear Wale speak alongside the FLOTUS, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Brown University student Manuel Contreras.