Kevin Gates is prepping the sequel to last year's "Murder For Hire" mixtape with DJ Holiday.
It looks like fans can start to look forward to an upcoming mixtape from Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates. On Wednesday night, the “2 Phones” rapper revealed that “they,” aka his label, won’t allow him to release another album until next February so he’s going to give his fans the sequel to his Murder For Hire mixtape with DJ Holiday in the meantime.
Anna Wise won a Grammy before she ever released a solo project. She earned her hardware for her vocal performance on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly single. But as any Kendrick fan knows, she is more than talented enough to carry a project by herself. She is an old soul exploring the vast, richly textured and soundscape of R&B in 2016.
This is (part of) what we've all been waiting for. Drake has just tweeted out the official tracklist for his album, VIEWS, which will premiere on his OVO Sound Radio episode Thursday night, with online and in-store availability arriving the following day.
In its constant effort to stay inventive and fresh, Apple has announced their first-ever original series, which will feature one of their very own, Dr. Dre.
Over the weekend Drake popped up in our news feed when we found out about Drizzy's desire to do some battle rap, specifically, he told Murda Mook he'd like to battle him. According to Mook, it was in all seriousness.
When Kanye West debuted his YEEZY Season 3 collection alongside The Life of Pablo, people were surprised. How did Kanye, who had only just released the YEEZY Season 1 collection, already have a 3rd collection on the way when his 2nd season had yet to hit stores or even get an official release date? Turns out those questions were warranted.
"I look at my life like something you should be able to paint," Childish Gambino said in a 2015 interview on the TODAY Show. Given his eccentric tendencies as both an artist and a celebrity, he is more likely referring to the sort of highly abstract work of a Rothko then the pre-ordained compositions of your little cousin's color-by-numbers book.
Word just got out that DMX is working on a new album that will apparently feature Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, and Dr. Dre. The news comes shortly after DMX made headlines for making a surprise appearance on Drake's VIEWS, as two of his classic tracks were sampled on "U With Me?", produced by 40 and Kanye West.
Drake is currently seated in his usual seat next to the Raptors bench in the Air Canada Centre, anxiously watching his team battle it out against the Indiana Pacers in the deciding game of the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
Kanye West is back with the twitter fingers. Tonight, he decided to clear up the claims that his upcoming album, Waves, will be “the best of all-time,” which he originally stated last week.
Since 2011, Drake and The Weeknd have dominated the thriving hip-hop/R&B scene in Toronto, though their relationship hasn't always been squeaky clean. Now, with The Weeknd's new album out today, and Drake's following soon after, the spotlight has never been brighter. Will Drizzy and The Weeknd continue to feed off each other? Or will the two finally go their separate routes.
The Tupac biopic "All Eyez On Me" is really happening. With distinguished music video guru Benny Boom now signed as the film's director, the film has also found its Tupac and Biggie. Little known actor Demetrius Shipp, Jr. will portray Tupac. Jamal Woolard will reprise his role of Biggie from the 2009 film "Notorious."
In late 2014, Rolling Stone held an in-depth interview with Prince at his Paisley Park estate that had never seen the light of day until now. In the wake of Prince's shocking death last month, that interview has inspired Rolling Stone to publish a "lost cover story" on the late musical icon.
UPDATE: Noah "40" Shebib has reposted the snapshot of the VIEWS production list originally shared by Drake to his own Instagram. In the caption of his post, 40 acknowledges some additional producers that aren't included in Drake's list. Those names are: Metro Boomin, Vinylz, Hagler (Marvin Thomas), Jordan, OZ, CueBeatz, and Di Genius (Jamaican dancehall producer).
In recent times, Forbes' annual list of hip hop's five wealthiest artists has become less of a race and more of an established pantheon, and this year's no different. With the exception of two artists switching between the fourth and fifth spots, 2015's list is identical to last year's.
Rick Ross has entered the emoji game. Officer Ricky announced Thursday afternoon via Instagram that he has partnered with Moji Keyboard -- who has created emoji packs for the likes of Fetty Wap, The Game, A$AP Ferg, Lil Dicky, Fabolous, Future, iLoveMakonnen, and Dennis Graham (Drake's dad) -- to create a custom array of 83 emojis specific to Ross' brand.
