Kanye West drops a major hint that his new album will be called "T.L.O.P."
We’re only a couple days away from the release of Kanye West’s highly anticipated new album, and yet we still don’t know what to call it. After three name changes and a poll from his wife Kim Kardashian, it appears Ye has finally picked a title for the Yeezus follow up.
While the world is more connected than its ever been, regional successes and sounds are still as prevalent as ever in rap. Kevin Gates is selling upwards of 100k first week through his loyal support in the South, while Atlanta, the Bay Area, Chicago and the like have maintained distinct sounds within their respective scenes.
Top Dawg Entertainment’s stable of emcees is one of the best in the game. However, it can be tough to keep everyone happy with so many mouths to feed, so to speak. Ab-Soul is the only artist of the bunch who hasn’t released a critically-acclaimed and widely promoted album.
Kendrick Lamar is up for a whopping Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. The Compton rapper sat down with the Grammys along with Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Rapsody, Sounwave, and other architects of To Pimp a Butterfly to given an oral history of how the album came together. Here are few highlights from the interview:
Kanye West is a busy man, and it appears his attention is currently focused on his Yeezy Season 3 clothing collection. Hopefully that means his album is finished, but without a name anything seems possible. Yeezy has been tweeting pictures of his work fitting the new Yeezy Season 3 clothes, and part of that included a picture of a brand new Yeezy Boost 350.
In a hip hop climate that's almost unhealthily focused on trending topics and followers, no one has committed to and excelled in catering to short attention spans like Future and Young Thug.
Future proved that he could drop an album like a mixtape and still sell upwards of 100,000 copies first week with DS2, and he's now continued that trend with EVOL. The rapper's latest project, released shortly after his free Purple Reign mixtape is projected to sell 110-115,00 copies, (145-150k with streams).
Drake is pretty much bigger than ever right now, and the fact that his latest record, "Summer Sixteen," which is hardly a bid for pop success like "Hotline Bling", has given him his biggest sales week as a solo artist, is evidence of such. According to Billboard, the single has netted a whopping 215,000 downloads this week. Of course, debuting the song on OVO sound, taking some sublimina
With Super Bowl 50 pitted as a matchup between dabbin', swaggin' Cam Newton and Papa John's franchise-havin' Peyton Manning, it was no surprise that the majority of the hip hop community threw its weight behind the Carolina Panthers. It is also no surprise to see that some rappers put huge stacks on the game, confident that the 17-1 Panthers could deliver one more W.
The rap and fashion worlds seem to intersecting more than ever these days, and that trend continues with the announcement of Alexander Wang's upcoming campaign. Creating an Instagram for the "WANGSQUAD," the brand announced a collection of 21 figures who would be contributing to the Wang image.
Constant new music from the game's biggest stars has become the norm. And while it's almost too much to digest, we're not complaining. This week's Top Tracks is dominated by Future, Drake, and Rihanna, and it's likely those names aren't going anywhere -- Future, especially, who's already dropped two projects this year, adding to the four he put out in 2015. And don't let me forget about Meek.
We always knew Beyonce doesn’t take anything less than the best from everyone she works with, and that includes her collaborator and Super Bowl 50 co-performer Chris Martin of Coldplay.
Kanye West is using his yeezy.supply website to count down (or up) to the Yeezy Season 3 stream, which doubles as the release date for his next, apparently unnamed record. The timer will expire at 4PM EST on February 11.
Stephen Curry didn’t let up over the weekend, leading his Golden State Warriors to a 116 - 110 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The mercurial guard was on point as ever, even crossing over Kevin Durant before hitting a three in his face. He gets a short week with only two games as he prepares for the NBA All-Star Game, to which he’s been named a starter by the fans.
Kanye West is always making last minute changes to his albums, as the ever-evolving tracklist for his upcoming project has evidenced.
