The relationship between basketball and gangs is no secret. Traditionally the best basketball players often came out of the most impoverished areas, in which they had very little options other than balling or joining a set.
Over the last decade the dynamics of the game of basketball has continued to change as an exceedingly high amount of NBA players are now coming from middle and upper middle...
Sep 25, 2013
Busta Rhymes recently revealed his long-awaited Cash money debut would be a sequel to his 1998 classic, Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front. We've already heard his take on the twerk trend with Nicki Minaj, but according to Busta, he's got plenty of other big features up his sleeve.
“I definitely want to say the next single I’m getting ready to drop is a record called...
And out of nowhere, the MMG boss decides to announce a new mixtape. Rick Ross let go the cover art for an upcoming mixtape titled The Black Bar Mitzvah.Peep the art below. The Black Bar Miztvah drops October 8th. c
Hopsin's new album is on the way, but unfortunately the Funk Volume rapper seems completely frustrated with the music industry. The "Hop Is Back" emcee released the tracklist for his new album on Twitter today, just after going on a very grim rant, in which he vented about the industry, and even spoke of contemplating suicide.
Hop is known for being fairly dramatic, so hopefully his comments are...
Oct 18, 2013
2012's Life Is Good was well-received by fans and critics alike, and despite being released almost 20 years after his classic debut, still stands as one of the rapper's strongest efforts. Following the success of the project, the anticipation has grown for its follow-up, though Nas has remained fairly tight-lipped about the record.
In a new interview with HuffPo, Nasir opened up about...
Although Chief Keef has remained relatively quiet for the past month or so, he's back in the headlines once again. As reported by the irrepressible TMZ, it seems the young Glory Boy owes his landlord nearly $10,000 in back rent.
Georghe Simoniak-Sas has filed a lawsuit against the Chicagoan emcee, as well as his uncle, who assumedly handles some of his affairs. He claims that Keef...
Feb 13, 2014
Is Lil Wayne about to pull a page out of Beyonce’s book? Possibly. According to Mel Smith & The Griffin, Weezy is going to surprise his fans with the release of Carter V with either very little or no notice at all.
Back on October 18th, Mel Smith, Senior VP of promotions at Young Money tweeted out that they were about to drop a new single off Lil Wayne’s highly...
Nov 13, 2012
Plenty of rumors swirl around Chris Brown on the daily. Some of them have to do with Rihanna, some are about his tattoos, and sometimes it's about the infamous brawl involving Drake.While having an in-depth convo with Big Boy on Power 106, Breezy tackled a bunch of these rumors in questions, in particular, he spoke on the "beef" with Drake, dismissing it.Breezy says he has no vendetta or...
Dec 23, 2012
With his third studio album coming up, in which he says he took a lot of creative risks, Wale is treating fans to a mixtape over the holidays called Folarin, and now drops the artwork for the project. After having leaked a few big tracks including "Back 2 Ballin" and most recently "Blessings", the MMG rapper prepares to drop his mixtape on December 24th and now previews the artwork.Check out...
50 Cent just spoke of how Chief Keef was not following his advice to keep out of trouble, but now it seems like Fif has been making some bad decisions of his own.
TMZ reports that 50 has been charged with domestic violence for allegedly kicking his baby mama and destroying some of her property last month.
The L.A. City Attorney says that the rapper caused $7,100 to the victim's...
Sep 26, 2012
Juicy J is the owner of the undeniable dance/stripper anthem
of the summer “Bandz A Make Her Dance". In
a recent interview with Hot 97, the Three 6 Mafia rapper talked about the group’s
current status, and how he feels about signing with Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang
Even though Juicy J’s making quite a name for himself on the
solo tip recently, he says that...
50 Cent has been releasing an onslaught of new material, much of it embodying the sound he was known for in the mid 2000s. While his recent tracks have found him sticking in familiar territory, a recent interview with Shade 45 found the rapper expressing interest to work with a couple of surprising artists.
"I haven't worked with Drake or Rihanna, and I'd like to work with them,"...
Aug 22, 2013
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose finally tied the knot at the beginning of the week. As we all saw, Amber Rose celebrated the night before the big day by twerking in her wedding dress. Wiz Khalifa was undoubtedly smoking.
One of Wiz's frequent collaborators and fellow weed advocate, Curren$y, missed out on the wedding ceremonies though, because his favorite substance hindered him. Marijuana is known...
Oct 15, 2013
It looks like Chris Brown fans will have to wait just a little bit longer for his long awaited album X.
Taking to twitter earlier today, Chris Brown announced that his project will no longer be released on November 19th , but will now be hitting store shelves on December 3rd. Due to this unfortunate set back however, Chris is making it up to his fans by releasing 5 new songs off the project on...
Rick Ross announced his upcoming album Mastermind awhile ago, and following that he began dropping music off the LP, he's even announced a tour-- although he hasn't given us a release date for the album, until now.
Ricky Rozay announced today that his fifth studio album is set to arrive in time for Christmas, on December 17th.
Listen to his single "I Wonder Why" below.
As you're probably aware by now, Jay Z celebrated his 44th birthday today. We did a list of our own for Hov, looking at some of his top album tracks but the rapper decided to post a list of his own on his Life + Times blog, and it's definitely of interest.
Jay posted a photo of all his solo albums and ranked them, even offering some insight as to why he put things where he did. Peep the...