The numbers are in for both ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Kid Cudi's Satellite Flight albums. Last week, according to projections, Q was on track to move 150-160k, while Cudder was looking like he'd sell 90-95k. As it turns out, both rappers fell slightly short of their projected sales, but nonetheless, each had a successful release.
According to HDD, Oxymoron actually sold 138,517 copies,...
Feb 15, 2014
Following Birdman's Rich Gang compilation earlier this year, which basically comprised of all the YMCMB friends and affiliates, we'll be getting another compilation from their camp, this time strictly from the Young Money crew.
Young Money announced today that they'll be releasing a new album, Rise Of An Empire, come March 11th. The album will serve as a follow-up to the first crew's compilation...
Feb 10, 2014
Two weeks ago Young Money announced via a press release that they would be offering up their second official compilation album, Rise Of An Empire, on March 11th. The announcement came with a street single "We Alright" featuring the new signee Euro, Lil Wayne and Birdman.
Now, producer David D.A Doman who recently had production credits on Tyga's "Young Kobe" will once again team up with T-Raww...
Feb 22, 2014
Chris Brown's X has been a long time coming. We heard the first single "Fine China" last year, but legal issues have delayed the release of the album. Brown is currently serving 3 months in rehab for anger management, but it looks like he's begun to start thinking about getting his album together, as he's announced the release date today.
Taking to twitter, Chris announced that the project...
Rick Ross took yet another trip to Power 105's Breakfast club, this time in promotion of his brand new album, Mastermind. Ross spoke on a number of subjects during his interview, answering a few questions that fans have had on their minds. He addressed Diddy's rants on "Nobody", the infamous Instagram diss from 50 Cent, as well as briefly talking about the attempt on his life in 2013.
Feb 25, 2014
Here's some news you may or may not have been expecting, depending how closely you follow Last Kings' Tyga. At the beginning of January, T-Raww posted a photo of himself and Kanye West in the studio, but quickly deleted it, nonetheless, the evidence remained, leaving us to wonder what exactly the two were working on. Kanye's new album or Tyga's? It's quite plausible it was the latter, as Tyga has...
Feb 13, 2014
Nicki Minaj's new video for "Lookin' Ass Nigga" turned a lot of heads, generally due to Minaj's furious spitting, barely-there outfit, and automatic weapon-firing, but there has also been some talk about the single artwork-- which features an iconic photo of a gun-wielding Malcolm X.
Some critics saw the decision as tasteless, and in response, Nicki has taken to Instagram to clear the...
Feb 17, 2014
Jhene Aiko seems to have got closer to Drake since they've toured together for Drizzy's "Would You Like A Tour?", although not as close as recent rumors might suggest (Jhene recently confirmed she is NOT pregnant with Drake's baby).
In a new interview with Rap-Up, the talented singer speaks on her forthcoming album, Souled Out, and how she thinks of Drake as her "musical soulmate."
Mar 11, 2014
Both Rick Ross' and Pharrell's new albums have been on the shelves for a week now, and so today we've received the first week sales for either LP. While we saw ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi fall slightly short of their projected sales, Mastermind and G I R L surpassed their projected sales.
Mastermind was projected to move 145,000-160,000 copies, but ended up doing 184,726 copies opening week,...
Feb 13, 2014
Childish Gambino is the latest rapper to sit down with Zane Lowe, and much like Jay Z, Eminem, and Kanye West before him, he tells some very intriguing stories during the sit-down. One tidbit that stood out was the fact that the hook for Gambino's R&B-tinged "3005" was originally written over Drake's "Trophies" beat.
Apparently, Hit-Boy had shopped the beat to 'Bino before Drake, and the...
Feb 25, 2014
ScHoolboy Q released his major label debut, Oxymoron today, which features some pretty crazy production credits, including work from Pharrell, Mike WiLL Made It, Tyler, The Creator and DJ Dahi. One of the most interesting collaborations however is with Alchemist on "Break The Bank". In an interview with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds, Q elaborated on the process of recording the song, revealing...
Feb 26, 2014
Young Thug was reportedly arrested in Atlanta yesterday. Sources close to Complex say that the arrest "started as a traffic violation", but other charges may have arisen. Upon further investigation, Thug (real name Jeffrey Williams) was found in the database for Fulton County Jail.
The charges listed for Thugger were "Possession Of A Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Driving...
We found out yesterday that ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, while Kid Cudi's Satellite Flight debuted at #4. Today, we receive sale projections for both Rick Ross' Mastermind and Pharrell's G I R L album, which dropped on the same day when Rozay decided to push up his release date. In addition, we have numbers for Ashanti's Braveheart.
The MMG Bawse will be topping his...
Feb 24, 2014
50 Cent is back on track with the release of new music, and specifically, the release of his forthcoming album Animal Ambition. Following his new independent deal with Caroline, the rapper already let go a new visual off the LP, "The Funeral" which had Jake One production and gave us high hopes for what's to come. Now Fif has revealed that one of the next two singles we'll get to hear has Dr. Dre...
Feb 27, 2014
Ty Dolla $ign's buzz continues to grow more and more with each of his releases, including the recent remix of his "Or Nah" single with The Weeknd. As it turns out, another Toronto native will be hopping on the track for the official remix, you can probably guess his name.
Drake hinted at this over the last week when he tweeted simply "Or Nah...?" Now the news has been confirmed by Ty....
Feb 20, 2014
YG's major label debut, My Krazy Life, is set for a March 18th release, and the project now has official cover art. If Terry Richardson pursued a career in mugshot photography, this simple and iconic image of the Bompton rapper would likely be the result.
Now that we've got the artwork, its likely that we won't be seeing any delays for the album, from the which the currently buzzing "Who Do You...