• Mac Miller Announces New Mixtape, Debuts New Songs
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    Mac Miller has been extremely prolific over the last year or so, and seems that his output is only accelerating. Last night, during a show at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Miller announced that he'll be releasing a new mixtape this mother's day, which is May 11th in case you were wondering (now you definitely won't forget, amirite?). On top of the announcement, the rapper performed...
  • T.I. Speaks On Trap Music Genre, Says He Created It
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    T.I.'s new album, Trouble Man, officially dropped today, and affirmed that T.I.'s self-dubbed title "King of the South" is quite accurate. The ATL rapper visited Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 to promote the LP and chop it up, and he got a little heated when talking about Trap Music, a genre he claims was created by himself, but without due recognition.T.I.'s second studio album, which was...
  • Kendrick Lamar Talks Fame, Moving Out Of Compton, TDE & More
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    Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul all appear on the upcoming October/November issue of XXL magazine. The Black Hippy crew have seen plenty of success this year for all the members, however Kendrick's fame went above and beyond the crew (which is probably why XXL decided to go with the headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy"-- something Ab-Soul criticized recently). In...
  • J. Cole Announces "What Dreams May Come Tour" With Wale [Update: More North American Tour Dates Added]
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    J. Cole and Wale just released a pretty huge track together, but it seems they have a little bit more up their sleeve. J. Cole just tweeted what appears to be the flyer for an upcoming tour with himself and Wale. Cole has also announced the first wave of dates for the "What Dreams May Come Tour," which kicks off September 10th in Miami.  Check out the flyer, and initial list of dates in the...
  • Tyga's Tiger Has Been Confiscated
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    If you follow Tyga on Instagram, you may have noticed an interesting addition to his photos beginning about two months ago: a tiger. Yes, it seems that Tyga thought that keeping his big cat namesake as a pet was a good idea, but California Wildlife officers clearly thought otherwise. They confiscated the tiger and charged Tyga with possession of a prohibited species, a misdemeanor offense...
  • ScHoolboy Q Speaks On Origin Of Name & Pill Addiction
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    ScHoolboy Q released his major label debut, Oxymoron just this week, but he's been conceptualizing it for years. In an extensive interview with NPR, Q spoke at length about the themes and titles he chose for his albums in advance, the origin of his name, as well as his battle with addiction.  “Honestly, this album—if you look at all my albums, even the...
  • Lil Wayne Reveals Tracklist & Features For "I Am Not A Human Being II" [Update: Official Tracklist Revealed]
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    Lil Wayne has revealed the features and tracklist for his upcoming album I Am Not A Human Being II. The album will feature Drake, 2 Chainz, Future, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, and Gunplay, among others, and will be available March 26th.View the full tracklist below.01. IANAHB02. Curtains (feat. Boo)03. Days and Days (feat. 2 Chainz)04. Gunwalk (feat. Gudda Gudda)05. No Worries...
  • Beanie Sigel Reportedly Released From Hospital [Update: Sigel's Lung Is Actually Still In Tact]
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    Exactly a month ago, Beanie Sigel was shot in the torso following an altercation in Pleasantville, New Jersey, and he's been in the hospital ever since. Apart from an early report that the rapper was in "critical condition," we've been kept in the dark about his status, but thanks to his fellow former State Property member Neef Buck, we've got a bit of good news. According to Neef,...
  • GoldLink Shares Three Unreleased Demos
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    With his mixtape The God Complex (released earlier this year), DC native GoldLink showed that was more than capable of seamlessly welding together sounds from hip-hop and electronic music, hitting the sweet spot in a demographic that encompasses people who listen to both Vic Mensa and Disclosure. Now, at the close of the year, he's shared three demos that didn't make the tape, including one...
  • Full Album Stream For Raider Klan's "Tales From The Underground"
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    SpaceGhostPurrp has been leaking several tracks off his Raider Klan compilation Tales From The Underground, and today the crew is ready to release the album in full. Before making the decision to cop the project on iTunes you can stream it in full below. 
  • Jay Z Talks Competition With J. Cole & Drake, Verdict In Trayvon Martin Case
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    Jay Z has appeared in one more in-depth interview, following his press run for Magna Carta Holy Grail. This one's with Elliott Wilson, for Jay's own blog, Life + Times. The two-part, hour-long interview was released in full today. In the second part of his #FACTSONLY interview, Jay discusses the spirit of competition within rap, and how there has to be a balance of both respect and competition....
  • 40 Explains Why He And Drake Walked Away From Aaliyah Project
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    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. In a new interview with Vibe, the producer opened up about his craft, commenting on the assumption that Drake's sound was influenced by Kanye West, nearly cutting "Marvin's Room" from Take Care, and the reasons behind scrapping the posthumous Aaliyah...
  • 50 Cent Unveils Trailer For New "Power" TV Series
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    50 Cent has been involved in many business ventures, and is responsible for a lot of important music, so it's really saying something when he describes his new TV series as  “probably the biggest thing” he's ever worked on. "Power" is set to debut on the STARZ network later this year, and it now has an official trailer. On top of executive producing the series, Fif will...
  • Dr. Dre Purchases New Mansion For $40 Million [Now Official]
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    Yesterday we saw the new, modest home purchased by Dr. Dre's Aftermath signee and protegee Kendrick Lamar. K. Dot's $540,000 home, which some speculate may be for his family not himself, pales in comparison to the lavish homes of hip-hop super stars like Drake and Rick Ross, nonetheless, it all the more proves that Kendrick is a humble guy who doesn't need the glitz and the glam. Although Dre...
  • Ty Dolla $ign Says That Jeremih, Wiz Khalifa, YG And Yo Gotti Appear On His "Sign Language" Mixtape [Update: Release Date And Artwork Revealed]
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    While on the road for Wiz Khalifa's "Under The Influence" tour, Ty Dolla $ign had the chance to catch up with HNHH and speak on the mixtape that will be his next release. Sign Language has been slightly delayed as of late, but Ty was eager to spill the beans on the reason behind that, as well as some more details on the project. When asked about the reason for the delayed release, Ty...
  • Review: Logic's "Welcome to Forever"
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    Throughout Welcome to Forever Robert Bryson Hall II reflects upon the last year of his career. The opening title track recalls when Logic met Nas for the first time in the line, “Shook his hand then he started quoting my lines? God damn this is real life!” A certain hunger and drive are present in the Maryland native's voice. The intensity and the leisurely style that he rhymes with have...
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