N.O.R.E. is responsible for getting DMX's samples cleared for the "VIEWS" track "U With Me?", perhaps squashing a longstanding beef in the process.
Word just got out that DMX is working on a new album that will apparently feature Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, and Dr. Dre. The news comes shortly after DMX made headlines for making a surprise appearance on Drake's VIEWS, as two of his classic tracks were sampled on "U With Me?", produced by 40 and Kanye West.
It seems that there has been a renewed interest in the career of DMX after two of his classic songs were sampled on Drake's "U With Me?", a standout track off VIEWS. X released a new track last month, so it was thought that he might be prepping a full project.
French Montana just handed over a cool $3.3 million to Selena Gomez for her Mediterranean-style mansion in Calabasas, which has been on the market since November. French was able to strike something of a bargain with the 23-year-old singer, as he reportedly paid $150,000 less than the original asking price.
Diddy is currently working on the sequel to his 1997 debut album. After that, it will be the end of a historic career, as the Bad Boy CEO has confirmed that No Way Out 2 will be his final project, after the release of which he plans to retire from making music.
According to a recent report put out by the New York Daily News, Bobby Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, was released from prison on bail. The report was shared by other major outlets, and news of Shmurda's alleged freedom is currently spreading across social media.
Earlier today, Drake suggested that he had sold somewhere around 630,000 equivalent units of VIEWS within the first night of its release.
Chance The Rapper is getting ready to drop his official follow-up to Acid Rap, and while we still don't know all that much about it, he gave us a clue that the effort will be arriving soon on Twitter today.Chance shared what appears to be the official artwork for his upcoming project, along with the caption, Chance 3, this afternoon, though it's not clear if the tentative title has now stuck for t
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
After breaking the internet with the release of LEMONADE, Beyoncé has been taking her new songs to the stage on the FORMATION World Tour, but unfortunately, one city will have to wait a little longer than planned to see the Queen Bey.The singer's Nashville performance scheduled for May 5th at Nissan Stadium has been postponed.
The credits on Beyoncé's new album Lemonade read like an oddly-selected history of pop, R&B, and rock music, with modern indie names like Ezra Koenig and Animal Collective sitting alongside titanic legends like OutKast, Led Zeppelin, and Isaac Hayes.
Drake's fourth studio album, VIEWS, has been the trending topic all week, and now that it finally made its way out Thursday night, Drake decided to bring the album to the people of his city on Friday. The OVO rapper made a surprise appearance in Toronto's Younge and Dundas square, where Raptors fans had gathered in their usual spot (deemed Jurassic Park) to watch the game.
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.
OG Maco has involved himself in another Twitter controversy. It began this evening when he replied to a tweet sent out by XXL linking to an article about Lil Uzi Vert, who hails from Philly but is now based in Atlanta, where he has achieved immense popularity.
Writer and former music video vixen Karrine Steffans has received a great deal of fame in the hip-hop world, for her role in music videos as well as her liaisons with certain rap superstars, including Lil Wayne, with whom she had a lengthy and dramatic relationship, documented in her 2013 book "How to Make Love to a Martian." In a new essay published by the online magazine xoJane -- written i
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.
Part-time rapper and full-time comedian Vince Staples opened up about his quest for a perfect credit score during a recent radio interview with BIGVON on KMEL-San Francisco.
Pouya is pretty much a massive celebrity in South Florida but the rest of the country has been slow to catch on. Everything he has put out to date has been of high quality, particularly last year's mixtape South Side Slugs. He carries the torch of Three 6 Mafia into the future, and he continues his march towards greatness with his anticipated new album Underground Underdog.
Were artists scared to drop this week because of Drake? We did get a healthy serving of VERY HOTTTTT records, but nothing quite as earth-shattering as Beyonce last weekend, and now, Drake today. The Staff Picks playlist could have very well been comprised of Drake and Beyonce alone, if only their records were readily available on Soundcloud.
When Puma proudly published their 4th quarter earnings for 2015, the numbers showed the athletic-wear brand had surpassed their projected earning by a respectable $34.5 million. Puma’s CEO was quick to point to their budding collaboration with Rihanna as a reason for the brand’s success, particularly her ability to move footwear.
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Drake have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand.
It seems as though every time Young Dro has been in the news in the past few months, it has to do with arrests. The rapper was arrested this past January at the Atlanta airport, and now the AJC reports that a new warrant has been issued for the Hustle Gang-affiliated rapper.
Six months ago, De La Soul set the release date for their Kickstarter-funded album And the Anonymous Nobody: April 29th. This morning, the storied Queens trio announced that they are pushing back the release date to August 26.
Without so much as an announcement, Gucci Mane has taken to iTunes today to drop a new album, Meal Ticket, a combination of his Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Dessert projects that results in one monstrous tracklist.
Quentin Miller's infamous reference tracks for Drake and PartyNextDoor's slightly less infamous reference track for Rihanna have offered fascinating insight into the relationship between songwriters and the stars who bring their songs into the public sphere.
Yesterday, Logic posted the first video to his new YouTube gaming channel. Speaking over an in-game clip from Metal Gear Solid, he repeatedly emphasized that he created the channel first and foremost to have fun. "I'm making this channel because I wanna have fun," he says. "I wanna have a good time... for me this isn't about money, this is about just having a good time."
The inclusion of "Hotline Bling" at the end of Drake's VIEWS may have ensured that the album will go platinum.
In case you missed it, Drake & Zane Lowe were originally supposed to kick off Thursday night’s #VIEWS festivities by sitting down for a “major” interview on OVO Sound Radio Ep. 20 at 10:45 PM EST, where Drizzy would premiere his new album for the first live on air, before making it live on iTunes following the show at midnight.
Ever since Drake first announced the title to his fourth studio album Views From The 6 back in August of 2014, fans have been eagerly awaiting its arrival, causing anticipation & hype to grow to levels no other album has had to endure in the past, but now the time has finally come to see if the 6 God can deliver.
The time has finally come. Drake’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, #VIEWS, is about be streamed for the very first time live on OVO Sound Radio Episode 20 now on Apple Music, and you don't want to miss it.
Before it officially drops at midnight tonight on iTunes, Chuck Inglish and Blended Babies have decided to offer up a free stream of their new album Ev Zepplin.