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We're now just a little over two weeks away from release day for Travi$ Scott's hotly anticipated debut album, Rodeo. Today, he's finally revealed another detail of the album: the artwork. Coming in standard and deluxe forms, the album has two different covers, both of which show Scott depicted in action figure form.
First surfacing almost exactly four years ago, A$AP Rocky's "Peso" is wheat broke him to larger, more mainstream audiences after he blew up on the blogosphere with "Purple Swag" earlier in 2011. While he's clearly gone on to eclipse that track's success with future projects, culminating with this year's A.L.L.A., it still remains a fan favorite and a key part of his live shows.
Over the course of her brief-but-buzzy career, Iggy Azalea has been accused of many thing, some outlandish and some not so much. This latest accusation belongs in the former category.
Rap has an long-running obsession with food. Even "Rapper's Delight' couldn't resist speaking about grub, and when Wonder Mike dropped these words on the eighth verse of the pinnacle track, it opened up a lane that hasn't shut down since... "I mean the macaroni's soggy, the peas are mushed, and the chicken tastes like wood"
Because of the opening of "Straight Outta Compton," the former members of N.W.A have been drawing more attention than usual, some good and some bad. After Ice Cube and Dr. Dre covered Rolling Stone's most recent issue, hip hop mag VIBE has given its latest cover to the late Eazy-E, who appears over the title "The Ruthless Life Of An American Gangster."
Jay Rock's "90059" Release Date Will Be Determined By The Number Of Pre-Orders Aug 19, 2015 at 07:32pm 21,439 Views
Pretty much every detail of Jay Rock's upcoming album, 90059, has been made available, but so far, the release date has been nowhere to be found. Today, Top Dawg has revealed the strategy behind this choice, revealing that the release date will be determined by the number of pre-orders they get for the album.
On airplanes, the "black box" is the name given to a flight recording device, and it's usually only opened and analyzed after a plane crashes, so it's built to be indestructible. We're not sure if that's the metaphor Charles Hamilton is pursuing on his upcoming EP, titled The Black Box, but it kind of makes sense.
About a year after their break-up, we're still talking about Ciara and Future, namely because of the drama that has ensued around their son, baby Future. While Ciara appeared to have moved on from the rocky breakup with the rapper by hooking up with NFL star Russell Wilson, the new relationship has caused further tension between CiCi and the father of her child.
In hip hop, one of the most important factors in determining an artist's legacy and greatness is still the album. Although some would argue that the medium is past its prime, debates about "legends" or even "best rappers alive" usually involve the artists' discography, which is why this latest Jay Electronica story is so hilarious.
Nicki Minaj's Wax "Anaconda" Sculpture Gets Extra Security After Fans Take Inappropriate Photos Aug 19, 2015 at 01:31pm 29,094 Views
When Nicki Minaj got her very own wax sculpture at the iconic Madame Tussaud's wax museum, she seemed pretty happy about it, Instagramming several pictures of the "Anaconda" video-derived figurine. Azealia Banks, on the other hand, fumed about it.
Tinashe may have burst into the mainstream with her infectious summer hit, "2 On," but she's been building a loyal following through independent mixtapes for the last few years now. Before that, she was acting alongside Charlie Sheen in Two & A Half Men.
If you've seen Straight Outta Compton, it's hard to leave the theater without the feeling that spin-off biopics on Dr. Dre and Tupac are being filmed this very minute. The imminent biopic craze has been confirmed by Master P's announcement that he'll be telling his own story on film, under the title, "Ice Cream Man: King Of The South".
It's 2015 and grime is buzzing. One of the genres leading MCs, Skepta, is releasing fire new tracks every other week, and popping up everywhere from New York City's MoMA PS1 party to Drake's OVOFest. His recent remix of Jamie XX's "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" is nothing short of 2015 pop gold.
Action Bronson has been known to keep things unconventional when it comes to sampling, and one of the styles he's been able to make work for him is salsa. Unfortunately, one of his sample sources, a groupd called El Gran Combo de Puerto Rica, is suing him over his use of their music on two songs.
DJ Mustard Calls "Fancy" & "Classic Man" "Rip Offs" Of His Sound Aug 19, 2015 at 10:30am 20,645 Views
Over the past two years, DJ Mustard certainly hasn't been hurting for hits, with hip hop stations on both coasts continuing to blast his ratchet, slightly hyphy-inspired tunes, regardless of whoever's singing or rapping on them.
Dr. Dre & Ice Cube File Motion To Be Excused From Suge Knight's Wrongful Death Lawsuit Aug 19, 2015 at 09:43am 25,336 Views
After Suge Knight ran over two men (killing one) while fleeing the "Straight Outta Compton" set earlier this year, a wrongful death lawsuit was levied against him, charging him with the murder of Terry Carter and the attempted murder of Cle "Bone" Sloan. Also named as defendants in the suit were Dr.
It looks like we’re that much closer to hearing Jay Rock’s highly anticipated sophomore album 90059. Tonight, the project was made available for pre-order on iTunes, which ultimately shared the album’s cover art and official tracklisting as well.
Dee Barnes Pens Essay Addressing The Exclusion Of Her Assault From "Straight Outta Compton" Aug 18, 2015 at 07:22pm 22,127 Views
If you've followed Dr. Dre's career, you probably know something about his assault of hip-hop artist and Pump It Up! host Dee Barnes, but as these things tend to get buried, you probably don't know the whole story.
At this point in the Trap-A-Velli mixtape series (and this point in the unkillable career of 2 Chainz) we definitely know what to expect from any new releases.
Royce Da 5'9" Says Joe Budden Disses Him & Eminem On A New Track Aug 18, 2015 at 05:29pm 35,510 Views
Joe Budden is currently gearing up to release his album All Love Lost on September 25th, and shortly after that, his group Slaughterhouse will release their just-completed album (although a release date hasn't yet been announced). Here's something that may throw a wrench in the plans, though: according to fellow Slaughterhouse member Royce Da 5'9", Budden's album includes a track on
Stalley Reveals Title & Artwork For New Project Dropping This Week Aug 18, 2015 at 05:24pm 7,312 Views
Stalley dropped his long-awaited debut album last year, but since then he's been relatively quiet. Just as we were beginning to wonder what was next for the MMG rapper, he's announced a new project dropping this week, by the name of The Laughing Introvert.
Chief Keef finally released his long-awaited album, Bang 3, at the top of the month -- or at least we thought he did. Sosa quickly revealed that the solid project we received was only half of the album, and that a second disc would be arriving soon.
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