Rick Ross didn't tweet/gram about their party enough.
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Inspired by the teacher who used Kendrick Lamar’s TPAB lyrics in his English class a few months back, a Philadelphia website, ogeewoogee.com, has decided to create an annual “Be Alright” scholarship fund for the students at High Tech High School in New Jersey.
Frank Ocean's cancellation of his headlining FYF Fest performance is just one of the ways he's disappointed fans recently (where's the album?), but luckily, the proven showman Kanye West stepped in for Ocean, and made sure to make up for his absence with a special surprise for the crowd -- Rihanna.
Between the unmitigated success of "Straight Outta Compton" and of its soundtrack, Dr. Dre has had a huge month. But theses successes have stirred up memories of the grisly assaults on women he allegedly perpetrated in the early '90s, while he was a member of N.W.A.
When Chief Keef fathered his first of many children at the young age of 16 and promptly got served with a request for child support, it was a sign of things to come for him.
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Just hours after I heard it blare from speakers behind the counter of a Subway on my lunch break, The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" has officially achieved the benchmark that we've all been expecting it to reach: the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Billboard reports that the song just dethroned OMI's "Cheerleader," which spent four weeks at the top.
The Travi$ Scott Action Figure From The "Rodeo" Cover Is For Sale Aug 21, 2015 at 12:24pm 20,072 Views
Earlier this week Travi$ Scott unveiled the Rodeo cover, which features his likeness as an action figure. According to Scott, the action figure was not created solely for the cover and will soon be available for purchase.
Lil B made meme history when he tried out for the Golden State Warriors' D-League team in Santa Cruz a few years back. Unfortunately, he didn't make the cut, but it hasn't stopped him from giving up on his dreams of living the Hoop Life.
Bryson Tiller has been making shockwaves reverberate far beyond the cozy confines of his Louisville hometown. After dropping the "Don't" video yesterday, he announced that his upcoming album T R A P S O U L will hit stores on October 2nd.
It looks like Wale is hitting the small screen this Summer. On Thursday night, TBS announced that they will be running a “Seinfeld Remix” all Summer long on their station and who better to host it the show than Jerry’s good friend, and hip-hop star Wale.
The backyard patio at Alife in Manhattan's Lower East Side reeked of weed and anticipation as hundreds of fans patiently waited for Jay Rock to come out and share 90059, the culmination of four years of hard work. When he finally hopped up on the mini-stage in a white tee, he wasted no time getting into it.
There was a time when Cash Money was in fact the strongest label in hip-hop. We're talking before unpaid producers and disgruntled artists, before feuds and lawsuits, basically before any of the negatives that cripple the label today. Cash Money used to be a label that every rapper would dream of joining, as it usually meant instant super-stardom.
The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness is out today, and there were a ton of talented hands on the project. Of course, you know the megastars like Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, and Lana Del Rey, but there are also a slew of lesser known producers and writers that helped to shape this massive 2015 release.
French Montana "Mac And Cheese: The Album" Release Date Revealed Aug 28, 2015 at 02:54pm 9,859 Views
French has been making the interview rounds, appearing yesterday on Hot 97 and The Breakfast Club, which tends to signals that new material on the way. Indeed, during the taping of a Rap Radar Podcast episode that will air next Tuesday, he told YN and B. Dot that Mac and Cheese: The Album has a release date of October 30.
Almost a year and a half ago, Chinx (who had just shed the "Drugz" part of his name) announced his debut album. He gave it the name Welcome To JFK, inspired by his proximity to Queens' John F. Kennedy airport while growing up and living in Far Rockaway.
12 Most Positive Moments From Chance The Rapper & Lil B's "Free Based" Mixtape Aug 7, 2015 at 11:56am 11,821 Views
Chance The Rapper and Lil B's collection of freestyles was released two days ago, for free. Chalk-full of positive moments from both MCs, the tracks are more proof that these are two role models hip hop could definitely use.
Although she passed away fourteen years ago at the all-too-young age of 22, Aaliyah still fervently burns like an R&B sun, atop the solar system of artists that she fuels and influences posthumously. Despite her age, her career lasted nearly a decade.
Azealia Banks Says Black Media Publications Have Damaged Her Brand Aug 24, 2015 at 01:26pm 7,723 Views
Azealia Banks has voiced her concerns about many issues of race through her Twitter account, and today she decided to criticize black media for the way they cover her, as well as their refusal to play her music. Banks argued that outlets like BET and HOT 97 allow male artists to "fuck up, rape people, murder people, have sex with underage people," without losing their support, meanwhile, Bank
By nearly quadrupling its budget in two weeks, "Straight Outta Compton" has demonstrated to studio execs that rap biopics can be extremely profitable, thus opening the door for movies about groups like the Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, & The Beastie Boys. Raekwon, for one, wants to make a Wu-Tang movie happen.
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 75,543 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."
The official release of The Weeknd's sophomore album, Beauty Behind the Madness, is right around the corner. With the album hitting shelves and the e-streets tomorrow, we're taking things back today to see how well you remember some of the r'n'b singers early material.
Baewatch was in full effect this week on Instagram thanks to Beyonce and Kehlani. There were other, lesser highlights -- E-40's "Slurricane" line of adult beverages continues to expand its sphere of influence, a couple rappers dare to go against lean culture, & Funk Volume challenges all other labels to a $500,000 rap battle.
Chance the Rapper's collaboration game is on point. After linking up with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment for Surf, Donald Glover sniping on Twitter that him and Chance have a EP in the works, and his recently announced collab with Kanye West, Chance is now saying he made a whole project with Lil B.
The Weeknd has pretty much owned the Billboard charts this summer with smash hits like “The Hills” & “Can’t Feel My Face,” so with his album dropping on Friday (8/28) it’s only fitting that the Toronto crooner graces the front cover of the magazine’s latest issue.
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