Read our exclusive interview with Lais, the 22-year-old Toronto artist about to make it "Cocaine Rain."
"Hey HHH, I go by the name Lais. Fresh out of Toronto with no fans yet, I'm hoping to gain at least one today with my debut project, SESSION ONE. Take a listen."
Yesterday, the RIAA made a move toward modernization by incorporating streams into their certification process for giving out Gold and Platinum record awards. As a result, some albums from the previous year got a bump in their certification, including Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. You’d think that would be cause for celebration, but not so for Top Dawg Entertainment.
This may not come as news to those on the Left Coast, in states like Colorado, California, and Oregon, but the rest of you, whose gas consumption is still seen as criminal behavior, might be surprised to discover that the legal weed industry raked in $5 billion this year.
One month into 2016, and a whole lot of crazy shit has taken place in the hip-hop world.
Insert extremely surprised emoji face. Rihanna's new album, ANTI, was able to get TIDAL one million new subscribers in the span of fifteen hours, as well as 13 million streams for itself, but despite already being certified platinum by the RIAA, it has not landed a #1 debut on Billboard.
Kanye West's upcoming album has gone through a lot of last minute changes, including the recent announcement that it's title would be changed from SWISH to WAVES.
Welcome to the first installment of Mixtape Corner, a feature that will focus on the free projects that don't get reviewed, but still warrant your attention.
Holy shit. According to DJ Khaled, Future is dropping a new album this Friday by way of Khaled's brand new Beats 1 Radio Show. "BIG CLOTH ALERT!" wrote Khaled. "MOGUL TALK !! JUST SIGNED A NEW DEAL WITH @APPLEMUSIC. WE THE BEST RADIO AND TV DEBUTING THIS FRIDAY AT 8PM EST / 5 PM PST! WORLD PREMIERING THE NEW @FUTURE ALBUM THIS FRIDAY!!!"
During its original release in 2008, there was little to signal how influential the Nike Hyperdunk would become. It was quickly adopted by every NBA player without a signature shoe deal, attesting to its top-notch performance, and its unique silhouette gave it an equally popular presence as a casual sneaker.
On this morning's episode of Ebro in the Morning, Ebro mentioned that he heard a rumor that a announcement will be made later this week regarding a Drake X J. Cole summer tour. Ebro, who is employed by Hot 97 and Apple Music, has deep ties in the music industry, so his claim could hold water.
Over the weekend, Blac Chyna made the news for the umpteenth time in the past two weeks, and Rob Kardashian was only connected in a minor way. The video vixen, or model as she's going by these days, was arrested at the airport in Austin for her public belligerency.
In a sea of melodic Southern rappers defined by their contradictions, Kevin Gates easily stands out as the most extreme.
Two months ago, Rita Ora filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation in order to get out of her contract, claiming that the label was focusing on marketing its roster of athletes and neglecting its music artists. According to TMZ, Roc Nation has filed a $2.3 million counter suit against Ora to attempt to recoup the money they've spent marketing her unreleased sophomore album.
While most of us have been waiting on Yo Gotti's The Art of Hustle since he dropped the extra dope single, "Errybody" back in July 2014, Gotti has instead hit fans with two parts of The Return of Cocaine Muzik, not to mention three mixtapes, Concealed, CM8: Any Hood, and The Return.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is mostly known for two things: suing the hell out of everyone for downloading music and giving out gold and platinum awards for best-selling records. Thankfully the news today only involves the latter.
Last night, Jazz Cartier hit us with the tracklist for his project, Hotel Paranoia. He hinted at a February release with his "🌺Fleurebruary🌺" tweet, however little did we know he meant February 1st-- actually, some people might have known, as this morning Jazz did tweet the album was arriving today before deleting the tweet-- perhaps thinking better of it.
Wiz Khalifa is currently on tour in South America, but his distance from America hasn’t stopped him from beefing with Kanye West on Twitter and carrying that beef over into his live performances.
No stranger to controversy, Azealia Banks took to Twitter last night to announce her support for Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election. "I think Trump is the only one who truly has the balls to bust up big business. Hilary is too tied in with them and Bernie has no clout," she wrote. "The other candidates are simply, 'Them hoes over there' #thots."
Drake officially kicked off his Views from the 6 campaign on Saturday by premiering "Summer Sixteen" on OVO Sound Radio. Not fifteen minutes later, Meek Mill responded by releasing his surprise EP 4/4 Part 2, which contained a brand new Drake diss track called "War Pain."
Kanye West has been continuously teasing the evolving track list for Waves after news came out that the whole album would be streamed along with the reveal for Yeezy Season 3 at a live performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
The NFL Pro Bowl happened yesterday, although you could be forgiven for not realizing it. Even though the superstar-packed performance may not be the most riveting for fans, players understandably relish the opportunity and the honor. New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
A week ago, back when WAVES went by SWISH, Kanye West shared the tracklist and announced that the album was complete. "So happy to be finished with the best album of all time," he wrote.
Lots of rappers are chipping in to help out with the Flint water crisis. Jon Connor raised awareness with the fiery bars of "Fresh Water For Flint"; The Game went so far as to post a screencap of his bank transfer to prove that he wasn't lying about his (massive) donation. According to Michigan Live, Pusha T made a donation of his own -- and didn't want anyone to know about it.
On Friday night, at the first of two release concerts in support of 50 Cent's The Kanan Tape, the G-Unit boss was able to get a crowd of New Yorkers to chant "fuck Meek Mill!" Last night, at the second show, moving from BB King's to the Highline Ballroom, G-Unit's Kidd Kidd jumped in on the beef, and rapped lines from an MMG diss track he's apparently been working on.
On Wednesday night (Jan. 27), Rihanna's highly anticipated album, ANTI, leaked on TIDAL shortly before its official release. After it officially went live on TIDAL, Rihanna gave away 1,000,000 free downloads of ANTI. She was able to do so because Samsung had apparently already bought that many copies of the album before its official release.
The HNHH audience was shocked and scintillated a few days ago, when the latest cover of the French fashion magazine Lui was unveiled, on which 25-year-old British singer Rita Ora appeared completely topless.
Toronto rapper Jazz Cartier has shared the tracklist to his upcoming debut album, which will be his first project since his breakout mixtape, Marauding in Paradise, released last April. He posted a picture of the album's back cover, which shows the tracklist, on Twitter and Instagram, and wrote, "THIS IS A TRACKLIST FOR AN ALBUM. I'M THE CAPTAIN NOW."
When you blow up in the hip hop game, it's your responsibility to use your shine to put on some younger cats. Dreamville is J. Cole's way of doing just that. After founding the music collective, Cole has grown the talented roster of MCs to include Bas, Omen, and Cozz, along with awesome producers like Cedric Brown, Ron Gilmore, Elite and more.
Chief Keef Asks Twitter Followers To Throw Eggs At Minneapolis Home, Police Intervene | 35,814 Views
We're not sure what to make of this one. On Friday, for reasons unknown, Chief Keef posted an address to a Minneapolis home on Twitter, asking his followers to "throw eggs and shit in a bag and rocks and all that at this address Ima repost it".The tweet soon caught the attention of the three women who live in the house, who subsequently called the police.
It is being reported that Chicago rapper Lil Reese was arrested on indirect criminal contempt charges Saturday. Complex points to an inmate filing that lists the rapper (real name Tavares Taylor) as being held in Cook County jail with no option for bail at this time.Reese has had prior run-ins with the law, including 2013 charges of misdemeanor theft and possession of cannabis.