Erykah Badu says that BEP "borrowed" her idea for their "Yesterday" visuals.
At the end of last week, Black Eyed Peas made a return with their new music video for "Yesterday." As opposed to the pop-leaning music they were making at the height of their popularity (with Fergie), this new song didn't feature Fergie at all and returned to their hip-hop roots.
After giving us his 10 Summers album at the end of last summer (which he did release for free via Google Play initially), DJ Mustard is making a return this summer to ensure we have more material to listen too. It's been two years since he gave us his Ketchup mixtape, which was jam-packed with West Coast features.
DJ Premier recently posted an Instagram photo of him posing with none other than Dr. Dre in an undisclosed location. "PUTTIN' IN WORK...#premierwuzhere," read Premier's caption.
The final week of sales recorded from Tuesday happened last week, and this week's numbers are a weird transitional phase, tacking on a couple of days to bring them around to Friday, resulting in a one-time only 11-day tally. Thus, the results for this cycle are simply beefed up numbers from last week. For the most part, everyone pretty much stays in there place.
Kanye West first premiered his "All Day/I Feel Like That" in March during Paris fashion week at the Foundation Louis Vuitton. The New York Times reports that the video, a collaborative effort with "12 Years A Slave" director Steve McQueen, will make its American debut Saturday, July 25, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Here's how the Times described the video:
Tory Lanez is a 22 year old with a super-bright future ahead of him. Features with Meek Mill, Rick Ross, French Montanta, and The Game might prove that much, but thirteen mixtapes and a recent EP alongside super-producer squad Wedidit certainly drive the point home.
The #FutureHive proved themselves to be capable of more than producing incredible memes this week, giving Future what looks to be a huge sales week and number one album with DS2.
Whether you've only recently discovered Tink, or you've been following her for years,you've probably made your way back through Winter's Diary 2.
It's been one hell of a week in Cash Money/Rich Gang news. From Birdman allegedly throwing a drink at Lil Wayne during a performance, to accusations of a murder plot, things got a whole lot crazier after it seemed we had already reached the brink.To make things stranger, a snapchat has surfaced of Rich Homie Quan and Wayne in the studio together.
This weekly feature provides you with some of the most-fire yet least-viewed records that we featured on the homepage this past week. Whether they were simply overlooked because the artist name was not familiar, or perhaps they just weren't seen at all, we want to give them a second chance at your iTunes here.
A few months back, T.I. revealed the title of his upcoming LP to be Trap's Open, an album he described as the "unapologetically gangsta" sequel to Paperwork, and the second installment in a planned trilogy. While interviewing for his upcoming role in Ant Man, Tip quietly revealed a change in the title of the album, which will now be called The Dime Trap.
Twas a great week in the hip hop sector of Instagram, as we got some quality posts from artists across the spectrum. Snoop Dogg shared his highlight reel from the All-Star Celebrity Softball game, Travis Scott rode a horse, DJ Khaled took the ESPYs by storm, and Tinashe looked fine as hell. And much more! Check the full rundown after tha jump. 28 Grams is back son!!
Chance the Rapper's collaboration game is on point. After linking up with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment for Surf, Donald Glover sniping on Twitter that him and Chance have a EP in the works, and his recently announced collab with Kanye West, Chance is now saying he made a whole project with Lil B.
A federal judge ruled that 50 Cent's sex tape case may continue in spite of the rapper's new chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
A Boosie Badazz-hosted event called the Black & White Affair was supposed to take place today, but after over a decade of annual celebrations, the Baton Rouge government has decided to put a stop to the event.
I want to like the new Public Enemy record. I really do.
Future's hype seems to be at an all-time high, but while the initial first week sales projections for his new album, DS2, eclipsed those of his previous two albums, the number didn't seem to match the buzz.
Nicki Minaj already took her Pinkprint tour through the UK, but it's looking like the North American leg will be a much more rap-oriented affair. Nicki's setlist for the European dates was abnormally heavy on pop and EDM records, but after last night's performance in Texas, it seems like the U.S. dates will have a much more balanced run of songs.
Announcing his third album Dirty Sprite 2 (or rather DS2 for copyright reasons) just about a week in advance of its release date, Future was banking on his rapidly-growing fanbase and mixtape momentum to give him a win on the charts.
Today marks Jeremih's 28th birthday, and things got off to an unfortunate start for the R&B star early this morning. Driving through the San Fernando Valley around 2:15 AM, he was pulled over by California Highway Patrol arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge.
Houston legend Trae tha Truth has been teasing us in the lead up to Tha Truth with such well-titled bangers as "Tricken Every Car I Get" feat. Future & Boosie and "I Don't Give A Fuck" feat. Rick Ross.
The album for Future Hendrix's new album Dirty Sprite 2 is goddamn amazing, beautifully rendering the synthesis of sprite and codeine on both a chemical and spiritual level. Turns out the artist didn't have lean in mind when she illustrated it. She hadn't even heard of Future.
Migos are gearing up for their debut album, Yung Rich Nation, on July 31st. It's been a bit of a rocky road towards the album release, with all three rappers getting arrested, and then delaying the project, and then, most recently, changing up the album title and artwork entirely. First set to be titled YRN: Tha Album, they went with something a bit more PG by calling it Yung Rich Nation.
In a new interview with the New York Times, Eminem stated his belief that hip hop is in a good place in 2015. The interview mostly addressed Eminem's role and experience working on the soundtrack for the upcoming 50 Cent-produced film Southpaw, but also took the time to share his opinion on the state of the genre. Here's what he had to say:
Earlier today we got to hear Your Old Droog's new EP, The Nicest, and if you were digging that, you now have a chance to win tickets to see the New York MC perform live.
After premiering a few leaks off the joint EP from Chris Webby and producer/rapper Sap, the two come through with a stream on the same day the project hits iTunes.
Young Thug was arrested mid-week, when U.S. Marshals picked him up on an oustanding warrant from the Dunwoody police. At first a rep for the U.S. Marshals simply said that Thug's arrest was due to "terroristic threats," but we later found out the details surrounding the original event.
Today's a big day for album releases, although the most anticipated is Future's DS 2. Apart from Future taking over this week with his documentary series and general excitement for Dirty Sprite 2, Drake had a pretty big week when he debuted three different remixes on his Apple Beats 1 radio show. One of those songs, the WizKid remix, appears on today's Staff Picks playlist.
As most of you are probably aware by now, 50 Cent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier in the week. This came to a shock as most, seeing as how many businesses Fif has his hands in. 50 released a statement on the filing later that same day, which (sorta) explained the motive behind it. "The filing allows Mr.
Suge Knight's lawyer Thomas Mesereau has been putting in work for his client. He recently argued that Knight was attacked by armed men immediately before his fatal hit-and-run. According to the AP, he is now arguing that Knight's bail, currently set at $10 million, is too high and should be reduced in light of an alleged new video of the incident.