Nardwuar's next interview will be with his fellow Canadians, Drake and Noah "40" Shebib.
Drake doesn't do too much press these days. This past September, he appeared on the cover of FADER's 100th issue and participated in his first interview since February 2014, when he was the subject of a controversial feature in Rolling Stone that might've led to a squabble with Jay Z.
It looks like fans can start to look forward to an upcoming mixtape from Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates. On Wednesday night, the “2 Phones” rapper revealed that “they,” aka his label, won’t allow him to release another album until next February so he’s going to give his fans the sequel to his Murder For Hire mixtape with DJ Holiday in the meantime.
Nas' best album is Illmatic. Mobb Deep's best album is The Infamous. For other hip hop artists, it is not so easy to determine their "best album," let alone declare it aloud with no risk of being rebutted and/or sucked into a ferocious debate by someone within earshot.
Riding a huge wave of hype based on a few excellent singles, Post Malone has really been maximizing the marketing for his album, giving us each bit of information separately. A few weeks ago he revealed the cover art for his mixtape, a flame-filled, red-tinted shot of the singer with a cigarette in his hand.
Birdman's been trending heavily thanks to his unintentionally-hilarious "interview" with The Breakfast Club.
Dancehall artist and Drake collaborator Popcaan was reportedly arrest during a performance in Antigua yesterday, according to multiple reports.
Rapper T-Wayne found a nice slice of the viral fame pie with his single "Nasty Freestyle," however today he's in the news for all the wrong reasons. The rapper is being accused of raping a woman, and is reportedly under investigation.
Today, one of Toronto's biggest schools, Ryerson University, held its "6-cents" spring concert. Inspired by Drake's nickname for Toronto, the cost of entry was apparently only six cents for Ryerson students.
Fans are excitedly waiting for Drake's VIEWS album, which happens to drop the same day as tickets for his "Summer Sixteen" tour with Future go on sale, no coincidence we're sure. VIEWS will actually get an early (but official) leak from Apple Music, with the album premiering on a special episode of OVO Sound Radio tomorrow.
After rocking some blue eye contacts last night to the Met Gala and sufficiently shocking us, Kanye West called into the Steve Harvey Morning Show this morning for an exclusive interview. The rapper does his usual share of venting and explaining the motives behind his actions. Mid-way through the interview, Ye discusses his twitter spat with Wiz Khalifa, saying,
Afeni Shakur, Tupac Shakur's mother, died last night at age 69 from possible cardiac arrest.
After announcing their Summer Sixteen tour on Monday, Drake and Future have already added eight more shows to meet what is surely sky-high demand. The tour now includes second dates in New York, Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Oakland, and Vancouver, as well as a third date in L.A. date.
It seems as though every time Young Dro has been in the news in the past few months, it has to do with arrests. The rapper was arrested this past January at the Atlanta airport, and now the AJC reports that a new warrant has been issued for the Hustle Gang-affiliated rapper.
Diddy and LL Cool J appear on the new episode of "Finding Your Roots," a PBS documentary by the scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to learn more about their ancestry.
This morning we reported on the unfortunate news that Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, passed away last night around 10:30 PM. The cause of her death is still unknown, although some reports say it was possibly cardiac arrest.
We attended the listening session for Post Malone’s upcoming mixtape August 26 last night, and it was lit. Hosted in an upscale lounge in Manhattan, the single room setting was populated with a mix of music journalists, record company representatives, musical artists and girls brought in by the artists.
Kanye West made a killing earlier this year by hosting a pop up shop selling what is basically tour merchandise for The Life of Pablo. It was only available to people in the greater New York area who could get to Manhattan during the two day period it was open, but the shop still raked in over $1 million (according to Kanye, at least).
Afeni Shakur's death elicited great sadness in the music community, as well as a nearly equal level of concern over what would become of Tupac's estate, which she had dutifully had managed for nearly 20 years.
Earlier this month, "Master of None" comedians Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim released a parody music video of Kanye West's TLOP single "Famous," in with they dance in front of Rome's Trevi Fountain, pose in front of the Pantheon, sample local cuisine, hump cars, and frolic in nearby flower fields and on rocky beaches. Word has it, Kanye is a fan.
Regardless of your opinion of T.I., you have to admit that the majority of the music on his Hustle Gang tapes fell somewhere between uneven at best, and total jumbled mess at worst.
Yesterday, Logic posted the first video to his new YouTube gaming channel. Speaking over an in-game clip from Metal Gear Solid, he repeatedly emphasized that he created the channel first and foremost to have fun. "I'm making this channel because I wanna have fun," he says. "I wanna have a good time... for me this isn't about money, this is about just having a good time."
A few days ago we shared an update on Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 2 product, specifically that the clothing had been indefinitely delayed but the shoes would be coming out on June 6. As more information has become available, it’s clear there’s a lot more to the this story than we first thought.
Last week a new Chinese sneaker company called Uncle Martian entered the scene. While this isn’t news in its own right, the new brand has gotten a pretty big side-eye from the industry because of its similarity to Under Armour. The Uncle Martian logo is strikingly similar to Under Armour’s.
Over the weekend Drake popped up in our news feed when we found out about Drizzy's desire to do some battle rap, specifically, he told Murda Mook he'd like to battle him. According to Mook, it was in all seriousness.
While many people may be surprised to hear it, Supreme already has nine stores around the world, and is set to open it’s 10th store in Paris very soon. The brand has always thrived on its simplicity and it’s pioneering technique of releasing very, very limited quantities of its product.
In the last 24 hours, rumors that OG Maco suffers from HIV or AIDS have spread across the internet. This afternoon, Maco released a statement via Instagram denying that he is living with any sort of "degenerative or deadly diseases."
Have you ever tried to buy a coveted sneaker on release day, multiple different retailer webpages open as you wait to refresh the page right when the shoe becomes available? This is a familiar scenario for many sneakerheads, and its become an increasingly fruitless exercise. The culprit? Bots.
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.
Earlier this month, the Dreamville crew surprised fans with the release of a new collaborative album, Revenge of the Dreamers 2, and they will keep the new music coming soon into 2016, as Cozz has just announced that he will release a new mixtape, Nothin Personal, on January 4.
When Puma proudly published their 4th quarter earnings for 2015, the numbers showed the athletic-wear brand had surpassed their projected earning by a respectable $34.5 million. Puma’s CEO was quick to point to their budding collaboration with Rihanna as a reason for the brand’s success, particularly her ability to move footwear.