Behind The Beat: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League was formed in 2003 when Rook and Colione, two established producers in their mid-twenties, teamed up with Kenny Barto, a young Full Sail University student in Tampa, Florida. Their discography hides the years of hard work each put in perfecting their craft. You won’t find obscure local artists or years of mixtape instrumentals among their early production credits. The first 3 entries in their discography on Wikipedia are Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, and Juelz Santana.
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.
Jeezy Announces "Magic City Monday" Single With 2 Chainz & Future
Anyone who listens to Atlanta rap knows by now that Magic City is the place to be on a Monday night, and in case you've missed the many lyrical references to this particular event (which brings out the biggest rappers in the game and features DJ Esco behind the boards), the new Jeezy single should make the appeal pretty clear.
5 Classic Gucci Mane & Zaytoven Collaborations
Gucci Mane and Zaytoven have been working together since they both scored there first hit in 2005 with "Icy," and have developed their respective sounds together ever since. Since 2013, Gucci Mane has been behind bars, unable to record music (though constantly releasing songs from his stash), while Zay has been further fine-tuning his sound, adding his signature church-informed organ sound to mixtapes from Future, Migos, and more. Gucci was released last month, and has already released one song, "First Day Out Tha Feds," a sequel to his Zaytoven collabm "First Day Out".
Jeezy & Under Armour Are Releasing A Song Inspired By Cam Newton
Cam Newton is quickly solidifying himself as a household name with his engaging antics and high profile friends, as well as his stellar play on the football field.
The Carolina Panthers' Hip-Hop Connection
Why have old white women, from Hillary Clinton to this 95-year-old grandma, been seen hitting dabs in the past few months?
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Release Stacked Album Featuring Drake, Future, & More
One of the respected names in the beat game, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League surprised fans this morning by releasing a new album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All containing 13 never-before-heard songs. The project is absolutely stacked with features; artists appearing on the album include Drake, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, T.I., Wale, R. Kelly, Jeremih, & Jeezy. Gotdamn.
Future & Jeezy Joined Cam Newton On Field Before Today's Game
Is it really any wonder Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has led his team to Super Bowl 50? He's got the best dab outside of the Migos camp, and he's earned the support of two of Atlanta's most important rappers, Jeezy and Future Hendrix, both whom joined Cam on the field before today's NFC Championship Game vs. the Arizona Cardinals.
The Obamas' 10 Most Hip Hop Moments
President Obama recently made headlines when he announced that his favorite song from the year was Kendrick Lamar's "How Much A Dollar Cost?" If there's one year-end list you want to be on, it's the President's. Our current commander-in-chief, and his family, have been the most culturally-savvy first family that this country has ever had, and a big portion of that is how their names continuously pop up next to hip hop culture.
Charts Don't Lie: November 25th
After multiple weeks without any big chart debuts, we were starting to think it was a drought. Thankfully, last week saw some HUGE releases, with Justin Bieber, Logic, Jeezy, and Ty Dolla $ign all dropping their albums. Biebs unsurprisingly came out on top, beating out fellow pop superstars One Direction in what turned out to be less of a battle than expected (1D moved 460,000 units to Bieber's 649k). Nevertheless it was the first time two debuting albums had sold over 400k in one week since Kanye West and 50 Cent's infamous head-to-head in 2007.
Logic, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, & Justin Bieber First Week Sales Are In
The final first-week sales numbers are in for albums released on Friday, November 13th. According to Hits Daily Double, Justin Bieber's Purpose reigned supreme, with a whopping 649,000 units moved in terms of STS (sales-plus-streaming).
Review: Jeezy's "Church in These Streets"
Rap was born in New York, but it’s been splitting time in a few cities lately. It has a condo in Chicago, a house in the Los Angeles area. Rap probably has a couch to crash on in Houston and goes to Toronto a couple times a year as well. Most recently it has spent a boatload of time in Atlanta.
Sales Projections For Jeezy, Logic & Justin Bieber
The biggest battle on this charts is between pop sensations Justin Bieber and One Direction, but it's far from the only one.As it stands, Bieber is looking to take the number one spot with Purpose, with 425-450k in traditional sales, and 475-500k with streams, but it's damn close, with 1D looking to come in with 415-440k (450-475k with streams).And of course, on to the actual rap releases -- Logic is set to move an impressive 85-90k (90-95k with streams), while Jeezy is expected to sell a more modest 60-65k (65-70k with streams).
Stream Jeezy's Eighth Studio Album "Church In These Streets"
Over the past couple weeks, Jeezy has been dropping off new content for us daily in preparation of his eighth studio album Church In The Streets. Well, it looks like that trend will come to an end today as the album was just made available for purchase on iTunes.
#TBT: Jeezy's Deep Cuts
Last month we focused on Jeezy's first three albums to curate a Throwback Thursday of the trap star's better-known, early work. Today, we're going to dig a little deeper, going for features, lesser-known cuts, and rarities that he recorded during the course of 2000-2010.
Jeezy Wins $5 Million Lawsuit Against Him & CTE
Jeezy can sleep soundly tonight as he approaches the release of his 8th studio album, Church in These Streets. TMZ reports that the CTE boss has been absolved of any wrongdoing in the $5 million case brought against him by Detetrius "Kinky B" Ellerbee, a man who claimed to have been close friends with Jeezy for 20 years, in summer 2012.
Tracklist For Jeezy’s “Church In These Streets” Surfaces
As we near closer to the November 13th release date for Jeezy’s eighth studio album Church In These Streets, new information continues to pop up online piece by piece.
Top Tracks: October 19 - October 25
10. Lil Wayne - Pour Up This Weezy leak continues to amass more hype, even though we can't find it anywhere on the web -- back into Birdman's vault, I suppose. Now in its fourth week, the lean-inspired zero-fucks-given anthem managed to grab the final spot in the top 10. Weezy would be wise to have "Pour Up" as his next single, though that's easier said than done.
Jeezy Announces "Church In These Streets" Intimate Concert Series
Jeezy has been consistently rolling out singles as we lead up to his socially-charged album, Church In These Streets, the most recent being "Sweet Life" with Janelle Monae. This morning he takes a break from the music to announce a little concert series he'll be doing in support of the album.