10 Essential Freddie Gibbs Tracks
Hailing from Gary, Indiana, Freddie Gibbs moved to Los Angeles in 2006 after he signed to Interscope Records. Things didn't work out with Interscope and Gibbs inked a deal with Young Jeezy's CTE label. Things didn't work out there either, but with the help of Madlib, Freddie Gibbs was on the tip of everyone's tongue last year, and founded his own imprint, ESGN.
Photos: Jeezy Purchases New Georgia Mansion
When it comes to buying a home, celebrity rappers like to show off what their worth. In September, we heard about Diddy purchasing a crazy home for $40 million. Dr. Dre did the same a few months prior.
Weapons Charges Against Jeezy Have Been Dismissed
It's been a while since we got an update on the gun possession case that Jeezy plead "not guilty" to back in September, but now, the CTE rapper case breathe easy once again.
Jeezy Speaks At Juvenile Detention Center In Detroit
Coming out of early legal troubles, Jeezy was able to persevere and make a successful career for himself. This week, he shared advice with some young men at Wayne County Juvenile Detention Center in Detroit, when he decided to pay them a surprise visit. "Detroit is like a second home to me and I really wanted to let you know that it is never too late for a second chance," said Jeezy, speaking to the class. "You have your entire life ahead of you and there is no reason why you shouldn't dream big."
A Jeezy & T.I. Joint Album May Actually Be On The Way
Tip and Jeezy have been teasing us with the idea of a joint project for years, but now it looks like it may actually come to fruition.
5 BadAzz Moves Lil Boosie Has Made Since His Release
#FreeBoosie may be the latest hash tag to be retired, but that doesn't mean he's been forgotten. Torrance Hatch, aka Boosie BadAzz, has capitalized greatly on the momentum of his prison release this past spring. The Baton Rouge native has been making moves faster than most, with his release of an assortment of remixes and singles. True fans or new fans, there’s no denying his appeal. The range and depth of his songs, from the self-evaluation of his sanity to his gutter gutter, “streetz is mine” proclamations, has amassed a strong following, now even stronger that he's free.
Jeezy Announces "Seen It All" Tour
With Jeezy's Seen It All out for just about a month, the Atlanta rapper has now announced a US tour that shares its name with the album. Check out the dates below, and the poster in the gallery above. October
Power 105.1 Announces Powerhouse 2014 Line Up: J. Cole, Jeezy, T.I. & More [Update: Chris Brown & Trey Songz Added]
This morning Power 105.1 announced the line-up for their annual Powerhouse concert in New York City. The radio station has tapped some NYC natives and some West Coast favorites for the big event, which goes down on Thursday, October 30th at the Barclays Center. J. Cole, Jeezy, Kid Ink, T.I., Childish Gambino, French Montana, Migos, Ne-Yo, Tinashe and man-of-the-moment Bobby Shmurda will all be performing at Powerhouse 2014.
Wisconsin Rapper Sues Jeezy, Claims "Me OK" Was A Rip-Off
TMZ is reporting that Jeezy, who just got out of some legal trouble of his own this past month, is now being sued by a Wisconsin rapper by the name of Big Chris. Chris claims that Jeezy's 2014 hit single "Me OK," produced by Drumma Boy, was a rip-off of his own track "13 Shots." Chris says his single was released a full five years before Jeezy's hit.
BTS Photos: Rick Ross & R. Kelly's "Keep Doing That (Rich Chick)" Video Shoot
With the announcement of Rick Ross' new album, Hood Billionaire, also came the news of a single set to feature R. Kelly. We don't know when "Keep Doing That (Rich Chick)" will be released, but today we got some behind the scenes photos from the video shoot, which you can view in the gallery above.
Charts Don’t Lie: September 14
This week we welcome Jeezy onto the Billboard 200, with his Seen It All album debuting successfully at #2. He wasn't able to trump the pop-power that is Maroon 5, nonetheless he did move more than projected. The album was projected to move 90k-100k opening week, but it managed to top the 100k mark with 121,000 copies sold. Although his last album moved almost twice, with 231,000 copies sold opening week, it happens to be a higher debut than TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition.
First Week Album Sales For Jeezy's "Seen It All"
You've heard the singles, copped the album and read our review. Now all that's left for Jeezy's Seen It All: The Autobiography (besides award nominations) is the first week sales number, and it doesn't disappoint. In keeping with the mostly-positive reviews of the album, it's debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, just behind Maroon 5's new album.
Jeezy Speaks On Recent Arrest, Says He And His Crew "Should Have Never Been Detained"
Jeezy's recent release of Seen It All: The Autobiography was somewhat dampened (or boosted, depending on who you ask) by news of the rapper being arrested in connection with a lethal shooting that occurred backstage at a recent concert, and now the rapper himself has spoken out about the incident.
Jeezy Talks "Holy Ghost" Remix, The "Realest" Rapper & More In Twitter Q&A
Jeezy released his 5th studio album, Seen It All this Tuesday, and while the record has been getting a pretty good reception, much of the press surrounding Jeezy has been surrounding his gun charges. While placed under arrest earlier in the week, the Snowman is now free, and had the chance to stop by the Billboard offices for a Twitter Q&A with fans.
Jeezy Pleads Not Guilty To Gun Charges [Update: Gun Didn't Belong To Jeezy]
A couple nights ago, Jeezy and 5 other men of his entourage were arrested in Irvine, California after police searched their tour bus and found an AK-47 assault rifle in it. With bail set for $1,000,000, Jeezy has been locked up ever since, but is reportedly getting out tonight.
Samples Of The Week: September 4
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".
Watch Jeezy's "Seen It All" Album Release Concert From NYC (Live Stream)
Jeezy just dropped his highly anticipated album Seen It All: The Autobiography on Tuesday (9/2), and with that release comes the usual promo runs to go along with it. After stopping by various media publication this week, Jeezy is linking up with Ustream & Hot 97 tonight for a live album release concert in NYC. Taking place at Manhattan’s Stage 48, The Snowman will perform some of his new records off Seen It All, as well as run through hits from some of his previous projects too. This should be a dope show to say the least.
First Week Sales Projections For Jeezy's "Seen It All"
Jeezy just dropped off a crazy remix to "Holy Ghost" with Kendrick Lamar, which will definitely do a good job at increasing the awareness of his new album Seen It All. Although, if you're not already aware of it, where ya been?
Review: Jeezy's "Seen It All: The Autobiography"
Every meaningful artist takes a step back at some point in their career to dwell on their achievements and tribulations in an attempt to make sense of everything that’s happened.
Jeezy Covers The Source
Although news of his recent arrest for gun possession might currently be overshadowing this fact, Jeezy will release his album Seen It All tomorrow. To celebrate this, THe Source has decided to feature the Snowman on the cover of their latest issue. Check out the cover in the gallery above, and read excerpts from Jeezy's interview below. On being a gangster rapper in 2014: