In Young Chop's recollection of the making of "Don't Like," Durk opted out, Reese opted in.
Marvel Remixes 8 More Album Covers: Future, Clipse, Curren$y, Drake, & More Oct 2, 2015 at 05:49pm 43,799 Views
Marvel has been repeatedly endearing itself to hip hop fans the last few months with their impossibly cool remixes of well-known hip hop album art as comic book covers. Their last batch tackled the likes of 2Pac, Jay Z, Mos Def -- this time, they rework covers from such hip hop veterans as Missy Elliott, Geto Boys, and Redman along with a few newer faces.
Even as little as nine months ago, no one would have really expected Birdman and Lil Wayne to beef.
Mack Maine & Birdman Sued For Erroneous "Ethan Couch" Cover Art Oct 30, 2015 at 02:11pm 11,716 Views
Last year, Young Money President Mack Maine released a track called "Ethan Couch," named after the Texas teen who, in summer 2013, killed 4 people and injured 2 others while drunk driving.
Kevin Gates Talks On Prison Life, Tattoos & The Time He Got A Brick With Elvis' Face On It Apr 2, 2014 at 05:20pm 143,779 Views
Kevin Gates recently dropped off By Any Means, a free album that was also available on iTunes and managed to debut at #17 on the Billboard 200. Gates is very open in his lyrics, and so if you are a fan you probably know quite a bit about his personal life just from listening to his music. Nonetheless, there is still some mystery surrounding Gates.
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.
After sharing the video to his hot new track, "Dope'd Up," Tyga has given us the lowdown on his upcoming mixtape, Rawwest Nigga Alive. The release of T-raww's third project of the year is right around the corner, arriving on November 27, aka Black Friday. Find the mixtape's cover art in the above gallery, and check out the tracklist below.
It's Weezy season, y'all. Late last night, Wayne announced that his fans shall have to much to be grateful about on this coming Thanksgiving, as he plans to serve up No Ceilings 2, the sequel to his beloved mixtape from 2009, on a platinum platter.
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.
Marvel Remixes Album Covers From Nas, The Roots, & Pete Rock & CL Smooth Jul 26, 2015 at 12:00am 17,175 Views
In a stroke of branded content genius, Marvel is planning to release 50 reimaginations of classic rap album covers as comic book covers featuring characters from the Marvel universe.
OVO Sound Radio is back tonight with its 10th episode. The last episode was two weeks ago, on Halloween, and included a mini-mix from grime emcee Skepta and an extended mix from DJ Khaled.
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.
Recorded nearly 20 years ago, "California Love" hasn't aged a day, still a reliable track as any to bump while whipping down the freeway or to revive a languishing party. But according to Tupac Shakur's fellow Outlaw E.D.I. Don, Tupac was never supposed to be a part of the record.
Over the past couple weeks, Jeezy has been dropping off new content for us daily in preparation of his eighth studio album Church In The Streets. Well, it looks like that trend will come to an end today as the album was just made available for purchase on iTunes.
Chris Brown Painted A Portrait Of Chinx For French Montana's Birthday Nov 11, 2015 at 12:54pm 37,386 Views
French Montana's 31st birthday went down earlier this week, and while the Coke Boy has a lot to celebrate, the death of his friend and collaborator Chinx this spring still feels pretty fresh.
The Game Hates On Billboard's "Greatest Rappers" List, Shares His Own Top 10 Nov 22, 2015 at 03:04pm 65,274 Views
If you've listened to The Game's music, you know he always does his part to pay homage to those who did it before him, so when it comes to the conversation of "the greatest rappers of all time," he has a strong opinion.
For those of you late in the game, after premiering this past winter at Sundance, the documentary “Fresh Dressed” is now available to the public. Directed by Sacha Jenkins, the film is an incredibly dope example of the multifaceted culture that is, hip-hop. The film maps the history of hip-hop in connection to fashion, all within the evolving framework of the Black community.
It looks like there’s been a little set back in Kevin Gates’ upcoming album Islah. Originally set to arrive December 11, the Louisiana rapper took to twitter Thursday night to announce that the album will now be dropping January 29th instead.
Marvel Reworks Album Art From Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar & Kool Keith Sep 13, 2015 at 01:08am 21,305 Views
This summer, Marvel has fully entered the hip-hop world by reimagining a ton of classic hip-hop album covers and inserting their superheroes and supervillains into the artwork. The results have been highly enjoyable. This time, Marvel only gives us 3 new covers, compared to past installments of 27 and 9, but we're dealing with some classics.
R Kelly Reveals "The Buffet" Track List, Cover Art, Release Date Nov 12, 2015 at 11:14am 12,147 Views
After dropping a pair of promising singles in “Backyard Party” and “Switch Up,” R Kelly shares the tracklist, cover art, and release date for his 12th studio album The Buffet. The album will feature the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko, Juicy J, Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Tinashe, and it will drop on December 11.
Something about the current configuration of the major label industry has proven particularly unfair for R&B auteurs. The-Dream has only managed to sputter out inconsistent EPs since his critically adored, commercially underperforming Love (Hate, Vs. Money, and King) trilogy. A similar outcome for Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange has seemingly forced its creator into hermitage.
The Game isn't in the best of spirits today, and we don't blame him, as one of his nicest whips was just beaten and vandalized. Luckily, he caught the incident on camera, and he's asking for help to find the vandal.
We're actually a bit surprised it hasn't happened sooner, but it looks like a Young Thug and Rihanna collaboration may be underway, or possibly already on the way?
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.
Majid Jordan quickly catapulted to the top-tier of the electronic/production game, thanks to a Drake co-sign/OVO deal. The duo, consisting of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, soon released their first offering under the OVO umbrella, an EP called A Place Like This.