5 Things We Want From YG's "Still Krazy"
Avoiding a sophomore slump is a hard task; avoiding one after your debut album was crowned as the rap album of the year by many publications is even harder.
YG Previews "Twist My Fingaz" Single Dropping Tomorrow
YG suffered a minor setback in his recording process when he was shot outside of a studio in L.A. last month. Luckily, his injuries were minor and he was back in the lab within 24 hours, shortly thereafter revealing the title of his sophomore album to be Still Krazy.While he didn't share any kind of timeline for when the LP would be released, it appears the Bompton rapper will be dropping a new single as early as tomorrow, which makes us hopeful the album will follow soon after.
Gunplay Reveals "Living Legend" Tracklist
Gunplay's debut album is finally on its way. The MMG rapper revealed the official cover art earlier in the week, and has now come through with the official tracklist. The LP is an economic 11 tracks. It has a good number of features, but not to an overwhelming degree. As we saw on previously released tracks, YG, Rick Ross, Stalley, and Curren$y make guest appearances, as do PJK, Triple Cs, Yo Gotti, and Masspike Miles.
YG Shares Post-Shooting Crotch Shot On Instagram
While Rihanna continues to support the #FreeTheNipple campaign, YG is doing his best to make similar strides for dudes. Today, he wiped his entire Instagram to post a strangely revealing selfie, showing off the gunshot wound on his hip, but giving us a whole lot more in the process. If any store would stock it, we'd assume YG was saving this for his next album cover, as he captioned the photo with "#STILLKRAZY ALBUM KOMING SOON".
YG Announces Sophomore LP Title, Breaks Silence On Shooting
YG gave us quite a scare a few weeks back when he was reportedly shot three times outside of a recording studio in Studio City, L.A. Today, he's spoken about the incident for the first time in an interview with Billboard.
Meek Mill Advises YG To "Smarten Up" After Shooting
We've seen too many rappers killed at an early age, and as someone who has been very close to those who've passed, Meek Mill has always been vocal about stopping the violence. Just last week, YG was shot outside of a studio in L.A., and while he's said to be recovering well, it was too close a call for Meek to stay silent."Let's smarten up..... We know what come with it! Let's Get this money!" he tweeted at YG, sending his prayers by way of emoji.
Cameras Likely Captured YG Shooting
Thankfully, friends of YG have asserted that the rapper is recovering well after being shot three times in the hip outside of a studio in the San Fernando Valley Friday morning. According to cops, the Bompton emcee is being "uncooperative" in helping them find the shooter, but new reports indicate that cops may have a lead through footage obtained from the studio.
YG Reportedly Shot 3 Times In L.A.
According to TMZ, YG was shot in Studio City, Los Angeles at approximately 1:45 AM last night. According to the report, the rapper was hit three times in the hip, but still managed to get himself in a car, where one of his friends drove him to the hospital. This all happened outside of a recording studio.
Top Tracks: May 10 - May 17
Another week, another fresh crop of songs raiding our Top Ten. Let’s get to it. 10) Omarion ft. DeJ Loaf, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign and Rick Ross – Post To Be (Remix) This re-working of Omarion’s hit was smart enough to keep its most famous, meme-spawning line. And like that line, it’s hanging around for another week.
Ty Dolla $ign Announces New Track "Only Right" Feat. DJ Mustard & YG
So far, the two singles we've heard from Ty Dolla $ign's upcoming debut album, Free TC, have both paired him with some new faces. On "Stand For," the uplifting lead track, he worked with DJ Dahi and venerated EDM mastermind Diplo, and on the more recent "Drop That Kitty," pop sensations Tinashe and Charli XCX were featured. Now comes time to drop another new track, and with this one, he's back to his old tricks with his old friends.
Top 10 Amber Rose Name-Drops
By now, you all don't need an introduction to Amber Rose. Like it or not, she's a big deal in hip-hop. The former stripper turned video girl first caught the eye of Kanye West in Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like" video, and the two soon began a relationship that lasted almost two years. After 'Ye, she moved on to Wiz Khalifa, whom she married two years later. Somehow between marriage and a kid, Rose continued to cement herself as one of the baddest bitches in hip-hop.
Hip-Hop Reacts To The Death Of Freddie Gray & Baltimore Riots
On April 12, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore for possession of a switchblade, though it's still not clear why he was pursued in the first place. Police claim Gray was apprehended without force, though bystanders have suggested otherwise, and video evidence shows Gray screaming while being forced into the police's van. What happened next is still being investigated, though by the time Gray arrived at the police station, he was unresponsive, unable to talk or breathe.
Behind The Beat: Ducko Mcfli
A year ago, Ducko Mcfli had never gotten his name on a beat with an artist outside of Nashville. He and longtime production partner SykSense had been putting in work for years, even catching the eye of Boi-1da, who signed the pair to a short-term production deal a few years ago. Finally, last March, they sent him one that stuck. He passed it along to his right-hand man, aka the biggest rapper in the world, and next thing you know, Syk and Ducko saw their names next to Drake's "Draft Day."
Jeremih Sued Over "Don't Tell 'Em" Artwork
Jeremih's upcoming Late Nights: The Album, originally slated for release in early 2013, just can't make it off the shelf. The Chicago singer has blamed label problems as well as personal issues for the brutal delay of his third studio album, and, now, there's more drama on his doorstep--involving the artwork to the album's lead single, "Don't Tell 'Em".
Drake's OVO Fest Will Not Receive Government Funding
In 2014, the Canadian government awarded Drake's OVO Fest $300,000, but, this year, it looks like funding for the Toronto festival will have to come out of OVO's pockets. Celebrate Ontario, the organization that awards grants to events like OVO Fest, just released its schedule of events, and the finances allocated to each, and Drake's two-day concert in downtown Toronto wasn't included on the list.
Forbes' 2015 "Hip-Hop Cash Princes" Include Migos, Young Thug, YG & More
Since 2007, Forbes has been profiling young rappers who are making major cash money. Each year, the magazine chooses a list of "Cash Princes" who they think could eventually become "Cash Kings", a more exclusive list that includes industry moguls like Diddy, Jay Z, and Dr. Dre. This year's Cash Princes are: Mike Will Made-It, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Mustard, Young Thug, Nipsey Hussle, Iggy Azalea, Ty Dolla $ign, Hit-Boy, YG, PartyNextDoor, and Kid Ink.
Drake Announces OVO Fest With J. Cole, Big Sean & More
Drake's been running his city for some time, and with that comes the responsibility of putting on an annual festival with some of the hottest rappers in the game, Drake included. With summer approaching, Drizzy took to twitter to reveal some of the guests that'll appear at the sixth annual OVO Fest, going down this summer in Toronto.
5 Reasons Why Ty Dolla $ign Is The Future of R&B
20 years ago, R&B sounded a lot different than it does now.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 13)
This week featured one of the craziest news cycles all around in recent memory. If you used Google or have been alive the past week, you're fully aware hip-hop has turned up. In fact, some are arguing this year is already better than all of 2015.
YG & Ty Dolla $ign Allegedly Assaulted Man At Australian Nightclub
YG and Ty Dolla $ign are facing allegations from a fellow club goer, after the duo apparently invaded the man's space while they're were chilling at a Melbourne club.