Kendrick Lamar talks' Tupac, Ice-T, and the secrets of the "To Pimp A Butterfly" liner notes with Mass Appeal.
Last night, protests erupted in Baltimore after the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who many believe was wrongfully killed by police. As things turned violent and destructive, some cast members of "The Wire" (an acclaimed HBO show about Baltimore's police department), as well as the series' creator, called for peace.
A year ago, Ducko Mcfli had never gotten his name on a beat with an artist outside of Nashville. He and longtime production partner SykSense had been putting in work for years, even catching the eye of Boi-1da, who signed the pair to a short-term production deal a few years ago. Finally, last March, they sent him one that stuck.
Rich Homie Quan Shares "If You Ever Think I Will Stop Going In, Ask Double R" Tracklist & Artwork Apr 28, 2015 at 09:23am 35,984 Views
Last Friday, Rich Homie Quan got us all started on a countdown to his new mixtape, lengthily titled If You Ever Think I Will Stop Going In, Ask Double R. Arriving at 4:04 Eastern time today, the project now has artwork and a tracklist, which is apparently feature-less. Check the former in the gallery above, and the latter below.
Oakland-singer Kehlani has been building a very strong fan base and buzz over the past year, thank in part to her Cloud 19 debut and many other impressive freebies she’s shared along the way. Looking to capitalize off her current momentum, Kehlani decides to come through today with the release of her new album You Should Be Here.
The Game Has Been Repeating The Same "Freestyle" For Four Years Apr 27, 2015 at 06:04pm 74,816 Views
The art of freestyling isn't as honored as it once was. Many artists have been guilty of pulling out the BlackBerry or spitting "off the dome" rhymes that just happen to end up on a future single. However, most rappers are, at least, careful about repeating on-camera freestyles.
From his very first single, Nelly established his "Country Grammar," but it wasn't until a few albums later that he really started to experiment with country music.
Last week was a game changer at the top of the Top 100. After a few weeks of relative consistency, the Top Ten was washed out in a wave of new music. Keep track of how those songs are doing below. 10) The Game ft. Dej Loaf – Ryda
Waka Flocka has been keeping his name afloat in our daily news feed, thanks to his announcement as a 2016 presidential candidate as well as news about his upcoming album Flockaveli 2 and how he doesn't "deserve" a Kanye West feature.
Last we heard, Amber Rose seemed like she was leaning toward working things out with Wiz Khalifa, but some new photos of Rose getting pretty close with Machine Gun Kelly have Twitter going up. We can't confirm whether or not the two are actually an item, but the pics being passed around seem to indicate something's going down.
Despite the fortuitous shift in the music industry, the status of Jay Z and Kanye West remains unblemished. For over a decade, Hov and Ye anchored the remaining bits of Roc-A-Fella by extinguishing rays of doubts with timeless material. Since Reasonable Doubt, nobody questioned Jay’s lyrical prowess. He embodies consistency and longevity.
K Camp's latest mixtape, One Way, continues to blow up the streets with hits like "Lil Bit" and "1Hunnid" picking up steam each week. As a gift to fans, K Camp has put together three hot remixes, which he's calling the Atlanta Service Pack. The first is a remix of his own "1Hunnid" featuring NJ Trap King Fetty Wap.
Earlier today, we reported on some tweets from Two-9 rapper Jace, in which he implied that Drake's "6 God" and "No Tellin" beats were originally his. While he supplied the audio to back it up, the co-producer of "6 God" has now weighed in, revealing that Drake was the original owner of the beats, and that he never heard Jace's take.
Joey Bada$$ Announces "World Domination" Tour With Denzel Curry & Mick Jenkins Apr 27, 2015 at 01:34pm 10,706 Views
Joey Bada$$ delivered his debut solo album earlier this year, and he's now announced a headlining tour to support the project.
Last week (April 22), we reported that when TIDAL fell out of the App Store's top 750 apps, the streaming service also lost the support of Kanye West--as evidenced by the removal of all TIDAL-related tweets on his Twitter account.
In the midst of dropping his mixtape-album Barter 6, Young Thug had another big life event, an engagement. The Atlanta rapper hinted at it through various Instagram posts, including one which showed off a pair of rings and the caption "WILL U" as well as another of him kissing his girl with the caption "4LIFE!!!"
After giving us a teaser with the old school-flavored "Season," produced by the legendary J. Dilla back in October, Nas has kept pretty quiet. While the song hinted that he was working on new music/a new album, Nas hasn't spoken directly to that.
Raekwon's had Fly International Luxurious Art in the making for quite some time. The album is finally set to impact on iTunes tomorrow, and in advance of the album's release, you can stream it on Spotify.
After releasing the critically-adored Black Messiah, D'Angelo's third studio album and first in 14 years, the singer embarked on The Second Coming tour with his backing band The Vanguard, which took place solely in Europe. Now, to the delight of U.S. fans, The Second Coming will continue Stateside, beginning June 7 in Oakland.
Jace, signed to Mike Will's Ear Drummers, would first like to say: "i'm just sayin." Last Thursday (April 23), the member of both Two-9 and Retro Su$h! tweeted out two videos of old recordings that sound very familiar. He first takes us into his Macbook and shows us a song called "Mortal Kombat" that dates back to last July.
Seattle rap collective Moor Gang has most notably produced Nacho Picasso, rapper and one of the world's premier Twitter exhibitionists. But Moor Gang runs deep, as evidenced by Jarv Dee's new album, Satellites, Swishers & Spaceships.
Jay Z's most recent business venture, the streaming service Tidal, has pretty much been a trainwreck up to this point, so he took to Twitter earlier today to ask the masses for lenience. "Please give us a chance to grow & get better," he wrote. Each installment of his lengthy Twitter pitch came with the hashtag #TidalFacts.
Listen To Snoop Dogg Tell The Story Of The Time Him, Stevie Wonder, And An Extremely High Pharrell Got Together In The Studio Apr 26, 2015 at 09:07pm 17,346 Views
In an audio recording acquired by by HipHopDX, Snoop Dogg tells the story of the time he brought Stevie Wonder into the studio to record some harmonica for his upcoming album Bush. This all went down thirteen months ago. Snoop was in the studio with a very high Pharrell at the time. Here's what he said:
Sir Michael Rocks Confirms, The Cool Kids Are Never Coming Back Apr 26, 2015 at 05:33pm 17,408 Views
Sir Michael Rocks took to Twitter on Saturday to put any The Cool Kids reunion rumors to rest. "THE COOL KIDS ARE NEVER COMING BACK," he wrote.
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