50 Cent isn't very happy with Steve Stoute, at least if the photos of the two apparently arguing were any indicator. If you remember, Steve Stoute is a former record exec. who knew 50 since 2000 and is now actively promoting his new documentary series, based on the book he authored, called "The Tanning of America," which is centered around Hip-Hops influence on mainstream pop culture, more or...
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...
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
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...
Feb 22, 2014
Young Money are getting to launch their new compilation, Rise Of An Empire on March 11th, and while we are still yet to see the promised "Senile" single, the project now has an official tracklist.
Outside of "Senile", and the singles we are already familar with ("We Alright", "Trophies", "Lookin Ass"), the comp is mainly a spotlight for the less prominent artists on the label. Wayne does...
Feb 24, 2014
It appears that Kid Cudi is ready for liftoff. The singer-rapper just announced on Twitter that his new album, Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon, will be released tonight/Tuesday morning at 12:01 a.m. EST on iTunes.
Originally expected to be an EP, Kid Cudi’s latest full-length release will feature ten new songs, including the title track, Satellite Flight,...
Feb 22, 2014
After the engineer Mike B. held a listening session for the the (rumored to be last) release from the prolific Lil Wayne, Tha Carter V. During the event, one of the attendees snapped a photo of the tracklisting and sent it to Rap-Up with some further details.
From what we can tell from the photo, which can be seen in the gallery, the album is going to be more star-studded than usual per the...
Feb 10, 2014
Lil Wayne and the Young Money family have mentioned the fifth instalment of Weezy's Carter series over the past year, with the most recent mention occurring in the Dedication V mixtape. While we've received news of a new Young Money compilation album since that time, Young Money: Rise Of An Empire, there has been no word or updates on Carter V.
So when Drizzy tweeted simply "CARTER V" late last...
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,...
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...
Feb 25, 2014
Just like Pharrell, Ricky Rozay is getting ready to release his new album Mastermind next Tuesday. Tonight, the bawse teams up with iTunes Radio and gives fans a free listen of his sixth solo album.
The follow-up to Rozay's 2012′s God Forgives, I Don’t will feature appearances from Jay Z, Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West, Jeezy, The Weeknd, Big Sean, Meek Mill,...
Sep 18, 2013
With school back in session, we've decided to take a look at some of the rappers with college educations. Ashlee Ray goes through the list of both graduates, and College Dropouts in her latest video. Some of them may surprise you!
Check it out below.
Feb 18, 2014
ScHoolboy Q revealed the official tracklist for Oxymoron earlier this month, which included features from the likes of Tyler, The Creator, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon and more. 50 Cent was not included amongst the many features, but according to Fif himself, he will appear on the album.
In a post to Instagram late last night, 50 said that he had pre-ordered Q's new album (which has already...
Feb 12, 2014
It came as a surprise to many when Rick Ross announced that his new single "War Ready" would feature Young Jeezy, who Ross has had a high-profile beef with, escalating to an altercation between crews at the 2012 BET Awards. "War Ready" finally dropped yesterday, as did some news of how the reconciliation happened.
T.I. claims to be the man who squashed things, explaining that he spoke to both...
The music journalist Jeff Weiss reports that Lil Boosie will actually be getting out a little later than hoped, as per his announcement on twitter.
Lil Boosie's planned release made a big splash and was supposed to coincide with the release of some new music. However, it seems that the hearing with the parole board was cancelled due to the close proximity of the date to end of his actual...
This is all too familiar territory when it comes to 50 Cent. This guy loves to stir up trouble, as evidenced yesterday when he posted a YouTube video calling out Steve Stoute for talking shit about him, and comparing the incident to that of one in the movie "Juice." Today we have some more 50 antics, with the target being Steve Stoute (again), Diddy and Rick Ross.
Over the weekend we saw 50...