T-Pain will team up with DJ Drama for a Gangsta Grillz tape entitled "The Iron Way."
T.I., ever the business man, is looking to start a new venture this year. The rapper and Atlanta native will be keeping his talents in the south as he plans to open up an upscale restaurant in downtown ATL.
There was a full slate of NBA games last night but the highlight of the night came from the Staples Center and it wasn't due to a Blake Griffin alley-oop or a vintage Kobe performance. Los Angeles Clippers' owner, Steve Ballmer went off last night during a Fergie performance, the likes of which we've never seen, not even from Mark Cuban.
Back in September, we found out that Pharrell would be producing Snoop Dogg’s entire next album, and now we have a title for that project.
We all know how Drake likes to put on for his hometown of Toronto, Canada, especially when it comes to getting ink'd up. With a huge “416” tattoo on his side and Toronto's CN Tower on his inner bicep, Drizzy decided to add to his collection of tats and get another piece of artwork in honor of his hometown recently.
DMX Is Dropping An Album Next Week [Update: DMX & Swizz Beatz Say It's Unauthorized] Jan 7, 2015 at 06:55pm 28,429 Views
Hints that DMX and Swizz Beatz were recording a new album have been floating around over the last year or so, but the lack of concrete information led us to believe that it wouldn't be coming anytime soon.
Wu-Tang Clan Plan To Auction Off "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" Online Jan 7, 2015 at 06:07pm 4,883 Views
It's been a while since we've gotten an update on The Wu-Tang Clan's purportedly one-of-a-kind album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, but now that the buzz from December's A Better Tomorrow has died down, it looks like the crew have rethought the strategy by which they'll release the new project.
Iggy Azalea Thinks The Criticism Towards Her Stems From Misogyny Jan 7, 2015 at 05:30pm 16,153 Views
Iggy Azalea's rise to fame has not been without critics and haters, including some very vocal disapproval from similar or lesser celebrity stature, like Azealia Banks and Lord Jamar.
Kat Dahlia's lead single off My Garden, "Gangsta," dropped two years ago. Since then, the throaty singer has been slow at rolling out new content, but she has delivered a short mixtape, Seeds. Now, two years after the buzzing "Gangsta" impacted, we get her full-length debut My Garden.
2014 may be remembered as one of the weakest years for rap in recent memory, but there were, however, some definite highlights, especially when it came to newcomers. Bobby Shmurda had one of last year’s biggest rap records, DeJ Loaf had one of last year’s most remixed rap records and Young Thug was one of last year’s most talked about rap artists (even if for all of the wrong reasons).
Dan Charnas wrote a veritable hip-hop encyclopedia with his book "The Big Payback: the History of the Business of Hip-Hop." Although it reads more like a novel, it is encyclopedic in the way that Charnas includes information on just about every aspect of the genre, business-wise or not.
According To Offset, Migos' Debut Album Will Be Out In Spring 2015 Jan 7, 2015 at 03:11pm 9,357 Views
In Migos' cover story for The FADER last year, a hot topic of discussion was their forthcoming commercial debut. They've seen unprecedented levels of success for a group with only free releases to their name, and so the question of producing and selling a debut album looms ahead.
In its four-plus decades of existence, hip-hop has always been steadily evolving. Like all evolutionary paths, hip-hop’s hasn’t moved in a straight line. For every decision that moved the genre forward as a whole, there were artistic niches and splinter groups that either went flourished before rapidly going extinct or moved on into their own lane entirely.
Nike has officially unveiled their Black History Month collection which consists of 28 items (12 shoes, 16 apparel/accessories) across both Nike and Jordan Brand. Each sneaker and piece of apparel in the collection is built on a neutral black and white colorway, drawing on inspiration from six athletes/coaches; Theotis Beasley, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jerry Rice, Brianna Rollins, C.
Trinidad James Announces "No One Is SaFe" Album, Featuring Big K.R.I.T. & More Jan 7, 2015 at 01:59pm 8,485 Views
After two years of languishing in major label world, Trinidad James has regained his independence and hit the ground running. Just a week into 2015, we've already gotten one EP from him (The WAKE Up) and now we know we'll have an additional full-length project in less than two weeks.
Peep Photos From Nicki Minaj's Rolling Stone Shoot With Terry Richardson Jan 7, 2015 at 12:09pm 30,198 Views
The cover shot for Nicki Minaj's recent Rolling Stone issue was enticing enough, and now Terry Richardson has released a few more shots he took with Nicki during their Rolling Stone shoot, bringing the level of thirst up a notch.
Your boy Bobby Shmurda was arrested back in December and despite rumors that he was once again a free man, the shmoney dancing rapper is still locked up on Riker's Island.
As you most likely know, Dr.
A day after we received the Coachella line-up, which includes Drake as a headliner, New York's Governors Ball music festival follows suit. The festival has also tapped Canadian Drizzy Drake to headline this year.
Rick Ross Gets New Face Tattoos Repping Miami Heat & Dreamchasers Jan 7, 2015 at 10:11am 15,891 Views
Rick Ross added some new ink to his face recently, as we've already concluded this is a rapper rite of passage. Although we already saw Rozay ink "Rich Forever" on his chin last year, he's stepped it up a notch in 2015 by getting not one, but seven new face tattoos.
Slim Thug Announces New Documentary And Album Series, "Hogg Life" Jan 7, 2015 at 03:48am 6,129 Views
H-Town living legend Slim Thug is gonna take his fans back through his journey to success with his upcoming documetary and album series Hogg Life.
Fabolous has always done a solid job at blending in with his environment. Whether he’s cutting with DJ Clue and The Neptunes in 2001 or jiving with Rich Homie Quan in 2015, he’s done a phenomenal job at adapting to change and staying relevant, something that is easier said than done.
Ludacris Gets Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend Eudoxie Agnan [Update: They're Married] Jan 6, 2015 at 06:28pm 43,213 Views
The sound of wedding bells is in the future for Ludacris. On Friday, he and his longtime girlfriend, Eudoxie Agnan, officially got engaged.
In the new issue of XXL, we get to hear directly from Kendrick Lamar-- instead of going the typical and sometimes boring interview route, Kendrick Lamar writes about himself in the first person.
Bobby Shmurda Still In Custody Despite Instagram Video Suggesting Release Jan 6, 2015 at 05:18pm 37,669 Views
While rumors have been circulating of the rapper's release, Bobby Shmurda remains in prison. An Instagram video posted yesterday by New York singer Yung Relle depicted Bobby Shmurda announcing "I'm back!" into the camera, coupled with the caption "#MyBro Is Back #DontTellNobody".
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