Jan 11, 2015
Every time Kanye West and Kim Kardashian think they're rid of Ray J for good, he just seems to pop up again. The R&B singer -- who starred alongside Kim in her famous sex tape -- reminded everyone of his tryst with Kim via the gleefully distasteful (but admittedly catchy) track, "I Hit It First", a couple years back, and while it seemed like he wouldn't be bothering the happy couple...
When used properly, ad-libs can really accelerate the popularity of an artist. Just ask Big Sean or 2 Chainz. These between-the-lines phrases are designed to hype up listeners, adding extra energy to their verses. Ad-libs tend to be funny, serious, or flat-out ridiculous. Recently, acts like Migos have taken ad-libs to the next level. While some rapper ad-libs can be annoying, there are those...
Jun 26, 2013
On June 21st we reported on the death of Lil Snupe, a rising rapper who had been signed to Meek Mill's Dreamchasers imprint. The rapper was shot dead, reportedly over a bet on a video game. Last we reported the suspect in the shooting had been identified as 36-year-old Tony D. Holden.
Today we've learned that Holden has turned himself into the cops. The Winnfield, Lousiana resident...
Jan 31, 2014
The A$AP Mob has been relatively quiet in past months. We heard in August that there would be an official A$AP Mob album to follow up their mixtape, Lord$ Never Worry, and although it was originally supposed to drop in October, obviously October has came and went without signs of an album from the collective.
Now we've received word of a release date for the upcoming A$AP Mob album, which...
Dec 13, 2013
Currently rumors are swirling that J. Cole has got engaged to his college sweetheart. The Cole World rapper has always kept his personal life relatively low-key, although he has mentioned his lady, Melissa Heholt, in an interview or two in the past, there are still not many details about the two. Now it appears as though the couple could be making things official, following in the footsteps...
Dec 15, 2014
Fabolous is prepared to give his fans a gift on Christmas day, with his Young OG Project slated to drop on December 25th. The New York spitter already dropped off an image for The Young OG Project when he first announced it, but he's decided to go with something a bit different for the final cover art.
The Young OG Project has a little kid who resembles Loso (no surprise there, as it's...
Jul 21, 2014
Last week, at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Jay Electronica gave fans a set to remember as he brought out labelmate Jay Z, Mac Miller, J. Cole, and Talib Kweli. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jay is an elusive rapper and producer who joined Jay Z’s Roc Nation roster label in 2010. While it was impressive that Hov made a guest appearance during Jay Elect's set, something else stood out...
Jan 30, 2013
The plight of rappers unable to escape the lure of
the streets, and those that succumb to the pitfalls of celebrity, is an issue
that spans generations of music, from Tupac, to James Brown, back on through to
Chuck Berry. Chief Keef has emerged on
the rap scene out of nowhere, like a squad of guerilla soldiers bombarding a Special Forces
unit in a Peruvian jungle. ...
Big Sean is gearing up for a new album, Hall Of Fame, scheduled to drop in late August. The rapper has been doing the promo early on, already dropping a few leaks in anticipation of the LP, and just this morning, hitting up The Breakfast Club. The rapper didn't focus completely on Hall Of Fame during the interview though, but he did discuss his boss aka Kanye West's new album, Yeezus, sharing his...
Yesterday SMACK/URL released footage of their latest rap battle, between New Jersey native Tsu Surf and Brooklyn representer Hollow Da Don. The Night Of Main Events 3 battle took place on June 23rd in New York, but now that the footage is out, people have been talking and debating about who won. This includes Drake and Kevin Durant.
Last night the rapper and baller took to Twitter to debate who...
The beef between rappers and Funkmaster Flex of Hot 97 continues. After Iggy Azalea got on Hot 97 and cleared up her issues with the veteran New York DJ just the other week, it seems Funk has made himself another foe, this time Atlanta's 2 Chainz.
This beef stems from two weeks back, when the bomb-dropping DJ appeared on ESPN's "Highly Questionable" podcast show and called out 2...
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...
Sep 12, 2013
Although many rappers continue to respond to Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control" K. Dot doesn't seem content with any of the responses yet.
Running into TMZ, Kendrick whose fame found new heights following the verse, spoke briefly on the responses and gave one piece of advice, "they gotta try harder."
Do you agree? Watch the clip below.
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This morning Power 105.1 announced the line-up for their annual Powerhouse concert in New York City. The radio station has tapped some NYC natives and some West Coast favorites for the big event, which goes down on Thursday, October 30th at the Barclays Center.
J. Cole, Jeezy, Kid Ink, T.I., Childish Gambino, French Montana, Migos, Ne-Yo, Tinashe and man-of-the-moment Bobby Shmurda will all be...
It's been a rough week for Chis Brown (actually more like a rough few years, but let's just focus on the most recent of his woes). Days after being dumped by Karrueche Tran, the R&B star's hopes of performing with Drake at Toronto's OVO Fest on Monday have been crushed, thanks to the criminal record that seemingly follows him everywhere.
As Canada has a very strict policy when it comes to...
Dec 28, 2014
It's a combination of rap fans' thirst for beef and media's thirst for clicks that often turns ordinary statements into "shade". In the case of J. Cole's "Fire Squad", the speculation around a line made the rounds before many even heard the song themselves.
If you're not familiar by now, Cole addressed white privilege in rap, name-checking Iggy Azalea, Macklemore, and most notably (only due to...