May 27, 2014
Jay Z has been attempting to dodge a lawsuit aimed at him from Dwayne Walker, the designer of the Rocafella logo, but it looks at though he's gonna have to cooperate after all.
Jay Z, Damon Dash and Universal Music are all named in the suit, in which Walker claims that he's owed $7 Million for his design. Apparently, Walker was promised $3500 on submission of the logo, as well as 2% of...
Feb 17, 2014
Rihanna is doing pretty well for herself, so it comes as a shock that the singer says she had hit a point where she was "effectively bankrupt" back in 2009.
RiRi is suing her former accountant, who she claims gave her some pretty suspect financial advice that year. Apparently, the adviser told her to go ahead and buy a 7-7.5 million dollar home, when she was not in the market for that type...
Feb 22, 2013
Lil Wayne's Miami Heat rant continues to ruffle feathers. After getting a response from Uncle Luke, now Trick Daddy has responded to the YMCMB rapper.In an interview with 99 JAMZ, Trick Daddy shared his thoughts on Weezy dissing Miami. "I don't care who be offended by what I say. I rep my city and want nobody disrespecting," he said on air. "We've got to stick together as radio, as artists, as...
Nov 16, 2013
Kendrick Lamar recently appeared on the cover of GQ's "Men Of The Year" issue, which would seem like an honor, but according to TDE CEO, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith the story put the label in a "negative light".
Tiffith has released a statement detailing his issues with GQ, in which he accuses the magazine's write-up of having "racial overtones," and reveals that he pulled...
May 18, 2012
Kanye West has revealed the G.O.O.D. Music album title, which will take the same name as a film he will be debuting at Cannes Film Festival.According to a press release, the compilation album called, Cruel Summer, will be accompanied by a film. The film will be premiered on May 23rd at Cannes, and will be available for public access two days later.The film will consist of a...
Kendrick Lamar has definitely been on his feature game this year. Appearing on songs from Miguel, 50 Cent, Robin Thicke, Dido, and more, sometimes it wasn't clear whether or not K. Dot was entirely excited about the appearances, or was well-deservedly cashing in on his popular demand. In a new interview with Life + Times, Kendrick argues for the former, revealing that he will not do a feature if...
Mar 11, 2014
Both Rick Ross' and Pharrell's new albums have been on the shelves for a week now, and so today we've received the first week sales for either LP. While we saw ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi fall slightly short of their projected sales, Mastermind and G I R L surpassed their projected sales.
Mastermind was projected to move 145,000-160,000 copies, but ended up doing 184,726 copies opening week,...
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...
Dec 23, 2013
This is good news for all fans of the TDE roster. TDE's CEO, who goes by Dangeroo Kipawaa on Twitter, announced that six projects are slated to arrive in the New Year from various members of the TDE roster.
We finally received a release date for the long-delayed and long-awaited Oxymoron from ScHoolboy Q (February 25th 2014), so it's fairly certain that that is one project to which Kipawaa...
Nov 14, 2014
If you grew up a rap fan, you probably have at least a couple of fond memories attached to BET's 106 & Park. If you witnessed the AJ and Free era of the show, perhaps you were even raised on it. The 14 year run of the countdown show comes to an end today, at least in its proper televised form, with the announcement that the show will be moved to BET.com as a digital segment.BET's president of...
Pusha T's album My Name Is My Name officially drops next week, but fans have already been able to hear the "rap album of the year" because Pusha let go an album stream a few days ago. As we initially reported, Pusha T let go the stream following an interaction with a Twitter user who threatened to leak the LP. We got a chance to sit down with Pusha Ton recently, and he spoke on attempting to...
Apr 17, 2014
2014 has been quite the year for debut albums thus far. Already, we’ve seen debut studio LPs from Cali artists Kid Ink, ScHoolboy Q, and YG. Now, about a year after he first splashed into mainstream Hip-hop/R&B, New Orleans singer August Alsina delivers his Def Jam debut album, Testimony. In 2013, Alsina released the radio-buzzing single “I Luv This Shit” featuring labelmate...
Jun 30, 2012
50 Cent was involved in a car accident in New York last week, when his car was hit by a Mack truck. He was rushed to the hospital on a stretcher, but we haven't heard much from him since, besides a rep saying he's "fine."Now Fif talks to MTV about the accident, and gives details on what happened. "We spun off into the rail. We would've flipped if it was a regular truck, but the truck weighs over...
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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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...
Jun 30, 2013
We now have the numbers for what was a monumental week in rap history, with Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller all dropping their respective albums on June 18th. And Kelly Rowland. This marks the first time since 2006 that three rap releases have broken the 100k mark opening week, the las time being when Jay-Z's Kingdom Come (680,000), Snoop Dogg's Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (264,000)...