Feb 12, 2015
Jas Prince has been credited for discovering Drake (or at least, he'll happily take the credit), and then connecting Drake with Cortez Bryant and Lil Wayne-- which obviously led to Drizzy joining the YMCMB roster, and going on to have an extremely successful career. While the two haven't always been on good terms, what with Jas suing Drake/YMCMB back in 2012, it seems the family still sides with...
Kanye West's already had a huge week, effectively breaking the internet with a performance of "All Day" at the BRIT Awards, and now he's made a big announcement on Twitter. His new album will be called So Help Me God, and he shared it with an image that could very well be the album art, especially considering his recent fondness for minimal design. According to Stereogum, the symbol in the...
Feb 19, 2015
Last week, Drake sent shock waves throughout the internet when he came out of nowhere and released his surprise project, If You’re Reading This Its Too Late. While he dubbed it a mixtape, the project was technically more along the lines of album, being available for purchase only via iTunes.
Well, it turns out that wasn’t the project’s original plan. According to KP, VP of...
Feb 20, 2015
Kanye West has shaken up the internet today, thanks to his lengthy and revealing interview with The Breakfast Club. Yeezus wasn't shy about speaking his mind (but really, is he ever) about fashion, his wife Kim Kardashian getting naked every day, his ex Amber Rose, the Tyga and Kylie Jenner relationship and of course, music.
During the conversation with Charlamagne Tha God,...
Wiz Khalifa got a few things off his chest and onto the twittersphere late last night. The rapper generally seems to avoid conflict, but he felt the need to express himself in regards to his ex-wife Amber Rose and their son together, Bash.
While no one gets mentioned by name, and there aren't any specifics in his tweets, it became case-in-point when a random twitter user responded to Wiz's...
Feb 23, 2015
J. Cole's new album may be his most successful one yet, not only that, it could very well be his best project since his mixtape days. 2014 Forest Hills Drive has already gone gold, and is quickly en route to achieving platinum certification, as it hovers near the 800k mark in total sales.
With the album still in rotation and staying strong on the charts, the rapper has announced a tour to go...
Feb 25, 2015
The 2015 Brit Awards are going down right now, in London's O2 arena. For those of us who aren't habituated overseas, we've got a live stream of the entire event via YouTube.
Kanye West made a return to the Brit Awards this year after taking a nine-year hiatus from the event, and he made sure his return was memorable by debuting the highly anticipated "All Day" single. The song was initially...
Feb 13, 2015
Drake surprised us last night by releasing an album, although fans were hoping for a free mixtape, it'll still do the trick to hold us over until Views From The 6 is ready.
The 6 God had initially put up a stream for If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late on his Soundcloud, but seemingly thought better of it and took it down thirty minutes later. This left late-night...
Feb 24, 2015
It's just been announced that Meek Mill will support Nicki on the "Pinkprint" tour. Judging by his personality, Meek is no "opening act," but for Nicki, he'll gladly make an exception. In his own words, Nicki Minaj is "da best female ever". That tweet was from three years ago, and Meek's thirst goes back even further than that. Meek first tweeted about Nicki in October of 2009.
Feb 26, 2015
Over the weekend, on Charts Don't Lie, we saw how basically half of Drake's new project was charting on Billboard's Hot 100. That alone seemed to be quite the feat, but Drake's now taken that a step further with EVERY song off IYRTITL charting on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Billboard reports how in addition to the ten songs that were already charting on the Hot...
Feb 22, 2015
Yesterday was the second birthday of Wiz Khalifa's son Sebastian, or Bash. Wiz began the day excited to celebrate with his son, tweeting: "we bout to party super hard for my young prince." Sadly, Wiz soon learned this was not going to be the case, and he tweeted a picture of the birthday party he had set up for his two-year-old son with the caption: "Only thing missing was Bash." Bash was with...
Feb 17, 2015
It was estimated last week that Drake's surprise release, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, would move around half a million units in its first week out. Today the numbers have arrived from HDD, and the initial numbers come extremely close to the 500k mark.
The mixtape-album will land a #1 debut on the Billboard 200, unsurprisingly, after selling 497,602 copies...
Feb 24, 2015
Big Sean's third commercial album, Dark Sky Paradise, is in stores and online today. It's safe to say the G.O.O.D. Music rapper's past album releases didn't exactly live up to the hype, however the hype for DSP seems to be working for Sean, not against him. While it may not be an instant classic, it's shaping up to be Big Sean's most cohesive project yet.
Although a lot of fans heard the album...
Feb 22, 2015
Last week's Juicy J mixtape, Blue Dream & Lean 2, was a treat for fans awaiting his upcoming album THC: The Hustle Continues. J begins the mixtape track "Don't Trust" saying THC will drop "sometime in July." Though Juice didn't release an album last year, he's been busy in other areas of the industry. In late 2011, Juicy J became a part-owner and A&R representative for Wiz Khalifa's Taylor...
There haven't been any developments concerning the legal battle between Lil Wayne and Birdman since the full 21-page lawsuit surfaced at the end of January. Neither Wayne nor Birdman have spoken directly to what's happening, but we do know that Wayne is seeking $51 million from his label in addition to his freedom.
The other day DJ Drama hinted that he's working on...
Feb 15, 2015
Another day, another Azealia Banks Twitter face-off. While it had been a quieter than normal week for Banks, she couldn't help but respond to a Tweet from Erykah Badu today. It all started when Badu was asked by a fan if she listens to Azealia, to which the singer replied "tried", implying that she couldn't get into Broke With Expensive Taste.
Since she was directly @-ed in the the Tweet, it...