Listen to Problem & DJ Quik's new 6-track EP "Rosecrans."
Keeping their word, Problem & DJ Quik come through tonight and release their newly-announced Rosecrans EP, which is named after the infamous “Rosecran Avenue” in their hometown of Compton, California.
Move over Drake & Kendrick Lamar, you two aren’t the only rap superstars to receive a key to your hometown cities states. Last night before taking the stage for his Tidal exclusive event at the Cajundome, Lil Wayne was given the key to the city of Lafayette, Louisiana by Mayor Joel Robideaux.
Meek Mill has been hyping his Dreamchasers 4 mixtape for some time now, and while he's shared two solid EPs in the process, fans are still eagerly awaiting news of the project. Today, Meek has shared clips of two new records, the first of which being an unnamed collaboration with Rick Ross, and the second, a record called "Trust Me' with Rozay and Chris Brown.Meek certainly seems pretty excit
Rappers are taking the fashion runways by storm. Just last week A$AP Mob members A$AP Bari and A$AP Rocky were representing at their version of a runway show for their VLONE brand. Kanye West’s over-the-top Yeezy shows are impossible to ignore. Tyler, The Creator’s clothing line Golf Wang will be the next up with its own runway show.
In news that will surprise approximately no one, iLoveMakonnen's departure from Drake's label OVO has been confirmed. The Red Dragon, as he refers to himself, has been at odds with the label for a minute, expressing doubts in several interviews (including during our recent cover story sit-down, although none of those quotes made the final story).
Yesterday (Apr. 18), Drake made a rare Twitter appearance to announce that Beats By Dre would be hosting a pop-up shop in NYC in support of Views from the 6.
Jaleni Maraj, the brother of Nicki Minaj, has been indicted for raping a 12-year-old girl, reports Bossip upon obtaining previously unseen court records. He had been arrested for the alleged crime in December and was released the same day on $100,000 bail, which was reportedly put forth by Minaj.
Another one. DJ Khaled has another big announcement on deck today, dude has been busy making big announcements almost daily. The We the Best rapper recently signed a new deal with Epic Records for his imprint, and announced the title of his new album, Major Key. Today he reveals that he's headed on tour with the Queen B herself, Beyonce.
The ubiquity of the “Crying Jordan” meme has been well-documented, and it doesn’t seem to be phasing out of internet vernacular anytime soon. If anything, it’s only getting bigger, and this Air Jordan custom sneaker is proof. The Crying Jordan meme has transcended from digital to IRL.
Kesha has been supported by huge stars across the music industry, females especially, but now she has found a somewhat unlikely advocate in The Game.
Rihanna's "Work," the Drake-featuring lead single off her latest album, Anti, has officially topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week. "Work" is Rihanna's 14th No. 1 song, and as it has just accumulated its ninth week at the top of the chart, Rihanna has now held the No. 1 spot for a total of 60 weeks.
Besides for twitter antics and skipping a show, Chief Keef has generally been laying low and staying out of trouble, while releasing music intermittently. In March he took to twitter to announce his retirement from rap, since his sound has been rehashed too many times-- however it appears like he might not be sticking to word, as this morning he was posted in the studio with Mike Wi
The Brooklyn Afropunk festival has emerged as one of the preeminent displays of Afro-centric music in all of its far-reaching varieties.
The Nike Air Tech Challenge II hasn’t graced shelves in a minute, but Nike is bringing them back with a subtle twist, courtesy of NikeLab/NikeCourt. Tennis player Andre Agassi popularized the shoe by playing in it during his career, most notably the bright ‘Lava’ colorway.
Desiigner's "Panda" is currently the No. 2 song in the country. It's a song that took him a year and a half to make, and one that he's proud of. When performing his breakout hit, the 19-year-old can be seen sweating, screaming, dabbing maniacally, and, as of last weekend, puking.
Young Thug has become quite active on Snapchat in the past few months, the platform has become one of the most important marketing tools for an artist, giving inquiring fans a look into daily lives of celebrities and, beyond that, makes the fan feel personally connected with the artist.
Well it looks like ILoveMakonnen & Lil B are hitting the road together. Moments ago, Makonnen took to twitter to share a new song with The Based God called “Can’t Let It Go,” which was followed by another tweet hinting their upcoming tour.
We’re only just a little under two weeks away from Drake’s highly anticipated Views From The 6 album, which arrives April 29, yet we still don’t have many details on it.
Rick Ross attended the White House last Friday to discuss criminal justice reform and keep the youth of America "on the right track" as a part of President Barack Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative. Rozay and Obama were joined by such distinguished hip hop artists as Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, J.
One down, one to go. The first half of Coachella is now over with, and weekend #2 is gonna have to bring a helluva lot of surprises if it wishes to live up to this past weekend. As has been the case in recent years, hip-hop has already been a major part of the lineup. Fans who stormed the grounds to see A$AP Rocky's headlining show were treated to superstar cameos from ScHoolboy Q and Kanye West.
Adidas has been the official jersey and apparel maker for the NBA since 2006. However, that contract is set to end after next season (2016-17), at which point adidas’ main competitor Nike will take over. During an extended interview with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, SLAM asked about the change from one major brand to another.
Last night saw Waka Flocka returning to Seattle, land of legal marijuana and the city where Flocka once got confused for Richard Sherman by a Seahawks fan. The Turn Up Godz show appeared lit -- possibly too lit -- as Waka ended the night in the hands of paramedics after ingesting more weed than he could handle.
With Lil Uzi Vert's glo up comes another, hand-in-hand, and that one belongs to Maaly Raw. We're slowly becoming familiar with Maaly Raw's tag, which will likely become a household item, not so unlike Metro Boomin's tag, within the next year.
While Rihanna's "Work" hasn't shown any signs of moving from the number one spot on the Hot 100 over the past 9 weeks, big things are happening just south of its perch.
Last month, Kanye edited his already-released The Life of Pablo. There are numerous reasons this isn’t done often, from practical to political to emotional. Much was made of it in the media, in part because of the fanfare surrounding the album’s exclusivity on Tidal.
Nipsey Hussle announced that he'll be dropping a new single with Young Thug called "Thuglife" next Monday.
With VIEWS only a few weeks away, Drake is gearing up for for release day, taking to Instagram to announce a special event in New York this afternoon.
Japanese clothing brand A Bathing Ape has been a staple of streetwear for a long time, and they always keep things interesting with their collaborations and new collections. The brand’s next collection is an extended version of their short collaboration with Japanese anime show Dragon Ball from earlier this year, and it hits a sweet spot for streetwear fans.
A Kanye West fan has filed a lawsuit against the rapper and TIDAL claiming that they misled users into subscribing based on West's assertion that that The Life of Pablo would never be for sale anywhere other than TIDAL.
Is it just me, or have the past few weeks felt like the calm before the storm? After all of the TLOP hubbub died down (this is the first week in a long time that we haven't had a Kanye solo joint in our top ten list), we've had quite a lack of releases from rap's upper echelon.