Weekly review of the Hip-Hop and R&B sales/charts.
Vic Mensa Responds To Oasis Singer Liam Gallagher's Kanye West Insults Feb 28, 2015 at 10:14am 34,003 Views
Kanye West recently debuted his latest single "All Day" at the 2015 Brit Awards in London. Most of the audience, including Taylor Swift, appeared to be blown away by the performance, which featured flamethrowers and a posse of about 100 people dressed in all black. Part of that group was Vic Mensa, who recently featured on "Wolves," Kanye's latest single before "All Day."
Injuries are an inevitable part of pro sports, but they’ve become an increasingly glaring issue for the NBA in past years. The athletic strain placed on players who have to spend so much time on the court, playing up to 40 minutes a game on both sides of the ball over 82 games, has forced the discussion of a shortened season.
Tink Announces Timbaland-Produced "Ratchet Commandments" Single, Shares Artwork Feb 27, 2015 at 06:38pm 13,803 Views
Tink is someone who we've had our eyes on for a while, and 2015 is shaping up to be her big year. After being signed by Timbaland last year and nabbing a Fader cover this month, the Chicago MC has now announced the first single from her forthcoming debut album. "Ratchet Commandments" is produced by Timbaland and will be released next week, according to Tink's Instagram.
Kanye wept. Drake reigned. Dark Sky Paradise happened. This week in hip-hop can be summarized in those three tersely worded sentences. It makes sense because this week has been weird everywhere else. There's something going about a dress and llamas. Hip-hop was a small bubble this week, but it's still an existing bubble. So, of course, we got that 140 Bars Or Less.
NFL Draft Prospect Blows His Opportunity To Win $100,000 From Adidas Feb 27, 2015 at 05:18pm 19,324 Views
As a new wave of NFL talent is set to take the league by storm, all of the major brands are looking for ways to lock down the NFL's future stars. Adidas came up with the idea that they would pay $100,000 to the three fastest 40-yard dash times, so long as the players followed two simple rules.The first rule: Run the 40-yard dash in Adidas cleats.
Recently, we felt our childhood selves get pimp slapped back to reality with the forthcoming allegations that MTV's "Pimp My Ride" is guilty of deceiving both its viewers and contestants. The monitors on the back of each headrest rarely worked, high-tech contraptions were added just for TV, and contestant reactions were exaggerated.
After Azealia Banks' Playboy issue hits shelves on March 20th, she'll be giving fans a few additional chances to see her in the flesh this spring. Announcing a mini-tour that begins with two Coachella appearances in April and concludes with a May show in Boston, Banks has only shared info on six total shows thus far, but more might be coming. Check out the current dates below.
After Derrick Rose tore his medial meniscus in his right knee again, many feared that his 2014-15 season was in jeopardy. However, D-Rose underwent successful surgery today and a timetable for his return has been pegged at 4-6 weeks. If he takes his time returning and sits out for six weeks, he'll still be able to play in three regular season games before the playoffs get underway.
RESPECT magazine just unveiled their new cover for their 21st issue, and they've tapped two of hip-hop's street hustlers-turned-business men, Nipsey Hussle and Yo Gotti. The magazine will focus on how they turned their street savvyness into an CEO position. The issue will also feature content from Drake, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Nas and more.
Former Contestants On MTV's "Pimp My Ride" Reveal How Fake The Show Was Feb 27, 2015 at 11:26am 67,956 Views
We all know that reality TV is usually pumped up to be a bit more glamorous than things actually are IRL, and this was apparently the case with the old MTV show "Pimp My Ride," hosted by Xzibit.
Cannibal Ox announced their return to the rap game at the end of January, with a new album Blade of the Ronin due out in March. They quickly began the roll out, releasing singles like "Iron Rose" with MF Doom and "Harlem Knights." Although it's been over a decade since their last album, The Cold Vein, they sound like they never left.
Kanye West Gets North West and Donda West's Birthdates Tattooed On Him Feb 27, 2015 at 02:21am 21,314 Views
Since we've known him, Kanye West has never been afraid to express his feelings for either his mother and/or daughter, so for him to get 2 new tattoos in their honor shouldn't come much as a surprise.
Missy Elliott’s new comeback album must be coming further along than we know. A couple weeks ago, we caught Missy and her longtime partner, Timbaland, cooking up new material in the studio, and now today another photo has surfaced online, and this time its with Missy and Pharrell.
