"Work" is here to stay.
The first time Drake showed up on a Rihanna song was "What's My Name," and it promptly went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Funny how history repeats itself. Rihanna and Drake's latest collab, "Work," has been holding down the top spot for the last 4 weeks, and Billboard has announced today that the single will continue its reign for a fifth.
Vince Staples is one of many rappers who are performing at one of South By Southwest’s many stages, but he is probably one of the few that will badmouth the brand that’s paying him to perform. Staples work is characterized by blunt truths about, well, everything, so it’s no surprise he didn’t hold back during his performance at the Spotify House yesterday.
Drake Calls Meek Mill's "Dreams & Nightmares" Intro "One Of The Best Rap Moments Of Our Generation" | 56,205 Views
Hearing the intro to Meek Mill's debut album, Dreams & Nightmares for the first time was a truly exhilarating experience. What begins as a reflective, piano-laden number suddenly transforms into a menacing trap anthem-- coupled with some of Meek's best rapping, the song definitely left an impression.
Nike parted ways with Kanye West years ago, but that hasn’t stopped the brand from continue to leverage colorways inspired by the rapper’s sought-after Air Yeezy and Air Yeezy 2. The bright red monochrome popularized by the “Red October” Air Yeezy 2 has been recycled on countless other silhouettes, and is just one example.
Waka Flocka is not necessarily known for his vulnerability, but our heart has gone out to him since his brother's all-too-recent passing, last December. When he sat down with WKYS, he spoke about how his life is different now, saying:
UPDATE (2/12/16 8:17 PM): The key was placed in Drake's hands today before the celebrity all-star game at the Air Canada Centre, the home of NBA All-Star Weekend 2016. Drake was already suited up, as he would proceed to coach the Canadian celeb team after being presented with the key to his hometown.
Remember when Rick Ross was charged with assault, battery and kidnapping for supposedly pistol-whipping one of his groundskeepers? Apparently Rozay did the guy so bad that he couldn't eat solid food. Ross spent about a week in jail before getting out on $2 million bail.
With his surprise mixtape, Fuck It, still heavy in rotation, Machine Gun Kelly is already shifting his focus onto his sophomore album General Admission. Tonight, the Cleveland Bad Boy decided to make the album available for preorder on iTunes, ultimately revealing the tracklist & artwork in the process.
A story has been circulating that LeBron James’ mother, Gloria, is dating a Miami-area rapper named Lambo. The reason it has so many people talking is because of the age difference of the two. Gloria is 44 years old, while her beau is just a few years older than LeBron at 31. Lambo has been posting various pictures of him and Gloria being close, and even hanging out with LBJ and the kids.
Drake managed to dominate 2015 without dropping an "official" album, but with a new year upon us, it seems that Views From The 6, the proper follow-up to 2013's Nothing Was The Same, is finally on its way.When Drake comes through with some news in the owl hours of the morning, it's always a good sign, and he did just that around 3AM Saturday.
Much of Soulja Boy's Instagram comprises of photos/videos of the rapper zooming around his mansion on his hoverboard. He sells branded "Souljaboards" for $1,500 on his online store. According to a BuzzFeed News report, Soulja Boy has been scammed out $175,000 by hoverboard purchasers using fraudulent credit cards.
The rap performance at the bar/bat mitzvah isn't anything new, as we've recently seen teens flexing on their friends with guest appearances from the likes of Nicki Minaj and Fetty Wap, but a coming-of-age celebration that went down in New York City this weekend had possibly the most perfect guest -- Drake.Drizzy, who we all saw re-enact his own bar mitzvah in the "HYFR" video came through for
Post Malone and Fetty Wap have joined forces for the “Welcome to the Zoo” tour, a 7-week, 22-date sweep across the United States that seeks to capitalize on the various attributes they both happen to possess: a knack for melody, a mega-hit, an exotic hair style, and a strong following within the 15-25 female demographic.
Kendrick Lamar is capping off 2015 with an interview that reflects on his youth in Compton and his struggle in coping with fame and success off the back of a platinum debut album, and more recently, 11 Grammy nominations. The rapper sat down with NPR and delivered insight on all these fronts.
Not so unlike Young Thug, Travis Scott has been unfortunate enough to have premature leaks hit the internet quite consistently. While Thugger hasn't really spoken on the matter (he does have over hundreds of songs recorded according to Lyor Cohen), Travis took to twitter last night to call out The Leaker, whomever he might be.
While not as visible to the public eye as his creative counterpart, 40 is just as instrumental in the making of Drake's music as the rapper himself.
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand.
While most of us have been waiting on Yo Gotti's The Art of Hustle since he dropped the extra dope single, "Errybody" back in July 2014, Gotti has instead hit fans with two parts of The Return of Cocaine Muzik, not to mention three mixtapes, Concealed, CM8: Any Hood, and The Return.
DMV native Logic is steadily on the rise, having earned a spot in the XXL Freshmen list this year, and following that up with well-received mixtape Young Sinatra: Welcome To Forever and a Def Jam deal. Logic fans have become used to the emcee's candor on the mic, and his openness when spitting about his family life and troubled times growing up in Maryland.
Drake is rumored to be the recipient of $19 million per a new deal with Apple that, among other things, will feature him as a guest DJ on iTunes Radio, reports the New York Post.
Initial reactions can determine a lot. Reception for Drake's first Meek Mill diss, "Charged Up," was lukewarm, and had many ready to crown Meek the champion of a beef in which he hadn't even dropped music yet.
Lil Wayne Says Cash Money Is Refusing To Release His Album [Update: Pusha T Responds] | 168,276 Views
In his lengthy career, Lil Wayne has rarely (if ever) publicly said anything about Birdman, the man he often calls "daddy," so with that in mind, the tweets he just sent out are shocking.
Juvenile’s 400 Degreez was released in 1998, 16 years ago today. Solely produced by Mannie Fresh, it was Juvenile’s third studio album and first album released on a major label. 400 Degreez was the follow up to the NOLA artist’s previous 1997 release, Solja Rags.
Birdman's Instagram was hacked Thursday afternoon, his phone numbers and personal email addresses made bare for his 1.6 million followers and the whole world to see. Birdman has since deleted the images.
LeCrae has been fucking up the Christian hip hop game for some time now. His last album, 2014's Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the charts. This morning, LeCrae surprises his fans with a new mixtape, Church Clothes 3.
For those unfamiliar, Max B (aka Charles Wingate) is an emcee from Harlem, New York City signed to Amalgam Digital, who rose to prominence through his affiliation with The Diplomats, particularly Cam'ron and Jim Jones.
For rappers, having a dope ride is more than just a mode of transportation. Yes, it does mean no more riding the bus. But purchasing a brand new whip is symbolic of their rise to the top. Bugattis, Chevrolet Impalas, Aston Martins, and more luxury vehicles come with a hefty pricetag. If you can afford it, you’re probably living the life.
Iggy Azalea Denies She Has A Sex Tape [Update: Iggy Changes Her Tune, Sex Tape Does Exist] | 281,777 Views
Iggy Azalea has reportedly been offered a seven-figure sum for an alleged sex tape, however, the main issue is the fact that Iggy says it's not her in the tape.
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."
Young Dolph aka Adolph Thornton was arrested in Memphis Tuesday afternoon for marijuana possession and vehicle registration charges.