Vote for the man who has the best verse in each of the Black Hippy posse cuts.
Watch All The Performances From The 2015 Billboard Music Awards May 17, 2015 at 11:47pm 25,197 Views
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards just wrapped up at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. While it wasn’t as eventful as Miguel’s infamous leg drop, it sure was a special night for performances as some of industry's biggest names took the stage.
Rick Ross Facing Lawsuit For Using Old Jay Z Photo In "Movin' Bass" Video May 17, 2015 at 06:23pm 48,404 Views
It looks like Rick Ross is facing another lawsuit from hip-hop photographer Armen Djerrahian. If you remember last year (in May to be exact), Rozay was sued by Armen for using photographs that he’d taken without his permission, and now apparently the same thing happened in Rozay’s latest music video.
Jay Z Brings Out Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Jeezy & Jay Electronica During "B-Sides" Concert In NYC May 17, 2015 at 04:02pm 19,735 Views
New Yorkers (who happen to be TIDAL users) were treated to a historic performance last night (May 16). Not only did Hov perform rarities from his back catalog, the TIDAL boss also brought out many surprise guests, including the reunion of the early '00s Roc-A-Fella lineup.
Jay Z Disses Spotify & YouTube During Freestyle At TIDAL's "B-Sides" Concert May 17, 2015 at 03:19pm 30,564 Views
Last night (May 17), Jay Z treated TIDAL users to an exclusive "B-Sides" concert in NYC, in which he performed rare tracks from his extensive catalog. Also during the show, Hov kicked a freestyle that touched on just about all of the trending topics in the music world, including jabs at YouTube, Spotify, and Apple, his new streaming competitors.
Jay Z & Beyonce Have Paid "Tens Of Thousands" In Protestors' Bail Money May 17, 2015 at 02:26pm 33,634 Views
Filmmaker, writer, and social critic dream hampton (who writes her name in all lowercase) took to social media to defend Jay Z and Beyonce against claims that the couple has remained silent in the midst of protests in Ferguson and Baltimore.
Young rappers are so exciting to watch. The art form provides the perfect structure for a young person to express themselves, and it never gets old watching another kid come up in the spotlight, releasing bits and pieces of themselves to the public through music.
Rihanna Performs "Bitch Better Have My Money" & "American Oxygen" On SNL Finale May 17, 2015 at 12:22pm 9,461 Views
For the final episode of SNL's 40th anniversary season, host Louis C.K. was accompanied by a very special musical guest, Rihanna, who performed two of her recent hit singles.
Today, May 17, Chinx was shot and killed while driving on Queens Boulevard. A member of French Montana's Coke Boys crew and label, Chinx, age 31, was preparing to release his debut album, Welcome to JFK, later this year. No suspect nor motive has yet been identified.
Today, May 17, Queens rapper Lionel "Chinx" Pickens has been declared dead. Chinx was reportedly shot at 4am in the passenger's seat of his car while driving in Briarwood, Queens. The management companies associated with the Coke Boys' rapper have released a statement on his death:
Bobby Shmurda Reportedly Involved In Bloods Vs. Crips Jailfight May 16, 2015 at 10:34pm 50,855 Views
Bobby Shmurda was reportedly involved in a gang-related jailfight in Otis Bantum Correctional Center in Queens on April 15. Shmurda! According to TMZ, the fracas pitted four Crips, including Shmurda, against two Bloods in a fistfight and ended with jail guards using pepper spray to quell the violence. He described jail as "survival of the fittest" back in February.
If you thought Meek Mill's Dreams Are Worth More Than Money would never come out, Meek posted eleven Instagram videos during his studio session last night. Nice to see Meek in the studio putting in work, and also nice to get a taste of what we'll be hearing when DAWMTM drops (allegedly) this summer.
Memphis Bleek appearend on Shade 45 recently to speak on his upcoming projects and rep TIDAL for his former mentor Jay Z. “TIDAL is worth it," Bleek said. When not shilling for Hova, the Brooklyn rapper talked about his difficulty focusing on music when his business partners are more focused on non-musical endeavors, such as Roc Nation Sports, Dusse, and TIDAL.
We saw two notable debuts on this week's charts, and they tell very different stories. The first comes from underground hero, Tech N9ne, who managed to have his biggest sales week ever, coming in at number 4. Meanwhile, Ciara, who has both a hit and major label backing, only earned a number 17 debut.
Kendrick Lamar made an appearance at Adrian Younge's Linear Labs label launch last night, and while simply performing would have been a blessing in itself, the Compton rapper actually showcased some brand new material.
What's that? Hip hop without the drums? Does that exist? Is it even possible?
While quickly becoming one of the biggest R&B stars in the game, August Alsina has quietly been dealing with a horrible eye disease, one that has left him blind in his left eye, and with deteriorating vision in his right.
Janet Jackson Announces "New Music, New World Tour, A New Movement" For 2015 May 16, 2015 at 10:37am 4,468 Views
Over the last week, rumors have circulated of a new album from Janet Jackson, her first since 2008. A photo of an Atlantic Records release schedule had the LP set for a June release, but it all seemed like it oculd be a hoax. Today, we have confirmation that new Janet music is on its way, as well as a 2015 world tour.
New music! Jokes! Late graduations! Blunted revelations! Brotherly love! All of this and more on this week's edition of 140 Bars. Read on to get the best tweets in hip hop, from everyone from Kanye West to Lil B.
Offset And Rich The Kid Give Phone Interview From Jail, Clear Up Rumors May 16, 2015 at 12:17am 24,607 Views
Offset of Migos and Rich the Kid called in to Atlanta-based Hot 107.9's Durtty Boyz radio show Friday night to give an update and clear any and all rumors following their arrest on stage at a concert at Georgia Southern on April 20.
Charlamagne Tha God Says Young Thug Is Setting Himself Up For Failure May 15, 2015 at 09:06pm 74,492 Views
On a recent episode of VladTV, Vlad and Power 105.1 radio host Charlamagne Tha God engaged in a civil but heated debate on the merits of Young Thug's music, with Vlad advocating for Barter VI and Charlamagne refusing to listen to it.
In comments sections, Twitter mentions, forums and YouTube comments, Dom Kennedy's ravenous fan base have been fiending for new material for quite some time. After all, it's been almost two years since Get Home Safely dropped, and he's been pretty quiet about new music. Today, though, he's announced a new, self-titled album that'll arrive on June 2nd.
Since becoming famous for the phrase "Bitch U Guessed It" (and perhaps more importantly, the song itself), OG Maco has showed off his versatility by releasing a ton of EPs. He's definitely been consistent in his output of free music, but that may soon come to a halt.
This week's Staff Picks shows off some variety, from the trap to the underground to the mainstream. As per usual, it's basically a playlist you can use for your weekend activities and should serve as one seamless listening session.
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