Feb 19, 2014
Rick Ross' Mastermind has seen its share of pushbacks, with lead singles "Box Chevy" and "No Games" being scrapped after they failed to perform well on the charts.
The album is now complete in its final form, with "The Devil Is A Lie" and "War Ready" serving as singles and a concrete release date of March 4th.
We got the official artwork and tracklist a few weeks back, which featured...
Rumors of Lil Boosie's release have been circulating over the past couple of months, but a new report seems to be a little more concrete. Ashley Kalmanowitz, a rep for Atlantic Records has announced that Boosie will attend a press conference on March 10th.
Kalmanowitz did not provide a release date for the rapper, but insisted that it would be in time for the conference. "He will...
Feb 26, 2014
Chief Keef is getting ready to drop his Bang 3 album on March 3rd, but not before he releases a warm up EP, called... Bang 4? That's right, Keef is so ahead of his time, so truly incapable of giving a single fuck that he will release the Bang 4 EP PRIOR to Bang 3.
No word on a release date just yet, but we know that it will be arriving before March 3rd, so it could be any day now.
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 remix.
Alsina says Trey reached out initially about the record, and revealed he was fucking with it....
Feb 10, 2014
Nicki Minaj loves to display her curvacious body whenever possible, and usually if she is going to do so we can find the pictures on Instagram. This was no different for behind-the-scenes photos from a recent photo shoot the femcee did, wearing high-fashion clothing in a remote location.
The rapstress posed in a few looks, one which was a barley-there dress and pasties, the other was a similar...
Feb 26, 2014
An important facet of memorable groups throughout hip-hop history is chemistry: the dynamics every member brings to the table is an essential part of a group's success. Black Hippy's rise to the top has been so prevalent and quick because each of their four main members - Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar - each bring something radically different to what the crew represents....
Feb 22, 2014
ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron was one of the most anticipated rap albums in some time. As anticipation goes these days, fans were not necessarily waiting for the release date, but for the leak date. A few days ago, it finally happened, and as a result, Q is streaming the album in its entirety on iTunes.
This version of the record includes the iTunes bonus tracks, so even those who've heard the...
In the last two years between his last album and now, Rick Ross has been through a lot, including surviving a targeted hit on his life. Critics bashed God Forgives, I Don’t and many wondered if Ross had peaked too soon and lost his touch. After numerous setbacks and delays, the bawse is back with his sixth album to prove that he’s a man with nine lives and a rapper with hits for...
Feb 26, 2014
Speculation has been arising lately, but when Young Thug was earlier seen exiting a Maybach that Cash Money Exec., Birdman was chilling in, he was snagged for an (unplanned) interview with Mass Appeal who asked him whether he was signed to Cash Money or not. Young Thug replied, "Yeah. I signed."
There has been no official announcement from either Birdman or any Cash Money representatives, so...
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...
Feb 28, 2014
There's no denying that Top Dawg has come up. With ScHoolboy Q's highly anticipated Oxymoron album about to take over the Billboard 200 and debut at #1, and with Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city still doing numbers on the charts, both rappers have been tapped by Billboard to cover their upcoming issue.
The cover reads the "The Tale Of Top Dawg" with both K. Dot and Q sitting on a couch, Q...
Feb 27, 2014
Although none of his albums have really been critical hits, Kid Cudi’s main appeal is using outside, atypical influences and sounds to articulate some sort of emotional journey into the tortured soul. He’s connected with his young adult audience by embodying this idea of the discontent, rebellious youth with some sticky hooks for good measure — can one ever truly get “Day...
Feb 20, 2014
To promote his upcoming album Oxymoron, TDE’s Schoolboy Q stopped by Hot 97 the other day for an exclusive listening party. Following the session, Q went over and paid a visit to Angie Martinez to talk about some serious topics including his drug habit.
In a two part conversation with Angie Martinez, Puff opened up on his well known addiction to lean, aka promethazine/codeine...
Last night proved to be an eventful one, when we learned that Lil Boosie was finally a free man. All the internet rejoiced, and fans of the Baton Rouge native began to come out of the woodwork, just in time to celebrate his freedom.
Boosie's rap sheet dates back to 2009 when he pled guilty to a third-offence marijuana possession charge, for which he was sentenced to two years in prison. However,...
Feb 14, 2014
It's common knowledge that Chief Keef's raps have gone downhill, especially with the release of his past two mixtapes, Bang Pt. 2 and Almighty So, which were less than sub-par, and we're not even sure they even satisfied the biggest of Keef's fans.
Keef seemed to be adamant in his lean-sipping and trouble-making ways though, often ending up in the news because of it. It appears as though...
Feb 16, 2014
The world of hip-hop is affiliated with glamour, partying, money and fun! It’s no wonder why so many rappers flock to the industry each year. But only the rappers that make it big get to enjoy these activities. There are tons of rappers in the game but only a select few make it stardom, to the point where everyone knows their names. But how many of these rappers can you remember having dope...