A$AP Rocky comes out in favor of Drake after his beef with Meek Mill.
Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Rereleased On Vinyl With Hidden Track Aug 2, 2015 at 06:59pm 19,102 Views
Vinyl heads rejoice, Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail is getting re-released on a 7" double vinyl set by Jack White & Third Man Records, who claim that the set comes with a hidden Jay Z track:
English producer SBTRKT has been making waves on the blogosphere over the past 5 years with his quirky beats. With a trajectory that is truly modern, his popularity has grown slowly and steadily by playing ravey DJ sets, collaborating with rappers and singers, and most recently landing a BBC Radio 1 residency.
Travi$ Scott Was Arrested For Disorderly Conduct After His Lollapalooza Stunt Aug 2, 2015 at 04:11pm 15,161 Views
Travi$ Scott managed to get himself booted from Lollapalooza after performing for only 5 minutes on Saturday, but that wasn't the only consequence for the minor riot he incited. According to the Associated Press, Scott was arrested for disorderly conduct following his stunt.
The general internet consensus around the Drake and Meek Mill beef is that Drizzy is in the lead, and it seems the Toronto rapper has made going online part of his day, as he's aware of the scoreboard.“I haven’t taken a loss all week,” Drake told a Bleacher report cameraman at his annual OVO kickball event, slyly bringing Meek into a question about the game.
This weekly feature provides you with some of the most-fire yet least-viewed records that we featured on the homepage this past week. Whether they were simply overlooked because the artist name was not familiar, or perhaps they just weren't seen at all, we want to give them a second chance at your iTunes here.
Remy Ma Shares Thoughts On One Year Anniversary Of Her Release From Prison Aug 2, 2015 at 11:04am 6,691 Views
It's been a full year since Remy Ma was released Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, where she served a six year sentence. Her time spent away for charges of assault, weapon possession and coercion still weigh heavy on the rapper's mind on the anniversary of her freedom, but thanks to her friends and family, she seems to be in a good place.
The #FutureHive has proved that internet hype can very much inspire actual album sales, as DS2 soars to number one, giving Hendrix not only his first number one, but doubling the sales of Honest.
Much to Meek Mill's delight, Drake and Co. opted out of their OVO Radio show on Beats 1 tonight due to OVO Fest, so in their place, Dr. Dre hosted a show of his own. Entitled "The Pharmacy," this week's edition had Ice Cube and "Straight Outta Compton" director F. Gary Gray guesting, and the announcement of Dre's upcoming album Compton: The Soundtrack.
There is much we can learn from rap Instagram, much to read between the lines as rappers attempt to craft their image. This week was an eclectic one in the hip hop world, as J Lo busted out the goods for her 46th birthday party, Akon hit the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, & Drake played kickball for charity.
Dr. Dre Says "Detox" Is Scrapped, "Compton: The Soundtrack" Out Next Week Aug 1, 2015 at 07:12pm 58,353 Views
Dr. Dre's currently hosting a Beats 1 radio show called "The Pharamacy," and as expected, he used the occasion to announce something about the upcoming soundtrack to Straight Outta Compton. More surprising, though, was some news about his mysterious, long-gestating album Detox.
Sad news today from Toronto. Mississauga rapper Redway has been reported dead after a single-vehicle car crash occurred near the city's Pearson International Airport this morning. Two women, reportedly his passengers in the car, also lost their lives.
Travi$ Scott's Lollapalooza Set Cut After He Told Fans To Jump The Barricade Aug 1, 2015 at 04:48pm 37,130 Views
Travi$ Scott is well-known for his stage antics, whether its diving into the crowd or cussing out photographers. His set at Lollapalooza found Scott facing consequences for his actions, as his set was cut after only five minutes.
Fetty Wap got fed up waiting for food to come his wa(-aa-aaa)y at a New Jersey Olive Garden, and decided to walk out before his meal showed up.
Snoop Dogg's Money Seized After Attempting To Travel With $400k In Cash Aug 1, 2015 at 01:52pm 23,510 Views
Snoop Dogg hasn't had the best luck with the law recently. The rapper was briefly brought into police custody in Sweden, before being released last week, and now he's had some trouble at Italian customs.
WWE Reportedly "Looking Into" Meek Mill's Use Of The Undertaker's Entrance Music Aug 1, 2015 at 11:14am 59,253 Views
Meek Mill may have been looking to get under Drake's skin with "Wanna Know," but it looks like the WWE may have taken more offence to the song than Drizzy. According to TMZ, the wrestling organization isn't pleased that Meek Mill used the iconic bells from The Undertaker's entrance music in his track.
Throughout the 90s, the Wu-Tang Clan had an all-star run of releases, both as a group and as solo artists. Jumpstarted by 36 Chambers and followed by Method Man’s Tical and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers, Raekwon’s collaborative Only Built 4 Cuban Linx was primed for greatness.
It looks like Andre 3000 is taking his talents to the small screen. According to Variety, the Outkast member has been tapped as a co-star on season 2 of ABC's crime drama series “American Crime”. Andre will reportedly play the part of a father, Michael Lacroix, whose teenager is suspected of the season's central crime. He will star opposite of Regina King.
Azealia Banks Adds Her Two Cents To The Meek Mill & Drake Debate Jul 31, 2015 at 06:13pm 58,421 Views
There's usually a maximum of 24 hours that can go by before Azealia Banks weighs in on a controversy, and she's right on time with her #take on the Meek Mill/Drake beef. Turns out, her reaction to Meek Mill's "Wanna Know" is pretty level-headed, especially in the social media climate that demands opinions be taken to extremes. "Yo.
After completely dominating the conversation last week, Drake and Meek Mill did so again this week, trading diss tracks and sneaky shots, and sparking a ton of response from the rap community. Unfortunately, this drama overshadowed long overdue debut albums from Migos and Gunplay, both of which should satisfy both of their loyal fanbases (stay tuned for those reviews coming in next week).
Meek Mill finally responded to Drake last night, but the general perception is that it wasn't quite the triumph the Philly rapper was hoping for. After naming Funk Flex the Donkey Of The Day earlier in the week (and subsequently receiving 6 bottles in the mail from Drake), Charlamagne Tha God has now gone on to give Meek the same title today.
French Montana Logs Studio Time With Justin Bieber & Mariah Carey Jul 31, 2015 at 02:45pm 7,170 Views
Maybe it's the Kanye co-sign, maybe it's his past relationship with Khloe Kardashian, hell, maybe it's because "Off The Rip" is so popping, but French Montana seems to always be showing up in the studio with some of the biggest names in music. His latest session had him brushing shoulders with Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber.
Bay Area MC Lil Debbie has had a pretty great year thus far, turning in a dope appearance on Bricc Baby's Nasty Dealer highlight "Real One," teaming with Trinidad James and Problem for a slick video, and now, dropping off a new EP. Home Grown boasts contributions from Wiz Khalifa, Paul Wall and Bricc Baby, and production from Mike J, Stoney Deluxe, The Truth, Titan and DJ
Meek Mill's long-awaited response to Drake arrived last night, and while he talked plenty of shit throughout, it wasn't until the last seconds of the song that he dropped the kicker -- "You let Tip homie piss on you in a movie theater nigga, we ain’t forget".
This week's edition of Staff Picks seems to be (accidentally) OVO themed, like a light/curated version of OVO Radio. Drizzy dominated this week, dropping two diss records (back to back), to be followed up by Meek's own attempt at a diss track last night. "Wanna Know" just isn't cutting it though, and Drake is coming out the winner, if he wasn't already.
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