• First Week Sales Projections For Trey Songz' "Trigga" & Robin Thicke's "Paula" [Update: Official Numbers Are In]
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    Trey Songz & Robin Thicke both had new albums drop today, July 1st, and just hours into their releases we already have early sales projections rolling in. While there can only be one top spot for the week, this week’s release appears to not even be close. According to HDD, Trey Songz’ Trigga album is looking at a first week sales total in the 85-95,000 range. While...
  • Chris Brown & Drake Spotted In Studio Together
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    It looks like these two have put their r'n'beef behind them, and decided to combine their talents during a recent studio session. As you likely know, Chris Brown and Drake first started beefing after a fight at a night club, which was allegedly over their shared lady, Rihanna. Things escalated quickly, including multiple lawsuits against each other and plenty of rumors publicized by the...
  • Busta Rhymes Announces Split From Cash Money
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    It seems the relationship between Busta Rhymes and Cash Money was a short-lived one. Today Bussa Bus has announced his departure from the Birdman-helmed record label.  Busta Rhymes first connected with the large roster in 2011, but during a recent visit to Shade 45's Sway In The Morning, he confirmed he's left the label. He assured fans they left on good terms. "For me, with this...
  • Kevin Gates Comments On Game's XXL Freshmen Diss
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    As always, this year's XXL Freshmen class was quite a talking point. While much was said about the cover, both positive and negative, one of the most blatant critiques of the class came from Comton rapper Game. On his recent song, "Bigger Than Me", the west coast emcee had quite a few complaints about the rappers featured, claiming that they weren't of the same caliber as his generation, as well...
  • Logic's Debut Album Earns Comparisons To Kanye West's "Graduation" And Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city"
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    Maryland MC Logic is one of the game's most talked-about rappers at the moment, and with good cause. His rapping skills are unparalleled by most of his peers, and with two solid mixtapes in the Young Sinatra series behind him, anticipation is very high for Logic's upcoming debut on Def Jam. While playing the still-untitled new album for his friend OB, a music producer also from...
  • Hip-Hop's Bikini Babes
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    With summer in full effect, we've decided to pay homage to the best season of the year by collecting an array of photos featuring some of your favorite hip-hop ladies in nothing but their bikini.   From Queen Bey to the constantly-naked Rihanna, to the extremely fit Teyana Taylor and the curvacious Nicki Minaj, there's a sufficient amount of women here to make any young man thirsty. Grab a...
  • Wiz Khalifa Explains Why Miley Cyrus Won't Be On "Blacc Hollywood"
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    From earlier interviews, it seemed like a sure thing that Miley Cyrus would appear on Wiz Khalifa's upcoming album, Blacc Hollywood. However, when the official tracklist arrived, the singer's name was nowhere to be found. In a new interview with Billboard, Wiz explained Miley's absence, revealing it was simply the result of a clearance issue. “It didn’t get cleared,” said...
  • Rappers React To LeBron James' Decision To Return To Cleveland
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    Yesterday, LeBron James made the huge decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after winning a few championships with the Miami Heat. Twitter's spent most of the past 24 hours reacting to the news, and many hip-hop artists were among those chipping in their two cents. Read what the hip-hop world had to say below. Gotta Respect @KingJames family/business decision after 4 Eastern Conference...
  • Wiz Khalifa On Young Thug Mixtape Cover: "That Was Funny As Hell"
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    Young Thug has a ton of unreleased material, and it seems much of it happens to be in Gucci Mane's possession. Thus, Gucci and his team have been releasing music from Thug's Brick Factory sessions as mixtapes over the last little while. The latest of those releases was 1017 Thug 2, which-- by title alone --seems like it would be the proper sequel to Thug's last full length solo release, 1017...
  • Kanye West Performs At Wireless Festival; Gets Booed
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    Kanye West made his way overseas Friday night and closed out the first day of the Wireless Festival in London. As usual, Kanye ripped the stage with performances of “Mercy”, “All Of The Lights”, “Touch The Sky”, “Blood On The Leaves”, & others, but not before taking a 20-minute break in the middle of his set to get a few things off his...
  • Hashtagged Hotties 12: Brighten Your Instagram Feed
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    It's safe to say that there is no fun seeing the same ol' selfies on your Instagram feed while using the app to pass time. Hashtagged Hotties is always the solution to that problem; from a video vixen to a DJ, to just a gorgeous gal who loves to take photos, these hotties will bring their allure to your Instagram feed instantly.  Rosanna...
  • Big Sean's Ex-Fiancee Naya Rivera Marries New Man Three Months After Break Up
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    Not strictly hip-hop news, but it's making the rounds today across Twitter and the blogs: Naya Rivera married her new boyfriend just three months after breaking things off with Big Sean. Sean Don and the Glee actress had a whirlwind romance, with their relationship first confirmed in April of last year, and Sean then appearing on her single "Sorry", which ultimately flopped. Following that the...
  • Kendrick Lamar Covers Complex, Speaks On New Album
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    While GQ nabbed Kanye West for their new issue, Complex has taken on West's "Yeezus" tour partner, Kendrick Lamar, as their lead for the August/September issue. Both artists are working on new albums with high expectations having been set by their respective audiences, although Kendrick doesn't reveal too much to Complex when it comes to his GKMC follow up. Nonetheless he is apparently "flirting...
  • Meek Mill Likely To Remain In Jail Until September
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    Earlier this month, it was reported that Meek Mill had been sentenced to 3 to 6 months in county jail, following a probation violation. Rick Ross, the head of Meek Mill's label, Maybach Music Group, cleared things up shortly thereafter, suggesting that the jail time would likely consist of only a few weeks. It seems that Rozay may have underestimated the severity of the situation however, as a...
  • Kendrick Lamar Sued For "Keisha's Song (Her Pain)"
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    According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Kendrick Lamar is being sued by Woolfsongs Limited for not getting a sample cleared for his 2011 song “Keisha’s Song (Her Pain)."  Woolfsongs Limited, which manages the works of progressive rock artist Eric Woolfson and his band The Alan Parsons Project, is seeking an injunction and an award of compensatory damages for...
  • Lil Wayne Explains Jay Z Name-Drop On "D'usse"
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    Among the fiery collection of tracks Lil Wayne has dropped during #CarterVSeason is "D'usse," a track named for Jay Z's Cognac brand (which you may remember from Jay's D'usse/Do say pun on Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love"). Weezy also shouts out the Rap Mogul on the track, saying "Hov, fuck wit' your boy." In a new interview with MTV, Tunechi clarifies the reference-heavy song, saying that...
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