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.
Quiz: Compton Hip-Hop History
Compton has long been a creative hub for rap music, from late 80s and early 90s acts like N.W.A. and DJ Quik repping the region, to more recent exports like The Game, YG, and Kendrick Lamar. All artists mentioned play a key role in the history of Compton, and if you've been paying attention to their work and that of their peers, you should have no problem with this quiz on Compton hip-hop.Answer the 10 questions below, and let us know how you score in the comments. Did you know as much about Compton's music scene as you thought you did?
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Announce "This Unruly Mess I've Made" Tracklist
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will release their sophomore album This Unruly Mess I've Made on February 26th. Mack has now shared the tracklist... The standout features are YG, Chance the Rapper, Idris Elba (!!), & the gawd Anderson. Paak. Macklemore recruited several OGs for the project, notably Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz, KRS-One, & DJ Premier.
8 Hip Hop Short Movies You Need To Watch
In recent years, hip hop has diversified itself artistically. When the culture first boomed, it was a medley of rapping, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti, but over the times things have changed drastically. The art of DJing is no longer essential for creating the beats a rapper needs to kick his flow. Breakdancing isn't conducive over the tempos many rappers are currently employing. Graffiti has grown so big that it's a culture of its own.
Kendrick Lamar Reacts To Being Given Key To City Of Compton
Kendrick Lamar has always repped his hometown of Compton, California. Now, he’s getting recognition from the city for everything he has done to tell the city’s story and put it on the map (again). Today on Twitter, Compton mayor Aja Brown tweet at Kendrick to announce he’d be receiving a key to the city on February 13th. Kendrick responded briefly and graciously. He included the phrase ‘HUBLUV’, a reference to Compton’s nickname ‘Hub City’ due to its central location within Los Angeles county.
10 Songs To Bring In The New Year With
Music is the most important part of any party, and on New Year's Eve, it's even more of a big deal. Not only does your playlist have to be fire, it has to simultaneously bring back all the great memories of the year passed, as well as launch you into the next one.
Top Tracks: December 14 - December 20
The songs that received the most attention last week in our Hot 100. 10. Tory Lanez Feat. Nyce - Traphouse Tory Lanez brought back Fargo Fridays with a melodic banger in which he closes the doors of his traphouse to all females who don't understand the rules of the game. We gonna get that debut album in 2016?
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
Staff Picks Playlist (December 18)
We received three kinda-big mixtapes earlier this week, from Wiz Khalifa, Lil Durk and Juicy J; and Pusha T and Chris Brown made sure we ended the week on high note with new albums from either artists. However the week wasn't none too crazy when it comes to singles, although Ferg made a splash with "New Level," it hasn't made it's way on to SoundCloud yet.
Kendrick Lamar Was Grand Marshal Of The Compton Christmas Parade
Kendrick Lamar was the Grand Marshal of the Compton Christmas Parade today. He was given the honor by Major Aja Brown, who also invited Bompton's own YG to join the parade and spread the holiday cheer. Lamar rode in the backseat of a slick beige lowrider next to his girlfriend, and YG was decked out in his usual all-red, perfect for the occasion. Watch a clip of K-Dot addressing the Compton crowd below.