Get ready for some new Ricky Rozay.
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 35,076 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 21,125 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 32,088 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 46,075 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 22,380 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 36,420 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].
The Game took to Instagram to reveal the cover of long-anticipated album The Documentary 2 and let the people know that it will drop on September 25.
It's that time of the week again. As we make our way into the weekend hours, literally, it's almost 5 PM here on the East Coast, we've readied a new Staff Picks playlist to jam.
Young Buck is getting off pretty easy for his recent attempt at piss forgery. After a recent report that he was looking at five years in prison for faking a drug test in May, a judge ruled that he must complete a treatment program, serve 100 hours of community service, and pay a $7,500 fine, reports TMZ.
Talented, eccentric, South Carolina-bred producer Toro y Moi has been dropping tapes left and right and working with a broad assortment of rap artists. He finally dropped on album this afternoon, seemingly on a whim, via a simple Instagram announcement and a link to the files in his personal Dropbox account.
The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness is out today, and there were a ton of talented hands on the project. Of course, you know the megastars like Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, and Lana Del Rey, but there are also a slew of lesser known producers and writers that helped to shape this massive 2015 release.
French Montana "Mac And Cheese: The Album" Release Date Revealed Aug 28, 2015 at 02:54pm 14,472 Views
French has been making the interview rounds, appearing yesterday on Hot 97 and The Breakfast Club, which tends to signals that new material on the way. Indeed, during the taping of a Rap Radar Podcast episode that will air next Tuesday, he told YN and B. Dot that Mac and Cheese: The Album has a release date of October 30.
The backyard patio at Alife in Manhattan's Lower East Side reeked of weed and anticipation as hundreds of fans patiently waited for Jay Rock to come out and share 90059, the culmination of four years of hard work. When he finally hopped up on the mini-stage in a white tee, he wasted no time getting into it.
Omarion is gearing up for a new album, Reasons, to follow up his recent release Sex Playlist. The MMG-signed singer found a new wave of success with his hit single "Posed To Be," which he discusses in our recent interview-- despite being around for quite some time, somehow that record turned out to be the biggest one of his career.
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