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.
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.
Stream K. Michelle's Album "More Issues Than Vogue"
K. Michelle's foray into reality television has broadened her fan base considerably. After spending the bulk of 2015 on tour, the Memphis singer spent the first couple months of 2016 rolling out a series of promising tracks from her third studio album More Issues Than Vogue. The album finally dropped last night and is now available for streaming on all platforms.
Young Dolph Goes Off On Yo Gotti; Calls Him A “Bitch Ass N*gga” On Instagram
Well it looks like there’s another chapter in the on-going beef between Memphis rappers Yo Gotti & Young Dolph. On Wednesday, Dolph decided to jump on Instagram and blast Yo Gotti, or “Ho Gotti” as he called him, for trying to get charges pressed against him.
Blac Youngsta Shows Up In Young Dolph's Neighborhood Heavily-Armed
Earlier this week, Blac Youngsta and his crewmates pulled up in the Castalia neighborhood of South Memphis toting heavy artillery. They were looking for Castalia native Young Dolph, though it seems they weren't able to track him down. It seems the threatening invasion was motivated by a beef that's brewing between Dolph and Yo Gotti, Blac Youngsta's boss at CMG.
Charts Don't Lie: March 2
With Adele taking the #1 spot again this week, the top-selling album in the country alludes the hip hop industry. It wasn't a total loss though, however, as Rihanna jumps from #3 to #2 with her newest record ANTI. Does Rihanna have what it takes to beat out Adele next week? Time will tell...
First-Week Sales For Yo Gotti's "The Art Of Hustle"
This week's Billboard chart is, once again, owned by Adele, taking the No. 1 spot for a staggering tenth time. Her latest, 25, is now the fifth album since 2000 to accumulate double-digit weeks at No. 1.
Kanye West Rants About Taylor Swift, TIDAL, Louis Vuitton At Nightclub
Last night, at Yo Gotti's album release party, was quintessential Kanye West. Kanye premiered a new song featuring Sampha. It was very good. But before he premiered the song, he went on a 9-minute rant about Taylor Swift, Media Takeout, the whole Amber Rose/buttplay thing, Louis Vuitton, and TIDAL. He did all this while standing on top of the DJ Table, with Yo Gotti swigging Ace of Spades to his right.
Kanye West Debuts New Song Featuring Sampha
Kanye West debuted a new song last night at 1 OAK nightclub in Las Vegas, where Yo Gotti was holding his The Art of Hustle album release party. He prefaced this debut by going on a 9-minute rant about Taylor Swift, TIDAL, the media, and other topics.
Top Tracks: February 15 - February 21
After the Kanye-inspired chaos of last week, the past seven days have been relatively tame in the rap world, with the twin titans of last weekend (TLOP and the substantially less interesting Grammy awards) still dominating the conversation. Spillover aside, we got solid new projects from French Montana, Kirko Bangz, Yo Gotti, Young Dolph, TM88, and Gucci Mane/Honorable C-Note, but no Slime Season 3 just yet.
Stream Yo Gotti's New Album "The Art Of Hustle"
We’ve been hearing about Yo Gotti’s album, The Art Of Hustle, ever since the summer of 2014, but now the wait is finally over. With the clock striking midnight, the album was just made available for purchase on iTunes today.
Top Tracks: February 8 - February 14
Tired of hearing about The Life Of Pablo yet? Kanye West's highly anticipated album only dropped about 36 hours ago, but its eventual release was preceded by several days of frustrated waiting, as his haphazard release strategy continued (and may still be ongoing) with a series of remixing, tracklist updates, and delays. Annoying, yes, but you have to admit that the guy knows how to keep himself in the daily conversation for longer than nearly anyone in our era of short attention spans.
Migos Lost $75,000 Betting On The Super Bowl
With Super Bowl 50 pitted as a matchup between dabbin', swaggin' Cam Newton and Papa John's franchise-havin' Peyton Manning, it was no surprise that the majority of the hip hop community threw its weight behind the Carolina Panthers. It is also no surprise to see that some rappers put huge stacks on the game, confident that the 17-1 Panthers could deliver one more W. The Panthers lost, of course. The biggest gambling loss that has been made public belongs to Migos, who claimed to lose $75,000 on the game.
Top Tracks: February 1 - February 7
Constant new music from the game's biggest stars has become the norm. And while it's almost too much to digest, we're not complaining. This week's Top Tracks is dominated by Future, Drake, and Rihanna, and it's likely those names aren't going anywhere -- Future, especially, who's already dropped two projects this year, adding to the four he put out in 2015. And don't let me forget about Meek. Drizzy stans aren't gonna let him live any time soon, though most everything he's dropped this year has cracked the Top 10. He's finally using all the controversy to his advantage.
Yo Gotti Reveals Tracklist For “The Art Of Hustle”
We’ve been hearing about Yo Gotti’s album The Art Of Hustle since the summer of 2014, but now it’s finally ready to see the light of day.
Yo Gotti (Finally) Reveals Cover Art & Release Date For "The Art Of Hustle"
While most of us have been waiting on Yo Gotti's The Art of Hustle since he dropped the extra dope single, "Errybody" back in July 2014, Gotti has instead hit fans with two parts of The Return of Cocaine Muzik, not to mention three mixtapes, Concealed,
Lil Wayne & Birdman Spotted In Studio With Yo Gotti
With Birdman and Lil Wayne putting their beef behind them, it was only a matter of time before they hit the studio together. There were rumblings that the two had made up after they celebrated New Year's Eve together, and later, they partied/announced their reconciliation at Club LIV.
Blac Youngsta Saga Concludes After Rapper Proves Wells Fargo Was Lying
Looks like we finally get to close the book on the convoluted saga between Yo Gotti signee Blac Youngsta and Wells Fargo.
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.
Charts Don't Lie: December 9th
It wasn't the most exciting week for releases, with Erykah Badu's But You Cain't Use My Phone being the sole big project. Outside of that, we saw the same players running the charts, with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, and Bryson Tiller continuing to do numbers.Check out the full breakdown below.