It’s been a long time coming for the boys from Flatbush, NYC, but the time has finally arrived. With the clock striking midnight, Flatbush Zombies’ highly anticipated debut album 3001: A Laced Odyssey was made available for purchase on iTunes.
Released at the beginning of last month, Drake's "One Dance" has reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its third week on the chart. The single has been even more dominant across the pond, as it has been reported that "One Dance" will spend its third consecutive week atop the U.K. singles chart. In fact, "One Dance" was streamed 7.86 million times in the U.K.
According to a recent report put out by the New York Daily News, Bobby Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, was released from prison on bail. The report was shared by other major outlets, and news of Shmurda's alleged freedom is currently spreading across social media.
As of April, Blac Chyna is engaged to Rob Kardashian. Rob K. is the half-brother if Kylie Jenner, who is currently dating Tyga, Chyna's ex-fiance and current co-parent. While Tyga claims it is all good between him and Chyna, their tenuous truce is being tested by the apparent existence of a Blac Chyna-Tyga sex tape that is now reportedly being shopped around.
Without so much as an announcement, Gucci Mane has taken to iTunes today to drop a new album, Meal Ticket, a combination of his Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Dessert projects that results in one monstrous tracklist.
Forbes, #1 producer of lists of wealthy people, is back with another category of the wealthy. This one is called “Hip Hop Cash Princes,” specifically ranks the rising under 30 stars who have already managed to start a solid bankroll for themselves. Without further ado, the Hip Hop Cash Princes Of 2016: 1) Boi-1da 2) Dej Loaf 3) Fetty Wap 4) G-Eazy 5) Joey Bada$$ 6) Little Dicky
Writer and former music video vixen Karrine Steffans has received a great deal of fame in the hip-hop world, for her role in music videos as well as her liaisons with certain rap superstars, including Lil Wayne, with whom she had a lengthy and dramatic relationship, documented in her 2013 book "How to Make Love to a Martian." In a new essay published by the online magazine xoJane -- written i
Ouch. Blac Chyna got hit hard this weekend. Police have reportedly told TMZ that Chyna's house in Tarzana was broken into and robbed of $200,000 worth of cash and jewelry. Her fiancé, Rob Kardashian, who is also staying at the house, called the cops upon discovering the stolen goods.
Montana of 300 has been next up out of Chicago for a minute now. He recently put out Gunz n Roses, a joint album with Talley of 300, but the album people are really waiting on is Fire in the Church. We knew the album was coming sometime 2016, and now Montana has shared a release date: May 6.
Kanye West made a killing earlier this year by hosting a pop up shop selling what is basically tour merchandise for The Life of Pablo. It was only available to people in the greater New York area who could get to Manhattan during the two day period it was open, but the shop still raked in over $1 million (according to Kanye, at least).
Even though he’s been featured on a ton of new songs these past few months, most notably on the intro for Kanye’s latest album The Life Of Pablo, Chance The Rapper hasn’t released a solo project in a hot minute. But good news fam, that may be changing here later this month.
Since basically nobody saw Beyonce's Lemonade coming, in the sense that it would be a public airing of Jay Z's dirty laundry, it was a common assumption that Jay Z didn't see it coming either -- both during Sunday's premiere of the visual album and the ensuing fallout, which largely taken the form of an internet witchhunt for "Becky with the good hair."
Young Thug's illuminating new profile in GQ confirms what we suspected all along: the man gives negative fucks. He burnished his DGAF reputation last night when, out of nowhere, he posted a picture of The Game's daughter to Instagram. “Such a cutie," he wrote. "Wish she was my kid!!”
In case you missed it, Drake & Zane Lowe were originally supposed to kick off Thursday night’s #VIEWS festivities by sitting down for a “major” interview on OVO Sound Radio Ep. 20 at 10:45 PM EST, where Drizzy would premiere his new album for the first live on air, before making it live on iTunes following the show at midnight.