Despite Miley Cyrus' best efforts and Taylor Swift' awards sweep, Kanye West owned the 2015 MTV VMAs. It wasn't just because of his big Video Vanguard award or his weird acceptance speech. Everything he did over the course of the night, cumulatively, reminded us what makes him such a singular figure.
Kanye West was the recipient of this year's MTV Video Vanguard Award. After accepting the award from presenter Taylor Swift, Kanye proceeded to embark an epic 10-minute speech. Here is the full transcript. Full video is at the bottom of the page.
Rick Ross hasn't released much music since last November's Hood Billionaire and he's been getting a lot of media attention for a variety of recent legal imbroglios -- getting arrested for marijuana possession, pistol whipping his groundskeeper, brawling in the club after the NBA All-Star game.
After dropping well-received Waves EP last year, Chicago rapper ProbCause returns with 12-track album Drifters, featuring guest appearances from Gramatik, Twista, Saba, and more.
Canadians are everywhere nowadays. It's safe to say that Drake has opened up the door for many Canucks to be heard, especially within the R&B/hip hop crossover style. The Weeknd skyrocketed to fame after working on Take Care, and PARTYNEXTDOOR seems to be blowing up ever since he started making music with Drizzy.
Big Boi Makes Live Debut As "Big Grams" With Phantogram, Says Album Is "Coming Soon" Aug 30, 2015 at 04:27pm 6,795 Views
Big Boi has been promising a full-length collaboration with Phantogram for some time now, but we haven't been given an update on the album in quite a while. On Saturday, Big Boi performed new material with group for the very first time, and promised the crowd that the LP is "coming soon".
If you’re on this website, you probably already love Late Registration. Kanye West’s second album came in a much simpler time of his career. He wasn’t trying to change the world via fashion and design, nor was he married to a reality TV star. In 2005, Kanye was just an up-and-coming superstar with an ear for samples, an MPC to chop ‘em up on and some great lyrics.
Well, that was quick. After dismissing the platform on a few occasions ("When I was talking Instagram, the last thing you wanted was your picture snapped"), Jay Z finally accepted the 'Gram into his life yesterday, posting a throwback photo of himself and the late Michael Jackson to honor the iconic singer -- and just like that... he's gone.
The MTV Video Music Awards are upon us. The popular cable network has definitely changed drastically over the years - putting its once eponymous ‘Music’ on the backburner. Their flagship award ceremony acts a nice bit of nostalgic entertainment for the channel, still a celebration of the year in music.
Police Sketch Bears Strange Resemblance To T.I., According To Twitter Aug 30, 2015 at 10:56am 30,408 Views
Yesterday, Fox 5 Atlanta reported on an attempted abduction in Atlanta, sharing a police sketch of the man in question.
The N.W.A. cart takeover is far from over. this week, nit only did Dr. Dre's new album (and accompaniment to the film), Compton, maintain its position at the top of the rap charts, but both the group's seminal album, Straight Outta Compton, and Eazy-E's effort, Eazy-Duz-It made it into the top 40.
Jay Z finally caved and got an Instagram account, opting for the handle @hovsince96. He dedicated his inaugural post with a tribute to Michael Jackson, who would have turned 57 years old today. The picture depicts a younger Jay Z rocking a Latrell Sprewell jersey and posing with the late singer. “Happy Birthday to the King! This may be my first and last post," he wrote.
J. Cole has single-handedly put Fayetteville, NC on the map, and his homecoming concert tonight at Crown Coliseum was always going to be a feel-good event. But Jermaine was not alone. He brought reinforcements.
Kanye West To Perform "808s & Heartbreak" In Its Entirety In LA Aug 29, 2015 at 10:52pm 20,103 Views
808s and Heartbreak is possibly Kanye West's most intensely debated album but clearly it is still close to his heart, as he announced today that he's putting on a concert to perform the album in its entirety. It's going down on September 25th at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
In last week's edition of "28 Grams," E-40's "Slurricane" line of adult beverages continued to expand its sphere of influence. This week the rapper continued his global takeover by announcing a new 40-oz malt liquor called, naturally, "E-40." Of course, there were other, lesser good things that went down in Instagram this week -- the Fiddy v.
Drake's Team Says Apple Didn't Interfere With Lil Weezyana Stream, Calls It A "Publicity Stunt" Aug 29, 2015 at 04:21pm 31,023 Views
While Tidal spun their lack of access to the Drake portion of Lil Weezyana fest as interference from Apple, Drizzy's team tells a different story. Future The Prince, who has served as both Drake's DJ and management at different points in his career, has revealed that the reason the stream cut out was a business decision from OVO's side, and had nothing to do with apple.
Atlanta's Two-9 collective are ready to make major moves this year, and they should get the ball rolling on their breakthrough with the release of #AugustTwo9, a new EP featuring five new tracks. Curtis Williams, Jace, FatKidsBrotha, and the rest of the gang all contribute to the new EP, which is the first in a series of releases set to drop on the 29th of each month.
Lil Wayne Brought Out Drake, Curren$y, Master P & More At Lil Weezyana Fest Aug 29, 2015 at 01:51pm 43,100 Views
When it was announced that the Hot Boys would be reuniting for Lil Wayne's Lil Weezyana Fest, we knew it would be a historical event, but it turned out Wayne had plenty more surprises up his sleeve.After running through a collection of his many solo hits, Wayne began to introduce the guests.
Jeezy dropped his Gangsta Party mixtape out of the blue a few months back, and it appears he has another surprise for us in a couple of days.
Apple Blocked Tidal From Streaming Drake's Performance At Lil Weezyana Fest Aug 29, 2015 at 10:19am 21,986 Views
Rumor had it that Apple had threatened Tidal with a $20 million lawsuit if Drake's performance at Lil Weezyana Fest was broadcasted yesterday, and when the rapper's appearance was cut from the stream, the threat seemed to be confirmed. As soon as Drizzy came through to perform "Back To Back," among other songs, the screen went black and the following message appeared:
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Lil Wayne has decided to throw a party for his hometown of New Orleans with the very first ever Lil Weezyna Fest, similar to what Drizzy’s OVO fest is to Toronto.
The I-95 ATL to DC corridor is still alive, as Zaytoven and Shy Glizzy announced today that they have a joint tape coming out soon by the named of For Trappers Only.
First Week Sales Projections For The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" Aug 28, 2015 at 05:50pm 34,948 Views
The Weeknd had an ideal ramp up in advance of Beauty Behind the Madness, putting out some monster records in "Earned It," "The Hills," & "Can't Feel My Face" (plus appearing on Ariana Grande's megahit "Love Me Harder") that elevated the public profile of the album and promised to give its sales a hefty boost.
Tomorrow, Mick Jenkins will begin a month-long tour with Stwo, as the Chicago rapper takes his new album Wave[s] on the road. The album has already been receiving quite positive reviews, and serves as a follow up to his mixtape The Water[s].
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