Childish Gambino is reportedly making it up to fans who were misled about his show in Newcastle.
Childish Gambino had a bit of an awkward misunderstanding with fans in Newcastle, Australia earlier this week, as he was booed off stage when he performed a DJ Set rather than a rap show, as the ticketholders were expecting.
Last month, we noticed that Young Thug had cut a bunch of his tour dates unannounced. Later, we received word that the rapper was postponing a good chunk of his Hy!£UN35 tour in order to put the finishing touches on his official debut album for 300, expected to be released later this year.
Chedda Da Connect's "Flicka Da Wrist" was inescapable this summer, but sometimes it felt like the meme eclipsed the music. Chedda made sure to quickly deliver on the promise with his Chedda World mixtape, and now he's already back with an official studio album of the same name.
Is there anything more startling than hearing a 19 year old kid saying that he doesn't fear death because he's "happy for all the years [he] got to see"? Lil Herb's still around 57 years shy of the average male life expectancy in the U.S., but you don't need to be a super-sleuth to figure out why optimism isn't his strong suit. Hell, you barely even have to listen to his music.
Six months removed from his successful 2Phoneshawty project, and 20-year old buzzing artist Robb Bank$ is already back with another album for our listening pleasure called Year Of The Savage.
T.I. has been selected to give a speech at the 2015 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, which recognizes outstanding achievements in humanitarian services. Though T.I.
Bryson Tiller's debut album, T R A P S O U L, became officially available on iTunes today (Oct. 2), though it's been available to stream via Apple Music for a week. It seems the Louisville, Kentucky singer came out of nowhere, but he's now among the most buzzing names in R&B. "Exchange," a standout off the album, made its debut in our top 10 last week.
This isn't exactly hip-hop, but as the Biebs has been spotted partying with just about every rapper out there, and as his new single, "What Do You Mean," generated some decent buzz on the site, we thought it right to share with you the newly revealed title of Bieber's upcoming album, Purpose, as well as its release date, November 13.
Marvel has been repeatedly endearing itself to hip hop fans the last few months with their impossibly cool remixes of well-known hip hop album art as comic book covers. Their last batch tackled the likes of 2Pac, Jay Z, Mos Def -- this time, they rework covers from such hip hop veterans as Missy Elliott, Geto Boys, and Redman along with a few newer faces.
The success of Kid Ink's third album, Full Speed, released in February, has earned the L.A. rapper a 28-city headlining European tour. The tour starts in 11 days, on October 13, in Dublin. Kid Ink will be joined by Vee Tha Rula and Bricc Baby throughout the tour. The three Alumni brethren recently collaborated on "Forbes," featuring Shy Glizzy.
It's everyone's favorite day of the week. Friday. While we stare at the clock for the next two or three hours and count down every single second until the work day (/school day) finishes, we've rounded up our favorite Soundcloud releases from the past week for the weekly Staff Picks playlist.
Childish Gambino was booed off stage after a forgettable performance this week at The Cambridge Hotel in Newcastle, Australia. According to the Newcastle Herald, Gambino's set was set to last more than an hour but he "barely uttered a word for 40 minutes." He spent the bulk of the set sitting at the rear of the stage manning the turntables while members of his Royalty crew rapped for the
Gucci Mane is a man of many mysteries. There's the general mystery that surrounds his life, his upbringing. There's the mystery that surrounds his constant string of releases, despite his constant prison stints. Who truly knows what's going on inside GuWop's head at any given moment, anyways?
In 2015, what is beef anyways? Usually, it's a series of tweets or Instagram posts where artist A is talking smack to artist B. Occasionally, if we're really lucky, we'll hear some quality bars, like the ones Drake unleashed on Meek Mill not too long ago ("Make sure you hit 'em with the prenup!").
It looks like we'll be seeing more T.I. on the small screen, as he's just signed a talent holding/development deal with Warner Bros. Television, reports Deadline Hollywood.
The Game revealed that his highly anticipated The Documentary 2 was a double disc album the other week, with 38 songs total. The rapper broke the news during his HOT 97 interview, and later followed it up with a few more details: the second disc would feature appearances from Lil Wayne, Nas and YG.
After giving us "Freaknik '96" earlier in the week, and "Short Stoppin" featuring ManMan Savage last night, Chuck Inglish is finally ready to debut his new solo effort, aptly titled Everybody's Big Brother.
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand.
The other week, Kanye West blessed L.A. residents with two shows where he performed his heralded 808's & Heartbreak album in its entirety. As you can imagine, it was quite the event, with fellow rappers and celebrities showing up too, not to mention the host of album collaborators that Ye brought on stage.
Rita Ora's love life has become akin to Rihanna, with a constant shuffle of lovers being reported week to week. Since parting ways with Rich Hil, Rita Ora was tied to Wiz Khalifa, but only for a brief moment (and really, that appeared to all be convenient promotion for the UK singer's collaboration with Wiz). After Wiz rumors died down, she was spotting holding hands with an unknown dude.
Janet Jackson makes her return to the music scene today with her first album in seven years called Unbreakable.
Ja Rule has been slowly working himself back into the spotlight. He's got an upcoming reality show on MTV that premieres later this month, he and 50 Cent rode the coattails of Drake and Meek and reignited their beef for a few good laughs, and he's also put out some new music. His latest move might just be his best, though, as he's bringing back Ashanti for a world tour.
Whoa now -- here's a collaboration that we didn't see coming. But now that we've been warned, we couldn't be more excited. Atlanta producer TM88, the king of horror movie trap, has just announced a forthcoming EP with OVO's mysterious slayer of forward-thinking R&B, PartyNextDoor. According to TM88's tweets, the project will be titled Party At 8.
Remember when Tom Hank's son, who happens to be a rapper who goes by the name of Chet Haze, used the N-word and then went on a couple of lengthy rants defending his use of the word? Well, he's now apologized, and he's blaming his offensive tirades on a serious cocaine addiction.
A couple of weeks ago, Chris Brown was named in an assault case brought forth by a woman who claimed she was forcibly thrown off Brown's tour bus. The alleged incident took place outside of a Platinum 84 gentleman's club in Denver, where Brown, along with his "One Hell of a Nite" tourmates Fetty Wap and French Montana, were shooting a video.
Ever since Casey Veggies stepped onto the rap scene back in 2007, he's been stuck in the middle. Despite his diehard fans and devout supporters who may rank him higher out of bias, in the eyes of the larger hip-hop listenership, Veggies has always been placed in a middle tier, stuck in a sort of hip-hop limbo, neither advancing nor retreating.
Last night's episode of "Empire" debuted a Terrence Howard-Petey Pablo collabo banger called "Snitch Bitch." It was basically Howard's timeless classic "Whoop That Trick" from "Hustle and Flow," only if "Whoop That Trick" were made in jail.
In his first interview since getting released from jail on September 25th, DMX informed WKBW-Buffalo reporter Justin Moore that he is headed to New York City with every intention of hitting the studio.
Young Jeezy has a new album out next month, and we're getting excited over here. The Atlanta rapper is entering legendary status after ten+ years of pushing influential rap music. The Snowman is coming back, but first we're going to throw it back.
Last night, Nas was excitedly posting pictures while he was at Harvard University, receiving the prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Medal. Nas became the first rapper to ever receive the award, which Harvard doles out annually for individuals who have excelled in their contributions to African American culture. Nas was joined by Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H.