Harry Belafonte clarified his comments and expressed interest in having a formal discussion with Jay Z and Beyonce.
YG's My Krazy Life is easily among the year's best albums, largely because -- as ever debut album should -- it gives us a good idea of who YG is-- not only as an artist, but as a person. The record, which is set up as a day in the life of the self-coined Young Gangsta, we're given many pieces of real events from the rapper's life.
T.I.'s "No Mediocre" has all the markings of a hit. A steal-drum DJ Mustard beat, a feature from the chart-topping Iggy Azalea, and most recently, a beef. Azealia Banks, major label casualty and notorious Twitter troll took to her favorite social media service to call T.I. out on the song, writing, "U want no mediocre but ... Have you seen your wife?".
It's a Cole Winter. The rapper surprised us when he announced his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive in late November, and released the album shortly thereafter. J. Cole stripped the album release of all things unnecessary, from endless promo interviews where the same subjects are broached again and again, to excessive bonus records, to the expected listening sessions with industry insiders.
XXL has let go their anticipated XXL 2012 Freshman Class cover! Peep it below and see who made the cut. Here's what XXL had to say:
Eminem's "Shady XV" Album To Be Double Disc, More Details Emerge Aug 25, 2014 at 12:21pm 20,653 Views
Over the weekend rumors began to fly that Eminem had a new album up his sleeve, and shortly thereafter, the man himself confirmed that Shady XV was a reality. The new album has already locked down Black Friday as a release date, aka November 28th.
Gaye Family Seeks "Correction" To Include T.I. On "Blurred Lines" Decision; T.I. Responds Mar 21, 2015 at 04:45pm 20,633 Views
Marvin Gaye's family won $7.4 million from the "Blurred Lines" decision handed down on March 10th, but they aren't done yet. They recently filed a motion to "correct" the jury's verdict by adding Universal Music, Interscope Records, and Star Entertainment, and T.I. to the list of infringers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Summer Jam 2015 Lineup Revealed, Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Big Sean & More Mar 31, 2015 at 09:10am 20,632 Views
It's that time of year again! Ahead of the June 7th festival, Summer Jam has announced its 2015 lineup. The stadium stage will feature performances from Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean, Fabolous & Friends, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign & Friends, Omarion and Childish Gambino.
YG is on top of his game right now, along with his producing partner DJ Mustard, the duo are being tapped as the new "Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre." Freddie Gibbs even called YG the "new Eazy-E." Whether or not you believe either of those claims to be true, there's no denying that YG is putting West Coast gangsta rap back in heavy rotation, along with rappers like ScHoolboy Q.
Daylyt Signs To Shady Records [Update: Label Source Says It's Not True] Jun 27, 2014 at 01:16pm 20,615 Views
Daylyt has seemingly appeared at the top of the game from out of nowhere. After making his television debut last week on the Shady Films reality series "Road to Total Slaughter," the battle rapper turned heads on Ab-Soul’s These Days… with an extended verse hidden on the album's closing track. The hype surrounding the rapper, meanwhile, keeps on coming in.
Man Fatally Shot During Rich Homie Quan Concert In Ohio [Update: Rich Homie Denies Involvement] Dec 24, 2013 at 02:57pm 20,611 Views
At this point, shootings at rap concerts are something we are all too familiar with, unfortunately. So the fact that another has occurred in recent times may not come as a surprise. Rich Homie Quan had a concert yesterday, December 22nd, in Columbus, Ohio, at Red Zone bar, when shots broke out and one young man, Jeremiah I. Frazier, was shot and killed. He was 24 years old.
Study Shows That Wu-Tang Clan And Aesop Rock Have The Largest Vocabularies In Hip Hop May 4, 2014 at 03:58pm 20,598 Views
Hip-hop isn't necessarily a contest to see who knows the most words, but having a large vocabulary at your disposal can certainly aide your lyricism and ability to stay fresh after bars and bars of rapping.
