Inspired by Gucci's "First Day Out Tha Feds," here's a round-up of all the major post-prison comeback tracks that have been dropped over the past several years.
Yesterday was a truly bizarre day in hip-hop. It started with news of a shooting at a T.I. concert the night before in New York, and reports soon connected to the incident to Troy Ave, as the NYPD caught footage of the Brooklyn rapper opening fire in a VIP green room. That footage was released to the public, and Troy has since been arrested on charges of attempted murder, among others.
R Kelly is 49 years old and still obsessed with sex. Look no further than the cunnilingus-referencing title of his newest album The Buffet.
The Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York just concluded, but not before boasting a number of one-of-a-kind events in the realm of hip hop, dance music, jazz, and beyond. One of the festival's events was a roundtable discussion with three of modern music's most influential producers: Zaytoven, Sonny Digital, and Metro Boomin.
These days, the line between mixtape and album is thinner than ever, and fans are fairly entitled when it comes to new music. As a result, we're seeing more and more projects being released in a shorter time frame, but there are only a select few who can impress both in terms of quantity and quality. The "run" is something a few artists have been praised for.
Good news, y'all. Summer is here! Hundreds of music festivals are about to go down across the globe, and nearly all of them boast incredible lineups. Since we're in the business of hip hop, we wanted to highlight some of this year's best lineups for hip hop heads.
There is something wondrous about the music of Clams Casino. It's hard to believe that the he was once a physical therapist student making beats on the side for fun. Indeed, he does not think like ordinary producers.
With his 2014 debut album My Krazy Life, YG solidified his status as one of the brightest young stars in the west. Everything he's released since then has been straight fire. Then last week, he made a big announcement: the album will drop sometime in June.
Rappers are quick to document their sexual conquests in their lyrics. It should not come as any surprise that many of them also document their sexual conquests on camera. Titans of hip hop like Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Tupac have all fell victim to the (threatened or actual) publication of their private sex tapes. As have many others.
Proof was two albums into a promising solo career when Mario Ethridge shot and killed him during an argument over a game of billiards in 2006. He was a childhood friend of Eminem, member of D12, and author of unimpeachable rhymes. If he were alive today, he would be 42 and still slaughtering 90% of the current rapper population on the mic.
There's something about Waffle House that brings out the inner beast in people. The food, combined with the ambience, is nothing short of incredible. It holds a special place in the hearts and minds of countless rappers. "This ain't IHOP," Waka Flocka rapped in his famed collaboration with Travis Porter, "Waffle House". "This the waffle house. Know how we rock, put it in her mouth."
Storytelling is the second oldest profession, after prostitution. As the oral tradition evolved, it reached new heights in '90s hip hop, an era that place an emphasis on lyricism -- ideally #bars not for the sake of #bars, but #bars for the sake of humor, drama, or social critique.
For every Watch the Throne or What a Time to Be Alive, there are scores of joint hip hop projects borne of one epic late night in the studio that never crystallize into a fully formed release. As fans, we should know better than to let these glimmers of collaborative greatness get our hopes up. But the possibilities are too great to ignore.
It was a casual Sunday afternoon in Arlington, Texas yesterday as the Rangers welcomed the Toronto Blue Jays back in to town for the finale of their three game series.
Madeintyo is rapper best known for his breakout hit "Uber Everywhere", his Lil B-esque spirit, and his all-star ad libs. He's like Pedro Martinez with the ad libs -- "yuh" is his fastball, "sawse" is his changeup, and "skr skr" is his curveball.
With the release of his debut mixtape August 26 last night, Post Malone continues to solidify his status is an ascendent hook king. Malone has received many haters since "White Iverson" blew up -- due largely to his shaggy appearance and Cheshire Cat-like smile forever plastered on his face -- but it's getting harder to knock the quality of his music.
