President Obama lets the people know who he likes more -- Drake or Kendrick Lamar.
After delivering his eighth and final State of the Union address earlier this week, President Obama sat down with Adande Thorne (better known by his YouTube alias Swoozie) to answer a multitude of questions posed via the hashtag #YouTubeAsksObama. Among the questions was one that has been cause for contentious debate within the hip hop community: Drake or Kendrick Lamar?
T.I. is known for many things, including recent peace-keeping efforts between artists, his successful work as an A&R, and of course, his large catalog of music.
"Empire" may be flashier, and definitely gets more media coverage, but "Power" is really where it's at. The TV show, which is executive produced by 50 Cent and stars the rapper as the malicious gangster (who may or may not get his just desserts), Kanan, is set to return this summer.
Lil Wayne and Birdman have recently been spotted together at Drake's NYE party, at Miami's Club LIV, and even in the studio. Some have wondered if their apparent reconciliation mean Wayne would be dropping his $51 million lawsuit against the notoriously manipulative Birdman. But, nope. Wayne is still suing him.
Young Thug, inspired by his once-mentor, has officially taken flight. The cover to his new mixtape, I'm Up, shows a winged Thugger flying above the world, which is melting into an appropriately slimy substance in a pair of giant cupped hands, which presumably also, somehow, belong to Thug.
"Me and Nicki watchin' the Sixers, I'm closin' more deals," raps Meek Mill on "War Pain," the new Drake diss track he dropped tonight as part of his new EP, 4/4 Part 2. As luck would have it, Nicki and Meek did attend the Sixers' game tonight, in which the home team lost by three points to the Golden State Warriors.
Travi$ Scott is known for getting overly lit during his shows and thus exhibiting highly questionable behavior. The latest cringeworthy on stage moment from the Rodeo rapper came when he felt that certain fans weren't quite turnt up enough and thus insulted them with some homophobic invective.
A Bobby Shmurda Reference Was Apparently Cut From Leonardo DiCaprio's New Film "The Revenant" | 42,363 Views
While the world waits to see if Leonardo DiCaprio will finally win an Oscar for his role in new film The Revenant, we've been given an incredible piece of movie trivia from Leo and his co-star Tom Hardy.According to Hardy, while filming a scene in which he's burying Leo in some form (we assume it's not an important plot point since they talk about it so freely in the interview), he decided to thro
One of the respected names in the beat game, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League surprised fans this morning by releasing a new album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All containing 13 never-before-heard songs. The project is absolutely stacked with features; artists appearing on the album include Drake, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, T.I., Wale, R. Kelly, Jeremih, & Jeezy. Gotdamn.
Top Dawg Entertainment’s stable of emcees is one of the best in the game. However, it can be tough to keep everyone happy with so many mouths to feed, so to speak. Ab-Soul is the only artist of the bunch who hasn’t released a critically-acclaimed and widely promoted album.
The Birdman v. Lil Wayne beef appears all but over. The duo appeared on stage last night at Club LIV in Miami, where Birdman attempted to pour his drink on Weezy less than six months ago. This time around, Birdman stood on stage and spoke to the crowd, brandishing a red solo cup with Wayne at his side.
To promote his newly-released Rawwest Nigga Alive mixtape & its accompanying tour, Tyga made his way by the Real 92.3 studios in LA Tuesday night and sat down for an informative new interview.
Wale Spazzes On Complex Over Their 50 Best Albums Of 2013 List [Update: Wale Responds] | 5,674 Views
We're at that time of year when just about every publication is working on their year-end list (count us among them), and while they're not necessarily meant to ruffle feathers, that can happen, when artists feel like they are unjustly excluded from these lists.
Rick Ross is a big man. It’s no surprise someone of his stature needs a very big house. The MMG head recently invited The Coveteur into his Atlanta house to explore his cavernous abode, and they took tons of pictures for us to drool over. The house includes 109 rooms and some truly massive closet space. The double doors to his home are emblazoned with large ‘R R’ lettering.
Martin Shkreli had a few drinks last night and decided to record a video in which he threatened Ghostface Killah and demanded that Ghostface apologize for calling him the "Michael Jackson nose kid."
Buzzfeed recently hosted White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett on their podcast “Another Round,” and she revealed a recent guest the White House welcomed: Kendrick Lamar.
Kanye West Reveals Rolling Stone Cover Shot By Tyler, The Creator [Update: Rolling Stone Says It’s Not An Official Cover] | 42,416 Views
Kanye West's new album is just over a week away. The last we heard, it was called WAVES, but it seems very possible it could change at any moment.
In a new interview with GQ, R. Kelly touched on his relationship with Aaliyah, said that he sometimes sleeps in the closet, and questioned the veracity of Bill Cosby's accusers claims. The most intriguing detail to emerge from the interview, however, was that Kelly has never heard of Dave Chappelle. Or so he claims.
With Purple Reign still fresh in rotation, it looks like Future may have more music in stored for us.
Standing 5'5" and skinny as a rail, Connor is not your typical model ("I'm literally shaped like a 10 year old boy"). Indeed, the 22-year-old also moonlights as a creative consultant, fashion guru, social media maven, member of A$AP Mob, roommate of Fredo Santana.
Rick Ross is no longer a member of the Def Jam family. Earlier today, it was revealed that the MMG boss has signed a new deal with L.A. Reid and Epic Records.
When Meek Mill dissed 50 Cent on his new track "Gave Em Hope," he probably didn't know the G-Unit boss' response would consist of an array of highly shareable memes, which made the "beef" go viral right away. Many casual onlookers believed 50 roasted Meek solely based off his social media tactics, seeing that he hasn't put out any music since he was dissed on Meek's new EP.
Early on in 2014, writer John Seabrook sat down for an interview with Drake. It was part of research for his book The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory, which is “the story of the massive cultural upheaval that produced these new, super-strength hits… The Song Machine explores what the new hits may be doing to our brains and listening habits.”
Eminem and his wife Kim are no strangers to addiction. The rapper has had his own very public battle with addiction over the years, eventually getting clean and releasing the album Recovery in the process.
This weekend, 50 Cent and Rick Ross have been going back and forth on Instagram, taking shots at one another over many of the same topics that have come up over there 6-year long beef -- namely Ross' history as a corrections officer. The newest development was Ross' claim that 50's son had applied for an internship at MMG.
Kanye West is taking a very different approach to the release of Waves (fka SWISH). Whereas Yeezus was full on minimalism, with almost little warning until the album dropped. Waves is the third title to the album, and now Kanye has tweeted his handwritten tracklist for the third time.
All eyes are on Kanye West right now as he currently puts the finishing touches on his highly anticipated upcoming album Waves. On Friday night, the G.O.O.D. Music CEO held a studio session with 2 Chainz, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Diddy, French Montana, and more where he decided to play the album for them in its entirety.
Last night, Kanye West wrote down, one-by-one, each of the 10 tracks that will appear on his upcoming album, SWISH, in handwriting that makes Drake look like a master of calligraphy.
Two days after its (accidental) release, Rihanna's new album, ANTI, has been certified platinum.
Well, this is exciting news, if we can believe it. According to many users on Twitter, Young Thug made a big announcement on Periscope yesterday, sharing that both Drake and Kanye West will be featured on his upcoming project Slime Season 3 (which hasn't been cancelled, by the way).