Lil Yachty isn't familiar with the music of Biggie Smalls or Tupac Shakur, and he thinks that's just fine.
Lil Yachty, who's just 19 years old, has emerged as a lamentable presence in hip-hop for those who prefer their rappers to be classically trained lyricists. He's had a few squabbles with Ebro, and he even dedicated a song to the HOT 97 host on his latest mixtape, Summer Songs 2, in order to prove that he has more bars than the elder statesmen is willing to admit.
"Boys do cry, but I don’t think I shed a tear for a good chunk of my teenage years. It’s surprisingly my favorite part of my life so far. Surprising, to me, because the current phase is what I was asking the cosmos for when I was a kid. Maybe that part had it’s rough stretches too, but in my rearview mirror it’s getting small enough to convince myself it was all good.
With the release of Young Thug's Jeffery just hours away, 300 Ent. boss Lyor Cohen has shared a snippet of each of the mixtape's nine songs in his Snapchat. First reaction: Thug got a joint on here called "Harambe."
Three weeks after squashing his decade-long beef with The Game at a Los Angeles strip club, 50 Cent revealed that he's unsure why he and Game started beefing in the first place in an interview with Big Boy on LA's Real 92.3.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson earned an estimated $64.5 million this year making him the highest paid actor for 2016. The People's champ more than doubled his earning from 2015, which was just enough to edge out Jackie Chan for the top spot. Yes, Jackie Chan. His movies in China earned him a cool $61 million this year.
“Mustard on the beat, ho!!!” “DJ Esco... The coolest DJ in the world!” *Repeats first beat of the song four times* “If young Metro don’t trust you, I’mma shoot you…”
Bad news for Travis Scott fans: it appears that Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight will not come Friday, August 26th as scheduled.
Roc Nation has announced their newest signee: 23-year-old Virginia-based rapper Levi Carter. Carter celebrated the signing by releasing his new album Presence of a Lord, which you can stream below. It's his second album of the year, following February's A N T I S O C I A L.
Vince Staples' "Prima Donna" EP Is Debuting On Beats 1 Radio Right Now [UPDATE: Stream The EP Now] | 9,977 Views
The other week, Vince Staples announced the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut album, Summertime '06, with a new EP titled Prima Donna. The West Coast rapper wasn't letting fans wait too long for it either, announcing the EP's release date would follow just ten days after the project's announcement. He also revealed the artwork and tracklist at the same time.
This year's MTV VMAs is shaping up to be quite the event. Recently it was announced that Future would be performing on the MTV VMAs stage for the very first time, as well as Mac Miller's rumored boo Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell and the biggest of them all, Rihanna. RiRi will also be honored at the awards show with the Vanguard Award.
It looks like Usher has changed tracks once again for his upcoming album, which will serve as the r'n'b artist's eighth studio LP. In January, Ursh announced that the title of his album would be Flawed, a title which he seems to have been promoting up until quite recently. However iTunes is saying something different.
"I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye" - Kanye *** Now a titanic figure in American music, Kanye West first made inroads into the music industry as a producer for Roc-a-Fella records. His talents on the MPC were so immense that he only got his record deal as a rapper so that they label could have access to his production.
A few days after Nate Diaz lost a hard fought, bloody battle to Conor McGregor at UFC 202, his brother and fellow MMA fighter, Nick Diaz was reportedly involved in a scrap of his own.
Apple has announced the lineup for Apple Music Festival 10, scheduled to take place September 18-30 at London venue The Roundhouse. Relevant performers for readers who frequent this site are pretty much limited to Chance the Rapper and Alicia Keys. Other performers include Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Elton John, Robbie Williams, Bastille, and Michael Buble.
Frank Ocean seemingly masterminded an escape from his contract with Def Jam and it's parent company, Universal, when he completed his contractual obligations to the label with the visual album Endless and released Blonde as an independent album less than 24 hours later.
It looks like this weekend’s MTV VMA’s are about to be pretty lit with performances. A couple days, Future announced that he would be taking the stage for his very first appearance, and now joining him to perform will be a couple of bad female artists themselves in Rihanna, who’ll also be receiving the Video Vanguard Award, and Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande.