Gucci Mane Was Going To Host Mike WiLL's "Ransom 2" From Jail, But The Feds Shut It Down | 28,830 Views
We know that Mike WiLL Made It and Gucci Mane have a storied creative partnership, to the point that Guwop actually gave Mike his producer name (Mike Will Made It/ Gucci Mane slayed it"), so the fact that the two are still in contact despite Gucci being behind bars isn't all that surprising.What is surprising however, is that Mike WiLL was attempting to get Wop to host his upcoming project, Ransom
After shutting down the Super Bowl 50 half time show alongside Coldplay and Bruno Mars, Beyoncé made a big announcement.
The Super Bowl is the one event where the commercials demand as much attention as the main programming, and as a result, a Grammys ad got a whole lot of attention tonight -- though for the wrong reasons.The commercial hasn't made its way online just yet, but according to viewers, it suggested that Drake would be performing at the award show -- something that hadn't previously been announced.While
Now that Drake, Pharrell, and most recently, DJ Khaled have their own Beats 1 Radio shows, Chance The Rapper has decided sign on with Apple for his own segment.Announced on Skateboard P's OTHERtone today, Chance has a new show -- most likely called WorldWideChicago -- coming to the fast-growing network, and while we have no info on what the SURF emcee will be focusing on in his new venture, i
Beyoncé will be performing at the Super Bowl half time show tonight, and since dropping the internet-breaking "Formation" video yesterday, she's made sure everyone remembers to tune in.On top of the new track, Yoncé has also curated a playlist for Tidal, which features a collection of party anthems that should be the perfect fit for your Super Bowl festivities tonight.Titled "Hot Sau
It's tough to keep up with the massive crop of Atlanta rappers who have skyrocketed into the eyes of the mainstream over the past few years. Today's lesson is on a fringe persona by the name of PeeWee Longway, a rapper who's been red-hot in the city for a few years now. And as he's still honing in on his unique brand of googly-eyed trap, 2016 looks to be his most successful year yet.
Jhené Aiko returned last month with a new single, "B's & H's," that was premiered on Soulection's show on Beats 1 radio.
Depending on how cool your social media feeds are, you probably saw some posts last week celebrating the legacy of the legendary producer J Dilla. February was declared "Dilla Month" by Stones Throw Records to commemorate the loss of James "J Dilla" Yancey, who died of a rare blood disease on February 10, 2006.
Though 50 Cent recently turned his attention back to Puffy (who was recently accused of putting out a $1 million hit on Tupac), he's still got plenty of trolling saved up for Meek Mill. Last month, the Philly rapper dissed 50 on the 4/4 track "Gave Em Hope," and the G-Unit rapper clapped back with a seemingly endless barrage of memes.
Beyoncé's new single, and accompanying video, is bold and unapologetically black. Due to her celebrity, she may only be able to dine at the most exclusive of 5-star restaurants these days, though on "Formation," she reminded fans of her Southern-fried roots.
Fans waited years for Jeremih's Late Nights: The Album, and most were likely pleased with its quality. The Chicago singer has just revealed the title to his next album: Later That Night, which hopefully won't experience the lengthy delays of its predecessor. In a new interview with Billboard, Jeremih says the project, which will be his fourth studio album, is coming "real soon."
Today's biggest event was the unveiling of Beyoncé's new single and accompanying video, "Formation." Shortly after its release, it was revealed that the song was produced by Mike Will Made-It as well as Ear Drummers producer Apluss and that it was co-written by Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd.
Over its 50 year lifespan, the NFL's championship game has done a better job than any other sporting event of attracting viewers who have little to no interest in the sport.
UPDATE (02/07/15 10:19 AM): "That B.E.A.T." director Chris Black has revealed that Beyoncé's team did try to license footage from his documentary last month, though he maintains a deal was never struck. The film's other director, Abteen Bagheri, apparently denied a request from those involved with "Formation" to gain access to "That B.E.A.T." footage.
It's been less than three weeks since Migos' excellent mixtape, YRN 2, but the Atlanta trio has already announced that they have another one coming soon.