Aug 22, 2013
With the MTV Video Music Awards going down this Sunday, Auguse 25th, the excitement continues to grow as we approach the weekend. The list of performers lined up for this year's event alone leaves us with big expectations. One of music's biggest night is going down at Brooklyn's Barclays and with performances by an all-star crew, including Kanye West, Drake, 2 Chainz, Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk,...
Apr 30, 2014
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
Jun 11, 2013
For a hoops junky, summer time brings out thoughts of sweating it out in the gym putting up jumpers, or getting in runs out on the concrete. Of course, whether you play ball or not, you can appreciate the hot girls that come along with this. As a tribute to things heating up and summer ball getting fully underway, we put together 15 photos that combine two of our favorite past times,...
Mar 30, 2014
After Charts Don't Lie took a hiatus last week, we are back again this week just in time to highlight three important debuts on the Billboard 200. YG's My Krazy Life, Kevin Gates' By Any Means and Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Pinata. It may come as a surprise, but it appears as though Gangsta Gibbs & Madlib had the most underground release of all three-- we say surprise, because Gates'...
Dec 28, 2013
For all the Taxis, Gamma Blue 11s, and Laneys comes a ton of atrocious, volatile kicks that make us wonder how they ever made it to retail. Each person has their own preferences, but there are always a bunch of black sheep that stand out from the crowd as being downright ugly. Thats why we're here today; to expose the most barbaric, rotten, and lousy kicks of 2013.
Nov 21, 2013
Even Kanye West has had enough of the Red October Nike Air Yeezy 2. The always controversial rapper confirmed at his Yeezus show in New York that he has committed to Adidas. Yeezy will team up with the Adidas Y-3 line to form the "YEEZI", with an "i", clothing and sneaker line.Will resale prices on the Adidas Y-3 "Yeezi" line be as outrageous as the Nike Air Yeezy's? Time will tell. Just hoping...
Jan 27, 2014
With the recent release of his EP Beach House, Ty Dolla $ign has been on our radar for a while. The West Coast rapper, responsible for producing and writing the hit “Toot It And Boot It” for YG, has since made a name for himself through two successful mixtapes, Beach House and Beach House 2. Within two years, he signed to both Atlantic Records and Taylor Gang Records, and released a...
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Future, Kendrick Lamar, Juicy J and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite...
Oct 18, 2013
LeBron James called Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce out for attacking Ray Allen for leaving the Celtics, and then leaving themselves. Now Garnett has a response for James. After Ray Allen bolted from Boston to join the rival Miami Heat, KG and Pierce were not too please. Now after they moved to the Nets, LeBron thought they were being a bit hypocritical, and both him and Dwyane Wade told the...
Nov 21, 2014
The rap game is still buzzing as we head into the final weeks of the year and await for the hearing from Ferguson. While the latter hasn't been announced when this post was published, rappers did find other things to be outraged about. They include the Knicks, Eminem doing what he has been doing for decades and, in Gunplay's case, Timbaland.
The good news is if the world ended tomorrow, at least...
Sep 11, 2013
A lot of rappers claim they were basketball studs and had more than simply ambitions to play pro or college, but say they had a real chance. With his new album dropping in a couple weeks, Drake has been working on his game, and his jumper is looking surprisingly nice. You might recall, that in his youth, Drizzy portrayed Jimmy Brooks on “Degrassi,” a basketball superstar who was paralyzed...
Jan 19, 2014
This week we welcome a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, Kid Ink. Kid Ink is a prime example of a rapper who took his internet fame way past the internet. The Alumni rapper is now signed to a major label, and was able to successfully release his debut album My Own Lane-- he actually surpassed the sales projections of 40-45k. Ink sold a respectable 50k, which isn't too shabby for an artist who is not...
Hailing from Detroit, KeY Wane has been close with Big Sean
since the rapper was on the rise. Still
in College, Wane was the producer behind Meek Mill’s mega hit “Amen” and is
known for his smooth beats. Now, looking
to cement his place more as one of the rising producers in the game, KeY Wane
is dropping a mixtape called So Many Keys.
The project, which is the...
Sep 30, 2012
Winston Churchill stated that, “a fanatic
is someone who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” Thus, the
supporters of Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Lil B fit into this framework
perfectly. In essence, any enthusiastic individual devoted to an artist is
considered a fan. The term “fanatic” being derived from a pair of Latin words
invested with religious connotations....
Jun 29, 2014
This week J. Lo returns to the Billboard 200, although her opening week numbers are not as strong as previous releases from the pop star. Back in the 2000s when J. Lo was really in her prime (although we cannot deny she is still looking hot these days), the singer would easily sell upwards of 200,000 units opening week. However her comeback album, A.K.A., didn't even manage to break the 50k mark....
This week r'n'b singer and hit-maker extraordinaire, The-Dream, enters the charts with his latest effort, IV Play. The-Dream is an interesting artist to analyze, because while he creates hits on top of hits for tons artists in the game, his own fan-base is much smaller, yet extremely devout to the singer. The-Dream writes (and produces) tracks of all kinds for huge stars like Rihanna, Kelly...