Top Tracks: May 16 - May 22
This past week, we were finally able to take a deep breath and reflect on all of the major projects we've heard in the past month -- A$AP Ferg, Bankroll Mafia, Beyoncé, Drake, Skepta, Rittz, Chance The Rapper, and Post Malone have all dropped full-lengths in that relatively brief timespan. It would appear that the summer's first burst of high-profile albums has subsided, but as we await projects from Travi$ Scott, YG, ScHoolboy Q, and others, at least guys like The Underachievers and Casey Veggies have given us something new to chew on.
Stream Episode 22 Of OVO Sound Radio
OVO Sound Radio returns this dreary Saturday spring evening for its 22nd installment. Tonight's episode will be hosted by Oliver El-Khatib. The main event is indisputably the premiere of YG's new single "Why You Always Hatin." Judging from YG's last few releases, and also the single's newly-revealed cover art, it's gonna be a good one.
YG Shares Artwork For "Why You Always Hatin" Single Premiering On OVO Sound Radio Tonight
YG Recently shared plans to release a new single on OVO Radio, and today, that track, "Why You Always Hatin," will make its debut on the show. In preparation for the drop, the Compton rapper has shared the artwork for the single on Instagram, which appears to show him getting a pedicure, with some cash stacked casually to his side. Of course, when you're living that carefree, you're bound to accumulate some haters, which we assume the single will be addressing.
5 Things We Want From YG's "Still Krazy"
With his 2014 debut album My Krazy Life, YG solidified his status as one of the brightest young stars in the west. Everything he's released since then has been straight fire. Then last week, he made a big announcement: the album will drop sometime in June.
YG & AD Video Shoot Reportedly Interrupted By AK-47 Gunfire
YG can't get through a music video shoot without something going wrong.
YG Announces "Still Krazy" Tour
YG Season is rapidly approaching. The LA rapper announced yesterday that he will release his sophomore album Still Krazy in June and debut a new single called "Why You Always Hatin'" on OVO Sound Radio this coming Monday. More good news for YG fans: he just announced a new tour.
YG To Premiere Single On OVO Radio; "Still Krazy" Scheduled For June
You may already be overwhelmed with new music, but this continuous flood of albums isn't stopping anytime soon. Yg has announced that his highly anticipated follow-up to the excellent My Krazy Life, titled Still Krazy, is scheduled to be released in June, plus, there's a new single on the way later this month.
FDT: 10 Rap References To Donald Trump
Donald Trump might be one of the most hated men in hip hop culture, but it wasn't always that way. Before he was touting a racist agenda, Trump was a symbol of success. With a crap ton of money and an entrepreneurial spirit, it's no wonder why Donald Trump was the subject of tracks by Gucci Mane, Mac Miller and Rae Sremmurd.
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.
YG Says The Secret Service Is Harassing His Label Over "FDT"
YG already knew he was going to have to deal with the repercussions of releasing the controversial “Fuck Donald Trump” record with Nipsey Hussle earlier this month, so it shouldn’t come as much of a shock to hear that the Secret Service is now harassing his label.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 23)
This week's biggest Instagram event would have to be the reunion of YG and DJ Mustard. Before taking the stage together at Coachella, the two made an official announcement that they were back at it, writing, "For a whole year me and this nigga @djmustard ain't been BOOL "at all" But niggaz FINALLY sat it down and holla'D like some successful azz day 1's pose 2 & uhhhhhhh now.... WE BACK BITCHES!!!!".
Best Photos From Coachella Weekend 1
One down, one to go. The first half of Coachella is now over with, and weekend #2 is gonna have to bring a helluva lot of surprises if it wishes to live up to this past weekend. As has been the case in recent years, hip-hop has already been a major part of the lineup. Fans who stormed the grounds to see A$AP Rocky's headlining show were treated to superstar cameos from ScHoolboy Q and Kanye West. The first weekend has already showcased some of Cali's best talent, including YG, Vince Staples, and Anderson.
YG Is Prepared To Deal With The Consequences Of Releasing "F*ck Donald Trump"
Earlier this month, YG and Nipsey Hussle's video shoot for their protest record, "FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)" was shut down police, but according to the rapper, who spoke to Complex at Coachella this weekend, he knew what he was getting himself into with the politically-charged anthem.
YG and DJ Mustard Are Back On Good Terms
While YG and DJ Mustard have had their disagreements in the past, and haven't been collaborating as frequently as they once were, it hasn't been entirely clear whether or not they've been on good terms over the last little while. Yesterday, YG revealed that the two had not been the best of friends for the good part of a year, but ensured that the two had now worked out their differences.
G-Eazy, Logic, YG, & Yo Gotti Announce "Endless Summer" Tour
The tour life never ends. G-Eazy wrapped up his "When It's Dark Out" tour with A$AP Ferg two months ago and Logic performed the final leg of his "The Incredible World Tour" last week in NYC. This summer, Young Gerald and Maryland's favorite son will hit the road together for the "Endless Summer" tour with YG and Yo Gotti in support. The 23-city tour kicks off June 28th in Dallas and snakes throug the contiguous United States for five weeks before wrapping up on August 5 in Hartford.
Cops Shut Down YG & Nipsey Hussle's "F*ck Donald Trump" Video Shoot
Yesterday, YG and Nipsey Hussle told all of their L.A. fans to come out to the video shoot to their new single "F*ck Donald Trump." By the early afternoon, a mass of zealous Trump opponents had gathered in the streets alongside the two rappers to shoot the video for the year's most powerful piece of protest music.
Top Tracks: March 28 - April 3
Although they haven't rapped on a track with each other since 2009's "Forever," Drake and Kanye West are usually placed side-by-side in the upper echelon of hip hop's current stars, the ones who have the potential to "break the internet" when they drop surprise material.
YG & Nipsey Hussle Shoot "F*ck Donald Trump" Video In L.A.
Last week, YG and Nipsey Hussle teamed up for a surprise anthem that both Bloods and Crips can get behind: "Fuck Donald Trump." The song found the two South L.A. artists speaking up for the student activists and protestors who have been forcefully removed from Trump rallies as well as the Hispanics with whom they share their home neighborhoods. When's the last time such an overtly political song bumped this hard?
Staff Picks Playlist (April 1)
This week has proved to be pretty eventful when it comes to song releases. There was actually a lot to choose from when it came time to compile our weekly Staff Picks playlist, and we're expecting the commenters to call us out on any and all oversights. There were Drake leaks. There was a Weeknd remix of Bryson Tiller. There was a G-Eazy remix. There was a 50 Cent remix. There was a Lil Wayne remix. There was a Wavy Wednesday cut. There was a Lupe Fiasco freestyle. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
Duke Was In The Studio With YG, Young Thug & Nipsey Hussle Last Night
Now this is a dope collaboration in the making. Last night Lil Duke posted a picture to Instagram showing himself, YG, Young Thug and Nipsey Hussle together in the studio last night. As expected, double cups were in full effect.