Rick Ross reveals the artwork for his upcoming "Supreme" remix.
Drake Brought Future Out To Perform "WATTBA" Tracks At Austin City Limits Oct 4, 2015 at 10:17am 20,918 Views
Just before dropping their joint project, Future brought Drake out during his set in Toronto, and last night at Austin City Limits, Drizzy returned the favor. As a result, we got to see some What A Time To Be Alive songs performed for the first time live, as the two rappers ran through "Big Rings," "Digital Dash," "Jumpman," and more.
When Vibes officially drops tomorrow, it will mark Theophilus London's first project since 2012's Rose Island Vol. 1 tape. Working on the project with Kanye West, who executive produced the album, London had some stories to share with us when he visited our NY office recently.
Just yesterday, A$AP Ferg confirmed with XXL that his follow up album to Trap Lord is nearing completion. Now, in a separate interview with Ferg, the A$AP Mob rapper reveals he's got another project in the works, to precede his sophomore as-of-now-untitled album.
Danny Brown Addresses French Montana's Claim That Lyrical Rappers Are "Broke" Aug 3, 2014 at 09:53am 71,958 Views
Rap continues to change and grow, coming to a point where songwriting isn't necessarily all about lyrics anymore.
T.I. has been selected to give a speech at the 2015 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, which recognizes outstanding achievements in humanitarian services. Though T.I.
Kanye West On "Bound 2" Video: "I Wanted It To Look As Phony As Possible" Nov 26, 2013 at 11:07am 53,238 Views
Kanye West was in New York recently, and in addition to visiting Angie Martinez at Hot 97, he also stopped by The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 yesterday morning. You know shit's going down when Charlmagne Tha God and Kanye West are in the same place, and true to form, Charlmagne doesn't hesitate in calling out Kanye on multiple levels.
New Animated T.V. Series, "House Of Wallace," Features Children Of Notorious B.I.G. Mar 12, 2013 at 12:47pm 6,799 Views
We just celebrated the anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.'s passing a few days ago, and fans of the legendary rappers continue to pay tribute to Biggie. Papoose just released a freestyle dedicated to the NY native, and he is just one of many rappers who have somehow honored the iconic rapper's death anniversary.Those who miss Biggie may be happy to hear that the Notorious B.I.G.
Machine Gun Kelly Says "There's No Way I'm Not In The Top 5" Rappers Aug 2, 2013 at 04:26pm 26,707 Views
Machine Gun Kelly has been consistently vocal about feeling under-appreciated and misunderstood in the rap game, and his latest interview with Boss Lady on SiriusXM is no different. The Bad Boy rapper spoke of his confidence in his latest mixtape, his dedicated fanbase, and the fact that he belongs in the top 5 discussion.
Immediately following their performance at tonight’s airing of the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Migos decided to announce that they have a new mixtape coming for the fans.
Rappers are storytellers of the modern age. The media often misunderstands these narrators of society, but future generations will recognize them as windows into the past. Truly talented rappers have the ability to connect with people through their words, which may or may not be written down prior to the stage of recording.
It's common knowledge that Chief Keef's raps have gone downhill, especially with the release of his past two mixtapes, Bang Pt. 2 and Almighty So, which were less than sub-par, and we're not even sure they even satisfied the biggest of Keef's fans.
Jay-Z's First Week Sales For "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Surpass Projections Jul 16, 2013 at 03:53pm 184,414 Views
The numbers are in, and Jay-Z pulled through, as expected, with the #1 debut on the charts this week. Magna Carta Holy Grail actually moved more units than expected-- selling a whopping 528,208 copies opening week, according to HitsDailyDouble. The album was projected to move 350-400k, which Hov easily surpassed. Just 500,000 more units and the album will be double platinum already.
Earlier this week, Flying Lotus introduced us to his new supergroup WOKE, comprised of him, Thundercat, & Shabazz Palaces, with their first single, "The Lavishments of Light Looking" feat. George Clinton. In a new interview with Pitchfork, Fly Lo explained how the group came together, working with the P-Funk gawd George Clinton, what we can expect, and more.
YG gave us quite a scare a few weeks back when he was reportedly shot three times outside of a recording studio in Studio City, L.A.
Coming up with the right supporting beats and melody in a hip-hop track can be extremely challenging. Not to mention the time and effort it takes to make an original beat. In this day and age, artists often borrow music from other songs and build off it, to create a new and unique beat-- obviously, this is called sampling.
Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money is available on iTunes. Meek released the album's lead single "All Eyes On You" feat. Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown this week.
MC Lyte is one of those old school hip-hop legends from whom you don't expect much output these days. Lyte just released Legend, her first album since 2003's Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1, as a part of Record Store Day.
In the latest "Wild Issue" of Bullet Magazine, Kendrick Lamar chopped it up with Ben Barna about his new found fame, the success of Jay-Z, and the origins of his nickname "K. Dot". The 25-year old Compton rapper also spoke on some other topics in the full article spread, which can be read here. But for now, check out some of the highlighted points from his interview below:
Skrillex Shuts Down Reports That He Bought $5 Million Wu-Tang Album Dec 1, 2014 at 04:41pm 14,981 Views
Two things you should never count on in life are forum users and Wu-Tang affiliates, both of which were involved in a recent report that Skrillex had purchased the Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon A Time In Shaolin for $5 Million. This of course created a scenario with two unreliable narrators, and if you've seen Gone Girl, you know that never goes well.
Politickin: Who Are Rappers Supporting In The 2016 Presidential Election? Oct 14, 2015 at 01:09pm 10,208 Views
Rappers have probably never had more influence on American culture than they do now. Drake coins slang words that eventually become recognized by Webster, and Obama addresses Kanye West's presidential candidacy. Jeezy's "My President" became not just a hood anthem, but a nationally imperative hip hop track that is forever preserved alongside Obama's run into presidency.
Drake certainly puts on for his city. From his "416" tattoo, to his ambassador duties for the Raptors, Drizzy is always ready to flaunt his Canadian upbringing.
Although YMCMB is on a continuous quest to sign more and more artists, it seems like they can't keep the ones they have signed happy. Torion Sellers, a young singer who signed with the label at the age of 13, is asking to be let out of his contract with Young Money.
Jay Z Talks Competition With J. Cole & Drake, Verdict In Trayvon Martin Case Jul 24, 2013 at 03:42pm 1,649 Views
Jay Z has appeared in one more in-depth interview, following his press run for Magna Carta Holy Grail. This one's with Elliott Wilson, for Jay's own blog, Life + Times. The two-part, hour-long interview was released in full today. In the second part of his #FACTSONLY interview, Jay discusses the spirit of competition within rap, and how there has to be a balance of both respect and competition.
After almost five years without any major retail releases, Ludacris finally returns today with a brand new EP. Now available for free via Google Play, Burning Bridges finds the DTP head honcho teaming up with some of the game's biggest hitmakers for some of his most personal records to date. Give the record a list below.