• Lenny Kravitz Will Guest In Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show [Update: So Will Missy Elliott]
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    There was  a time where Rihanna was being considered to do the halftime show at this year's Super Bowl, but unfortunately the NFL (as the NFL tends to do) totally blew it. Now, we've got what is not quite the next best thing, but is something, with Katy Perry taking the reins on the show.After the nipplegate over-correction, which gave us a couple years of performances from artists who were...
  • Jay Z To Purchase Music Streaming Service For $56 Million
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    Jay Z is about to throw his hat in to the music streaming service ring. The music mogul will likely compete with services like Beats Music, Google Play and Spotify after making a bid on the Scandinavian company Aspiro, which owns the streaming service WiMP. Reports say that Hova's company, Project Panther, placed a bid on Aspiro for a cool $56 million in cash, or 464 million...
  • Juicy J To Co-Executive Produce A$AP Rocky's New Album
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    A$AP Rocky's new album roll out is already off to a very strong start, thanks to the singles "Multiply" and "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodeye II." After enlisting Juicy J for some shit-talking on "Multiply" Rocky is going to be taking their relationship, and Juicy J's involvement in his upcoming album, even further. We don't know very much else about A$AP Rocky's new album yet, but Juicy J...
  • Suge Knight Allegedly Ran Over A Man With His Car Today [Update: Suge Arrested For Murder]
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    It has not been a good year for Suge Knight. In the past twelve months, he's been shot and been arrested on robbery charges, and now he could very well be facing a count of vehicular manslaughter. TMZ reports that Knight ran over a man with his car in L.A. today, possibly killing him. According to the gossip site, a video shoot featuring Knight, The Game, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube was going down...
  • Drake, Kendrick Lamar & Nicki Minaj Headline UK Wireless Festival
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    The annual Wireless Festival in the UK has announced a rap-heavy line-up today, with headliners Drake, Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar set to perform during the three-day event. Drake will kick off the fest on Friday July 3rd, followed by Kendrick Lamar and Avicii headlining Saturday July 4th, and finally Nicki Minaj and David Guetta are headlining Sunday July 5th. The festival goes down at...
  • NBA All Star Rosters Announced
    The 2015 NBA All-Star starters were officially announced last week, with Stephen Curry taking home the most votes of any player. Tonight, the NBA on TNT crew announced the reserves that will be joining the starters in New York City next month. Two guards, three front court players, and two wildcard players were added to each roster- here's out it all shook out.   Easter Conference: Starters-...
  • Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Cover The Fader
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    Earlier today, GQ unveiled a new interview with Chance The Rapper (in which he reveals that Andre 3000, J Cole and Frank Ocean are on his debut album), and now, the precocious Chicagoan pops up in the pages of another prominent magazine: The Fader. Along with Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment, Chance graces the cover. Take a look above. The interview centers mostly on Surf, the...
  • Jagged Edge's Kyle Norman Arressted For Aggravated Assault
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    Last fall, Veteran R&B group Jagged Edge began mounting a comeback, sharing a few new tracks while gearing up for an album. Now, they've hit a roadblock, as one of the members, Kyle Norman, has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault. According to local news, police responded to “a fight call between an engaged couple" at Norman's Atlanta residence, and found Norman's...
  • Chance The Rapper Says Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 & J. Cole Are On His Debut Album
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    Chance The Rapper's gotten himself some pretty famous fans. In a new interview with GQ (check out a pic from the photoshoot above), the Chicago native spoke on his yet-to-be-titled debut album, revealing that Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 and J. Cole all make appearances on it.  Perhaps unwilling to say anything else about his commercial debut, Chance spent the rest of the interview...
  • Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel & GS9 Plead Not Guilty To All Charges
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    Earlier today, Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and the eleven other GS9 members who were arrested in December all went to the Manhattan Supreme Court for their first hearing since being brought in on 69 different charges. Somewhat surprisingly, each and every one of them plead not guilty.  Shmurda, who swapped his previous attorney Howard Greenberg for Kenneth Montgomery, and Rebel both had their...
  • #TBT: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA
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    GZA will be 50 next year, and while the MC might spend more time working on his chess game than writing rhymes, he certainly paid his dues while releasing tons of classic material. GZA is the only Wu-Tang Clan member to have released an album before 36 Chambers dropped. Always ahead of the curve, he doesn't get the nickname 'The Genius' for nothing. He spits straight knowledge on his beats, and...
  • Pusha T & Consequence End Beef To Work On Kanye West's New Album
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    The other day we saw a picture of King Louie and Kanye West posted up in the studio, after King L received that coveted invite to go work on Ye's new album at his home in Hollywood. Of course you'd expect some of the G.O.O.D. family to also receive those invites, including former beefing partners Pusha T and Cons. HipHopWired reports that Consequence and Pusha Ton set past issues aside in...
  • DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Announce "PRhyme: The Tour" Tour Dates [Update: Your Old Droog & Boldy James Added]
    DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9"'s joint endeavor, PRhyme, hit shelves today, and is receiving no lack of positive feedback. If you enjoyed what you heard on the LP, you'll be able to see them perform tracks live as part of their "PRhyme" tour. "PRhyme: The Tour" is slated to kick off on February 18th, in Baltimore, Maryland. The tour will span a month, and take the duo to 24 cities, including New...
  • 10 Essential OG Maco Tracks
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    OG Maco is a really interesting, rising star in the rap scene. His music video "U Guessed It" garnered 21 million plays on YouTube since it was uploaded five months ago, and he has been on everyone's mind ever since. While his style can be pinned down as aggressive staccato rapping, OG Maco keeps us guessing. His Breathe EP is surprisingly well-spoken and intelligent, as the young ATLien raps...
  • Kanye Speaks About His Split With Nike, New Role With Adidas
    Kanye West went on The Ellen Show today to talk about a number of topics, including his departure from Nike and his new role with Adidas. No, Yeezy didn't deliver any news regarding the much anticipated 'Yeezi 3', but he did take the opportunity to give some insight into his time spent with The Swoosh.Kanye used phrases like 'lack of oxygen' and 'suffocation' in describing his partnership with...
  • Full Lil Wayne/Cash Money Lawsuit Surfaces
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    If you need some not-so-light reading today, you can have a look at the 21-page lawsuit from Lil Wayne, against Cash Money. After reporting on the suit yesterday, which is for $51 million, all the documents from the lawsuit have now surfaced online. Tunechi is suing Cash Money for breaching his contract, after they failed to pay up a total of $10 million for his work on Tha...
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