Mar 4, 2014
Update: Watch August Alsina shut down a question about Trey Songz today on 106 & Park here.
August Alsina's hit single "I Luv This Shit" became even more hit-worthy when he enlisted Trey Songz and Chris Brown for the remix. While talking to Rap-Up, the r'n'b singer explained how the mix came about, and revealed he's not cool with Trey Songz at the moment, despite having him on the...
Mar 23, 2014
If you haven't heard Jay Electronica's new song over Soulja Boy's "We Made It" track, drop everything and give the play button a twirl. It's that good. However, if you have heard it you probably noticed a bar in Jay Z's verse that seemed to address the OVO meister, Drizzy Drake of Toronto.
"Sorry Mrs. Drizzy for so much art talk," Jay Z spits. "Silly me, rappin' 'bout shit that I really bought/...
Apr 10, 2014
Last night, Twitter was in a frenzy when a nude photo leaked that looked like it could very well be Australian beauty Iggy Azalea and her LA Lakers boyfriend Nick Young. The NSFW naked photo, which you can view here, shows a white lady from the back with a black male poking his head out from the side, both of these people could easily be confused for Iggy and Nick.
While the couple did...
Apr 14, 2014
Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find. Many rappers, like Juicy J or Lil Wayne, have made it clear in their music that they love getting fucked up. Despite the popularity of drugs in...
Apr 15, 2014
Nick Cannon is known to be a bit corny at times, although he always manages to take it to new levels and surprise us. Case-in-point: he's got an album coming out called White People Party Music, he actually donned White Face in promotion of it, and he released a song called "Pajama Pants." More recently, he decided to dye his hair all-over cheetah print, and was booed at during a Knicks &...
Feb 12, 2014
Drake isn't usually one to start beef or call people out, so this headline may come as a bit of surprise. As you will probably remember, following the Grammy Awards this year, which had Macklemore and Ryan Lewis taking home several of the hip-hop awards, Macklemore sent a text message to Kendrick Lamar apologizing for "robbing" the Compton MC of an award. Macklemore even posted the text on his...
Feb 15, 2014
A little while back, a Floridian teacher was suspended from The Charter Schools of Boynton Beach after assigning homework which asked students to assess Lil Wayne lyrics. This wasn't exactly RapGenius however, as the kids were meant to identify the literary devices in an excerpt from "6 Foot, 7 Foot", something they were having trouble doing with Shakespeare.
Despite the teacher's efforts...
Mar 27, 2014
This past Sunday, Jay Z had some choice words for Toronto’s own Drizzy Drake during his verse on the “We Made It” freestyle. If you’re unaware, Drake originally ignited the flame during his controversy Rolling Stone interview when he said that Hov’s art talk in his songs was becoming corny. That’s when Hov responded on Sunday with a subliminal shot...
Feb 15, 2014
It was being reported yesterday that Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V album will be dropping very soon, possibly as a surprise. Well so much for that idea, because on Friday night, Drake announced when we can expect to hear the new album.
Performing at Sprite’s NBA All-Star concert at New Orleans' House Of Blues, Drake took the stage and revealed that Tha Carter V will be...
Mar 26, 2014
50 Cent filed a lawsuit against WorldStarHipHop.com back in 2009, after his image was used on the header of the website without his permission. Fif argued that the picture left visitors with the impression that the rapper owned or was affiliated with the site.
5 years later, a judge has ruled that 50 be given "summary judgment on copyright and right of publicity claims", as well as rejecting...
Apr 21, 2014
While Chance The Rapper delivered a memorable performance (complete with Justin Bieber) last weekend at Coachella, he was not able to perform today.
The rapper's management informed fans that Chance had been admitted to hospital today via his twitter account, saying “On behalf of @chancetherapper and our entire team- We sincerely regret to have to cancel our 2nd weekend at...
Apr 16, 2014
The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording.
While the liner notes give credit to the original performers, suggesting that permission...
Apr 15, 2014
Future is prepared to release his long-awaited sophomore effort, Honest, on April 22nd. We've actually received a few album streams in recent days, including one for Pharoahe Monch's new LP and Kelis' FOOD album, but this one is definitely the most anticipated yet-- Future has decided to let fans preview his album in full before it officially drops on the 22nd, via MTV UK.
The other week Future...
Feb 14, 2014
Yesterday Rolling Stone reported on an interview they had with Drake, in which the rapper commented on Macklemore's post-Grammy text to Kendrick Lamar, and reportedly called it "wack as fuck." Following those interview excerpts, more excerpts have surfaced online, wherein Drizzy discusses Kanye West's Yeezus, and took a shot at Ye's lyrics on the album.
Drake has since taken to Twitter to...
As we've seen plenty of in the past, rappers like to pay homage to the things they love in tattoo-form. Kevin Gates recently had an interview where he explained many of his face tattoos, some of which are similar to Cash Money's Birdman. Now Birdman has inked something new on his face, which reps his Rich Gang management company (there was a Rich Gang album as well, basically a compilation with...
In 2012 Rick Ross made waves with his album God Forgives, I Don't. Prior to that album most people knew him from his flamboyant appearances on other rappers' tracks. But now folks are waiting with bated breath for his new album, Mastermind, which we now know will feature Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, and The Weekend.
It looks like the album will have 16 tracks,...