Akon announces the launch of the Akon Lighting Africa Initiative.
Yesterday, May 21, would've been The Notorious B.I.G.'s 43rd birthday. As the hip-hop world reminisced on his career, and what could've been, Biggie's daughter, T'yanna Wallace, took the time to field questions from fans on what the occasion meant to her and her family and how she sees her father's legacy.
If you grew up in Canada, the Much Music Video Awards are a big deal. Drake and The Weeknd, who both grew up in Toronto, likely spent their formative years watching the station, so they should be happy to hear they've earned a few nominations-- Abel leading the pack with 6.
If you thought Meek Mill's Dreams Are Worth More Than Money would never come out, Meek posted eleven Instagram videos during his studio session last night. Nice to see Meek in the studio putting in work, and also nice to get a taste of what we'll be hearing when DAWMTM drops (allegedly) this summer.
Depending on when you were born, you might see as Ice Cube as one of two people. The first one, for our younger readers, is the lovable character from "Barber Shop," "Are We There Yet?" or "21 Jump Street." For our older audience, it's probably the angry gangster rapper who was a member of N.W.A. and released The Predator.
As we reported on the other month, Drake's OVO Fest wasn't awarded government funding this year, although last year the organization, Celebrate Ontario, granted the annual music fest $300,000. However, OVO is still benefiting from the kindness of the Canadian governement. OVO Sound has received a grant from the Ontario Music Fund, although the sum isn't quite as large.
Miguel's follow up to 2012's Kaleidoscope Dream is due out in just over a month, and just now, the singer/songwriter shared the album artwork. WILDHEART arrives on June 30th, and you can view the nudity-inclusive artwork via his tweet below. #WILDHEART pic.twitter.com/OhOVrw3Bjh — Miguel (@Miguel) May 18, 2015
As planned, Rico Love released his long awaited debut album today called Turn The Lights On.
We got a surprise back in March when the first trailer for the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring film "Southpaw" dropped with a snippet of a new Eminem song attached. As the film also stars 50 Cent, we should've guessed that Shady Records was involved in some way.
We sensed this was coming, but now it's confirmed: Migos won't be dropping YRN Tha Album on the originally announced release date of June 16th. In a new press release, they announce that it's now scheduled to arrive on July 31.
Yesterday (May 19), Drake announced the schedule for the second annual OVO-run Houston Appreciation Weekend (HAW), which kicks off tomorrow (May 21) with a Bun B tribute event and ends Sunday (May 24) with a Drizzy/Future "Jungle" show and a Boosie Badazz after-party.
Quality Control Music Announces Partnership With Capitol And Motown May 20, 2015 at 01:48pm 5,839 Views
Last week, we were rather shocked to hear OG Maco say that he'd signed a major label deal. What about his deal with Quality Control, the label founded by Coach K and Pee Thomas that's also home to Migos? Now the situation's been cleared up, as QC has announced that it's partnering with Motown Records and its parent company, Capitol Music Group.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, otherwise known as The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn on May 21, 1972. He grew up as an only child in the Clinton Hill area to his parents Voletta Wallace, a Jamaican preschool teacher, and George Latore, a welder and Jamaican politician.
To promote his critically acclaimed sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar will be stopping by the Ellen Show next week to make his first ever day time appearance on television
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards went down this past weekend, and after watching some great performances from Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and others, you can now view the full list of winners. All categories in which someone hip hop/R&B-related was nominated are below-- check the full thing here.
Young rappers are so exciting to watch. The art form provides the perfect structure for a young person to express themselves, and it never gets old watching another kid come up in the spotlight, releasing bits and pieces of themselves to the public through music.
Offset And Rich The Kid Give Phone Interview From Jail, Clear Up Rumors May 16, 2015 at 12:17am 24,194 Views
Offset of Migos and Rich the Kid called in to Atlanta-based Hot 107.9's Durtty Boyz radio show Friday night to give an update and clear any and all rumors following their arrest on stage at a concert at Georgia Southern on April 20.
As planned, Chicago legends Twista & Do Or Die dropped off their new collaborative EP, Withdrawal, on iTunes today.
Run The Jewels Remix Album, "Meow The Jewels," Will Feature Just Blaze & DJ Prince Paul May 19, 2015 at 08:09pm 4,779 Views
What started out as a joke is now becoming all too real.
Chelsea Celebrate Premier League Title By Singing O.T. Genasis' "CoCo" May 24, 2015 at 08:37pm 14,536 Views
Chelsea locked up a Premier League championship today with a 3-1 victory of Sunderland. They followed up a trophy-raising celebration on the pitch with a champagne-soaked, hip hop-infused locker room fiesta.
Lil B cannot be stopped. First he cursed James Harden earlier this week. Now he's announced that he will deliver a lecture at UCLA this upcoming Thursday. UCLA Students only, sorry everyone else... but where there's a will there's a way.
Led by the Kid Ink-featuring single "Baby's In Love," Jamie Foxx has been rolling out his new album for the better part of 2015, also sharing collaborations with Chris Brown and Wale along the way. Today marks Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses' official release date, so thusly, we've got a stream of Foxx's latest for you.
Hip-hop dance crazes have become a huge part of our American mainstream culture. These dances, like the “Shmoney Dance” and the “Wobble” have gone viral due to sites like YouTube, Vine and Vimeo streaming artists’ videos containing them.
Kendrick Lamar made an appearance at Adrian Younge's Linear Labs label launch last night, and while simply performing would have been a blessing in itself, the Compton rapper actually showcased some brand new material.
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