Watch Rihanna's Rock In Rio performance.
There is much we can learn from rap Instagram, much to read between the lines as rappers attempt to craft their image without pesky publicists looking over their shoulder. This week was an eclectic one in the hip hop world. Karrueche posted some hot pics, Plies dispensed a few pearls of wisdom, Boosie was usual wacky self, and Freddie Gibbs rode a horse.
Mike Dean Hints At Collab From Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T & More Sep 26, 2015 at 02:31pm 13,940 Views
Mike Dean has been a busy man recently. The hall of fame producer executive produced Travi$ Scott's Rodeo and has been playing guitar for Travi$ on tour. He is also playing live guitar for Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" shows in L.A., the second of which is happening tonight (Sept. 26).
UPDATE: DJ Louie Styles, Fetty Wap's tour DJ, has tweeted that Fetty is "Gucci." Judging by from the pictures we've seen, Fetty still may have sustained several injuries, though this is fantastic news. Keep it here for more updates. wap is Gucci everybody thank you for your prayers 🙏🏽 #Amen pic.twitter.com/F8aC60SNn4
The Game Says Lil Wayne, Nas & YG Will Feature On "Documentary 2" Disc 2 Sep 26, 2015 at 12:40pm 35,385 Views
The original tracklist for Game's Documentary 2 was one of the most star-studded we've seen this year, with features from Kendrick, Dr. Dre, Future, and many more. Earlier this week, Game took it a step further, and announced that Documentary 2 will be double album, with 19 additional songs (38 in total).
Kanye West Brings Out Jeezy & Kid Cudi For "808s & Heartbreak" Show, Experiences Technical Difficulties Sep 26, 2015 at 11:25am 16,765 Views
Last night (Sept. 25), Kanye West performed 1 of 2 "808s & Heartbreak" shows at the Hollywood Bowl. It's been nearly 7 years since 'Ye released his 4th studio album, which is now hailed as one of the most game-changing hip-hop releases of the past decade. For his back to back shows in L.A., West wanted to perform the album front-to-back.
Well here’s a nice treat to kickstart the weekend. Killer Mike & El-P, aka Run The Jewels, have decided to surprise their fans tonight by dropping off their long awaited remix album called Meow The Jewels.
To promote his upcoming 8th studio album Church In These Streets, which drops November 13, Young Jeezy decided to shoot a new music video earlier this week in its support for the previously heard title track.
Marvel Remixes More Dope Album Covers: 2Pac, Jay Z, Mos Def & More Sep 25, 2015 at 07:44pm 20,290 Views
In July, Marvel began remixing our favorite album covers, and they've since kept it going, making good on their mission to place their superheroes and comic book characters into just about every piece of classic hip-hop cover art.
Though the beef between Drake and Meek Mill barely lasted a couple of weeks, it was by far the most sensational event to happen in hip-hop all year. It's now two months after Meek Mill's Twitter fingers ran wild, and we thought the beef was long over with. Not so fast, says Jahlil Beats, who produced Meek's one and only diss track, "Wanna Know."
DMX was released from prison today, after being sentenced to 6 months in July for missed child support payments. X was released 3 months early because his attorney seems to have temporarily convinced the court that X was never made aware of these particular child support payments. It's unclear if that means he wasn't aware that said baby mama was, in fact, his baby mama.
The most recent guest on Rap Radar's podcast was Lyor Cohen, the current CEO of 300 Entertainment as well as the former President of Def Jam, Island Def Jam, and Warner Music Group.
The first day of Fall has come and went, and with that, we're slowly but surely getting to all those things we we're excited about, from the expected like GO:OD AM and the premiere of "Empire," to the unexpected like What A Time To Be Alive.
Yesterday (Sept. 25), reports surfaced that Rich Homie Quan was being investigated by Child Services because of a video that shows him smoking a blunt while his son, Royal, sits on his lap. The video was apparently shared on Quan's own snapchat. Quan has now responded to backlash over the video and issued an apology via Instagram.
First Week Sales For Drake & Future's "What A Time To Be Alive", Mac Miller's "GO:OD AM" Sep 25, 2015 at 04:27pm 81,637 Views
The first week sales for Drake and Future's internet-dominating WATTBA have arrived. Originally, the industry insiders were expecting it to move close to 500,000 copies opening week, but that number was later adjusted, and the final sales land somewhere squarely within the updated projections.
Months after leaving Cash Money Records, Bow Wow, aka Shad Moss, has inked a management deal with Bad Boy.
Easy Mac With The Cheesy Raps: The Many Faces/Phases Of Mac Miller Sep 25, 2015 at 03:50pm 10,103 Views
Across the span of just a couple years, 23 year-old Mac Miller (born Malcolm McCormick) has come a long way. From the original “Easy Mac” rapper, to his acceptance and popularity into mainstream rap, Mac Miller has climbed through the dark tunnels of fame and excess, still intact enough to share his stories with the world.
Yung Joc is the latest rapper to join the long list of those in trouble with the IRS.
Screen King Immortal: 10 Times 50 Cent Was Name-Dropped In Film & TV Sep 25, 2015 at 02:51pm 9,240 Views
For a while there, in the mid-2000s, 50 Cent was the most visible hip hop star in the country. To this day, he's the only rapper that my 86-year-old grandma can name. Such was his prominence that if you were writing a script for a television show or movie and needed shorthand for "a gangster rapper who everyone knows," odds are you'd pick him.
The ongoing conflict between Rick Ross and 50 Cent just heated up big time.
The anticipation for the season two premiere of FOX's hit show, "Empire," had definitely reached it peak prior to the debut on Wednesday night. This was helped along by all the support and teasers from the cast members, as well as excitement about the new characters being introduced, with more celebrity artists taking part this season.
T.I. just dropped one of the best EPs of 2015 in Da Nic. But he's also got his The Dime Trap album ready to go, and he teased fans on Instagram with a big announcement -- Jay Z is going to be on the album.
Ty Dolla $ign is well-known for his fondness for weed, and apparently he's the type to take it a step further and go on a psychedelic voyage from time to time. In a new interview with DJ Small Eyez, Ty recalled his "horror high story" in which he took shrooms at Coachella 2014 and ran into Diddy backstage during the most intense portion of his trip.
Bryson Tiller somehow flew under the radar when it came to blog coverage, a rarity, as he had developed a strong following for himself on Soundcloud. Nonetheless everything bubbled to the surface eventually, as the Louisville singer began to promote his debut, T R A P S O U L.
Rich Homie Quan Being Investigated By Child Protective Services For Smoking In Front Of His Baby Boy Sep 25, 2015 at 05:09am 16,245 Views
Rich Homie Quan has made some rather questionable choices in his past prior to thinking them all the way through, like spitting bars about raping women, but what he’s making headlines for today should definitely count as another “doh” moment of his.
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