It looks like DMX will serve six months in jail following last month's arrest in NYC.
It looks like things just took a turn for the worse for DMX following last month’s arrest in NYC. According to Buffalo’s news station WIVB, the former Ruff Ryder has just started to serve a six-month prison stint in Buffalo, New York today.
Future’s highly anticipated Dirty Sprite 2 album is only a few days away from dropping, July 17 to be exact, and tonight the project’s tracklist has found its way online.
Marvel has already incorporated rap acts into their covers, working with Rae Sremmurd and Run The Jewels last year, but now they've given a couple of "classic" album covers the comic book treatment.
Tyga is in the news once more today, and once again, it's not on a positive note. The rapper, who recently dropped The Gold Album for free on Spotify enraging Birdman, is now being sued by his former business partner.
Susan Sarandon may be 68 years old, but she's still got her ear to the streets-- it just takes her a couple of years to hear things. Apparently, Sarandon just took in ASAP Rocky's "1 Train," and one line in particular caught her attention; "You see us scramblin', sellin' Susan Sarandon/ The cloud of smoke like the Phantom."
Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment are getting ready to close the Pitchfork Music Festival this Sunday, but first they made an appearance on local talk show, Windy City Live!. The band performed "Sunday Candy" and "Paranoia" on the show, but Chance also sat down for an interview, in which he hinted at new music with Kanye West.
Since launching earlier this month, Apple Music has swept the rug from under TIDAL’s feet and made a markedly successful splash, delivering a diverse catalogue of options for their new Beats Radio 1 feature. Providing 24/7 entertainment and quality-listening for such a large market can be challenging, but Apple has pulled it off-- especially when it comes to options for hip-hop fans.
Every year, Fool's Gold makes sure that summer goes out with a bang by putting on multiple "Days Off" around the country, featuring a revolving cast of big names (we had a blast at last year's NYC date). Today, the label has announced the lineups for this year's set of shows, taking place in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Miami and Austin. Check those out below, and buy tickets here.
TDE hasn't had a very good week when it comes to copyright claims. Yesterday, news of a lawsuit over the image used on Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker The Berry" artwork made the rounds, and today, it's been discovered that the label's YouTube page has been "terminated".
What's going on behind the scenes at TDE is always a mystery.
Since the defection and lawsuit of former right-hand man Lil Wayne at the top of 2015, Birdman has been taking one L after another. He has few if any reputed allies left, and evidence strongly suggests that neither Nicki Minaj nor Drake will be returning to Cash Money once their contracts expire.
Tupac is generally heralded by any rap fan as being one of the greatest, and Eminem is no exception to the rule. Today an interesting artifact of hip-hop history has surfaced, in the form of a handwritten letter Em wrote to Tupac's mother, along with a drawing he did of Pac.
Yesterday in Future's "Like I Never Left" documentary series, he spoke quite openly about his relationship with Ciara. We haven't heard much from the rapper on the subject in general, so it was interesting to hear his thoughts on what went wrong, and he didn't only speak about her from a personal angle but from a music angle too.
As much as everyone loves to hate Young Thug, all that does his push towards the very top of our Top 100 chart. This week Thugger snatches up the first spot, but before we get to that, let’s see what the rest of the top 10 is looking like. 10) Majid Jordan ft. Drake - My Love
It seems OG Maco took Future's instructions to "say that to my face" to heart, as he claims he and Future got on the phone shortly after the rapper's Huffington Post interview and seemingly worked things out."The media and hate will turn positives into negatives if you let em," he wrote, saluting the rapper after a "real" conversation.
Last week, Future announced his new album Dirty Sprite 2, and Twitter immediately exploded with excitement. There was one exception though. OG Maco took the chance to go on a rant about hip hop's drug culture and his belief that Future has "destroyed countless lives by making it cool to be a drug addict," attracting the ire of the #FutureHive.
With its blunt illustrations of the dangers of life growing in inner city Chicago, drill music has had a powerful influence shaping the sound of hip hop over the course of the last half-decade. Many of the genre's purveyors are active themselves in gang life, and as such some have been killed at an extremely young age.
In two days time, UK fans of the veteran singer were expecting her to perform at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Ms. Hill, who recently did a few covers for the Nina Simone tribute album Nina Revisited….A Tribute To Nina Simone, has cancelled the show after apparently being unable to travel to London for legal reasons.
Rihanna has some seriously terrifying stalkers. The singer has had a couple of home intruders over the last few years, but the latest invasion of her privacy might be the scariest.
The members of Wu-Tang Clan have always made songs that sort of play out like the soundtrack for some NYC-meets-Tokyo urban Kung Fu flick, but with 12 Reasons To Die II, Ghostface and company take the concept record route to develop a fine-tuned project.
Kendrick Lamar is the subject of a new lawsuit, which also names Interscope and Aftermath as plaintiffs. The lawsuit comes from a photographer who alleges Kendrick stole his image of a mother breastfeeding for the single art of his single "The Blacker The Berry" off To Pimp A Butterfly.
50 Cent filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning was one of the most unexpected turn of events of the year. Even with his $5 million payment to Rick Ross' baby mama last week, 50 seemed to have an unlimited supply of cash between his rap career winnings, minority stake in Vitamin Water (sold to Coca-Cola for $4.1 billion in 2007), and current spread of business enterprises.
It came as a surprise to most today when 50 Cent, one of the most successful rappers in the business had filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Following Bill Cosby's unearthed admission that he'd used Quaaludes to drug women unknowingly, Chuck D has become the latest celebrity to weigh in on his rape allegations. While stating that his comments were by no means a "defense" of Cosby's actions, the Public Enemy frontman addressed fans on Twitter, seemingly arguing that the backlash against the comedian has become extreme.
More so than any weekend since If You're Reading This It's Too Late dropped, the last few days have belonged to Drake. Between premiering his "Energy" video, debuting his and OVO's Beats 1 radio show, sharing three new features/remixes and hinting at his new album's release date, the 6 God had us on high alert all weekend.
Today, someone noticed that OGMaco.com did not lead to the official website of the rapper, but rather a photo of Future, and an advertisement that the domain was for sale.While many have assumed the URL had been hacked by a member of the #FutureHive, or was perhaps the work of Future himself, a quick Twitter search shows that the URL had been purchased by someone other than Maco a while back, and
Definitely wasn't expecting this news. 50 Cent, according to the Wall Street Journal, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Azealia Banks is taking her debut album, Broke with Expensive Taste, on the road, where she'll be joined by r'n'b singer K. Michelle (who will be taking her own album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? on the tour).
Tyga dropped his latest album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty out of nowhere, opting to first make it available via a free Spotify stream. Later that same week the album became available on iTunes, but the first week sales failed to really impress, at a reported 2,200 copies.
Club LIV, in Miami, is a well-known spot for celebrities to hang, and, it's an equally famous spot for beef to go down. From Diddy slapping Drake outside of the venue last year, to Rich Homie Quan's fabled speedboat get-away, the club does not lack in celebrity beef.