TDE plans to keep it pushing in 2016.
Top Dawg Entertainment had a strong year in 2015, releasing two fantastic albums in Jay Rock’s 90059 and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Don’t ever think that they’ll take a minute to rest on their laurel’s though.
It looks like Rihanna isn’t the only Roc Nation member that’s dropping an album this week. In celebration of his 31st birthday today (Thursday Jan. 28), J Cole decided to release a live rendition of his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album.
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.
Wiz Khalifa is currently on tour in South America, but his distance from America hasn’t stopped him from beefing with Kanye West on Twitter and carrying that beef over into his live performances.
Rick Ross recently sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone, where he touched on his reignited beef with 50 Cent, as well as his recent album Black Market (which he largely recorded while on house arrest last year), DJ Khaled's lost-at-sea excursion and more.
Despite some very heated words being thrown at Travi$ Scott by some of A$AP Rocky’s affiliates, Pretty Flacko never got involved. Instead, he opted to use the beef as a way to change how fans evaluate an artist and how influence works in the hip hop world.
Adele's single "Hello" was wildly successful prior to the release of Adele's highly anticipated new album 25, and the success continues with 25.
Kanye West’s track “Facts” dropped just before the New Year, and in it he spends most of the song directly addressing his former relationship with Nike, and current relationship with Adidas. While the factuality of “Facts” has come into question, much of what ‘Ye says in the song is still circulating to everyone involved with the two competing brands.
Kanye West's upcoming album has gone through a lot of last minute changes, including the recent announcement that it's title would be changed from SWISH to WAVES.
Rick Ross' and Lira Galore got engaged early in their relationship, but it didn't take long for things to get rocky. The two were rumored to have broken up in November, but bounced back, posing for a photoshoot in Paper magazine a month later.
With 2016 now upon us, Coachella has decided to reveal the official lineup for their upcoming annual Music & Arts Festival.
Wiz Khalifa had a huge 2015, and he only had to release one major single to pull it off. "See You Again" had a long reign at the top of the Hot 100, and is still on regular radio rotation. In 2016, Wiz is ready to release his album, and he's launched what could be another potential hit with the Travis Scott-assisted "Bake Sale".
Well here’s some exciting news. According to Kanye West’s wife, G.O.O.D Friday's are back... sorta.
Sadly, one of Future’s bodyguards, Michael Tanner Phillips, was shot & killed today in his own home in Jonesboro, Goergia around 1:30 p.m Fox 5 Atlanta reports.
The anticipation for a new PARTYNEXTDOOR project is real, so when news arrived that the reclusive singer was teaming up with prolific ATL beatmaker TM88 for a joint effort, fans were obviously excited.
Sad news for team #FreeGucci. Gucci Mane's label, 1017 Records, reports that La Flare will not be released in March, contrary to the announcement they made earlier this month. 1017 shared the unfortunate news via their Instagram account. "So Gucci Mane NOT release on march #Fuck12 #FreeGucci."
In December Freddie Gibbs put out Shadow of a Doubt. It was a sonic departure from Piñata, his previous record with Madlib, but familiar to anyone who had followed Gangsta Gibbs from before that acclaimed 2014 album. In December 2015, he sat down with NPR’s “Microphone Check” for a long, in-depth interview.
Those who follow Drake on Instagram are well aware of his love for ping pong, as well as the rather impressive level of skill he brings to the table. As this year's NBA All-Star weekend takes place in Toronto, another table tennis enthusiast, Reggie Miller, who will be announcing the All-Star Game for TNT, is looking to set up a match with the 6's hometown hero.
Rappers have always been quick to call one another out on biting, even if it has nothing to do with music.
Nielsen has announced the United States' best-selling albums of 2015. Representing from the hip hop sector are The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness at #5, Drake's IYRTITL at #6, and Fetty Wap's self-titled debut album at #10.
Lupe Fiasco didn't like the way he was being framed as a villain following his Kid Cudi diss at a recent show, so he decided to explain the situation in a way everyone could understand -- a Santa metaphor.
Freddie Gibbs made headlines recently for stating in an interview that he considers himself on the same level as artists like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. Whether or not you agree with him, Reddit user SaucyMustard has pointed out that Gangsta Gibbs may be subtly calling out TDE artist Isaiah Rashad in an Instagram post this morning.
Kanye West’s Yeezy Boost line for Adidas has taken sneaker hype to new levels, mostly due to extremely limited release quantities. Some reports have cited numbers as low as 10 pairs per boutique (although this report disputes those numbers), and rampant backdoor dealing by some boutiques has left the general populace grasping for very little.
Quentin Miller was thrusted into the rap limelight this past summer, when his name was dragged into the now-infamous Meek Mill and Drake ghostwriting beef. It happened to jump-start his personal rap career, though (perhaps to the ire of those he'd previously been ghostwriting for), and he's since released multiple records.
Kanye West's most recent G.O.O.D. Fridays track, "No More Parties in LA," actually dropped on a Monday. It appears that another G.O.O.D. Fridays track may be dropping this fine Monday. What's more, it looks like it'll come with a Chance the Rapper feature.
B.o.B has definitely gotten a little paranoid recently. You can hear it in the lyrics on his last mixtape FIRE (False Idols Ruin Egos), but you can hear it even more when he tries to prove the Earth is flat on Twitter.
ScHoolboy Q's new album has been finished for a few months now, and we know it'll be one of four TDE albums to drop in 2016. Finally, it looks like TDE is ready to share ScHoolboy's new music with the people.
It looks like Christina Milan & Lil Wayne have officially called it quits. According to ET, the two broke up at the end of August after a year of dating.
Meek Mill isn't getting any love in the 6, and that includes within the Toronto Raptors organization. The Philly Dreamchasers' music is not allowed to show up on the team's pre-game playlist.
Macklemore's latest single, "White Privilege II," has been causing quite a storm on social media. On the track, he namedropped Miley Cyrus, Elvis Presley, and the easiest target of them all: Iggy Azalea. "You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're Iggy Azalea / Fake and so plastic, you've heisted the magic," rapped Macklemore, referring to himself in the second person.