Hussein Fatal of Outlawz involved in fatal car accident.
Hussein Fatal, best known as a member of the Tupac-led rap group Outlawz, was killed today today in a car accident. He was 38. Fatal notably appeared on Tupac songs "All Bout U," "Hit Em Up," & "When We Ride." Over the course of his career, he collaborated with a laundry list of esteemed rappers, including Ja Rule, Kurupt, Mac Mall, Tech N9ne, and DMX.
Fake Shore Drive is reporting that Glo Gang rapper Capo has been shot dead in Chicago this afternoon. No other news sources have yet corroborated this report, but word of the 22-year old rapper's death is circulating widely on Twitter as well as a grisly video depicting him lying on a sidewalk, covered in blood and barely breathing.
Whether you've been listening to Thundercat for years or just now hearing his name mentioned alongside Kendrick Lamar's, there is an undeniable mystique about this bassist / singer virtuoso. Born Stephen Bruner in Los Angeles, Thundercat is currently making serious waves in the worlds of hip hop, jazz, R&B, and funk.
After dropping Free Weezy Album on the Fourth of July, Lil Wayne shares an album bonus track that didn't make the original cut called "Street Chains." Like the rest of the album, the track is a TIDAL exclusive.
If you've ever attended the Pitchfork Music Festival, you'll know that local brewers Goose Island have made an effort to craft signature beers for the headlining artists over the last few years. This time, Chance The Rapper has been honored in hops.
Shanice Sarratt is the mother of Ace Hood's two children, and according to her, she hasn't been receiving proper child support payments from the rapper. Saratt decided to expose the Ace on Instagram, suggesting he's "#7monthsbehindandcounting" on his payments.
There are plenty of reasons to look forward to the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, but you can officially add "Dr. Dre-helmed soundtrack" to the list. Dre's return to music seemed imminent through his connection to Apple Music, but it turns out, the first new material we'll probably hear from him will appear on the film's soundtrack.
Does social media inherently make everyone more petty? That's the question that this edition of "140 Bars" begs, what with "beef" translating to snarky subs more and more these days. With a few exceptions-- all coming from the more successful artists on this list-- this week's tweets are salty, so better hope you're hydrated.
The Manhattan Supreme Court has ordered 50 Cent to pay Lavonia Leviston, Rick Ross' baby mama, $5 million in damages for uploading her sex tape to the internet in 2009.
Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd Headline First Ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival | 23,267 Views
Billboard have long been successful in their recording sales through their many charts, and today they've decided to expand their brand with the announcement of the first Hot 100 music festival. Named after their most famous chart, the lineup is made up of many big names, but is not exclusive to those who perform well by Billboard's standards.
Drake called in to Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show today for an illuminating 24-minute interview, in which he revealed that his own Beats 1 Radio show "OVO Sound Radio" will premiere Saturday at 6 ET. He'll be joined on the show by OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib. The announcement came around the same time his "Energy" video dropped on Apple Music. Drake X Apple Music = juggernaut.
Gunplay's debut album is finally on its way. The MMG rapper revealed the official cover art earlier in the week, and has now come through with the official tracklist. The LP is an economic 11 tracks. It has a good number of features, but not to an overwhelming degree.
Iggy Azalea's ex-boyfriend has been out to get her over the past year, from claims of possessing a sex tape of Iggy, to attempts to sell music he stole from her, to claiming she has an STD, it seems Hefe Wine would stop at nothing to get a check out of the rapper.
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.
After leaving Def Jam in 2014 and signing a distribution deal with Capitol Records for his new Contra-Paris label, The-Dream announced today that he's pushing back the release of Crown Jewel and terminating his partnership with Capitol Records.
Drake's "Energy" music video just hit Apple Music, giving them an exclusive that'll further propel them ahead of their competitor TIDAL. On top of the "Energy" visuals, off the much-lauded If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drizzy unleashed another exclusive, a collaboration with Majid Jordan, through Beats 1.
It's the very first Friday that retail albums are being released, switching over from the industry standard Tuesday last week, and quite a few artists are taking advantage of the occasion. Emilio Rojas is one of them, releasing his L.I.F.E. EP today, which features guest appearances from the likes of Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Emanny, Chris Webby, and more.
It seems like Tyrese has been around for ever, but the dude is still only 36 years old, young enough to drop a smoldering R&B album. Indeed, today he releases Black Rose, his first solo album since 2011's Open Invitation and his first LP appearance since Tyrese X Ginuwine X Tank supergroup TGT's 2013 project Three Kings.
Dirty South enthusiasts rejoice, today Houston vet Slim Thug releases his new album Hogg Life, Vol. 2: Still Surviving, the sequel to Hogg Life, Vol 1: The Beginning released just back in February 2015. Unlike Vol. 1, which saw features from such Houston staples as Propain and Z-Ro, Vol.
Drake just made his first appearance on Beats 1 Radio, joining Zane Lowe for a short interview, and sharing two exclusives, a new Majid Jordan record, as well as the anticipated video for his mixtape highlight, "Energy".
In one of the more random news stories you'll come across today, power couple Kanye and Kim have teamed up with famed fashion photographer Juergen Teller for a new collection of photos in the book "Kanye, Juergen & Kim." This follows closely on the heels of Kim Kardashian's own photobook, "Selfish."
It'll be almost exactly two years since the release of Kiss Land when The Weeknd's second proper studio album, Beauty Behind The Madness, hits stores, and much has changed in the world of Abel Tesfaye.
We've been seeing an influx of Nina Simone content lately, and that's because of the Netflix documentary centered around the singer ("What Happened, Miss Simone?") as well as the accompanying tribute album, which is available to stream today.
Drake hopped on twitter this morning, apparently in a sharing mood. The rapper from the Six first teased fans about his show on Apple Music's Beats 1 24/7 worldwide radio, and then quickly followed that up with another teaser: he's featured on Future's Dirty Sprite 2.
After taking a one-week hiatus last week, we're back again with another round of Staff Picks from the HNHH team.
It's been a quick roll out for producer Alchemist's new project, Retarded Alligator Beats. The album was announced just last week, with the first single, "Voodoo," featuring frequent collaborator Action Bronson. From there we received "Holy Tabarrnacle" yesterday, and today's the day the album arrives.
OG Maco recently took to twitter to send shots in the direction of Travi$ Scott, over his "3500" single. He later went on to clarify that he just thought Travi$ was capable of something more impressive, but now the XXL Freshman has returned to twitter to air out more rap game complaints, this time referencing Future in the process.
Earlier in the week, Future had fans wildly anticipating his next album move after he tweeted out “I think the world is ready for me to drop my new album”. Staying true to those words, Future is doing just and will be releasing the album Dirty Sprite 2 next Friday, July 17.
The alleged recipient of the alleged Tyga dick pics, 29-year-old transgender model Mia Isabella, released a statement this afternoon to VH1 regarding her stance in the controversy. She neither confirmed nor denied any intimate involvement with the rapper, rather speaking generally on transgender discrimination:
After dominating the majority of the most recent millennium, Free Weezy Album marks Lil Wayne's first foray into generating music without the safety net of the Cash Money Records machine that helped make him. More than that, it’s Weezy’s first opportunity to air a slew of infamous grievances, whether it be his fallout with Birdman or new beefs.