The tradition continues...
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.
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.
Two days after its (accidental) release, Rihanna's new album, ANTI, has been certified platinum.
Last week, Chicago rapper Chief Keef sent out a tweet (since deleted) asking fans to "throw eggs and shit in a bag and rocks and all that" at a specific house in Minneapolis. He never explained the tweet, and even though it was deleted, cops still showed up to monitor the house and make sure nothing happened.
About two weeks ago, Meek Mill came through with his first new music since last summer's Dreams Worth More Than Money, his sophomore album. He did not release his long-awaited Dreamchasers 4 mixtape, which was expected to be his next project; instead, he dropped a 4-track EP titled 4/4.
Kanye West’s Yeezy Boost line is wildly successful, so imitators were soon to follow no matter what. However, we couldn’t have expected this blatant of an imitation.
In case you aren’t a football fan, the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Carolina Panthers in a game that was a lot less close than the score appeared. That’s not (really) what this story is about though.
"If you talking 'bout them M's, boy I need a dozen/ I ain't know we were related, but I hit my cousin." Eyebrows were raised after Rich Homie Quan rapped these lyrics on "Numbers" in November. Why would Rich Homie Quan have sex with his cousin, and if he did, why would he rap about it?
Rihanna's ANTI has had a weird first week of sales. Dropping Wednesday evening on Tidal (to compete with an unfortunate leak), it had under 48 hours left in the sales week to do numbers, and even then they were stream-only (outside of 460 copies that somehow managed to trickle through early). As a result, it debuted at #27 on the charts.
Murda Beatz is one of Migos' most frequent collaborators -- the producer behind hits like "Pipe It Up," "New Atlanta," and "Jealousy," who's had multiple tracks on almost every Quality Control mixtape dating back to late 2013. Would it surprise you to know he's a blonde, shaggy-haired 21-year-old from a small Canadian border town?
Kanye West has taking a certain liking to twitter these past couple weeks, sounding off just about everything from his upcoming Yeezy 3 line & his highly anticipated “T.L.O.P.” album to beefing with Wiz Khalifa & trolling with us fake Rolling Stone covers, all eyes have been on Ye’s timeline, and boy was he back at it on Tuesday afternoon.
Everyone seems to have an opinion on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's new nine-minute single "White Privilege II." Machine Gun Kelly offered his two cents on the song when TMZ accosted him as he walked through the airport Tuesday morning. "Race is not an issue," MGK said. "Race is an issue for people like Macklemore and shit."
After kicking off the year with the album In My Feelings (Goin Through It), which went over his recent encounter with cancer, Boosie Badazz decides to waste little time in sharing its follow up effort called Out My Feeling (In My Past).
Last Wednesday, Rocky shared a new record from Playboi Carti, a promising new member of the A$AP team, as well as the video to A$AP Twelvyy's new single, "L.Y.B.B." -- both via Twitter. The words "Wavy Wednesday" were included in both tweets, and Rocky has just revealed that every Wednesday in the foreseeable future -- presumably up until the release of the Cozy Boys Tape Vol.
Tyrese took to Instagram yesterday to announce the split of TGT, his R&B supergroup with singers Ginuwine and Tank. The big news is not the group's breakup so much as how it went down -- Ginuwine, furious with Tyrese's IG post, clapped back with a post of his own:
Travi$ Scott & Kanye West Are About To Share Something They've Been "Plotting For Years" | 34,254 Views
Travi$ has been working behind the scenes with Kanye West for a while now, and Ye showed up on a feature on Scott's debut album, RODEO, so the two seem to be closer than ever. On Instagram, Scott hinted that he and Kanye are about to share something big with the world, writing "WE GOT SOMETHING WE BEEN PLOTTING FOR YEARS NOW THATS ABOUT TO SURFACE."
Beyoncé's new single, and accompanying video, is bold and unapologetically black. Due to her celebrity, she may only be able to dine at the most exclusive of 5-star restaurants these days, though on "Formation," she reminded fans of her Southern-fried roots.
In a sea of melodic Southern rappers defined by their contradictions, Kevin Gates easily stands out as the most extreme.
UPDATE 1/21/16 A rep for Yasiin Bey has told The Fader that all of Bey's social media channels are fake, so sadly none of the collaborations posted to the Instagram account referenced in this article are real either. ...
Chief Keef Asks Twitter Followers To Throw Eggs At Minneapolis Home, Police Intervene | 35,841 Views
We're not sure what to make of this one. On Friday, for reasons unknown, Chief Keef posted an address to a Minneapolis home on Twitter, asking his followers to "throw eggs and shit in a bag and rocks and all that at this address Ima repost it".The tweet soon caught the attention of the three women who live in the house, who subsequently called the police.
Kanye West is back with the twitter fingers. Tonight, he decided to clear up the claims that his upcoming album, Waves, will be “the best of all-time,” which he originally stated last week.
“When I came out as a rapper, everyone had their own style. If you sounded like someone else, that word was called biting. ‘You biting my style, you biting my shit.’"
After Kanye West successfully shut down MSG on Thursday, with the debuts of both his new album, The Life of Pablo, as well as his latest clothing line, Martin Shkreli hopped on Twitter to rain on the 'Ye parade.
Although Young Thug pulled a fast one on us, and decided to drop a 9-song project titled I'm Up, instead of Slime Season 3, the good news is, SS3 is still coming.
This year, it became increasingly difficult to discern the difference between mixtapes and albums. When the year's bestselling rap release (Drake's If You're Reading This, It's Too Late) was announced as a "mixtape" but was immediately sold on iTunes, the waters become a little murky for everyone.
Yesterday, legendary Pacers' shooter Reggie Miller, who is a current NBA commentator for TNT, contacted Drake on Twitter and challenged him to a game of ping pong, which happens to be one of the OVO rapper's favorite hobbies.
Great news for any Yeezy Boost fans, not so great news for any any sneaker resellers. According to SneakerNews, the Pirate Black Yeezy Boost 350 will be re-releasing in February. The shoe originally released in August of 2015, and over $3 million was spent on eBay alone re-selling them.
Kanye West has been continuously teasing the evolving track list for Waves after news came out that the whole album would be streamed along with the reveal for Yeezy Season 3 at a live performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Max B, who has been incarcerated on murder charges since 2009, reentered the spotlight last week when Kanye West changed the name of his album to WAVES. Max B, of course, is the originator of "the wave," and Kanye's change riled up a horde of Max B fans, most notably from Wiz Khalifa, who tweeted, "Please don't take the wave."
Miley Cyrus was the host of last night's MTV VMAs. In brief summation, she rocked outrageous and unabashedly ugly outfits, wore fake dreads, promoted her ~super cool~ love of marijuana, dissed Nicki Minaj's issues with the VMAs and participated in several corny skits. A lot of people weren't feeling it, and Chance The Rapper was one of them.