Kevin Gates announces a new album, "Islah," with an expected release date.
As the most popular female rapper since... basically ever, Nicki Minaj faces more than her fair share of hurdles in the media.
Safaree Samuels was caught in the hail fire that was Meek Mill's twitter rant two nights ago. The former boyfriend of Nicki Minaj received a slight when Meek tweeted, "This nigga SB was twerking mannnnnnnn....i always thought u was gay letting Ya girl do all that shit with niggas while yall where together! Lol," before he went on to throw daggers at Drake.
Louisville's Bryson Tiller came out of nowhere at the end of last year with his breakout hit, "Don't." The song began really blowing up this year, but not before Tiller had received cosigns from artists such as Drake and Timbaland. Before releasing his debut album, T R A P S O U L, which reached No.
J. Cole always makes an effort to give back to his supporters. Earlier this year, he made good on the promise of attending a fan's graduation, and this week he visited a young man who's been battling cancer.
All 14 Songs From The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" Have Now Charted Sep 10, 2015 at 03:31pm 28,847 Views
Betweeen "Can't Feel My Face," "Earned It," and "The Hills," The Weeknd was already dominating the charts before Beauty Behind the Madness even came out. But few could have predicted the utter dominance that has gone down since the album dropped -- every song on the album has spent time on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top 50 as of the most current (Sept. 19) edition.
Drake loves to play tastemaker, especially when he's broadcasting the up and coming sounds of his hometown for all of the hip hop world to hear. Social media and now OVO Sound radio are his primary platforms for spotlighting promising Toronto artists.
Some of the more brutal memes that sprung up in the wake of Drake's Meek Mill diss tracks were the ones shouting "R.I.P." or insinuating that Meek's career was dead.
If Def Jam taught us anything, it's to respect the DJ. The DJ is responsible for the perpetuation of the art form that is hip-hop. Without DJs, there'd be no medium for the streets and masses to access the music they crave.
Early yesterday morning, Meek Mill revealed to the world that Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O." was co-written by a guy named Quentin Miller. Jaws dropped, twitter exploded, and many debated whether Drake was still eligible for "best rapper" status. Really though, it wasn't truly a "reveal," as Miller's name appeared on the song's credits in the DWMTM packaging.
The art of rapping started off in the form of spoken word and poetry, but you don't hear a lot of "poetry" in modern-day popular rap. This could be for a multitude of reasons. For starters, the club doesn't want to put you to sleep. And Neither does the radio. For whatever reason, songs that make you think don't seem to have wheels in 2015. But that's okay though, 'cause we got you.
It looks like Lil Wayne is prepping up some new material for us. In a recent Snapchat recorded by Young Money artist Stephanie Acevedo, Weezy was spotted in the studio recording a remix to his labelmate Drake’s hit record “Back To Back."
The time has come. The Weeknd’s highly anticipated second studio LP, Beauty Behind The Madness, has officially dropped on iTunes today. Laced with 14 records, the follow up to 2013’s Kiss Land features guest appearances from Ed Sheeran, Labrinth, and Lana Del Ray. Meanwhile, production is handled by the likes of Kanye West, Mike Dean, Max Martin, and more.
In similar fashion as Jadakiss & ILovemakonnen, Freddie Gibbs also released a new retail project today called Shadow Of A Doubt, which is available now on iTunes.
Future's Yams-Dedicated "Thought It Was a Drought" Video Is Directed By A$AP Ferg Nov 6, 2015 at 01:26pm 30,146 Views
Future seems content to give a video to every track off DS2, and the next one to get a visual will be the album's opener, "Thought It Was a Drought." Future has shared a few snapshots from the video shoot, revealing that the video will be directed by A$AP Ferg and dedicated to the late A$AP Yams.
Nowadays the lines are becoming blurred as to who is a rapper and who is a singer. Not only are genres being bent in different directions, so that it's not uncommon to find an EDM influence (or folk, if it's Yelawolf) in a rap song and vice versa, but vocals are being bent in every which way as well.
We know you're probably sick of all the year-end lists from last year, but we're already in the second month of 2015, and we're hypothesizing who will get their big break in the coming months. This time last year, Bobby Shmurda came across a particularly fiery Jahlil Beats production on YouTube. Months later, iLoveMakonnen would see Drake remixing his song on Instagram.
After announced a new tour yesterday, Kid Cudi shared the tracklist for his upcoming album Speedin' Bullet to Heaven this morning.
After dropping off various records over the past week, Jhene Aiko’s older sister, bka Mila J, decides to unleash her latest body of work today called The Waiting Game.
50 Cent Says Bullet Lodged In His Tongue Is "Great For Oral Sex" Nov 8, 2015 at 12:00am 30,919 Views
50 Cent seems to be pulling eyebrow-raising stunts on the daily. Sometimes he's good for a laugh, oftentimes he's trolling for attention. This most recent instance...well, you decide.
It's written in hip-hop lore: The story of a Detroit kid who fought severe personal poverty in hip-hop's battle underground, all the way to mainstream dominance. There's arguably been no other hip-hop star that's reached the level of cultural omnipresence that Eminem has at the turn of the millennium. He was hip-hop's greatest hopes and society's biggest fears all in one.
Jadakiss Shares "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" Release Date & Album Cover Oct 30, 2015 at 12:53pm 16,508 Views
We knew Top 5 Dead or Alive was on the way, and Jadakiss has just confirmed that we'll be getting his fourth studio album in three weeks, on November 20. He also shared the album's cover, which shows a bronze bust of Jada himself. It seems the cover is a photo of the same bust that Jada unveiled at a recent Def Jam event in honor of T5DOA.
Last August, a private jet company, Signature Group, filed a lawsuit against Lil Wayne for unpaid payments on a jet he leased over a three year span. Weezy claimed he never signed a contract with the company, but unfortunately a judge wasn’t buying his side of the story and ruled in favor of the Signature Group BIG time.
Update: Drake has officially announced the mixtape. After weeks of rumors & speculations, which included a fake countdown that turned out to be one big troll job on Friday night, Drake has finally confirmed the news that what we've all been waiting to hear, that his mixtape with Future is indeed on the way.
How the hell did we make it through fifty percent of 2015 already? June has seemingly crept up out of nowhere, marking the halfway checkpoint of a year that, so far, has been ripe with exceptional releases from some of hip-hop’s brightest emcees.