Watch a live stream of Meek Mill's "Welcome Back" show in Philly.
T-Pain Shuts Down The Fader Fort At SXSW [Update: Watch Full Sets From Big Sean & Migos] Mar 21, 2015 at 02:16 PM 16,394 Views
T-Pain: still got it!!! The Toast of Tallahassee took the stage last night for a surprise performance at the FADER Fort at SXSW. Backed by a live band, he performed 42 songs in all, a mixture of his old bangers and material from his upcoming album Stoicville: The Phoenix with a few Kanye West, Rick Ross, and R. Kelly covers sprinkled in for good measure.
Travi$ Scott Dissed Trey Songz On Stage, And Fans Are Not Happy About It [Update: Travi$ Says There's "No Beef"] Mar 21, 2015 at 01:31 PM 42,784 Views
Young Thug's recent on-stage comments were misinterpreted as a diss toward his Rich Gang collaborator, Rich Homie Quan, but his tour mate's remarks about Trey Songz leave little to the imagination. Travi$ Scott decided to end a song performance in Chicago with the declaration, "Fuck Trey Songz!" earlier this week.
Drake Redesign Of The Toronto Raptors Logo Set To Drop March 27th Mar 21, 2015 at 12:44 PM 32,497 Views
Brand ambassador. PA Announcer. Logo designer. Drake's love for and connection to his hometown Toronto Raptors has been well-documented. Last night Drake tweeted out a link to a countdown to the imminent release of his redesign of the Raptors' logo in collaboration with the vintage apparel company Mitchell & Ness. http://t.co/bMvp0D6JsQ — Drizzy (@Drake) March 20, 2015
Last week was a great one to be a hip-hop fan, but a bad one to be a record label executive. To Pimp A Butterfly has some considering it a classic already, and we have a new Earl Sweatshirt album to look forward to next week. Sony and Interscope may have gotten put on blast, but it's OK: Chris Brown's off probation.
Chris Brown’s Probation Ends, Court Closes Rihanna Assault Case Mar 20, 2015 at 10:05 PM 15,271 Views
Chris Brown is a happy and “thankful” man today. After six years and numerous run-ins with the law, Breezy is finally off probation and his 2009 assault case on Rihanna has come to a close as well.
On Monday (March 16), Kanye West was selected to headline Glastonbury, one of the world's biggest festivals. Since, a petition attempting to replace Kanye with a rock band has circulated the Internet and already accrued almost 100,000 signatures.
As we wait on his Pharrell-produced album, BUSH, Snoop Dogg revealed that he has a major non-music project in the works. Snoop didn't perform at this year's SXSW, but he was a keynote speaker. For his keynote, he was interviewed by his longtime manager Ted Chung, and during their back-and-forth, Snoop revealed that he's currently working on an HBO TV series.
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.
Despite the fact you'll rarely catch them on MTV, music videos are more prevalent than ever, especially in rap. With the ability to film visuals for easily and without great expense, it's no longer out of the question for a rapper to film a video for each and every song on their mixtape.
Suge Knight is currently fighting charges of murder and second degree murder following a fatal hit-and-run earlier this year. It appears that Knight will not be released any time soon, as today he was hit with an unattainable $25 million bail, which upon hearing caused the mogul to collapse in the court room.
A few weeks ago, Rick Ross shared a couple of Instagram pics of himself with comedy legend Bill Murray--an unlikely pair indeed. The pictures seemed to be shot in the studio, and, as it turns out, Bill and Ross were actually recording together.
Last night (March 19), The Weeknd headlined YouTube's SXSW showcase and treated fans to some new music. The new song, reportedly titled "Mood Music", is produced by Million $ Mano, who was Kanye West's former tour DJ. As far as the "mood" on this one, it's typical XO: late-night/early morning (depressed) vibes, with enough bass to be a club staple.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Reveals That Drake Hooked Up With His Girlfriend In Proposed Tell-All Book Mar 20, 2015 at 11:05 AM 98,165 Views
Lil Wayne may only be in his early 30s, but he's been through more than most people will in a lifetime. Apparently, Wayne feels its time he documented some of those experiences, as TMZ reports the rapper has been shopping a new tell-all book to publishers.
ASAP Rocky's Album Is Finished, Will Feature FKA Twigs & Clams Casino Mar 20, 2015 at 09:53 AM 43,465 Views
ASAP Rocky was one of the biggest breakout rappers of the last few years, getting signed and releasing his debut album in an insanely short timeframe after first breaking through with "Purple Swag" and "Peso".
Back on January 18th, the hip-hop community lost one of its greats when A$AP mob founder, A$AP Yams, was tragically found dead in his NYC apartment. The cause of his death was unknown at the time, but we now have some new details.
E-40 is still a relevant rapper in 2015, but is everyone aware of this dude's tenure in the game? The 47-year-old rapper has been crushing it since 1990 with his flamboyant style of rapping.
Travi$ Scott is currently winding down his "Rodeo Tour" alongside Young Thug. The inspiration for the tour comes from actual Texas rodeos--soundtracked by two of the wildest rappers in the game. And Travi$ expects the crowd to be all the way turnt up. During a recent stop in Chicago, Travi$ addressed a particularly lethargic crowd, saying he felt like he was "at a motherfuckin' J.
These days, the women who cover Playboy are also the subject of an article within the magazine. The latest Playboy cover star is rapper Azealia Banks. We've already seen a few photos from the shoot, and now we get the text to the interview Playboy recently conducted with the Harlem rapper.
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is the producer of, as well as a recurring cast member in, the Starz TV show "Power". Last night, 50 tweeted that "Power" will return on June 6, including a short trailer for the upcoming season, and the quote: "Empires are built on POWER".
Chance the Rapper is a busy man these days. As we await the release of Surf, his upcoming album with his band The Social Experiment, Chance has just notified us that he's releasing a short film, "Mr. Happy", tomorrow (March 20). There hasn't been much promotion, but since it's Chance (real name Chancelor Bennett), we'll expect something fascinating.
Whatever the conversation is in hip-hop this week, it'll be dominated by Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly. Even though it has almost as much live instrumentation as a Roots album, the epic project also manages to incorporate a ton of samples that pull from past eras of music.
Last week, a Los Angeles jury deemed Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke guilty of copyright infringement for their 2013 single "Blurred Lines". The lawsuit was brought forth by the family of Marvin Gaye, whose 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up" was said to be plagiarized by "Blurred Lines". Pharrell and Thicke were ordered to pay a total of $7.3 million to the Marvin Gaye estate.
Copyright is becoming a scary force in the music industry.
Travi$ Scott, Joey Bada$$, Dej Loaf & More To Perform On HOT 97 Summer Jam Festival Stage 2015 Mar 19, 2015 at 10:07 AM 9,023 Views
The winter is finally melting away, and HOT 97's Summer Jam is on the horizon once again. While the main stage headliners for the 2015 hip hop party of the year are still under wraps, they've announced the main acts for the festival stage.
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