Danny Brown Weighs In On Meek Mill & Drake's Ghostwriting Controversy Jul 27, 2015 at 03:40pm 19,800 Views
Since Meek Mill went in on Drake and Quentin Miller's "R.I.C.O." verse the other night, we've seen a number of rappers pipe up to share their thoughts on ghostwriters in hip hop. OG Maco, Kid Ink, Earl Sweatshirt, Vic Mensa and Lupe Fiasco have already spoken up, and now Danny Brown has joined the fray.
Childish Gambino doesn't always open up in interviews, he usually lets people know how he truly feels through his music, poems, or Twitter rants. The only exception however, is when he sits down with his friend Peter Rosenberg, who gets Yung Donald to really explain himself and what he thinks about a wide range of topics.
Kendrick Lamar Sued For $1 Million Over "Rigamortis" Instrumental Sep 3, 2014 at 08:51am 20,535 Views
Kendrick Lamar isn't often the subject of tabloid/gossip sites, however, every artist seems to encounter a lawsuit at some point or another in their rising career. K. Dot's facing a new lawsuit according to TMZ, over his Section.80 record "Rigamortis."
Wiz Khalifa Talks On Gucci Mane, Over-Used Flows & $1 Million Lawsuit Apr 18, 2013 at 01:32pm 20,527 Views
Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y finally announced the release date for their much-anticipated, and much-delayed project, Live In Concert. While Wiz was in NYC he kept the interviews going this morning, by hitting up Power 105's the Breakfast Club. He talked to the crew about his baby mama and son, his remix to "U.O.E.N.O." and over-used flows, Gucci Mane, and a $1 million lawsuit he has no idea about.
After signing a lucrative deal with Interscope, Chief Keef is preparing his next mixtape, the aptly titled "Finally Rich". DJ Victoriouz and DJ Holiday are presenting the tape, which we expect to be released soon. Check out the artwork below.
NY Teen Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison For Stealing Sneakers Jan 10, 2015 at 11:01am 20,398 Views
A teenager from Albany, New York has been sentenced to nine years in prison after he robbed another teen's sneakers; a story that has become all too familiar.
Chris Brown Says He Thinks Ebola Is "A Form Of Population Control" Oct 14, 2014 at 09:39am 20,510 Views
Chris Brown stirred up a bit of controversy on Twitter the other night, when he tweeted conspiratorial thoughts on the Ebola outbreak that is currently happening. The epidemic began in West Africa but has since migrated to United States.
After a near-decade of hustling, Curren$y has finally landed his prominent role in the rap scene. It wasn’t easy work, but anyone who has watched the New Orleans-native go from Lil Wayne’s sidekick to stoner rap’s most consistent contributor will tell you that much.
After hearing two leaks off the EP, the title track and more recently "U", Majid Jordan decided to release their new EP a few days early. The project hit iTunes on July 17th, and today we're able to stream the EP in full thanks to Spotify.
Meek Mill To Support Nicki Minaj On "Pinkprint" North American Tour [Update: Rae Sremmurd, Dej Loaf & Tinashe Added] Mar 16, 2015 at 07:48pm 20,502 Views
Nicki Minaj is setting out on a European tour in March, but as was expected, it's just a warm up for the dates she's planning in North America this summer. While Trey Songz will be joining Minaj overseas, Nicki announced today that none other than rumored boyfriend Meek Mill will be one of a few supporting acts on her tour of America this summer.
Hip-hop lost another member of its community Monday night as Bay Area rapper, The Jacka, was shot and killed in Oakland, California last night.
Run The Jewels, which consists of Killer Mike and El-P, were originally supposed to release their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, on October 27th via Mass Appeal Records, but had a little change in plans. Apparently the project sprung an early leak so Killer Mike decided to just give it away for free tonight.
Ever since The Weeknd turned down a deal with OVO, it's been clear that there's some bad blood between him and Drake, but between a recent hint at new collabs and this Apple conference today, it's looking more and more like they've patched things up.
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