Drake just dropped off a surprise album called "If You're Reading This Its Too Late".
A Track-By-Track Guide To Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Mar 16, 2015 at 07:17 PM 66,912 Views
Last night, Kendrick Lamar, or someone at Interscope, perhaps, released To Pimp a Butterfly a week ahead of its initial March 23 release date. Already the most anticipated album of the year, Kendrick's follow-up to Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City is unlike anything he's ever done, though it could've only come from the man himself.
On 2009's "Successful," a young Drake rapped, "Diss me, you’ll never hear a reply for it," creating somewhat of a mission statement for his career from there on out. In a way, those words were accurate, as Drizzy rarely (if ever) calls out anyone by name in his music, but more accurately, he's become known as the king of the sneak diss, the sultan of the subliminal shot.
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.
We're very excited today to debut our first-ever digital cover story, with Mr. Wonderful himself, Action Bronson.
Travi$ Scott is currently winding down his "Rodeo Tour" alongside Young Thug. The inspiration for the tour comes from actual Texas rodeos--soundtracked by two of the wildest rappers in the game. And Travi$ expects the crowd to be all the way turnt up. During a recent stop in Chicago, Travi$ addressed a particularly lethargic crowd, saying he felt like he was "at a motherfuckin' J.
Curren$y Reveals Art For "Pilot Talk 3" [Update: Release Date Announced] Feb 12, 2015 at 01:45 PM 24,752 Views
While there is no exact release date scheduled for the project as of yet, Curren$y took to Instagram to reveal "just a sample" for Pilot Talk 3. Spitta's Instagram post contained the following caption : Just a sample..... Prepare yourselves.... #pilottalk3 #jlr @dbwuzhere on the illustrations ... Thank him for the visual work on the previous pilot talks
Young Thug Confirms His Next Project Is Called "Carter 6," Previews Remix Of Lil Wayne's "Grindin'" Mar 17, 2015 at 02:25 PM 68,623 Views
Who knew Carter 6 would come out before Carter 5? Better yet, who knew Carter 6 would be performed by anyone other than Lil Wayne himself.
For those of you who thought you'd never see a Carter VI, its now looking like a real possibility-- though it won't be Lil Wayne on the mic. According to Young Thug-- who has continuously cited Wayne as his sole influence --his next project will be titled Carter VI.
Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find. Many rappers, like Juicy J or Lil Wayne, have made it clear in their music that they love getting fucked up.
T-Pain Shuts Down The Fader Fort At SXSW [Update: Watch Full Sets From Big Sean & Migos] Mar 21, 2015 at 02:16 PM 16,359 Views
T-Pain: still got it!!! The Toast of Tallahassee took the stage last night for a surprise performance at the FADER Fort at SXSW. Backed by a live band, he performed 42 songs in all, a mixture of his old bangers and material from his upcoming album Stoicville: The Phoenix with a few Kanye West, Rick Ross, and R. Kelly covers sprinkled in for good measure.
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 the rise of social media, we can only wonder if artists would have the balls to say the things they say via Instagram and/or Twitter in real ass life. The social media age has made it all too easy for artists and the average person alike to throw shade whenever they please, and then, when things get a bit rough, hit 'delete.' Fortunately, most of the time, we catch it.
Classic Rotation: Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version" Mar 28, 2015 at 06:53 PM 1,455 Views
Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version turns 20 today. Rap music’s most eccentric figure isn’t here to celebrate the occasion, but he did leave behind a phenomenal LP during his time here on earth.
This Monday, Action Bronson dropped his madcap, adventurous debut album Mr. Wonderful. Although it was a little less sample-driven than his prior mixtapes, its live instrumentation was still often based around skeletons of existing songs taken from far-flung genres, as is Bam Bam's habit.
Did Young Thug Diss Rich Homie Quan On Stage? [Update: Young Thug Denies Any Beef] Mar 12, 2015 at 02:17 AM 116,726 Views
Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan have made some beautiful music together, so we were a bit disappointed to hear that Rich Homie Quan was planning to work on solo material rather than further pursuing the Rich Gang project. It seems as though Young Thug may feel similarly, according to a statement he made on stage during his Rodeo tour with Travis Scott.
Last week was a great one to be a hip-hop fan, but a bad one to be a record label executive. To Pimp A Butterfly has some considering it a classic already, and we have a new Earl Sweatshirt album to look forward to next week. Sony and Interscope may have gotten put on blast, but it's OK: Chris Brown's off probation.
Ducko McFli's stock is quickly rising in this rap game, thanks to a co-sign from Mike WiLL Made It and a few choice placements, namely on Drake records. The producer recently put out his first single via Ear Drummers, the ambitious "I'm Serious" featuring Problem, Snootie Wild and Reese. We say "ambitious" because of the maniacal laughter that's sampled on the hard-hitting record.
Kevin Gates Talks On Prison Life, Tattoos & The Time He Got A Brick With Elvis' Face On It Apr 2, 2014 at 05:20 PM 91,318 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.
Now that we've officially ushered in 2015, we can expect Coachella to go down sooner rather than later. The yearly music fest has announced their typically massive three-day line-up today, with tickets going on sale in a day's time.
There is somewhat of a divide between a club banger and a mainstream, popular hip-hop song, however, often times, the two overlap. The ever trust-worthy Urban Dictionary describes “club banger” as a term “used to describe a song to get all da bitches in the club movin.
In recent years, hip-hop artists have become more and more tatted as the trend continues to grow. Once upon a time, the average rapper may have had a few selective tats on their bodies, but it's now a usual sight to see emcees with fully tatted chests, sleeves, backs and even tattoos on the face. Artists such as 50 Cent, Tyga, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa exhibit this perfectly.
Travi$ Scott Says His Debut Album "Rodeo" Is Dropping In March Jan 15, 2015 at 05:49 PM 26,583 Views
What's the most Travi$ Scott way to announce an album release? Dropping hints in an interview with a fashion magazine. That's exactly what the fashion-forward MC/producer has done today, as a publication called CR Fashion Book now holds the answers to a tentative Rodeo release month. According to Scott himself, his debut album will be out in March.
Three 6 Mafia offshoot Da Mafia 6ix is well-established as champion of that dissonant, epic Memphis trap sound. Here they submit their newest project, Watch What U Wish..., a 19-track album of nothing but absolute bangers. Watch out for what appear to be previously unreleased verses from the late Mafia member Lord Infamous.
After Pharrell and Robin Thicke were forced to pay a $7.3 million sum to Marvin Gaye's family for copyright infringement, many producers, Pharrell included, are worried about what the verdict means for hip-hop's future. A keynote speaker at SXSW, RZA recently shared his thoughts on the "Blurred Lines" verdict and provided a solution that might curb a potentially slippery slope.
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