Yeah, yeah, it's been twenty years and you're old now. Twenty years since those early copies of Illmatic graced those long-lost, seemingly eternally dusty, record store shelves (remember record stores? Yikes - it really has been twenty years) and showed some cats, and later the rest of the world, what Hip Hop was really supposed to sound like. This is the record that fashioned Nas as a permanent...
Jun 23, 2014
Expectations are high for Kendrick Lamar's follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city. The rapper's 2012 effort (which you can't call his debut album or his sophomore album without pissing someone off) was greeted with almost unanimous praise within days of its release, which makes the pressure pretty high for the next album, but according K.Dot, he's not feeling all that much.
Apr 26, 2014
It's no secret that the once-strong walls of G-Unit have been crumbling for some time, with Tony Yayo declaring that money ruined the group last year, and 50 Cent stopping short of saying the group was "dead" earlier this month. But today we received what might be the final nail in the coffin.
Fif, speaking to DJ Cosmic Kev on Philadelphia's Hot 99 station, said he has absolutely no contact with...
We got our host Damon Campbell, who you may have seen recently interview Caskey, to have a sit-down with female rapper on the come-up, Snow Tha Product, for a discussion about her Latin roots as well as some randomness, in typical Damon form, such as about the time Snow closed the gap between her teeth without the help of braces.
Campbell met up with Snow after a show in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and...
Oct 17, 2013
In recent months Kid Cudi revealed that he'll be dropping a third installment in his Man On The Moon series, however it won't actually arrive until 2015. Cudder isn't making fans wait two years until they get new music though, as he announced during a recent concert stop that he'll be dropping a prelude to MOTM3.
While on the Cud Life Tour the Cleveland native shared the news with concert...
Oct 17, 2013
It seems like Future's comments about Nothing Was The Same have cost him his opening slot on Drake's "Would You Like A Tour". According to Page Six, Drizzy requested that Future be taken off the tour the day the controversial quote was released.
In case you missed it, Future spoke to Billboard about his new album Honest, and ended up comparing it to NWTS. "Drake made an album that is full...
Feb 21, 2014
Soulja Boy isn't scared of jail, or so he says. He sat down with XXL and said:
"I ain't scared. It just is what it is. I done been to jail before, but not for this long of a time...So, it is what it is. I gotta deal with life...I've had a lot of success. I just look at this as a minor bump. I'll get focused back on the music after it's over with."
However, he feels targeted about the whole...
Apr 30, 2012
VH1 is shedding light on new information about the Notorious B.I.G.'s murder which they will show on the new episode of "Behind The Music: Notorious B.I.G"This new information comes from Greg Kading, who is a retired detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, and he was the one who spearheaded the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls from 2006...
SpaceGhostPurrp's album Mysterious Phonk: Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp is out on June 12th, but RollingStone let go the album stream today.You can stream the album in it's entirety below.
Oct 28, 2013
DJ Khaled has been behind some of the hottest records of the last few years and if there's one thing he's made consistently clear it's that he has a winning formula for hits. This is also his greatest fault.
It's never been so clear how one dimensional DJ Khaled's music really is than here on Suffering From Success, the DJ's seventh studio album.
Regardless of what the title suggests, Suffering...
Aug 13, 2013
By now you've probably all listened to the dope new leak from Big Sean, "Control (HOF)" which features Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. While all three rappers are undoubtedly talented, K. Dot definitely took all the shine with this one and ran with it.
The verse is the talk of the web this morning, so we've scouted out what some of your favorite rappers had to say about it. Kendrick is,...
Feb 22, 2014
For those dying to hear from Wiz about some new stuff, he stopped by Billboard's offices in New York to talk about his upcoming ventures, including albums, massive tours, and surprising collaborations. Blacc Hollywood is nearing its completions, however Wiz points out that it's "not all the way put together" although "a good bit of it is finished."
Of course, this album will...
Sep 20, 2013
Rising ATL rapper, Rich Homie Quan, has been on fire recently with his summer hit “Type Of Way”, and his feature on YG and Young Jeezy’s record “My Nigga”. All this recent attention has brought out all the major labels, and it looks like Quan may have found his home.
All the signs and clues have us thinking Def Jam Records. Why? Last month, the official Def...
Mar 26, 2014
Chief Keef seems to be back to his old ways, after a brief rehab stint (followed by a single called "Fuck Rehab"). Last week we reported on his arrest for DUI, and today another incident has reportedly led to Keef being in police custody. However, it appears that this one may have simply been a case of bad timing.
It's being reported by TMZ & Complex that Keef was taken into custody...
May 20, 2014
RiFF RAFF's debut album has suffered its share of delays, but it appears that the album will finally see release this June. The official tracklist for the effort has now been revealed, which means we likely won't be seeing any more pushbacks.
Presented in all caps apart from the i's (as is RiFF signature style), the NEON iCON tracklist sports features from the likes of Childish Gambino, Mac...
Justin Bieber x Chance The Rapper is happening. As we reported earlier this week, the Biebz, who has been slowly infiltrating the rap game and becoming besties with all your favorite rappers, tweeted to Chance "we are next," which followed with Chance replying, "it's so damn good," obviously referring to some sort of collaboration the two did.
Justin then tweeted at Chance again, along with Big...