Aug 22, 2013
The Batiste Brothers, a legendary New Orleans jazz group has issued a lawsuit against DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, T-Pain, Pitbull and Cash Money for an astonishing $100 million (eight zeros) for using their music, and lyrics in countless songs.
While the names are not limited to the artists above, the lawsuit filed by Paul Batiste is a staggering 118 pages and claims, “an immense...
Yo Gotti and YG have announced a new tour "I Am" where they will head across the country during the months of September to October.
Yo Gotti took to Twitter to unveil the tour flyer along with dates. They start things off on September 14th in Norfolk, VA and it runs until November 19th in Memphis, TN.
Check out the full list of tour dates in the flyer in the gallery. Will you be heading out to...
Aug 22, 2013
You can't escape Kendrick Lamar in hip-hop at this point in time. After claiming to be the King of New York on Big Sean's "Control" and name-dropping a bunch of his colleagues, thus getting the rap world in a tizzy, he continues his domination with the upcoming BET Hip-Hop Awards.
The West Coast native leads the nominations this year with 14, among them, Lyricist of the Year, Album of the Year,...
Aug 23, 2013
The big reveal has been made. For the very first time, we have a photo of the already famous baby that is the offspring of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
As we reported, 'Ye made the reveal during his interview with Kris Jenner for her new talk show. The episode was previously recorded and aired today.
We'll update you when we have the complete interview footage, for now peep North West in the...
Aug 23, 2013
Whatever it was that got 2 Chainz arrested was not the only illegal activity happening on the "America's Most Wanted" tour buses yesterday. A woman has come forth, claiming that an entourage member on the tour assaulted her after the show in OKC last night.
According to law enforcement in the area, the victim was invited onto a tourbus by an unidentified entourage member. When the man...
RevoltTV is reporting that Jay Z may be performing a secret show in Brooklyn-- and it's about to go down RIGHT NOW. The hint provides the address 421 Troutman Street, and claims that Justin Timberlake and Beyonce will join him as special guests.
With the VMAs happening in BK tomorrow this would not be out of the question.
So far no sign of the Jigga man, according to Complex.
Aug 25, 2013
Surprisingly enough, Lil Wayne hasn't received any nominations at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, which was also the case at the BET Awards earlier in the summer. The New Orleans emcee has been fairly lauded in the past, but he won't be involved in either ceremony at all this year.
Instead of blaming the award show committees, the New Orleans emcee seems to have accepted the fact that he may...
Aug 25, 2013
Eminem has finally given us some details on his upcoming album, which he has now announced will be a sequel to the seminal Marshall Mathers LP. MMLPII will be executive produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin, and the first official single "Berzerk" will see release this tuesday.
The album will be released November 5, 2013.
Watch a brief promo clip below, which includes an excerpt of the new...
Another release date comes in for your Monday morning. Danny Brown's album OLD has been awaiting a release date for awhile, and Danny was getting so frustrated he threatened to leak the LP himself.
However, it's not going to come to that, as the Detroit native tweeted a release date for OLD today. The album is coming out at the end of September, on the 30th.
Listen to the latest leak off OLD,...
Aug 27, 2013
Although fashion has always been a part of hip-hop culture, it's been taken to a new level in recent years thanks to artists such as A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, Pharrell, 2 Chainz and Danny Brown. Love it or hate it, more and more of your favorite emcees are becoming acutely fashion conscious, both in and outside the genre.
Current trends include jogging pants (leather or otherwise), leather in...
Aug 28, 2013
J. Cole collaborated with 50 Cent this past year for "New York Times," a bonus track on Born Sinner. This was our first taste of a 50 x Cole collaboration, but what would it have been like if Cole and Fif were frequent collaborators? In a new interview with VIBE, the rapper talks about how Sha Money XL had tried to get 50 to sign J. Cole before Cole went with Roc Nation.
Aug 28, 2013
Since the release of his new album Yeezus, Kanye West has faced criticism from the religious community as well as the American Parkinson Disease Association, who took offense to his "got this bitch shakin' like Parkinson's" line on "On Sight". Now, the Association of French Bakers has penned an open letter to Yeezy concerning his demand for the speedy delivery of croissants in "I Am A God", one...
Phil Ade is the next rapper up out of the DMV area. The rapper has consistently brought rhymes and wordplay with a mix of sometimes conscious rap and sometimes ignorant rap. It's a good combination which has led to a devout following of Phil Ade fans, who expect more and more from the rapper after each mixtape. Rightly so.
As Phil continues to grow and cultivate his skills, the independent...
Aug 29, 2013
Jay Z is continuing with his "New Rules" strategy, and has decided to release his new video on Facebook. We saw photos of Jay and Mark Zuckerberg together a few months back, so this may have something to do with their meeting.
Watch the official video for "Holy Grail" with Justin Timberlake below.
The countdown is on for Jay Z's second annual "Made In America" festival. This years lineup will feature Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, TDE’s Black Hippy Crew, 2 Chainz, Empire of the Sun, ASAP Rocky, Miguel, Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, plus others at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway on August 31 and Sept 1.
Following the week after, Academy Award winning...
Aug 31, 2013
For the longest time, it seemed like no one with a direct connection to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse had any interest in speaking on it. Though it seems that Kendrick himself breaking his silence on the bars earlier this week may have opened the floodgates, as now Drake has shared his feelings on the track in an interview with Billboard.
Drizzy revealed that he felt fairly apathetic about...