Chancelor Bennett is only 21 years old, but most of us know him as Chance The Rapper. It's through this moniker that he's brought his artistry to the world over the past few years. Not only can the dude rap, but he can join emo bands on stage, spearhead activism in Chicago, and write songs alongside Madonna, J. Cole, Wyclef Jean and more.
Another week, another new Gucci Mane project. After the incarcerated 1017 boss dropped both East Atlanta Santa and C-Note Vs. Gucci last week, he's kicking off 2015 by dropping another album, this one entitled 1017 Mafia. As his label's been known to do before, the cover artwork is a recycled image, with a doctored image of Gucci from the cover of The State Vs.
Naturally, it didn't take long for news of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's engagement to break, and soon thereafter came video footage. For most, unsolicited video of a life event leaking onto the internet would be an invasion of privacy, but for Kimye, it was more than that; it was reality TV money draining quickly out of their pockets.
Obviously the biggest topic of this week's Charts is Drizzy Drake. The rapper utilized the surprise release tactic that we've seen several artists find success with over the last year or two, and it definitely paid off for him as well.
Meek Mill is apparently working on a new album for 2014, and while he's kept things pretty under wraps in terms of new material, he made sure to preview a new song with himself, DJ Mustard, and Ty Dolla $ign on Instagram yesterday.
Lil Bibby is quickly catapulting into rap fame following the release of his debut project, Free Crack, in November. The mixtape had already built up a strong amount of anticipation before it was released, thanks in most part to a co-sign from Drake, however, after the tape dropped and everyone heard just how dope Bibby's ear for production and bars are, plenty more hopped on the bandwagon.
Following the likes of Chance the Rapper and Big Boi, The Weeknd was the latest artist to partake in Reddit‘s AMA (Ask Me Anything) segment. An open forum, where fans can ask questions directly and get a personal response.
Just yesterday, Meek Mill was seen talking to Miss Info about his new album and hyping up his BET Awards pre-party, which he said would also be attended by Game and Lil Boosie. Taking place at L.A.'s Club Lure, the event would be marred by a fight that led to a stabbing.
Last month, Juelz Santana took to twitter to announce a change in the name of his upcoming mixtape formally known as Reagan Era, to God Will'n.Santana has released the cover art for the first volume, which is set to be released in 2013. [Update: Juelz reveals that his God Will'N mixtape will drop January 14th]
Right now, Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" sits at #3 on the charts, behind Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." We're gonna go ahead and call it the number #1 hip-hop song in the country. Sorry Wiz & Charlie Puth--touching tribute, but it belongs on the pop charts.
It's safe to say Lil Wayne's Dedication 5 stole the show this Labor Day weekend. Typically, the mixtape is packed with a slew of outrageous Weezy rhymes going in over other artists production. However, one song on the 29-track project stood out, and that was the "You Song" featuring Chicago's rising emcee Chance The Rapper.
A few months ago, Jennifer Lopez released A.K.A, her eighth studio album, which contained a song that addressed her history as a Butt Icon. Yes, "Booty" was a long time in the making, and now it looks as if it'll be the next single to drop from the project.
Pretty much every detail of Jay Rock's upcoming album, 90059, has been made available, but so far, the release date has been nowhere to be found. Today, Top Dawg has revealed the strategy behind this choice, revealing that the release date will be determined by the number of pre-orders they get for the album.
Dr. Dre's co-sign has affected the careers of rappers like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar, so praise from the legendary producer is quite an honor. In a recent interview with Billboard, Dre, along with the surviving members of N.W.A.
The wait is over. After releasing quality products like 1999 and Summer Knights, the young BK emcee Joey Bada$$' debut album B4.DA.$$ is now available for purchase from your favorite digital music sources. With production from DJ Premier, J Dilla, Hit-Boy , Statik Selektah and his Pro Era Brethren Kirk Knight and Chuck Strangers, expectations are understandable.
Last year around this same time Cee-Lo Green was being investigated on sexual assault charges, with a woman claiming that the Goodie Mob singer slipped ecstasy into her drink and proceeded to take advantage of her. A year later, Cee-Lo may finally been cleared on the charge, although another charge may stick.
Last year, Drake made his film debut when he had a cameo in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" alongside Kanye West and many more, and now it looks like he might be popping up in another big-ticket sequel.
Rihanna has yet another magazine cover to add to her repertoire. The singer has no lack of covers coming her way, that's for sure. She already covered the U.S. Vogue for their March issue, but obviously Vogue just couldn't get enough of the Barbados beauty, and so they enlisted her for their Brazil edition of the magazine.
Beyonce has been very protective of her baby girl, Blue Ivy, since her birth last year. However, she will be showing baby Ivy off in her upcoming HBO documentary 'Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream', which airs tomorrow night at 9PM ET.
For those of you late in the game, after premiering this past winter at Sundance, the documentary “Fresh Dressed” is now available to the public. Directed by Sacha Jenkins, the film is an incredibly dope example of the multifaceted culture that is, hip-hop. The film maps the history of hip-hop in connection to fashion, all within the evolving framework of the Black community.
Tech N9ne has been in the rap game for well over two decades but he flew under mainstream’s radar for much of his career. Shooting off lyrics with the speed of an automatic weapon, he earned a legion of fans through relentless tours to small cities in the heartland of the country.
It came as something of a shock when Curren$y announced a new EP just days after dropping Pilot Talk III, but hey, we're not complaining. Here's Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes, the third installment of this auto-themed release series.