Roc Nation's Miguel Cotto fell to Canelo Alvarez on Sat. night, and Jay Z had to cough up $100,000.
Rick Ross just got off house arrest, and while he's happy to be a free man, the time spent in seclusion gave him a lot of time to reflect -- ultimately inspiring the material for his upcoming studio album Black Market.
Classic Rotation: Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" Nov 22, 2015 at 12:52pm 13,448 Views
Since we began this "Classic Rotation" feature two years ago, we've written about albums that have stood the test of time, ones that have come to define eras and genres. A decade is usually what's needed to meet such lofty criteria, but today, we're highlighting the youngest album to ever make the cut.
Big Sean Previews New Music With Future, Metro Boomin & Mike WiLL Made-It Nov 22, 2015 at 11:44am 43,697 Views
Big Sean scored the biggest album of his career with 2015's Dark Sky Paradise, but from the sounds of his upcoming material, he's only just getting started. Sean was in L.A. last night for Red Bull Sound Select, and made sure to treat the audience to some samples of his new music.
Following Meek Mill's now infamous Twitter attack on Drake, Funkmaster Flex was one of the few who rushed to the rapper's side, playing a number of Quentin Miller reference tracks on his radio show, and taking shots at Drizzy all the while.
With "Scholarship," "Wavybone" and "Multiply" under their belts, ASAP Rocky and Juicy J have proved to be a winning team.
GrandeMarshall is a young Philly rapper who signed to Fool's Gold in 2012 after his 800 mixtape caught the ears of label bosses A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. He's had a couple of quality tracks this year, though he hasn't released a full project since 2013's Mugga Man mixtape.
Earlier this year, De La Soul launched a Kickstarter with the intent of crowd-funding their next album. The campaign was a huge success, beating their goal of $110,000 with a whopping $600,000 in fan donations. The record, titled And the Anonymous Nobody, was originally given a September release date but had since been delayed indefinitely.
Sean Kingston's recent attempt to purchase a luxury watch didn't go so well. The Jamaican singer has filed a police report in which he claims he was kidnapped after meeting a jeweler at 1:50 AM on Tuesday night in a parking lot in downtown Los Angeles, reports TMZ.
Kylie Jenner Shares Pic With Tyga After Late Night With A$AP Rocky Nov 21, 2015 at 08:20pm 127,853 Views
Last night, hours after rumors that Kylie Jenner had dumped Tyga went viral, the 18-year-old model was spotted leaving a club with A$AP Rocky. Of course, that led to speculation that she had already scored an incredibly quick rebound with another rapper, but Jenner seems to be set on dispelling those rumors via Snapchat.
There is much we can learn from rap Instagram, much to read between the lines as rappers attempt to craft their image without pesky publicists looking over their shoulder. Take a look at some of the best hip hop Instagram posts of the week after the jump.
During last year's NBA Playoffs, Lil B accused Houston Rockets guard James Harden of allegedly "stealing" his "cooking dance." As Harden continued to cook upon celebratory moments, Lil B placed his infamous Based God "curse" on Harden, whose team proceeded to lose to Lil B's home team, the Golden State Warriors.
Anyone who follows Future on Twitter knows that the man loves to remain cryptic, constantly tweeting vague phrases, any of which could probably be read as either a subtweet or a mixtape title under a magnifying glass.
Kylie Jenner and Tyga are reportedly done, but Jenner seems to be taking things pretty well, as she was right back to the party scene Friday night. It was just another paparazzi-crowded event for Kylie, and while she managed to dodge questions about her recent breakup with T-Raww on the way to her car, the cameras caught an unexpected sight -- ASAP Rocky in the back seat.
2 Chainz Is Selling "Ugly Christmas Sweaters" Featuring Weed Leaves & Dabbin' Santas Nov 21, 2015 at 11:27am 28,485 Views
The ugly Christmas sweater is one of the best parts of the holidays, but 2 Chainz has found a way to make the tradition even better.
Yesterday, Meek Mill shared the artwork to Dreamchasers 4 and said that the mixtape was coming "very soon." Though Meek hasn't offered a release date, Rick Ross recently revealed to DJ Skee that DC4 is coming at the end of December, after Ross' own album, Black Market, which is set for release on December 4.
Rap culture has been linked with drugs for the better part of its lifespan. Rising alongside the crack epidemic in the 80s, the music was synonymous with the inner-city struggles, and at the time that meant crack cocaine. As the 90s hit, there were more drug-dealing raps that hit the mainstream from the likes of Raekwon, Notorious B.I.G., and Jay Z.
While fans anticipate Eric Bellinger's follow up to Cuffing Season (which only dropped this past July), Cuffing Season 2, Bellinger provides us with a warm-up EP, In the Meantime Pt. 2 today. He definitely knows how to keep his fans happy.
E-40 came through, rather quietly, with his new EP Poverty & Prosperity. The prolific Bay Area rapper has not only been prepping his EP, he's been giving out quite a few features-- we heard him on Freddie Gibbs' album Shadow of a Doubt with "10 Times," Ty Dolla $ign's "Saved" off Free TC, not to mention, he makes an appearance on G-Eazy's upcoming album too.
It looks like the case involving Lil Wayne's tour bus shooting has finally come to a conclusion, while the legal drama between Wayne and Birdman (at times, intertwined with this case), continues to lag on. Today the suspect, Jimmy Winfrey, pleaded guilty to 6 of the 27 counts charged in connection to the tour bus shooting.
Logic, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, & Justin Bieber First Week Sales Are In Nov 20, 2015 at 02:27pm 74,585 Views
The final first-week sales numbers are in for albums released on Friday, November 13th. According to Hits Daily Double, Justin Bieber's Purpose reigned supreme, with a whopping 649,000 units moved in terms of STS (sales-plus-streaming).
Today has been very heavy on the album release side, as you've probably noticed by the almost insurmountable number of streams we've posted thus far (and there are more to come). In between this week's long list of new releases, as well as last week's, your iTunes should be busy for a while.
Jeremih's 28th birthday got off to an unfortunate start this July when the singer was pulled over in the San Fernando Valley at 2:15 AM, presumably headed in the direction of birthday sex, and arrested for DUI.