Take a look at the second disc's tracklist for The Game's "The Documentary 2.5"
Last week we found out about The Game's unique approach to his double disc album for The Documentary's follow up. The Documentary 2 would serve as the first disc, while the second disc would be hosted all on its own as The Documentary 2.5, and would even drop a week later.
Will Smith returned to rapping last week, with his verse on the remix of Bomba Estério "Fiesta." It may not be the remix or appearance you were expecting from Will Smith, but it did the trick. Now fans are wondering if there's more new music where that came from?
If you're a fan of Houston rap, you're likely familiar with the Sauce Twinz, the duo of Sauce Walka and Sancho Saucey. They differ from the classic DJ Screw sound that has stayed in Houston hip-hop through artists like Slim Thug and Paul Wall, though certain elements and lingo from the mid-'90s scene can still be found throughout the Twinz' music.
Not known for his social media presence, Kendrick Lamar is nevertheless sure to make his posts count. Today, he announced the first annual "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour via his third Instagram post ever. "8 cities. 8 nights, 8 intimate shows," he wrote.
HOT 97 has already lost three of its OGs when it comes to radio personalities, with Angie Martinez jumping ship for a competitor, Mister Cee parting ways for a smaller, newer station, and Cipha Sounds leaving for a position at Roc Nation.
In August, former Hustle Gang member Spodee ruffled more than a few feathers during his interview with DJ Smallz when he stated, "I have the potential to be bigger than Tip or if not, just as big." Grand Hustle chief T.I. didn't let this sit quietly, he took to Instagram to address Spodee’s claims of outgrowing the label and going against the Grand Hustle family.
After selling 334,000 pure albums in week one, Drake and Future's WATTBA reportedly sold 65,000 albums in week 2, an 81% decline in sales. Looks like it's gonna be a while before it goes platinum...
In 1995, while locked up at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility on rape charges, Tupac Shakur wrote a letter to Nina Bhadreshwar, editor at Death Row Uncut magazine, on the plight of the young black man in America. “Thug Life to me is dead. If it’s real, then let somebody else represent it, because I’m tired of it.”
Shortly after Bad Boy Records announced the signing of former child star Bow Wow, the label has made yet another move, linking up with a major label for distribution. Epic Records has not only signed Bad Boy, the label will be distributing two albums from Diddy as well.
Mobb Deep is currently recording an album tentatively slated for an early 2016 release, reports HipHopnMore.
Over the weekend, Amber Rose held her "Slut Walk" out in Los Angeles. She's been promoting it for months, and the turn out seemed to reflect her effort. During the "Slut Walk" Amber Rose addressed everyone in attendance, and took the time to forgive Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa for disparaging comments they both made in reference to her.
More details have arrived concerning the legal battle between former father-son duo, Lil Wayne and Birdman. Last night legal documents revealed how Birdman prevented Weezy from actually signing Chanel West Coast, despite the general public's assumption that she was signed to Young Money.
We just reported on how Action Bronson left some Norwegian fans in the lurch, when he mysteriously left stage mid-performance and never returned-- the promoters later stated it was due to "medical reasons." While we have no further clarification on what went down there, we do have good news for the Bronsolino fans. After a successful debut effort, Mr.
After whetting our appetite with his surprise mixtape, Black Dollar, Rick Ross is already gearing up for the next project. The next project will be a new album-- keep in mind he's already dropped two studio albums in 2014, so we'll have to see if he caps off the fourth quarter with a third album or if he'll be waiting until the new year.
Certain legal documents from the increasingly convoluted lawsuit between Lil Wayne and Birdman continue to surface. TMZ claims to have received documents from Weezy's side that accuse Birdman of preventing Wayne from signing Chanel West Coast, who first came to fame as the receptionist on "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasty Factory."
Earlier tonight, we reported that Meek Mill has been in the studio with the Sauce Twinz. As both Meek and Sauce Walka, one half of the Twinz, are beefing with Drake, we had to wonder if, during their session, they recorded a Drake diss track. And, indeed, it looks like they have done just that.
Tonight (Oct. 5), during a performance in Trondheim, Norway, as part of UKA Festival, Action Bronson suddenly left the stage and never returned, reports Pitchfork. According to the festival, Bronson had to leave because of "medical reasons." No further clarification on Bronson's medical issues has yet been provided.
Last month, T.I. surprised fans by dropping a 5-track EP, Da' Nic. The EP dropped on Sept. 11, and in a new interview with MTV, Tip said that he had decided to create the EP just over a week before that. He went on to explain that Da' Nic wouldn't have happened if he wasn't a newly independent artist.
It definitely doesn't seem to be anything serious, but Future and Blac Chyna have been spotted together a couple of times recently, and thus, dating rumors have been circulating the web. Chyna was first spotted on the set of Future's "Stick Talk" video shoot.
Jeezy has shared the artwork for his upcoming album Church in These Streets. On the album cover, Jeezy looks like a true veteran -- literally -- as he's got various medals of honor pinned to his tightly fitting wool suit.
Those lucky enough to be at Austin City Limits last night (Oct. 3) got to see Drake bring out Future to perform tracks off their recent joint album, What a Time to Be Alive, live for the first time. During Drake's solo set, though, he turned his attention to Meek Mill, as he has been wont to do recently.
The marriage between rap and R&B is hitting a stride, creatively speaking. Thanks to the likes of Fetty Wap and Drake (who actually co-signed the up-and-comer eariler this year), the blurred line between the two genres is increasingly difficult to define.
This sounds like an unexpected collab -- Meek Mill and the Sauce Twinz -- though maybe it shouldn't be, as both Meek and one half of the Twinz, Sauce Walka, have beef with Drake. Meek's one diss record, "Wanna Know," dropped at the end of July and was the last track in the beef that rocked the summer.
After dominating the singles chart for the last few months, Fetty Wap is officially taking over the Billboard 200, with his self-titled debut landing at the number one spot in its first week. Fetty Wap surpassed already high expectations by moving 129,000 units with streams (75k traditionally), making it the first rap debut to hit number one its first week since ASAP Rocky's Long.Live.AS
It's been a busy Sunday on Drake's Instagram. The OVO rapper peppered his timeline with photos of his performance at Austin City Limits last night, only to cap things off with yet another shirtless selfie that has already been greeted with open displays of thirst from women everywhere.
The influence of jewelry on hip hop is as clear as an E-class diamond.
Amber Rose has been promoting her L.A. SlutWalk -- a charity event meant to protest, slut-shaming, rape culture, double standards and the like -- for months now, and Saturday, the event finally took place. From what we've seen it looks like the rally was a huge success, with women coming out in huge numbers to show support for the cause.
Just before dropping their joint project, Future brought Drake out during his set in Toronto, and last night at Austin City Limits, Drizzy returned the favor. As a result, we got to see some What A Time To Be Alive songs performed for the first time live, as the two rappers ran through "Big Rings," "Digital Dash," "Jumpman," and more.
By now, you've probably heard the SEVEN new tracks PARTYNEXTDOOR debuted on Saturday's episode of OVO Sound Radio, but now you have a chance to listen to the entire broadcast. Regular host Oliver El-Khatib started things off big with a newly mastered version of "Can I," a Drake and Beyonce collaboration that leaked a little while back.
Hoooly shit, we definitely weren't expecting this. We knew Thug had Slime Season 2 on the way. But an upcoming mixtape with Migos?! Preposterous. UPDATE: Two possible mixtape covers have been shared by Migos and Thug. Which one do y'all like better?