Feb 19, 2014
Back in October we decided to comb through the interwebs and provide you with a gallery of twenty vintage photos of some of your favorite rap legends together. The gallery included throwback photos of Tupac with Snoop Dogg, Jay Z with Diddy and Aaliyah, Lil Kim and Left Eye, Eminem with Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Aaliyah and many more, making for quite the viewing experience.
Feb 18, 2014
Tyga and Chris Brown teamed up on the collaborative mixtape Fan Of A Fan back in 2010. The popular project served as both a career boost for T-raww, and something of a comeback for Chris. The duo have recently decided to team up for a sequel, Fan Of A Fan 2, and Tyga has now revealed that the project will be getting a proper release this time around.
"I'm doing a lot of crazy stuff right now...
Feb 17, 2014
Soulja Boy was arrested in Los Angeles the other month for carrying a loaded gun, which the cops noticed when they pulled him over for running a stop sign. Soulja responded later that the police did not have probable cause, in addition, the rapper's manager claimed Soulja had no idea there was a gun in the car.
We're unsure what has happened since that time, but now Soulja Boy tweeted that he's...
Feb 14, 2014
Kanye West kicked off the final dates of his "Yeezus" tour last night, with the first stop being in Pennsylvania at the Bryce Jordan Center. The rapper had one of his typical tour rants, although interestingly enough this one was aimed at Charlamange The God and Sway Calloway.
We thought the Sway x Kanye beef had ended, but it appears Kanye still had some stuff to get off his chest....
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 17, 2014
Rihanna is doing pretty well for herself, so it comes as a shock that the singer says she had hit a point where she was "effectively bankrupt" back in 2009.
RiRi is suing her former accountant, who she claims gave her some pretty suspect financial advice that year. Apparently, the adviser told her to go ahead and buy a 7-7.5 million dollar home, when she was not in the market for that type...
Feb 20, 2014
Ludacris hasn't put out an album since 2010's Battle of the Sexes, but although he's appeared in several big movies including the "Fast & Furious" franchise, he still seems to be having some financial issues. Perhaps it's time he get started on that delayed Ludaversal album (we did receive "Party Girls" from him the other month).
Luda was in court on Wednesday with his baby mama Tamika...
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...
Last week, the world got an unprecedented look inside of Schoolboy Q's various addictions on Oxymoron, an album named after the painkiller Oxycodone. It's most certainly an album that can be categorized as "drug rap," making it the latest in the long, storied history of rapper's infatuation with, selling of, and popularizing of various controlled and illegal substances.
Beginning rather tamely...
Feb 10, 2014
Although no one really thought it was a good idea to begin with, people were disappointed to learn that the Boxing Match between DMX and George Zimmerman has been cancelled. The promoter, Damon Feldman, announced via twitter:
"This was the wrong person to put in the ring and define celebrity boxing thank you," he said. "I walked away from av [sic] million dollar payday with this fight but...
Feb 20, 2014
50 Cent has struggled in recent years to release new music and to stick to release dates for his oft-delayed Street King Immortal as well as the more recently-announced album Animal Ambition. It appears as though he's finally taking things into his own hands, as he's left Interscope Records, with whom he'd been signed to for the past twelve years.
This may not come as a surprise, as Fif...
Feb 19, 2014
Suge Knight, who recently was in the news for getting into some trouble at a weed dispensary in L.A., hit up Arsenio Hall's talk show as a guest last night. He talked about the situation at the pot store, briefly, and also spoke on major labels all the issues he has with contracts from major labels. He even went so far as to compare contracts to slavery.
Suge explained how he first stepped foot...
Game has talked earlier about his friendships with the Kardashians but denied, rather angrily, to TMZ's allegations that he had an intimate relationship with Kim Kardashian, otherwise known as Kanye West's fiance.
TMZ responded by leaking a hidden track over what seems to be Ray J's infamous diss on Kim Kardashian called, "I hit it first." If it is real, it would seem that Game was implying that...
For Top Dawg Entertainment, it's been all grind. A decade ago, Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith began building the groundwork for the independent label. The first artist signed by Tiffith was Watts, Los Angeles rapper Jay Rock. The next was K-Dot, a king now known as Kendrick Lamar. From there TDE's success gradually snowballed, effectively becoming the West Coast powerhouse they are today.
Feb 25, 2014
Pharrell taking over your Friday morning. Shortly after we received the Billboard magazine cover featuring Pharrell and his large hat, we've received the official tracklisting for the forthcoming album G I R L.
Yesterday we heard from Pharrell on the album's title, he explained why he decided to call it G I R L, saying, "The reason why I named it G I R L in capital letters is because...
Feb 18, 2014
Lil Wayne and Mack Maine have been friends since childhood, growing up together in Hollygrove, New Orleans. Yesterday, one of their old friends from the neighborhood was killed by a police officer, and the two YMCMB rappers feel that there was foul play (on account of the cop) involved.
Weirldy enough, Keith “Magik” Atkinson, had just partied with the Young Money team the...