Chance the Rapper's new mixtape Coloring Book features a few well-known producers, most notably Kaytranada, Lido, and Donnie Trumpet. The majority of the producers, however, were relatively obscure finds.
Lil Wayne's guest appearance on Chance The Rapper's "No Problem" reminded us of everything we love about Weezy, and inspired us to go back through some of his more recent features. While some flew under the radar more than others, Wayne has had a solid run of guest appearances over the last year, so we assembled a few of our favorite 16s (and beyond) from the last 12 months.
The Big Tymers released their last album thirteen years ago. But Mannie Fresh and Birdman are still the golden standard of strictly-for-stuntin' music. Evidence: the hook on Nef the Pharaoh's breakout hit "Big Tymin'": "Ooh, I'm ballin' like Baby/ These bitches they wanna have my babyI'm fresh like Mannie/ That's why a fuck nigga can't stand me"
Born and raised in the county of Dade, Denzel Curry has rapidly emerged as one of hip hop's most promising young talents. 21 years old, he has already released three projects: his thrilling debut Nostalgic 64, his wavy, slightly uncomfortable double EP 32 Zel / Planet Shrooms, and his most recent album, the explosive Imperial.
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Mother's Day has always been one of our most cherished holidays. How do rappers celebrate their mothers? We asked 13 rappers what they bought their mom after they received their first big check. See how they showed their mommas love below and be sure to let your mom know you love her today. *** Ty Dolla $ign
Donald Trump might be one of the most hated men in hip hop culture, but it wasn't always that way. Before he was touting a racist agenda, Trump was a symbol of success. With a crap ton of money and an entrepreneurial spirit, it's no wonder why Donald Trump was the subject of tracks by Gucci Mane, Mac Miller and Rae Sremmurd.
The Met Gala took place on Monday, and there seemed to be more rap and R&B artists in attendance than ever, even despite Rihanna's notable absence. Of course, both Future and Ciara were in attendance (but seemingly were able to avoid one another), while Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and Kanye West all came through with memorable looks (Ye decided to go all out with the contacts).
Nipsey Hussle and YG's new anti-Donald Trump anthem "Fuck Donald Trump" is a song so caustic (and black) that its music video shoot got shut down by the cops. The most important aspect of the song is that it marked the beginning of a new career chapter for Hussle, who has shown few signs of life since he released his last project Mailbox Money on the last day of 2014.
Beyonce, 34, has been a member of R&B royalty for nearly twenty years -- ever since Destiny’s Child released its self-titled debut album in 1998.
We've seen a lot of controversy spawn out of Breakfast Club interviews, but somehow, Birdman was able to give the most talked about interview in the show's history, and he was there for under two minutes.
The most one-sided exchange of diss tracks in 2015 wasn't Drake vs. Meek Mill. It was Mick Jenkins vs. Vic Spencer. In September, Spencer unexpectedly released a Jenkins diss called "Dick Jerkins." Jenkins then quickly dispatched an overmatched Spencer with his rebuttal, "HeadAss," waxing bars both exquisite and ferocious.
Though Beyonce's LEMONADE had the internet coming for Jay Z, he still has enough clout for everyone who showed up to DJ Khaled's opening slot on the FORMATION tour to pose for a photo with the New York legend, including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Khaled himself (who's now being managed by the mogul). Outside of that, we saw Drake nimbly avoid an out of bounds ball at a recent NBA game, which pr
As Drake has progressed as an artist, he has learned to gather all of his far-reaching musical tastes and incorporate them into his stylistic repertoire.
Drake Day is upon us: VIEWS has arrived. With such an album that has generated a nearly unprecedented amount of hype over the course of several months, the impulse is to consume the album immediately upon its release. The reality is, it take a few days or weeks to fully process VIEWS album.
Ever since Nicki Minaj released Pink Friday in 2010, she has been one of the most unstoppable forces in the game. She's had 13 platinum singles as the lead artist and another 12 platinum singles as featured artist. She's pretty much in a league of her own.