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Lil Wayne hasn't revealed much on the going-ons between him and Birdman, save for a few tweets and the legal documents that surfaced after he filed his $51 million-lawsuit against Cash Money. Recently Weezy got on the phone with Rolling Stone, and opened up a bit about his current situation, including The Free Weezy Album.
Yung Gleesh Reportedly Charged With Sexual Assault [Update: He's Been Arrested] Mar 26, 2015 at 06:50pm 10,068 Views
According to a local news report from KXAN, Yung Gleesh has been charged with sexual assault stemming from an incident that took place in Austin, Texas last week.
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.
Now that we've officially ushered in 2015, we can expect Coachella to go down sooner rather than later. The yearly music fest has announced their typically massive three-day line-up today, with tickets going on sale in a day's time.
Wiz Khalifa Doesn't See His Son On His Birthday, Gets Emotional On Twitter Feb 22, 2015 at 12:25am 57,798 Views
Yesterday was the second birthday of Wiz Khalifa's son Sebastian, or Bash.
King Louie speaks the truth: “They say you can make it anywhere, if you make it in Chicago.” The city notoriously known as Chiraq has been long overshadowed by gang violence, and those fortunate enough to make it out the trap are considered heroes. You know the statistics; Chicago has more murders than the war in Iraq. To cope with the violence, the city’s youth created drill music.
Punchlines are one of the most effective tools in hip-hop, and throughout his career, Ludacris has proved himself a master of them. While perfectly capable of turning his lyrics to more serious subjects (peep "Runaway" for that), Luda has become known for his ability to perfectly set up a joke with a preceding line and then knock it down with one witty bar.
A Track-By-Track Guide To Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Mar 16, 2015 at 07:17pm 21,122 Views
Last night, Kendrick Lamar, or someone at Interscope, perhaps, released To Pimp a Butterfly a week ahead of its initial March 23 release date. Already the most anticipated album of the year, Kendrick's follow-up to Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City is unlike anything he's ever done, though it could've only come from the man himself.
Stream Three New Albums From Gucci Mane: "Breakfast", "Lunch" & "Dinner" Mar 17, 2015 at 11:59pm 910 Views
Gucci Mane continues his absolute onslaught of new releases. With three projects already on deck this year, the ATL native decides to come through tonight and surprise fans with THREE more new albums called Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Auto-tune was something of a taboo in rap, for some it may always be, but for the most part, it's been accepted as a common songwriting tool.
2Pac Letter Reveals Potential Supergroup With OutKast, Scarface, E-40 & More Feb 6, 2015 at 02:46pm 40,157 Views
Ah, what could've been. The most recent discovered treasure penned by Tupac Shakur is a letter to his friend Big Lock. Unfortunately, there's no date on the letter, but in it, Pac tells Lock that his record sold five million copies, so it's safe to assume he means All Eyez On Me, which was released February 1996. He would be killed in September of the same year.
Tech N9ne Reveals Eminem Collaboration In The Works For "Special Effects" Jan 19, 2015 at 09:53am 14,752 Views
Last week Tech N9ne announced a release date for his upcoming album Special Effects. The album is due out on May 5th, and while Tech may be putting the finishing touches on it right now, he's still missing one very essential verse. During a live show at the Diamond Ballroom, Tech revealed that he's awaiting a verse from none other than Eminem.
Future's DJ, Esco, Spent 56 Days In A Dubai Jail For Marijuana Possession Jan 28, 2015 at 06:37pm 16,029 Views
Even in more conservative American states, getting caught with marijuana for personal use usually only gets you a misdemeanor offense. In Dubai, it's a different story entirely. Freebandz's DJ Esco (Future's official DJ), recently learned that the hard way when he took the rap for some weed found in a bag at the city's airport, an event that led to him spending 56 days in jail.
We're in midst of a major shift in hip-hop right now, where rappers are taking matters into their own hands. Major labels like Interscope, Def Jam, and Atlantic Records seem to be having less control over their artists. The tide is changing, and the result is a mainly positive one. Fans are receiving music how they want, when they want, from their favorite artists without the major-label hassle.
There isn't a whole lot of consensus in the Future mixtape canon (namely because there are so many, and pretty much all of them are good), but Dirty Sprite is generally agreed upon as a strong contender for the Atlanta rapper's best non-album work. Early fans will be excited to hear the news that Fewtch is working on a follow-up to the beloved project, announcing the news on Twitter today.
Taking a page out of Nipsey Hussle's very successful book, Curren$y is planning an unorthodox release strategy for his upcoming mixtape Pilot Talk III. In addition to releasing the tape for free online, the New Orleans rapper has made a $100 package (which includes the tape on a custom USB drive, an exclusive shirt and a look book) available for pre-order.
Rich Homie Quan reportedly tried to leverage his rapper status to gain entrance to Club LIV in Miami over the weekend, and when that didn't work out, he used his fists.
When most people think of rap and hip-hop, they often only reference American artists. They’re given most of the credit when it comes to claiming the genre as their own and being responsible for its evolution, in some ways, rightly so, after all, New York was hip-hop's birthing place.
Game has been getting us hyped for his upcoming album, The Documentary 2, with big collabs with DeJ Loaf and Meek Mill. Though we've long missed the initial January 18 released date, Game tells Revolt TV that the album will be out this summer, still in time for the 10th anniversary of The Documentary. The album will be out on June 30, which also happens to be his son's birthday.
If Def Jam taught us anything, it's to respect the DJ. The DJ is responsible for the perpetuation of the art form that is hip-hop. Without DJs, there'd be no medium for the streets and masses to access the music they crave.
Fabolous released his new album, The Young OG Project, on iTunes yesterday. If you haven't purchased it as a Christmas gift to yourself yet, you can stream it first via Spotify below.
It looks like Curren$y is about to take his talents on the road again. To coincide with his upcoming album Pilot Talk 3, Curren$y has just announced that he will be embarking on a tour to promote the album.
Stream Earl Sweatshirt's New Album "I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside" Mar 23, 2015 at 10:21am 11,818 Views
After letting us hear "Wool" with Vince Staples last night, and "Grief" the other week, Earl Sweatshirt returns with his new album I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, to stream in full via Spotify.
Ludacris is a veteran in the game. Lyrics, beats, hit songs, a unique style; over his 10-plus year career he has obviously shown why he has been one of the most respected and successful stars in hip hop.
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