The song Kendrick Lamar performed on the Colbert Report in September was written specifically for the show, Terrace Martin explains.
Today, we take enjoyment from the misery of others.
Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" Reportedly Set For A Physical Release Next Month Mar 25, 2015 at 03:08pm 38,895 Views
As much as Drake insists on calling If You're Reading This It's Too Late a mixtape, it's release has been anything but.
The One Copy Wu-Tang Album Won't Be Heard By The Public For At Least 88 Years Mar 3, 2015 at 12:34pm 79 Views
The story behind Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon A Time In Shaolin gets weirder and weirder each day. By this point, you probably know that only one copy of the album has been made, and while it will be available for sale, no one has scooped it up yet (though a rumor that Skrillex purchased the album for $5 Million did circulate briefly).
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.
Tyga Announces Album Release Date For "The Gold Album" [Update: Album Is Delayed Again] Jan 21, 2015 at 03:55pm 55,815 Views
Tyga recently unveiled the DONDA-designed cover art for his new album The Gold Album, and appropriately, the album art design was reportedly made out of real gold. After airing out frustrations with his Young Money/Cash Money label, and claiming he was trying to get out of his contract and drop his album independently, it looks like he might have succeeded.
Last night Rich Homie Quan dropped off a new track with frequent collaborator Young Thug, "Homie," however those frequent collaborations may slow down a minute as Rich Homie says in a recent interview that he's going to be focusing on his solo music.
Tyga & Chris Brown Reveal Cover Art & Release Date For "Fan Of A Fan" Album [Update: Complete Tracklist Added] Jan 28, 2015 at 12:17pm 130,127 Views
Recently we saw some behind-the-scenes photos for Chris Brown and Tyga's lead single from Fan of a Fan 2 The Album, and while we wait on the official music video to arrive, the two have revealed the cover art for the upcoming album plus a release date. It's coming pretty soon, unlike Tyga's The Gold Album which just got delayed.
Ice Cube Explains Lil Eazy-E's Absence In The N.W.A Biopic, Casts MC Ren And DJ Yella Roles Jul 30, 2014 at 02:27pm 20,310 Views
Earlier this month, Lil Eazy-E, son of the deceased former member of N.W.A, made quite a fuss about not being selected to play his father in the upcoming N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" (and then later redacted his statement). Well according to Ice Cube, who's executive producing the film, Lil E was given a chance to nab the role, but "it just didn't work out."
Earlier this week, it was reported that Rich Homie Quan assaulted a security guard in South Beach, Miami before fleeing the scene James Bond-style on a speedboat. Well, it turns out the second part of that story might not be true.
Yung Gleesh Reportedly Charged With Sexual Assault [Update: He's Been Arrested] Mar 26, 2015 at 06:50pm 17,822 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 is well known by now that Iggy Azalea's first line of defense in many of her disputes and beefs is... Twitter. The latest target via social media of the raptress, who was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards this year, is the pizza chain, Papa John's.
With every XXL Freshman Class, there's bound to be MCs included who will eventually flop-- that's just the nature of trying to predict who will break out in the sea of up-and-coming rappers. Since the magazine began the now-prestigious list back in 2008, we've seen several former Freshmen fall off, so we've selected ten that we feel didn't live up to their potential.
Action Bronson’s new album is a bid to be considered the funniest man in hip hop. A week after Kendrick Lamar’s album has the entire culture debating race, politics, and society, Mr. Wonderful reminds us that sometimes rap can also be about wicked-funny punch lines and ridiculous one-liners as much as it can attempt to impact culture itself.
Travi$ Scott Dissed Trey Songz On Stage, And Fans Are Not Happy About It [Update: Travi$ Says There's "No Beef"] Mar 21, 2015 at 01:31pm 43,230 Views
Young Thug's recent on-stage comments were misinterpreted as a diss toward his Rich Gang collaborator, Rich Homie Quan, but his tour mate's remarks about Trey Songz leave little to the imagination. Travi$ Scott decided to end a song performance in Chicago with the declaration, "Fuck Trey Songz!" earlier this week.
Young Thug On Continuing Lil Wayne's "Carter" Series: "He Did 1 To 5, I'm Gonna Do 6 To 10" Sep 19, 2014 at 12:47pm 44,900 Views
Young Thug has been pretty up-front about Lil Wayne's influence on his music, voicing that pairing with Birdman's Rich Gang team is something of a dream come true for him.
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.
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.
Today, Young Thug confirmed that he would in fact be releasing a project called Carter 6, and people aren't happy about it, particularly Lil Wayne's daughter, Reginae Carter, who tweeted about the title earlier. While Wayne has yet to comment on the announcement, his kin has stepped in to defend his legacy, with Reginae calling Thugger "childish" for lifting the series from her father.
Snoop Dogg Reveals Cover Art For "BUSH" [Update: Release Date Revealed] Mar 10, 2015 at 09:50am 8,829 Views
After giving us a teaser trailer for the upcoming Snoop Dogg album, BUSH, set to be executive produced by Pharrell, Snoop follows up with official album art today. Keeping in the same theme as the trailer, the cover art has an array of green bushes with a blue dog in the foreground munching some bush (lol). It's pretty cool cover art.
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.
Swae Lee Of Rae Sremmurd Arrested For Driving With Suspended License Oct 7, 2014 at 10:46am 36,117 Views
It's been somewhat of mystery as to the age of the two brothers that make up Mike WiLL Made It's buzzing duo Rae Sremmurd. Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy look youthful, but have joked in many interviews that they're 35-years old. Well, if you didn't know before, you will know now. Swae Lee was caught driving with a suspended license, and the 19-year old rapper was hauled off for it.
While earlier this week it seemed that things were going south for online streetwear distributor Karmaloop, they may have found a way out of their imminent bankruptcy.
Most of the time when we hear about domestic violence, the woman tends to be on the receiving end of the battery, but that wasn't the case with Ray J and girlfriend Princess Love.
Immortal Technique and his manager were arrested Thursday for the alleged assault and robbery of two street vendors who were selling merchandise featuring Technique's trademarked logo without his expressed permission.
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