Araabmuzik announces the new album "Dreamworld," says its dropping July 5.
Having closed out 2015 on a strong note with the release of his two EP’s Goon Loops & King, Araabmuzik was about to carry over the success into 2016, before he was senselessly shot in a Harlem parking garage back in February, leaving him fighting for his life in the hospital for days.
It appears Busta Rhymes is being sued by his former chauffeur, David Jones, for reportedly not paying the former employee his salary. According to a report by The New York Daily News, Jones filed a lawsuit against Busta Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Smith, on Tuesday and is seeking $236,064 in damages plus legal fees.
Justin Timberlake hasn't put out any new music since his 2013 double offering The 20/20 Experience Pt. 1 & 2, but it seems he has some new material on the way.
A J Dilla-inspired donut shop opened Detroit Tuesday morning to great fanfare. Founded by Dilla's uncle Herman Hayes to honor his nephew's legacy, the shop sold out three times on its first day of business. "We wish we would've had enough to last until at least afternoon, but we kept bringing batches in and they kept going just like that!" store manager Glenn Telton told Fox 2 Detroit.
A few days ago we shared an update on Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 2 product, specifically that the clothing had been indefinitely delayed but the shoes would be coming out on June 6. As more information has become available, it’s clear there’s a lot more to the this story than we first thought.
Burberry Perry is Lil Yachty's go-to producer, hype man, and best friend. Currently on the road with Young Thug and Yachty for the "HiTunes" tour, Perry decided today was a good day to drop his self-titled, six-track EP: Burberry Perry. "Burberry Perry project brought to you from the one and only, stay positive and be happy," he writes on Soundcloud.
It felt like the hot takes on VIEWS started coming in before the album even dropped.
Drake will keep the momentum going for VIEWS, as if he really needs it, with an upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live. The comedy show revealed their upcoming guests for the month of May today.
After medical issues cause multiple delays to her tour, Janet Jackson officially postponed all of her scheduled dates last month on a much happier note, telling fans, “I thought it was important that you be the first to know.
A lot of big artists are going on tour this spring and summer. You have mega-stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Drake. You have rising stars Anderson .Paak and Bas. You have established vets like Snoop Dogg, Maxwell, and Cam'Ron. And everybody in between.
It's a wild week in the Billboard charts, mostly because the Prince posthumous fever didn't die down a bit. In fact, it went even crazier, landing the late artist five releases in the top 10! Only Beyonce and Rihanna were able to secure positions within the top 7, as Prince occupies most of those spots with compilations and proper albums alike.
Joe Budden has been known to share some spirited opinions on his podcast, and it looks like an upcoming discussion of Drake's new album, VIEWS, has him particularly worked up.
Before everyone’s smartphones were on the level personal computers, people would buy separate GPS devices to direct them. You could pay a small amount of money to change the voice on the device from the typical female robot to things like Yoda or Indiana Jones, and people ate that shit up.
Nas' best album is Illmatic. Mobb Deep's best album is The Infamous. For other hip hop artists, it is not so easy to determine their "best album," let alone declare it aloud with no risk of being rebutted and/or sucked into a ferocious debate by someone within earshot.
Riding a huge wave of hype based on a few excellent singles, Post Malone has really been maximizing the marketing for his album, giving us each bit of information separately. A few weeks ago he revealed the cover art for his mixtape, a flame-filled, red-tinted shot of the singer with a cigarette in his hand.
We attended the listening session for Post Malone’s upcoming mixtape August 26 last night, and it was lit. Hosted in an upscale lounge in Manhattan, the single room setting was populated with a mix of music journalists, record company representatives, musical artists and girls brought in by the artists.
Beyonce's LEMONADE did not cast her husband Jay Z in a particularly positive light. Her retelling of her emotional journey through Jay's infidelity resulted in one of her best albums to date, as well as one of her most commercially successful -- all 12 songs from the album are currently charting.
Afeni Shakur's death elicited great sadness in the music community, as well as a nearly equal level of concern over what would become of Tupac's estate, which she had dutifully had managed for nearly 20 years.
Good news for Action Bronson fans. The Queens rapper-cum-globetrotting chef has completed his anticipated Blue Chips 7000 mixtape. What's more, he wants to drop it as soon as possible.
Following Prince's tragic death, there were reports that surfaced citing that the legendary singer suffered from a prescription painkiller addiction, and had in fact been treated for an overdose just days before his death. We still do not know the exact reason for Prince's passing though, although an autoposy has been completed, the results have not been released to the public.
Lord Shariyf, a man who identifies himself as Afrika Bambaataa's former bodyguard, claims that the hip hop pioneer had a sexual relationship with "hundreds" of underage boys. “Since the 70s, it’s been hundreds,” Shariyf said in an interview with radio host Star. “I can say I’ve walked in on stuff where I say, 'what the fuck is going on?'”
The Weeknd is back in the studio working on some new music at the moment, and it appears he’s been doing it with some of the same producers from his breakout debut House Of Balloons.
50 Cent's decision to post a video of himself harassing an airport employee he believed was high has resulted in backlash after it was revealed that the man he targeted was 19-year-old Andrew Farrell, who suffers from "social anxiety and mild autism". The video has since been deleted, but Farrell's stepfather, has called for an apology, as have many fans on social media.
While the hip hop community is still mourning the passing of his mother Afeni Shakur, we have some slightly different Tupac news. Someone has put Tupac’s persona 1996 Hummer H1 on an auction site. It’s not the first of Tupac Shakur’s memorabilia that has appeared online recently.
Afeni Shakur, Tupac Shakur's mother, died last night at age 69 from possible cardiac arrest.
This morning, Forbes announced that their Forbes Five list has a new member: Drizzy Drake. The rapper, who was already rap royalty, is now among hip-hop's five wealthiest members-- replacing is-he-or-isn't-he-broke rapper 50 Cent.
This morning we reported on the unfortunate news that Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, passed away last night around 10:30 PM. The cause of her death is still unknown, although some reports say it was possibly cardiac arrest.
Last week a new Chinese sneaker company called Uncle Martian entered the scene. While this isn’t news in its own right, the new brand has gotten a pretty big side-eye from the industry because of its similarity to Under Armour. The Uncle Martian logo is strikingly similar to Under Armour’s.
As grime threatens to break through in North America every few years, only to eventually retreat back to the UK, Rejjie Snow remains an Irish hip-hop act that stands a real chance of being the exceptional overseas rapper to make an impact in the states. Perhaps it's the Dublin native's infatuation with U.S. rap that gives him the edge, or his experiences living in the U.S.