Earlier this week, Pandora announced that they will launch their own streaming service as soon as September. Apple Music, of course, offers not only a streaming service but an array of radio shows hosted by personalities like Zane Lowe and Ebro Darden. Pandora has announced that starting next month, Questlove will host a weekly three-hour show on its site.
J Dilla's team has released a couple posthumous projects in the past 12 months -- there was Dillatronic last October, then The Diary in April. With a 10th anniversary reissue of Dilla's seminal The Shining due out on August 29, BBE Records shares a 46-minute unreleased tape called Back to the Crib that Dilla made between 1999 and 2000.
42 people were injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert earlier this month. The AP reports that 17 of the injured concertgoers have filed a lawsuit against Snoop, Wiz, and the New Jersey venue, claiming that they didn't take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the fans.
There's some new talent in the Billboard 200 this week, with PARTYNEXTDOOR, Rae Sremmurd, and Atmosphere all holding it down with debuts in the top 25.
While preparing to hit the studio with Daft Punk, The Weeknd shared a snippet from an unreleased song on Instagram Wednesday afternoon. The only contextual hint he included was a cat emoji, which might mean that the song is produced by Cashmere Cat. Last night, Cashmere mentioned that he would release the first single from his album on Friday, so this appears to be the most likely scenario.
The City of Los Angeles, and the rest of us on social media, are celebrating Kobe Bryant Day today, 8/24. The City Council has officially declared that 8/24, a nod to both numbers that Kobe wore during his 20-year Lakers tenure, will be a day to honor The Black Mamba's accomplishments on the court as well as his philanthropy in youth sports and homelessness in the LA community.
GQ released a profile on Chance The Rapper today, which takes us back to the day before Chance hit the ESPYs stage out in L.A., where the rapper performed a record off his critically acclaimed Coloring Book mixtape in tribute to Muhammad Ali.
Mac Miller's upcoming album, The Divine Feminine, is quickly approaching. The album has a release date of September 16th, and is being led by the single "Dang!" featuring r'n'b crooner Anderson .Paak, "We" featuring Cee-Lo Green, not to mention, some well-timed rumors that the boy is dating Ariana Grande.
@fucktyler is no more, at least, it's no more when it comes to the rapper who made the twitter handle infamous. Tyler, The Creator, the ultimate fuck boy (in the best way possible), has grown his career all the while using a not-so-SEO friendly twitter handle, let alone PG-13.
A$AP Ferg toured the country with Tory Lanez this spring to support his sophomore album Always Strive and Prosper. Guess what, Ferg fans: he's going on tour again.
In terms of chronological, autobiographical narratives, albums don't get more focused than Tory Lanez's I Told You. The Toronto singer/rapper's commercial debut recounts pivotal events in his rise from a 16-year-old kicked out of his grandmother's home in 2008, to an Interscope-signed star, through both skits and song lyrics.
The ongoing saga of Lil Wayne’s disputes with his label Cash Money, and more specifically its owner Birdman, have been well documented. Lawsuits have been slung back and forth, and we still don’t have Tha Carter V. Birdman made an appearance on ESPN’s Cari Champion’s “Be Honest” podcast, and spoke on his relationship with Weezy.
Jamal Crawford Once Lost More Than $100,000 Playing Dice At Michael Jordan's Restaurant | 12,108 Views
According to a recent feature by The Undefeated's Mike Wise, the NBA's greatest Sixth Man ever, Jamal Crawford doesn't have such a hot hand when it comes to dice games. In fact, he once lost over $100,000 over a two day span while slinging dice with some professional gamblers at Michael Jordan's Chicago restaurant, One Sixtyblue.
Donald Glover is currently prepping the release of his FX show “Atlanta,” which debuts next month. However, his rap alter ego Childish Gambino also has a project in the pipeline, albeit one that’s far more mysterious. During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Donald (Childish?) removed some of the mystery behind his next project Pharos.