Staff picks from the past week of music.
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 7,258 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 17,084 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.
Meek Mill has stirred up a lot of feelings with his twitter rant. The rapper has people taking sides, analyzing what it means to be a rapper, and ghostwriting's place in hip-hop as a whole.
Boutique consulting group Electric Circus has released a site called THEBURRPRINT.COM, a collection of Gucci tribute art and portal for all things Gucci Mane on Tumblr. Lots of gems to be had: Gucci as a Pokemon, Aaron Burr, Gucci GIFs, Gucci-related tweets, professional shots of Gucci looking like a boss.
In a new interview with LA Weekly, Freddie Gibbs casually mentioned that he buys two guns a month. “I had 50 guns, now I have 100,” he said. “I’ve bought two guns for every month that she’s been alive. It’s brought out the protector in me.”
Back in the 80s, things were a lot different. Hip hop was just getting its start, and it was a whole lot more PG-rated than it is today. Then, along came a few dudes named the 2 Live Crew, who would change things forever with their raucous brand of hip hop.
BJ The Chicago Kid's Major Label Debut Will Feature Chance The Rapper & Kendrick Lamar Jul 23, 2015 at 02:32pm 9,291 Views
For several years now, BJ The Chicago Kid has been one of R&B's unsung heroes. He's guested on tracks by Freddie Gibbs, Casey Veggies, Big K.R.I.T., Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Joey Bada$$ and pretty much everybody in TDE, and now it's time for him to step into the spotlight as a solo artist.
Early yesterday morning, Meek Mill revealed to the world that Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O." was co-written by a guy named Quentin Miller. Jaws dropped, twitter exploded, and many debated whether Drake was still eligible for "best rapper" status. Really though, it wasn't truly a "reveal," as Miller's name appeared on the song's credits in the DWMTM packaging.
Here goes the second apology of the day, in an unrelated beef to the Meek Mill/Drake incident. Meek Mill formally apologized to his boo Nicki Minaj during their show last night (although he shouted out Drizzy, he didn't publicly apologize, yet). Now T Swift has hopped on twitter to publicly apologize to Nicki Minaj for misconstruing her rant against the MTV VMAs.
Meek Mill Apologizes To Nicki Minaj For "Going Crazy On Twitter" Jul 23, 2015 at 12:29pm 45,937 Views
Last night during the Bristow, VA stop of The Pinkprint tour, Meek Mill apologized to Nicki Minaj in his first public appearance since his now-infamous Twitter tirade against Drake.
Trae Tha Truth, who celebrated "Trae Day" in Houston yesterday, is following that up on Friday with the release of his new studio effort, also titled after himself, Tha Truth.
Lupe Fiasco Writes Open Letter In Response To Meek Mill/Drake Drama Jul 23, 2015 at 11:15am 46,027 Views
A lot of rappers have responded to Meek Mill's twitter rant, and now Lupe Fiasco has added his two cents. Lupe, known for his lyricism, penned a two-part letter on his Instagram page called "The Haunting," where he discusses the idea of ghostwriting and borrowing ideas/suggestions from other artists. He also delves into the difficulty of having commercial success as a rapper.
Safaree Samuels was caught in the hail fire that was Meek Mill's twitter rant two nights ago. The former boyfriend of Nicki Minaj received a slight when Meek tweeted, "This nigga SB was twerking mannnnnnnn....i always thought u was gay letting Ya girl do all that shit with niggas while yall where together! Lol," before he went on to throw daggers at Drake.
Caitlyn Jenner is documenting her transition from Bruce Jenner in an upcoming TV series, "I Am Cait." The documentary series is set to air this coming Sunday, and will, unsurprisingly, feature the many Kardashian/Jenner siblings.
Meek Mill Shouts Out Drake During Tonight's Concert In VA: "Let Him Be Great" Jul 23, 2015 at 12:47am 75,049 Views
Meek Mill has finally said something following last night’s comments made about Drake for having a ghostwriter. While performing in Virginia Wednesday night as part of Nicki’s "PinkPrint Tour”, Meek decided to address all of today’s controversy surrounding his comments and shout out the OVO rapper in the middle of Wednesday night's set. Meek stated:
With Dirty Sprite 2 set to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts later this week, Future is out on the road for a free, 4-city tour showing appreciation to those responsible for that.
While we wait for Drake’s official response from last night’s comments made by Meek Mill, his go-to producer, 40, has decided to break his silence and voice his opinion on the controversy.
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