• Cortez Bryant Speaks On Lil Wayne Cash Money Situation
    Another day passes, another person speaks out on the possible rift between Wayne and Cash Money. This time, it's Wayne's longtime manager, Cortez Bryant. Bryant took to his Instagram, speaking on Wayne's vision for Young Money: "@LilTunechi built Young Money from his dreams to reality. Launched the careers of @Drake @NICKIMINAJ @Tyga not from their talent but from the belief in what he saw...
  • Is Jay Z Buying HOT 97? [Update: Emmis Says No]
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    We've seen a lot of tension between Jay Z and HOT 97 over the last few days, exclusively through the bomb-drop-ridden rants of Funkmaster Flex. Now new rumors are circulating that Jay Z is in talks to buy the radio station along with a group of investors, which would contextualize Flex's outburst quite differently. The "rock solid source" for the news was acquired by MediaTakeOut, not...
  • First Week Sales For Joey Bada$$' "B4.Da.$$" & Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
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    Last week, a young star and a down-on-his-luck veteran both released intelligent, career-revitalizing albums, but who sold more? It was predicted that Joey Bada$$ would sell 50,000-55,000 copies of B4.Da.$$, and Lupe Fiasco would do slightly worse with Tetsuo & Youth (30,000-35,000), and now the official numbers have arrived from Hits Daily Double.  Both albums...
  • Chris Brown, Trey Songz, & Tyga Announce "Between The Sheets" Tour [Update: Tour Pushed Back]
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    Back in August, Trey Songz and Chris Brown teased us about an upcoming joint tour from the two, and now today we got the official announcement, plus an added guest. With Tyga also joining in on the fun, the trio announced on Monday they will be starting 2015 on the road as part of the “Between The Sheets” Tour. The 25-date tour will kick start on January 28th in Virginia and...
  • Rae Sremmurd Projected To Land Billboard Top 10 Debut With "SremmLife" [Update: First Week Sales Are In]
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    Rae Sremmurd have already received enough co-signs to make any new artist happy (among them, Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper), however, there's even more good news coming their way as Billboard projects that they will land within the top 10 next week. Not too shabby for their first album, which at first was just going to be an EP, and which dropped after the holiday...
  • YG & DJ Mustard Are Dissing Each Other On Instagram [Update: It Looks Like They've Made Up]
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    YG and DJ Mustard proved they were an unstoppable team with the former's debut album, My Krazy Life, but many great creative partnerships end ugly, and things may be going that way for these two judging by their recent Instagram quarrel.While it's not entirely clear how things got started, the first (now deleted) post found Mustard addressing fans, requesting people stop asking him about "that YG...
  • Kevin Gates Wipes His Instagram Of All Videos & Photos
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    Kevin Gates may be the most active Instagram videographer in the game, constantly posting clips of himself ranting on a variety of topics, always making sure to sign off with his chosen mantra, "I don't get tired!". Last week, one of these videos took off, as it found Gates describing a sexual relationship he once had with his cousin. The Baton Rouge rapper stressed that he didn't know he was...
  • Drake Gets New Tattoo In Honor Of Toronto
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    We all know how Drake likes to put on for his hometown of Toronto, Canada, especially when it comes to getting ink'd up. With a huge “416” tattoo on his side and Toronto's CN Tower on his inner bicep, Drizzy decided to add to his collection of tats and get another piece of artwork in honor of his hometown recently. However, Drizzy decided to get something very similar to what he already...
  • Rae Sremmurd Talk Kendrick Lamar Tweet & "Unlock The Swag"
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    It's not often that the reclusive TDE rapper Kendrick Lamar tweets, so when he does, twittersphere pays attention. This was the case three days ago when K. Dot surreptitiously tweeted lyrics from Rae Sremmurd's album cut "Unlock The Swag." Basically, it meant Kendrick had been listening to the album and enjoying it, a definite co-sign for the fast-rising duo, at least for those who know...
  • Peep Photos From Nicki Minaj's Rolling Stone Shoot With Terry Richardson
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    The cover shot for Nicki Minaj's recent Rolling Stone issue was enticing enough, and now Terry Richardson has released a few more shots he took with Nicki during their Rolling Stone shoot, bringing the level of thirst up a notch. Nicki Minaj reps the United States, wearing nothing but a tank top with the American flag plastered on it, as well as a baseball cap with a bejeweled American...
  • SZA Elaborates On Her Role In Writing Nicki Minaj & Beyonce's "Feelin' Myself"
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    Writing credits can tell you a lot about the people involved in the conception of a song, but they unfortunately can't tell you who contributed what. Scanning the liner notes of The Pinkprint revealed plenty of songwriting from Ester Dean, but the most surprising name came up on "Feelin' Myself", Solana Rowe, AKA TDE's resident R&B artist, SZA. Listening to the song, the singer's...
  • Review: Fabolous' "The Young OG Project"
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    Fabolous has always done a solid job at blending in with his environment. Whether he’s cutting with DJ Clue and The Neptunes in 2001 or jiving with Rich Homie Quan in 2015, he’s done a phenomenal job at adapting to change and staying relevant, something that is easier said than done. That being said, if you’re adapting to trends, you probably aren’t the one...
  • Migos Preview New Tracks On Instagram, One Featuring Lil Wayne
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    Migos seem to be kicking things into "album mode" right about now. After telling Vulture that the tentatively-titled YRN 2 would be arriving this Spring, the trio have shared two snippets of tracks that will most likely end up on their first commercial release. Oh yeah, and one of them features Lil Wayne, which was hinted at a few weeks ago. "Fantastic" and...
  • Wale Speaks On "The Album About Nothing," Confirms J. Cole Feature
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    We recently had the chance to chop it up with Wale while he was back in the DMV area, and the MMG rapper spoke about his recent mixtape release and while he felt the need to offer fans free music, as well as the album that will follow the mixtape: The Album About Nothing. Wale reveals that despite urges from his bawse Rick Ross and Jay (Z) to not drop a free mixtape, the rapper needed...
  • Review: Joey Bada$$' "B4.DA.$$"
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    Joey Bada$$ is a young Brooklyn emcee who was influenced by those who came before him from his region, the same way most young rappers from any region show clear influence from those who came before them in their region. As rappers from other regions have begun to dwarf New York rappers in popularity and New York rappers have begun taking more influence from other regions, some have viewed...
  • Lil Wayne Signs Singer Stephanie Acevedo To Young Money
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    Despite tensions running high between Lil Wayne and Birdman, and by extension, Young Money and Cash Money, YM is still keeping business alive and well, signing a new singer to their roster. It's unclear when exactly the deal took place, but Lil Wayne made the announcement earlier this week that he had signed relatively unknown singer Stephanie Acevedo. The announcement came along with a new...
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