21 Rapper Yearbook Photos

Now that it's officially back-to-school season, we decided to take a look at what some of your favorite rappers were looking like when they were still in school. Before most of these artists made it...

  • 21 Rapper Yearbook Photos
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    Now that it's officially back-to-school season, we decided to take a look at what some of your favorite rappers were looking like when they were still in school. Before most of these artists made it big in the rap game, they were getting educated. Part of any education is school photos-- as much as people usually hate getting them done, that's school life.  Procrastinate on any impending...
  • Hottest Verses Of 2013
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    Although there's nothing quite like a dope instrumental, lyricism is arguably the most important aspect of hip-hop, despite the fact that many contemporary artists are out of touch with the the craft.  To be clear, this list isn't all about Kendrick's Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control". Although it's most definitely been included, you'll find several tracks that dropped well before...
  • Rittz Reveals "The Life & Times Of Jonny Valiant" Tracklist, Features, Cover Art & Release Date
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    Rittz just dropped the track list for The Life & Times Of Jonny Valiant, his debut album. It's scheduled to drop on April 30 via Strange Music. The impressive list of features includes Suga Free, Yelawolf, Krizz Kaliko, Big K.R.I.T., Tech N9ne and Mike Posner.Peep the full list below: 1. Intro2. My Interview3. Like I Am4. Fuck Swag5. Wastin Time ft. Big K.R.I.T.6. Goin In7. Always Gon...
  • Charts Don't Lie: July 6
    Last week we saw r'n'b/pop take over the Billboard 200, and this week we finally see the return of rap to some of the top spots within the Billboard 200. Impressively, G-Eazy's third studio album comes in highest this week nabbing the #3 spot. Obviously his grind is starting to pay off, as the independent artist sold 46,000 units opening week, basically matching the numbers Fif's Animal Ambition...
  • Gucci Mane Disses A$AP Ferg; A$AP Ferg Responds
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     After Gucci Mane released the sequel to his "Trap God" series last night, he sent some shots towards A$AP Ferg regarding the title of Ferg's upcoming project "Trap Lord".Taking to his twitter account, Gucci Mane didn't shy away from expressing his feelings towards A$AP Ferg's title of his upcoming mixtape "Trap Lord". The similarities with titles are very close and so close that Gucci had...
  • Review: CyHi The Prynce's "Black Hystori Project"
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    When we last heard from CyHi the Prynce, he was cruising around college campuses with his Ivy League: Kick Back mixtape early last year. Now, ready to show us what he’s learned, he takes us back to school with Hystori: Black History Project. His most socially conscious body of work yet, CyHi gives us a history lesson throughout the project. BHP opens up with an elementary school...
  • Wale Is Working With J. Cole & DJ Premier On "The Album About Nothing"
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    Wale recently made headlines for an altercation he had with a Twitter troll, who he approached IRL at a WWE match this weekend, leading to a bit of a scuffle. While he's still having a tough time controlling his temper, the DC has still found time to work steadily on his 4th official project, The Album About Nothing. In an interview with MTV, Wale reveals some of the collaborators from the...
  • Review: Rich Gang's "Rich Gang"
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    When Young Money released their We Are Young Money album four years ago, they were undeniably the hottest team in hip-hop. Lil Wayne's army was young and hungry, as artists like Tyga and Nicki Minaj had yet to develop into superstars. Veterans such as Mystikal and Busta Rhymes have since joined the Young Money militia, though have failed to make a lasting impact with the group. Fast forward to...
  • 10 Funny #SadKanye Memes
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    An amazing photo of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West surfaced onto the internets late last week, which quickly became the next great meme, #SadKanye, following in the footsteps of #SadKeanu. The photograph in question finds Kim Kardashian posing happily with a photographer by the name of Alex Yenni (who uploaded the image to his Instagram), while Kanye sits in the background looking, well, sad....
  • Jermaine Dupri On Chris Brown: "He's Gonna Be More Famous Than Tupac"
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    Hot 97's Miss Info has been breaking stories left and right at her BET Awards press table. Yesterday, she managed to get Meek Mill to spill the beans on a track from his thus-far-secretive upcoming album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, and now she's gotten Jermaine Dupri to Chris Brown some of the highest praise possible: a comparison to 2Pac. Info asked Dupri about Brown, who's set to...
  • The Game Raises Funds For Funeral Of Murdered 7-Year-Old, Spearheads "Cease-Fire L.A." Campaign
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    7-year-old Talib Pecantte of Los Angeles was shot in the chest on Monday night while sitting in a parked vehicle with his mother and an unidentified man in the Mid-City area. Tragically, he succumbed to his wounds the following evening.  After learning of the incident, Compton native The Game, who's become known for his charity work as of late, has called on local members of...
  • Album Stream: Trademark Da Skydiver's "Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale"
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    Trademark Da Skydiver just released his new album, Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale on iTunes. The New Orleans rapper has also made the project available for free stream on YouTube. FB2 features guest appearances from the like of Bodega Bamz, Smoke DZA, Young Roddy, Dizzy Wright, Fiend, and more. Stream the album in full below. It's available for purchase here. 
  • Cover Art Revealed For Future's "Honest" Album [Update: Release Date Revealed]
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    Future decided to unveil his official album artwork for his oft-delayed album Honest in a very unique way. The rapper took to his Instagram account, and posted various pieces of his artwork puzzle in separate posts, before joining them all together to create the actual cover art. The artwork is quite simple, with black background and Future's eyes (which you don't often see!) are peaking...
  • Stream Starlito's "Fried Turkey" In Its Entirety
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    Starlito just released the very underrated Step Brothers 2 project with his pal Don Trip last month, but he's already back with a new full length. Fried Turkey finds the Nashville rapper taking on beats by Ryan Hemsworth, DJ BurnOne, Lil Keis and more. The project features guest appearances from Kevin Gates, Young Dolph, and Yo Gotti, among others. 'Lito launched the project on iTunes today, but...
  • 50 Cent Just Sold A TV Show To Comedy Central
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    "Go 'head and switch the style up/And if they hate, then let 'em hate and watch the money pile up" is quickly becoming less of a lyric from 50 Cent's "In Da Club" and more of a mantra that the entrepreneur lives his life by. If you take "style" to mean "profession," Fif's switched it up a lot, going from rapping to acting to advertising to, most recently, executive producing the Starz show...
  • Quick5: Logic Talks XXL Freshmen, The NBA Playoffs, Mac Miller's "Faces" Mixtape
    For those just tuning in, "Quick5" is our new lightning-quick interview series, during which we'll be asking artists whatever five (quick) questions happen to be on our minds, each exchange clocking in at under two minutes. Emerging Maryland talent Logic is our second guest, and this particular segment finds him commenting on the 2014 XXL Freshman class, his favorite sneakers, the...
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