Some of the best hip hop Instagram posts of the week.
Well here’s some good news for Earl Sweatshirt fans. The Odd Future member is taking his talents on the road in support of his latest album, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t go Outside.
Eminem Talks "Southpaw," Floyd Mayweather, & More In Twitter Q&A Jul 24, 2015 at 07:40pm 20,526 Views
Eminem hosted a Twitter Q&A this afternoon to promote "Southpaw," which premieres today. He took 13 questions from fans who submitted queries via the hashtag #DearSlim.
A Manhattan jury ruled today that 50 Cent must pay Lastonia Leviston $2 million on top of the $5 million in punitive damages he was ordered to pay her two weeks ago as restitution for posting her sex tape online in 2009. According to the New York Daily News, the jury didn't feel 50 was sufficiently contrite for his actions.
Holy beef. This week saw arguably more online clashes in the rap game than any other week in the past five years, with Nicki Minaj v. Taylor Swift, Meek Mill v. Drake, Boi-1da v. OG Maco, Ghostface Killah v. Action Bronson, and Bruno Mars v. Ed Sheeran (lol) all clashing. Those dominated the headlines and Twitter alike, so this week's edition of 140 Bars features some of the spillover.
Stream The NBA 2K16 Soundtrack, Curated By DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled & DJ Premier Jul 24, 2015 at 05:35pm 18,677 Views
Earlier this month, it was announced that the soundtrack of 2K Sports' NBA 2K16 video gmae would be curated by a triumvirate of hip hop's finest DJs, namely DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled and DJ Premier. Today, the whole thing is available for streaming on Spotify. Check each Dj's tracklist below, and stream it at the bottom of the page. DJ Premier Playlist
Today Capone-N-Noreaga drop Lessons, their 5th studio album and their first album since 2010's The War Report 2.
Wale appeared at the White House yesterday to speak on a panel for Michelle's Obama Beating The Odds summit, which aims to help teenagers make the transition from high school to college. Over 130 teens were in attendance to hear Wale speak alongside the FLOTUS, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Brown University student Manuel Contreras.
Quentin Miller became famous overnight after Meek Mill went on a Twitter rant about his contribution to Drake's "R.I.C.O." verse and even name-dropped the Atlanta rapper. Miller remained silent for quite some time, but has finally spoken up via a post on his Tumblr in which he raises an issue with the term "ghostwriter." Read it in full below:
Nicki Minaj made a big appearance on Good Morning America this morning, performing a pair of songs and sitting down for an interview to discuss the recently released VMAs Video of the Year noms, from which her "Anaconda" video was conspicuously absent, and her Twitter confrontation with Taylor Swift. Nicki said her "beef" with Swift is no more.
The biggest new this week wasn't about music, but rather beef, and a lot of it. Outside of warring factions like Meek Mill and Drake and Ghostface Killah and Action Bronson, though, we still got a wealth of dope tunes. The dust settled on Future's DS2, opening the door for Dej Loaf, DJ Mustard, Machine Gun Kelly and others to drop attention-worthy projects.
Bobby Shmurda pled not guilty Thursday to felony and misdemeanor charges of promoting prison contraband, perjury, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to a report from the New York Times.
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more TV programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand.
Earlier this week, Chris Brown completed a show in Manila, and was getting ready to leave The Philippines when he was blocked by the Philippine Department of Justice.
With the worldwide album release date moving to Friday just recently, our end of the week is quickly becoming inundated with streams of new projects. Migos gave us their debut album, Yung Rich Nation, a week early last night, the Eminem-helmed "Southpaw" soundtrack just hit Spotify, and now Dej Loaf shares her latest.
Stream The "Southpaw" Soundtrack Feat. Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson & More Jul 24, 2015 at 09:49am 10,360 Views
"Southpaw," a boxing film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent and Rachel McAdams, opens in theaters today, but more importantly for hip hop fans, the soundtrack's now on Spotify. Executive produced by Eminem, it features tracks by him, Busta Rhymes, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, 50 Cent, Notorious B.I.G, Tech N9ne, Slaughterhouse, Logic and more.
The ongoing Birdman vs. Lil Wayne beef took an ugly turn a few weeks ago, when police documents linked Stunna and Young Thug to a shooting of Wayne's tour bus that occurred on April 26th.
We’ve been hearing about Hopsin’s Pound Syndrome album now since December of last year, when he first made the announcement and cleared the air about moving to Australia. Well fast forward seven months to today, and the album has finally arrived!
Migos’ highly anticipated debut album, YRN (Yung Rich Nation), isn’t scheduled to arrive until next Friday, July 31st, but if you can’t wait until then to hear it, the ATL trio has got you covered.
After spitting possibly the hottest freestyle in radio history this morning on Shade45, Eminem took to Twitter to announce that he will host a Twitter Q & A sesh Friday afternoon at 1 PM EST.
Chief Keef Planning New Hologram Benefit Concert At "Secret Location" Jul 23, 2015 at 07:33pm 7,241 Views
Chief Keef is fighting fire with fire. After the city of Chicago nixed his planned hologram benefit concert at the last second, he says he plans to proceed with a secret benefit concert.
Looks like Chris Bridges is returning to the silver screen. Ludacris posted a photo on IG of him posing with Terrence Howard, who stars in "Empire" as mogul Lucious Lyon. The photo is captioned: "This could get interesting... #empireseason2." Luda sports a police officer's uniform (correctional officer?) with the name McKnight on his badge.
Future Fans Line Up For Tickets, Police Show Up In Riot Gear & Cancel Show Jul 23, 2015 at 05:58pm 17,064 Views
While Future flew to LA for the final stop of his 4-day Salute The Fans DS2 Tour, his fans clamored outside the Roxy where he will perform tonight, praying to get their hands one of the show's limited free tickets. The Roxy holds 500 people, and fans started showing up as early as 9am hoping to claim a ticket for the midnight performance.
Chris Brown really wants to leave the Philippines. The singer is currently moored in Manila after the Philippine Department of Justice blocked his attempt to exit the country as his plane sat on the tarmac ready to head to his next show in Hong Kong. It's only been a day or two, but he's already going stir crazy.
Chance The Rapper manages to lead a pretty private life, despite his continually-increasing fame. He rarely gives interviews, shares details about his personal life, or participates in beefs or gossip, but today, he let us in on a big new development in his life: he's about to become a father.
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