Mar 24, 2014
The other week we got to see a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot that hip-hop power couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian did for Vogue magazine. The photo shoot included their not often seen baby North West. The BTS video came with a look at the magazine cover, featuring Kim Kardashian in a white wedding-like dress and Kanye West hugging her (this also incited another Seth Rogen and James...
Often time, being in the rap game and doing prison time goes hand-in-hand, something which we documented on another recent list, 15 Rappers Who Did Jail Time. That's not to say this is the case for all the hip-hop artists out there: there are some rappers who don't have so much as a spot on their record, while there are others who have simply managed to avoid jail time altogether thanks to a...
Apr 12, 2014
The fact that Game and 40 Glocc really can't get along shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, given that it's been so extensively documented in the past. We haven't heard the two really talk about each other publicly in a while, but Game's ol' Compton nemesis resurfaced, ensuring that the doozy of a week Game's been having gets even worse.
A little earlier this week, 40 Glocc...
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...
Lil Wayne may be known for his metaphors and similes, but unlike Shakespeare, he's got a pretty foul mouth to go with them. Nevertheless, a Florida school teacher decided Weezy would be a good subject to assess different forms of wordplay when the old world poets were confusing her students.
The prof thus assigned the lyrics from Wayne's punchline-ridden "6 Foot, 7 Foot" for her 8th grade...
Apr 15, 2014
Could you imagine Lil Wayne & Turk not being a part of Cash Money Records? Well, apparently it was a real thought from the two young New Orleans rappers as Turk told Vlad TV that he and fellow Hot Boys member, Lil Wayne, once discussed whether or not they should sign with Master P’s No Limit Records.
During a recent sit-down with Vlad TV, Turk spoke about wanting to be...
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.
Mar 25, 2014
For those of you who thought you'd never see a Carter VI, its now looking like a real possibility-- though it won't be Lil Wayne on the mic. According to Young Thug-- who has continuously cited Wayne as his sole influence --his next project will be titled Carter VI.
“I just feel like I’m that big,” said Thug, speaking to DJ Whoo Kid on the title. “Cause he feel like...
Mar 31, 2014
While driving in his mother's funeral procession in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Benzino, sometimes called Zino Grigio, was shot multiple times and was in critical condition. The rapper could be recently seen on the provocative television program, "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta."
According to online sources, Benzino's nephew was the one allegedly responsible for the shooting and the nephew is now being...
Mar 14, 2014
Weezy season is quickly approaching. With the release Young Money’s Rise Of An Empire album this past Tuesday, many Lil Wayne fans have already started their countdown for the Carter V. Now while the album doesn't hit store shelves until May 5th, it looks like we'll get to hear the first single off of it this week!
During Friday's SXSW CRWN interview with Elliott Wilson,...
Mar 25, 2014
YG had a pretty strong debut album, which dropped a week ago today, My Krazy Life. The album brought that new West Coast sound to the masses, with plenty of DJ Mustard production and a cohesive theme tying it all together. Today the first week sales for My Krazy Life have been revealed via HitsDailyDouble, and they're not too shabby.
YG was able to move 59,703 copies in his opening week, and he...
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...
Feb 10, 2014
Two weeks ago Young Money announced via a press release that they would be offering up their second official compilation album, Rise Of An Empire, on March 11th. The announcement came with a street single "We Alright" featuring the new signee Euro, Lil Wayne and Birdman.
Now, producer David D.A Doman who recently had production credits on Tyga's "Young Kobe" will once again team up with T-Raww...
Apr 15, 2014
With August Alsian's Def Jam debut Testimony set to drop next Tuesday (April 15th), he's decided to offer a stream of the project in advance, something that's become increasingly common in the rap game and beyond.
The 15-track LP features guest appearances from Jeezy, Pusha T, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, Trinidad James, B.O.B. and Yo Gotti. There's quite a bit of new...
Mar 18, 2014
YG first popped up on the radar with the 2009 song "Toot It And Boot It" featuring Ty Dolla $ign. While he was locked up serving a six-month sentence for a parole violation stemming from a home invasion, the Compton native saw the song steadily climb the Billboard charts. Once YG was released, he had several label options, eventually signing with Def Jam. As fans awaited his debut album, he...
Feb 15, 2014
Kanye West ranted hard a couple nights ago, directing much of his anger (this time) towards Charlamagne Tha God and Sway from the radio show, "Sway In The Morning." Kanye's comments, which were captured on video, were blasted as the following:
"Everybody who be writing all that shit, to fucking diss me and talk shit, what the fuck did you do? What have you done with the past 10 years of your...