Rostrum Records Countersues Wiz Khalifa For $2 Million
Earlier this month, Wiz Khalifa filed a $1 million lawsuit against his current label Rostrum Records, founded by his former manager Benjy Grinberg, claiming that Rostrum and Grinberg were "faithless fiduciaries in direct contravention of their obligations to him." In other words, Wiz had signed a 360 deal that his team has now deemed legally unfair.
Top Tracks: June 20 - June 26
Summer officially began this past week, and with it came a whole bevy of huge tracks, most of the biggest ones being collabs. There's something decidedly warm weather about the low-stakes posse cut, and that's mainly what our list consists of this week. All but two of these ten tracks didn't appear on last week's Top Ten, with a bunch of stuff falling off in the past week.
Meet Sosamann: Houston Sauce Guru & The Newest Member Of Taylor Gang
Few artists have made a more dramatic and entertaining entry into the office than Sosamann, leaping out of the elevator with an emphatic “OOOWEEE” and quickly reclaiming the space as HotNewDripHop. I soon learned what the sauce was all about. There was no telling when it would overtake his physical being, making him need to get up and drip it evenly throughout the room.
Check Out The Full Tracklist For Snoop Dogg's Upcoming "Cool Aid" Album
One week ago Snoop Dogg shared the cover art to his upcoming album Cool Aid. It hearkens back to the artwork for his earlier releases, using an illustrated style and featuring the Doggfather himself in canine form. Now we have the full 20-song tracklist to share.
Wiz Khalifa To Popcaan: "I Know You Gave Drake A Handjob For That Drop"
All in all, this year's Red Bull Culture Clash looked like a good time for everyone involved. On Friday night, four different crews, each with its own soundsystem, took turns on the stage in London's O2 Arena to see who could put on the hottest show and come through with the most exclusives.
The "Suicide Squad" Soundtrack Includes Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates & More
The star-studded upcoming film "Suicide Squad" is currently hogging much of this summer's box-office buzz. Based on the DC Comics team of antiheroes who take the same name, "Suicide Squad" will star Jared Leto, Will Smith, Cara Delevigne, Ben Affleck, and more. The film also happens to have quite the soundtrack, featuring number of hip-hop elites as well as some unexpected cross-genre collaborations.
Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa Reach Divorce Settlement, Hit Strip Club Together
It's been almost two years since Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa filed for divorce, with rumors circulating that the cause of the divorce stemmed from Wiz cheating on Amber. Since then, though, they appeared to be on relatively good terms together, even coupling up with their son Bash on special occasions.
10 Essential Ty Dolla $ign Hooks
There is no man more ubiquitous, no man more in demand in hip hop than Ty Dolla $ign. With melodic instincts second to none, he appeared on roughly 50 songs in 2015 outside of his debut album Free TC. A true hook maestro, he is proof that in the music business, the hook is where the money is made. The hook is what butters the bread. Let's celebrate Ty Dolla $ign's supreme hook skills. Click through the gallery to listen to 10 essential Ty Dolla $ign hooks: five on other artists' songs, and five on his own songs.
Stream Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J's "TGOD Mafia: Rude Awakening"
Fans have been patiently waiting for the release of Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J’s new joint project, Rude Awakeninig, ever since it was first announced by producer TM88 back in March, and now it’s finally here. After a couple setbacks & delays, the album was just made available for purchase on iTunes at midnight.
Wiz Khalifa Sues Former Manager & Rostrum Records For Unfair "360 Deal"
Benjy Grinberg began managing Wiz Khalifa in 2004, when the rapper was 16, and he signed him to his label, Rostrum Records, soon thereafter. Wiz dropped Grinberg as his manager in 2014, though it seems that his deal with Rostrum has continued to this day. His contract with Rostrum is apparently a "360 deal," and Wiz and his legal team are now arguing that it was initiated against his best interests by Grinberg. Yesterday (May 31), Wiz filed a lawsuit against Grinberg and Rostrum with which he hopes to escape his longtime contract.
Top Tracks: May 23 - May 29
Happy Memorial Day. The past week has been a wild one, what with the chaos at T.I.’s NYC show, Gucci Mane’s release from prison, and a new Kevin Gates tape. Summer’s officially here, so expect things to keep picking up in the rap game— we’ve got a ScHoolboy Q album, SremmLife 2, and a bunch of other heat on the way. On the top tracks side of things, there was quite a bit of turnover in our list this week, with only the bottom and top tracks from the last edition making return appearances.
Here's The Cover Art To Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J & TM88's "Rude Awakening"
Taylor Gang now has one of the strongest lineups in the game, and earlier this year, it was revealed that three of the label's top artists would be teaming up for a joint project.
Here's The Release Date & Tracklist For Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J's "TGOD Mafia Presents: Rude Awakening"
A few days ago, Wiz Khalifa suggested that Rude Awakening, his collaborative project with Juicy J (and on the production side, TM88), would be arriving this week.
Wiz Khalifa Previews Upcoming Record Off "Rolling Papers 2"
We’ve been hearing about the sequel to Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers album ever since May of last year when he first made the announcement on twitter, but it appears we’re finally close to its long awaited arrival.
Hey Mama: Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa & Others Reveal Their First Big Purchase For Their Mom
Mother's Day has always been one of our most cherished holidays. How do rappers celebrate their mothers? We asked 13 rappers what they bought their mom after they received their first big check. See how they showed their mommas love below and be sure to let your mom know you love her today. *** Ty Dolla $ign "After receiving my first big check, I bought my mom some diamonds and helped fund some updates for her house. I still contribute each day, just so she knows that my appreciation for her has no end."
Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J & TM88's Project Is Dropping Next Week
A few weeks back, former 808 Mafia producer TM88 revealed the tracklist for an upcoming collaborative project between himself, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J. As we've patiently awaited further news on the exciting effort, Wiz Khalifa has now come forth with some info, taking to Twitter to announce it's arriving next week, as well as sharing the title.
Who's Going On Tour? Spring/Summer Tour Round-Up
A lot of big artists are going on tour this spring and summer. You have mega-stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Drake. You have rising stars Anderson .Paak and Bas. You have established vets like Snoop Dogg, Maxwell, and Cam'Ron. And everybody in between. It looks like some legendary tours are going down towards the end of the calendar year. Gucci Mane & Friends tour is scheduled to go down when La Flare gets released from prison in September and Kanye West is also shooting to kick off his The Life of Pablo tour in September as well.
Kanye West Planning "The Life Of Pablo" Tour For September
After rocking some blue eye contacts last night to the Met Gala and sufficiently shocking us, Kanye West called into the Steve Harvey Morning Show this morning for an exclusive interview. The rapper does his usual share of venting and explaining the motives behind his actions. Mid-way through the interview, Ye discusses his twitter spat with Wiz Khalifa, saying,
Top Tracks: April 18 - April 24
What a tumultuous last few days it's been. Reports of Prince's sudden passing rocked us on Thursday, but then hours later we got a new A$AP Ferg album. About 48 hours after that, Lemonade arrived, effectively shutting down everything else on the internet at the time.