• Classic Rotation: Big L's "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous"
    Big L was a New York ‘representer’ straight from the danger zone of Harlem, and in the words of my father, who hung out with the young Lamont Coleman in the 90’s: “Big L was a charismatic and cool cat back then. A humble hustler who had bars.” Prior to the classic Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous, Big L made a name for himself as a problem in the battle...
  • Ticket Giveaway: See Juicy J, Tyga, & More Live At IleSoniq In Montreal
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    The IleSoniq music festival is hitting Montreal, Quebec this month, and we're giving away tickets to the big event! The fest, which will feature performances from the likes of Juicy J, Tyga, Iggy Azalea, araabMUZIK, Mr. Carmack, DJ SHASH'U, No Kliche and more is going down August 15-16 in Parc Jean Drapeau. We've got a pair of tickets for each day. If you'll be in the city...
  • Drake Calls Macklemore's Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar "Wack As Fuck"
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    Drake isn't usually one to start beef or call people out, so this headline may come as a bit of surprise. As you will probably remember, following the Grammy Awards this year, which had Macklemore and Ryan Lewis taking home several of the hip-hop awards, Macklemore sent a text message to Kendrick Lamar apologizing for "robbing" the Compton MC of an award. Macklemore even posted the text on his...
  • Nelly Announces Release Date For New "M.O." Album [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
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    Nelly's 7th studio album, titled M.O., was expected to drop in June, but that clearly didn't happen. The latest we've heard is "Get Like Me," a lead single featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell, for which a video has been shot.  Now, the St. Louis emcee has revealed the release date for the project, having done so during an interview with HipHopWired on the red carpet of...
  • Kanye West Premieres 20 New Songs At A London Nightclub
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    Is Yeezy season approaching? Following his second performance at Wireless Festival, Kanye West reportedly played 20 new songs at a club in London last night. According to information gathered by KanyeToThe, Ye and Virgil took over the DJ booth during a private party at the club and proceeded to play the new music from a laptop.  No cameras were permitted during the...
  • Jill Scott, Eve, Regina Hall To Star In A Lifetime Movie
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    Lifetime has been prolifically in-touch with R&B singers as of late. On top of green-lighting (and then struggling to make) an Aaliyah biopic, the network has now officially announced a brand new original comedy starring two of hip-hop's most successful songstresses: Jill Scott and Eve. The romantic comedy centers on three single best friends (Scott, Eve and Hall) who vow to be married...
  • Review: DJ Khaled's "Suffering From Success"
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    DJ Khaled has been behind some of the hottest records of the last few years and if there's one thing he's made consistently clear it's that he has a winning formula for hits. This is also his greatest fault. It's never been so clear how one dimensional DJ Khaled's music really is than here on Suffering From Success, the DJ's seventh studio album. Regardless of what the title suggests, Suffering...
  • Yo Gotti Announces Deal With His CMG Imprint & Epic Records
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    Following in the steps of Young Jeezy who recently aligned his CTE imprint with Atlantic, Yo Gotti has reached a partnership deal between CMG and Epic Records.   Gotti hinted at the merge when he posted a pic of himself, and long time music mogul , Epic Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid.  The Memphis native has confirmed that CMG reached a full distribution and promotional deal that is...
  • Charlamagne Tha God Responds To Kanye's Diss
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    Kanye West ranted hard a couple nights ago, directing much of his anger (this time) towards Charlamagne Tha God and Sway from the radio show, "Sway In The Morning." Kanye's comments, which were captured on video, were blasted as the following: "Everybody who be writing all that shit, to fucking diss me and talk shit, what the fuck did you do? What have you done with the past 10 years of your...
  • Game Shares Photo From Studio Session With Lil Wayne
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    Game already has two projects in his 2014-2015 pipeline, his Blood Money crew album Blood Money La Familia, and a follow up to his seminal debut, The Documentary 2. Both are already pretty heavily anticipated, thanks to his Blood Money "Bigger Than Money" leak and word that Dr. Dre, Scott Storch and Just Blaze will be involved in the latter album. He's hard at work, and recently shared an image...
  • YG Reveals Deluxe Edition Tracklist & Cover Art For "My Krazy Life"
    A day ago YG unveiled the official tracklisting for his forthcoming album My Krazy Life, which itself had followed up the standard edition cover art. The tracklist definitely gave the album some more buzz, with strong features from ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Rich Homie Quan, Jay Rock, Drake, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign and more. Now we've received the deluxe edition tracklist as well as the deluxe...
  • Drake Unveils OVO Owl New Era Fitted Cap
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    The other week Drake revealed his hat collaboration with New Era, supporting the Toronto Blue Jays. The special limited edition cap will only be available at the OVO Fest in Toronto. For Drake fans who won't be able to attend the event, Drizzy has unveiled yet another New Era 59FIFTY collaboration, this time just with the OVO owl. The cap can be ordered online through the OVO site here, at $45 a...
  • Free Stream Of Jet Life's "Jet World Order 2"
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    Spitta's Jet Life Crew dropped their Jet World Order 2 compilation album earlier this week on November 20th and have offered streaming of all the songs to give fans a taste of what to expect on the project. Check out the tracks below (from XclusivesZone) which feature Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Smoke DZA, Sir Michael Rocks and more.  Lots of classic sounding...
  • Tyler, The Creator Talks On When He Found Out Frank Ocean Was Gay
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    Tyler, the Creator along with the rest of Odd Future have sometimes been labeled as homophobic because of some of their controversial raps. Nonetheless, Tyler has been supportive of his OF affiliate, Frank Ocean, since he came out publicly and before then, so it would appear that, that labeling is incorrect. In a new interview with RollingStone Tyler speaks on when he found out...
  • Jay-Z Speaks On "Holy Grail," Fame & The Polarizing Nature Of "Yeezus"
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    In the first part of Jay-Z's interview with BBC Radio 1, he revealed that two of the tracks from Magna Carta Holy Grail actually date back to the Watch The Throne sessions, and that he and Kanye argued for four days over where they would end up. In the second part of his sit down with Zane Lowe, Jay expands further on how "Holy Grail" shaped the album, as well as speaking on his views on fame,...
  • Jeezy Officially Drops "Young" From His Name
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    There was some talk of Jeezy dropping the "Young" from his name a few years back, when the artwork for "Lose My Mind" listed him simply as "Jeezy". Whether or not it was an aesthetic choice, or something Jeezy backed out of, the talk died down when his subsequent singles bore the full "Young Jeezy" moniker once again. According to the rapper, he's now officially going through with the change,...
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