Kanye West is not an avid Twitter user, but in the past we've seen him use his account for moments of passionate fury. Those days are over (we think), as Ye took to his timeline today to officially apologize to Beck for his semi-interruption, and post-show comments at the Grammys. While he was at it, he decided to also throw an apology Bruno Mars' way.
Yesterday, amid flamethrower bursts and a gaggle of up-and-coming grime artists, Kanye West debuted the third song we've heard from his upcoming album thus far.
Childish Gambino Confirms He'll Be Playing A Stripper In "Magic Mike XXL" Feb 26, 2015 at 06:00pm 13,858 Views
Before he was Childish Gambino, Donald Glover had a very successful career in comedy. The actor turnt rapper made his way up through Derrick Comedy sketches, later landing a gig writing for 30 Rock, and eventually nabbing his most successful role as Troy in Community.
Kanye Says He's Willing To Give Drake Advice On Designing Sneakers Feb 26, 2015 at 05:19pm 15,768 Views
Drake, if you're reading this... it's not too late. The king of kings himself, lord Kanye West, has offered his confidential expertise regarding sneaker design.While we all know 'Ye is fed up with Nike and he's now satisfied in his role with Adidas, helping Drake achieve greatness in the realm of sneakers (or elsewhere) is something he's into.
Critics are always fighting conflicting urges. On the one hand, there's the need to be objective and evaluate each work on its own merits. On the other, there's the desire to fit each new release from an artist into an over-arcing career narrative. The trick is to find a balance between the two.
Kanye West Speaks On His New Album, Destroying Exclusivity & "The Ye Button" With Zane Lowe Feb 26, 2015 at 04:55pm 11,981 Views
We just heard Kanye West's new interview with Zane Lowe for BBC 1, and as expected it was full of inspirational, passionate, and hilarious moments.
Last month we took a look at Nate Dogg's dopest features, but the late legend put out some incredible work of his own too. We felt it was only right to take a look at 10 originals Nate Dogg put out, including ones released by 213, his group with Snoop Dogg and Warren G.
Kanye West's original interview with Zane Lowe has made it's way into the canon of legendary Kanye West interviews, and we're hoping his latest sit down with the BBC radio personality will leave a similar mark on history. The interview will stream on BBC 1 starting at 3 PM EST today, with a mix from Zane preceding the interview.
Kendrick Lamar Gave Michael Jackson's Son A Preview Of His New Album Feb 26, 2015 at 12:58pm 45,333 Views
Kendrick Lamar has been kind of stingy with sharing new music this year, leaking tracks off his untitled album sparingly. The two official singles he has shared, "i" and "The Blacker the Berry," are enough to get most of us hype for what's to come, and fiend for more (so the plan is working).
Dark Sky Paradise dropped earlier this week, with Big Sean set to move just under 150,000 copies, and now comes time to break it down on "Samples Of The Week." Although the album is a bit darker and more modern-sounding than Hall Of Fame and Finally Famous, it still makes use of some dope samples, with producers Kanye West and Key Wane digging some gold out of the crates.
Every Song Off Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" Is Charting On Billboard Feb 26, 2015 at 09:47am 63,878 Views
Over the weekend, on Charts Don't Lie, we saw how basically half of Drake's new project was charting on Billboard's Hot 100. That alone seemed to be quite the feat, but Drake's now taken that a step further with EVERY song off IYRTITL charting on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
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- Young Chop Calls Out Kanye West For Using Chicago Artists15,673 Views133 Comments
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- Eminem Writes Essay On The Genius Of Tupac8,370 Views76 Comments
- Karrueche Tran Says Dating Chris Brown Has Made It Harder To Get Work23,631 Views83 Comments
- #TBT: Tech N9ne's Early Singles2,880 Views24 Comments
- GoldLink Announces Debut Album, Shares First Single3,439 Views13 Comments
- Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Game's "The Documentary"?6,993 Views34 Comments
- First Look At The Toronto Raptors' 'OVO' Alternate Jersey For This Season3,192 Views0 Comments
- N.W.A. & Janet Jackson Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame2,593 Views26 Comments
- Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" Becomes First Rap Video To Hit 1 Billion Views20,334 Views144 Comments
- Vince Staples & Mac Miller Discuss White Rappers & How They Fit Into Hip-Hop13,810 Views76 Comments
- BeatKing Reveals "3 Weeks" Tracklist, Artwork & Release Date2,747 Views9 Comments