Aug 30, 2014
In 2014, it's no secret that where Kanye West goes, the rest of hip-hop follows. Starting with him and Just Blaze making "chipmunk soul" a hot sound in Roc-A-Fella's prime, Mr. West's musical output has always been a pretty good gauge of where hip-hop is headed, whether it be his early mantra of having a "Benz and a backpack" or his drill-invigorating remix of Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." But in...
Jun 29, 2013
Hit-Boy was responsible for many of Kanye and G.O.O.D music's recent hits. The producer was responsible for "Niggas In Paris", "Cold", "I Wish You Would", and "Clique", but was notably absent on Yeezus. Today Hit-Boy has cleared the air on the matter, stating that he is no longer with G.O.O.D. Music.
According to the producer, there are no hard feelings between him and Ye, but his focus is on...
Sep 20, 2014
In a somewhat shocking development, YG has informed us that he's not allowed to perform at two of the three upcoming Southern California dates of the ongoing "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" tour. The reason? His local police department.
In a tweet posted yesterday (below), the Compton MC revealed that LAPD would not allow him to perform at last night's show in Irvine, and will be maintaining that policy...
Apr 26, 2013
The only thing better than a great DJ is a great DJ that looks good doing it! We've put together a gallery of some of the sexiest spinners in the game, complete with links to their Twitters and Instagrams. So make sure to Instafollow these girls to get your fix of hot mixes and even hotter photos.
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Nov 27, 2013
Another new development in the never-ending Chris Brown antics. Breezy was sentenced to a 90-day rehab stint following his recent probation hearing for the Rihanna case. The singer was ordered to enroll in a live-in anger management facility by the judge, on the recommendation of the Probation Dept.
TMZ reports that Chris willingly surrendered his phone and laptop when entering the anger...
Apr 12, 2012
President Barack Obama recently spoke to the Atlantic about both Jay-Z and Kanye West.
When asked to choose either Jay-Z or Kanye, Obama chose Jay-Z. Read the excerpts below.
"Kanye or Jay-Z?" The president smiles. "Jay-Z," he says, as if the answer should be obvious.
"Although I like Kanye," Obama continues, with an easy smile. "He’s a Chicago guy....
It’s been rumored that Nicki Minaj has had trouble
co-existing with Mariah Carey on the set of American Idol, and now reports and
a video have leaked that show just how fully loaded Nicki has been as she
exploded on Mariah during auditions in Charlotte, NC.
In footage from a video obtained by TMZ, Nicki is seen shouting
while sitting at the judges table alongside Mariah, and yelling to...
As we draw closer and closer to Drake's September 24th release date of Nothing Was The Same, the anticipation just keeps on growing. Last week, Billboard revealed three song titles and their producers which was part of a cover story in their latest issue.
Today, the story has released a set of new details about the upcoming LP. According to Billboard, Nothing Was The Same will focus more...
Keeping Gucci Mane out of the headlines is no easy task. Once again he’s back, although this time with the release of his digital album The State Vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings. While the rapper is surrounded by mounting legal problems, he's nonetheless found the time to keep his fans fed with this Christmas day release.
As with most Gucci projects, the production on The...
Shortly after the announcement that the two super stars were having a child, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have made another big commitment with each other, although not yet marriage.The two have apparently purchased and $11 million mansion in Bel Air, CA. TMZ reports that it's a 10,000-square-foot pad in a gated community. The couple have already re-gutted it are turning it into a...
Feb 13, 2013
T-Pain is well-known for his use of auto-tune, and recently took to Instagram to throw some shots at fellow pitch-correction abuser Future. The rapper turnt singer poked fun at the Bugatti used in the video for the Ace Hood-helmed track that Future sings the hook on. He also alluded to the fact that Future was jacking his style referring to him smugly as "the new T-Pain".Pain has now...
Jan 30, 2014
Isaiah Rashad’s debut EP, Cilvia Demo, is very easily among the most captivating mainstream debut projects from a new artist since the likes of J. Cole, Drake or even label mate Kendrick Lamar.
Cilvia Demo is the first official body of work from the young Chattanooga emcee. Through the record’s thematic contrast, Rashad constructs the conflicted, contemplative and deeply human image...
Feb 11, 2013
After the awards, the celebration was in full swing around town last night. Highlights include Jay-Z actually drinking from his award, and party photos of Chris Brown, Nas, 2 Chainz, Rihanna, Usher, Trinidad James - all enjoying the festivities.Check out some highlight photos from the 55th Annual Grammy Awards after parties below.
Good news for the TDE family, as Kendrick Lamar's debut album is already certified gold. HHNM reports that good kid, m.A.A.d city has been certified gold, just five weeks after it's release. This refers to the amount of copies shipped, however, not sold. As of now, good kid, m.A.A.d city has moved 428k units.Congrats!label hit me and told me #GKMC already certified gold !!!!!!!!...
Sep 16, 2013
Gucci Mane's current behavior has been deemed by most of his fellow rappers as nothing out of the ordinary. 2 Chainz recently said he'd expect nothing less from Gucci. Nonetheless, his behavior seems to get stranger by the day and it doesn't seem like the good ol' GuWop we know and love. One of Gucci's first beefing partners before he went on his crazy Twitter rampage was Waka Flocka, and Waka is...
Jul 20, 2014
Common is getting ready to release his long-awaited follow-up to The Dreamer/The Believer later this summer, and while we've already been given the artwork and release date for the project, today Com shares the full tracklist.
As evidenced by the King Louie and G-Count-starring artwork, the album will showcase some young Chicago talent (Though unfortunately the aforementioned rappers will not be...